By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 11, 2018) US Soccer Players - It’s safe to say that Christian Ramirez has had to earn every opportunity he’s gotten in his career thus far. The son of two Colombian immigrants, Ramirez was born in California and spent ages one through seven in Colombia, the oldest of four kids. His family settled into a two-bedroom apartment, dreaming of finding a better . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 4, 2018) US Soccer Players - In many ways, 2017 was the most eventful year for Major League Soccer thus far. For the first time in nearly a decade, the East was the dominant conference of the two. Trade announcements included the amount of allocation money swapping hands, allowing for more detailed analysis of these moves. Between the Gold Cup and World Cup . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts with Minnesota getting a late winner to beat Atlanta 3-2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Abu Danladi put Minnesota up in the 48th minute. Atlanta went a man down in the 60th with Kyle Reynish seeing red for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity. Hector Villalba equalized for Atlanta in the 67th with Julian Gressel scoring five minutes later. Christian Ramirez . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with NYCFC coming back to beat Minnesota United 3-1 at Yankee Stadium. Christian Ramirez put United up in the 9th minute. Alexander Collins equalized in the 38th with Jack Harrison putting NYCFC up for good in the 52nd. Harrison assisted on David Villa's goal in the 63rd minute. "They were better than us on the night in most departments,” United coach Adrian Heath . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2017) US Soccer Players - This is, as they say, why they play the games. During the buildup to the 2017 MLS season, when 19 teams were still reviewing what went wrong while Seattle celebrated, two expansion clubs plotted their debuts. Though the new Uniteds shared a moniker, they each went about building their organizations in decidedly different . . .
It didn't get any better for Minnesota United in week 4 of the 2017 MLS season. With most of the league taking the international weekend off, Minnesota United didn't get a break. Instead, it was another lopsided loss, this time on the road at New England. The Revolution opened their home schedule with a 5-2 win. Juan Agudelo started the scoring in the 4th minute at Gillette Stadium. Collen Warner . . .
The weather didn't help Minnesota United in week 2 of the 2017 MLS season. Minnesota lost its second MLS game and first home game 6-1 to Atlanta United. Josef Martinez had Atlanta up at TCF Bank Stadium in the 3rd minute. Miguel Almiron doubled the lead in the 13th with Martinez making it 3-0 in the 27th. Kevin Molino converted a penalty in the 30th to pull a goal back for Minnesota. Almiron . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 27, 2017) US Soccer Players – With the start of a new MLS season just days away, all attention is on which teams will be competitive enough in 2017 to make the playoffs and ultimately win MLS Cup. Will Seattle repeat? Can FC Dallas finally do it? Will either the Los Angeles Galaxy or New York Red Bulls live up to the hype? Will either Houston or Chicago go from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 6, 2016) US Soccer Players - Call it a homecoming, or getting the band back together. Or, go with the club's version. A reuniting of "Superman" and "Batman." Whatever the label, Minnesota United signing Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez is a pretty big deal. The club announcing their signings together is no coincidence. Both are Minnesota United alums from . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 30, 2016) US Soccer Players - Minnesota United Football Club isn’t starting from scratch. This is not a team created out of nothing, an organization recently wished into existence. This is not a new entity that needs to build from the ground up. A foundation is already in place. Despite the legal distinctions, a continuity exists between Minnesota United the . . .