The United Beat Logo

Blog

The United Beat

Megan Ryan writes about Major League Soccer and Minnesota United.

Postgame: Shuttleworth switched up his routine ahead of penalty saves

 

 

Here is my full gamer and notebook from Minnesota United's 4-1 victory Saturday against FC Dallas at TCF Bank Stadium.

Now for a bit more on goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth's penalty saves, as he has now blocked two in the past two matches.

"The pressure is all on him, so for me, it’s just to not put any pressure on myself and just make a good decision and be patient," Shuttleworth said. "If I go the right way or make a good choice, then I just make a save.

"I just tried to stay patient, kind of just read his shape," Shuttleworth said of encountering Dallas' Mauro Diaz on Saturday. "I have an idea of where he’s gone in the past. Usually do a bit of research before the game and just kind of get a feel for it. Make my decision, stick with it and just try to make a save."

That wasn't what he did a week ago, though, against Montreal.

"Last week, I didn’t look at anything before the game because we had given away five penalties, and I hadn’t saved any, so I wanted to change it up and do something different," Shuttleworth said. "Last week, I didn’t look at anything, and this week, I went back to see some of what he’s taken before."

Shuttleworth has done all this prematch studying on his own, though, as United goalkeeping coach Marius Rovde has been away from the club for several weeks with "personal issues.

"I've learned a lot from Marius this season. It's been great to work with him," Shuttleworth said. "He's added things and helped me out so much this year. It's something that he has to take care of and then we just have to keep trying to move forward."

Rewatch my Facebook Live below (or click here).Another classic thumbnail image by me. Also, here's a video from Heath's postmatch presser.

Loons stick with the same lineup against FC Dallas

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:

Bobby Shuttleworth

Jerome Thiesson, Michael Boxall, Francisco Calvo, Marc Burch

Collin Martin, Ibson

Ethan Finlay, Kevin Molino, Miguel Ibarra

Christian Ramirez

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:

TV Listings

Local Schedule

< >
  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Los Angeles at Lynx

    7 pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Wild at Dallas (preseason)

    7:30 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    11:10 am on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Wild at St. Louis (preseason)

    7 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Detroit at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lynx at Los Angeles

    8 pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Maryland at Gophers football

    11 am on FS1, 100.3-FM

  • Detroit at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Dallas at Wild (preseason)

    7 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Loons at Houston

    7:30 pm on Ch. 29, 1500-AM

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers (preseason)

    9 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Detroit at Vikings

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Detroit at Twins

    2:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Minnesota

    Detroit

     

    - F

    10

    4

  • NY Yankees

    Toronto

     

    - F

    5

    9

  • Boston

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    5

    4

  • Washington

    NY Mets

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Philadelphia

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Tampa Bay

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    4

    9

  • St. Louis

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Kansas City

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    1

    8

  • Chicago Cubs

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Texas

    Oakland

     

    - F

    1

    8

  • Miami

    Arizona

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • San Francisco

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Cleveland

    Seattle

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Colorado

    San Diego

     

    - F

    8

    4

  • LA Angels

    Houston

     

    - F

    7

    5

  • Baltimore

    Jacksonville

     

    - F

    7

    44

  • Pittsburgh

    Chicago

     

    - F

    17

    23

  • Tampa Bay

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    17

    34

  • Denver

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    16

    26

  • New Orleans

    Carolina

     

    - F

    34

    13

  • Atlanta

    Detroit

     

    - F

    30

    26

  • Cleveland

    Indianapolis

     

    - F

    28

    31

  • Houston

    New England

     

    - F

    33

    36

  • Miami

    NY Jets

     

    - F

    6

    20

  • NY Giants

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    24

    27

  • Seattle

    Tennessee

     

    - F

    27

    33

  • Kansas City

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    24

    10

  • Cincinnati

    Green Bay

     

    - F

    24

    27

  • Oakland

    Washington

     

    - F

    10

    27

No NBA games today

  • Nashville

    Columbus

     

    - F

    5

    3

  • Florida

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Minnesota

    Colorado

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • Vegas

    Anaheim

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • St. Louis

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    4

    1

  • Los Angeles

    Sporting Kansas City

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Montreal

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    0

    2

  • Orlando City SC

    Portland

     

    - F

    0

    3