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News in Brief: Minnesota United Training, FIFA World Cup Expanding, and More

by on 16 April 2018

Minnesota United FC working smarter, not harder

Efficiency is key, particularly when mother nature decides to dump over a foot of snow on you over the course of a weekend. Minnesota United FC uses technology to its benefit in training, using both GPS and health monitoring systems to determine which players are traveling the further and working the hardest both during match es and training sessions. The technology is “standard in MLS” and lets players know a bevy of things about how they are performing from a physical standpoint.

FIFA planning to expand World Cups

Not content to sit on the profits it makes already, FIFA is looking at expanding the World Cup to 48 teams total. Qatar is reportedly open to the idea, despite meaning sharing matches across the region. While the idea of expanding to 48 teams was originally destined for 2026, FIFA has reportedly moved the proposal up to 2022 for the Qatar event.

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MLS Weekend Roundup

Atlanta and New York City FC draw 2-2

Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City draw 2-2

San Jose and Houston Dynamo draw 2-2

Portland Timbers down Minnesota United 3-2 in home opener

Toronto FC lose to Colorado Rapids 2-0

New York Red Bulls beat Montreal Impact 3-1

LAFC return to winning ways, beat Vancouver 2-0

 

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