After Dismal Start, Minnesota United Finding Stride

April 27, 2017 04:11 PM

A historically bad start to the season - and their existence as a franchise - had even the most ardent Minnesota United supporters worried preseason predictions the Loons might be the worst expansion team in MLS history might come true. Recent signs, though, seem to indicate rumors of United's demise may have been greatly exaggerated.

After allowing 18 goals in the first four games - an unprecedented stretch in MLS history - United has seemingly righted the ship, culminating in last weekend's first ever shutout in a 1-0 win over Colorado.


Click the video box on this page to watch Miguel Ibarra, goalie Bobby Shuttleworth and head coach Adrian Heath discuss the shutout of Colorado that featured Ibarra's first-ever goal in MLS

In the four games since the rough start United has won two, tied one and lost one - allowing an average of one goal per game.

The awakening has them entering this weekend's game against San Jose just one point off the playoff cut-line in the Western Conference.


Chris Long

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