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.

MEGAN RYAN