News in Brief: New MNUFC Partnership, Supporter Group Rankings, and More

by on 9 June 2017

MNUFC partnership with Lao Family Foundation

On Thursday, Minnesota United announced a multi-year partnership with the Lao Family Foundation. United will be the lead sponsor in the foundation’s signature event: the Hmong International Freedom Festival July 1 and 2. MNUFC will also facilitate the festival’s soccer tournament and provide free tickets to the July 4 match against the Columbus Crew to the winning teams.

Nominate a community MVP

Nominations are currently open for the MLS community MVP. Finalists will be selected from each MLS market and a winner will be announced during the halftime of the MLS All-Star Game. As part of their prize package, all finalists will name a charity to receive a donation (a total of $46,000).

Saint Pulisic

The legend of America’s young superstar continues to grow as Christian Pulisic scored two goals to secure a vital three points against Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup Qualifying.

The ultimate supporter group rankings.

I don’t want to think about how much time went into the research and number crunching. I just want to bask in the glow of the beautiful data. The top supporters’ groups ranked by real Twitter followers (bots removed).

The unthinkable fate of Chapecoense

Take your time with this one. Sam Borden’s telling of the Chapecoense tragedy is intimate and devastating. You’ll want to read every word.

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