News in Brief: Akale in Spain, Loons Draw, and More…

by on 21 May 2018

Minnesotan youngster signs with Villareal

Mukwelle Akale, a 21-year-old from Minnesota, has signed a two-year extension with Villarreal in La Liga. He has not yet made an appearance for the senior team, but has been progressing through the ranks. FiftyFive.One featured Akale back in 2016. Akale spent 2017-18 with Villarreal C, and appears regularly in our MN Migration.

Loons draw with SKC

Minnesota United FC drew 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City over the weekend. SKC was decidedly the superior team and deserves its place atop the Western Conference. That Minnesota was able to gain a point against the leaders and hold them to one goal bodes well. That Francisco Calvo’s mark was the scorer again does not bode well.

Matt Doyle noted United’s accomplishment in his Armchair Analyst segment. He also noted Ibarra’s decreased effectiveness after defenders keyed in on him. Doyle also notes that Minnesota will need to win at home, rather than merely draw, if the Loons hope to make the playoffs.

MLS weekend roundup

Bradley Wright-Phillips’ brace leads New York Red Bulls to a 3-1 win over Atlanta

Houston Dynamo down Chicago 3-2 on an Alberth Elis brace

Minnesota draws 1-1 at home with Sporting KC

Three first-half goals see D.C. United win 3-1 over San Jose

Philadelphia explode for four goals, win 4-1 over Real Salt Lake

Late goal from Columbus gives Crew 1-0 win over New England

Two late goals see Vancouver draw 2-2 with FC Dallas

Portland win 2-1 at home over LA FC

New York City FC win 4-0 over Colorado

Both teams score in the 73′ as Toronto downs Orlando City 2-1

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