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ST. PAUL — Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath and sporting director Manny Lagos will travel to Latin America on Wednesday, March 14, to scout an attacking player that could help fill the void left by Kevin Molino's season-ending knee injury. MLSsoccer.com reported that player is Colombian Darwin Quintero and that the Loons leaders will watch the CONCACAF Champions League game between Quintero's Mexican side, America, against Tauro FC in Panama.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gadiva Hubbard can't help but click. The sophomore guard has been preoccupied with checking online where the Gophers women's basketball team is projected to land in the NCAA tournament. "I've been looking at that for like a couple of weeks now, like every day," Hubbard said Friday, March 9. "We've changed from position to position and spot to spot, and coach (Marlene Stollings) actually talked to us about that yesterday and to not get into that so much. But I still look at it every day."
ST. PAUL—Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath will briefly cross enemy lines Saturday, March 10, inside Orlando City Stadium. "I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of people who I don't feel as though I had the proper opportunity to say goodbye to," Heath said Thursday.
ST. PAUL — After allowing a record-worst 70 goals in 34 games last season, Minnesota United developed a new mantra for their second MLS season: "Don't beat yourselves." Yet it's exactly what the Loons did in a season-opening 3-2 defeat to San Jose on Saturday. What further bothered coaches was how one self-inflicted error was quickly compounded with a second as the Earthquakes scored in the 27th and 28th minutes.
Gophers running back Shannon Brooks will miss the 2018 season because of a lower-leg injury suffered in one of the final winter workouts before the start of spring practices on Tuesday, coach P.J. Fleck announced. Brooks, a true senior, will be redshirted in the fall and is expected back for the 2019 season, Fleck said.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Gophers begin spring football Tuesday with a long list of areas for coach P.J. Fleck to address after a 5-7 debut season at Minnesota. A year ago, Fleck installed his fast-paced practice format during spring ball and had to be creative with an offensive line that, at times, had only four healthy players.
MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota United will begin its second MLS season Saturday, March 3, with a vastly different starting lineup than one they fielded for their debut game in the league last March. Only three of the 11 starters from the nationally televised blowout loss to Portland are expected to be in the same roles when the Loons face the Earthquakes in San Jose, Calif. Only five of the 12 players in that first game are even on the current roster.
ST. PAUL—Gophers mens basketball coach Richard Pitino said he stayed out of center Reggie Lynch's decision to drop his appeals in the University of Minnesota's decision to expel him for his role in two sexual misconduct incidents. "We've kind of focused on what we have here," Pitino said Tuesday, Feb. 20. "(Lynch) made decisions on how he wanted to go about it, with his family, lawyer and so on, that we didn't really get involved in. We've just been focusing in on our guys."
The Gophers released a variety of new uniform combinations on Tuesday that attempt to stay true to Minnesota’s traditional look while bringing in new elements.
ST. PAUL — When coach Jessica Allister left the Gophers softball team in July, Minnesota athletics director Mark Coyle consulted a prepared list of potential replacements and sought input from baseball coach John Anderson. Anderson, who has been at the U since 1981, told his boss to find someone who knows how to coach indoors. Well, Jamie Trachsel doesn't know any different.