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Know Your Opponent | Minnesota United FC

August 17, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Orlando City SC News Release

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Minnesota has had a turnaround season in large part due to the additions the club made in the offseason. The Loons strengthened the defense by adding defender Romain Metanire (who featured in the MLS All-Star game), MLS veteran defender Ike Opara, keeper Vito Mannone and holding midfielder Osvaldo Alonso. The changes have helped the side to the fourth-best defensive record in the Western Conference going into Saturday's meeting with City.

Who's Hot

Darwin Quintero leads the Loons with eight goals on the season but 20 year-old forward Mason Toye had a hot July with three goals to his name. Jan Gregus has been the leading assist man for MNUFC with eight.

Team Form

At home the Loons are a formidable side with only one loss in 2019 with an 8-1-4 record. They hold a 4-0-1 record in their last five at home.


City is 0-2-0 against Minnesota. Both losses have been by a single goal.

Rasmussen College Fun Fact

City meets two old faces again. This will be City's third meeting against former Manager Adrian Heath and attacking threat Kevin Molino.

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