Tag: Austin Villa

  • Vlora Just One Win Away from Second UPSL title in Three Seasons

    Vlora Just One Win Away from Second UPSL title in Three Seasons

    Matches on June 8th FC Minneapolis 3-2 Turbo Just days before their trip to Rochester, FC Minneapolis would need to host Turbo in a postponed match that provided both a chance to earn some much awaited points. While the City Lions were favorites, it was Turbo that led 2-0 at half time after a surprise […]

  • Minneapolis City Charge into Title Race, Vlora Stay Top in UPSL Midwest-West

    Minneapolis City Charge into Title Race, Vlora Stay Top in UPSL Midwest-West

    Matches on June 1st Dakota Young Stars 0-1 Minneapolis City Minneapolis City’s bid to retain the Midwest-West conference title suffered its first serious blows last week when Vlora and FC Minneapolis both battled to draws with the young Crows, but the club’s campaign is far from over. They travel now to the Dakota Young Stars, […]

  • Vlora and Young Stars Emerge as Joint Leaders While Crows Drop Points in UPSL

    Vlora and Young Stars Emerge as Joint Leaders While Crows Drop Points in UPSL

    Matches on 5/25 Vlora 1-1 Minneapolis City In a match with major title implications, the Crows traveled to Twin Cities neighbors Vlora in a meeting of the 2019 and 2021 division champions that could help decide who took home the title in 2022. Both sides had won every match they played, Vlora four and Minneapolis […]

  • Mpls City Dominate, Young Stars and City Lions Stay on UPSL Pursuit

    Mpls City Dominate, Young Stars and City Lions Stay on UPSL Pursuit

    5/18 Matches: Minneapolis City 6-0 Granite City Reigning division champions MinneapolisCity hosted Granite City to continue their campaign for a second consecutive title, having played just one game while Granite City had played four. While the visitors had been burnt 6-3 the weekend prior, the match still provided an expected challenge for City as their […]

  • Making Big Time Soccer Local – The Origins and Ambitions of Austin Villa

    Making Big Time Soccer Local – The Origins and Ambitions of Austin Villa

    Minnesotan soccer, expectedly, is based around the urban population centers of the state. Duluth and Rochester both contribute clubs to the lower league scene, as does Moorhead as half of the border territory the Dakota Fusion call home. In a region where soccer, and the financial possibilities around it, are still finding their way, it […]

  • Early Title Race Takes Shape in UPSL Midwest-West Rounds 2 and 3

    Early Title Race Takes Shape in UPSL Midwest-West Rounds 2 and 3

    Above photo: Loic Mesanvi playing for Minneapolis City against the Brooklyn Knights. Courtesy of Minneapolis City and Tori Burnett. Second Round Matches (May 4th) Austin Villa 5-0 Rochester FC It was another wild night for new UPSL side Austin Villa, who took on their neighbors from Rochester in their biggest victory yet. Leading 2-0 at […]

  • UPSL Midwest-West Season Kicks Off with Statement Wins 

    UPSL Midwest-West Season Kicks Off with Statement Wins 

    Lower league soccer properly kicked off in Minnesota this weekend with the start of the UPSL Midwest Conference-West Division’s 2022 season. With Minneapolis City 2, now simply referred to as Minneapolis City, as reigning champions, the division is a combination of experienced organizations and brand new UPSL members that is sure to provide excitement through […]