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News In Brief: Penultimate Preseason Match Against Toronto Details, Jérôme Thiesson is Official, and More

by on 22 February 2017

Minnesota United FC faces Toronto FC in its second-to-last preseason match

Minnesota United FC will be facing Toronto FC down in Orlando at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The game will be available for streaming on torontofc.ca or mnufc.com.

Thanks to Andy Greder at the Pioneer Press, we’ve got a minutes total for each player from the Portland tournament. It looks like Adrian Heath has been pretty even-handed with preseason minutes, giving nearly every player time except Joshua Gatt, Bobby Shuttleworth, and Bernardo Añor. With this being one of the last chances to evaluate players in game situations before the season starts, expect a “line change” sometime during the second half so as many players as possible get minutes.

The team will finish its preseason against San Antonio FC on Sunday. No word on if Sting (the mascot, not the singer) will make an appearance at that match.

Jérôme Thiesson officially signs with the Loons

Minnesota United has made it official, Swiss Jérôme Thiesson has been signed by the club. The 29-year-old looks to immediately compete for a starting spot at right back. Check out the highlights video the team posted of the new Loon.

News bits

Today in dead tree media

Everton Magazine, the game day magazine for the Toffees, has a feature on former Everton forward and current Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath. We’ll definitely have to see if the full article pops up on the internet, but the image in the tweet below is quite the tease!


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  • MmattN

    IS there anyway to get Fox Sports North online? Like ya can with Fox Sports with Fox Sports Go?

    • Tres Gatos

      Yes, if you have a FSN tele subscription, or know someone who does… you can sign in and FSN will be available. I believe the Timberwolves started streaming their FSN games on Fox Sports Go two seasons ago. Minnesota Wild did not start streaming until this (current) season. So there is a chance that MNUFC is on FSN, but that it might not be streamable. But with the route technology is going, you would assume MNUFC would be available at some point this season, if not the entire season… IF they were to choose FSN.