Minnesota United took a huge step in shrugging off the dismal stigma around the club in its first year by coming back from two goals down to earn a point at BBVA Compass Stadium against the Houston Dynamo.
The Loons, who have lacked a bit of punch when going down this season, used two second-half strikes to force a 2-2 draw against the dangerous Dynamo.
Following back-to-back humiliating defeats to start their season, Minnesota United held onfor a 2-2 draw against the Colorado Rapidson Saturday.
The Loons were relegated to 10 men in the 70th minute, when Justin Davis stuck a high boot into the leg of Marlon Hairston. Despite facing a disadvantage for 20 minutes, the much-maligned Minnesota defense held firm to earn the first point in club history.
The unit some have hyped as the best front six in the league showed plenty of brilliance in the Portland Timbers' 5-1 win over Minnesota United at Providence Park on Friday night. Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi bagged a pair of second-half braces to propel the Timbers to their first three points of the season.
One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.
Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.
After several seasons marred by injuries, Josh Gatt is finally healthy as be brings his game to MLS.
Minnesota United announced on Wednesday that the club has signed Gatt, who previously featured for Norwegian club Molde. The 25-year-old winger moves to MLS after spending his first seven professional seasons abroad.
The Portland Timbers appear to have found a replacement for the departed Lucas Melano, one who hopefully produces more in the final third than the disappointing designated player. According to ESPN, Caleb Porter's side is close to a deal with Argentinian midfielder Sebastian Blanco, who is also being hunted by Club America.
Adrian Heath wasn't panicking just yet, but he was certainly a bit anxious. For the first time in years, he was away from the field, away from the game, away from the banter and camaraderie that have defined his life since he was a child inNewcastle-under-Lyme, England.
Then, an opportunity came, and it was one that fit.
On a day when Atlanta United dominated the MLS news cycle, its expansion cousin Minnesota United reportedly made a huge splash.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Minnesota will acquire winger Kevin Molino and goalkeeper Patrick McLean from Orlando City in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Spector is set to join Orlando City if his current club, Birmingham City, signs off on an early release. Spector is reportedly in Orlando on Tuesday and could prove an answer at both fullback and centerback for a Lions team that struggled in defense throughout 2016.
It looks like the San Jose Earthquakes won't be signing Darwin Quintero.
According to ESPN, the Earthquakes have ended their pursuit of Quintero from Club America. IfSan Jose was serious about acquiring the Colombian forward, the Quakeswould have spent around $5 million for a transfer fee and annual wages of $2.