After a successful christening of Allianz Field, the Loons traveled to Toronto. After taking the lead thrice in the match, Minnesota United collapsed, allowing two goals in the dying moments of the match. Things went from bad to worse as first DP Ján Greguš and later Francisco Calvo earned red cards for ill-advised fouls. As a result, the Loons will be without both for at least one match.
Adrian Heath and company face a tough task. The next week sees the Loons face Zlatan and the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday, followed by Wayne Rooney and D.C. United on Sunday.
As always, Matthew Doyle’s “Armchair Analyst” series is worth reading. He brings bad tidings to Loons fans, however, and points out that after allowing 70 goals in 2017 and 71 in 2018, Minnesota is now on pace to allow 72 in 2019. There’s more to it than that, but the gist is that Minnesota’s problems run deeper than talent; something many have suspected for some time.
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