FC Tucson vs. Minnesota United | 2019 MLS Preseason Match Preview

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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.

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

Minnesota United

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.

Meanwhile, this will be the first preseason opportunity with the Loons for Angelo Rodriguez and Darwin Quintero, who both arrived at the club after last season began.


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