Last year following Minnesota United’s Lamar Hunt US Open Cup loss to Atlanta United I did a similar piece asking this same question. And last season the answer was no but they could play spoiler. Unfortunately neither of those came true as MNUFC was bumped out of the MLS Cup Playoffs after one home match against LA Galaxy. Again the short answer for MNUFC contending for the MLS Cup is no, a more solid no than 2019. But the long answer is this:
This year things are wildly different, both for the league and for the Loons.