According to his Twitter, Michael Boxall just got back from Toronto, where he was sorting out his visa, at 8 p.m. Friday night. But the defender still will suit up for a much-depleted Minnesota United side to make his debut against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Here is the whole Loons' lineup:
Jerome Thiesson, Michael Boxall, Brent Kallman, Ish Jome
Collin Martin, Ibson
Miguel Ibarra, Kevin Molino, Sam Nicholson
Bench: Patrick McLain, Abu Danladi, Justin Davis, Collen Warner, Johan Venegas, Bashkim Kadrii
United is currently riddled with injuries and other various absences, so it's not surprising to see another short bench and several players playing through knocks. Along with Boxall slotting in at center-back, shifting Kallman to left-sided center-back, Scottish winger Sam Nicholson also makes his debut after finishing up his visa paperwork and returning to training on Friday. The pair had been gone since Tuesday.
Jome also gets the start at left-back instead of Davis. Martin starts alongside Ibson in the midfield in the absence of injured Sam Cronin.
Here is how New York will start: