6:30 p.m. at Orlando City SC • FSN/Fox Sports Go, 1500-AM
Preview: Both Minnesota United (0-1-0) and Orlando City (0-0-1) battled back late in their season openers, but Orlando did it with 10 men and managed to take a point. The two teams saw each other in a closed-door preseason scrimmage in which Orlando came out on top, but a slew of injuries and suspensions for the home team might give United an advantage.
Quotable: “They’ve had the best offseason of any team in MLS. They brought 13 players in, of which seven, eight have been bought to go into the first team. … So their depth now is going to be as nearly as strong anybody else’s.” — Loons coach Adrian Heath on Orlando.
Numbers: United defeated Orlando 1-0 at TCF Bank Stadium last season.
Absences: F Abu Danladi (hamstring) and M Sam Cronin (concussion) are out for United. D Bertrand Owundi Eko’o and M Luiz Fernando have not yet joined United and are unavailable. M Frantz Pangop is waiting for his paperwork to clear and is unavailable, as is M Jose Leiton, who away from the team dealing with personal issues. For Orlando, Victor “PC” Giro, Sacha Kljestan and Pierre da Silva are all suspended while G Mason Stajduhar (localized Ewing sarcoma), F Dom Dwyer (quad), M Josue Colman (thigh), M Oriol Rosell (fitness) and M Dillon Powers (ankle) are out.MEGAN RYAN