National team players return to United's practice

National team players return to United's practice

Minnesota United had 25 of 27 players available to train in preparation for Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake, with just two out because of long-term injuries.
Sports
7:30pm

FIFA proposes new 6-team playoff ahead of 2026 World Cup

FIFA wants to hold a new six-team playoff round in the 2026 World Cup host country to complete the expanded 48-team tournament lineup.
Sports
March 30

Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main leagues

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:___ENGLANDA seventh team could be joining the race for Champions League qualification.Everton is making…
Sports
March 29
Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left

Minnesota United FC inching back to full strength

Defender Joe Greenspan is cleared to play and the national team duty players should return to practice Thursday.
Sports
March 29

Referee leaders want on-field official to see video replays

Antoine Griezmann headed the ball into the net and was in full celebration mode with his France teammates when referee Felix Swayer pinned a finger into his left ear to block out the stadium noise.
Sports
March 29

Dempsey leads way for MLS players during Cup qualifying

The latest round of World Cup qualifying saw a major increase in the number of players from MLS called in for their national teams.A number…
Sports
March 29

Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown.
Sports
March 29

US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena

Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
Sports
March 29

Dempsey, Pulisic star again as US ties 1-1 at Panama

Christian Pulisic was sent tumbling to the ground early on. The 18-year-old phenom bounced back up, and so did the United States.
Sports
March 28

Brazil 1st to qualify for World Cup, Argentina in danger

A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day archrival Argentina heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018.
Sports
March 28
Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino, left.

Minnesota United FC's Kevin Molino carded in Trinidad and Tobago match

Molino was the only United player to play for his national team Tuesday.
Sports
March 28

FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him.
Sports
March 28

Coach: United's next match 'most important' in club's history

Loons head coach Adrian Heath has already put a rather hefty title on Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake, which is 0-2-2 in its first four games.
Sports
March 27

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns

With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to give the already qualified United States a 3-2 win and eliminate the hosts.
Twins
March 27

Ex-coach Stelmaszek to throw out first pitch at Twins opener

Former Twins bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the team's opener next week.
Sports
March 27

Blunt and sarcastic, Arena relaxes US after Klinsmann

Alejandro Bedoya missed a goal in training, and Bruce Arena wanted to make sure the midfielder knew he noticed.
Sports
March 27

Loons working on closing gaps in porous defense

Coaches attribute poor spacing to early-season gusher of goals against expansion Loons.
Sports
March 27

Minnesota United taking a beating from national soccer media, too

In addition to giving up goals at a record pace in its 0-3-1 start, the Loons aren't being treated kindly by the national soccer media.
Polls
March 27

Poll: What's your biggest recent disappointment in local sports?

Sports
March 26

Germany, England, Poland stay on course in WCup qualifying

Germany, England and Poland all took another step toward World Cup qualification but the Netherlands' failure to do the same cost national coach Danny Blind his job on Sunday.
Sports
March 26

Defoe scores on return for England in front of ill friend

Jermain Defoe was struggling to contain his emotions even before scoring on his return from England exile in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.

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