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

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