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  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    As MLS gains on Liga MX, All-Star Game helps grow both leagues

    Major League Soccer's all-star victory over Mexico's Liga MX best on penalty kicks in Los Angeles last summer was so compelling, both sides agreed to do it all over again Wednesday at Allianz Field. The relationship between North America's two biggest pro soccer leagues only recently has grown into a real rivalry. Until then, it hadn't done so because of Mexico's dominance in whatever ...

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    Alec Smir of MNUFC2 wins ‘Goalie Wars’ challenge at Allianz Field

    On a night Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso and Dayne St. Clair had the MLS All-Star stage to shine, a goalkeeper from their reserve MNUFC2 team walked off to cheers. Former University of North Carolina goalkeeper Alec Smir won a "Goalie Wars" contest that has become something of a long-lost cult favorite online and was brought back for Tuesday's skills challenge. It involved four MLS Next ...

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    MLS boss admires Allianz Field site that once was ‘seriously ugly’

    Allianz Field stands where seven years ago there was nothing but an empty lot, a former St. Paul Midway bus barn site filled with broken asphalt and rocks. "It was seriously ugly," Minnesota United managing partner Bill McGuire said. "It looked like a war zone." McGuire looked out over a stadium gleaming in the evening summer sun as he spoke during Tuesday's MLS Skills Challenge. Earlier ...

  • LA Times

    Like Angel City FC, visiting Tigres Femenil is fighting to create platform for women

    Angel City FC will play an exhibition match against Tigres' Femenil on Wednesday with the hope of growing support for the NWSL and Liga MX Femenil.