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Continued: United FC hopes televised home matches build fan base

  • Article by: DAVID LA VAQUE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 26, 2014 - 1:03 AM

Rogers believes on-field success, plus broader television exposure, will attract more fans. The Metrodome provided a familiar location, he said, but playing on grass outdoors in a more intimate stadium offers advantages.

“The distance to Blaine is more psychological than physical,” Rogers said. “It’s 15 to 20 minutes from downtown, there’s free parking and we offer one of the last true tailgating experiences.”

Rogers, who watches his favorite European soccer clubs play on television, said it’s “very cool” to see United FC getting similar treatment.

“A big part of our job is bringing soccer to the people,” Rogers said. “This is a great way to get ourselves out there.”

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