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Minnesota United decline options on five players, including Rasmus Schuller, Collin Martin

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Minnesota United have begun to shape their 2020 roster, announcing Friday that they had declined the contract options for five players: midfielders Rasmus Schuller, Collin Martin and Ally Hamis Ng'anzi, and defenders Wilfried Moimbe and Carter Manley.

Of the five departing players, Schuller and Martin have played the most prominent roles with the Loons, with both featuring in Minnesota's inaugural MLS season in 2017. Schuller, a 28-year-old Finnish international, departs Minnesota having made 55 appearances, with his one goal and four assists all coming during his only full season as a starter in 2018.

Martin, 24, joined Minnesota from D.C. United via trade ahead of the 2017 season and made 26 appearances (14 starts) for the club while picking up an assist in each of his three campaigns. In June 2018, Martin announced he is gay, becoming the only openly gay male athlete active in a major professional American sports league at the time.

Moimbe, 31, joined Minnesota in the most recent summer transfer window, making four appearances for the club at left back including a start in their 2-0 win at Supporters' Shield winners LAFC.

Manley, 23, was the No. 23 overall pick by MNUFC in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and made nine appearances for the club, with just one coming in 2019. Ng'anzi, 19, was signed in March 2019 but did not make an appearance for the team after spending the entire season on loan with Forward Madison FC in USL League One.

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