Minnesota United gameday
7 p.m. vs. Seattle Sounders FC • FSN Plus, 1500-AM
Loons are home for a moment
Preview: Minnesota United (9-12-1, eighth in the Western Conference) have one final home game, against Seattle (7-9-5, 10th in the West), before embarking on a five-game road trip, and the team has only one victory away from TCF Bank Stadium. Seattle struggled early this year but is on a six-game unbeaten run and three-game winning streak. Seattle also beat the Loons 3-1 back in April.
Quotable: "Try and approach it in a positive manner. Try to get after the opposition. We know how important it is, forgetting what's coming after just by us and them with the little run they've had now. So it'd be nice to put six points between us if we win at the weekend. ... But we know it's going to be difficult. [Nicolas] Lodeiro, [Raul] Ruidiaz, Cristian Roldan, and then I don't think it's a coincidence [Osvaldo] Alonso's played really well the past two or three games. It gives them that driving force in the middle of the park, gives them a little bit of stability behind the ball. So we know it's going to be tough. But I know [Seattle coach] Brian Schmetzer well enough that he'll have watched our last three or four home games and realize that it's going to be a difficult game." — United coach Adrian Heath
Numbers: A victory Saturday would be the Loons' fifth in a row at TCF Bank Stadium.
Injuries: For United, M Sam Cronin (concussion), D Jerome Thiesson (calf) and M Maximiano (knee) are out, while D Carter Manley is on loan. For Seattle, F Jordan Morris (ACL) and M Handwalla Bwana (foot) are out while M Victor Rodriguez (hamstring) is questionable.