World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The U.S. won, despite losing Thursday in the World Cup. Thomas Mueller scored the only goal as Germany beat Team USA 1-0 in Brazil. But the U.S. team still had a good enough record to advance to the next round. The USA will play on, and the Twin Cities will party on.
It’s the most popular sport in the world. And this week the whole world is watching. The viewing party for the first game of the 2014 World Cup wrapped up at Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis early Thursday evening.
Minnesota United takes on FC Edmonton in its 2014 North American Soccer League home opener Saturday.
The professional soccer season is about to fire up in Minnesota, as the Minnesota United is opening its season this Saturday. Minnesota’s pro soccer team will be back on their home field for what already looks like a promising season.
Soccer is gaining popularity throughout Minnesota and the country. Now some local guys are kicking a soccer ball across the state to promote the sport. Two weeks ago, Alex Daley and Matt Scott started dribbling a soccer ball from the Canadian border in International Falls and began to travel south.
The change in seasons means the return of sports like soccer in Minnesota. Minnesota has 70,000 kids in soccer annually, making it the biggest youth sport in the state.
Supporters of gay marriage launched a statewide television ad campaign Monday to pressure Minnesota lawmakers for a vote this year.
A new poll out late last night suggests public opinion has shifted against the Marriage Amendment.