Earlier this month, Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, told us "there's discussions going on with the MLS about getting an franchise here but nothing that's finalized." The idea, of course, is that an MLS team could play its home games at the new Vikings stadium ... More >>
How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with
Only six months ago, it seemed unlikely that Minnesota's second-division soccer team would even see a 2013 season. Yet here we are, one day away from the home opener, with a new team owner, new name, and new logo. Given all that's happened since last fall, when Minnesota -- then called the Stars - ... More >>
The Minnesota Stars are officially here to stay. Twin Cities businessman Bill McGuire announced that he's buying the second-division soccer team during a press conference at Brit's Pub this afternoon. Previously owned by the National American Soccer League, the Stars were in jeopardy of being disba ... More >>
Last Thursday's sectional championship soccer match between Totino-Grace and Prairie Seeds Academy culminated in a scene reminiscent of a WWE Royal Rumble.SEE ALSO: Princeton High School girls soccer team arrives in locker room, finds gear soaked in urineAs the final seconds of Prairie Seeds' 2-1 vi ... More >>
See also: Vikings stadium receives final approval from Minneapolis City Council on 7-6 vote Vikings stadium bill receives final legislative approval; Mpls City Council vote last step For Minnesota soccer fans, Zygi Wilf might be the Grim Reaper. As part of the Vikings stadium deal, the football ... More >>
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
This tornado warning interfered with the Champions League final.Last Saturday, when tornadoes were carving up more of our fair state, Fox 9 interrupted their coverage of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League finals to allow meteorologist Tim Blotz to give weathe ... More >>
Please note that Soundset is a hip-hop festival, not a rap festival. For those who still ask what the difference is, hip-hop refers to the culture in its entirety, which includes turntablism and beatmaking, graffiti and street art, and breakdancing, in addition to just rapping. Great ... More >>
photo via the Dundas Football Club Oh my god. The vuvuzela. Let's get this over with.
Last month I blogged about the Flavor Cup of Walkers crisp flavors (that's chips to us) which coincides with the World Cup of soccer beginning next week in South Africa. As it happens my only faithful reader is a Scottish guy named Elliott, and he offered to mail me as many of the bizarre fla ... More >>
Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?