Minnesota United FC is the current professional soccer team in Minnesota playing home games in both the Metrodome and the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN. They are a member of the North American Soccer League (NASL). The team is owned by Minnesota business leader and philanthropist, Dr. Bill McGuire.
The Minnesota United FC name is a tribute to the team’s vision and a three-decade long legacy of soccer in Minnesota. McGuire sees the team as a community asset around which many different groups – from ethnic communities to soccer organizations – across Minnesota can unite in fandom.
The focal point of the new team logo is a strong depiction of a bird, which will adorn the team uniforms and merchandise.
“Soccer is a global game,” said McGuire. “We live in a diverse and world-class community that should be part of the fabric of the ‘Beautiful Game.’ Soccer is also the fastest-growing sport in the country. Minnesota United FC will ensure that Minnesotans have a successful local professional team they can easily access and support.”
To support being a perennial championship contender, the team has signed the previous two NASL most valuable players, Pablo Campos and Etienne Barbara. Minnesota United FC has also signed a handful of other new players to complement a strong returning core that positions the team for another title run in 2013.
“Our investment in signing new players and extending our relationships with players who have been integral to the franchise’s recent success is a clear indication that we mean business on the soccer pitch,” said McGuire. “We intend to give Minnesota United FC fans the competitive product, and the game experience, they are seeking and deserve.”
More information can be found at http://mnunitedfc.com/.