PHOTOS: Minnesota United FC’s memorable 2017 home opener was a snowy affair

Photos by Dan Murphy Minnesota United FC may have dropped their home opener 6-1 to fellow expansion team Atlanta United FC at TCF Bank Stadium this past Sunday, but the game was a memorable one for the Loons’ supporters. With temperatures in the low-20s, 35,000 fans filled the lower bowl of the stadium. With a light snow covering […]

Meet Adrian Heath: Minnesota United FC’s new head coach

New Minnesota United FC head coach Adrian Heath put down his pint glass, left the table of United supporters he was chatting up, and mounted the stairs of The Local on Tuesday night to address the entire bar. The Growler’s Joe Alton and I debated if any other coach in town would be caught dead […]

Minnesota soccer entering a new era in 2017

Update: The team has officially announced “a celebration of Minnesota soccer” at the Historic Union Depot in Lowertown, St. Paul, on August 19th at 5:00pm where their formal plans for MLS entry are expected to be announced. Information and registration available at mnunitedfc.com. Minnesota has scored a 2017 entrance into Major League Soccer. According to FiftyFive.One, […]

Photos: MN United FC vs. Club León at Target Field

Minnesota United FC took on Mexico’s Club León in the first ever soccer match at Target Field on June 25. Though the friendly game ended in a 2-4 loss for the home team, it was a great experience for fans in attendance, particularly the two main supporter groups, the Dark Clouds and True North Elite. The […]

Minnesota United FC brought the world’s game to Target Field

June 25 was a typical Saturday at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis. Soccer matches filled every TV screen and black and blue soccer kits crowded the bar as members of the Dark Clouds, a Minnesota United FC supporters group, downed a pint (or three) of beer before heading to the match. However, instead of the […]

St. Paul approves $18.4M for infrastructure around future MN United stadium

After extensive debate and community input, the St. Paul City Council voted 5-2 to approve the spending of $18.4 million for infrastructure improvements around the proposed Minnesota United stadium, reports the Star Tribune. Some officials and residents expressed concerns about the fast pace of the project and future returns on the city’s investment, but the […]

Minnesota United FC and Mayor Coleman unveil stadium renderings

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined Bill McGuire on stage Wednesday to unveil the renderings of a new soccer stadium to be built for Minnesota United FC. The 20,000-person stadium, slated to be finished for the 2018 season, is first piece of an ambitious multi-phase redevelopment plan for the Midway shopping center located at the corner of Snelling and […]