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Minnesota United Returning to Portland for Preseason

by on 1 December 2016

Redemption is at hand. MN United FC has announced that the club will again visit the City of Roses for the Simple Invitational on Feb. 9-15, 2017. The team will prep for its inaugural MLS season against three Western Conference MLS clubs, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The 2017 Simple Invitational will have of three doubleheaders at Providence Park in Portland, OR. At last year’s tournament, MNUFC had a rough start to their preseason with 3-1, 4-0, and 4-0 losses to Vancouver, Chicago, and Portland respectively (while accumulating 3 red cards across those games).

The preseason tournament marks MNUFC’s first announced MLS fixtures. More preseason trips are expected to be announced in the coming months. Who the team will have on the pitch for those matches still remains to be seen.

Thursday, Feb. 9
Minnesota United FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 7:00 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake – 9:30 p.m. CT

Sunday, Feb. 12
Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake – 4:30 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC – 7:00 p.m. CT

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United FC – 7:00 p.m. CT
Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC – 9:30 p.m. CT

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  • Alex Schieferdecker

    Surprised they let us back!