When Minnesota United sold star player Miguel Ibarra to a Club Leon of Mexico last month, not only did the deal have a seven-figure price tag, but it also came with a condition — that Ibarra’s new team come to Minnesota to play a game against his old team.
Tiago Calvano speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. Daniel Mendes speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and Swedish. That’s seven languages all together, and it’s paying off on the field.
Major League Soccer officials had a July 1 deadline with Minneapolis to reach a deal for a stadium site and keep professional soccer in the Twin Cities. The talks never materials, but don’t count the Minnesota United out just yet.
Now that we know major league soccer is coming to Minnesota, the question remains where will those games be played. The owners of the Minnesota United team are looking at downtown Minneapolis for the stadium site. Today, we learned they’re also talking to a Twin Cities suburb.
The Minnesota United became international news this week when they agreed to transfer star player Miguel Ibarra to a Mexican team.
Minnesota United have agreed to transfer midfielder Miguel Ibarra to a Mexican professional team. Minnesota announced the agreement in principle on Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.
WCCO’s David McCoy spoke to the team’s owner and head coach ahead of Saturday’s game to talk about the recent buzz around soccer in Minnesota.
The Minnesota United are back for the 2015 season with their first home game Saturday night. In the video above, Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus kicked around the soccer ball on the WCCO Rooftop with United stars Andrew Fontein & Kevin Venegas.
This week on WCCO Saturday Morning, it’s all about sports, burgers and robots. There are all sorts of things going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, and we’ve got everything you need to know in one place.
Senate lawmakers are leaving no room for debate: There should be no state money for a new professional soccer stadium. Minnesota’s Senate overwhelmingly voted Monday to ban any state funds from being used to build a Major League Soccer Stadium.
Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire had a good week with Wednesday’s announcement that his ownership group had been granted an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer with play to begin in 2018. McGuire faces a July 1 deadline to have a workable stadium plan and state lawmakers have said he’ll get little help, but the former UnitedHealth Group chief was in a jovial mood when he agreed to take a few questions from The Associated Press. Answers have been edited for length.
Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The league made it official on Wednesday at Target Field when they announced that the Minnesota United FC team would play in the league starting in 2018. It’s the news die-hard soccer fans here have been waiting years for.
Major League Soccer (MLS) and Bill McGuire, the owner of the Minnesota United FC soccer team, are scheduled to make a “major announcement” on Wednesday concerning the future of soccer in Minnesota.
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.