Minnesota United is sticking with the same lineup from a big comeback victory a week ago at Montreal. Here's how the Loons are starting against FC Dallas on Saturday:
Jerome Thiesson, Michael Boxall, Francisco Calvo, Marc Burch
Collin Martin, Ibson
Ethan Finlay, Kevin Molino, Miguel Ibarra
Bench: Patrick McLain, Brent Kallman, Collen Warner, Sam Nicholson, Johan Venegas, Abu Danladi, Jose Leiton
United coach Adrian Heath said having Burch back in the lineup after a lengthy absence recovering from bilateral sports hernia surgery is invaluable.
"He brings his experience to that position, gives us a real calming influence," Heath said. "He’s just a natural left-footed player who's played there all his career, and I think that shows. He knows when to join in and go forward. He knows when to get around and over, all of this stuff we’ve been working with Ish [Jome] ... Burchy's been doing that for 10 years. It’s one of them positions that the way we try to play, it's quite important in and out of possession, and he gets where he should be very, very, very well."
Here's Dallas' lineup: