News in Brief: Midway Development, MNUFC Partners With New Ad Agency, Women’s World Cup Improvements, and More

by on 21 September 2018

Midway development lags behind Allianz Field

With the Loons’ new home nearing completion, attention now turns to the related development of the surrounding Midway neighborhood, which will include residential, business, and other entertainment options. MNUFC owner Bill McGuire spoke recently about the current and lasting impact of Allianz Field and the related development.

MNUFC partners with Colle McVoy ad agency

Minnesota United and Colle McVoy will begin a partnership in late 2018, which will see the ad agency lead a campaign at a crucial time in the club’s history as they move into Allianz Field. MNUFC selected Colle McVoy after conducting a competitive review of applicants. MNUFC is the latest in Colle McVoy’s impressive client pool, which includes both local and national partners, such as Target, 3M, and ESPN among others.

FIFA announces improvements for 2019 Women’s World Cup

FIFA have announced a number of off-field improvements to be implemented for next year’s Women’s World Cup. FIFA announced they will fund flight upgrades to business-class for teams with flights over four hours traveling to France for next year’s event. Additionally, the world sport’s governing body said there will be a “significant increase” in total prize money to be shared between the competing teams.

MLS midweek recap

There were three midweek games on Wednesday night around MLS. After conceding the first goal to the Columbus Crew, the Portland Timbers recovered for a 3-2 victory.

The Philadelphia Union took all three points on the road against the Seattle Sounders with a 1-0 win in a game with late drama. Jack Elliott was sent off after picking up his second yellow card of the game in the 89th minute. A bad giveaway from goalkeeper Stefan Frei conceded possession to Union midfielder Fabrice Picault who scored a stoppage time winner with a shot through the legs of Frei.

In San Jose, Atlanta United beat the Earthquakes in a 4-3 shootout. The homeside took an early two-goal lead, before giving up a goal in first-half stoppage time to Atlanta. The Earthquakes regained their two-goal lead in the 58th minute, only to see a trio of late Atlanta United goals, including a Josef Martínez winner in the 95th minute, to give the visiting side the victory.

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