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A playoff berth is now a victory away, but the Loons still needs to avoid inexcusable lapses.
The two Loons players have boosted their chances to play for the United States next year in Tokyo, if the Americans can make it.
The Loons need to beat Portland and have either San Jose or Dallas lose.
Major League Soccer has suspended Minnesota United veteran defender Brent Kallman for 10 games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Annika Sorenstam was in the Twin Cities on Monday, and she talked about her career, her family, her foundation, Minnesota connections and why she retired in 2008 at age 38.
Romain Metanire made the hustle play that saved the ball along the sideline and created Darwin Quintero's eventual winning goal early in the second half.
At 22, Dayne St. Clair is from a generation that never has known a time when goalkeepers used their hands to play a ball passed back to them by a teammate.
Once in second place, United — and every team around it — is in danger of missing the playoffs by the time "Decision Day" and the regular-season finale on Oct. 6.
Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath, who has hired Stewart Kerr previously, sees him as the ideal mentor for talented rookie Dayne St. Clair.
Thomas Chacon missed on a penalty kick but he had a hand in Abu Danladi's goal in the 78th minute, which got the Loons even in front of a sell-out home crowd.
It's called soccer tennis, but think volleyball with your feet and head. And no referee. But for Minnesota United players, there's plenty of laughing and, more seriously, skill development.
Minnesota United fans will get their first long look at newly signed Uruguayan teenager Thomas Chacon on Saturda
Every time Carli Lloyd comes to Minnesota, all she does is score twice and win.
The World Cup heroes have been showered with goodwill leading up to Tuesday's friendly against Portugal at Minnesota United's home pitch.
Five days after it lost a U.S. Open Cup final 2-1 at Atlanta, Minnesota United altered its formation and delivered its biggest victory this season.
Rookie Hassani Dotson and second-year striker Mason Toye will join the national team for training in Chula Vista, Calif., after the Loons' game Sunday at LAFC
Minnesota United's first designated player said he wasn't expecting the move in the U.S. Open Cup final after scoring six goals in the team's first four tournament games.
Five days before its "Victory Tour" arrives at Allianz Field, the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national team will play Portugal without four of its high-profile players.
The Loons have four days to train and travel to LA for Sunday's game, then another 10 days — with a friendly against Mexican club Pachuca in between — to "recharge the batteries" before it plays its next MLS game.
Coach Adrian Heath altered his starting 11 for the Open Cup final, keeping star midfielder Darwin Quintero on the bench until the match's final 15 minutes.
The Loons gave up two quick scores to Atlanta, including an own-goal 10 minutes into the match, and couldn't take advantage of prime opportunities in the final minutes.
At stake is a six-figure payday, a trophy contested by U.S. teams for more than 100 years and a place in the Americas' Champions League competition in 2020.
United coach Adrian Heath said Rodriguez is "probably" the only player who will be a game-day decision Tuesday night in Atlanta.
Using dramatically different strategies since joining MLS in 2017, much-improved Minnesota United and spending-happy Atlanta United meet Tuesday for one of America's top pro soccer titles.
Thomas Chacon and Wilfried Moimbe-Tahrat made their MLS debuts Thursday in the team's 1-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City, one replacing the other.
One of the biggest factors in Minnesota United's sharp 2019 improvement has been the presence of Ike Opara. The 6-foot-4 defender leads the Loons against his former team tonight in Kansas City.
Thomas Chacon was early in his season for Danubio in Uruguay's first division when United acquired the teenager for a multimillion-dollar transfer fee and signed him to a five-year contract
Minnesota United returned to training Monday with starters Ozzie Alonso and Angelo Rodriguez feeling better but unlikely to play Thursday.
Newly signed Minnesota United midfielder Thomas Chacon celebrated his 19th birthday with an 18-hour journey from Uruguay that ended with his arrival Sunday morning in the Twin Cities.
The Loons were moments away from a defeat until Abu Danaldi's opportunistic strike.
"Speed, skill, flair, goal-scoring ability, goal-creating ability, he had it all. He still has it."
The Loons coach helped lead Saturday's opponent into MLS while Molino played six seasons there.
The veteran midfielder set up another goal Wednesday, but coach Adrian Heath said that having Molino be "little bit more greedy at times would help."
Darwin Quintero's goal in the 39th minute -- after being stopped on a penalty kick two minutes earlier -- helps the Loons improve their Allianz Field record to 8-1-4.
Mason Toye, who drew a red card after the incident, had already been suspended for Minnesota United's game tonight against the Colorado Rapids.
Minnesota United's 29-year-old forward has scored three goals in three games, continuing his improving play since returning from knee surgery last year.
One has become a starter in his rookie season. Another keeps scoring game-winners. They and six other young players will soon be joined by 18-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Thomas Chacon.
Darwin Quintero connected on a penalty kick while Mason Toye's goal in the 64th minute gave Minnesota the victory and a date in Atlanta for the title.
Minnesota United announced it has acquired 5-foot-5 Uruguayan midfielder Thomas Chacon by making him the team's most expensive acquisition.
United midfielder explained the significance of tonight's game with Portland at Allianz Field: "It's a little bit unique to the soccer culture, playing for cups. But it's extremely important to us."
The game was scoreless until a video replay determined that Portland player hit a corner kick with his arm, resulting in Ethan Finlay's penalty kick score.
Ethan Finlay went left – just inside the post – against former Columbus teammate Steve Clark, Portland's goalkeeper who dove and got a hand on Finlay's shot but couldn't stop it.
Still trailing Europe's best leagues in pace and payroll, MLS is becoming a viable destination for developing young stars.
Thomas Chacon of Uruguay will join Minnesota United sometime this week.
Robin Lod trained with teammates Friday and will make his MLS debut Sunday against Portland, playing a game for the first time in seven weeks.
Eric Miller, who was in uniform for the team's inaugural game at Allianz Field, called playing for the Loons "a dream come true.''
Chase Gasper scores high with his coach for his work in scoreless tie against Vancouver.
Its first full week between games since June provided Minnesota United a welcomed break for everybody, except maybe goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Game against last-place Vancouver presents a concern and a reminder.
The team that captivated a nation by winning its fourth Women's World Cup is bringing its show to St. Paul to play in the country's newest pro soccer stadium.
Wilfried Moimbe, who most recently played in France's second division, trained with Minnesota United on Tuesday but has immigration paperwork to complete before he will be available for matches.
Minnesota United is finalizing a deal to sign left back Wilfried Moimbe, 30, from France's second division. The deal is expected to be done Tuesday.
The tournament's executive director and many golf fans were buzzing about the fabulous finish that crowned 20-year-old rookie Matthew Wolff champion.
On Saturday, Matthew Wolff needed to borrow $60 to properly tip the locker room staff at the 3M Open. About 24 hours later, he won the $1.152 million payday in Blaine.
The large crowds gathered around TPC Twin Cities' closing 18th hole warmly welcomed 60-year-old Tom Lehman up the fairway and onto the green.
Recent collegians Fresh faces Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa are tied atop the leaderboard with second-round leader Bryson DeChambeau.
On a muggy, windless Friday morning, the 25-year-old took charge with a blistering second-round at TPC Twin Cities.
The three-time PGA Tour winner, who shot 66 in the second round of the 3M Open, has taken care of a number of issues that were making him exhausted.
Curtis Luck is doing well, two weeks after his childhood friend Hannah Green won at Hazeltine.
Scott Piercy leapfrogged Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin, who shot matching 64s in morning rounds at TPC Twin Cities, to grab the lead.
In Brooks Koepka's world, difficult is good, and the more demanding a course, the better.
Fond memories of Minnesota - from the 1991 U.S. Open to the Ryder Cup - brought Phil Mickelson to the first 3M Open.
Bloomington's Jacob Roy worked Monday alongside PGA Tour veteran Tim Herron in a pro-am group for the inaugural 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. He represented the caddie slogan he wore on his cap: Best First Job Ever.
Track has been toughened, but PGA stars still can score.
Tournament organizers are banking on Minnesotans accustomed to traveling north for the 4th of July sip their craft beers and sun themselves from skyboxes, corporate pavilions and along the ropes for the 3M Open.
Sir Nick Faldo discussed wine, golf and the return of an annual PGA Tour event to Minnesota for the first time in 50 years.
When the first ball is struck next Thursday - July 4th - an annual PGA Tour stop will have returned to Minnesota for the first time since Frank Beard won the 1969 Minnesota Golf Classic at Braemer in Edina.
The smell of beer remained soaked into her golf shirt when Hannah Green rose Monday morning, reminding her that first major-championship victory.
Lily Kostner, 7, got a golf ball and a high-five from Hannah Green earlier this year and gave back Sunday.
Hannah Green's first three-putt of the week came on Hazeltine's 18th green on Saturday. She's at 9 under, with Ariya Jutanugarn a shot back heading into the final round.
Following Friday's 3-under 69, Hannah Green leads big-hitting Ariya Jutanugarn by three shots and two players, including defending champion Sung Hyun Park, by four.
Hannah Green is the KPMG Women's PGA Championship's first-round leader by one shot after Thursday's scrambling, bogey-free, 4-under-par 68.
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which starts this morning, brings back Hazeltine National's traditional hole routing and once again rewards accuracy on a course that can stretch to 6,800 yards.
He holed a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 18 for a 2-under 69, giving him the lowest 72-hole score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach and a three-shot victory over Brooks Koepka, who was going for a third consecutive U.S. Open victory.
Danielle Kang qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open when she was 14, but has never been consumed by the game."I haven't watched Caddyshack," she admitted.
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