Author: Jon Marthaler

  • Match Preview: MNUFC at Inter Miami

    Match Preview: MNUFC at Inter Miami

    It’ll be nice next year when I don’t have to explain where the game is on TV. This one’s on BSN as usual, as well as on Channel 23 in the Twin Cities, at 7pm tonight. Get those non-cable-having friends interested in the Loons now, because come next year, you’ll have to send them your […]

  • MNUFC International Break TV Guide

    MNUFC International Break TV Guide

    It’ll be weeks before Minnesota United is back in action, but five Loons – and one Doubloon – have international games during the international break.

  • Match Preview: NYCFC at MNUFC

    Match Preview: NYCFC at MNUFC

    #MNUFC closes out its “first half” with a home game against #NYCFC Saturday evening. Even though the season’s not even close to half over. @jmarthaler on the Loons’ attacking struggles, the annoyance w/NYC, multiple Calvo references, and more.

  • The most alarming things about MNUFC’s loss to Union Omaha

    The most alarming things about MNUFC’s loss to Union Omaha

    Adrian Heath’s summary of Minnesota United’s 2-1 loss to Union Omaha in the U.S. Open Cup was one word: “Embarrassing.” And while he’s right, the best word I can come up with was less about embarrassment, and more about where the team goes from here: Alarming.

  • Match Preview: MNUFC vs Union Omaha

    Match Preview: MNUFC vs Union Omaha

    I love the U.S. Open Cup. Always have, always will.

  • Match Preview: MNUFC at Dallas

    Match Preview: MNUFC at Dallas

    Last season, games against the Texas teams kept the Loons afloat in their chase for the playoffs. This season, the Loons have already gone to Texas once, and it wasn’t pretty. This one’s at the slightly odd time of 6pm on Sunday evening, but it’s not a national TV game – it’s on Channel 23 […]

  • Match Preview: LA Galaxy at MNUFC

    Match Preview: LA Galaxy at MNUFC

    For the first time this year, midweek MLS action comes to Minnesota, as the Loons are entering an extremely busy period. It’ll be six games in 20 days for Minnesota, as MNUFC careens through a U.S. Open Cup-filled stretch before the June international break. This one is the first game of the season between the […]

  • Match Preview: Colorado at MNUFC

    Match Preview: Colorado at MNUFC

    Wednesday night, Minnesota United welcomes the Colorado Rapids for the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, an exciting matchup- no, I can’t do this. I can’t do it. The Loons have played the Rapids four times in the last two years. They played them on April 16 and they’ll play them again on August […]

  • Cincinnati 1, Loons 0: Players need to end misfiring trend

    Cincinnati 1, Loons 0: Players need to end misfiring trend

    Minnesota United FC is having trouble scoring goals. From just that sentence, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether this article was published previously, perhaps at any point in the last year and a half. Saturday night’s 1-0 loss to FC Cincinnati was the latest example of the ongoing struggle, and also a microcosm of the […]

  • Match Preview: FC Cincinnati at MNUFC

    Match Preview: FC Cincinnati at MNUFC

    I’m not sure you’re going to get a better evening to go to a Loons game than you will on Saturday night (7pm, on Bally Sports North and on Channel 23 in the Twin Cities, for those not at Allianz Field). It’s supposed to be nice outside, for the first time this season. Even if […]