On March 25, 2015, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced Minnesota United as the league’s 23rd club and awarded the franchise to a group led by McGuire. The ownership group includes other Minneapolis-St. Paul sports owners, Twins owner Jim Pohlad, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, and Wild investor Glen Nelson. They beat out a competing bid by Minnesota Vikings owners ...
In 2017: Minnesota United FC plays its inaugural season in MLS, joining the Western Conference along with fellow expansion team Atlanta United FC. The club plays its home games at TCF Bank Stadium, a college football venue shared with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The club’s first head coach is Adrian Heath, a former Orlando City SC manager. The ...
In 2019: The Minnesota club moves to a new soccer-specific stadium, Allianz Field, in Saint Paul, Minnesota
In 2020: The Minnesota club participated in the MLS is Back Tournament, a special competition held in Orlando, Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching the semifinals before losing to Orlando City SC 3–1
In 2022: Minnesota United FC improves under Heath, finishing third in the Western Conference and qualifying for the playoffs, where they beat LA Galaxy 2–1 in the first round before losing to Seattle Sounders FC 3–2 in the conference semifinals
History of the United FC
Minnesota United FC is a professional soccer team based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 2010 as the NSC Minnesota Stars, they have played Major League Soccer (MLS) since 2017 and are currently part of the Western Conference of MLS. The team’s history begins with its tenure in the North American Soccer League (NASL), where they have crowned champions for two consecutive seasons between 2011 and 2012 before joining MLS four years later.
Since then, Minnesota United FC has made a name for themselves by consistently performing well at home games and making it to playoffs on multiple occasions; most notably when they finished runner-up during their first season back in 2017 after coming very close to winning it all that year! They also won their first trophy ever last year when they lifted the 2020 U.S Open Cup title following an impressive run throughout tournament play which included wins over some big names like LAFC or Sporting Kansas City, along with several other teams from different leagues across America, such as USL Championship sides Louisville City & El Paso Locomotive respectively—all this while still managing to make regular appearances within top eight spots each season too!
Overall, fans can be proud of what MNUFC has achieved so far, both domestically & internationally, despite having limited resources compared to more established clubs around them—and who knows? Maybe someday we will see them lift an even bigger trophy than before...
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2017 – Present / Major League Soccer
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Minnesota United FC – Minnesota United FC is one of the newest teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), and they have a unique nickname with their own exciting story. The team’s official name is Minnesota United Football Club, but their fans refer to them as “The Loons.” This nickname originates from Minnesota's state bird, the common loon.
The common loon symbolizes strength and resilience for Minnesotans, so it was fitting for this MLS team to adopt this iconic bird as their mascot when they joined MLS in 2017. In addition to being an essential part of local culture and history, loons are also known for being incredibly agile swimmers with powerful wingspans – qualities that make them perfect symbols of athleticism and sportsmanship on a soccer field!
At first glance, it may seem like an odd choice for a soccer team's mascot; however, upon closer inspection, you can see why The Loons were chosen by Minnesota United FC: not only does it represent something meaningful about the culture around Minneapolis-St Paul area where they play home games at Allianz Field stadium; but more importantly –it perfectly encapsulates what makes sports great: passion & perseverance through adversity! Whether you're cheering on your favorite players or just enjoying watching some high-quality matches between two competitive sides - there's no denying that The Loons embody all these traits beautifully!
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2019 – Present / Allianz Field
2017 - 2018 / TCF Bank Stadium
2015 - Present / Bill McGuire, Jim Pohlad, Robert Pohlad, Glen Taylor, Wendy Carlson Nelson
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