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The Loons will start practicing for a new season next month with Sean McAuley remaining as interim coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Khaled El-Ahmad, the Loons' new sporting director and chief soccer officer, came from Sweden, eager to learn, and began building a soccer career at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Loons finalized their end-of-season in moves that were the first since their hiring of new chief soccer officer Khaled El-Ahmad.
The Wolves won for the 11th time in 13 games and kept Memphis winless at home.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker did a little bit of everything in the Wolves win over the Knicks, scoring in double-digits and working to slow down New York guard Jalen Brunson.
Beating the Knicks 117-100 maintained the Wolves' perfect record at Target Center and offered more evidence that personnel moves made by the team are paying off big.
Loons General Manager Khaled El-Ahmad is under contract with an English club through next summer, which could affect the timeline for the hiring of a new head coach.
The Loons will play exhibition games in California, as they did last preseason in MLS' version of spring training.
The Loons filled their vacant general manager's post with Khaled El-Ahmad, who had been CEO and Sporting Director for Barnsley in England's League One.
The Loons are in a holding pattern now, preparing to hire a new general manager and a new coach. But once things get moving, a lot will happen fast.
The Loons will have a new coach, and likely a new general manager, tasked with deciding which of Heath's acquisitions remain in the team's plans.
For the first time in its MLS tenure, the team will look for a new coach and general manager on top of the usual offseason roster shuffling.
Michael Boxall scored the Loons' lone goal on a free-kick header — not near enough for a team that needed to win to reach the playoffs.
Jerry Zgoda's analysis: An 0-7 regular-season record at Children's Mercy Park doesn't bode well for the Loons.
In his first session with reporters since Adrian Heath was fired, Emanuel Reynoso spoke positively Friday about his future with the Loons.
Minnesota United can advance to the MLS Cup Playoffs for the fifth straight year, but they need a win at Kansas City and help from another team.
The Loons enter their final regular-season game — Saturday night at Sporting Kansas City — needing a win and help from other teams to make the MLS postseason.
For the second game in a row, the Twins had just three hits and 14 strikeouts. They will be thinking about these two silent nights until spring training in February.
Midfielder Joseph Rosales could play the regular-season finale if his hamstring recovers in time, interim coach Sean McAuley said.
Royce Lewis is already tied for second-most career postseason home runs for the Twins, one behind Kirby Puckett.
Sonny Gray, spectacular all season in the first inning, struggled in Game 3's opening minutes. Before Twins fans got settled at Target Field, Houston had a 4-0 lead.
The two lefthanded bats are hitless in 17 at-bats this postseason. Just as telling: The Twins are 5-for-37 with runners in scoring position.
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship will return in 2026 to a club that was built to play host to the sport's biggest events.
Sonny Gray vs. the Astros with a late-afternoon start at a filled-up Target Field. That is what's in store Tuesday afternoon, just as it was for the Twins home-opener in April.
Playing for the first time since Adrian Heath was fired, Teemu Pukki scored four times to keep the Loons' MLS playoff hopes alive.
The Loons fired Adrian Heath, the only head coach they have ever had as an MLS team, and replaced him with assistant Sean McAuley for the regular season's final two games.
Allianz Field in-house gameday staff picketed outside and struck seeking their first collectively bargained contract.
Berríos walked Royce Lewis to start the fourth inning and then was taken out by Jays manager John Schneider despite saying that Berrios was "electric" and showed "the best stuff he has had all year."
Kevin Gausman led the American League in strikeouts and posted a sterling 3.16 ERA — but the Twins scored seven runs in 10 innings against him this season.
The three-day event, to be held the final weekend of January, will see players wear jerseys that honor Boucha, who died Sept. 18 and was remembered at memorial services Thursday and Friday..
"The best hockey player to come out of Minnesota" was eulogized in front of about 800 in Warroad Gardens arena.
Dotson has bounced back from major knee surgery and looked comfortable at multiple positions.
Emanuel Reynoso has a thigh injury and did not practice again Tuesday, but Loons coach Adrian Heath said Reynoso "feels better by the day."
After St. Louis City made a slew of second-half subs, the first-year expansion team went to work in beating the Loons.
The Loons have fallen out of a playoff spot heading into Saturday night's home game against St. Louis City.
The Loons are winless in their last four and sit one point outside the playoffs.
Minnesota United dropped under the nine-team playoff line and into 10th place in the Western Conference with Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the L.A. Galaxy.
The Loons, fighting to make the playoffs, travel to face the L.A. Galaxy, which sits in 13th place in the Western Conference.
The Loons have six regular-season games remaining, starting Wednesday at the L.A. Galaxy.
Taylor Heise, a former Gophers All-America, was the No. 1 overall selection in Monday's PWHL draft, the first of 15 picks for the Minnesota franchise in the new league.
To the dismay of Loons players, Gadi Kinda's goal in the 84th minute was the difference Saturday night at Allianz Field.
The Loons' Teemu Pukki, Joseph Rosales and Sang Bin Jeong missed last Saturday's 1-1 draw with New England because they were on international duty
The Loons have surrendered just four goals combined over the past seven games, going 3-0-4 in that stretch entering Saturday's home game vs. Sporting Kansas City.
The Loons received a visit Wednesday from Ruff Start Rescue out of Princeton, Minn. It was part of a promotion heading into Saturday's game against Sporting Kansas City.
Folarin Balogun, Brenden Aaronson and Ricardo Pepi scored for the U.S. men's soccer team in its first time back in St. Paul since the 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Many of the U.S. men's soccer team's biggest names will be on hand for this friendly matchup under recently rehired coach Gregg Berhalter.
The U.S. men's soccer team plays Oman on Tuesday in a friendly at Allianz Field, which will be significantly warmer than it was for the USMNT and Honduras on Feb. 2, 2022.
Trailing all night after New England star Carles Gil scored a 38th-minute goal, the Loons pushed everyone forward – including their keeper – and pulled out the one point.
The league's decision to play games through FIFA's international breaks has been a topic of contention since its inception in 1996.
Hlongwane is expected back from his knee injury for Saturday's home game vs. the New England Revolution.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane tested his injured knee in a Loons training session Tuesday.
After a long goalless stretch, Pukki has scored two goals in his last two games and had another disallowed.
Teemu Pukki's third MLS goal and second in two games put the Loons on the board early, and they held on for a point.
Traded away from the Loons earlier in his career, Clark is coming back via transfer. He'll play in Denmark until the end of 2023 and is expected to join the Loons in January.
Loons standout Bongokuhle Hlongwane will miss his third game with a knee injury.
Both will miss the Sept. 9 Loons game against New England, but are expected back for a Sept. 16 game against Sporting Kansas City.
Injured star Emanuel Reynoso scored two first-half goals, and Minnesota United beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 at Allianz Field.
Minnesota United's top two players, Bongokuhle Hlongwane and Emanuel Reynoso, are banged up heading into Wednesday night's home match vs. last-place Colorado.
The Loons again failed to win at home, recording their seventh draw in 11 games at Allianz Field.
Messi's performance in the Leagues Cup for Inter Miami has electrified MLS since the last time Minnesota United played a league home game.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Minnesota United's leading goal scorer, has an injured knee and his status is in doubt for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Broadcaster Jim Nantz is a paying member and club ambassador for the emerging course set to open in 2025. The club near New London, Minn., will cap its $100,000 membership at 100 people.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane, who has scored 15 goals across all competitions for Minnesota United this season, had an MRI that showed no damage.
Gregus replaced an injured Hlongwane and scored shortly after halftime.
After reaching the Leagues Cup quarterfinals, Minnesota United returns to MLS action Sunday night at New York City FC.
Minnesota United forward Bongokuhle Hlongwane has 15 goals this season, the most in club history.
Minnesota United acquired Jan Gregus from Nashville SC, then lost to that team in the Leagues Cup quarterfinals. Greguš couldn't play in that game but can return for the Loons on Sunday at New York City FC.
Minnesota United's Leagues Cup run ended Friday with a resounding 5-0 quarterfinal loss at Nashville.
Next up for the Loons is a Leagues Cup quarterfinal Friday at Nashville for a spot in the final four of the 47-team tournament.
Both teams reached the round of 16 by defeating a Liga MX team on penalty kicks.
The Loons played the final 23 minutes down a man after midfielder Hassani Dotson received his second yellow card of the game. They'll play Friday in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has disrupted shooters with hugs, taunts and touching the soccer ball before they kick — whatever it takes to interrupt a player's focus.
Minnesota United has scored nine goals in its three Leagues Cup games, led by Hlongwane's six tallies. They face Club Deportivo Toluca on Tuesday night.
It wasn't an easy win for the Twins, but from Bailey Ober's start to four shutout innings of relief and three solo homers in three different innings, they got the job done.
Former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, who is set to start Sunday against Arizona, says he didn't doubt he'd make it back to the major leagues.