The Loons’ interest in Allen broke over the weekend, while discussions were already far-advanced.
Minnesota United played last Tuesday without a full bench of substitutes and have been looking to shore up their squad as some players look to be out the door. Abu Danladi, who struggled with injuries in college, again went off injured in the first half of the Columbus match.
— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) July 6, 2017
Allen would be a capable backup for Christian Ramirez as striker, but he is untested on the MLS level. In his first season for New York Red Bulls II in the USL, he scored 15 goals in 28 matches his debut season. So far in 2017, Allen has scored nine goals in 14 appearances.
The loan will include an option to purchase Allen in the future from the Red Bulls, should he impress during his loan stint.
Minnesota is expected to formally announce the move next week.
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