Midfielder Kevin Molino has been left out of the squad because of an illness. Here is how Minnesota United will line-up against Orlando City SC:

Bobby Shuttleworth
Jerome Thiesson, Brent Kallman, Francisco Calvo, Marc Burch
Sam Cronin, Ibson,
Ish Jome, Johan Venegas, Miguel Ibarra
Christian Ramirez
Bench: John Alvbage, Joe Greenspan, Jermaine Taylor, Kevin Venegas, Justin Davis, Collen Warner, Collin Martin

Molino had played and started 11 matches for United, missing just one because of national team duty.

Jome earns his first start for United after featuring as a sub in recent matches.

Johan Venegas last started April 29 in the 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. He has come on as a sub in the past three matches. With rookie forward Abu Danladi out with a groin injury, he reclaimed his spot.

The bench saw two big new additions in center-back Joe Greenspan, fresh off a productive loan with the United Soccer League's Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and right-back Kevin Venegas. Greenspan has not yet played for United this season while Venegas started and played 90 minutes of United's 5-2 loss to the New England Revolution on March 25 when the Loons were very depleted because of injuries and national team duty.

For some pregame reading, check out my story on coach Adrian Heath facing his former team and how United's home attendance is stacking up so far this inaugural season.

For Orlando, a notable absence is star midfielder Kaka, who did not travel with the team. rip the Ibson v. Kaka Brazilian showdown.


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