Watch the mighty Minnesota Thunder at Brit's tomorrow
class=img_thumbleft> The Minnesota Thunder are winless in four matches, posting an 0-2-2 record. The squad's last game was a bummer, with the Vancouver Whitecaps netting the game winner in the 88th minute and spoiling the Thunder's home opener.
This weekend the Thunder will try to right things on the road. Tomorrow night the squad will take on Miami FC. Folks will be gathering locally at Brit's Pub to watch the nationally televised match. Kickoff is 7 p.m. CST. Then the Thunder travels to Puerto Rico for a Sunday afternoon clash with the Islanders.
Despite an 11-day layoff, the team is pretty banged up. Defender Alfredo Esteves tore his ACL during the Vancouver game and will be out indefinitely, leaving a big hole at right back. Veteran midfielder Godfrey Tenoff is expected to slot into that position against Miami.
Ansu Toure (pictured), the team's most dangerous attacker in the early going, is out for this weekend's matches owing to a hip flexor. Defender Kevin Taylor remains sidelined with a broken foot. Finally Freddy Juarez, who scored a crackerjack goal against Vancouver and was named to the USL First Division Team of the Week, will miss the Puerto Rico game because of personal obligations.
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