GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (February 26, 2018) -- After wrapping up participation in the Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-0 defeat against Columbus Crew SC this past Saturday, Minnesota United eyes the start of its second season in Major League Soccer this week, with a match at San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports North (TV).
MNUFC 2018 SEASON SCHEDULE
The Loons' offseason has seen a number of new arrivals, including the recent acquisition of 22-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Luiz Fernando on loan from Fluminense FC, in addition to Allianz Field development, a new TV partnership and much, much more.
MNUFC 2018 MEDIA GUIDELINES
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR MEDIA: To request a 2018 season credential to cover all MNUFC matches at TCF Bank Stadium, please submit an application here. All credential applications must be submitted and received by 5 p.m. CT on March 1, 2018. No season credential applications will be accepted after that deadline.
Date Start (CT) End (CT) Event Location Availability
Tuesday (2/27) 10:30 a.m. ~11:45 a.m. Training NSC Yes
Wednesday (2/28) 10:30 a.m. ~11:45 a.m. Training NSC* Yes
Thursday (3/1) Travel
Friday (3/2) Travel
Saturday (3/3) 9:30 p.m. SJvMIN Avaya Yes
Sunday (3/4) OFF No
*Media planning on attending training please check in with MNUFC Communications to confirm training field locations.
Media will be allowed to photograph/film training sessions for a minimum of 15 minutes either at the beginning or end of training. MNUFC reserves the right to close a training session at any time. All players and coaches will be made available for interviews prior to or following each training session.
MNUFC MEDIA NOTES
Offseason signings | MNUFC has added seven players to its roster to date, including: Luiz Fernando: Brazilian defensive midfielder on loan from Fluminense FC.
Matt Lampson: Goalkeeper fresh off a standout season with Chicago Fire.
Mason Toye: No. 7 selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft from Indiana.
Frantz Pangop: Cameroon international midfielder.
Bertrand Owundi Eko'o: Cameroon international defender.
Tyrone Mears: Defender with MLS Cup, Premier League experience.
Harrison Heath: Homegrown Player and midfielder from Atlanta United.
MNUFC roster information | Click here for info on each of the Loons' players.
Carolina Cup Challenge wrap | MNUFC completed its participation in the CCC with a 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on Wednesday, which included a converted penalty from Kevin Molino and superb goalkeeping from Lampson, and a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC on Saturday.
MNUFC season media credentials deadline approaches | MNUFC has opened the accreditation process for 2018 season media credentials. Media members looking to receive a credential to cover all MNUFC home matches in 2018 can submit an application online here. All credential applications must be submitted and received by 5 p.m. CT on March 1, 2018. No season credential applications will be accepted after that deadline.
Media Guidelines | Media are encouraged to please review the media guidelines, as there are a number of updates, including where to park for MNUFC training sessions at the National Sports Center, primary media contacts, credential access and more.
MNUFC MEDIA RESOURCES
Press Kit | Logo Art Files (ai file) or (png 720x720) | Player Headshots
MNUFC MEDIA CONTACTS
Director, Public Relations
Public Relations Manager
Community Relations Coordinator