United FC gameday
6:30 P.M. AT INDY ELEVEN • CH. 45
Preview: Minnesota, coming off its first victory of the spring season, heads to Indy Eleven and plays an opponent with the same record (1-1-3), goals scored (five) and goals allowed (five).
United FC at a glance: In a season that promised more than United FC has delivered so far, the team shook up its lineup to get energy last Saturday against Atlanta. Miguel Ibarra connected with Pablo Campos for their second goal this season and the 1-0 victory. “We expect to have that winning mentality here so when it wasn’t happening, it was a different dynamic,” midfielder Jamie Watson said. “Getting back on track Saturday night was really important. It reminded us, ‘All right, this is us. This is who were are.’ And we’ve got the rest of the spring season to make a push.”
Indy Eleven at a glance: Indy Eleven saw its nine-match undefeated run, dating to October, broken last weekend at Jacksonville Armada FC. Veteran goalkeeper Kristian Nicht returns to Indy Eleven after a 15-day stint with Major League Soccer’s Montreal Impact. Watson said Indy Eleven “causes a different set of problems because everyone works hard. They can beat any team on any night if you don’t match that.” Kalif Alhassan, anothr United midfielder, said: “We have to make them think about us. We’re going there trying to get three points.”
DAVID LA VAQUE