2019 Minnesota United FC season

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Minnesota United FC
2019 season
OwnerBill McGuire
CEOChris Wright
Head CoachAdrian Heath
StadiumAllianz Field
Western Conference4th
Overall7th
U.S. Open CupSemi-Final
Top goalscorerDarwin Quintero (9)
Highest home attendance19,906
Lowest home attendance19,600
Average home league attendance19,740
Biggest win7–1
(June 29 vs. CIN)
Biggest defeat0–3
(May 29 at ATL)
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The 2019 Minnesota United FC season is the ninth season of Minnesota United FC's existence and their third season in Major League Soccer, the top-tier of American soccer. United plays at Allianz Field and is coached by Adrian Heath. Outside of MLS, Minnesota United will also participate in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup, as well as various preseason competitions. This is the first year United will play at Allianz Field.

Club[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Signed from
Goalkeepers
1 Vito Mannone Italy GK (1988-03-02) 2 March 1988 (age 31) England Reading
97 Dayne St. Clair Canada GK (1997-05-09) 9 May 1997 (age 22) United States Maryland
Defenders
2 Carter Manley United States DF (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 23) United States Duke
3 Ike Opara United States DF (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 30) United States Sporting Kansas City
14 Brent Kallman United States DF (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 29) United States Minnesota United FC (NASL)
15 Michael Boxall New Zealand DF (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 31) South Africa SuperSport United
19 Romain Métanire Madagascar DF (1990-03-28) 28 March 1990 (age 29) France Stade Reims
22 Wyatt Omsberg United States DF (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 24) United States Dartmouth
77 Chase Gasper United States DF (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 23) United States Maryland
86 Wilfried Moimbe France DF (1988-10-18) 18 October 1988 (age 31) France AS Nancy
Midfielder
6 Osvaldo Alonso Cuba MF (1985-11-11) 11 November 1985 (age 34) United States Seattle Sounders
7 Kevin Molino Trinidad and Tobago MF (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 29) United States Orlando City
8 Ján Greguš (DP) Slovakia MF (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 28) Denmark F.C. Copenhagen
10 Miguel Ibarra United States MF (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 29) Mexico Club León
12 Lawrence Olum Kenya MF (1984-07-10) 10 July 1984 (age 35) United States Portland Timbers
13 Ethan Finlay United States MF (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 29) United States Columbus Crew
16 Robin Lod Finland MF (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 22) Spain Sporting Gijón
17 Collin Martin United States MF (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 25) United States D.C. United
20 Rasmus Schuller Finland MF (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 28) Sweden BK Häcken
25 Darwin Quintero (DP) Colombia MF (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 32) Mexico Club America
31 Hassani Dotson United States MF (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 22) United States Oregon State
11 Thomás Chacón (DP) Uruguay MF (2000-08-17) 17 August 2000 (age 19) Uruguay Danubio FC
Forwards
9 Ángelo Rodríguez Colombia FW (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 30) Colombia Deportes Tolima
23 Mason Toye (GA) United States FW (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 21) United States Indiana
99 Abu Danladi (GA) Ghana FW (1995-10-18) 18 October 1995 (age 24) United States UCLA

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Entry date Position No. Player From club Ref.
December 20, 2018 MF 8 Slovakia Ján Greguš Denmark F.C. Copenhagen [1]
January 10, 2019 MF 6 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso United States Seattle Sounders [2]
January 25, 2019 DF 19 Madagascar Romain Métanire France Stade Reims [3]
January 28, 2019 DF 3 United States Ike Opara United States Sporting Kansas City [4]
March 15, 2019 MF 12 Kenya Lawrence Olum United States Portland Timbers [5]
July 16, 2019 MF 16 Finland Robin Lod Spain Sporting Gijón [6]
July 23, 2019 DF 86 France Wilfried Moimbé France AS Nancy [7]
August 7, 2019 MF 11 Uruguay Thomás Chacón Uruguay Danubio FC [8]

MLS SuperDraft[edit]

Any player marked with a * is part of the Generation Adidas program.

Round Pick Player Position Previous club Status Ref
1 7 Canada Dayne St. Clair* Goalkeeper Maryland Signed[9] [10]
1 15 United States Chase Gasper Defender Maryland Signed[9] [A][10]
2 31 United States Hassani Dotson Midfield Oregon State Signed[9] [10]
4 75 United States Kevin Rodriguez Forward NIU Not signed[11] [B][12]
4 94 Australia Mitchell Osmond Defender Rio Grande Not signed[11] [C][12]
  1. ^ Acquired from FC Dallas via Chicago Fire for $50,000 in General Allocation Money[10]
  2. ^ Acquired from Orlando City SC along with the #1 spot in the MLS Waiver Order and additional fourth round selection in exchange for the #4 spot in the MLS Waiver Order and a second round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft[2]
  3. ^ Acquired from New York Red Bulls via Orlando City SC along with the #1 spot in the MLS Waiver Order and additional fourth round selection in exchange for the #4 spot in the MLS Waiver Order and a second round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft[2]

Transfers out[edit]

Exit date Position No. Player To club Notes Ref.
November 26, 2018 DF 3 Switzerland Jérôme Thiesson Switzerland FC Rapperswil-Jona Option declined [13][14]
November 26, 2018 MF 7 Brazil Ibson Brazil Tombense FC Option declined [13]
November 26, 2018 DF 8 United States Marc Burch United States Memphis 901 FC Option declined [13][15]
November 26, 2018 MF 12 Brazil Fernando Bob Free agent Option declined [13]
November 26, 2018 MF 16 England Harrison Heath United States Miami FC Contract expired [13][16]
November 26, 2018 MF 19 Cameroon Frantz Pangop Germany SC Rheindorf Altach Option declined [13][17]
November 26, 2018 GK 24 United States Alex Kapp Free agent Option declined [13]
November 26, 2018 MF 26 United States Collen Warner Denmark FC Helsingør Option declined [13][18]
November 26, 2018 DF 27 Cameroon Bertrand Owundi Canada Forge FC Option declined [13][19]
November 26, 2018 GK 28 United States Matt Lampson United States LA Galaxy Option declined [13][20]
November 26, 2018 MF 29 Brazil Maximiniano Brazil Fluminense FC Loan expired [13]
November 26, 2018 MF 32 Peru Alexi Gomez Peru Club Universitario de Deportes Loan expired [13]
November 26, 2018 MF Costa Rica Johan Venegas Costa Rica Saprissa Contract expired [13]
March 1, 2019 MF United States Sam Cronin Free agent Contract buyout [11]
May 4, 2019 DF 5 Costa Rica Francisco Calvo United States Chicago Fire Traded [21]
July 29, 2019 DF 4 United States Eric Miller United States New York City FC Traded [22]

Loans in[edit]

Start date End date Position No. Player From club Ref.
February 10, 2019 January 1, 2020 GK 1 Italy Vito Mannone England Reading [23][24]
March 4, 2019 End of season MF Tanzania Ally Hamis Ng'Anzi Czech Republic MFK Vyškov [25]

Loans out[edit]

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Ref.
March 4, 2019 End of season MF Tanzania Ally Hamis Ng'Anzi United States Forward Madison FC [25][26]
May 21, 2019 June, 2020 MF 11 Ecuador Romario Ibarra Mexico Pachuca [27][28]
August 6, 2019 End of Season GK 33 United States Bobby Shuttleworth United States Sacramento Republic FC [29]

Friendlies[edit]

  Win   Loss   Draw

Competitions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
MLS 34 15 8 11 52 43 +9 044.12
U.S. Open Cup 5 4 0 1 16 7 +9 080.00
MLS Cup Playoffs 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
Total 40 19 8 13 69 52 +17 047.50

Updated to match played Oct. 20th, 2019
Source: Competitions

MLS[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC 34 21 4 9 85 37 +48 72 Conference Semifinals & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 16 10 8 51 49 +2 56 First round & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
3 Real Salt Lake 34 16 13 5 45 41 +4 53 First round & 2020 Leagues Cup
4 Minnesota United FC 34 15 11 8 52 42 +10 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 16 15 3 56 55 +1 51
6 Portland Timbers 34 14 13 7 49 48 +1 49
7 FC Dallas 34 13 12 9 48 46 +2 48 First round
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 16 5 51 52 −1 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 12 16 6 57 60 −3 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 12 18 4 45 57 −12 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 10 16 8 49 61 −12 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps FC[b] 34 8 16 10 37 58 −21 34
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ As MLS Cup 2019 champions
  2. ^ Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.

Overall table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC (X) 34 21 4 9 85 37 +48 72 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
2 New York City FC 34 18 6 10 63 42 +21 64 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[b]
3 Atlanta United FC 34 18 12 4 58 43 +15 58 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[c]
4 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 16 10 8 52 49 +3 56 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[d]
5 Philadelphia Union 34 16 11 7 58 50 +8 55
6 Real Salt Lake 34 16 13 5 46 41 +5 53
7 Minnesota United FC 34 15 11 8 52 43 +9 53
8 LA Galaxy 34 16 15 3 58 59 −1 51
9 Toronto FC 34 13 10 11 57 52 +5 50
10 D.C. United 34 13 10 11 42 38 +4 50
11 Portland Timbers 34 14 13 7 52 49 +3 49
12 New York Red Bulls 34 14 14 6 53 51 +2 48
13 FC Dallas 34 13 12 9 54 46 +8 48
14 New England Revolution 34 11 11 12 50 57 −7 45
15 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 16 5 52 55 −3 44
16 Colorado Rapids 34 12 16 6 58 63 −5 42
17 Chicago Fire 34 10 12 12 55 47 +8 42
18 Montreal Impact 34 12 17 5 47 59 −12 41 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[e]
19 Houston Dynamo 34 12 18 4 49 59 −10 40
20 Columbus Crew SC 34 10 16 8 39 47 −8 38
21 Sporting Kansas City 34 10 16 8 49 67 −18 38
22 Orlando City SC 34 9 15 10 44 52 −8 37
23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 8 16 10 37 59 −22 34
24 FC Cincinnati 34 6 22 6 31 75 −44 24
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Supporters' Shield champions (USA2)
  2. ^ As Eastern Conference regular season champions (USA3)
  3. ^ As 2019 U.S. Open Cup champions (USA4)
  4. ^ As MLS Cup 2019 champions (USA1)
  5. ^ As 2019 Canadian Championship champions (CAN1)

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
28 13 6 9 45 35  +10 45 8 5 1 22 9  +13 5 1 8 23 26  −3

Last updated: Sept 2, 2019.
Source: Match reports

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAAAAAHAHHHAHHAHHHHAHAHHAHHAAAHAHHA
ResultWWLLWDLDWDLWWLLLWWWWDDWLWDLWLWDWDL
Updated to match(es) played on Sept 16, 2019. Source: Match reports
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

First Round[edit]



  Win   Loss   Draw

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

As of July 18, 2019

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. MLS U.S. Open Cup Total
Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card
1 Italy Vito Mannone GK 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
2 United States Carter Manley DF 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
3 United States Ike Opara DF 16(1) 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 18(1) 3 2 0
4 United States Eric Miller DF 5(1) 0 0 0 2(1) 0 0 0 7(2) 0 0 0
6 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso MF 19 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 20 1 4 0
7 Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Molino MF 4(4) 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5(4) 3 0 0
8 Slovakia Ján Greguš MF 17 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 19 2 2 1
9 Colombia Ángelo Rodríguez FW 15(5) 5 2 0 3 4 0 0 18(5) 9 2 0
10 United States Miguel Ibarra MF 13(4) 1 3 0 1(1) 1 0 0 14(5) 2 3 0
12 Kenya Lawrence Olum MF 2(3) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4(3) 0 2 0
13 United States Ethan Finlay MF 14(6) 3 2 0 2(1) 1 0 0 16(7) 4 2 0
14 United States Brent Kallman DF 12(2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12(2) 0 2 0
15 New Zealand Michael Boxall DF 15 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 18 1 1 0
17 United States Collin Martin MF 1(1) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2(1) 0 1 0
19 Madagascar Romain Métanire DF 14 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 5 0
20 Finland Rasmus Schuller MF 10(4) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10(4) 0 1 0
22 United States Wyatt Omsberg DF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 United States Mason Toye FW 1(4) 4 0 0 0(3) 1 0 0 1(7) 5 0 0
25 Colombia Darwin Quintero MF 16(2) 6 3 0 3 5 0 0 19(2) 11 3 0
31 United States Hassani Dotson MF 7(5) 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 10(5) 2 1 0
77 United States Chase Gasper DF 4(1) 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 7(1) 0 2 0
97 Canada Dayne St. Clair GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99 Ghana Abu Danladi FW 4(9) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4(9) 1 3 0
Players who left the club in trade or on loan
5 Costa Rica Francisco Calvo DF 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 2 1
11 Ecuador Romario Ibarra MF 4(4) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4(4) 2 1 0
33 United States Bobby Shuttleworth GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own goals 2 0 2
Totals 37 34 2 13 5 0 50 39 2

Source: (for players and positions) First Team Squad (for squad numbers), 2019 Stats (for actual stats.)

Clean sheets[edit]

As of August 15, 2019
No. Player MLS US Open Cup Total
1 Italy Mannone 9 0 9
Total 9 0 9

Attendance[edit]

As of August 11, 2019[30]
Total Games Average Season highest
236,974 12 19,748 19,906

By game[edit]

Date Opponent Attendance Score
April 13 New York City FC 19,796 3–3
April 25 LA Galaxy 19,779 0–0
April 28 D.C. United 19,620 1–0
May 10 Seattle Sounders FC 19,832 1–1
May 18 Columbus Crew SC 19,600 1–0
May 25 Houston Dynamo 19,701 1–0
June 2 Philadelphia Union 19,738 2–3
June 29 FC Cincinnati 19,778 7–1
July 3 San Jose Earthquakes 19,653 3–1
July 13 FC Dallas 19,906 1–0
July 27 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 19,845 0–0
Aug 4 Portland Timbers 19,726 1–0
Aug 14 Colorado Rapids 19,629 1–0

References[edit]

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