Minnesota United picked up their first Major League Soccer win this weekend, and if you weren’t part of the 17,000+ fans at TCF Bank Stadium, the next best place to be was Twitter. MNUFC supporter Twitter reacted as one would expect when the Loons were the ones punishing the back of the net, and that is whatever the opposite of #PANIC is. Take a look.
It wouldn’t be a Minnesota sporting event if we didn’t start talking about the weather.
We couldn’t complain about the weather, so we had to find other things to complain about.
Are you kidding me, Minnesota?? That field looks like it belongs in Foxborough. Awful. #MINvRSL— Brandon WG Smith (@bwgs518) April 2, 2017
Note: the reason there are UMN logos on the field is a result of the deal that MNUFC struck with the University of Minnesota for rights to use the field. There are a handful of nationally televised games where the logos will not be present, but this should be the norm for the rest of the season, unfortunately. Here’s a more positive field-related tweet:
We do not water the field.— Davidinho (@David_5mith) April 1, 2017
We purify it with the waters of Lake Minnetonka. pic.twitter.com/kUCr5t6QxC
Regardless of the field conditions, Loons were ready.
Unfortunately, the match started as other Minnesota United matches this season have.
I've seen this movie before. Spoiler: it's a slasher horror flick. #MINvRSL— SoCal Dark Clouds (@SoCalDarkClouds) April 2, 2017
But then Kevin Molino tied it up at 1.
The first half ended with the game tied up, and positivity was...rising. The sunset wasn’t too bad, either.
The second half started, and the goals started rolling in.
Loons - you guys handling happiness?? What's happening #MINvRSL— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) April 2, 2017
I might cry from joy. MNUFC is ahead in the second half #MINvRSL— Katy Schultz (@katerz22) April 2, 2017
There might be jumping up and down in my living room. This is what I'm talkin about. #MINvRSL— Karen von Reichmuth (@von_reichmuth) April 2, 2017
It was hard to not root for MNUFC last night, and there were fans across the league (and world) hopping on board.
The Dark Clouds and True North Elite brought the noise.
Seriously, Eric Gibbs whole Twitter feed is full of videos from the Supporters’ Section. You should check it out.
And the pants. They also brought the pants.
There was still PANIC, but for once it wasn’t from MNUFC supporters.
Suddenly I'm okay with not being able to watch this match. #MINvRSL— Katie (@cattooed) April 2, 2017
They may have the worst defense but we may have the worst offence. #MINvRSL— Travis (@travisxjulian) April 2, 2017
It was April Fool’s Day, and only a few people took the opportunity to point that out.
Sorry, did I say a few? I meant a lot.
But it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It was glorious.
Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.
10:05 Oasis - Wonderwall— The Current Playlist (@currentplaylist) April 2, 2017
Update: The game ended about an hour earlier, but our friend mark2309 confirmed that The Current was celebrating too.
If you’re confused why the club celebrates with Wonderwall, check out this history lesson from the Dark Clouds.
The players got in on the celebrations.
I thank God for blessing me by giving me the chance of scoring n assist, it always makes me happy to collaborate directly w/ the team. pic.twitter.com/2NBTB683ui— Johan Venegas Ulloa (@Johan_VenegasCR) April 2, 2017
And the post game celebration wouldn’t be complete without an Adrian Heath reaction.
Alright, this post got out of hand quick but I will end it with my personal favorite tweet from the night:
YOU LIKE THAT— Brent Kallman (@BMKhaveiturway) April 2, 2017
We do like that, Brent. We do.
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