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At third in the world, he has the top ranking entered so far, and he's a two-time Open champ.
The Galaxy defeat shows that not everything is figured out yet.
Lawrence Olum scored the first goal ever against United in MLS play, in Portland's 5-1 victory on March 3, 2017. He also played for the Minnesota Thunder in its USL days and for Heath.
The five-time major champion is the biggest commitment yet for the July PGA Tour event at TPC Twin Cities. "We couldn't be more excited," 3M Open tournament director Peter Mele said.
Minnesota United's first road shutout against San Jose owes in part to the defensive play of the 33-year-old all-star midfielder, acquired from Seattle, and fellow newcomer Jan Gregus.
Opening the season with two victories on the road already doubles the numbers of games won by the Loons when they were away from home in 2018.
It's not easy for many MLS teams. After a rare victory at Vancouver, the Loons have four consecutive chances to change the narrative of its first two seasons.
In the season’s second game Saturday, Minnesota United meets a San Jose team unlike any it will play again because of new coach Matias…
Angelo Rodriguez, a designated player who joined the team mid-season, has battled injuries but aims to show his size and strength can translate to goals, too.
The designated player has been limited by injuries.
Karl-Anthony Towns turned in a 41-point, 14-rebound performance despite early foul trouble. That gives him 182 points in five games since he returned from missing two games because of a car accident.
Romain Metanire stood out by defending the box and pushing the attack.
Vito Mannone's 31st birthday took him to Vancouver's B.C. Place stadium and his first MLS regular-season game, a 3-2 win for Minnesota United with him in net.
The Loons open their season Saturday but United coach Adrian Heath said he'll wait at least another week and "four extra days of real hard work" before Abu Danladi plays.
A year after Minnesota United added three South Americans in-season to boost its offense, it fortified this past off-season what coach Adrian Heath terms its defensive "spine," from goaltender all up the lines.
Francisco Calvo prefers the center position but says he's happy to do what's best for the team, newly infused with MLS veteran Ike Opara and French right back Roman Metanire.
Coach Adrian Heath liked what he saw Saturday against Orlando City in a closed-door scrimmage in which the newly stingy Loons gave up their first goal in six contests.
Ibarra acknowledges "my strength is my speed" and throughout preseason training sessions Heath has prodded, urging Ibarra to run from, not toward, the ball.
Rookie goalkeeper and seventh overall draft pick Dayne St. Clair started in goal for the Loons, and delivered the team's fourth clean sheet of the exhibition season.
The talented second-year striker, just 20 years old, spent much of the winter in the weight and film rooms, seeking to push more experienced players for more playing time this season.
The 31-year-old Australian is the third player in the world rankings' top 15 who has committed to play at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine in July.
Saturday's 1-0 result in the Orlando City Invitational was the Loons' third consecutive clean sheet in preseason play for a team that allowed 71 goals last season.
Immigration paperwork in England might keep him out of Saturday's final preseason game against Orlando City.
Preseason training by goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, defender Chase Gasper and midfielder Hassani Dotson have earned glowing assessments from coach Adrian Heath.
Italian born and raised, Mannone has left behind a professional career built in England's Premier League and second division for MLS.
Coach Adrian Heath liked what he saw from the Loons' defense-minded acquisitions during the team's recently completed preseason training trip.
The Italian veteran is the fifth major addition since December to a team that coach Adrian Heath now says 'can play against anyone in the league.'
Jan Gregus, the Loons' third designated player, and four-time MLS all-star Ozzie Alonso are central to the team's efforts to shore up its leaky defense.
Players have until June 28 — the Friday afternoon before tournament week — to commit and can withdraw at any time.
Loons coach Adrian Heath has made it clear he expects more from recent draft picks Abu Danladi, Mason Toye, Wyatt Omsberg and Carter Manley
Minnesota's first PGA Tour event in 50 years comes late in the PGA Tour schedule that has been reshuffled and condensed to ensure the season-ending FedEx playoffs finish by Labor Day.
Ike Opara's father worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester before he was born, and United's newest player spent four days in town over the holidays visiting his fiancé's sister.
Rasmus Schuller scored twice as the Loons opened preseason play with Tuesday's 9-2 friendly victory over first-year USL League One team FC Tucson.
Ike Opara is the fourth defensive-minded player to join the Loons since the end of their second MLS season, one in which they gave up 71 goals.
Jan Gregus, 27, joins a midfield remade after United also signed four-time MLS All-Star Ozzie Alonso, acquired in a bit of league bookkeeping from Seattle on waivers.
Veteran midfielders Ethan Finlay and Kevin Molino missed most of last season with knee injuries.
Romain Metanire, a versatile fullback with 10 years of pro soccer experience, will occupy one of the Loons' international roster spots.
United pursued signing 23-year-old goalkeeper Agustin Rossi from his Boca Juniors team in Buenos Aires, until allegations of domestic abuse made by a former partner in 2016 resurfaced last week.
Former Maryland star Chase Gasper said he was 'praying' the Loons would take him so he could join three former teammates from previous stops at the academy and collegiate level.
With $250 million Allianz Field set to open in April, Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath knows it is time for him, players and management to deliver with a roster remade for Season 3 that begins training Tuesday in Blaine.
As close to a Minnesotan as the LPGA currently gets, South Dakotan Kim Kaufman on Tuesday got her first look at Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of June's KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
One report says Agustin Rossi would join the Loons with a $12 million option to buy his rights. United also selected two more players in the SuperDraft.
With only one goalkeeper currently on its roster, Minnesota United selected Maryland's Dayne St. Clair with the seventh pick in Friday's MLS SuperDraft.
MMinnesota United sporting director Manny Lagos called Ozzie Alonso "another addition to a part of the field where we want to add a lot of grit."
Minnesota United's 2019 regular-season schedule includes 17 matches at their new St. Paul home, starting with New York City FC on April 13 and concluding with LAFC on Sept. 29.
The Wolves trailed by 22 points in the first half, led by nine points in the fourth quarter yet allowed the Hawks just their 10th win of the season.
Robert Covington has brought his NBA first-team defensive skills and his love for snakes - he own two ball pythons - from Philadelphia to Minnesota
The 27-year-old Slovak midfielder is expected to shore up a key area of need for the Loons.
The 4 p.m. game, the first regular season MLS match on the new pitch, will be televised by ESPN, The season-opener is at Vancouver.
The fifth-ranked player in the world had four victories in 2018 and was on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Three-time Olympic medal winner and two-time NCAA champion, Natalie Darwitz will be the fifth woman — and first from Minnesota — in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Loons' defenders are among 255 MLS players that new franchise FC Cincinnati will pick from in Tuesday's expanson draft.
The Timberwolves also disclosed plans for a training center for the e-sports franchise, set to begin competition in April in the first e-sports league operated by a U.S. pro sports league.
There's a video game revolution going on, and some heavy hitters, such as the NBA, want in.
One-year deal will precede permanent agreement between the sides in 2020.
The new soccer stadium in St. Paul will host rivals that drew more than 37,000 fans when they played at Target Field in 2017.
In this age of the side hustle, Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman has found his at the poker table. So is he thinking about a career change?
United's moves announced Monday leave it with 16 of 30 roster spots filled as it heads into a window the next two months to make other significant changes.
Both teams entered Saturday with 8-1 records after each lost to MIAC champion St. John's in October. The Royals put up 217 yards rushing to come away with the win.
A power outage pushed the game's finish back a day.
Numbers say going for it on fourth down is often advisable, including fourth-and-10 on your opponent's 40 when a long field goal's odds are just that and a deep punt isn't guaranteed.
All-America softball pitcher Sara Groenewegen spent 10 days in a medically induced coma this summer after falling ill with what doctors eventually diagnosed as Legionnaires' disease
An announced crowd of 52,242 turned out for the Loons' last home game of the season - and final at their temporary home of TCF Bank Stadium - but went home disappointed.
Derrick Rose on Friday provided the pulse for a second unit that made six of the Wolves' 10 three-pointers and helped push the home team to a 20-point lead before halftime
Two goals are overruled, and red cards abound.
The new Allianz Field will be host to the U.S. men's national team in its opening game of soccer's championship for North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Lehman is leading an effort to test the world's best golfers on a course with which senior tour players typically collected low scores.
The Loons carried on where they left the Portland game, this time with Angelo Rodriguez scoring two first-half goals.
On Saturday, Hazeltine club members remembered the Ryder Cup brought to Chaska for the first time in 2016 and perhaps peering far ahead to when it returns in 2028.
North Score: Statistics could play a big part in the strategy used in the Ryder Cup. Minnesota's own Tom Lehman is a believer.
At all levels of football, rules are being changed to make the kickoff safer. But that might not be enough to save it.
Luol Deng was a two-time All-Star forward in Chicago in 2012-13, but played only one game last season for the Lakers even though he was healthy. He joins Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in Minnesota.
Questions about the team's chemistry and Jimmy Butler's future were thrown out at the State Fair.
Okogie was named 'MVP' of the NBA's Rookie Transition Program, an event held every summer to prepare the league's newest players for life as a professional.
Asked about Jimmy Butler's relationship with the team and teammates, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned young big man Karl-Anthony Towns as well.
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