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United sets July 17 friendly with Aston Villa; Opara unlikely for Friday

United sets July 17 friendly with Aston Villa; Opara unlikely for Friday

United veteran defender Ike Opara didn't train Tuesday because of a hit to the head and a gash over an eye he sustained late in Saturday's tie with New York City FC


United's Darwin Quintero to start vs NYCFC, Kevin Molino active

United's Darwin Quintero to start vs NYCFC, Kevin Molino active

United star Darwin Quintero returns to starting lineup after missing last week's victory at New York


Minnesota United's Adrian Heath on Allianz opener: 'This has to be about the game'

Some of the first Minnesota United fans in Allianz Field cheered from the stands ahead of Saturday's home opener.

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath knows it's a special day for Minnesota soccer with Saturday's Allianz Field opening, but he has reminded his team it has work to do


Game day at Allianz Field: What you need to know

Game day at Allianz Field: What you need to know

Minnesota United's new $250 million Allianz Field opens today with a 4 p.m. game against New York City FC. Get there early and enjoy all the festivities.


United's Darwin Quintero getting 'all the time he needs' with groin injury

United's Darwin Quintero getting 'all the time he needs' with groin injury

The Loons' key scoring threat didn't participate in Thursday's training and his status for Saturday's game at New York Red Bulls is uncertain


Minnesota United's injured Schuller is 'a lot better than we thought'

Minnesota United midfielder Rasmus Schuller was back at training in Blaine on Tuesday and looking well enough to perhaps play Saturday at New York Red

The Loons midfielder's thigh injury that kept him from Saturday's match at New England was improved at Tuesday's training. He's a possibility to play Saturday at NY Red Bulls.


United star Darwin Quintero obtains green card, opens international roster spot

Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero.

United star midfielder Darwin Quintero newly obtained green card means he'll no longer occupy an international player spot on team's MLS roster


Loons' Molino aimed toward Allianz Field debut

Orlando City midfielder Cameron Lindley (15) and Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino (18) battle for the ball during the first half of an MLS soc

Minnesota United attacking midfielder Kevin Molino hasn't played since tearing an ACL in March 2018, but he's aimed for a return in two weeks, just in time for the opening of new Allianz Field.


Minnesota United moves outdoors to prepare for game at New England

Minnesota United moves outdoors to prepare for game at New England

The Loons stay on turf to get ready for Saturday's game at New England, but get outside for the first time this season with Tuesday's training session.


Loons players make like fans with Timberwolves' Rose

Loons players make like fans with Timberwolves' Rose

United players Miguel Ibarra, Collin Martin, Ika Opara and Vito Mannone see the NBA from Target Center's front row.


Loons coach Heath contemplates change after season's first loss

Loons coach Heath contemplates change after season's first loss

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath after his team's poor first half led to its first loss Saturday to the L.A. Galaxy: "There are one or two things that give me cause for concern."


MLS, commissioner eye expansion beyond 28 teams and 2021

MLS, commissioner eye expansion beyond 28 teams and 2021

With three more cities set to be added to MLS by 2021, league Commissioner Don Garber calls wrestling with expanding beyond 28 teams "a pretty good problem to have."


Coach Adrian Heath out for tonight's game in L.A. vs. Galaxy

Coach Adrian Heath out for tonight's game in L.A. vs. Galaxy

Minnesota United try to stay perfect this young season without coach Adrian Heath, out following oral surgery earlier this week


Loons add depth, sign veteran defensive midfielder Olum

Loons add depth, sign veteran defensive midfielder Olum

The Loons sought to fill a need, acquiring help behind Ozzie Alonso at the defensive midfielder spot by signing Lawrence Olum, a veteran with ties to Minnesota soccer and coach Adrian Heath


Five Loons players headed for national-team play

Five Loons players headed for national-team play

Minnesota United management requested - and received - a bye next week when five players are called up for international duty


Reviews are in: Minnesota United players amazed, `blown away' by Allianz Field

Reviews are in: Minnesota United players amazed, `blown away' by Allianz Field

Team members talked effusively on Wednesday about their first tour Tuesday of their new Allianz Field home.


Loons get first look at new home Allianz Field

Minnesota United players went from training Tueday morning in Blaine to their first tour of new $250 million Allianz Field, which opens with an April 13 game against New York City FC.


Loons' Opara knows the way to San Jose, barely

Loons' Opara knows the way to San Jose, barely

The Loons' new center back goes back Saturday to where his MLS career all started


Loons rookie Hassani Dotson makes a little history in a matter of minutes

Loons rookie Hassani Dotson makes a little history in a matter of minutes

United's second-round pick Hassani Dotson became the team's first draft pick not chosen in the first round to play in a regular-season MLS game.


Former Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman makes his mark on the NFL Combine

Former Gophers linebacker Blake Cashman makes his mark on the NFL Combine

Former offensive tackle Donnell Greene also participated.