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.
Our mission compels us to speak up about the damage that is being done to our community:https://t.co/LRNJ107l68
— Dark Clouds ☁ #DCMN (@MNDarkClouds) January 29, 2017
In light of recent shameful events, we will be donating 17% of sales in our store to the @ACLU for the rest of the season.
— The Citizens (@MPLScitizens) January 29, 2017
On Saturday, Minnesota United officially welcomed Swedish keeper John Alvbåge to its team. More importantly, we now know how to say his name.
— Johan Dykhoff (@JohanDykhoff34) January 27, 2017
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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