Brazilian midfielder Ibson re-signed with Minnesota United FC, the NASL team announced Friday. Terms were not disclosed.
“Ibson is a world-class talent,” United coach Carl Craig said. “Having had a year under his belt, and I’m sure he’s spent the whole offseason practicing his English, so he and I can share a few words and some expletives, but we are excited to have him back with the club. Depending on when MLS comes, he certainly has the ability to go in and make a name. … The talent that lad has is outstanding.”
Ibson, 32, had six goals and four assists last season and made the NASL’s Best XI.
• Defenseman Ethan Prow of St. Cloud State was named one of the 20 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, which honors the college hockey player who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. Another is Notre Dame center Steven Fogarty of Edina.
• Gemechu Godi and Brad Neumann of the Gophers took 1-2 in the 200-meter dash Friday on the first day of the Jack Johnson Invitational at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse. Godi won in 21.86 seconds.
• The Gophers women’s golf team achieved the highest team term grade-point average (3.78) recorded by any Gophers program since 2005.
• The Gophers men’s and women’s swimming teams both had big leads over Northwestern and Purdue after the first day of a triple dual in Evanston, Ill. The smallest lead was 28 points over the Wildcats men’s team.