Minnesota United’s 2022 season came to a crashing end last night, with the Loons losing a penalty shootout to FC Dallas in the first round of the playoffs. Next season is a long time away, but still, it’s time to think about the offseason - and it starts with knowing who’ll be back next year.
Here’s a snapshot of the Loons’ roster situation for 2023. I’ve compiled this list from various sources, and will update if more information comes out.
UPDATES OCTOBER 24:
- Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press has an update on Wil Trapp’s contract situation.
- Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune clarified Romain Métanire’s situation.
Has a contract: Dayne St. Clair
Team has an option: Tyler Miller
The team almost certainly has an option: Fred Emmings
Out of contract: Eric Dick
Has a contract: Michael Boxall, Bakaye Dibassy (will begin season on IR), Brent Kallman, Kemar Lawrence, Alan Benítez, Devin Padelford
Team has an option: Oniel Fisher, Nabi Kibunguchy
The team probably has an option, but I can’t say for sure: DJ Taylor, Callum Montgomery
Status totally unclear Out of contract: Romain Métanire
Has a contract: Hassani Dotson, Kervin Arriaga, Wil Trapp
Has Schrödinger’s Contract (it was reported his option would automatically pick up if certain criteria were met, but I’ve also been told that this is nonsense; team definitely has an option though): Wil Trapp
Loan ending, team has an option to buy: Joseph Rosales, Jonathan González
Team has an option: Jacori Hayes
Has a contract: Emanuel Reynoso, Franco Fragapane, Luis Amarilla, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Patrick Weah, Mender García
Has a contract and maybe should be listed with the midfielders now: Robin Lod
Team has an option: Niko Hansen, Justin McMaster, Aziel Jackson, Abu Danladi, Tani Oluwaseyi