Minnesota Stars 2013 ?

Discussion in 'Minnesota United FC' started by brentgoulet, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    If this goes through, then I would have to say this is the top achievement of the outgoing commissioner's tenure. Securing ownership for the Stars tops even the Cosmos deal if you ask me. Hopefully the group will have some fresh ideas and money to build a solid franchise in Minnesota.
     
  2. CShine

    CShine Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Huntsville, AL
    Club:
    Rocket City United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's not forget this is a fire sale. The league is hardly in position to expect high standards of ownership. What you get is what you get or the Stars fold next week.
     
  3. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    The owner still has to meet US Soccer's standards. It has to be an upgrade from the NSC and then collective ownership by the NASL.Whether they bring energy, enthusiasm, and bit of brains to the party is something to be seen.
     
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  4. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let us not forget this. This is not going to be a Mike Fields situation.
     
  5. The Stever

    The Stever Member

    Dec 4, 2003
    True enough... one (federation) can turn a blind eye only for so long... ;)
     
  6. The Stever

    The Stever Member

    Dec 4, 2003
    What is the major grocery chain in the Twin Cities? Get them on the phone!
     
  7. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Speaking of, the RailHawks and Eagles should get Publix on the line. They're expanding into North Carolina. :p
     
  8. Chance

    Chance Member+

    Minnesota United FC
    United States
    Apr 5, 2012
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zygi Wilf buy the team!!!
     
  9. bullsear

    bullsear Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Oh, we've got plenty to choose from. Rainbow, Cub, Kowalski's, Lund's, Byerly's.
    I doubt any of them would jump onto a jersey sponsorship deal, though. There just wouldn't be much benefit, since the team has relatively little exposure and no television or print media presence.
     
  10. gremio1903

    gremio1903 Member+

    Aug 10, 2011
    Uruguaiana, RS (BRA) [last: Rockville, MD]
    Club:
    Gremio Porto Alegre
    20,000 Lakes, and the name of the guy is "Manny Lagos". That's irony, right there...
     
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  11. The Stever

    The Stever Member

    Dec 4, 2003
    Hmmm... I was thinking more along the line of season ticket deposits... if memory serves, Columbus got such a MASSIVE response that MLS couldn't say NO...
     
  12. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just saw the news on nasl.com the stars will be back in 2013 :)
     
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  13. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    and then they were 9 :)

    MIAMI, Fla. (November 2, 2012) The North American Soccer League announced today that an agreement has been reached in principle with a local Minnesota-based ownership group that will enable the Minnesota Stars FC, the 2011 NASL Champions and this season’s runners-up, to play in the league in the spring and fall championship seasons next year. The deal was ratified by a vote of the NASL’s Board of Governors held today
     
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  14. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. JeffreyG

    JeffreyG New Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SO DAMN HAPPY!
     
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  16. MuzzaFC

    MuzzaFC Member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Congratulations. Going to buy a Stars jersey tonight to celebrate. Would buy a FCE one too but nobody will tell me if they are any god or not.
     
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  17. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought Wilf's interest was making it impossible to do this.
     
  18. leftout1

    leftout1 Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Bill McGuire has a net worth north of $1B (yes, that's a B), is retired so can hopefully devote the time and energy needed to be successful, like Mr. Hartman down in SA is a very smart/savvy businessman, will surround himself with like minded people (smart business people who are also passionate for soccer), and has always been successful. Stars fans should truly be counting their lucky "stars" (sorry - couldn't help it).
     
  19. leftout1

    leftout1 Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    I think Mr. McGuire's been around the block enough to know that the Wilf's intentions were more rooted in saying whatever was necessary to get their stadium (at least that's the side that the "wiseguys" would place their bets).
     
  20. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats, guys! :thumbsup:

    Can we get a mod to change the ? to a ! in the title? :)
     
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  21. bullsear

    bullsear Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    EXCELSIOR!
     
  22. NorthernWall

    NorthernWall Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    It gets easier when you have 1.6 billion in "I don't give a ********s" to fly up your flagpole.

    It's hard to convince someone with just 20 million to buy the team, they're gonna have a harder time competing with the prospect of MLS should it form. They don't have much to leverage as a partner.

    But Bill McGuire's got the clout in our community to make the Wilf's want him on their side, and not as a competitor.
     
  23. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Ditto. Really, I can't agree with myself more now that the owner has been revealed. :)

    Talk about an ace move. From the reports I have seen, ownership is loaded, wants to get in tune with their supporters, and also thinking about stadium options. Should be interesting to see what Manny Lagos could do with a few new top players to round out his squad.
     

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