Minnesota United FC News

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  1. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://northernpitch.com/_/minnesot...ong-mls-favorite-with-outdoor-stadium-bid-r51

    Sources say that MLS has provided written support for United’s efforts in building a stadium in downtown Minneapolis, while the team has moved aggressively in recent weeks to make that vision a reality. Northern Pitch has also confirmed that team owner Dr. Bill McGuire recently secured an option to purchase a property on Royalston Avenue, adjacent to the Minneapolis Farmers Market and near Target Field, which has long been speculated to be the future stadium site. Multiple sources suggest an announcement of an agreement to bring United into MLS could come within the next month. A representative from Minnesota United declined to comment on this report.
     
  2. Sam U El

    Sam U El Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 31, 2013
    Seoul Korea
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's the idea behind the new coach? Are they doing a year or 2 with him and then a bigger coach for MLS? Or do they think he can lead them beyond NASL?
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://www.startribune.com/soccer-insider-united-coach-is-looking-to-add-quickness/364713761/

    New Minnesota United head coach Carl Craig is usually part of the Minnesota delegation at the combines, and for the first time he’s viewing the talent as the team’s manager.

    Craig is looking for more youth and speed for the 2016 roster. “If we can get some young lads into the squad, that be great because we’re getting old, and we’re not as quick as I’d like us to be,” he said.
     
  6. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure how that relates to my month plus question but then again I rarely understand your posts.
     
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  7. 4four4

    4four4 Member+

    Nov 13, 2013
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    I have heard people say Craig was the technical coach of the Minnesota United for the last few years.

    Moreover the club has only said, Carl Craig is the new coach of Minnesota United. They have not said, how long he will coach or the length of his contract. This may be a one year deal NASL which is what I believe rumor has it there are quality coaches who are interested in coaching the Loons. Many of them remember the old days, quality of ownership and the club will eventually play at solid outdoor stadium. There are a lot of plusses for this soccer market.

    I am looking forward to MLS to see how far this market has evolved over the years.
     
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  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://northernpitch.com/articles.h...news/minnesota-learns-2016-nasl-schedule-r646

    Spring Season
    Week 1: April 2, 2016 – at Carolina RailHawks
    Week 2: April 9, 2016 – at FC Edmonton
    Week 3: April 16, 2016 – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Week 4: Bye
    Week 5: April 23, 2016 – vs. New York Cosmos
    Week 6: May 7, 2016 – at Ottawa Fury FC
    Week 7: May 14, 2016 – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
    Week 8: May 21, 2016 – at Indy Eleven
    Week 9: May 28, 2016 – vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Week 10: June 4, 2016 – at Rayo Oklahoma
    Week 11: June 11, 2016 – vs. Miami FC

    Fall Season
    Week 12: July 2, 2016 – vs. Carolina RailHawks
    Week 13: July 9, 2016 – at Indy Eleven
    Week 14: July 16, 2016 – vs. Indy Eleven
    Week 15: July 23, 2016 – vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Week 16: July 30, 2016 – at Rayo Oklahoma
    Week 17: August 3, 2016 – vs. Puerto Rico FC
    Week 17: August 6, 2016 – vs. Miami FC
    Week 18: August 13, 2016 – at FC Edmonton
    Week 19: August 17, 2016 – vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Week 19: August 20, 2016 – at Jacksonville Armada FC
    Week 20: August 27, 2016 – at Miami FC
    Week 21: August 31, 2016 – at Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Week 21: September 3, 2016 – vs. Rayo Oklahoma
    Week 22: September 10, 2016 – at New York Cosmos
    Week 23: September 17, 2016 – vs. Ottawa Fury FC
    Week 24: September 24, 2016 – at Ottawa Fury FC
    Week 25: October 1, 2016 – vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
    Week 26: October 5, 2016 – at Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Week 26: October 8, 2016 – at Puerto Rico FC
    Week 27: October 15, 2016 – vs. FC Edmonton
    Week 28: October 22, 2016 – at Carolina RailHawks
    Week 29: October 29, 2016 – vs. New York Cosmos
     
  9. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    What's the latest on the new stadium and the MLS?
     
  10. 4four4

    4four4 Member+

    Nov 13, 2013
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    The ticket people believe the club will start play in 2017 in either TCF Bank Stadium or Target Field while the stadium is being built in Midway.
     
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  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #163 msilverstein47, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
    http://northernpitch.com/articles.h...ta-united-announce-signing-of-danny-cruz-r669

    Feb 08 2016 04:00 PM
    The Loons' attack has been further bolstered with today's announcement that the team has signed former Philadelphia Union winger Danny Cruz.

    http://www.twincities.com/2016/02/02/minnesota-united-fc-hires-assistant-coach/

    February 2, 2016
    Minnesota United FC announced the addition of assistant coach Ian Fuller, who was an assistant with Major League Soccer’s expansion franchise Orlando City.
     
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  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  13. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Minnesota United
    2016 ROSTER:GOALKEEPERS:Sammy Ndjock, Kristian Nicht (Indy Eleven), Aaron Perez (Orange County Blues).
    DEFENDERS: Brent Kallman, Justin Davis, Kevin Venegas, Juliano Vicentini, Damien Lowe (Seattle Sounders, Loan).
    MIDFIELDERS:Lance Laing (FC Edmonton), Jamie Watson, Ibson.
    FORWARDS:Stefano Pinho (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers), Danny Cruz (Philadelphia Union), Ben Speas (Columbus Crew), Bernardo Anor(Sporting KC, Loan), Ismaila Jome (UC Santa Barbara).
    -----------------------------------DEPARTED:
    GOALKEEPERS:Mitch Hildebrandt (FC Cincinnati).
    DEFENDERS: Tyler Polak (FC Cincinnati), Brian Kallman (Retired).
    MIDFIELDERS:Kalif Alhassan (Tampa Bay Rowdies), Alejandro Vela (Necaxa/MEX).
    FORWARDS:Geison Moura (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers), Yago Silva (Vasco da Gama/BRA, Loan Return), Pablo Campos (Miami FC).
     
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  17. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  18. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://northernpitch.com/articles.h...apitol-for-minnesota-united-stadium-bill-r805

    Important Week at State Capitol For Minnesota United Stadium Bill
    Apr 18 2016 11:24 AM
    The week is shaping up to be an important one for the Minnesota United stadium tax bills that are currently making their way through committees in both the Senate and House 2016 legislative session. It is believed that the measures will be tacked onto non-controversial omnibus bills. All omnibus bills have to be passed out of committee by this Thursday night setting up an interesting week of wait and see.
     
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  20. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://northernpitch.com/articles.h...get-passed-through-the-state-legislature-r831

    yes, the bill is still likely to pass before the state legislature adjourns for the 2016 session on May 22. The long answer is unfortunately very long and still not altogether clear. But that’s not unusual for any tax bill that snakes its way through the complicated rules of the Minnesota State Senate and House.
    The stadium measure would guarantee tax exemption on the property that the stadium sits on – a provision team owner Bill McGuire has said is critical for the stadium to be built. The bill would also give the team exemption from sales tax on construction materials for the stadium. Finally, Minnesota United is also looking for their own liquor license for the venue yet to be built.
     
  21. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Welcome to the big show! I saw Twellmann post a pic at a press conference making you guys official so congratulations. Can I ask though, who are the kicks and what is up with that logo?
     
  22. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    Taylor Twellman is the son of former Kicks Tim Twellman

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  23. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Wikipedia....

    "The Minnesota Kicks were a professional soccer team that played at Metropolitan Stadium in the Minneapolis suburbs of Bloomington, Minnesota from 1976 to 1981. The team was a member of the now defunct North American Soccer League. The Minnesota Kicks were established in 1976 and quickly became one of the league's more popular teams, with an average attendance of 23,120 fans per game in 1976.[1] The Kicks won their division four years in a row from 1976–79. The Kicks drew over 23,000 fans in each season from 1976–79, with attendance peaking at 32,775 in 1977."
     
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