Except for a goal or maybe two, Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath didn't hold goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair responsible for the 10 goals allowed in the Loons' four games this season.
That didn't stop Heath from making a change in his starting 11 — the only one he made — for Wednesday's home game against Vancouver when he started veteran Tyler Miller in goal instead.
Call it a change maybe just for the sake of one after an 0-4 season start.
Heath said "Dayne would be the first admit" that he erred on Colorado's second goal among the three the Rapids scored unanswered in Saturday's second half. He stopped the initial shot but couldn't smother the rebound before Colorado scored in an open goal. "He could have done better," Heath said. "But that happens to the best goalkeepers in the world."
St. Clair started last season's final 16 games — regular season and playoffs — after Miller underwent surgery on both hips in August. He remained as the starter for this season's first four games, which included road losses 4-0 to Seattle in the season opener and 3-2 to Colorado.
"What has it been, 18-20 games?" Heath asked Tuesday in a video call with reporters. "I can think of a couple goals I could attribute to the goal, but that's it. Tyler has trained really, really well. Obviously, he has been really disappointed that he has not started. We'll see where that leaves us tomorrow."
It left Miller in goal for the first time since his team's semifinal loss in the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando last August.
Starting center-back Bakaye Dibassy missed his fifth consecutive game because of a lingering thigh injury that Heath called minor in preseason. Heath said Dibassy had a "little setback" and indicated he might not play until the Loons return from a three-week FIFA break with a June 19 game at FC Dallas.
"As much as I want him back, I'm not going to take the risk of bringing him back for one game quickly and then maybe he has another setback," Heath said.
The Loons presented veteran defender Michael Boxall with a jersey numbered 100 before Wednesday's game after he played his 100th game for them Saturday at Colorado.
"He's everything that's about being a professional footballer," Heath said. "He's a great professional, always available, low maintenance, contributes every day he comes into the club."
Boxall and Brent Kallman are the only Loons player left from the team's last four-game losing streak that ended the 2018 season.
"I feel lucky since I've been here," Boxall said. "Being able to get out of bed with a smile on my face and show up to work and play with some great guys."