IBARRA RETURNS TO MINNESOTA
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KENYA BROWN - Thursday, January 5, 2017
After a trying time in Mexico, midfielder Miguel Ibarra is returning across the border as it was announced on Thursday that he has re-signed with Major League Soccer's Minnesota United.

The 26-year-old, who originally played for the Loons during their stint in the North American Soccer League, left the team in June 2015 to sign with Liga MX's Club Leon. However, he would find it difficult to get on the field for Los Panzas Verdes as he was only limited to eight games.

Now back in a familiar environment, the midfielder is looking forward to once again playing in front of the Minnesota fans.

"It means the world to me. This club has given me everything. These fans are the absolute best and I cannot wait to put on the Minnesota colors and represent the crest again. I'm happy and excited to be back home and can't wait to get started," said Ibarra on the Minnesota United website.

Ibarra will also hope his performances on the field will earn him a recall to the US national team. He made history back in October 2014 when he was called up to the team for its friendly against Ecuador - making him the first American second division player to be called up to the team since 2005.

He last made the team in June 2015 for a friendly against Germany.
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