Minnesota United FC just added a hefty dose of MLS and international experience to their roster.
MNUFC announced on Tuesday that they have signed Finnish international Rasmus Schuller (pictured above) and MLS veterans Jermaine Taylor and Bernardo Anor ahead of the club's inaugural season in the league.
A defensive-minded midfielder who can also range into the attacking end, the 25-year-old Schuller has experience in the top flights of both Finland and Sweden, and arrives in Minnesota from Swedish side BK Hacken. He will be added to the Loons' roster pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa.
“He has incredible energy, a great left foot, he can do a bit of everything. He can tackle, win the ball, pass the ball and get forward – he’s the box-to-box player we are looking for,” said MNUFC head coach Adrian Heath in a club release.
Taylor, 32, arrives in Minnesota after spending 2016 with the Portland Timbers while Anor, 28, was with the Loons last year in the NASL on loan from Sporting Kansas City.
A Jamaican international defender, Taylor brings with him six years of MLS experience. He started his time in the league with the Houston Dynamo in 2011 and spent five seasons there before moving to Portland last year. In total, Taylor has made 129 regular-season appearances in MLS and scored one goal while assisting on seven others.
Anor, who is coming off an ankle injury that sidelined him for much of 2016, has also been under contract with MLS teams for a half-dozen years. The Venezuelan midfielder joined Columbus Crew SC in 2011 and then went on to suit up for Sporting KC four years later. He has played in 84 regular-season MLS matches in his career, scoring 12 goals and setting up three more.