Category: Community Soccer

  • Where To Watch The Men’s World Cup in the Twin Cities, Part III

    Where To Watch The Men’s World Cup in the Twin Cities, Part III

    Thanks to our readers and sleep deprivation, this list continues to grow. However, after Part I and Part II, this Part III will be the last installment of the Where To Watch trilogy. Like food, fandom, and found Men’s World Cup watch locations, variety is the spice of life. Makwa Coffee 2085 Hamline Ave N.Roseville, […]

  • Where To Watch the Men’s World Cup in the Twin Cities, Part II

    Where To Watch the Men’s World Cup in the Twin Cities, Part II

    Some of you after reading “Part I” said, “But, but, but what about such-and-such?” and others said, “sheesh, glad that article’s over.” For the record, this Part II is for the first group. Los Sánchez – Minneapolis 2539 Nicollet AveMinneapolis, MN 55404https://lossanchezmexicanrestaurant.com/branch3.html If you want to watch the Men’s World Cup en Español, head to […]

  • UPSL to Class A: How Vlora and FC Minneapolis Shaped Maranatha’s Underdog Year

    UPSL to Class A: How Vlora and FC Minneapolis Shaped Maranatha’s Underdog Year

    Amid the triumph, struggle, victory, and turmoil that is high school soccer, an interesting story has formed in Minnesota’s Class A boys soccer scene. That story is Maranatha Christian Academy’s story, one of a difficult trek that nonetheless ends at a mountain top of MSHSL honors, a trip to U.S. Bank Stadium, and a section […]

  • The “Minnesota Messi” Mukwelle Akale’s footballing journey back to the United States

    The “Minnesota Messi” Mukwelle Akale’s footballing journey back to the United States

    It’s been a long, strange trip overseas for Minneapolis’ own Mukwelle Akale. But his return to professional soccer, in the U.S. no less, signifies a second chance that many players don’t receive. Akale left the United States at age 16 to sign with Villareal in the La Liga Santander – the top division of Soccer […]

  • Ian Smith’s Oslo Express from the Northland to Norway

    Ian Smith’s Oslo Express from the Northland to Norway

    This site has frequently covered the different paths that Minnesotan soccer players have taken in pursuit of that dream of professional football, with stories that take us to every corner of the globe. One pathway that has been touched on only lightly, however, is the football opportunities abound in Scandinavian countries. This is the pathway […]

  • Winning’s Journey from Keeper to Coach in the NPSL

    Winning’s Journey from Keeper to Coach in the NPSL

    I first talked to Samuel Winning, digitally at least, in the Winter of 2017. I was working on player profiles for Duluth’s 2018 season, starting off by getting in touch with as much of the 2017 roster as I could, with a considerable turn over expected. He told me a bit about himself, his early […]

  • Michael Vang on His Ever-Evolving Place in Soccer

    Michael Vang on His Ever-Evolving Place in Soccer

    I’ve spent more time than I ever really expected writing about Michael Vang, this being the third article I’ve done on the young prospect making his name across the lower leagues of American soccer. The weight on this man’s shoulder’s, a potential symbol for the hopes of an entire generation of Hmong Americans while navigating […]

  • A Northern Retrospective of the 2022 NPSL North Season

    A Northern Retrospective of the 2022 NPSL North Season

    Note: Featured image – Duluth and Med City players watch on as Iker González claims the ball – courtesy of Holden Law. The 2022 NPSL North season has come to an end, so here’s a few thoughts on each of the eight participant clubs now that a big offseason awaits. Some clubs blasted through expectations […]

  • Breaking: Rochester FC Announce Move to USL League Two & W League

    Breaking: Rochester FC Announce Move to USL League Two & W League

    Rochester FC announced today that they will be moving to the USL League Two and the USL W League, bringing the city of Rochester it’s first club in the league. It places the the club founded by former Med City players Midhat Mujic and Muharem Dedic at a higher level in the somewhat objective tiers […]

  • Med City and Duluth Knocked Out in NPSL Midwest Regional Semi-finals

    Med City and Duluth Knocked Out in NPSL Midwest Regional Semi-finals

    Med City 0-2 Cleveland SC It would be a historic night in Michigan for Med City, playing their first ever NPSL Midwest regional semi-final just a week after winning their first ever NPSL North conference title. They traveled to play a team that is all too familiar with success in the Midwest playoffs, two time […]