Over the offseason there we’re quite a few changes to the Minnesota United roster. From pretty heavy losses up top to gains in the midfield, there is a good chance we will see a much different Starting XI on April 17th compared to what we saw in 2020. As of the opening of camp on March 1st here is how the roster looked. (Per MNUFC.com)
Goalkeepers: Tyler Miller, Adrian Zendejas, Dayne St. Clair, and Fred Emmings
Defenders: Noah Billingsley, Ike Opara, Brent Kallman, Michael Boxall, Romain Metanire, Bakaye Dibassy, Chase Gasper, Callum Montgomery, Jukka Raitala, and DJ Taylor
Midfielders: Jacori Hayes, Osvaldo Alonso, Ján Greguš, Emanuel Reynoso, Thomás Chacón, Ethan Finlay, Robin Lod, Sam Gleadle, Hassani Dotson, and Wil Trapp
Forwards: Foster Langsdorf, Juan Agudelo, and Patrick Weah
MNUFC had 25 players on their roster as they opened camp, however we can always see the addition of more players and maybe even some big moves. With the delayed start date MLS clubs have the Primary Transfer Window open until May 4th. The secondary transfer window will run from July 7th to August 5th.
Since opening camp the Loons have acquired Juan Agudelo (F) and signed 17 year old Patrick Weah (F) as a homegrown player to bring the total to 27 players.
Note: 2021 MLS SuperDraft picks Justin McMaster, Sean O’Hearn, and Nabi Kilbunguchy are not yet on the team roster. Per the Pioneer Press’ Andy Greder, McMaster will not join MNUFC for camp but rather will remain at Wake Forest University for their 7 game Spring Schedule. O’Hearn had trained with the team and Kilbunguchy is expected to report soon.