MLS debut gives soccer a new stage in Minnesota

MLS debut gives soccer a new stage in Minnesota

Minnesota United is on the doorstep of its inaugural season in America's top soccer league and poised to provide another breakthrough for the sport in the state.
Sports
February 27

United finishes preseason winless but 'unscathed'

In a way, Minnesota United FC's preseason results seemed a bit suggestive of the team's performance in its final preseason match.
MN United
February 26

Ticket sales show Loons fans' excitement

If Minnesota United FC’s season home opener on March 12 were happening in the team’s planned soccer-specific stadium, it would already be a sellout. As…
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February 25

Soccer insider: Lack of success in CONCACAF weighs on MLS leaders

No Major League Soccer team has won the CONCACAF Champions League in its eight years of existence. Only Montreal and Real Salt Lake have reached the final
Sports
February 24

Soccer weekend watch guide

What to watch on the pitch this weekend.
Sports
February 24

Soccer short takes

A weekly look around soccer.
Sports
February 22

United's streak of preseason draws ends in 3-0 loss to Toronto

The Loons, playing the defending Major League Soccer runnerup, were done in by two goals from star Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco.
Sports
February 22
The 29-year-old Swiss native has spent the last six seasons with FC Luzern and is expected to challenge for a starting fullback position with the Loons.

Minnesota United signs Swiss defender Jerome Thiesson

He previously played for FC Luzern and is expected to challenge for a starting fullback position for the Loons, who play Toronto FC in a preseason match on Wednesday in Orlando.
Sports
February 21

Reusse: Stadiums are for playing games on the field, not behind the scenes

University first said there would be no tailgating for United soccer games. Now, U and team are trying to make it happen.
Sports
February 20

Frequently asked soccer questions: What do you mean by ... ?

Soccer – if that's even its real name – has a whole language to itself, separate from many other sports. Here's a bit of a guide to help you decipher.
Polls
February 20

Poll: Which professional All-Star game is the best?

Sports
February 18

Minnesota United officially unveils new look for MLS season

To a noisy, hazy entrance, the team revealed its home and away kits, the soccer term for uniforms before a crowd of about 1,000 people.
Sports
February 18

Soccer weekend watch guide

What to watch this weekend on the pitch.
Sports
February 17

Three teams stand above the rest in Champions League tournament

But if an underdog wins it, that would be more fun.
Sports
February 17

Soccer short takes

A weekly look around soccer.
Sports
February 16

Sneak peek? Minnesota United's new kits leaked early

While Minnesota United FC's official kit reveal ahead of its inaugural Major League Soccer season is only a day away, the team's uniforms might have leaked early.
Sports
February 16

Break from tradition: No tailgating allowed at United soccer matches

Professional soccer in Minnesota brings to mind not only a love of the beautiful game but also a thirst for pregame parking lot festivities.
Sports
February 16

MLS Commissioner not concerned when Loons' stadium opens

Speaking at Minnesota United's headquarters in Golden Valley on Wednesday, MLS boss Don Garber said he wasn't concerned if the Loons have to play a second season at TCF Bank Stadium.
Sports
February 15

United 'a little bit leggy' in 3-3 draw with Real Salt Lake

The Loons drew 3-3 with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday at Providence Park in Portland in their final game of a three-game preseason tournament.
Sports
February 15

United draws again to finish off preseason tournament in Portland

The Loons' Johan Venegas scored deep into stoppage time to earn a 3-3 draw with Real Salt Lake.
Sports
February 15

United trades Hollinger-Janzen for New England goalkeeper Shuttleworth

The forward, who joined Minnesota United FC via the Expansion Draft in December, will return to his former team, United announced Wednesday,