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I grew up in what might best be described as a soccer desert. In the 80’s I survived off the crumbs of Soccer Made in Germany – a PBS slot that aired week-old Bundesliga games on Saturday afternoons. In 1996, it was ruled upon high that we should hereafter be blessed with the MLS, and there was much rejoicing. Then, in 2016, the powers that be said let there be an MLS team in Minnesota, and angels sang. My aim is to write about Minnesota United from the perspective of an obsessive fan, both in the flesh at the point of contact, and within the already fragile psyche of the Minnesota sports fan. When I am not writing about soccer, I teach high school English in Saint Paul.

The five greatest goals of all Loon time

Take a trip down memory lane, from Ramirez’s opening strike, to the recent KC beaut

Recap: MNUFC settles for draw against RSL

Loons unable to score despite second half barrage

Match 2, Atlanta vs MNUFC: scraping bottom

The Loons founder in the snow

Match 1, PTFC vs MNUFC: The team that had no spine

A fond look back at the Loons’ inauspicious MLS opener

Hopes Drenched In Dallas

Hard lessons about life on the road came from the weekend’s loss.

What Would it Take to Make Minnesota’s Glass Half Full?

Three issues that need to be addressed during the summer transfer window and beyond

Five Week Gut Check

Taking stock of the season’s first month

Minnesota United Unable To Overcome Early Mistake In 1-0 Loss To Atlanta

The Loons fail to break down a 10-man side.

A DP Among Us

What does the Quintero move say about MNUFC?

Now Is The Offseason Of My Discontent

Making sense of the Loons’ inactivity this winter