Minnesota United 2017 season preview

Major League Soccer, the top level of the world’s game in America, has come to Minnesota. The United kicks off its inaugural season Friday night.

Illustration by Cameron Cottrill

A field guide to Minnesota United's first MLS season

From the lingo to the players, here's what you need to know as United FC enters its first season of Major League Soccer with its opener at Portland.
Minnesota United team owner Bill McGuire

In Minnesota, you spell soccer U-n-i-t-e-d

March 3, 2017
It took a village to keep the world's game from being extinguished in Minnesota.
New home: Minnesota United FC fan David Martin of Prior Lake was part of a boisterous crowd last season in Blaine. The scene shifts to TCF Bank Stadiu

Scoggins: Welcome, Loons. Join the crowds

March 3, 2017
How does Minnesota United find its footing in a crowded sports market with five other existing pro franchises and a major Division I athletic program? The Loons start with strength in fan support.

Soccer insider: Long, winding road led United to this point

March 3, 2017
Officially, the Loons are an expansion team. For longtime fans, this is just the latest squad to earn the title of Minnesota's favorite pro soccer team.

United coach Adrian Heath comes specially qualified

March 3, 2017
Minnesota's first Major League Soccer coach has been through expansion process before

Minnesota United FC starting formations

March 3, 2017
United coach Adrian Heath has favored the 4-2-3-1 in the past and likely will continue that trend with United.

Pro soccer in Minnesota: a timeline

March 3, 2017
From the Kicks to the Thunder to the Stars to the United, a look back.

Minnesota United announces TV/radio deal with Ch. 29, KSTP-AM

March 3, 2017
On the day before the team's first MLS game, Minnesota United announced where its games will be available on Twin Cities TV and radio.

Preview: Minnesota United FC at Portland

March 3, 2017
Portland finished seventh in the Western Conference last season at 12-14-8.

MLS players to watch

March 3, 2017
Five players expected to make an impact as the new MLS season gets underway.

Four United players to watch

March 3, 2017
A look at who could help the United make a splash in its inaugural season.

About Major League Soccer

March 3, 2017
Some basics about the league, entering its 22nd season.

Predictions for United FC's first MLS season

March 3, 2017
United beat writer Megan Ryan looks into the crystal ball and offers her predictions for the 2017 season.
TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Lynx vs. New York

    5 pm on FSN PLUS, CBSSN

  • Kansas City at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Saints at Milwaukee

    6:35 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Saints at Milwaukee

    1 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Kansas City at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Kansas City at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Chicago at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Milwaukee at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Chicago at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Milwaukee at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Lynx vs. Dallas

    8 pm on FSN PLUS

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    4:30 pm

  • Milwaukee at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, FS1, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Chicago at Saints

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Sporting K.C. at Loons

    6:30 pm on 1500-AM

  • Saints at Chicago

    7:05 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:05 pm on FSN, 102.9-FM/830-AM

  • Lynx vs. Phoenix

    9 pm on FSN PLUS, CBSSN

Today's Scoreboard

  • Baltimore

    Washington

     

    - F

    6

    2

  • Tampa Bay

    Toronto

     

    - F

    4

    12

  • Boston

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    3

    10

  • NY Mets

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    5

    6

  • Pittsburgh

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    1

    8

  • Cleveland

    Detroit

     

    - F

    10

    5

  • Atlanta

    Miami

     

    - F

    2

    8

  • Washington

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    15

    3

  • St. Louis

    Chicago White Sox

    Postponed

  • Kansas City

    Minnesota

    Postponed

    FSN

  • Milwaukee

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Texas

    Colorado

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Seattle

    Houston

     

    - F

    1

    11

  • San Diego

    Arizona

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • LA Dodgers

    LA Angels

     

    - F

    7

    4

  • Oakland

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    8

    7

  • Miami

    Atlanta

     

    -

    0

    0

  • Buffalo

    Baltimore

     

    -

    0

    0

  • Tampa Bay

    Pittsburgh

     

    -

    0

    0

  • Houston

    Minnesota

     

    -

    0

    0

  • New Orleans

    Los Angeles

     

    -

    0

    0

  • Denver

    Toronto

     

    - F

    109

    117

  • Miami

    Indiana

     

    - F

    92

    109

  • Oklahoma City

    LA Clippers

     

    - F

    103

    107

  • Philadelphia

    Houston

     

    - F

    134

    96

  • Arizona

    Colorado

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • Montreal

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Vancouver

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • NY Islanders

    Washington

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Dallas

    Calgary

     

    - F

    0

    2

No MLS games today