Gameday preview: United FC vs. Des Moines

  • Updated: May 28, 2014 - 7:14 AM

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7:30 p.m. at Des Moines • no TV nor webstream.

Preview: The teams will meet in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament. Des Moines plays in the USL Premier Development League, the fourth tier of American soccer. Minnesota will be focused on redemption after a 1-0 upset victory by the Menace last year. Afterward, United’s ownership wrote fans to apologize.

United FC at a glance: Minnesota has emerged as one of the top North American Soccer League teams this spring season. It should defeat Des Moines and advance to the fourth round at Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer on June 18. A combination of disciplined defense and opportunistic scorers will make Minnesota tough for the Menace to beat.

Des Moines at a glance: The Menace defeated Real Colorado 3-0 in the Open Cup second round. Defender Grant Bell is a native of Little Falls, Minn. The team finished third in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference last season with a 6-6-2 record.

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