Report: Minnesota United signs Davis, Venegas ahead of 2017 MLS debut

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The long-awaited debut in Major League Soccer has almost arrived for Minnesota United, and now the club reportedly signed two of its first players ahead of the leap to the United States’ top league.

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On Friday, the Pioneer Press reported that Minnesota has signed defenders Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas to contracts ahead of their jump to MLS in 2017.

Both Davis, 28, and Venegas, 27, are currently on the Minnesota United roster and have competed for the club in North American Soccer League competition for the last five seasons.

Minnesota failed to qualify for the NASL postseason, leaving the club more time to establish its squad ahead of next year’s entrance into MLS.

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United has yet to name a head coach, however, long-time MLS manager Sigi Schmid and New York Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese are two of the names that have been linked with the club.