I agree that United is not the best name for the Minnesota team. Real Salt Lake, D.C. United, and Sporting K.C. aren't the best either. It reminds me of how some of the minor league baseball teams take the names of major league baseball teams. The team colors aren't bad; light blue, white, and black. Not the best but not the worst. The important question though is when are the Twin Cities going to get a MLS team. The Twin Cities metro area is the 14th largest metro area in the U.S., with a prosperous and growing population. When the North American Soccer league was in Minnesota back in the 1980s and early 1990s, Minnesota was always in the top ten markets in North America for attendance. In many ways the Minneapolis/St. Paul area is more like a northwest city than a midwest city; the demographics, culture, politics, and so forth. It has more in common with Seattle, Portland, or the western Canadian cities than with most of the midwest cities. The Twin Cities metro is a healthy, well-educated, modern, high tech, growing metro area with a strong economy, a great alternative rock band scene, great education and universities, alot of new high tech industries, and a great sports town, both in watching and playing sports. And like Seattle, Portland, and the Canadian cities, it is a soccer town.