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.
@MNUFC cancel the game the weather's too perfect— Scotty (@ScottSperl) April 1, 2017
Weather is a bit different from game 1. #MNUFC pic.twitter.com/PNBeNHK1CE— Rambling Robert (@robert_the_red) April 1, 2017
SOOOOOOO much better weather today than the last time we were here for @MNUFC! Let's go Loons! pic.twitter.com/Dcey2VbkQg— Heidi (@laflaneuse) April 1, 2017
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
The Minnesota football team doesn't have a game for six months. Why can't they scrub the logos off the turf? #MINvRSL #rsl— J. E. C1-10P-bill (@JustinSaysThis) 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.
Fabulous night for some #MLS @MNUFC ⚽️. Go Loons! #ForeverUnited #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/6PGe1yGJMy— Donna Marquard (@donnamarquard) April 1, 2017
I've got a good feeling about tonight... #MINvRSL— Michelle (@BariaEstel) April 1, 2017
It's time! ⚽ #MINvRSL— Brianna (@trillingconcl) April 2, 2017
Unfortunately, the match started as other Minnesota United matches this season have.
Dream start for @RealSaltLake! @LukeMulholland8 puts 'em ahead early. #MINvRSL https://t.co/Hp9sj5SD4P— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 2, 2017
I've seen this episode already. #MINvRSL— Davidinho (@David_5mith) April 2, 2017
I've seen this movie before. Spoiler: it's a slasher horror flick. #MINvRSL— SoCal Dark Clouds (@SoCalDarkClouds) April 2, 2017
Hey look, @MNUFC just let in another…oh you know the rest. #MINvRSL— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) April 2, 2017
.@DaveLaidig This was scheduled. I foretold the future. #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/iuUZb9V0iT— Bill MK (@bill_mk) April 2, 2017
But then Kevin Molino tied it up at 1.
Goal! Kevin Molino heads it home! Loons tie it up 1-1. #MINvRSL #mnufc #rsl pic.twitter.com/D2IcPcOxOW— GolazoJuice (@GolazoJuice) April 2, 2017
GOOOAAAAL! 1-1 #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/sRy4PsICJS— True North Elite (@TrueNorthElite) April 2, 2017
Put him on a poster. #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/Br3BV8UGgQ— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 2, 2017
The first half ended with the game tied up, and positivity was...rising. The sunset wasn’t too bad, either.
Well they aren't losing that's a small step forward #MINvRSL #MNUFC https://t.co/XxgEmGK82E— Mike McGuire (@McGuire_Mike) April 2, 2017
WE AREN'T LOSING AT HALFTIME!!! #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/6O0F9PTH2S— Andy Davies (@flashyandy) April 2, 2017
#MINvRSL Much better #MNUFC Good first half. pic.twitter.com/lJYGTaCVy8— Allan Evans (@EvansWriter) April 2, 2017
We're not losing! It's not snowing! So not #suboptimal @MenInBlazers #MNUFC #MINvRSL #COYL pic.twitter.com/ZfXUX1zTDP— Abby (@aagreene87) April 2, 2017
The second half started, and the goals started rolling in.
Goal! Molino adds an assist to his tally as he feeds Christian Ramirez in on goal. Minnesota is now leading RSL 2-1 #wow #mnufc #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/kpyyT4SPL5— GolazoJuice (@GolazoJuice) April 2, 2017
Even the #MNUFC ball boy liked that one.. #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/ukBha32jAD— Ben Jata (@Ben_Jata) April 2, 2017
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
Oh no! Rimando with a very uncharacteristic error and Ramirez adds another goal. 3-1 Loons! #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/fvtSicKR5U— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) April 2, 2017
#MNUFC HAVE A 2-GOAL LEAD IN THE 2ND HALF— Andy Edwards (@AndyEdMLS) April 2, 2017
I REPEAT… AH HELL, YOU HEARD ME THE FIRST TIME#MINvRSL
VENEGAS! 4-1 MINNESOTA!!!!! #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/3MdUUtrNbp— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) April 2, 2017
We're running wild now! @MNUFC @TrueNorthElite #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/MlVLY4enW8— William Denney (@williamdenney) April 2, 2017
Guys.— Brooke Nelson (@PropTartMN) April 2, 2017
What is this feeling?
Is it ... hope? ⚽ #COYL #MINvRSL
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.
I swear, I am @NYCFC through and through, but my @MLS weekend wouldn't be complete if I didn't say, "go #Loons". @MNUFC #MINvRSL— chirone (@chilaughlinnyc) April 2, 2017
I'm getting very invested in @MNUFC winning a game. #MINvRSL— Nick Peters (@nickpeety) April 2, 2017
Is it okay that I'm more invested in #MINvRSL tonight than I am the Red Bulls? I think @TobiasCarroll & I always knew it might come to this.— Scott Shields (@sdshields) April 2, 2017
What a BEAUTIFUL home kit @MNUFC showed us in their debut win! You got yourselves a fan in Brazil! #MINvRSL #MNUFC #MLS #FTW— Felipe Fonseca (@el_fonsecon) April 2, 2017
#MINvRSL @MNUFC pic.twitter.com/FFk19vqydp— BNG✊ (@JedikBnG) April 2, 2017
The Dark Clouds and True North Elite brought the noise.
M! N! U F C! #MINvRSL #MNUFC #DCMN #TNE @MNDarkClouds @TrueNorthElite pic.twitter.com/YDfByrGYqU— Eric Gibbs (@ericjgibbs) April 2, 2017
I love this team. I love these people. I love this family. Just what the doctor ordered #MINvRSL #MNUFC @MNDarkClouds #DCMN @TrueNorthElite pic.twitter.com/v6GKEJV7OU— Eric Gibbs (@ericjgibbs) April 2, 2017
Seriously, Eric Gibbs whole Twitter feed is full of videos from the Supporters’ Section. You should check it out.
.@MNDarkClouds @TrueNorthElite authenticity of your passion is intoxicating. Rest of crowd follows your lead i.e. waving scarves for corners— Nick Rogers ⚽️ (@_NickRogers_) April 2, 2017
And the pants. They also brought the pants.
Pants. #DCMN #LegendOfThePants #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/yxGp5sSYnb— Justine W (@justwillar) April 1, 2017
Minnesota supporters are so lit right now! Enjoy your first win guys! Loons finish 4-2. #mnufc #RSL #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/F4aM0qTUYh— GolazoJuice (@GolazoJuice) April 2, 2017
There was still PANIC, but for once it wasn’t from MNUFC supporters.
Do we panic now or..... #MINvRSL— Michael Slezak (@Michael_Slezak1) April 2, 2017
I'm telling you, if RSL loses to Minnisota it's time to... lol #MINvRSL #RSL pic.twitter.com/0duS2gN2vd— Michael Slezak (@Michael_Slezak1) April 2, 2017
Suddenly I'm okay with not being able to watch this match. #MINvRSL— Katie (@cattooed) April 2, 2017
So over this game #rsl #MINvRSL— Ryan Close (@rclose453) April 2, 2017
They may have the worst defense but we may have the worst offence. #MINvRSL— Travis (@travisxjulian) April 2, 2017
Oh no we suck again!! Finally score then give up a goal to the worse #MLS soccer team I've seen. Typical #RSL #MINvRSL— Ty Jensen (@TyScottJensen) April 2, 2017
It was April Fool’s Day, and only a few people took the opportunity to point that out.
MNUFC is winning a soccer game! Not an April Fools joke. #MINvRSL— Mark (@MAD__Mark) April 2, 2017
If @MNUFC tweets "April Fools" at the end of this match I'm going to lose it #MLS— Brendan Vaughn (@bmvaughn) April 2, 2017
Sorry, did I say a few? I meant a lot.
@Dave_Schwartz @MNUFC this is one of the better April fool's jokes I've seen in a while— mike (@mikecgrimes) April 2, 2017
Oh, I get it. April fools, right @MNUFC?— ryan (@MunchkinFunk) April 2, 2017
Waiting for @RealSaltLake to say APRIL FOOLS and score 3 goals. #wontholdmybreath #MINvRSL #wesuckagain #stillloveRSL— Lenny Betancourt (@betlenny) April 2, 2017
Is this whole game an April Fool's joke? #MINvRSL— Amanda McNeely (@theladyjadem) April 2, 2017
But it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It was glorious.
Superman hyping the crowd after the win and ✌goals on the scoresheet. You're our WONDERWALL, @Chris_Ramirez17 !! #loons #MINvRSL pic.twitter.com/2MtFPwYYYS— Lindsey Christine (@PinzLindz) April 2, 2017
It's after midnight and I'm still doing Tiger Woods' style fist pumps after @MNUFC first victory in @MLS. #MINvRSL #dethloon pic.twitter.com/ddyZ93auEy— ⚽ (@VictorCuriosity) April 2, 2017
Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.
4-2 time for Wonderwall. pic.twitter.com/pDCe69Dt2x— Eric Grady (@BigGameGradeA27) April 2, 2017
Today is a great day to be a Loon! @Chris_Ramirez17 had himself a night. Congrats on the 1st win @MNUFC & cue up the Wonderwall! #MINvRSL— Shaun Keeley (@sakeeley84) April 2, 2017
My throat hurts, my ears hurt, my body hurts... but that @MNUFC win and singing "Wonderwall" was ALL KINDS OF worth it. @TrueNorthElite— MirMul (@MirandaMuller) April 2, 2017
Last night I "watched" the @MNUFC on Twitter from Washington DC. Today, #streetmusician #wonderwall @MNDarkClouds pic.twitter.com/LJ9wb3O0mA— James Cave (@cavj) April 2, 2017
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.
Good morning @MNDarkClouds @TrueNorthElite & all @MNUFC supporters. Hope you know how much the players & coaches heard you last night #MNUFC pic.twitter.com/44F1GxIOz3— Ben Grossman (@grossman) April 2, 2017
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 woke up like dis... pic.twitter.com/qUv1PcWDoi— Justin Davis (@DouginDavis) April 2, 2017
@DouginDavis @MNUFC Right there with you! @DouginDavis @MNUFC @TrueNorthElite @MNDarkClouds #MNUFC #LoonsWin pic.twitter.com/j0wr9LZpcO— Ryan Zumsen (@ryanphansen) April 2, 2017
⚽️ @MNUFC #calvo05 pic.twitter.com/f7CfaLDlgl— Francisco Calvo (@calvo05oficial) April 2, 2017
speechless & thankful about the support #ThankYou! happy we could finally give something back. now we wanna go on like that #UnitedForever— Jérôme Thiesson (@j_thiesson) April 2, 2017
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
#3points pic.twitter.com/ak73R7NdmE— Christian Ramirez (@Chris_Ramirez17) April 2, 2017
Just your normal locker room celebration pic... wait a second... what's @JALV82BAGE doing? #PantsHat #MNUFC ( : @Johan_VenegasCR) pic.twitter.com/AJCg6HfODr— E Pluribus Loonum (@EPluribusLoonum) April 2, 2017
And the post game celebration wouldn’t be complete without an Adrian Heath reaction.
@kfried6 @MNDarkClouds @MNUFC pic.twitter.com/YwUcgr7rMM— Brian Kallman (@futebolformNfit) April 2, 2017
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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