Soccer

Christian Ramirez's goal makes Loons a 1-0 winner over Orlando

United FC forward Christian Ramirez was left with only a tap-in goal after sidestepping Orlando City goalkeeper Joseph Bendik on Saturday night.

United FC coach Adrian Heath beat the team that fired him after eight years.

Souhan: Loons another viable Twin Cities sports option

United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth (33) yelled to teammate Francisco Calvo after an Orlando shot on goal in the first half.

Given reason to cheer, fans at TCF Bank Stadium became impressively loud, and impressively organized.


Deric makes 4 saves, Dynamo and FC Dallas tie 0-0

Tyler Deric made four saves for his first shutout of the season to help the Houston Dynamo tie FC Dallas 0-0 on Sunday night.


Almiron, Atlanta United cruise to 3-1 win over NYCFC

Miguel Almiron scored twice in the first 23 minutes and Atlanta United beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.


Luis Enrique leaves with feeling of mission accomplished

Luis Enrique leaves Barcelona with no regrets and the feeling of mission accomplished.


Ten-Man United States books place in Round of 16 at U20 WCup

A United States team reduced to ten men sealed top spot in Group E of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Sunday with a 1-1 tie with Saudi Arabia in Daejeon, South Korea.


Anticipation high for construction to start on United FC stadium

Team owner Bill McGuire said construction could begin this summer, and he is aiming to start the 2019 season.


Dos Santos scores twice, Galaxy beat Earthquakes 4-2 win

Giovani dos Santos scored twice to push his goals streak to four games and the Los Angeles Galaxy won their third straight, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 on Saturday night.


Adrian Heath hopeful Kevin Molino and Bashkim Kadrii will return from illness early next week

United will also be without its two Costa Ricans for its next two matches.


Plato scores first goal, Real Salt Lake beats Union 1-0

Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat Philadelphia 1-0 on Saturday night to snap the Union's club-record winning streak at four games.


Ford scores first MLS goal, Rapids beat Sporting KC 1-0

Kortne Ford scored his first career goal and Tim Howard made it stand with his 24th MLS shutout in the Colorado Rapids' 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.


Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution 2-1

Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.


Neagle scores on penalty, DC United edges Whitecaps 1-0

Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute and D.C. United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.


Kevin Molino left out of Minnesota United's squad

The former Orlando City player missed out on a rematch with his old club because of illness.


Cristian Roldan scores early, Sounder beat Timbers 1-0

Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer will occasionally drop reminders to his club about last year and the qualities that eventually led to the Sounders winning the MLS Cup title.


Soccer Insider: Managerial revolving doors having positive results

Teams have shown quick turnarounds following quick trigger fingers.


Loons' average attendance? ... It's average

Minnesota United's average home game attendance of 20,781 ranks 10th among Major League Soccer's 22 franchises. The league average is 20,809.


United FC-Orlando game preview

Adrian Heath will coach against his former team.


United FC expects its home crowds to keep growing

The expansion MLS team started selling tickets late and is still averaging nearly 21,000 fans per home game.