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5 Things To Watch As MLS Season Begins

The calendar has flipped to March which means our 5th professional sports league starts up.

03/03/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: The Sanneh Foundation’s Tony Sanneh

This week’s Minnesotan to Meet is a soccer star who never forgot where he came from. Tony Sanneh played at Pele Soccer camp at age 12, had a World Cup appearance and played alongside David Beckham in L.A.

03/03/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Community Rallies Around Soccer Coach With ALS

Gavin Pugh moved from Wales to Minnesota in 2003. He immediately immersed himself as a soccer coach in the north metro, working with high school teams and at the club levels. He also met his wife here. Last year he got a diagnosis that changed his life — and he found out how many lives he’s touched along the way.

12/19/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014

From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.

12/19/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-21-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A frigid Friday on the WCCO Morning News. Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights from the show.

11/21/2014

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MLS Officials Hear Expansion Pitch From Minneapolis

The two groups hoping to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Minnesota have made their pitches to league officials. Minneapolis is competing with Las Vegas and Sacramento for a 24th franchise as the league hopes to grow to two dozen teams by the end of the decade. The Minnesota Vikings ownership group led by Zygi Wilf was to argue the soccer team should play in the new $1 billion stadium being built.

11/20/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-20-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

76 inches of snow…..Listen to Dave’s interview and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.

11/20/2014

Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy announces his retirement following the 2014 MLS season during a news conference at the StubHub Center on August 7, 2014, in Carson, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

6 Post-Retirement Moves Landon Donovan Should Make

LA Galaxy forward and MLS legend Landon Donovan announced his retirement on Thursday. Although he’s calling it quits on the pitch, may we still see Donovan stay around the game (or not)?

08/08/2014

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5 Reasons Why Landon Donovan Is The Best MLS Player Ever

Landon Donovan has announced his intention to retire from soccer at the end of the 2014 season. Here’s 5 reasons why Landon Donovan is the best MLS player ever…

08/07/2014

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TCF Bank Stadium Trades Football In For Fùtbol

At TCF Bank Stadium Saturday they’re playing soccer instead of football. Soccer fans have been looking forward to this for months. Back to back soccer matches first with the International Game, followed by the Minnesota United FC match.

08/02/2014

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Olympiacos Beats Manchester City

Dimitrios Diamantakos scored twice in regulation and Roberto Jimenez Gago made two saves in a shootout to help Olympiacos beat Manchester City 5-4 on penalty kicks Saturday after a 2-2 tie in the International Challenge Cup game.

08/02/2014

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World-Class Soccer Field Comes To TCF Bank Stadium

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.

07/29/2014

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This Indian Girls Soccer Team Is Playing In Minn. With A Purpose

Like all teenagers, hanging with one’s peers is a simple pleasure. But for 18 girls from India, an outing to the Minnesota Zoo was both eye-opening and life-changing.

07/16/2014

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7 World Cup Pitch Invaders Who Regret Nothing

Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.

07/14/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/11/2014

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7 Things To Know Before Argentina-Germany World Cup Final

On Sunday at 3PM ET, the 22 best players over the past month will take the field and try to win their country a trophy and prove to the world that they are the best football club. Here are 7 things you need to know before Argentina and Germany take the pitch for which should be a hard fought battle.

07/11/2014

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Youth Soccer Coach Brings World Cup Home To Mpls.

Adam Pribyl was in Brazil for the World Cup. What struck him as much as the game was the raw emotion of each country. “The coolest thing was being from the U.S., seeing what like patriotism is here and then seeing all these other nations and how crazy they get for their country,” Pribyl said. “That’s what inspired me the most being down there.”

07/09/2014

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10 Rules For The Colombia Vs. Brazil Drinking Game

Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.

07/03/2014

Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

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World Cup Craze Takes Hold In Minnesota

If you watched the U.S. take on Belgium at a bar viewing party, there was likely a wait just to get inside. “Packed with people, can’t move in or out,” soccer fan Christian Roemhildt said of Brit’s Pub. “I’ve seen it grow here, it’s just amazing to be in a place where everybody is super excited,” fan Karen Bookler said.

07/01/2014

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USA Soccer World Cup Profile: Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya

Alejandro Bedoya is a 27-year-old American player who is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger with French club Nantes and as a winger with the United States Men’s National Team.

06/27/2014

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Thousands Play Hooky To Watch World Cup

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.

06/26/2014

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The 5 Faces Of Jurgen Klinsmann

With his mouth doing most of the talking thus far, let’s look at the many faces of Jurgen Klinsmann and get to know the USMNT’s head soccer coach a little bit better …

06/26/2014

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11 Most Magnificently Tatted World Cup Players

Maybe it’s because so many of them are prone to doffing their jerseys in celebration, but we couldn’t help but notice how many of this year’s players are sporting not just bits and pieces of artwork, but full body canvasses of impressive magnitude.

06/26/2014

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