|2019 MLS Preseason presented by Advocare|
|FC Tucson vs. Minnesota United|
|Kino Sports Complex - Tucscon, Ariz.|
|January 29 — 11:00 am ET|
Minnesota United open their preseason bright and early local time with a morning kickoff against the USL's FC Tucson.
Now owned by USL club and MLS expansion aspirant Phoenix Rising, FC Tucson are beginning their 10th year in existence, their second as a pro club and their first in the newly forming USL League One
Job 1 for the Loons in 2019 will be improving a defense that conceded 71 times in 34 league matches in 2018, and Tuesday's friendly could provide a glimpse at a few of the additions who were brought in to help that aim.
While right back Romain Metanire will have officially joined the squad only four days prior to the encounter, holding midfielders Jan Gregus and Osvaldo Alonso could be ready to go for their new clubs.