MINNEAPOLIS -- In its 23 years of existence, Major League Soccer has been home to just 18 players from New Zealand. Of those 18, eight are plying their trade in MLS right now. Not since 2011, when five Kiwis played in the U.S. and Canada, has the league been home to so many players from the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Michael Boxall captained the All Whites in their friendly against Canada last month, and the Minnesota United defender has witnessed both of MLS' New Zealand high-water marks firsthand.
Minnesota United has reached a loan agreement for Peru international winger Alexi Gomez, the club announced on Wednesday.
Gomez, who can play left-back, left midfield and left wing, is set to join Minnesota on a one-year loan with an option to buy.
"We are delighted to bring a player of Alexi's quality to the club," said Minnesota manager Adrian Heath.
"He's a very dynamic player, he's an incredible server of the ball on set pieces and he's composed on the ball. He's versatile, he's a player who...