The calendar has flipped to March which means our 5th professional sports league starts up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A frigid Friday on the WCCO Morning News. Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights from the show.
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.
76 inches of snow…..Listen to Dave’s interview and other highlights from Thursday by clicking the link above.
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)?
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.
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.
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.
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.”
Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.