Soccer in Minnesota: Support Your Local Professional Team

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Christian Ramirez - MN United FC

The World Cup is over with Germany victorious as the first European team to win on the South American continent. After weeks of gathering at local pubs, bars, and movie theaters to watch the matches, what can a soccer fan do in the meantime? A person could wait for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, but how about supporting your local soccer team, MN United FC?

Minnesota United FC, capitalizing on the soccer frenzy, has placed merchandise and schedules at locations around the Twin Cities, such as Brit’s Pub and the Mall of America. The team was founded in 2010 and plays in the North American Soccer League. Matches are held at NSC Stadium in Blaine at the famous Blaine soccer complex, but sometimes exhibition matches have been held in other venues such as on the University of Minnesota campus.

While soccer still lags behind other sports in popularity, soccer is expected to only gain fans as those who played soccer in their youth continue to grow into adulthood and pass the love on to their children. There has also been a large community presence in bringing soccer to schools as people from abroad settled in the United States and brought their love of the game to American, and Minnesotan, soil. Though football is still America’s most popular sport, the building of the new Vikings stadium brings rumors, and excitement, that Major League Soccer is interested in expanding their market. The new stadium would offer a venue large enough to host MLS matches.

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In the meantime, with such an attractive logo, and a team that is on fire, show some Minnesotan and some soccer pride and support your local team!

 

For more information about the team and tickers, visit the Minnesota United FC website.

 

Images courtesy of: Minnesota United FC

 

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Alexandra is a Minneapolis native who left to study creative writing and drama in the south before finding a job in professional theatre. After a life on and off the stage, she traveled to Japan to teach in Fukuoka as part of the JET Program. She returned to the United States to pursue an M.A. in Education and currently works as a high school teacher. When she isn't grading papers, she can be found running or snowshoeing along the Mississippi; dancing; playing Tri-D chess; wishing she owned her dream car; or losing herself in a good book.

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