dark-cloudsDark Clouds supporters group is proud to stand with MN United FC in their attempt to bring an MLS team to a soccer specific stadium in the Twin Cities

Today, the Dark Clouds, Minnesota’s oldest soccer supporters group, released the following statement supporting Minnesota United FC’s bid for a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise and the subsequent need for a soccer-specific stadium to house the team.

“The Dark Clouds have always supported our local professional soccer team regardless of the division the team competed in. Our current team, Minnesota United FC, displays commitment to providing the best soccer experience possible. Their desire to build a soccer-specific stadium reinforces that commitment by signaling that soccer’s singularly unique game-day experience is of utmost importance.”

“Even before Dr. McGuire purchased the team, he began meeting with the Dark Clouds to solicit their advice in planning the future of professional soccer in the state. While we have always operated independently from the team, our relationship is one of mutual respect and we maintain open lines of communication. We are proud to support their bid for a MLS franchise and continue to support their efforts to build a soccer-specific stadium.”

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About the Dark Clouds:

The Dark Clouds came together a decade ago to form an independent grassroots soccer supporters group. They organize game-day support, run buses to games, and have a community service initiative, Silver Linings.

From their experience of watching soccer on every continent except Antarctica, the Dark Clouds believe that a soccer-specific stadium provides the best soccer experience. They support Minnesota United FC’s efforts to build a stadium that will foster the unique environment of a soccer match.

The Dark Clouds support Minnesota United FC in whatever league they play. And they support Minnesota United FC’s efforts to bring the pinnacle of North American soccer, Major League Soccer, to Minnesota.

For more information visit www.dark-clouds.com/mls.

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MLSsoccer.com has released news about expansion today.

Three markets will present their case for a Major League Soccer expansion team on Thursday in New York as the league looks to meet its stated goal of 24 teams by the end of the decade.

The league office confirmed on Wednesday that representatives from Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Sacramento will make presentations at MLS headquarters on Thursday, November 20.

According to the league, following Thursday’s meeting, future expansion will be discussed further at the MLS Board of Governors meeting, set to be held on December 6.

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