St. Paul City Council Backs MLS StadiumThe St. Paul City Council has passed a resolution backing the push to build a Major League Soccer stadium there. But it doesn't guarantee anything.
Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer StadiumBack in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.
Mexican Team Faces Off Against Minnesota United As Part Of Ibarra TradeWhen 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.
Minnesota United Players Make A Multilingual TeamTiago 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.
St. Paul Mayor Invites MLS To View Potential Stadium SiteWe learned Thursday that Major League Soccer may be coming to St. Paul rather than Minneapolis. This morning, Mayor Chris Coleman announced he's invited the MLS president to visit St. Paul and check out some land where a new soccer stadium could be built.
Player Style Files: Keeping Up With Chicago Fire Goalkeeper Sean JohnsonChicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson unloads on what's behind the goalkeeper position, as well as takes us for a ride in his Lamborghini.
Minnesota United Head Coach, Owner Talk Soccer Ahead Of Season OpenerWCCO'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.
Senate: No State Money To Build New MLS StadiumSenate 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.
Will Lawmakers Warm To Soccer Stadium Funding?There's a possible climate change at the Minnesota State Capitol. Top lawmakers will meet next week with the owners of Minnesota's new Major League Soccer franchise to discuss public funding for a stadium in Minneapolis.
Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium FundingMinnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That's after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding -- the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.
Questions for Minnesota United's Bill McGuireMinnesota 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.
MLS Expanding To Minn., Downtown Stadium PlannedMajor 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.