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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/10/2020 10:16:51 AM   
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Sounds like it's over. United is moving onto other options.

United or the Loons?

One in the same.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/10/2020 10:33:14 AM   
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Sounds like it's over. United is moving onto other options.

United or the Loons?

One in the same.

Nobody has successfully explained that to me yet.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/10/2020 10:34:23 AM   
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Sounds like it's over. United is moving onto other options.

United or the Loons?

One in the same.

Nobody has successfully explained that to me yet.

Then I guess you're a lost cause.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/10/2020 11:07:23 AM   
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Yes, we have.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/10/2020 11:08:06 AM   
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Read that they are after Joe Hart. Not sure why his career fell off a canyon but he was pretty decent for a while there at Man City.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 2/1/2020 11:12:49 AM   
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Mannone loaned out to a Dutch side that's 13th out of 14 teams. Wow. That dude is a good keeper but he took a really big gamble on himself and lost.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 2/18/2020 10:12:07 AM   
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The Loons have looking to acquire this guy for a long time. Emanuel Reynoso is a 24 year old Argentine attacking midfielder or in the Wild's alignment, a # 10. Reynoso comes from the Boca Juniors team, which is a top franchise in Argentina. He will supposedly replace Darwin Quintero. They already added striker Luis Amarilla, who is also 24, from Paraguay. He also played in Argentina. Amarilla already has 3 goals for United in the preseason.

Midfielder Emanuel Reynoso, Loons are 'minor details' away from a deal
A $5.5 million transfer fee is in play on five-year deal for Argentina's Reynoso.

By Jerry Zgoda Star Tribune FEBRUARY 16, 2020 — 10:51PM

PORTLAND, ORE. – After weeks of determined pursuit and negotiation, Minnesota United is “one or two minor details” from acquiring attacking midfielder Emanuel “Bebelo” Reynoso from Argentina’s famed Boca Juniors team.

According to sources with knowledge of the matter, Reynoso will come to Minnesota and Major League Soccer on a club-record $5.5 million transfer fee and will be signed for the next five seasons as one of the team’s three allowed “designated players.”

Always optimistic the deal would get done, United coach Adrian Heath called himself even “more so” after Sunday’s 2-2 preseason draw with New England and said only those minor details remain to be finalized.

“It’s getting closer,” Heath said. “I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll get him here even this week.”

Reynoso was not in Boca Juniors’ starting lineup Sunday night for the fourth consecutive week. That coincides with negotiations for which new United new technical director Mark Watson traveled to Buenos Aires twice in the past month.

Watson remained there Sunday for a sixth consecutive day, awaiting Boca Juniors management’s return from Sunday’s game, presumably to finalize the details to obtain a player Heath has called a “game changer.”

Reynoso has a travel visa that allows him to travel to the United States without delay and he could join his new teammates before the Loons leave Portland on Saturday after participating in a three-game preseason tournament.

United quietly has made 11 roster moves since Heath and Watson were made responsible for the Loons’ first team after last season’s end. It’s saving the biggest for possibly its 12th and last by adding Reynoso to play underneath newly signed Paraguayan striker Luis Amarilla, who scored both of his team’s goals on Sunday after he audaciously promised Heath he’d score 25 this season.

Amarilla scored one last week as well. Does that mean he only owes Heath 22 more?

“No, 25 in the league it was,” Heath said, smiling. “These don’t count. He looked today like he could score a goal.”

United will pay that big transfer fee for a young, dynamic player. Reynoso and Amarilla both are 24.

Reynoso and Amarilla in particular have been targeted to boost an offense that scored just 12 goals in United’s final 12 games last season and traded away leading goal scorer Darwin Quintero and lost 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick Abu Danladi in the expansion draft, both in November.

Reynoso would join veteran midfielder Jan Gregus and teenager Thomas Chacon as the team’s three designated players, a distinction that allows MLS teams to pay three players contracts beyond the teams’ salary caps.

A season ago, United signed five new starters, most of them approaching 30 years old or beyond. This season, it targeted athletic players in their mid-20s, including Reynoso and Amarilla from South America as well as young MLS players Marlon Hairston, Jacori Hayes and Raheem Edwards, who are in their mid-20s but have played several MLS seasons already.

“I’m really pleased with the group,” Heath said, “and if we could add another one of his quality, it bodes well for the future.”

Reynoso will play the “No. 10” attacker’s role that Quintero played the past two seasons and continue an MLS trend in recent seasons that has brought young and gifted South American players north to the league. Many have come for big sums that are the price of doing business in MLS these days, during which teams have seen franchise fees and player transfer fees soar.

United veteran midfielder Ethan Finlay has watched Reynoso’s highlights on the internet.

“You can only tell so much on video, but he’s a player who is highly regarded in South America,” Finlay said. “Boca Juniors is a really good club and has a lot of really good players on it.”


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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 2/18/2020 2:28:47 PM   
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Boca is one of the biggest clubs in all of South America. This is a very good signing by all accounts.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 3/2/2020 10:53:58 AM   
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The only local team that won yesterday

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 3/2/2020 10:59:26 AM   
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Yep. They still haven't finalized a deal for Reynoso with Boca. In the mean time, they put Molino in the attacking midfielder role and he scored two goals from that spot, yesterday. Their new acquisition Luis Amarilla, who predicted he would score 25 goals this year, scored the 3rd goal.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/13/2020 1:22:24 PM   
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Five months later the on again off again on again off again negotiations for Reynoso are on again. It looks like the final sticking points have been worked out. According to TyC Sports, which is an Argentine news outlet, Reynoso is supposed to fly to the US in the next few days and sign a five year contract.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/15/2020 1:50:28 PM   
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Have any descendants of the great Pele ever gone on to significant soccer careers?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/15/2020 7:40:13 PM   
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Have any descendants of the great Pele ever gone on to significant soccer careers?

I met Pele at a video game convention. Got an autographed Glossy. It was pretty cool.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/3/2020 12:23:54 PM   
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I'm starting to like Arsenal's defensive lineup now. It's going to be exciting to see how far they've come along with the new players.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/3/2020 3:32:53 PM   
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Screw Arsenal. This is the Loons thread. 😡 Set the days in the Soccer forum to 365 and the Arsenal thread will appear.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/8/2020 11:21:08 AM   
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Looks like Reynoso's first start changed the dynamic on offense. He started creating chances immediately even though there were no goals in the first half.

St. Claire also made his first start in goal and recorded a shutout, which is certainly encouraging since United's starting goalie is out of the season. There is also talk of United trying to bring back Vito don Minnone.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/14/2020 9:42:47 PM   
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Question for Mr Jesser. They keep making a big deal about Reynoso playing the 10. What is the 10.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/15/2020 4:20:14 PM   
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It's the play making midfielder. As in the guy who controls the flow of the game from the midfield. He would have to be brilliant on the ball and read the game very well. He wouldn't have much defensive assignment but all the offense should flow through him.


Most teams, these days, don't deploy a traditional 10. First, they are extremely rare these days and many teams don't deploy the old 4-4-2. A lot of teams have gone to an approach where you push your wings up the field and attack outside/in.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/2/2020 2:54:42 PM   
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No chat on the walk-off the other day when the homophobic slurs came out during Landon Donovans Loyals game?
Good on them.
Up 3-1 at the time.
They had enough. If the governing body was decent, they'd reverse the forfeit.
The opposing coachs behavior was ridiculous and needs to be dealt with also.
Incident involved a player who spent time in Minnesota I hear.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 11/25/2020 1:03:25 PM   
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United won its first playoff series. Not that anyone cares.

A couple of noteworthy things.

1. Rookie goalie Dane St. Clair got pressed into action this year after the Loons failing to resign Vito don Manone and the don's primary replacements having season ending injuries. St. Claire stepped up and grabbed the job by the throat. He ain't given it back.

2. Emanuel Reynoso appears to be as advertised. He set up all three goals in the playoff win. He can just out dominate for stretches of games.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 11/25/2020 1:05:17 PM   
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United won its first playoff series. Not that anyone cares.

A couple of noteworthy things.

1. Rookie goalie Dane St. Clair got pressed into action this year after the Loons failing to resign Vito don Manone and the don's primary replacements having season ending injuries. St. Claire stepped up and grabbed the job by the throat. He ain't given it back.

2. Emanuel Reynoso appears to be as advertised. He set up all three goals in the playoff win. He can just out dominate for stretches of games.

I keep seeing highlights and going ... isn't this kind of a big deal?

Glad you brought it up

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 11/25/2020 1:06:07 PM   
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I mean, I know as Twins fans we are accustomed to playoff success, but still ........

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 11/25/2020 1:26:28 PM   
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United won its first playoff series. Not that anyone cares.

A couple of noteworthy things.

1. Rookie goalie Dane St. Clair got pressed into action this year after the Loons failing to resign Vito don Manone and the don's primary replacements having season ending injuries. St. Claire stepped up and grabbed the job by the throat. He ain't given it back.

2. Emanuel Reynoso appears to be as advertised. He set up all three goals in the playoff win. He can just out dominate for stretches of games.

I keep seeing highlights and going ... isn't this kind of a big deal?

Glad you brought it up

It is kind of a big deal. I thought our playoff teams were supposed to lose at 16 straight games before they do anything.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 12/4/2020 8:46:22 AM   
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I'm confused. United went into the second round of the playoffs against Sporting Kansas City, a team that has thoroughly owned their asses since they entered the league in a stadium where they had never won a game, and won. From my limited knowledge of soccer, 3-0 is pretty much a drubbing.

Didn't somebody tell them that this isn't how we do things? The playbook says that Minnesota teams are supposed to curl up into a fetal position and hope the opponent will be merciful and not embarrass them too badly. Instead they knocked off the #1 seed and are playing in the Western Conference championship game.

Do our traditions mean nothing to them?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 12/4/2020 10:10:25 AM   
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Niiiiice!

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