The Loons are turning out the same lineup that ended the most recent match, a 3-1 loss at Seattle. Here's the lineup ahead of Minnesota United's clash with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium:
Carter Manley, Michael Boxall, Francisco Calvo, Jerome Thiesson
Ibson, Rasmus Schuller
Sam Nicholson, Darwin Quintero, Miguel Ibarra
Bench: Matt Lampson, Brent Kallman, Collin Martin, Frantz Pangop, Alexi Gomez, Harrison Heath, Mason Toye
Nicholson slots back into the starting lineup in right winger Ethan Finlay's place. Finlay went out with an ACL tear in last weekend's game at Seattle.
Newly arrived midfielder/defender Alexi Gomez is on the official roster, meaning his international paperwork is through, and he's cleared to play. But coach Adrian Heath said earlier in the week it might be too soon against Houston, since Gomez only arrived a week ago and has been battling the flu. But Gomez is on the bench and could make his debut.