News in Brief: Patreon Campaign Update, Minneapolis City News, MLS Fantasy Soccer, and More

by on 3 February 2017

FiftyFive.One Patreon Campaign at 42 patrons

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MLS fantasy soccer is back: join FiftyFive.One’s league

If you have never played MLS fantasy soccer, you’re in for a treat. This season the rules have been made such that it’s even easier for people to play the game. There as no longer any restrictions on transfers and your teams are smaller now, too.

The site itself does a good job walking you through how to set up your team.

If you want to join FiftyFive.One’s league, the code is 2012-654. Only problem is, I already have the best team, but second place is always respectable.

While you look at my fantastic team, you can marvel at the Loons all-white jerseys. Looking sharp!

Indiana recruit to train with Minneapolis City

Defender Jake Meier, a Minnesota Thunder Academy product, recently committed to play his college soccer at Indiana. Fellow Hoosier, and current Minneapolis City winger Isaac Friendt, a longtime teammate of Meier’s, took an active role in recruiting the defender to train with the Crows over the summer.

“I’ve known Jake since my middle school years,” offered Friendt. “He’s the type of defender where, as a forward, you tend to drift away from him because you just don’t want to go against him. I invited him along to train with City because he is now signed to Indiana, and in my summer leading up to coming here, City was amazing preparation for me.”

Last season at Indiana, Friendt was a teammate of Minnesota United’s fourth-round SuperDraft pick Tanner Thompson.

Reporting by Kyle Eliason.

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