Sports
December 1, 2017
FC Cincinnati fans cheered in the first half of a U.S. Open Cup soccer match against the Columbus Crew in June. With the Crew's departure from Columbu

Next MLS franchises need soccer pedigree over brand glitz

Cincinnati and Sacramento stand out for their success, Jon Marthaler writes in his Soccer Insider.
Sports
November 27, 2017
Defender Kevin Venegas, right, was among players Minnesota United released in moves announced Monday.

Minnesota United looks to 2018 by cutting ties with nine players

Defenders Kevin Venegas and Justin Davis, who played for the club before its move to MLS, were let go along with Ish Jome, who grew up in Brooklyn Park.
Sports
November 24, 2017
Schalke's Weston McKennie, left, and Leverkusen's Kevin Volland challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04

For American men's soccer hope, watch Bundesliga highlights

He's Weston McKennie, a Texas-raised, German-trained phenomenon.
MN United
November 24, 2017

Soccer weekend watch guide: Matches to watch, time, TV channel

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MN United
November 24, 2017

Jon Marthaler's soccer short takes

A weekly look around soccer.
Sports
November 22, 2017
Rendition of the planned new soccer-specific stadium to be built in St. Paul for Minnesota United.

Minnesota Scene: Arrival of steel columns, beams for Loons' stadium celebrated

Fifty tons of structural steel columns and beams arrived at the future home of Minnesota United. Allianz Field is set to open next spring.
Sports
November 21, 2017
Roman Torres and his Sounders appear to be head and shoulders above their competition, Houston, in the Western Conference finals. That’s true of Tor

MLS Cup semifinals: Houston, Columbus set to battle big favorites

MLS conference finals pit two favorites, two others.
Sports
November 17, 2017

Soccer weekend watch guide: Matches to watch, time, TV channel

What to watch on the pitch.
Sports
November 17, 2017

Jon Marthaler's soccer short takes

A weekly look around soccer.
St. Paul
November 15, 2017
Rendering of the Minnesota United soccer stadium in St. Paul.

St. Paul OKs $4 million more for improvements at soccer stadium site

Money will be used for streets, novel stormwater system and shared park.
Sports
November 15, 2017
A CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Martinique in July drew a crowd to Tampa, Fla., and elicited a celebration from U.S. player Jordan Morris, but was i

On soccer's best world stages, more is less

One reason soccer is the world's most popular sport is that it's the only one that has managed to strike a balance between club and international competitions.
Local
November 14, 2017
RD Management, a New York developer, will build retail, office, restaurant and residential buildings around Allianz Field, the stadium of Minnesota Un

Mixed-use development around St. Paul soccer stadium is planned

The 20-acre parcel would have mixed-use facilities.
Sports
November 10, 2017

Soccer weekend watch guide: Matches to watch, time, TV channel

What to watch on the pitch
Sports
November 10, 2017

Jon Marthaler's soccer short takes

A weekly look around soccer
Sports
November 9, 2017
Loons forward Abu Danladi

Loons' Danladi finishes second in MLS rookie of the year voting

Atlanta midfielder Julian Gressel won the award with 54 percent of the vote.
Sports
November 3, 2017
Seattle star Clint Dempsey, right, was excited after scoring the first of his two goals against Vancouver in the second half of the second leg of an M

Two legs aren't better in MLS playoffs when dull soccer results

The two-match format for conference semifinals and finals needs the boot, Jon Marthaler writes in his weekly Soccer Insider.
High Schools
November 2, 2017
The Blake School midfielder CC Wallin (9) hit a header during the first half last month against Visitation during their 1A quarterfinal game.

As dangerous as football? Girls' soccer confronts concussion issue

One study showed girls who play soccer are three times more likely to suffer concussions than boys who play the sport, and almost as often as high school football players.
Local
November 2, 2017
Some believe heading the ball can lead to head injuries, as can “50/50 balls.” Both of those things occurred here Tuesday, when Eagan defender Lau

Girls' soccer concussions: 'No. 1' concern for some, scary numbers all around

Coaches from 52 Twin Cities girls’ soccer programs responded to a Star Tribune survey regarding head injuries. 14 Teams had multiple players who suffered a…
Sports
November 1, 2017
Columbus, Ohio, the “spiritual home of American soccer,” is threatened with the loss of the Crew unless a new stadium is built.

Soccer insider: Columbus' threat to move ushers in a new MLS era

The league is considering allowing owner Anthony Precourt to ship the Columbus Crew, one of the league's founding members, off to Austin, Texas.
MN United
October 27, 2017

Soccer weekend watch guide: Matches to watch, time, TV channel

What to watch on the pitch.

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