2018 Season By the Numbers

MNUFC racked up a lot of important stats over the course of the 2018. Here are some significant figures from the season.

406,382 Fans Attended MLS Home Games

From the home opener through #50kToMidway, MNUFC fans packed TCF Bank Stadium throughout the 2018 season. 13 of the Loons’ 17 home games had over 20,000 fans in attendance, including the 52,242 at the final game of the year, setting a new Minnesota pro soccer record.

49 Goals Scored

The Loons surpassed their inaugural season total of 47 on the final day of the season thanks to a brace from captain Francisco Calvo. Darwin Quintero led the team with 11 goals, netting six of them in the month of July.

33 Miguel Ibarra Appearances

Minnesota’s resident superhero Miguel Ibarra tied a club record with 33 appearances during the season, starting in 31 of those games. The only game he missed out on was the June 29 home game against FC Dallas due to a red card suspension. The record was originally set by Jerome Thiesson and Bobby Shuttleworth in 2017.

15 Darwin Quintero Assists

Despite missing out on the first five games of the year, Quintero helped his teammates out at a breakneck pace this year. He broke Kevin Molino’s single season record of nine and career record of ten in mid-September. He’ll carry a two-game assist streak into 2019 as well.

3-Game Win Streak

For the first time since joining MLS, the Loons won three consecutive games to cap off a strong run of form in July. MNUFC had a busy nine-day span, starting with a tense 3-2 win against Real Salt Lake where the teams combined for five goals in the second half. They held off New England Revolution 2-1 in the midweek match and capped off the run by storming past LAFC by a 5-1 margin to claim nine points in as many days.