united fc gameday
6:30 p.m. at Indy Eleven • CH. 45
Preview: Having clinched a spot last week in the four-team playoffs, Minnesota is now pursuing the right to host a semifinal match. The No. 1 overall seed remains within reach as well.
United FC at a glance: Minnesota (10-2-5, fall season) is unbeaten in 11 consecutive matches, with eight victories in that stretch. The Loons' 50 goals overall lead the North American Soccer League. Forward Pablo Campos scored a goal and had an assist in last week's victory. Defenders Tiago Calvano and Justin Davis both will miss Saturday's match after accumulating too many yellow cards in the fall season. Midfielder Juliano Vicentini (hamstring) is also out. "It's just another trial that we have to go through and we have to be ready to play through it," coach Manny Lagos said.
Indy Eleven at a glance: Though mathematically alive in the playoff race, Indy Eleven (3-9-5) needs several things to break the right way. The team's more realistic role will be that of spoiler. Indy Eleven is mired in a five-match winless streak during which it has three goals.
DAVID LA VAQUE