Minnesota United, Dotson agrees to new 3-year contract

Friday, Minnesota United announced it has signed midfielder Hassani Dotson to a new three-year contract, plus a one-year club option.

The contract will begin in 2022.

"Everyone knows how highly I think of Hassani, since the day he got here," MNUFC head coach Adrian Heath said. "It didn’t surprise when he went to play so well for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and then to come back and we feel as though he’s getting better and better. His best years are ahead of him. We’re so pleased he’s signed a new deal with us because we feel we have one of the best young midfielders in the MLS and we think he’ll show that over the next three or four years. There’s no end to where he can go. His next aim is solidifying his midfield place with us and moving on to get himself in that U.S. senior team, because I have no doubt he can play at that level."

Dotson, 23, was taken by Minnesota in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He made 24 appearances as a rookie and has developed into a versatile wingback and midfielder. He also made five appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, notching two assists.

"It’s nice to feel valued by the team and I’m excited for the years to come and hopefully win some silverware," Dotson said. "I’ve started more games this year than the previous ones and I want to continue that, with my ultimate goal to win trophies, keep improving and eventually move to Europe. I want to be a big part around the reason why we’re winning and being successful."