United’s Adrian Heath on Bakaye Dibassy season-ending injury, tough week, epic run, and more

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KSTP Sports attended Minnesota United FC practice Monday in Blaine, taking advantage of an opportunity to see the hottest team in MLS. United FC has the most points in the league over the last 11-games.

But there is unfortunate news: Starting center back Bakaye Dibassy is out for the season after suffering a ruptured quadricep tendon in Saturday’s win over Houston. He has surgery scheduled for Wednesday.

Manager Adrian Heath spoke with KSTP and other reporters following practice.

***Click the video box above to watch Heath answer questions Monday***

It’s a busy week for the Loons. They travel west to face current playoff team Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night. Then the Loons return home to play another playoff contender FC Dallas on Saturday.

The Loons earned a hard-fought three points against the Houston Dynamo last Saturday in a 2-1 come-from-behind win. The victory propelled MNUFC into 3rd place in the Western Conference and 10 points above the playoff line.

The Loons’ 44 points through 27 games is the most in club history since joining Major League Soccer (previous best was 42 points in 2019). Minnesota has now lost just once in its past 13 matches.

Minnesota United FC media relations contributed to this story