Coming off their best-ever season in MLS, it's shaping up to be an active offseason for Minnesota United. Adrian Heath said as much in an interview released Saturday with Andy Greder of The Pioneer Press, as Minnesota's fifth-year coach discussed how the club plans to move forward given offseason departures that include Kevin Molino and Luis Amarilla. "We’ve identified a couple of guys that we’d like to bring in," Heath told Greder.
Minnesota United FC’s search for a go-to striker during the 2021 MLS season continues, with Ecuadorian first-division side LDU Quito announcing Thursday that they'd signed Luis Amarilla on a one-year loan with a purchase option. Amarilla returns to Ecuador after spending the 2020 season on loan at Minnesota, arriving after leading the country’s Serie A in scoring with 19 goals in 24 games for Universidad Catolica.
Seven players with ties to the area were selected in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday. Philadelphia Union Academy and YSC Academy grad Justin McMaster was the first with ties to the region to go when Minnesota United made the Wake Forest forward their 17th pick. The Jamaica native joined the Philadelphia Union Academy when he was 16 and spent the last four years at Wake Forest.