To start, a few photos of training courtesy of Minnesota United:
Sights from the desert ?
— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) January 24, 2017
Yesterday, United released a list of the players present in Arizona on the first day of preseason training. On that list were a number of players participating, but not presently signed to a contract with the club:
Jermaine Taylor, who spent 2016 making 23 appearances for the Portland Timbers, has been signed by United. While shorter than the typical defender, Taylor brings flexibility, having played both center back and full back. The Jamaican international is expected to compete for playing time and gives the Loons four players capable of slotting in at center back — something that feels like a luxury compared to recent seasons.
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