Photo Gallery: MN United season ends with 2-1 playoff loss

In a season where they only lost one regular season match at home in their brand new facility at Allianz Field, the timing for Minnesota United’s second loss couldn’t have come at a worse time. The playoffs. The Loons outplayed the LA Galaxy in the first half, according to head coach Adrian Heath, but could not capitalize, and wound up coming up on the short end of a 2-1 score, thus ending a hugely successful season with disappointment. Minnesota’s only goal came off the foot of Jan Gregus in the 86th minute, but proved to be too little too late. … Continue reading Photo Gallery: MN United season ends with 2-1 playoff loss

MN United plays LAFC to 1-1 draw

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (September 29, 2019) —  Its spot in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs already secured, Minnesota United entered Sunday night’s game looking to clinch a home game in the first round with a win over visiting LAFC. Full of confidence after defeating LAFC 2-0 at Banc of California Stadium earlier in the season, the Loons made life difficult for the Supporters’ Shield winners, clawing their way back after going down 1-0 to level the game and leave with a point — not as much as they had hoped for, but a nevertheless solid result against the presumptive favorites … Continue reading MN United plays LAFC to 1-1 draw

MN United clinches first ever playoff spot

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (September 25, 2019) — They left it till nearly the last minute, but the Loons defeated the visiting Sporting Kansas City 2-1 and clinched the club’s first-ever playoff berth. Sporting KC came to Allianz Field with a similar game plan as many of those who have threatened to take points from the Loons – defend in a deep block and hit on the counterattack with pace. The strategy almost paid off for the visitors as a first half goal from Botond Baráth inside of six minutes stood until the 71st minute when Osvaldo Alonso finally broke through the … Continue reading MN United clinches first ever playoff spot

Minnesota United Defender Brent Kallman Suspended and Fined for PEDs

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., (Sept. 19, 2019) – Major League Soccer has suspended and fined Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman for violating the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) Policy by testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Kallman is suspended for 10 MLS games, effective immediately, and has been fined 20 percent of his annual salary. Kallman will serve his suspension during Minnesota United’s four remaining MLS regular season matches, Minnesota United playoff matches this season, and any remaining games will be served during the 2020 MLS regular season. Per the CBA, during his … Continue reading Minnesota United Defender Brent Kallman Suspended and Fined for PEDs

Preview: MN United vs Real Salt Lake

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (September 14, 2019) –  After almost a month and three straight MLS away games, Minnesota United returns to the welcoming walls of Allianz Field for a Western Conference showdown with Real Salt Lake, presented by SeatGeek. After turning in a disappointing performance on Wednesday night in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo, the Loons will hope to regroup and respond by grabbing a resounding three points that could take them back into pole position to host a home playoff game. Separated by just a single point, Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United have been at each … Continue reading Preview: MN United vs Real Salt Lake

Quintero gets only goal in MN United win over Colorado

Click here for photo gallery Photos by Bryan Singer After having its 11-game unbeaten streak snapped by FC Dallas on Saturday, Minnesota United rebounded with a thrilling 1-0 win over the visiting Colorado Rapids in front of a raucous Allianz Field crowd. With no shortage of attacking chances, a Darwin Quintero goal in the 39th minute held as the game-winning goal for Minnesota United after another clean sheet and a solid defensive performance. The victory marked the Loons 12th MLS win of the season and pushed them over the 40-point mark, both firsts in club history. “The crowd were magnificent … Continue reading Quintero gets only goal in MN United win over Colorado