2021 In Review: Minnesota's Top Sports StoriesFrom gold medal-winners to the Gophers reclaiming the axe to the emergence of young superstars, it was a year to remember for Minnesota sports fans. Here are the biggest Minnesota sports stories from 2021.
Allianz Field In St. Paul To Host US Men’s Soccer Team World Cup Qualifier -- In FebruaryA critical World Cup qualifier will be hosted by Allianz Field in St. Paul during one of Minnesota’s coldest months.
Minnesota United Bounced From Playoffs With 3-1 Loss To PortlandSebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal and adding an insurance score and the Portland Timbers eliminated Minnesota United from the MLS playoffs with a 3-1 opening-round victory Sunday.
MNUFC Keeper Tyler Miller Will Miss Playoff Game After Positive COVID TestMiller said on Instagram he is "gutted to not be there with the boys in Portland."
Draw With Galaxy Puts Minnesota United In PlayoffsMinnesota goes into the playoffs as the No. 5 seed and will play at fourth-seeded Portland.
Whitecaps Jump To 5th Place With 2-0 Win Over LoonsBrian White scored and played a role in a Minnesota United own goal in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
Fragapane's Goal Give Minnesota United 1-0 Win Over AustinFranco Fragapane scored an early goal in Minnesota United's 1-0 victory over expansion Austin on Saturday night.
10-Man Colorado Rapids Scores 3 Late Goals To Beat Minnesota United 3-1Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves scored late goals to give the 10-man Colorado Rapids a 3-1 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Sunday.
Allianz Field To Host 2022 MLS All-Star Game: 'Soccer Nation Lives Right Here'The league announced Allianz Field as the game's site Tuesday afternoon.
Megiolaro, FC Dallas Tie 0-0 With Minnesota UnitedMinnesota’s Emanuel Reynoso was shown a red card for a serious foul in the 89th minute.
Moreno, Kamara, Gressel Score In D.C.'s 3-1 Win Over LoonsJunior Moreno scored his first goal for D.C. United with five minutes left to seal a 3-1 victory over Minnesota United on Wednesday night.
Lod, Finlay Each Score As Minnesota United Beats Dynamo 2-0Robin Lod scored the fastest goal in franchise history, Ethan Finlay also had a goal and Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday night.
Emanuel Reynoso Scores 2 As Minnesota United Beat Galaxy 3-0Emanuel Reynoso scored two goals in the first 20 minutes, the 25-year old's first multi-goal game in MLS, and Minnesota United beat the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Saturday night.
Johnny Russell Scores Goal And Records 2 Assists, Sporting Beats Minnesota 4-0Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell scored in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Seattle Sounders Snap 4-Game Losing Streak With Win Against Minnesota UnitedSeattle (13-4-6) snapped a four-game winless stretch at home. It was the first time in the club's history to earn just one point in any four-match home run. Minnesota (8-7-7) had its four-game undefeated run on the road end.