MN Migration: Cropper Stopper Bests Loons & Yueill Back in San Jose

by on 28 March 2017

In this week’s recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: NWSL preseason continues while Cropper and Bunbury get a result against their home state.

Cody Cropper earned his third start of the season for the New England Revolution in a 5-2 win over Minnesota United FC. Cropper made three saves and was not particularly at fault for either of Minnesota’s goals. The first curved away from him and came back just enough to sneak inside the near post. The second came when fellow Minnesotan Brent Kallman was left alone to slot home a deflected ball.

In the 82nd minute, Teal Bunbury entered as the Revolution’s final sub. Bunbury didn’t see much of the ball in his short stint, but he did miss an opportunity to add another goal in the 84th minute.

After one appearance with Reno 1868 FC, Jackson Yueill is back with the San Jose Earthquakes. Without a scheduled MLS game, the Earthquakes played a friendly against their youth academy. Yueill played the full 90 and scored the first goal in a 5-0 win.

Simone Kolander played the final half hour for the Chicago Red Stars FC against the Portland Thorns in the first game of the Thorns Spring Invitational. The former Golden Gopher is on trial with Chicago after not being selected in the 2017 NWSL draft. Kolander had an active half hour, but was unable to prevent the 1-0 loss.

The Washington Spirit defeated the University of North Carolina 5-0 in its second game of the preseason. Kassey Kallman played 67 minutes as a left wing back in a new 3-5-2 formation for the Spirit.

Mukwelle Akale was subbed on in the 72nd minute in Villarreal CF C’s 3-0 win against CD Olímpic de Xàtiva. Prior to the result, Olímpic had been undefeated this season.

Tyler David was an unused substitute in Saint Louis FC’s scoreless draw with Louisville City FC.


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