The United Beat

The United Beat


Ethan Finlay returns to action and Minnesota United 11 tonight at Nashville

Ethan Finlay returns to action and Minnesota United 11 tonight at Nashville

Veteran midfielders Ethan Finlay and Kevin Molino are back in the starting 11 tonight at Nashville on a night when Adrian Heath goes more lineup juggling by resting Kei Kamara and Robin Lod.


Molino remains out for Loons vs. Real Salt Lake

Molino remains out for Loons vs. Real Salt Lake

Loons play Real Salt Lake tonight for third time since July, second time in three weeks at Allianz Field


Newcomer Kamara starts for Loons tonight in Columbus

Loons newcomer Kei Kamara

Loons coach Adrian Heath doesn't take long to put newly acquired Kei Kamara -- MLS all-time fifth-leading scorer -- in the starting XI. He has done so tonight vs Columbus Crew SC


Loons, in Kansas City tonight, shake up lineup again

Loons, in Kansas City tonight, shake up lineup again

Coach Adrian Heath shuffled up Minnesota United's attacker and defenders because of another two-game week in which he seeks to get regulars some rest


Down `half a team,' Loons face FC Dallas shorthanded tonight

Down `half a team,' Loons face FC Dallas shorthanded tonight

Loons will play on with Mason Toye their only healthy striker and five potential starters out injured


Reynoso, St. Clair get first MLS starts tonight for Minnesota United

Reynoso, St. Clair get first MLS starts tonight for Minnesota United

The Loons will debut their new star Argentine attacking midfielder Emanuel Reynoso and 2019 first-round pick Dayne St. Clair in starting roles for the first time for each tonight against Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field with a four-game losing streak on the line.


Loons lineup shakeup continues big tonight in Houston

Loons lineup shakeup continues big tonight in Houston

Injury, rest and coach's decision all factor into a major revision of Minnesota United's starting 11 and subs tonight in Houston.


They're back: Loons play first game at Allianz Field since last October

They're back: Loons play first game at Allianz Field since last October

The Loons play their season opener five months after their scheduled one against New York Red Bulls was canceled by MLS' suspended schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Romain Metanire, Kevin Molino remain out of the 11 in tonight's MLS is Back semifinal

Romain Metanire, Kevin Molino remain out of the 11 in tonight's MLS is Back semifinal

United coach Adrian Heath is staying with Hassani Dotson at right back and Jacori Hayes in midfield for usual starters Romain Metanire and Kevin Molino recovering from injuries.


Metanire, Molino both out of Loons' starting 11 vs. San Jose

Metanire, Molino both out of Loons' starting 11 vs. San Jose

Hassani Dotson and Jacori Hayes go into tonight starting 11 in a MLS is Back quarterfinal game against San Jose and starting right back Romain Metanire and Kevin Molino both out as starters, each with a hamstring injury.


Ozzie Alonso back in starting line vs. Real Salt Lake

Ozzie Alonso back in starting line vs. Real Salt Lake

MNUFC captain Ozzie Alonso back in the defensive midfield while striker Aaron Schoenfeld gets the start and Luis Amarilla starts vs. Real Salt Lake as a substitute


Toye late starter for injured striker Amarilla in Loons' return

Mason Toye will start up front after Loons star striker Luis Armarilla, who the team said sustained a groin injury during warmups before the match aga

Captain and defensive midfielder Ozzie Alonso is out with a hamstring injury tonight against Sporting Kansas City.


Far from home, Loons' Amarilla happy to be back on green grass

Minnesota United forward Luis Amarilla celebratea a goal earlier this season.

Minnesota United striker Luis Amarilla remains more than 5,000 miles from home, but he's out of his apartment after two months stuck inside.


Loons mailbag: Pandemic will reshape worldwide transfer market, but how?

Loons mailbag: Pandemic will reshape worldwide transfer market, but how?

Just how jumbled will soccer worldwide become because of the coronavirus pandemic? In whatever ways that remain to be seen, it could benefit MLS and its teams.


Minnesota United donates $75,000 to Midway neighborhood fund

Minnesota United donates $75,000 to Midway neighborhood fund

The MLS team combined with stadium naming-rights sponsor Allianz Life to support neighborhoods around Allianz Field during this coronovirus pandemic.


With virtually no games to be played, Loons' Tyler Miller finds some in FIFA 20 tourney

With virtually no games to be played, Loons' Tyler Miller finds some in FIFA 20 tourney

Minnesota United goalkeeper Tyler Miller will give soccer supporters itching for live games something to watch in eMLS tournament that starts Sunday on Fox networks and crowns a champion May 17


Mailbag: When will we feel OK with going to a Loons match again?

Mailbag: When will we feel OK with going to a Loons match again?

With MLS now saying the season is "extremely unlikely" to start in mid-May, what does that portend for Minnesota United and the league in general?


Heath says Loons planning for the unknown 'wherever we land'

Heath says Loons planning for the unknown 'wherever we land'

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath discusses continuing talks with agents worldwide while he and his players are isolated at home and MLS play is suspended.


Loons Mailbag: Is there really competition for Emanuel Reynoso?

Loons Mailbag: Is there really competition for Emanuel Reynoso?

There are no practices or games for a second full week, but readers and Minnesota United supporters still have questions. So we answer them.


Loons' midfielder Molino has hamstring strain, home opener status in doubt

Kevin Molino

Coach Adrian Heath called Molino, who had two goals and an assist in the season's first game and a half, a probable "game-day decision."