Minnesota United haven't made many changes to a squad which dominated the NASL during the 2014 regular season, concentrating, instead, on retaining the talent which made them the top seed heading into the postseason. They did lose one core component though, when goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel decided to sign with FC Edmonton.
On Monday, the club finally announced the signing of a replacement, Cameroonian international Sammy N'Djock. N'Djock was on the Cameroon World Cup roster, making him the second World Cup player to sign with a NASL club this winter.
The 24-year old is a bit of an unknown at this point, but he's noted as an extremely athletic keeper with virtually unlimited upside. As he takes up a valuable international roster slot, he'll almost certainly be the number one in Minnesota, and should be one of the more interesting names to watch this season.
The United roster now stands as follows:
Goalkeepers: Andrew Fontein, Mitch Hildebrandt, Sammy N’Djock
Defenders: Tiago Calvano, Justin Davis, Cristiano Dias, Brent Kallman, Brian Kallman, Tyler Polak, Kevin Venegas
Midfielders: Kalif Alhassan, Miguel Ibarra, Ibson, Greg Jordan, Daniel Mendes, Aaron Pitchkolan, Jonny Steele, Juliano Vicentini, Jamie Watson
Forwards: J.C. Banks, Pablo Campos, Christian Ramirez