The United Beat

The United Beat


United signs draft-pick Noah Billingsley, 'still talking' on Reynoso deal

The 18th player taken in the January SuperDraft, New Zealand's Noah Billingsley "could have the same sort of impact" draft picks Chase Gasper and Hassani Dotson had last year, United coach Adrian Heath said.


United 2020 broadcast schedule includes seven national TV games

United 2020 broadcast schedule includes seven national TV games

The Loons' other 27 games are available on FSN or FSN-Plus, with one game streamed live on Fox Go Sports.


Loons fail to sign midfielder Emanuel Reynoso on Argentina trip

Loons fail to sign midfielder Emanuel Reynoso on Argentina trip

Minnesota United technical director Mark Watson ended his second trip to Argentina in a month by heading home Wednesday without striking a deal to acquire Boca Juniors midfielder Emanuel Reynoso


Former Loon Ibarra 'did well' in trial, is back in MLS with Sounders

Former Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra is back in MLS with the Seattle Sounders.

Part of United's franchise dating to its NASL days in 2012, midfielder Miguel Ibarra turns a trial with defending MLS Cup champion Seattle into a contract after Loons did not bring him back after last season.


Heath on Amarilla's two-goal debut for Loons: `There's a lot more to come.'

Heath on Amarilla's two-goal debut for Loons: `There's a lot more to come.'

Minnesota United's newly signed striker Luis Amarilla scored twice and impressed in his debut against MLS competition Sunday in Portland.


Loons updates: Chase Gasper's USMNT debut 'everything you dream about'

Loons updates: Chase Gasper's USMNT debut 'everything you dream about'

Loons starting left back fit and hopeful after month's training with U.S. Men's National team as well as items on Mason Toye's role, Brent Kallman's form, an Emanuel Reynoso update and United's strength of schedule.


Loons trade with Chicago nets another attacking threat in Edwards

Loons trade with Chicago nets another attacking threat in Edwards

Minnesota United acquired another mid-20s player with MLS experience in a trade that sends 2018 first-round pick Wyatt Omsberg to Chicago for Raheem Edwards.


Tall striker Schoenfeld could give Loons 'extra dimension' at the goal

Tall striker Schoenfeld could give Loons 'extra dimension' at the goal

Aaron Schoenfeld is a fourth striker in the mix, in addition to newly signed Paraguayan Luis Amarilla, promising Mason Toye and draft pick Matthew Bentley.


Finlay gets the scoop: Loons to sign Aaron 'Big Celery' Schoenfeld

United adds striker depth with signing of former Columbus Crew player Aaron Schoenfeld, who's headed back to MLS after four seasons in Israel.


Minnesota United wins friendly, awaits Reynoso while Amarilla arrives

Minnesota United wins friendly, awaits Reynoso while Amarilla arrives

United defeated USL Championship team Charleston Battery 3-2 in s preseason friendly and welcomed one newcomer while waiting on another.


United still pursuing Argentina's Reynoso, wins exhibition opener 5-0

United still pursuing Argentina's Reynoso, wins exhibition opener 5-0

Striker Mason Toye scored twice in the Loons' preseason-opening victory over Florida International University while coach Adrian Heath said the team's pursuit of Argentinian attacking midfielder Emanuel Reynoso is "in the pipeline."


After turning down Loons, goalkeeper Mannone loaned to Danish team

After turning down Loons, goalkeeper Mannone loaned to Danish team

MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Vito Mannone joins, on loan, a team in Denmark's top division after he turned down two offers the Loons said would have made him their league's highest paid at his position.


Green card for Loons' Boxall, national team debut likely for Gasper

Green card for Loons' Boxall, national team debut likely for Gasper

The veteran Boxall getting his U.S. green card creates another open international spot for Minnesota United. Plus "signs are looking good" for United defender Chase Gasper to make his USMNT debut Saturday against Costa Rica.


Heath calls Rodriguez contract buyout a decision that's `never easy'

Heath calls Rodriguez contract buyout a decision that's `never easy'

Minnesota United's off-season buyout of striker Angelo Rodriguez's guaranteed contract takes him off the salary cap for a team intending to make three or more moves soon.


Loons target Argentina's Reynoso for designated player slot

Loons target Argentina's Reynoso for designated player slot

United coach Adrian Heath confirmed South American reports that his team has gone to Argentina seeking an attacking midfielder, the same spot where former Loon Darwin Quintero played.


Three United players called up to U.S. national soccer teams

Three United players called up to U.S. national soccer teams

They are among eight Minnesota United players who will travel the world to play with their national teams during the upcoming FIFA international break.


No place like home for MLS playoff teams; will Loons follow trend?

No place like home for MLS playoff teams; will Loons follow trend?

All four home teams won on Saturday's opening day of the 2019 MLS playoffs and Philadelphia follow with a dramatic comeback Sunday afternoon. Minnesota United plays host to LA Galaxy on Sunday night.


Three United players up for MLS postseason awards

Three United players up for MLS postseason awards

With winning comes recognition, and three Minnesota United players are finalists for MLS's 2019 season awards


While he waits for their return from international play, Heath wonders if there isn't better way

While he waits for their return from international play, Heath wonders if there isn't better way

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath would like to see international play bumped up so his players return sooner, particularly with the team's first playoff game approaching.


Loons decide own fate for playoff seeding in Seattle on MLS' Decision Day

Loons decide own fate for playoff seeding in Seattle on MLS' Decision Day

Minnesota United can claim second place in the West -- and two home playoff games -- with a victory today at Seattle