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Match preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to the Twin Cities to take on the other expansion club named United.

Game: Minnesota United FC vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.

MLS4MN, A New Coalition for Professional Soccer in Minnesota

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A new coalition for professional soccer in Minnesota has recently formed under the name: MLS4MN or Major League Soccer for Minnesota. While the group hopes and plans for MLS to someday be in the Twin Cities, they are also keenly aware and supportive of the professional team we currently have here, the Minnesota Stars FC.

MLS4MN Advocates for Professional Soccer in Minnesota

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For Immediate Release:

MLS4MN Advocates for Professional Soccer in Minnesota

May 29, 2012

Contacts:

Dave Laidig
MLS4MN
davelaidig@gmail.com
(952) 212-5195

Wesley Burdine
MLS4MN
wes@wesburdine.com
(612) 237-0345


Minneapolis (MN) – A grass-roots coalition of supporters and businesses has formed seeking the advancement of professional soccer in Minnesota.

Vikings Stadium Bill Narrowly Passes Tax Committee

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The Vikings Stadium deal, along with a potential MLS team in the Twin Cities, is on it's way to a full Senate vote on Sunday. Like the divisive Senate Finance Committee meeting which passed on a 9-5 vote, so went the Tax Committee hearing. But in this case it was so close the committee voted [...]

Catching up on Minnesota Soccer News

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There has been lots of soccer news on the Minnesota front. MLS to the Twin Cities is a possibility according to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf but only if the team gets its new stadium. And a Minnesotan has signed an MLS contract. Three Minnesota players have just finished up or are currently in U.S. National [.

Sporting KC loans Lorenz to Minnesota

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Scott Lorenz (UW) is headed back to Minnesota.

Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City has loaned the defender-midfielder back to the NSC Minnesota Stars of the North American Soccer League.

Lorenz announced the move Tuesday afternoon on his Twitter account.

Dark Clouds

U.S. Men’s National Team vs Mexico Watch Party in the Twin Cities

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Come join Minnesota supporters of the U.S. Men's National Team, along with readers of IMSoccer News, duNord Futbol, and members of Minneapolis and St. Paul American Outlaws and the Dark Clouds supporters group for a US National Team friendly watch party at the Sweetwater Bar & Grille. U.S. FACES MEXICO AT ESTADIO AZTECA:Â Before the [.

Thursday Night: Happy Holidays with the Dark Clouds - (PARTY!)

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RSVP: Happy Holidays with the Dark Clouds

Miss the smell of smoke bombs, the throbbing bass of Ludwig, Neal on scales and the screaming?
Well, we can't promise any of those, but you can at least commiserate with like minded folks.
Take advantage of this chance to get away from those persistent holiday visitors and see your real family, the Dark Clouds.

ADVANCE WARNING: Happy Holidays with the Dark Clouds - (PARTY!)

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Happy Holidays with the Dark Clouds

Miss the smell of smoke bombs, the throbbing bass of Ludwig, Neal on scales and the screaming?
Well, we can't promise any of those, but you can at least commiserate with like minded folks.
Take advantage of this chance to get away from those persistent holiday visitors and see your real family, the Dark Clouds.

Futsal

Twin Cities Futsal Closes its Doors After 3 Months

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Sadly, Twin Cities Futsal has closed its doors for good. The facility started by former player Marshall Morehead in early December was open for just a few short months before the decision was made to pull the plug after lagging interest. Morehead had hoped to draw U of M students with its location close to [.

Minnesota’s First Futsal Specific Facility to Host Open House this Saturday

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Twin Cities Futsal will be opening it's doors for the first time this Saturday for an open house. We see it more and more these days. A soccer talent moves beyond his peak playing years but stays involved with the game in some fashion or another. It's happening at the national level with coaches, color [.

Soccer USA

Soccer USA Releases Statement Saying it has “Closed its Doors”

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On Sunday night IMS reported that the Soccer USA stores in the Twin Cities and Austin, Texas had the appearance of a failed business. The store had evidently shut down Sunday evening, January 15th after its Sunday shift. On Monday afternoon, Soccer USA released a statement via email, concerning their Burnsville and Blaine stores.

Soccer USA in Austin, Texas and the Twin Cities, Closes its Doors

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Less than a month after Soccer Express closed their St. Paul store, (the first-ever soccer retail store in Twin Cities) another soccer apparel store seems to have closed it's doors for good. While Soccer Express closed only one of their stores, customers that may have tried to frequent Soccer USA on Monday, January 16th would [.

soccer fans

NSC Minnesota Stars in NASL Championship Game Tonight

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I hear from lots of people in the Twin Cities that they are soccer fans. Yet when asked if they've been to a Stars game the answer is often no. I've always felt that one needs to support soccer at the grass roots level if you are truly a soccer supporter. So this is the [...]

FOX 9 News Anchor Rant At Soccer Fans: “Don’t Cheese Us Off”

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Earlier this weekend we reported that soccer fans in the Twin Cities were outraged after local affiliate FOX 9 News decided to break into live coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final to inform viewers that a tornado warning had been issued....

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Video of FOX News 9 Tim Blotz Telling Soccer Fans “Don’t Cheese Us Off”

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Thanks to Demolition Man, a regular reader and sometime commentor at IMS, for creating and uploading this video of FOX News 9 anchor Tim Blotz telling soccer fans to stop contacting the FOX 9 studio requesting that the storm coverage stop preempting the EUFA Champions League game.

Video of FOX News 9 Tim Blotz Telling Soccer Fans “Don’t Cheese Us Off”

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Thanks to Demolition Man, a regular reader and sometime commentor at IMS, for creating and uploading this video of FOX News 9 anchor Tim Blotz telling soccer fans to stop contacting the FOX 9 studio requesting that the storm coverage stop preempting the UEFA Champions League game.

North American Soccer League

This Week in American Soccer History: Protested game between the Minnesota Kicks and the Chicago Sting

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Guest Contributor Dillon Young

This Week in American Soccer History: July 11 1979

The Minnesota Kicks, riding a five game winning streak took on the Chicago Sting in front of 23,073 at the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN. This match, which pitted two of the most high powered offenses in the league, started out slow and was tied 0-0 going into the break.

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.

Minneapolis

Special Free Beer Movement Night Fund Raiser in the Twin Cities

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Come join in a very special Free Beer Movement night on July 10th with Minneapolis amateur club Stegman's Old Boys.














The purpose of the event is to raise money to make soccer accessible for Somali immigrant youths that gets them off the street, playing soccer and learning non-violent conflict resolution.

UEFA Champions League - Twin Cities Style

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His name is Tim Blotz, his email is tim.blotz@foxtv.com, he's from Wisconsin, I've lived there, that explains it all.

Jay Demerit

Twin Cities Film Screening: Rise & Shine - The Jay DeMerit Story

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Please join all your soccer friends in the Twin Cities for a special Fund Raising screening of Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story

Sat Jun 11 at 4:30pm - The Sweetwater in St Paul

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(The USA v Panama Gold Cup game kicks off after that at 7pm)

The movie is still a work in progress and the filmmakers are on a mission to raise funds to finish it.

Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story – Movie Premiere in the Twin Cities

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You are invited to a very special premier of Rise and Shine: the Jay DeMerit Story.

Rise and Shine is a documentary about the amazing story of Green Bay, Wisconsin native, Jay DeMerit. I think most everyone knows DeMerit's story by now. The kid who played soccer for the University of Illinois at Chicago wasn't drafted by MLS so he flew to England and started playing for a seventh-tier side.

Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story – Movie Premiere in the Twin Cities

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You are invited to a very special premier of Rise and Shine: the Jay DeMerit Story.

Rise and Shine is a documentary about the amazing story of Green Bay, Wisconsin native, Jay DeMerit. I think most everyone knows DeMerit's story by now. The kid who played soccer for the University of Illinois at Chicago wasn't drafted by MLS so he flew to England and started playing for a seventh-tier side.

The Rest

USA Friendly Viewing In The Twin Cities - Wed May 29 - USA v Belgium

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Dear Twin Cities Friends In Football,

Come hang out with a bar full of USA fans for an international friendly:

Wed May 29
USA v Belgium
9:30pm CT

I hope to see you there. (And don't forget that there are 4 more games coming over the next month for the USA including 3 World Cup qualifiers.

Team USA International Friendly Viewing In The Twin Cities - Tue Jan 29 v Canada

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Dear Twin Cities Friends In Football,

Come hang out with a bar full of USA fans for an international friendly:

Tue Jan 29
USA v Canada
8:00pm CT
from Houston

No this will not be the full international team for either team, but it is a great winter warm up and for a handful of these USA players, they will join the full team a week later as they open the Hexagonal Round of World Cup Qualifying on Feb 6 at Honduras.

From Russian Orphanage to Minnesota Soccer Fields, an Improbable Story

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ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities, KSTP, filed a report this past week of an amazing story of thee young boys, all originally from Russia. The three lived most of their early years in a remote orphanage in central Russia where they were all friends. In 2005, three Twin Cities families hosted them for a month-long [.

A St. Paul Soccer Landmark, Soccer Express, Closes its Doors

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Change in business trends causes the closing of the Twin Cities first soccer supply retail store. The Soccer Express Minnetonka store remains open for business. The Soccer Express store in St. Paul's Highland Park has closed its doors for the last time. The store which had moved several times since it's opening in 1981 shut [.

Gophers Draw Wisconsin in Big Ten Border Battle

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University of Minnesota 2-2 University of Wisconsin–Madison The cold and windy conditions in the Twin Cities on Thursday were the same conditions in Madison, Wisconsin where the women Gophers soccer team traveled for the border battle between the two Big Ten schools. With the tough weather conditions, the Badgers (7-3-2, 2-0-2) may have thought they [.

The Sanneh Foundation Presents Golf for Goals

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Friday, July 22, at Victory Links Golf Course, Blaine Minnesota

The Sanneh Foundation's inaugural Golf for Goals.

$100 (includes driving range, green fees, golf cart, box lunch, happy hour following golf and one ticket to Minnesota Stars game for each golfer)

We look forward to making this an annual event and continuing to raise money to help those in need in the Twin Cities areas and beyond.