As announced by the New England Revolution and reported by Jeff Lemieux, Minnesota will be in the Tucson area for preseason by the end of January. Following this trip, Minnesota will be in Portland February 22-28 for the Simple Invitational.
— Bruce McGuire (@dunord) December 19, 2016
— San Francisco Deltas (@sfdeltas) December 21, 2016
A crowd favorite in the three seasons he was with Minnesota, he could have been a good bench player here in MLS. We’re glad to see him going somewhere he will likely get plenty of minutes.
US Soccer put out a press release stating that there is no news in regards to the sanctioning of their Division II and III leagues, likely hoping that the leagues can figure it out themselves and to give NASL a chance to get its house in order.
Mike Pendleton had his own interpretation of US Soccer’s statement, which definitely has a ring of truth to it.
— Mike Pendleton (@phat7deuce) December 20, 2016
— FourFourTwo USA (@FourFourTwoUSA) December 21, 2016
Will the young striker get minutes now that Jürgen Klinsmann has been sacked and Bruce Arena has been installed as the USMNT coach? Getting steady playing time at the second division side Stuttgart should help.
When news comes out about other ownership groups looking for state/municipal funding for their stadiums, it really makes you appreciate the ownership group of Minnesota United FC.
While Minnesota United is privately paying all $150 million for stadium, St. Louis group is asking for up to $80 million in public money.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) December 20, 2016
As for the other “soccer” stadium in the twin cities, it missed out on hosting a Gold Cup game next summer.
A billion dollars on a stadium "Built for Soccer" and Minnesota can't get a Gold Cup match. https://t.co/019tJoRVMG
— Wes (@MnNiceFC) December 19, 2016
Should be interesting to see if they are able to make it work, as their league sides have struggled to get much traction in the market.
That’s all for this week!