Behind Enemy Lines: Scouting Minnesota United
Will this playoff rematch have any spark without Emanuel Reynoso?
First Kick is nearly here as FC Dallas is getting set to host the same team that last came to Toyota Stadium in 2022, Minnesota United.
The Loons have been a fairly consistent team over the last few years in MLS, reaching the playoffs every year since 2019. They’ve also been one that has been a bit of a thorn at times for FC Dallas to manage. Minnesota was able to pick up a win at Toyota Stadium last spring, but FC Dallas returned the favor with a win in Minnesota late in the season before knocking them out of the playoffs in October.
Going into the 2023 season, Minnesota has some serious concerns as to whether or not they’ll be able to continue being one more consistent team in the Western Conference.
Key Player: Emanuel Reynoso
Well, maybe not so much for this weekend. He’s currently suspended by the club for failing to show up to preseason.1
Instead, let’s focus on Miguel Tapias, the club’s newest center back and big reinforcement with Bakaye Dibassy still working his way back from injury. Tapias won the 2022 Liga MX Apertura with Pachuca. Like FC Dallas was able to do with Franco Jara and Pachuca, Minnesota was able to work out a deal to bring him into MLS before the summer (Tapias had signed a pre-contract with Minnesota).