Christian Ramirez

Minnesota United

Darwin Quintero makes strong first impression in Loons debut

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Minnesota United will be left frustrated by Saturday's performance in Portland, but the Loons can take solace in their new star's debut effort.

Making his first appearance with the club, newly signed Designated Player Darwin Quintero fired his first MLS goal while creating another in the Loons' 3-2 loss to the Timbers on Saturday night.

MLS Ticker: Alessandrini out, Revs reportedly shopping Nemeth and more

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Romain Alessandrini will miss the LA Galaxy's match against New York City FC this weekend thanks to a hamstring injury suffered in the second half of Sunday's clash with the Portland Timbers.

"He has a little bit of a hamstring strain," head coach Sigi Schmid said. "He went back to the doctor today, so we'll have a better idea what the long-term prognosis is.

Christian Ramirez ready to seize USMNT opportunity after years waiting for call

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For years, Christian Ramirez waited for his chance at a U.S. Men's National Team call-up. As he racked up accolade after accolade and scored goal after goal, the Minnesota United forward always seemed to fly just under the radar as he patiently awaited an introduction to the international game.

And, for years, it never came despite the NASL dominance and the ensuing MLS breakthrough that kept his name at the top of the American goalscoring charts.

Christian Ramirez's special celebration, Abu Danladi's second road winner highlight Loons victory

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Superman is back, and he's is expecting a Superkid.

With his first start since his injury back in July, Christian Ramirez kept the secret that his wife was expecting a child until his first goal. After scoring the Loons' second equalizer of the game at the 60th minute, Ramirez grabbed a ball and put it under his shirt announcing the good news.

Sounders vs Minnesota United: Three Questions

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FS1 joins the Loons in coming to Seattle on a perfect summer Sunday.

It was just two short weeks ago when the Seattle Sounders went to Minnesota and beat the Loons. That 4-nil drubbing was great on the score sheet, but also not necessarily indicative of Minnesota United's strength as a team.

Toronto stretches MLS win streak to six games

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Washington (AFP) – Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 77th minute to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United, stretching the Major League Soccer win leader’s victory streak to six matches.

Toronto’s club record run has featured five triumphs in 18 days and put the team atop the Eastern Conference at 7-1 with four drawn for 25 points.

Toronto stretches MLS win streak to six games

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Washington (AFP) – Canadian striker Tosaint Ricketts scored in the 77th minute to give Toronto a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United, stretching the Major League Soccer win leader’s victory streak to six matches.

Toronto’s club record run has featured five triumphs in 18 days and put the team atop the Eastern Conference at 7-1 with four drawn for 25 points.

MLS Week 5: Minnesota gets a win

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In a first for the MLS expansion team, Minnesota United got three points from a game. Minnesota came back to beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 at home in week 5. Luke Mulholland put RSL up in the 4th minute with Kevin Molino equalizing in the 16th. Molino assisted on Christian Ramirez's goal in the 52nd with Ramirez scoring again in the 62nd.

Uncertain future pushes Christian Ramirez through another standout year with Minnesota United

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For years, Minnesota United star Christian Ramirez was motivated by his past. Unheralded and, in many ways, unwanted during his early years,Ramirezstaked his claim as the NASL's best goalscorer time and time again, all while nursing a chip the size of Minnesota that sat firmly upon his shoulders.

NASL Week 7: A Look Ahead

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What has been a progressive NASL season will continue this weekend, with the best teams looking to extend their lead atop the table.

The New York Cosmos travel to FC Edmonton, facing off against a team that will have a chip on its shoulder. After a recent surge of league results, the Eddies were crushed by the Ottawa Fury in a Canadian Championship game midweek.

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2016

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It's Day 95 of 2016.

Carolina RailHawks 2-1 Minnesota United - CRH goals by Tiyi Shipalane and Austin Da Luz. MU goal by Christian Ramirez.

  • A baffling dud from Minnesota United to start the new season. A 2-1 loss at Carolina RailHawks. Outside of an awesome goal by Christian Ramirez in the 3rd minute Minnesota never threatened the Carolina goal.

NASL Week 13: A Look Back

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Forward Miguel Ibarra grabbed headlines Monday, but it was forward Christian Ramirez whose late goal ledthe way for the Minnesota United Sunday.

The Minnesota United forward scored a one-touch goal his club-record 16th of the season off a cross from reported USMNT call-upIbarra in the 89th minute to give Minnesota United all three points in a 3-2 victory over Ottawa Fury FC Sunday.

NASL Week 7: A Look Back

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Minnesota United may have extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games, but NASL leading scorer Christian Ramirez and co. leftShuart Stadium disapointed with Saturday's outcome.

Although the New York Cosmos were reduced to ten men from an early red card, the Cosmos earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday, thanks to aMads Stokkelien second half equalizer.

Sporting to Host Minnesota in US Open Cup Fourth Round

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Sporting KC knows their opponent for their fourth round US Open Cup match on Wednesday June 18th. The team will play NASL side, Minnesota United, who defeated USASA qualifier, the Des Moines Menace 1-0 tonight in Des Moines.

The Loons controlled the game for most of the game based off the feed I was able to get, but couldn't find a goal, being denied by the post and by Des Moines' goalkeeper.

Giliano Wijnaldum

News roundup: Noonan to Union, players fleeing Columbus, and Eric Lichaj’s weekend

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Also Sugarman cashes out, Atlanta spends big, and PSG walking all over Rennes

Union signing and national team call ups, league news, sanctioning vote today, more

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Union sign Dutch left back Giliano Wijnaldum. Bedoya, Pontius, Rosenberry called up by USMNT. Division 2 sanctioning vote expected today. More.


MLS Scores: Wins for DC, Minnesota, and the Galaxy

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Week 17 of the 2017 MLS season began with four games on Wednesday. DC United got its offense restarted with a 2-1 home win over Atlanta United. Julian Gressel put Atlanta up in the 17th minute. Licoano Acosta equalized for DC in the 23rd with Patrick Nyarko scoring in the 60th.

"We made many mistakes tonight, especially individual marking mistakes," Atlanta coach Tata Martino said.

NASL Rewind: Minnesota tops Cosmos late, RailHawks win and more

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While the Carolina RailHawks maintained their unbeaten run, Minnesota United FC scored late to topple the New York Cosmos to highlight Week 4 of NASL action.

The RailHawks kept their perfect recordalive with a commanding victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Just behind them, Minnesota United kept pace with a last-gasp Christian Ramirez winner that sunk the Cosmos to a second-straight defeat.

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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A possible Soccer Bowl preview highlights the action this weekend in the NASL as first-place San Antonio hosts second-place Minnesota Saturday at Toyota Field.

With a win, the Scorpions can take a one point lead in the combined table, while United can take the top spot in the fall season with a win of their own.

NASL Week 2: A Look Back

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Minnesota United and the New York Cosmos remain perfect through two games this season as the North American Soccer League spring season's schedule slowly begins to take shape.

The defending Soccer Bowl champion Cosmos managed to escape Canada with three points, defeating FC Edmonton 1-0 thanks to a 37th minute strike from Sebastian Guenzatti.

Major League Soccer

Some Soccer News for Mar 6, 2017

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It's Day 65 of 2017.

Huge congrats to the USA Men's U20 National Team who won the CONCACAF Championship on Sunday!
  • Its the first time the USA has won this tournament.


Francis Kone is WAAAAAAAAAAY more than a professional soccer player.

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 1, TV and Streaming Listings

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It's the opening weekend of MLS regular season. All season Sounder at Heart will have your weekly open gamethread featuring Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:

Two MLS expansion teams will play their first game this weekend.

Charlotte Eagles

Dwyer scores record four goals to lead Orlando City SC to USL Pro title

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For the second time in three seasons, Orlando City Soccer Club has won the USL Pro Championship.

In front of a USL Pro record crowd of 20,886 at the Citrus Bowl, Orlando City ran riot, defeating the Charlotte Eagles, 7-4, thanks to a record four goals from on-loan forward Dom Dwyer.

Richmond Kickers 1-2 Charlotte Eagles: Kickers fall short in the semifinals

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The Richmond Kickers crashed out of the playoffs today against the Charlotte Eagles, losing 2-1 at home. The Kickers were sluggish throughout the first half and the beginning of the second, only becoming frenetic near the end of the game as time ticked slowly away. It was an uncharacteristically bad performance from the Kickers defense and it ends their quest for a double, having already won the Commissioner's Cup.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2018

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It's Day 26 of 2018.

Join Me - I am gonna be watching:
  • USMNT v Bosnia+ Herzegovina on Sunday night
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • Minneapolis
  • 8:30pm CT

Yeah, I know most of you are really not in to this, but we may get a chance to see Minnesota's Christian Ramirez play.

Some Soccer News for Aug 14, 2017

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It's Day 226 of 2017.

18 days until the next USMNT World Cup Qualifier.


And Las Vegas jumps into the USL pool! For 2018 no less. They will play at a baseball stadium - Cashman Field, home to AAA Mets, located north of downtown just off the strip.
  • Huge congrats to owner Brett Lashbrook a long time friend and supporter of du Nord Futbol.

Some Soccer News for May 22, 2017

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It's Day 142 of 2017.

Juventus is champion of Serie A once again. Congrats to them. I guess. Hahahaha.


Real Madrid have won another Spanish Primera (aka La Liga) championship. Congrats.


LIGA MX Clausura Liguilla

Tigres thoroughly dominated Tijuana and won the Semis in a run away.

Houston Dynamo 2, Minnesota United FC 2: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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Quick thoughts and then tell us how the players did

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

Five FCD Academy players invited to U18 combine

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US Soccer is inviting 64 players age 15 to 17 to a national combine August 9th to the 13th at Nike's World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. The event is part of U.S. Soccer's expanded Training Center program launched in partnership with Nike in 2013.

According to US Soccer "this five-day camp is designed to evaluate and build the core for the U.

Bolts loss to Sockers ends their PASL playoff hopes

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Hosts fall despite strong performance, Ramirez hat-trick ANAHEIM, Calif. – Needing a win to keep their postseason hopes alive, the Anaheim Bolts turned in an impressive performance on...

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