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D.C. United assistant reportedly joining Minnesota United

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The Ben Olsen coaching tree is sprouting another branch

According to a report from ESPN, it looks like D.C. United assistant coach Amos Magee may be returning to his hometown to become the director of player personal for Minnesota United. Magee looks set to be one of the key assistants to Minnesota United sporting director Manny Lagos, and his main role will be to provide advice on MLS players as the team moves through the labyrinthine first offseason with MLS player acquisition methods.

Some Soccer News for Dec 2, 2015

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Lets start with some big Minnesota United news:
-Current head coach Manny Lagos has been named full time technical director.
-And current assistant coach Carl Craig has been named new head coach.
The story from Wes Burdine of Northern Pitch.

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To no one's surprise Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC was named the 2015 MLS Most Valuable Player today.

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Minnesota United looks to combine past with future as MLS move looms

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"Just Google 'Loon Call,'" Manny Lagos says, his voice risingtowards a new level of excitement. "It's one of the coolest sounds you'll ever hear. I always joke that if anybody ever shot a loon in Minnesota, they'd probably go to jail. We love 'em."

Lagos' words are said with the passion of a man who isMinnesota through and through.

NASL Ticker: Minnesota United adds Laing; Miami FC signs Rusin, Smith; and more

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Minnesota United have added yet another big name to their roster ahead of the 2016 season.

The club announced on Tuesday that former FC Edmonton midfielder and Jamaican international Lance Laing has officially signed with the club ahead of the 2016 season. Laing has been named to the NASL Best XI three times since joining the league in 2011.

NASL Notes: Lagos becomes Minnesota's sporting director; Indy hires Hankinson; and more

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After another season in which head coach Manny Lagos took Minnesota United to the NASL playoffs, the MLS-elect side has opted to enhance his role.

United announced on Thursday that Lagos would become the club's first sporting director.With that role, Lagos will assume all responsibility for player recruitment, acquisition and development.

NASL Week 14: A Look Back

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

Their season may have ended last month, but Manny Lagos' men decided to go out with a bang.

Omar Daley's hat-trick and Pablo Campos' second-half brace lifted Minnesota United FC to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium.

"I'm very proud of the guys as it certainly was a wild game," Minnesota head coach Manny Lagos told NASL.

Cosmos Notes: Gorskie, Noselli unavailable for Saturday; Continuity in starting lineup; and more

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By DAN KARELL

The first-place New York Cosmos have won three successive matches and are six-games unbeaten, but they're still not at 100 percent within the squad.

Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese confirmed to reporters following practice that Hunter Gorskie has been ruled out for the second consecutive Cosmos game, which is a trip to Blaine, Minnesota on Saturday to face Manny Lagos and Minnesota United FC.

Minnesota set to sign NASL MVP Campos

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Minnesota Stars are under new ownership, and the signs of that new ownership group's influence are starting to show.

The Stars have been known for fielding one of the best teams in the NASL on a consistent basis under head coach Manny Lagos despite not having the financial backing of an owner.

A day for Minnesota soccer fans to celebrate

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"We sat in this very room not even two years ago, January 2011, with this day in mind," said Djorn Buchholz, Minnesota Stars FC CEO. Buchholz was speaking at the well attended Minnesota Stars FC press conference on Thursday afternoon that introduced millionaire Dr. Bill McGuire as the new owner of the team.

Discounted Tickets for this Saturdays Minnesota Stars NASL Semifinal Playoff Match

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For the second year in a row the Minnesota Stars FC have not only made it into the NASL playoffs but have made it to the semifinals. With head coach Manny Lagos leading the charge and players like Stars goal scoring leader Amani Walker and rising star Miguel Ibarra, Minnesota will attempt to retain the [.

Minnesota Stars Defeat Puerto Rico Islanders to Move on to NASL Semifinals

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The 6th seeded Minnesota Stars upset the 3rd seeded Islanders 2-1 on Sunday night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to move on to the semifinals of the NASL playoffs against the San Antonio Scorpions. They Stars earned the victory with a number of firsts. Stars head coach Manny Lagos came into this quarterfinal playoff match with [.

Seven Game Winless Streak Familiar for Minnesota Stars but Coach Lagos says This Year is Different

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The Minnesota Stars are in the midst of a 7 game winless streak. If that sounds familiar it's because last years team did the same thing and at about the same time of the year. In 2011, the Stars went 0-6-1 from August 10th to September 6th. During that span the Stars were outscored 13-3 [...]

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NASL Podcast Episode #38; Coaching Change in Atlanta, 1/2 Season MVPs & Rookies of the Year and More

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Welcome to episode #38 of the IMSoccer News North American Soccer League Podcast. This week Gerry Wittmann , Jay (Yankiboy) Long, and yours truly, Brian Quarstad, have a lively discussion about the most recent activities in the NASL. You can find all past episodes of the North American Soccer League Podcast here.

Eric Wynalda Gets First Win as Professional Coach; Silverbacks Down Stars in Minnesota

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In his second game-ever as a professional coach, Eric Wynalda and his last place Atlanta Silverbacks defeated the 4th place Minnesota Stars at the NSC Stadium in Blaine, Minnesota in front of a sparse holiday weekend crowd of 1,728. Goals by Matt Horth in the 10th minute and Borfor Carr in the 75th minute were [.

Minnesota Stars Drop Another Match to Tampa Bay Rowdies

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The Minnesota Stars dropped yet another match to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Florida by a score of 2-0. Stars head coach Manny Lagos had said before the match his Stars seem to struggle against Tampa which he called one of the best teams in the league. Indeed the Stars [.

With Only 1 Loss in 16 Competitive Matches, Minnesota Stars Look to Continue Run

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When the Minnesota Stars FC walked off the Rio Tinto pitch on Tuesday after drubbing MLS-based Real Salt Lake 3-1 in US Open Cup competition the same Real Salt Lake that won the MLS Cup in 2009, reached the 2010 CONCACAF Champions League final, and is top of the combined MLS table at the moment [..

With Only 1 Loss in 18 Competitive Matches, Minnesota Stars Look to Continue Run

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When Minnesota FC Stars walked off the Rio Tinto pitch on Tuesday after drubbing MLS-based Real Salt Lake 3-1 in US Open Cup competition the same Real Salt Lake that won the MLS Cup in 2009, reached the 2010 CONCACAF Champions League final, and is top of the combined MLS table at the moment the [..

Minnesota Stars Defeat Des Moines Menace in US Open Cup 2nd Round Match

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The Minnesota Stars of the NASL (D2) defeated the Des Moines Menace USL PDL team (D4) on Tuesday evening by a score of 2-0 at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa. Absent on the bench for Minnesota was head coach Manny Lagos who was serving the last of a 3-game suspension from an incident [...]

Minnesota Stars FC Kick Off Preseason, Announce Martin Nunez for Jack Stewart Trade; Forward Brian Cvilikas Retires

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The Minnesota Stars FC continued their defense of the NASL Soccer Cup today with their first full-field day of training under the direction of head coach Manny Lagos and assistant coach Carl Craig. The training sessions are taking place at the National Sports Center Fieldhouse in Blaine, MN. Present at the camp were many familiar [.

Minnesota Stars FC to Hold First-Ever Combine in Arizona

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Making good on Minnesota Stars FC head coach Manny Lagos promise for a first-ever combine out of the state of Minnesota, the team has announced a combine for March 2-4 at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. "This is a big first for the club, and we're excited for the chance to work with Grande [.

Minnesota Stars FC Coach Manny Lagos Named Field Turf 2011 NASL Coach of the Year

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Manny Lagos, former MLS player turned coach, has won the 2011 NASL Coach of the Year award presented by FieldTurf. The award was announced at this years NSCAA Convention in Kansas City which took place last week. With the Stars being a league-owned-team and operating on a shoe string budget, Lagos who was in his [.

NSC Minnesota holds off Fort Lauderdale to lift first NASL championship

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - NSC Minnesota Stars just could not beat the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers during the regular season, losing twice and tying twice in four matches.

Unfortunately for the Strikers, that trend didn't continue in the NASL Championship Series.

Scott Lorenz to Join the NSC Minnesota Stars on Loan from Sporting KC

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Rumors had been flying since Friday evening's Stars win against Montreal that Minnesota were looking to bolster their roster with another player. Speculation was that it would most likely be someone who could help in the midfield and would probably be a loan player from a Major League Soccer team.

Scott Lorenz to Join the NSC Minnesota Stars on Loan from Sporting KC

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Rumors had been flying since Friday evening's Stars win against Montreal that Minnesota were looking to bolster their roster with another player. Speculation was that it would most likely be someone who could help in the midfield and would probably be a loan player from a Major League Soccer team.

Stars Lose First Home Game of the Season

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With the humidity at 95% and the heat index at 118° F at game time on Sunday evening, the Minnesota Stars and the Puerto Rico Islanders played a match that was understandably slow and dull. Neither side seemed to be able to keep much possession and runs off the ball were few and far between for both sides.

Stars Lose First Home Game of the Season

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With the humidity at 95% and the heat index at 118° F at game time on Sunday evening, the Minnesota Stars and the Puerto Rico Islanders played a match that was understandably sluggish and dull. Neither side seemed to be able to keep much possession and runs off the ball were few and far between.

Stars Win Exhibition Against Fire SC Including Goal by Manny Lagos Fed by Old Teammate Tony Sanneh

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Lagos dribbles over a Fire defender. Photo by Jeremy Olson - www.digitalgopher.net

The Minnesota Stars defeated the Fire SC on Saturday evening with a dominating 5-2 win. The game was played at Braemar Courtney Fields in Edina on a incredibly hot and humid Saturday evening with the heat index hanging around 100° F.

Stars Win Exhibition Against Fire SC Including Goal by Manny Lagos Fed by Old Teammate Tony Sanneh

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Lagos dribbles over a Fire defender. Photo by Jeremy Olson - www.digitalgopher.net

The Minnesota Stars defeated the Fire SC on Saturday evening with a dominating 5-2 win. The game was played at Braemar Courtney Fields in Edina on a incredibly hot and humid Saturday evening with the heat index hanging around 100° F.

Minnesota Stars Reserves Play Exhibition Game at Braemar Field Tonight; Coach Lagos and Tony Sanneh to play for Stars

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While the NSC Minnesota Stars are preparing for their big match Sunday night at the NSC Stadium (7:00 pm CT kickoff) against the Puerto Rico Islanders who are only 1 point above Minnesota in the standings, the Stars reserves team will play a special exhibition tonight, Saturday, July 16th at 6:00 pm CT.

Minnesota Stars Reserves Play Exhibition Game at Braemar Field Tonight; Coach Lagos and Tony Sanneh to play for Stars

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While the NSC Minnesota Stars are preparing for their big match Sunday night at the NSC Stadium (7:00 pm CT kickoff) against the Puerto Rico Islanders, who are only 1 point above Minnesota in the standings, the Stars reserves team will play a special exhibition tonight, Saturday, July 16th at 6:00 pm CT.

Minnesota Stars Stop Streaking Carolina RailHawks with Dramatic Win

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The NSC Minnesota Stars defeated the Carolina RailHawks by a score of 1-0 Saturday evening in Blaine, Minn., at the NSC Stadium. The game winning goal scored by Amani Walker was a dramatic one, recorded in the 3rd minute of added time which was Walkers first professional goal. The win was the 5th of the season for Minnesota keeping them in 4th place in the standings at 5-7-3 with 22 points, one point off from 3rd place Puerto Rico and two off from 2nd place Edmonton who sit at 24 pts.

Minnesota Stars Struggle Against Edmonton to Earn Draw

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Minnesota Stars 1-1 FC Edmonton

If you listened to the head coaches of FC Edmonton and the NSC Minnesota Stars after the 1-1 draw on Saturday night at the NSC Stadium in Blaine, MN., you might think you they talking about two different games. Each coach felt their team was outplayed in the first half, and each was unhappy about their first half performance.

Week #9 Players of the Week, an All Minnesota Stars Affair: Devin Del Do & Kyle Altman

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NSC Minnesota Stars Sweep NASL Player of the Week Honors

Devin Del Do - NASL Offensive POW. All photos by Jeremy Olson - www.digitalgopher.net

The North American Soccer League named NSC Minnesota Stars forward Devin Del Do its Offensive Player of the Week for his two-goal performance in Atlanta in the Stars' 2-0 win against the Atlanta Silverbacks.

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The du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Special Edition With Manny Lagos

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Special Edition: Manny Lagos of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is here.

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In this episode Bruce and Wes talk 2013 Loons with Minnesota United FC head coach Manny Lagos.

The du Nord Futbol Show Podcast Ep. 37

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Episode 37 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is here.

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In this episode Bruce and Wes make their annual trip to KC for the home opener, talk UCL + CCL pairings, decompress all the MLS news, and do interviews with Minnesota United head coach Manny Lagos and fans from Sporting Kansas City and Chicago Fire.

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Pitch Invasion Podcast Episode 5 – May 2012

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In episode #5 of the pod, hosts Peter Wilt and Tom Dunmore welcome Cal FC Head Coach Eric Wynalda and Minnesota Stars FC Head Coach Manny Lagos onto the show, discussing their giant-killing efforts in the US Open Cup.

The Pitch Invasion podcast is based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, the respective homes for the show's hosts Tom Dunmore and Peter Wilt, covering the world of soccer from a North American angle.

Some Soccer News for Thu May 3, 2012

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Here is video of Jozy Altidore crashing into a concrete wall (covered by plastic sheeting) on the side of the field head first. It does not look good.
-Starts around the 1:10 mark.
-Greg Seltzer of MLSsoccer.com reports that the club is hoping Altidore is just suffering from bumps and bruises.

NSC Stadium Beer Garden Demolished for New Building Construction

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The NSC Minnesota Stars returned home earlier Sunday morning after a Saturday evening victory that secured a NASL playoff spot for the team. Stars head coach Manny Lagos gave the team the day off. The team was excited to get back to training early Monday morning in preparation for next weekends playoff game.

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MLS agent: Revolution GM is “terrible”

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New York based agent Ron Waxman has some thoughts about Michael Burns.

New York based sports agent Ron Waxman had some choice words about New England Revolution General Manager Michael Burns, saying he's "terrible."

Waxman took aim at Burns and Minnesota United FC Sporting Director Manny Lagos in a tweet sent on Saturday night.

Lorenz Returning to KC

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Outside back, Scott Lorenz was supposed to be on loan to the NSC Minnesota Stars for the rest of the season. The Stars today though announced that they have terminated the loan deal and that Lorenz is returning to Kansas City. KC coach, Peter Vermes confirmed that Lorenz was returning today. In his last appearance on Wednesday with the Stars, Lorenz played only 42 minutes before being subbed out in the first half by Minnesota coach, Manny Lagos, against FC Tampa.