Minnesota United FC receives Defender Calum Mallace and Midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic on loan from Major League Soccer (MLS) team Montreal Impact. The players join Minnesota United for the Fall Season, beginning August 3 when Minnesota United hosts the Atlanta Silverbacks, 7:00 PM at the National Sports Center Stadium.
“We are excited to bring in two unique talents from Major League Soccer.” said United President, Nick Rogers. “We aspire to play at the highest level of soccer in North America, which requires us to bring in quality soccer players and look at all leagues to try and improve our club to compete with the best teams in the NASL."
Mallace, 23 (1/10/90), is in his second season with Montreal after being selected in the second round, 20thoverall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. The 6’1, 186 pound native of Scotland has made six appearances for Montreal, starting four games and playing 325 minutes. Mallace played youth soccer in Woodbury, Minnesota for the Woodbury Predators before playing at Marquette University. He recorded 13 goals and 13 assists in 62 starts for Marquette and was named the 2011 Big East Conference Midfielder of the Year. He was also a member of the 2011 All-Big East Conference First Team.
Ubiparipovic, 29 (8/25/83), is in his second season under contract with Montreal, scoring two goals in 13 appearances. The 5’10, 155 pound native of Bosnia-Herzegovina joined Montreal in 2012 after playing four seasons with the New York Red Bulls. He was drafted in the third round, 33rdoverall by New York in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Ubiparipovic has recorded 4 goals and 5 assists in 82 career MLS games, starting 36 games and playing 3,521 minutes.
Minnesota United hosts NASL rival FC Edmonton Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 PM at the National Sports Center Stadium. Tickets are available throughout the day at the NSC Stadium Box Office. Minnesota United resumes regular season action Saturday, August 3rdvs Atlanta Silverbacks, 7:00 PM at NSC Stadium. Tickets are available by calling (763) 331-8777 or online at MNUnitedFC.com.
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