6:30 p.m. vs. New York at Shuart Stadium
Watch: Free web stream at www.nasl.com
Preview: Undefeated Minnesota looks to remain in first place for the third consecutive week. A huge challenge waits at defending North American Soccer League champion New York.
United FC at a glance: Minnesota (4-0) exploded for three goals in the first half last week, then endured a late scare from Indy Eleven in a 3-2 victory. New starters Simone Bracelello and Daniel Mendes added juice to the attack. A bottom-half team much of last season, Minnesota must now handle success. "We need to continue fighting for each other," goalkeeper Matt VanOekel said.
New York at a glance: Shut out in their previous two losses, the Cosmos (2-2-0) are wounded and dangerous. The team will be without midfielder Sebastian Guenzatti, who is serving a one-game suspension after earning a red card vs. Carolina.
DAVID LA VAQUE