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MLS Week 31: Shutout for the Red Bulls

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MLS went with a short schedule due to the international break, with only six teams in action. The New York Red Bulls shutout Vancouver 3-0 at home. Daniel Royer opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with Bradley Wright-Phillips doubling the lead in the 58th. Felipe finished off the goals in the 72nd minute.

Some Soccer News for Sep 18, 2017

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It's Day 261 of 2017.


Minnesota United announced that they have hired Chris Wright as their new Chief Executive Officer.
  • He was previously President of Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and Minnesota Lynx (WNBA).

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It was great to see Minnesota beat on old rival (Montreal), even if almost none of you recognize it as such.

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.

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.

NE Revolution vs. MN Photo Gallery

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Some Soccer News for Mar 20, 2017

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It's Day 79 of 2017.


Hail Hail Rock N Roll - the guitar king is dead - Chuck Berry - Rest In Power my man!
  • Back In The USA - live on TV in 1959 with Dick Clark as the host.

dN

A deep dive into the modern history of soccer in Minnesota.

Major Link Soccer - Eyes on Minnesota

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Also, aging Manchester stars and more analysis of the Team USA roster.

CCL

The CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals started this week, with each of the MLS teams hosting their first legs.

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked it off against on Tuesday with an early own goal that led to a devastating 0-2 loss to Tigres.

10 things we learned from gameweek 2 of the 2017 MLS season

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Photo credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the ten things we learned from Week 2 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Nightmare Pt. 2 For Minnesota

Minnesota United made their MLS home debut in a blizzard on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 35,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, and, somehow, managed to get beat worse than they did in their first game in Portland.

10 things we learned from gameweek 2 of the 2017 MLS season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 2 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Nightmare Pt. 2 For Minnesota

Minnesota United made their MLS home debut in a blizzard on Sunday afternoon in front of more than 35,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, and, somehow, managed to get beat worse than they did in their first game in Portland.

Sporting Traveling North for US Open Cup Defense

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Sporting Kansas City will start the defense of their 2015 US Open Cup championship up north against future MLS side Minnesota United. United qualified for the fourth round of the competition by beating St. Louis FC 2-0 tonight in St. Louis. The win avenges their 1-0 loss last year in the same round against St.

Some Soccer News for Apr 14, 2016

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It's Day 105 of 2016.


At a public speaking event today MLS commish Don Garber said that Minnesota would be joining MLS in 2017. Waiting for official confirmation.

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All the latest news from Minnesota United - injuries (Anor, Calvano, Jordan + Nicht out), tryouts (Ceus, Watson-Siriboe + Blake) and quotes from CCC (Coach Carl Craig.

Some Soccer News for Mar 11, 2016

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It's Day 71 of 2016.


I missed this the other day - March 7th, 2005 was the birthday of du Nord Futbol. That makes it 11 year old now.

dN

Last nights dream: Lou Reed moved to Minneapolis and we became close friends. I set up cool little musical performances for him.

Major Link Soccer: Minnesota Stadium Renders

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Minnesota unveils their stadium plans in St. Paul, Dempsey rips a new one, and Blatter still doesn't understand why he isn't running FIFA.

Seattle

Just in case you haven't heard, Jordan Morris is kind of a big deal. MLSSoccer.com took the time to get to know this big deal (and his dog) a little bit better.

Kevin Molino

Sounders at Minnesota United, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Seattle takes on the Loons. Q13 and Univision-Seattle are carrying the game live.

In their first trip to Minnesota since 2008, the Seattle Sounders are poised to continue a multi-game road unbeaten streak. Minnesota United is an average home team that will be without their best attacking player, as well as a few of the defenders that helped them recover from their horrid start.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2017

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It's Day 26 of 2017.


Minnesota United Preseason:

Hottest rumor in the land today is that Minnesota has paid big $ for Kevin Molino from Orlando:
Orlando City getting $650k total (450 GAM/200 TAM). GK Patrick McLain also going to Minn. Will have full story up ASAP — Alicia Rose DelGallo (@OSAliciaD) January 26, 2017
And the starting goalkeeper John Alvbage is on a plane from Sweden as I type.

Minnesota United

Sounders packed with confidence as they head to Minnesota

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Forward Will Bruin: "When we're at full strength and healthy, we're one of the best teams in the league"

The Seattle Sounders head to Minneapolis this weekend, to face MLS expansion club Minnesota United for the first time ever. Even though anything can happen in this league, it's fair to say that the Sounders have the upper hand against a club that likely would have chosen a much different inaugural MLS season.

NYFCFC Notes: Vieira Forced To Make Changes in Win Against Minnesota

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Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports

The New York City FC coaching staff, as part of its normal course of match preparation, had formulated a plan against the expansion Minnesota United Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. In addition to the starting XI and the squad of 18, the scheme included pre-emptive problem solving and the anticipation of match scenarios.

Revolution v. Minnesota: Three thoughts

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Kei Kamara scored a Kei Kamara goal and two more thoughts.

The New England Revolution played their first game of 2017 on Tuesday when they tied Minnesota United 1-1. Eugene Starikov struck in the 39th minute, giving the MLS newcomers a lead until Kei Kamara leveled the score in the 78th minute.

Some Soccer News for Oct 13, 2016

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It's Day 287 of 2016.


The determination of MLS draft orders for Minnesota and Atlanta will be made via a coin flip on Sun Oct 16 at 1pm CT. It will be shown live on MLSsoccer.com.

dN

I spent some time yesterday reading some of the Tweets inspired by Kelly Oxford and her request to "Women: tweet me your first assaults.

Some Soccer News for Jun 2, 2016

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It's Day 154 of 2016.


US Open Cup - 3rd Round:
Saint Louis 0-2 Minnesota United

My Minnesota United Notes:
  • Unfortunately there is no video highlight package from the game.
  • MU goals by Kevin Venegas and Jack Blake.
  • Minn got revenge for last year's USOC loss at the same St Louis team.

Major Link Soccer: "Garber's war on authenticity"

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Minnesota got their name stolen by Atlanta United, and it doesn't really make sense to them or anyone else.

Seattle

Keep an eye out for Gonzalo Pineda this week after he comes back to the Emerald City to cover the CONCACAF Champions League.

Ya vamos a Seattle para la cobertura del @SoundersFC vs.

North American Soccer League

Some Soccer News for Oct 31, 2016

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It's Day 305 of 2016.


The NASL era in Minnesota soccer is over. The team finished in 5th place and did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in many seasons.

dN

After the game there was a lot of emotion flowing. Former player Brian Kallman shot this video and caught me looking like I was fighting back tears:
My favorite part of the night last night @MNDarkClouds the look on @dunord s face says it all!

Some Soccer News for Sep 1, 2016

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It's Day 245 of 2016.


The unraveling of the NASL appeared to pick up speed today with rumors flying hard and heavy that Ottawa Fury is leaving the league at the end of the season. And joining USL?!?!
  • Ottawa Fury released a statement that said absolutely nothing to put the brakes on speculation:
Statement by @OttawaFuryFC regarding earlier rumors today pic.

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.

Fire v Minnesota United FC - preseason match preview

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Prepare for the Fire's penultimate preseason match with another preview by Martin Tomszak.

What Are They All About? Minnesota United

The revolution continues! Veljko Paunovic and the Chicago Fire find themselves on a bit of a hot streak after defeating Vancouver in the first match of the Simple Invitational this past Sunday.

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.

TCU

Big 12 rankings: TCU, Baylor remain 1-2 after first week of the season

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Here are my Big 12 rankings. They have nothing to do what went on before the season and are based solely on the team's first-game performances.

  1. TCU (1-0, next game Saturday vs. Stephen F. Austin) — Horned Frogs' victory at Minnesota might resonate more if Minnesota develops into Big Ten West challenger, which just might happen.

A six-pack of thoughts from Thursday’s Big 12 games and news

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Pros, cons of a Big 12 championship game

When asked about his season opener earlier this summer, TCU coach Gary Patterson said he would be satisfied beating Minnesota by one more point than the Gophers scored.

The Horned Frogs did a little better, claiming a 23-17 triumph Thursday night that wasn't filled with many style points for the No.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for Oct 4, 2017

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It's Day 277 of 2017.


The Voting Booth is now open:
The Dark Clouds End Of Year Awards ballot for Minnesota United.

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Remember: Holding the World Cup in Qatar is still a blight on humanity. By Jonathan Liew for the Independent.

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MINNESOTA UNITED

Results:
-Tue Oct 3
Atlanta United 2-3 Minnesota - MU goals by Danladi, Ramirez + Molino

My MNUFC Notes:
  • Game highlights [VIDEO]
  • That sure tasted sweet.

News roundup: Union still have paths to the playoffs

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Minnesota wins wild one in Atlanta, Germany fined for Nazi chants, and the rest of the day's news.

Rose City Forecast 18: Rivalry

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Another game, another forecast. Last game was... well, it was a soccer game. PTFC lost 3-2, deservedly, in a match that was something of a wacky game, with two own goals, a PK, comical defending, and a double red card.

The first goal came on an Okugo own goal only seven minutes in to give Minnesota the lead.

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2017

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It's Day 94 of 2017.


I meant to write this yesterday, but it was really interesting to see Kyle Beckerman being a complete non-factor for RSL against Minnesota. I am so used to him dominating the game that it was odd to see him so quiet.

dN

An impressive and popular museum in Dortmund shows the history of German football and its connection to society, with both glory and shame included.

Revolution draw with Minnesota in first preseason game of 2017, Delamea and Wright impress

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Pegged against one of MLS's two expansion teams, New England split the spoils.

With preseason still in its early days, it's hard to get a read on how the New England Revolution will fare throughout the 2017 MLS season.

But on Tuesday morning in Casa Grande, Arizona, the Revs went through their paces, drawing, 1-1, with Minnesota United FC.

Some Soccer News for Dec 19, 2016

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It's Day 354 of 2016.


Minnesota United looks set to train in Casa Grande AZ in late January/early February and play at least 1 friendly, on Jan 31 v New England Revolution.
#NERevs will play preseason matches vs. Minnesota (1/31), RBNY (2/3), SKC (2/7), RSL (2/15), Colorado (2/18), SKC (2/22) and TBD (2/25).

No D.C. United players selected in the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft

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Atlanta United and Minnesota United stocked their rosters without raiding the Black-and-Red's squad

The 2016 MLS Expansion Draft is in the books, as Atlanta United and Minnesota United both picked over the rest of the league's rosters to stock their own. The only important United - that's D.

Some Soccer News for Oct 5, 2016

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It's Day 279 of 2016.


An interview with Bob Bradley on Day 1 at his new club. [VIDEO] Via the Swansea City website.

If you look at the Bob Bradley hiring from an unbiased perspective you can see how it is a gamble for everyone involved. By Simon Evans of the Washington Post.

Some Soccer News for Apr 8, 2016

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It's Day 99 of 2016.


Its NASL Week 2: Featuring a 2nd Florida derby in 2 weeks!
-Sat Apr 9
Indy v Ottawa - 6:30pm CT on beIN Sports.
OKC v Carolina
Miami v Tampa
-Sun Apr 10
Edmonton v Minnesota - 3pm CT on ESPN3 and in the Twin Cities on My 29.

Some Soccer News for Feb 19, 2016

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It's Day 50 of 2016.


CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying:
-Fri Feb 19
USA v Trinidad + Tobago - 7:30pm CT on NBCSN
-Winner goes to the tournament next summer.

dN

The Copa America Centenario group stage draw will happen on Sun Feb 21 at 6:30pm CT on FS2.

Some Soccer News for Nov 18, 2015

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Syrian Refugees: "This is Minnesota. You have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here should find another state."
dN

I finally got to watch the Ronda Rousey v Holly Holm fight last night, thank you Pat!, and its obvious why Holm won - she was perfection.