The end of Minnesota United's game Friday against FC Dallas at TCF Bank Stadium will mark the official halfway point of the season. Here is how the Loons will line up for the milestone:
Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Wyatt Omsberg
Tyrone Mears, Rasmus Schuller, Ibson, Collen Warner, Alexi Gomez
Christian Ramirez, Darwin Quintero
Bench: Matt Lampson, Carter Manley, Harrison Heath, Collin Martin, Frantz Pangop, Maximiano, Mason Toye
With winger Miguel Ibarra suspended, United had to switch to a 3-5-2 formation.
Martin starts the game on the bench after publicly coming out as gay the morning of the match. Read my exclusive story on his decision here.
Coach Adrian Heath said this week that outside back Eric Miller would be ready to go from his hamstring injury for Wednesday's game against Toronto FC. Forward Abu Danladi and outside back Jerome Thiesson are looking likely to take longer.
Despite United's poor run of form recently, Ramirez still has his sights set on the postseason.
"Well, there's 18 games left. A lot can change," Ramirez said. "We're six points out. We go on a little run right now, and we're right back in it. That was definitely our main goal from the start of the season, and I think it's still realistic."
Here is how Dallas will start: