News in Brief: Two Uniteds, Great Gophers, Dallas Fined, and More

by on 9 October 2017

News bits

Meg Ryan compares and contrasts the crowds (and other aspects) of Minnesota United and Atlanta United in the Star Tribune.

Andy Greder writes on some of the bigger games Minnesota United has played this season.

The Golden Gophers Women have had a fantastic season, led by coach Stefanie Golan and captain Tori Burnett.

Minnesota United FC’s front office was very pleased with attendance at the end of the season.

After Dallas FC played an ineligible player against Orlando, they were fined by the league.

BUT Dallas FC are not taking the fine sitting down, and are pointing blame for the roster violation at the officials of the day.

Pat O’Brien, the Director of Grassroots Soccer for Ventura County Fusion, spoke with Steve Bernasconi of The Soccer Tour about the problems with Youth Soccer in the U.S.


Dakota Alliance FC had some youths training with Minnesota United FC

The U.S. men’s national team improved its chances of qualifying for the World Cup with a 4-0 win over Panama on Saturday.


MLS weekend roundup

Colorado and Dallas drew 1-1 .

Minnesota United FC scored late to win a point from Sporting Kansas City in a 1-1 draw.

Vancouver fell 3-0 to New York Red Bulls.

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  • nomadic loon

    NEE – “next eight eliminated” was started on Northern Pitch. This looks like a good place to post to continue.
    – #95 Republic of Congo out;
    – #82 Israel out;
    – #81 Libya out;
    – #80 South Africa out;
    – #76 Mali out;
    – #70 Cyprus out;
    – #66 Albania out;
    – #62 Algeria out;
    The biggest upsets from these eight was South Africa’s 3-1 win over #49 Burkina Faso, and Cyprus’ 3-2 win over #36 Bosnia-Herzegovina. Scanning youtube for the matches will reveal very creative music overdubs on the highlights, and enthusiastic announcers. The NP site had a great thread where we could share and discuss WC Qualifiers.
    Also, Poland (#6) & Spain (#11) & Costa Rica (#21) & Egypt (#30) & Nigeria (#44) qualify.

  • MmattN

    Those are some solid attendance numbers to end the season. If we actually have a decent start to the year next season, we should see a solid buzz throughout that will reverberate deeper into the interest of the general public.