Minnesota United’s original 26-man roster hasgained eight players and lost six plus one coach since the first match on March 3.


Two out, two in: Midfielders Josh Gatt and Mohammed Saeid went to Colorado in a March 30 transaction that brought in midfielder Sam Cronin and left back Marc Burch to shore up United’s porous defense.


So long: Former team captain Vadim Demidov stopped practicing with the team in mid-July after playing in only three matches. Goalkeeper John Alvbage’s loan ran out in July, and United terminated winger Bashkim Kadrii’s loan in September. Both returned to their European clubs. The club also sent midfielder Rasmus Schuller on loan back in his native Finland in August and parted ways with goalkeeping coach Marius Rovde in September.


New faces: The Loons added center back Michael Boxall, winger Ethan Finlay, goalkeeper Alex Kapp and winger Sam Nicholson in the summer transfer window. Forward Brandon Allen and winger Jose Leiton also came on loan.