Lunes’ Adrian Heath considering more lineup changes in LAFC match

Lunes' Adrian Heath considering more lineup changes in LAFC match

Minnesota United will play their ninth different starting lineup in the ninth game of the season at Los Angeles FC on Sunday.

It’s a testament to the depth of the Loons’ roster that he’s been able to go through so many turnovers—both forced and optional changes—and still sit fifth in the Western Conference with a 4-2-2 record and 14 points.

Captain midfielder Will Trapp’s card-accumulating suspension would guarantee another starting XI for manager Adrian Heath in a nationally televised game, but questions remain as to how the second half sub and the formation tinkering with five late goals in the last two wins. is:

Will Heath change the Loons’ attack from the opening whistle against first-place LAFC?

Heath, of course, wasn’t going to deliver new LAFC manager Steve Cherundolo The Loons lineup just yet, but Robin Laud’s appearance was in the form of the False Nine, change-of-motion wingers with Bongi Hlongwein and Abu Danladi taking over for both Colorado. Well done against. and Chicago.

“I have to decide if this weekend is probably the time to change that,” Heath said on Thursday. “It would not be a decision to be taken lightly.”

Hollongwein had two assists in Saturday’s 3–0 win over Chicago, and Danlady scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 win over Colorado on April 16.

“I can’t say they didn’t help us when they came,” Heath said. “But sometimes people go, ‘Okay, keep it that way.’ Well, it doesn’t work like that. Because maybe what we’ve done before has given them a chance.”

related: Adrian Heath’s transformation again led the Loons to goals in a 3–0 win over Chicago.

transfer window

Don’t look to add MNUFC on the right fullback before the MLS primary transfer window closes on Wednesday.

While Hasani Dotson lost the season-ending knee injury last week and Romain Metnier, 32, has only played 22 minutes with a hamstring, that’s why the Loons added veteran O’Neill Fischer in the preseason.

Metnair, who is expected to be out for another two or three weeks, jogged during the training session on Thursday. Dotson is expected to have surgery for his torn anterior cruciate ligament and damaged meniscus this week.

With Dotson for the rest of 2022, the club will be able to open a senior roster spot; The club has also maintained a vacant international roster slot since the preseason.


Goalkeeper Fred Emmings trains with the US Under-19 youth national team this week in Carson, Calif. St Paul’s home player was one of four goalkeepers and a total of 34 players were called to the US camp. He previously represented the US and Luxembourg youth national teams. Of course, America would be the preferred option. … the Loons’ 14 points would be good for a second-place finish if they were in the Eastern Conference. … LAFC (6-1-1, 19 points) is unbeaten in four home games (3-0-1). … three MNUFC developmental team members have been seen training with the first team this week: attackers Diogo Pacheco and Emmanuel Ivey on Tuesday and defender Devin Paddleford on Thursday. … Danladi missed Wednesday’s training for personal reasons but was back on Thursday. … Defender Callum Montgomery is making progress in his rehab.


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