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Minnesota United midfielder Wil Trapp called the gesture a move to "leverage your platform for awareness."
Seeking revenge at Lumen Field four months after its season abruptly ended there in the MLS Western Conference final, Minnesota United instead endured a second-half thrashing.
The standout defender played in only two games last season.
Minnesota United star Emanuel Reynoso meets 2021 with a world of talent and a loss to live down as the Loons open their season tonight at the site of last year's stunning finish.
Eight new players dot this year's roster.
Karl-Anthony Towns wasn't in the Minnesota lineup for the second consecutive game - both afternoon starts - but, "that's not an excuse," Wolves rookie guard Anthony Edwards said.
"Wanchope" comes to the Loons on a one-season loan with an option to buy his rights. He scored 41 goals in 88 games during six Argentina first-division seasons
Playing D'Angelo Russell with Karl-Anthony Towns gives coach Chris Finch a chance to prepare for next season.
Point guard D'Angelo Russell scored 13 of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter at Target Center.
Malik Beasley will be lost to the Timberwolves for 4-6 weeks after an MRI on Monday revealed the guard had a grade 3 left hamstring injury.
Minnesota United signed first-round draft picks Justin McMaster and Nabilai Kibunguchy on Saturday, and then former Wake Forest striker McMaster went out and scored his second goal in three preseason games.
After Friday night, the Wolves still haven't won back-to-back games since the start of the season while the Grizzlies now have won 17 of their last 20 against the Wolves at home.
Tyler Miller has looked and felt good after August hip surgery.
Damian Roden, the Loons' senior director of sports science, has been a jack of all trades.
Coach Adrian Heath thinks team is close to finding a replacement for Kevin Molino.
Of the Loons' 34 games, 32 will be against teams from the strong Western Conference
Malik Beasley returned to the starting lineup over the weekend after a 12-game suspension resulting from his guilty plea to making threats of violence outside his home last year.
A night after rallying from 19 down, this time the Wolves stayed down.
The Wolves star denounced violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Adrian Heath said the team is still hoping to acquire some players before the season begins.
Midfielder Jackson Yueill leads a group facing Honduras on Sunday in a CONCACAF semifinal.
The Loons' regular season schedule was released Wednesday, with four of the team's first six games played at Allianz Field before a limited number of fans.
Loons midfielder Hassani Dotson's two goals sparked the Olympic hopefuls in defeating the Dominican Republic.
Minnesota United is near acquiring Argentine striker Ramon Abila, a former teammate of Loons star Emanuel Reynoso when both played for their famed Boca Juniors club.
Coach Adrian Heath said the former Houston Dynamo player's versatility will be a big asset for the Loons.
The Timberwolves beat the Blazers and ended a six-game home losing streak, sparked by Anthony Edwards hitting six three-pointers and a crushing dunk.
The midfielder was chosen to play for the U.S. Under-23 men's national team that will compete in the Concacaf Olympic qualifying starting next week in Mexico.
Now that Minnesota United missed reaching the MLS Cup in December by a mere minute, coach Adrian Heath said there's only one way to improve.
The veteran defensive midfielder gets a one-year deal at age 35.
The 17-year-old forward signed a four-year contract with a club option for a fifth year.
Juan Agudelo, who spent much of his MLS career with New England, played last season with new MLS franchise Inter Miami, scoring three goals in 14 games.
A "vast majority'' of Minnesota United players showed up Monday, a team statement said, including a mix of veterans from last year's team along with newly acquired defensive midfielder Wil Trapp.
After breaking his arm last season when he was called up by the Twins, ex-Mississippi State slugger Brent Rooker had surgery.
With a royal soccer surname in his home country, a self-help book on his nightstand and a number chosen from scripture, teenager Patrick Weah's path proves the African proverb about raising a child.
Last season brought a second version of spring training for Twins prospects after COVID-19 disrupted everything in March. The games begin again Sunday in Florida.
Manager Rocco Baldelli addresses the socially distanced group, saying "We're missing nothing, so it's up to us now."
Executive director Hollis Cavner will make his pitch to the governor's office in April. Other PGA tournaments are now including fans.
The 23-year-old, who played for North Carolina FC, is expected to help bolster the team's depth behind veteran right back Romain Metanire.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber sounded little near-term optimism about big crowds at stadiums, calling them unlikely "for probably most, if not all, of the season.''
Minnesota United's Youth Development Program is assessing more than 700 area players to find those good enough to play in 'MLS Next.'
Defenders Brent Kallman and Callum Montgomery and backup goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas also signed new deals.
Raitala, who primarily plays left back, is a former German Bundesliga and Finnish leagues player who was with Montreal for the past three seasons.
MLS announced Monday that teams can begin preseason training on Feb. 2 for opening games on the weekend of April 3-4, a delay owing to the late finish of the pandemic-altered 2020 season.
The Loons had the 25th pick, but traded up to get Nos. 17 and 18.
Kevin Molino had nine goals during the regular season and four in three games during Minnesota United's run to the league semifinals.
Defensive midfielder Wil Trapp played seven seasons for his hometown Columbus Crew in the MLS.
Veteran midfielder and Kevin Molino posted an Instagram farewell to Minnesota United and its fans after starring for the club in its first four MLS seasons.
Coach Adrian Heath promised progress for a franchise that he said will include roster-changing moves such as the ones that brought star Emanuel Reynoso and defender Bakaye Dibassy.to the club.
Leading defending champion Seattle 2-0 after 75 minutes, Minnesota United went from being on the verge of making the MLS Cup title match to a crushing defeat by the Sounders for the Western Conference title.
Brian Schmetzer coached four-time MLS All-Star Ozzie Alonso for 10 seasons as a Sounders assistant and head coach and the two have remained friends. But they ignored each other in the days before the Western Conference final.
The Loons stay with Robin Lod roaming with Kevin Molino, Emanuel Reynoso and Ethan Finlay that has served them so well in playoffs so far.
Minnesota United enters Monday's Western Conference final at Seattle with two fewer days to rest and prepare than the opponent, all in the name of growing its league.
The Loons striker, on loan from an Argentinian team, missed most of the 2020 season because of an injury.
The Loons veteran is on a scoring tear, with help from Emanuel Reynoso.
Minnesota United will play for the league title at home if eighth-seeded New England wins Sunday at third-seeded Columbus in the Eastern final and if the Loons beat the defending MLS Cup champion Sounders on Monday.
Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair had another clean sheet Thursday night as the Loons advanced to the MLS Western Conference final.
Minnesota United scored three times in a 12-minute stretch, winning for the first time ever in Kansas City and moving into Monday night's Western Conference title match in Seattle.
Minnesota United's 3-0 victory over top-seeded Sporting Kansas City in a Western Conference semifinal Thursday means the Loons now get only three full days' preparation before Monday's conference final.
The victory in Minnesota opened some doors for the 35-year-old Georgian.
Minnesota United gets starters Ozzie Alonso and Romain Metanire back in its 11 for tonight's MLS Western Conference semifinal while host Sporting Kansas City will play without injured star striker Alan Pulido
Minnesota United knows better than most MLS teams why Sporting Kansas City's home field is called "Blue Hell."
The Loons will travel to Kansas City in a game that was moved from Wednesday. It will be shown on FOX as a replacement for a postponed NFL game.
Robin Lod, Kevin Molino and Emanuel Reynoso have led a charge to 18 goals in past 11 games.
Hassani Dotson stepped in for Romain Metanire in the Loons' first-round playoff victory.
The Loons advanced to the MLS Western Conference semifinals for the first time by beating Colorado Rapids.
The Loons' leading scorer will become a free agent when the MLS playoffs end.
Recently named runner-up for MLS Comeback Player of the Year, veteran midfielder Kevin Molino scored twice and Robin Lod once.
Starting right back Romain Metanire didn't get back in country from playing for his Madagascar team in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.
Minnesota United has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic and injuries, and enters Sunday's playoff game on an eight-game unbeaten streak.
Minnesota United veteran defender Michael Boxall missed the past two games after suffering a laceration in a collision with a goalpost.
Jan Gregus, Robin Lod, Romain Metanire and Kei Kamara will have to test negative for COVID-19.
Four United players on international duty look to return for Sunday's game.
FIFA matches overseas will shelve Loons standouts for Round 1 of playoffs.
The midfielder was in on all three goals in Sunday's victory over FC Dallas.
Robin Lod and three other starters leave Monday to join their national teams during FIFA's November International Play and none are due back in time for a mandatory quarantine and the start of the playoffs.