Soccer is on the rise. With three million players ages 5 – 19, the sport has scored the largest youth participation in the United States. I’ve seen first hand (or should I say, “foot”) the popularity of the sport grow from my “glory days” at college to the adult intramural leagues I play in now. With the rapid surge of fans both young and old, the clear next step is expanding Major League Soccer. And now, Minnesota is in on the action with their very own MLS team, Minnesota United FC!
The Loons are Here to Stay
After earning an expansion spot for MLS in 2015, the team changed their name from Minnesota Stars to Minnesota United. The name change largely represents the mission to unite the Twin Cities through this international sport. With their inaugural season upon us, the team has added the highest caliber of recruits from all over the world, in addition to their already strong foundation and they’re ready to take over TCF Bank Stadium!
The passionate fans from the Bold North are pumped to cheer on their team in a nearly sold out stadium for the opening game on March 12.
We Bleed Blue
Minnesota United fans, I’ve found your (and my) happy place. Pro Image Sports has everything you could want to gear up for the game. Whether you’re heading to the match or cheering from your couch, their blue and black apparel will help you rep the Loons in style. Find cozy hats, short and long tees, baseball caps and more.
Customize Your Jersey
As an added bonus, Pro Image Sports has jerseys you can customize in store! That’s right. You can add any name, number or player of choice. They’re one of the few places in the Twin Cities area that offers this. I’ll be paying the shop a visit soon to customize a jersey for myself and soccer-fanatic brother before we hit another game together!