We Meet Again…
Our first-ever meeting with Expansion Team Minnesota United is drawing near…
To mark this historic first clash, we get to know a little bit more about our next opponents.
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Shots on Target
Adrian Heath took over the reins at Minnesota at the start of the year following a spell in charge of Orlando City where he led The Lions into MLS at the same time as NYCFC in 2015.
An experienced boss, Heath has held posts at a number of English clubs, including Burnley, Sheffield United and Coventry.
Christian Ramirez – Nine Goals
Prolific Californian striker Christian Ramirez has brought his NASL form to the highest stage, netting nine times in 17 appearances for the Expansion Team.
Adrian Heath’s men rallied to recover a two-goal deficit against Vancouver Whitecaps at the TCF Bank Stadium last time out.
Second half goals from Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson secured a draw for the Loons which leaves them in ninth place in the Western Conference.
Following a difficult start in their first MLS season, Minnesota have shown signs of steadying the ship in the last couple of months and currently occupy ninth place in the Western Conference with a 5-9-3 record.
They will be chasing a first road victory when they arrive at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.