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Loon Landings: Wright to step down, Weah to train in Europe

Some big things are happening in the MNUFC camp

May 1, 2021 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States - Minnesota United forward Patrick Weah (25) during the match against Austin FC at Allianz Field. (Photo by Seth Steffenhagen/Steffenhagen Photography)

A few big pieces of news for Minnesota United came out yesterday. One involving forward and Homegrown Player, Patrick Weah. The other involving MNUFC CEO Chris Wright.

Patrick Weah will head from Minnesota United to train with Spanish LaLiga side Real Betis Balompié for two weeks. The specifics of the timeframe or location were not released by the club however. Currently Real Betis are training in Switzerland from July 7th to the 17th. Last season Betis finished 6th place in LaLiga which guaranteed them a spot in the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League group stage.

The other news is that MNUFC CEO Chris Wright will step down from his position at the end of the 2021 MLS season.

Wright joined Minnesota United following the clubs first season in Major League Soccer in the fall of 2017. Prior to joining MNUFC he had experience in the front office of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. He also spent time with the now defunct Minnesota Strikers of the also defunct Major Indoor Soccer League.

The club stated they expect to name a new CEO within the next month.