minnesota united fc gameday
6 P.M. VS. New York
Watch: Live broadcast available online at MNUnitedFC.com.
Preview: What’s old is new again as New York has rebooted its Cosmos franchise. The previous incarnation played in the old North American Soccer League from 1968-84, a span that included games against the former Minnesota Kicks. Those matchups drew as many as 47,000 fans to the old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Saturday’s game will be the first meeting of United and the Cosmos.
United FC at a glance: After going down to 10 players in the second half at home against Edmonton last week, United rallied to score first. The edge lasted all of two minutes before Edmonton evened the score at 1-1 and that mark held up as the final. United players and coach Manny Lagos vented their frustrations during and after the match.
New York at a glance: The Cosmos are coming off a 1-1 tie with Atlanta, leaving them with eight points in the fall season and one point behind NASL league leader Tampa Bay.
DAVID LA VAQUE