MN United routes FC Cincinnati 7-1

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (June 29, 2019) — On its first visit to Allianz Field, FC Cincinnati had an afternoon to forget. With temperatures reaching into the upper 80s, the Loons reached into the upper 90s, burying seven goals en route to a 7-1 rout of the expansion side in front of a sold-out crowd. Forward Mason Toye got his first MLS goal while Ike Opara contributed a brace and rookie Hassani Dotson drilled the second banger of his young career for what would be the game-winner.   Minnesota United began the game with the clear intent of taking command of it, breaking … Continue reading MN United routes FC Cincinnati 7-1

ROMAIN METANIRE NAMED A 2019 MLS ALL-STAR

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (June 24, 2019) — Minnesota United today announced that defender Romain Metanire has been selected to the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target by All-Star Head Coach James O’Connor of Orlando City. Metanire and his fellow All-Stars will take on 10-time La Liga champions Atlético de Madrid in the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target at Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Wednesday, July 31 (7:00 p.m. CT, FS1 / UniMás / TSN / TVA Sports). Metanire has been a standout player on both ends of the field for MNUFC. He leads the team with six … Continue reading ROMAIN METANIRE NAMED A 2019 MLS ALL-STAR

Loons lose for the first time at Allianz Field

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (June 2, 2019) — On a nearly perfect spring Sunday afternoon, Minnesota United hosted the Philadelphia Union but despite robust support and more than two dozen shots, MNUFC could not wrangle a win out of an open game that thrilled fans even as it disappointed the Minnesota faithful. The head coach, though, found plenty to praise when it came to the team’s effort and their will to see the game out. “I’m proud of the players,” said Heath. “I thought we were magnificent. I thought some of our play was outstanding. You know, we’ve been talking about taking our … Continue reading Loons lose for the first time at Allianz Field

Photo Gallery & Recap: MN United remains unbeaten at home

Photo Gallery On a chilly mid-May evening, Minnesota United welcomed Columbus Crew SC to Allianz Field. The visitors came in having lost six of their last seven games, while the home side carried an unbeaten home streak. Despite lacking defender Ike Opara and experimenting with Miguel Ibarra at left back, the Loons posted another clean sheet at home and kept their streak alive after Ethan Finlay scored the game-winner against his former team in the 70th minute. “I’ll settle for it if it’s three points every week,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath when asked about the low-scoring affair. “I think there’s … Continue reading Photo Gallery & Recap: MN United remains unbeaten at home

Photo Gallery: MN United still unbeaten after 1-1 draw with Seattle

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (May 4, 2019) — In a game with a little extra weight for midfielder Ozzie Alonso, Minnesota United faced the visiting Seattle Sounders at Allianz Field on Saturday night. Alonso spent the first 10 years of his career with Sounders FC before joining MNUFC this past offseason. Each team took their swings, with Minnesota United holding the slight edge early and Seattle getting the upper hand late. In the end, the result was a likely fair 1-1 draw that saw the teams split the points in front of another sold out crowd. “I thought it was an excellent … Continue reading Photo Gallery: MN United still unbeaten after 1-1 draw with Seattle

Meanwhile, in New York….MN United gets a road win

(April 6, 2019) — In its final road game before opening Allianz Field on April 13, Minnesota United traveled to the East Coast to face a perennial powerhouse on their home turf without two key pieces of its attack: midfielders Darwin Quintero and Miguel Ibarra. In response, Head Coach Adrian Heath went away from his favored 4-2-3-1 formation for a 3-4-3. The team responded by standing up to the New York Red Bulls’ best efforts and taking advantage of their opportunities to head into their inaugural home opener at Allianz Field with a 2-1 win and nine points in five road … Continue reading Meanwhile, in New York….MN United gets a road win

MN United announces Allianz Field opener

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (December 19, 2018) — Over the past two years, Minnesota United has built one of the best soccer-specific stadiums in all of North America with a fan-first approach: safe standing for its supporters, optimal sightlines throughout the stadium, fantastic food and drink options with a local twist, and architecture designed to hold noise in and provide an atmosphere that is second-to-none in the Twin Cities. And now it’s official: MNUFC will take the pitch at Allianz Field for the very first time at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 against New York City FC for a game on … Continue reading MN United announces Allianz Field opener