First-time Americans

Seven of Minnesota United's 26 players are living in the U.S. for the first time.

NamePositionAgeHometownFamily status

John Alvbagegoalkeeper34Gothenburg, Swedenwife, three children back in Sweden

Francisco Calvodefender24San Jose, Costa Ricawife, five months' pregnant, with him

Vadim Demidovdefender30Riga, Latvia (grew up in Norway)wife and 8-month-old son with him

Bashkim Kadriimidfielder25Copenhagen, Denmarkhere alone

Rasmus Schullermidfielder25Espoo, Finlandhere alone

Jerome Thiessondefender29Zurich, Switzerlandwife, six months' pregnant, with him

Johan Venegasmidfielder28Puerto Limon, Costa Ricawife, 1-month-old with him