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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/12/2017 8:34:35 AM   
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Finlay was born in Duluth and grew up in Wisconsin He has been an All Star a couple of times. Leiton sounds like a young player with a high skill level, but nobody is sure how good he will be.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 8/15/2017 4:19:28 PM   
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Finlay was born in Duluth and grew up in Wisconsin He has been an All Star a couple of times. Leiton sounds like a young player with a high skill level, but nobody is sure how good he will be.

Just. Stop.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 9/6/2017 5:44:08 PM   
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Nice late goal last night to get a point for USMNT against Honduras.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/11/2017 9:28:25 AM   
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Time to pull the dust off this one.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/11/2017 9:44:13 AM   
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Are the Loons officially eliminated from the playoffs yet?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/11/2017 12:20:33 PM   
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No but they better get on their horse.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/11/2017 12:24:38 PM   
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I see Molina won NSL player of the week.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 10/11/2017 12:29:44 PM   
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They've got some promising your players. It's too bad it took them so long to bring some legit D talent. Atlanta is making them look pretty dumb and Minnesotan. The last part is synonymous for 'cheap'.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 12/15/2017 11:49:28 AM   
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Not sure why we have 2 MN soccer threads now.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/17/2018 9:12:57 AM   
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Will next season be our first in the new stadium near the Turf Club?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/23/2018 12:03:42 PM   
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I'm still waiting for the Jesser review of the Loons's wheeling and dealing in the MLS Super draft. They wound up with 3 picks in the first round (7,15 & 23) and Chicago's goalie. The kid they picked at # 7 sounds really good. The reviews seem pretty positive. I'm sure Jeff is holding off on his review until the bran muffins work their way through his system.

https://www.epluribusloonum.com/2018/1/19/16911202/trades-tam-and-mason-toye-minnesota-united-2018-mls-superdraft-lampson-omsberg-manley

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/23/2018 12:08:32 PM   
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Will next season be our first in the new stadium near the Turf Club?


I think they move into the new stadium in 2019.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/23/2018 2:09:48 PM   
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Will next season be our first in the new stadium near the Turf Club?


I think they move into the new stadium in 2019.

That will be exciting.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/24/2018 2:50:41 PM   
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Honestly they were good moves for the distant future but they nothing to move the needle for the upcoming season. They'll get better with experience but they've done nothing (in the franchise's existence) that makes me excited.

They won't admit it but it seems very Twins like. No splash, just hope the young guys can do something special before they have to be paid. Still not 1 designated player on the roster.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/24/2018 3:01:54 PM   
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I know nothing about roster construction in soccer, but if I am working with a honeymoon period with an expansion franchise, I am more concerned with putting together long term foundation pieces than signing a big name or two, past their primes to generate excitement. To me those are the guys you add when your foundation is coming together. They also said their wheeling and dealing left them in good position to add more pieces in the coming year. Word is they are trying to get a player or two from Africa and South America instead of Norway, which is a good sign.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/24/2018 5:43:29 PM   
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Word is they are trying to get a player or two from Africa and South America instead of Norway, which is a good sign.

Why do we have to keep bringing in these people from Africa and South America? I'm all for more coming in from Norway.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/24/2018 8:10:30 PM   
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Thank you Mr. President.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/28/2018 4:06:49 PM   
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I know nothing about roster construction in soccer, but if I am working with a honeymoon period with an expansion franchise, I am more concerned with putting together long term foundation pieces than signing a big name or two, past their primes to generate excitement. To me those are the guys you add when your foundation is coming together. They also said their wheeling and dealing left them in good position to add more pieces in the coming year. Word is they are trying to get a player or two from Africa and South America instead of Norway, which is a good sign.



2 points.

1. They don't need to be old and past their primes. Just because 'some' have doesn't mean they shouldn't focus on younger guys that are designated like ATL did. In fact, being that it's MN, it's gonna be hard to get older guys like you say (Pirlo/Beckam/Lampart ect). Those guys are going to LA/Miami and NY. It's not about the game for those guys anymore.

2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.
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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/28/2018 4:12:46 PM   
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I know nothing about roster construction in soccer, but if I am working with a honeymoon period with an expansion franchise, I am more concerned with putting together long term foundation pieces than signing a big name or two, past their primes to generate excitement. To me those are the guys you add when your foundation is coming together. They also said their wheeling and dealing left them in good position to add more pieces in the coming year. Word is they are trying to get a player or two from Africa and South America instead of Norway, which is a good sign.



2 points.

1. They don't need to be old and past their primes. Just because 'some' have doesn't mean they shouldn't focus on younger guys that are designated like ATL did. In fact, being that it's MN, it's gonna be hard to get older guys like you say (Pirlo/Beckam/Lampart ect). Those guys are going to LA/Miami and NY. It's not about the game for those guys anymore.

2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.

And let me tell you, they love their soccer in Iceland. It's all I heard about sports-wise in the bars over there. Passionate fans, especially in Reykjavic.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/28/2018 7:43:44 PM   
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2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.


??? You were ripping them last year for all of their Scandanavian league signings.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/29/2018 8:16:45 AM   
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2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.


??? You were ripping them last year for all of their Scandanavian league signings.

Maybe he watched the games and changed his mind. Did you watch the games, Sweeny?

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/29/2018 8:26:09 AM   
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2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.


??? You were ripping them last year for all of their Scandanavian league signings.

Maybe he watched the games and changed his mind. Did you watch the games, Sweeny?


Did you watch Jeff watch the games Matt? Hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...?

Actually if you did, that's pretty creepy.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/29/2018 8:29:02 AM   
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2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.


??? You were ripping them last year for all of their Scandanavian league signings.

Maybe he watched the games and changed his mind. Did you watch the games, Sweeny?


Did you watch Jeff watch the games Matt? Hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...?

Actually if you did, that's pretty creepy.

I just know Jeff is a big soccer fan. So he probably did watch and analyze the games.

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/29/2018 9:39:23 AM   
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The Loons put in a bid for Nicolas Benedetti from Columbia.


https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/25/report-minnesota-united-makes-offer-for-columbian-playmaker/

Also:

"The Loons have shown interest in Yamil Asad, who’s year-long loan to Atlanta United has expired and is now back with his Argentine club Valez Sarsfield. Minnesota has also been linked to New England attacker Lee Nguyen, who has requested a trade."

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RE: Soccer Made in Minnesota - 1/29/2018 5:18:26 PM   
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2. Who cares where they come from if they can't play. Plenty of guys from Sweden/Norway ect can ball. Just gotta get the right guy. Hell, Iceland has a very solid National Team.


??? You were ripping them last year for all of their Scandanavian league signings.



Maybe my last years rants came off wrong. They were hiring purely Scan's that I've never heard of. The right Scan's would have been fine. That's why I mentioned I don't care where they come from if they can play.
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