With Francisco Calvo away at the World Cup, here is how Minnesota United will line up without him Sunday against Sporting Kansas City.
Tyrone Mears, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Eric Miller
Rasmus Schuller, Ibson
Miguel Ibarra, Darwin Quintero, Alexi Gomez
Bench: Matt Lampson, Wyatt Omsberg, Carter Manley, Maximiano, Collin Martin, Frantz Pangop, Abu Danladi
Kallman gets the nod in Calvo’s place instead of rookie Wyatt Omsberg who is on the bench. Kallman started 23 games last season, but this year has played in only three with one start. Boxall is the captain in Calvo’s stead as well.
Speaking of Calvo, his Costa Rica team played a friendly today against Northern Ireland as a warm-up for the World Cup. Both he and loaned Loons' midfielder Johan Venegas scored in a 3-0 victory. Venegas started while Calvo was a sub.
Outside back Jerome Thiesson again missed another game with his groin injury. But backup goalkeeper Matt Lampson has returned to the bench after his a knee injury. Also spotted Mason Toye pregame, so he traveled but is not in the squad.
Here is Kansas City's lineup: