News in Brief: Soccer Stadia, Armchair Analysis, and More

by on 26 March 2018

Soccer stadia news

Two new pieces of information have emerged about both of the major new stadia in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press released some specific numbers regarding Allianz Field. Specifically, Greder highlights the conflict between the crowd size at TCF Bank Stadium, regularly 20,000+, and the maximum capacity of Allianz, which is currently set for 19,400. Season ticket holder numbers are rumored to be capped between 14,000 and 15,000; currently there are roughly 13,500 season ticket holders for the Loons.

Greder also broke the news that AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur are set to play a match at U.S. Bank Stadium this summer. The match will be a part of the International Champions’ Cup; the same tournament that brought AC Milan, Olympiakos, Chelsea, and Manchester City to the Twin Cities in years past. There is no specific date set for the match, though historically the ICC has run in late July and early August.

Doyle on MLS

MLS stalwart Matthew Doyle released two articles about MLS. His regular column “Armchair Analyst” is a worthwhile read as always. Of note to Minnesota fans are his final thoughts. He calls New York Red Bulls the best MLS team he’s seen this year, and compliments the Loons’ performance.

Doyle’s second column breaks down the worst-kept secret of the season: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to the LA Galaxy. The superstar has undeniable talent, but questions remain as to how best to utilize his skills, and Doyle looks at several of these.

News bits

Minnesota United FC’s home opener tifo was amazing, and the team released a video detailing how it was made.

Former Loon Danny Cruz won his first game as the head coach of the USL Real Monarchs.


Daily dose of awesome

Edinson Cavani is hyped for the World Cup.


MLS weekend roundup

Vancouver and LA Galaxy played to a 0-0 draw

Colorado drew 2-2 with Sporting Kansas City

Minnesota United fell 3-0 to New York Red Bulls

Columbus downed D.C. United 3-1

Portland drew 1-1 with FC Dallas

New York City FC drew 2-2 with New England Revolution

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