News in Brief: Ramirez Recovery, Land Acquisition, and More

by on 21 August 2017

With the final 10 games of the season on the horizon, Minnesota and the rest of MLS are closing in on the final stretch of the season. There’s a lot of news, so let’s get to it.

Minnesota news

Christian Ramirez is working to come back from his injury.

For the game against Seattle on Sunday night, Minnesota United turned to Sam Nicholson for set pieces.

Jeff Rueter spoke with Adrian Heath about United’s struggles and why the Loons can’t give up.

Ismaila Jome is working hard to develop his ability as a left back.

The grass destined for Cloud City was planted in Colorado this week.

Two former Thunder players (Luchi Gonzales and Freddy Juarez) were named in Top Drawer Soccer’s “Top 10 Coaches Under 40”.

Bill McGuire bought more land around the future home of Cloud City. Brian Quarstad reported that possibility first two weeks ago.


According to Rueter, two current Minnesota players had several offers made over the summer transfer window:

Minnesota United might be on the hunt for a new winger…

And he has four kidneys.

Other bits

The Portland Thorns set a season-high attendance record.

MLS roundup

Minnesota lost 2-1 in the dying moments to Seattle

New York City beat New England 2-1

San Jose and Philadelphia drew 2-2

Houston fell 2-1 to Vancouver

D.C. United finally won in a 1-0 affair at Colorado

Sporting Kansas City downed FC Dallas 2-0

Chicago lost 3-1 to Toronto FC

Orlando and Columbus were even at 1-1

Montreal triumphed over Real Salt Lake 3-1

Portland defeated New York Red Bulls 2-0

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