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Minnesota United Sign Bill Heavner as Temporary Backup GK

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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?