7 p.m. vs. Deportivo Saprissa • streamed at MNUFC.com

Time for Loons’ bench to shine

Preview: The Loons will use this midweek international friendly (exhibition) at TCF Bank Stadium to play some reserves who haven’t seen extended minutes this season. That also will give the starters a chance to rest ahead of Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake after recently playing three games in nine days. Saprissa, a Costa Rican club, lost 2-0 to the Columbus Crew and 1-0 to Argentinian club River Plate so far on its U.S. preseason tour.

– Coach Adrian Heath.

–16, when he scored 13 goals and had one assist in 71 appearances. United midfielder Johan Venegas has been on loan to Saprissa all year but is not with the team for this summer tour. He scored five goals and had an assist in 27 appearances for the league champions this year.

Injuries: For United, M Sam Cronin (concussions), D Jerome Thiesson (calf/Achilles) and D Michael Boxall (groin) are out while F Abu Danladi (hamstring) and D Marc Burch (knee) are questionable.Megan Ryan