Minnesota United announced Friday that it will face Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in an exhibition at 7 p.m. on July 11 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Saprissa, the former club of Loons team captain Francisco Calvo, recently won the top league in Costa Rica. Loons midfielder Johan Venegas, who is on loan there, scored five goals in the regular season.

Saprissa is doing a bit of an American tour for its preseason. It will face the Columbus Crew on July 3. In last season's exhibition against Mexican club Atlas, a 1-1 draw, the Loons fielded a mainly reserve lineup.


Two U track coaches honored

Matt Bingle of the Gophers was named the USTFCCCA's Midwest Region Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year. Peter Miller, who coaches the Gophers' throwers and high jumpers and assists with multievents, was picked the Midwest Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year.

Minnesota won the Big Ten Conference meet and will send 13 individuals and one relay to the NCAA meet June 6-13 in Eugene, Ore.

Augustana in D-II baseball title game

Augustana (51-9) will play Columbus State (48-14) at 11 a.m. Saturday in Cary, N.C., in the title game of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament. The fifth-seeded Vikings are 3-0 in the double-elimination tournament, so Columbus State needs to beat them twice.