Despite how his time with Minnesota United played out, goalkeeper John Alvbage, 34, doesn't have any regrets about being a Loon.
He joined United on loan from Swedish club IFK Goteborg, but when his loan ran out Sunday, the club declined its option to extend it.
"In my mind, I was, of course, ready to stay. And when I came here, it was like, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course you're going to get the option, and everything will be great and everything will be perfect,' " Alvbage said. "But then, you know, it's football. Stuff can go really bad and stuff can go really good. But this time, I actually am a little bit unlucky, I have to say that."
Just as he was for Goteborg, Alvbage took on the starting position. But he lasted only two matches, 5-1 and 6-1 losses, before an in-match collision with teammate Jermaine Taylor left his knee needing stitches. Bobby Shuttleworth stepped up in his absence, and Alvbage played only half of one other match with the Loons.