Minnesota United announced today the club has signed MNUFC2 midfielder Emmanuel Iwe to a Short-Term Agreement, making him available for Saturday’s MLS regular season road match against CF Montréal at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Iwe joined MNUFC2 after a season at St. Cloud State University and was the first Minnesota-native to be signed by MNUFC2. During the 2022 season, the midfielder made 16 appearances, 13 starts, scored two goals and provided two assists before his season ended in August due to a ligament tear on his right foot. Additionally, Iwe made a substitute appearance for MNUFC in the international friendly against Everton FC in July 2022, his debut appearance with the First Team. So far in 2023 MLS NEXT Pro action, the Saint Louis Park local has made nine game appearances (all starts) and has scored three goals to-date.
The Minnesota midfielder was signed to a Short-Term Agreement in March and entered the Matchday 4 contest against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 66th minute as a substitute, where he notably made his Major League Soccer debut appearance in front of his home crowd at Allianz Field. Iwe then signed second and third Short-Term Agreements with MNUFC in April ahead of matches at St. Louis CITY SC and Detroit City FC. He appeared in the U.S. Open Cup fixture against Detroit and scored his first Minnesota United first-team goal in the 63rd minute.
TRANSACTION: Minnesota United signs MNUFC2 midfielder Emmanuel Iwe to a Short-Term Agreement.
Date of birth: 09/12/2000 (22 years old)
Weight: 152 lbs
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria