News in Brief: Minnesota United’s First Unified Team and More

by on 23 May 2017

Minnesota United announce unified team with Special Olympics

In a press release Monday, Minnesota United FC and Special Olympics MN announced the creation of the first official Minnesota United Unified Team. Eleven athletes were selected to play two matches against Houston Dynamo’s Unified Team. The first match will take place at TCF Bank Stadium on July 19. The reverse fixture will take place at BBVA Compass Stadium on September 20.

Adrian Heath could be suspended for match against Orlando

Adrian Heath entered the field of play during the 49th minute of the match against the LA Galaxy. Garrett Denney of E Pluribus Loonum points out that even though the circumstance of Heath’s infraction was innocent, MLS is pretty strict about coaches leaving their technical area. D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen was suspended and fined last season for almost the same thing Heath did. Heath himself was suspended last season while coaching Orlando. MLS has not yet disciplined Heath for the infraction.

 Klinsmann messes up for USMNT

No, not that one. Jonathan Klinsmann, son of the former USMNT head coach, committed an absolute howler in the opening game of the U-20 World Cup against Ecuador. Luckily for Klinsmann and the Baby Nats, Fulham youngster Luca de la Torre scored a late equalizer to rescue a point [full highlights].

The band’s back together

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