On being an intern, battling cancer, and building a club.
By: Kristian Evans
I remember the moment I fell in love with MPLS City very clearly. In the club’s home opener against the Croatian Eagles, Isaac Friendt, who had been dominating the entire game, made an incredible run to the outside and blew by the the poor back tasked with containing him. Without much choice, the back took Isaac down and was quickly whistled for a red card, while the crowd cheered in approval, Jon Bisswurm, now the club’s Sporting Director, took the jubilation to the next level. In a full on sprint, red solo cup in hand, Jon ran towards the ball that had spurted out of bounds as a result of the foul and took a running kick at it only to fall in spectacular fashion. I think I was one of the few to see it, but that moment summed up Minneapolis City pretty well for me; we are unorthodox, and beyond strange but man, do we know how to make lower division soccer fun.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- Minneapolis City SC is proud to announce its newest intake of development players, a class of players fully supported by the generosity of club members and financial supporters, and a group already double this size of last year's class.
Completing the scheduling process for the 2017 season related to Minneapolis City SC, today the NPSL Midwest Region playoffs format, scheduling and tie-breaker rules.
The top two teams from each conference will make the playoffs, with the top two teams in the region as determined by points-per-game getting a bye into the 'final four.'
Because Minneapolis City moved from the Premier League of America (PLA) to the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the club has technically violated tournament rule 202c1a and has been removed from the competition.
The Crows appealed the ruling, suggesting that the language of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) used in discussing the spirit of the law, the point is to keep clubs from making "material changes" throughout the tournament, made it clear that the club should continue because there have been no material changes.
In fact, the club remains exactly the same.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- Minneapolis City is proud to announce the signing of Minnesota Thunder Academy defender Jake Meier as a Development Player for the 2017 NPSL season, finishing a big day for the Shakopee senior as today he also formally committed to Indiana University.
Meier will be training with City before heading to Indiana for an early commitment.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- Minneapolis City will be traveling to Valley Stadium in Des Moines to take on one of the very best amateur teams in the country, PDL powerhouse--and vanquishers of Minnesota United in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup--Des Moines Menace.
"They were fantastic hosts last year for the pre-season scrimmages" said Managing Director Dan Hoedeman "we have a great relationship with them, and we want to test ourselves against the best."
It is a purposeful break in the NPSL North Conference schedule for City and will ensure that, like last season, the Crows are facing opposition of the highest quality.
Tickets will be available later in the spring online at menacesoccer.com
Minneapolis, Minn. -- Isaac "Goose" Friendt has made it official: he is returning to Minneapolis City for the 2017 season, the club's first in the National Premier Soccer League. Friendt, who was a FiftyFive.One Player of the Year finalist, is back in the City of Lakes after an impressive first season for the Crows.
"It took a few conversations with Goose's coaches at Indiana to get this deal done" said Sporting Director Jon Bisswurm. "It was worth it. Goose is tireless, he's explosive, and he is a key part of our team. I can't wait to see him flying down the wing."
Friendt is the club's sixteenth signing so far, leaving at least ten spots up for grabs as the final open tryout looms on March.
Minneapolis, MN -- Minneapolis City SC proudly announce a major new partnership with Little Caesar's starting with the club's inaugural season in the National Premier Soccer League.
"This is an exciting day for us," said Dan Hoedeman, Minneapolis City Managing Director. "This partnership is a testimony to our approach, to our momentum, and will go a long way to ensuring that our goal of long-term growth and sustainability is realized...
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minneapolis City SC will hold an open tryout on March 2, 2017 ahead of its inaugural National Premier Soccer League season in 2017. Players will have a chance to compete for a spot in the team.
"We have a fantastic foundation of players, but there are the final pieces of the puzzle we are still looking for" said Sporting Director Jon Bisswurm. "We are committed to putting together a side of Minnesota-based players that will challenge for the conference title."