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Jerry Zgoda writes about Major League Soccer and Minnesota United.

Loons
September 23
Loons newcomer Kei Kamara

Newcomer Kamara starts for Loons tonight in Columbus

Loons coach Adrian Heath doesn't take long to put newly acquired Kei Kamara -- MLS all-time fifth-leading scorer -- in the starting XI. He has done so tonight vs Columbus Crew SC
Loons
September 13
Loons, in Kansas City tonight, shake up lineup again

Loons, in Kansas City tonight, shake up lineup again

Coach Adrian Heath shuffled up Minnesota United's attacker and defenders because of another two-game week in which he seeks to get regulars some rest
Loons
September 9
Down `half a team,' Loons face FC Dallas shorthanded tonight

Down `half a team,' Loons face FC Dallas shorthanded tonight

Loons will play on with Mason Toye their only healthy striker and five potential starters out injured
Loons
September 6
Reynoso, St. Clair get first MLS starts tonight for Minnesota United

Reynoso, St. Clair get first MLS starts tonight for Minnesota United

The Loons will debut their new star Argentine attacking midfielder Emanuel Reynoso and 2019 first-round pick Dayne St. Clair in starting roles for the first time for each tonight against Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field with a four-game losing streak on the line.
Loons
September 2
Loons lineup shakeup continues big tonight in Houston

Loons lineup shakeup continues big tonight in Houston

Injury, rest and coach's decision all factor into a major revision of Minnesota United's starting 11 and subs tonight in Houston.
Loons
August 21
They're back: Loons play first game at Allianz Field since last October

They're back: Loons play first game at Allianz Field since last October

The Loons play their season opener five months after their scheduled one against New York Red Bulls was canceled by MLS' suspended schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Loons
August 6
Romain Metanire, Kevin Molino remain out of the 11 in tonight's MLS is Back semifinal

Romain Metanire, Kevin Molino remain out of the 11 in tonight's MLS is Back semifinal

United coach Adrian Heath is staying with Hassani Dotson at right back and Jacori Hayes in midfield for usual starters Romain Metanire and Kevin Molino recovering from injuries.
Loons
August 1
Metanire, Molino both out of Loons' starting 11 vs. San Jose

Metanire, Molino both out of Loons' starting 11 vs. San Jose

Hassani Dotson and Jacori Hayes go into tonight starting 11 in a MLS is Back quarterfinal game against San Jose and starting right back Romain Metanire and Kevin Molino both out as starters, each with a hamstring injury.
Loons
July 17
Ozzie Alonso back in starting line vs. Real Salt Lake

Ozzie Alonso back in starting line vs. Real Salt Lake

MNUFC captain Ozzie Alonso back in the defensive midfield while striker Aaron Schoenfeld gets the start and Luis Amarilla starts vs. Real Salt Lake as a substitute
Loons
July 12
Mason Toye will start up front after Loons star striker Luis Armarilla, who the team said sustained a groin injury during warmups before the match aga

Toye late starter for injured striker Amarilla in Loons' return

Captain and defensive midfielder Ozzie Alonso is out with a hamstring injury tonight against Sporting Kansas City.
Loons
May 28
Minnesota United forward Luis Amarilla celebratea a goal earlier this season.

Far from home, Loons' Amarilla happy to be back on green grass

Minnesota United striker Luis Amarilla remains more than 5,000 miles from home, but he's out of his apartment after two months stuck inside.
Loons
May 6
Loons mailbag: Pandemic will reshape worldwide transfer market, but how?

Loons mailbag: Pandemic will reshape worldwide transfer market, but how?

Just how jumbled will soccer worldwide become because of the coronavirus pandemic? In whatever ways that remain to be seen, it could benefit MLS and its teams.
Loons
May 5
Minnesota United donates $75,000 to Midway neighborhood fund

Minnesota United donates $75,000 to Midway neighborhood fund

The MLS team combined with stadium naming-rights sponsor Allianz Life to support neighborhoods around Allianz Field during this coronovirus pandemic.
Loons
April 15
With virtually no games to be played, Loons' Tyler Miller finds some in FIFA 20 tourney

With virtually no games to be played, Loons' Tyler Miller finds some in FIFA 20 tourney

Minnesota United goalkeeper Tyler Miller will give soccer supporters itching for live games something to watch in eMLS tournament that starts Sunday on Fox networks and crowns a champion May 17
Loons
April 14
Mailbag: When will we feel OK with going to a Loons match again?

Mailbag: When will we feel OK with going to a Loons match again?

With MLS now saying the season is "extremely unlikely" to start in mid-May, what does that portend for Minnesota United and the league in general?
Loons
April 2
Heath says Loons planning for the unknown 'wherever we land'

Heath says Loons planning for the unknown 'wherever we land'

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath discusses continuing talks with agents worldwide while he and his players are isolated at home and MLS play is suspended.
Loons
March 24
Loons Mailbag: Is there really competition for Emanuel Reynoso?

Loons Mailbag: Is there really competition for Emanuel Reynoso?

There are no practices or games for a second full week, but readers and Minnesota United supporters still have questions. So we answer them.
Loons
March 10
Kevin Molino

Loons' midfielder Molino has hamstring strain, home opener status in doubt

Coach Adrian Heath called Molino, who had two goals and an assist in the season's first game and a half, a probable "game-day decision."
Loons
March 3
Deeper roster makes Loons' game-day 18 a tough lineup to crack

Deeper roster makes Loons' game-day 18 a tough lineup to crack

Teenage prospect Thomas Chacon wasn't the only one left out Sunday in a lineup that coach Adrian Heath says will be tougher to pick this season.
Loons
February 25
Noah Billingsley (2)

Loons sign draft pick Billingsley, 'still talking' on Reynoso deal

The 18th player taken in the January SuperDraft, New Zealand's Noah Billingsley "could have the same sort of impact" draft picks Chase Gasper and Hassani Dotson had last year, United coach Adrian Heath said.
Loons
February 21
United 2020 broadcast schedule includes seven national TV games

United 2020 broadcast schedule includes seven national TV games

The Loons' other 27 games are available on FSN or FSN-Plus, with one game streamed live on Fox Go Sports.
Loons
February 20
Loons fail to sign midfielder Emanuel Reynoso on Argentina trip

Loons fail to sign midfielder Emanuel Reynoso on Argentina trip

Minnesota United technical director Mark Watson ended his second trip to Argentina in a month by heading home Wednesday without striking a deal to acquire Boca Juniors midfielder Emanuel Reynoso
Loons
February 18
Former Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra is back in MLS with the Seattle Sounders.

Former Loon Ibarra 'did well' in trial, is back in MLS with Sounders

Part of United's franchise dating to its NASL days in 2012, midfielder Miguel Ibarra turns a trial with defending MLS Cup champion Seattle into a contract after Loons did not bring him back after last season.
Loons
February 17
Heath on Amarilla's two-goal debut for Loons: `There's a lot more to come.'

Heath on Amarilla's two-goal debut for Loons: `There's a lot more to come.'

Minnesota United's newly signed striker Luis Amarilla scored twice and impressed in his debut against MLS competition Sunday in Portland.
Loons
February 14
Loons updates: Chase Gasper's USMNT debut 'everything you dream about'

Loons updates: Chase Gasper's USMNT debut 'everything you dream about'

Loons starting left back fit and hopeful after month's training with U.S. Men's National team as well as items on Mason Toye's role, Brent Kallman's form, an Emanuel Reynoso update and United's strength of schedule.
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