News in Brief: Owundi Loaned to Charlotte, MNUFC Trialist Fernando Bob, 50k to Midway, and More

by on 17 August 2018


Defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o has been sent out on loan to USL side Charlotte Independence. The loan agreement includes a right of recall for MLS.

News of Owundi’s loan comes in on the heels of reports from Minnesota United’s midweek practice that Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando Bob is trialing with the squad. Fernando is recently out of contract as of July 31, when his loan deal expired with Brazilian league Serie A side Ponte Preta.

Minnesota United is pushing for 50,000 in attendance for their final home match of the season against LA Galaxy on Sunday, October 21. The club is opening the entire upper deck at TCF Bank Stadium and reducing ticket prices as well as prices at a few concessions stands. “50k To Midway” will be the Loons’s final regular season home match at TCF Bank Stadium before moving to Allianz Field in Spring 2019.

Defender Michael Boxall was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 24 after scoring his first MLS goal Saturday night against LA Galaxy. The center back shared his experience in scoring, praising Darwin Quintero’s service on Boxall’s headed attempt on goal.

MLS Midweek Action

Colorado Rapids drew on the road against LA Galaxy 2-2 this past Tuesday night.

Former MNUFC striker Christian Ramirez scored two goals in the first half of his first start with his new club LAFC winning 2-0 at home against Real Salt Lake.

USMNT capped goalkeeper Bill Hamid returned to DC United this week on loan, tending the net Wednesday night in a 4-1 victory at home over Portland Timbers.

Toronto FC won the 2018 Canadian Championship Wednesday night 5-2 over Vancouver Whitecaps. Jozy Altidore scored a hat trick, helping Toronto punch their ticket to CONCACAF Champions League play in 2019.

News bits


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