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Current Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath coached which English club to a 9th place finish in the 1996-97 Football League Championship?
Correct Answer: Burnley
Heath’s Burnley side won 19 matches, lost 16, and drew 11 to finish at 68 points. He also appeared twice as a player during the campaign. He did not return for the next season.
A visit to which European powerhouse inspired Dr. Bill McGuire’s work with MNUFC?
Correct Answer: Bayern Munich
McGuire’s visit to Bayern Munich preceded the Minnesota Stars rebrand as Minnesota United FC.
Which current Minnesota United player was named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, appeared for the U18 and U20 national teams, and scored the University of Maryland’s winning goal in the 2005 College Cup?
Correct Answer: Marc Burch
Marc Burch’s impressive resume as a youngster led to him being drafted by the LA Galaxy in 2006. He played for Columbus Crew SC, D.C. United, Seattle Sounders FC, and Colorado Rapids before he was traded to the Loons in March of last year.
Which current Minnesota United player managed to pick up three yellow cards in just ten appearances for Italian side Bologna FC 1809?
Correct Answer: Ibson
Ibson spent time with Bologna in between stints with Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Sport Club do Recife.
Manny Lagos (Sporting Director) and Amos Magee (Director of Player Personnel) both spent the 2000 season with which MLS club?
Correct Answer: Tampa Bay Mutiny
The two played for the Tampa Bay Mutiny, who folded after the 2001 season. Lagos scored 8 goals to go with 7 assists in 2000, while Magee made 8 appearances for a total of 54 minutes.
Which current Minnesota United player was the only high school junior on the 2012 USMNT U20 team?
Correct Answer: Collin Martin
Collin Martin was called up to the U20s for the Toulon Tournament in France after playing at the U14, U15, and U17 levels. He started the Americans’ first match.
Which current Minnesota United player spent part of the 2012/13 season with Danish Superliga runner-ups FC Nordsjaelland?
Correct Answer: Francisco Calvo
Francisco Calvo made just 3 appearances and played 59 minutes for FC Nordsjaelland before leaving on a free transfer back to his first club, CS Herediano (CRC).
What was the name of the team that played for five years (1984-1988) in the Metrodome and Met Center and participated in the NASL and MISL?
Correct Answer: Minnesota Strikers
The Minnesota Strikers brought soccer back to the Twin Cities in the 80s when the Fort Lauderdale Strikers moved north. The Strikers averaged crowds of more than 14,000 in their sole NASL season, but had to move to the Met Center to play in the indoor soccer league after the NASL folded. The Strikers went under after the 1988 season and were brought back to Fort Lauderdale.The Strikers also hosted friendlies in 1984 against prominent European clubs Ajax (Netherlands) and Rangers (Scotland).
The NSC Minnesota Stars first US Open Cup campaign (in 2010) ended with a second-round defeat at home to which club?
Correct Answer: AC St. Louis
The Stars beat the KC Athletics 4-2 in the first round, but fell 1-0 to AC St. Louis in the second round at the NSC in front of just 265 fans.
Which Minnesota United player was fouled the most in the 2017 season?
Correct Answer: Ibson
Ibson was fouled 75 times last season. Kevin Molino came in next at 70.
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