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News in Brief: Supporters Groups Stand Up, How to Say Alvbåge, Roster Deep Thoughts, and More

by on 30 January 2017

Supporting the world’s game and the world’s people

Like most weekends, soccer was played around the globe. It was played by teams made up of people from all over the world. Teams made up of people representing the best their homeland has to offer. No matter the team or country, soccer brings people together — sometimes for a short escape from everything else.

Over the weekend, there was distress both over a presidential executive order that limits who can enter the U.S. and how the order was being enforced. This also brought people together. Two local supporters groups, the Dark Clouds and the Citizens, issued statements in response.

John Alvbåge official

On Saturday, Minnesota United officially welcomed Swedish keeper John Alvbåge to its team. More importantly, we now know how to say his name.

Deep thoughts, roster edition

With the roster suddenly quite filled out, we can all sink deeply into our armchairs and dig in. While the roster still has a few spots open, we know they won’t be filled by a Designated Player. The soonest we might see the likes of such would be this summer.

While the club has been relatively modest in its spending on players, it made a splash with its record deal for Kevin Molino. A deal so rich that fans might wonder if it will be worth it.

Of course, there are other intriguing signings, such as Francisco Calvo and SuperDraft first pick Abu Danladi. There are now enough players to consider who might be in the starting lineup! Who would be your first XI?

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