Surly Brewing’s Rising North Pale Ale the official beer of Minnesota United FC

So long United Crushers. Hello Rising North. The beer brewed by Surly Brewing to kick off Minnesota United FC‘s inaugural MLS season was revamped as Rising North Pale Ale and named the official beer of the soccer team on Wednesday, April 19. United Crushers Pale Ale debuted at the first pre-match party at Surly Brewing and was made available at … [ Read more]

Minnesota United kicks off Earth Week at Afton State Park

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. But thanks to Minnesota United, an early, earthy campaign will be kicking off at Afton State Park. Today, players and staff from Minnesota United will team up with Itasca Society season ticket holders, Minnesota Department of National Resources staffers, and Major League Soccer employees to help clean up the … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

Surly offers MN United defender Justin Davis one-case per game contract

Paging all Twin Cities breweries…@DouginDavis is looking to sellout ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/QDyhXzlGf9 — Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) January 28, 2017 In a video tweeted by Minnesota United FC last week, defender Justin Davis proclaimed his readiness to “sell out” to a local brewery willing to sponsor his potentially fine-inducing post-game celebration—a “Lambeau Leap” that ends with … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

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, … [ Read more]

MN United reveals stadium renderings, announces liquor license

Minnesota United FC has unveiled new renderings for its upcoming stadium in Midway St. Paul, reports MPR News. The new images come days after the team got two of its three asks from the Legislature: a liquor license and a property tax exemption for the stadium. “This is a catalytic opportunity for Saint Paul and … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

Minnesota United FC to Call St. Paul Home

  After more than 20 years, Minnesota soccer is finally coming into the Twin Cities fold. At a press conference held today, Friday, October 23, at the Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul, Minnesota United FC team owner Bill McGuire and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced that Minnesota’s professional soccer team is getting a new stadium, … [ Read more]

Minnesota United FC Looks to St. Paul for Stadium Location

The battle to build a soccer specific stadium for Minnesota United FC’s MLS promotion is opening up a new, familiar front: Saint Paul. In March, Major League Soccer announced their intention to grant the Loons (Minnesota United’s nickname) an expansion franchise, contingent on a deal to build a downtown Minneapolis soccer stadium. The site targeted … [ Read more]

The North is Rising: Minnesota United FC’s Quest for a Home of Their Own

On some summer Saturdays, in the windswept city of Blaine, you’ll find hundreds of Minnesota’s most patriotic citizens gathered. Together, they stand and sing hymns to their state: From the land of sky blue waters, From the land of pines, lofty balsams… The old Hamm’s advertising song, with slight edits, is among the repertoire of … [ Read more]