It’s a tough week as Saturday’s loss leaves us wondering whether this years Minnesota United is actually better than past years. We discuss the poor defensive effort and how this team needs to be able to score at will to be successful in this league.

 

In This Episode

The United return to their woeful ways in New England. [2:00] Ibarra and Schuller out with injuries. [13:30] Defense leaves the door wide open on the back post. [23:00] What can we look forward to at Red Bull Arena? [29:30] Are teams starting to scheme the Loons? [39:30] Loons and Red Bulls could be a close game. [46:00] International Play [55:00]

The Minnesota Soccer Podcast is a weekly podcast with hosts David Naylor and Nic Hallett. Listen for news about the latest with the Minnesota United, Major League Soccer, The World Cup, The Premier League, FIFA and everything going on in the world of Soccer (football).

David Naylor (@ProfCedar) is a contributor to the coverage of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Zone Coverage. His writing on the Wolves has previously appeared at SB Nation’s Canis Hoopus, and he has traveled across the country to report on the Timberwolves.

Nic Hallett (@PrinceHallett) is a Zone Coverage editor and writer, who specializes in soccer coverage. He has previously covered sports for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Big Ten Network.

Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) is the proprietor of ZoneCoverage.com and previously wrote about Minnesota sports for Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports before joining 105 The Ticket in 2014.

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