Preview: Minnesota (3-1-1) left Rayo OKC dazed after taking a lead in stoppage time and then conceding the tying goal in the final moments. The Loons return home with little time to prepare for Puerto Rico FC (1-3-2), new to the North American Soccer League for the fall season. Soccer fans likely will recall the former Puerto Rico Islanders, a franchise that last played in the NASL in 2012. The new club is owned by NBA standout Carmelo Anthony.
Players to watch: Minnesota forward Christian Ramirez netted his league-leading 12th goal on Saturday. Midfielder Ibson, coming off the bench in the 57 minute, tallied his third assist in the past two matches. His playmaking is helping offset the loss of NASL assist leader Kevin Venegas to injury. For Puerto Rico, Hector Ramos and Rudy Dawson earned Team of the Week honors for their roles in the club's first victory. Ramos, a Puerto Rican national, is the club's leader in goals with four in six matches. Dawson is an effective defender.
Numbers: Minnesota is 3-0 at home during the fall season, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 10-2.
Injuries: Stefano Pinho, who missed the Rayo OKC match with injury, will not play. Venegas also did not play; the club did not disclose his status for the Puerto Rico match.
DAVID La VAQUE