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Minnesota United Sign Bill Heavner as Temporary Backup GK

With two keepers out on injury, the Loons were desperate for another body to bring to Denver.

In the wake of two ill-timed injuries, Minnesota United have shored up their depth at goalkeeper ahead of Saturday’s week three match.

55.1’s Jeff Reuter reported that goalkeeper Bill Heavner, a University of Maryland - Baltimore County product, would join the club temporarily to serve as an emergency backup keeper behind United’s second-string keeper Bobby Shuttleworth on Saturday.

Starting keeper John Alvbage and third-string keeper Patrick McLain will both be sidelined for the contest with injuries.

Heavner has started 53 games for the UMBC Retrievers for a total of nearly 5000 minutes. He is 22-13-9 with 17 shutouts and 175 saves.

Check out Bill’s college highlight reel and let us know: Are you comfortable with him as insurance behind Shuttleworth this weekend? If not, does the club have any other choice?