Minnesota United made only one change each to its startling lineup and bench as the Loons face New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Thursday:
Kevin Venegas, Jermaine Taylor, Francisco Calvo, Jerome Thiesson
Sam Cronin, Ibson
Kevin Molino, Johan Venegas, Miguel Ibarra
Bench: Patrick McLain, Justin Davis, Collen Warner, Rasmus Schuller, Collin Martin, Bashkim Kadrii, Ish Jome
The only change in the starting 11 from the previous match is Taylor in for an injured Brent Kallman. Midfielder Ish Jome then took the empty place on the bench.
United has quite a few injury concerns at the moment. Kallman is out with a right knee injury he picked up in Saturday's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps and United coach Adrian Heath termed him "day-to-day" back on Tuesday. Fellow center-back Vadim Demidov is also still working through a left knee injury he's been rehabbing since before the U.S. Open Cup match. And center-back Joe Greenspan is still in concussion protocol after a collision in the Open Cup match.
Left-back Marc Burch is out until mid-August or September after having bi-lateral sports hernia surgery but worked on the sidelines of practice Tuesday. Forward Abu Danladi and goalkeeper John Alvbage also worked on the sidelines. The rookie tweaked his right hamstring while Alvbage jammed his thumb in a practice.
And then, of course, there are still long-term injuries to midfielder Bernardo Anor and defender Thomas de Villardi.