Hometown: Lino Lakes
College: Western Illinois
Hometown: Chisago Lakes
College: Francis Marion
Nils Gulbranson joined Minneapolis City in 2018 and has played his way through the Crows’ system, joining the senior team in 2022. He has a nose for goal, and, sorry for the cliche, but he has a good touch for big man which gives him a strong presence leading the line.
Gulbranson attends Francis Marion University and, in 2021, appeared in every game for the Patriots.
School: Lakeville South High School
A standout in the Minneapolis City Future Program, Loic Mesanvi made his first team debut in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup first round match against Des Moines Menace. He marked his debut with a goal. It was just return for a performance full of verve, invention, and confidence.
Mesanvi was the leading scorer and Offensive MVP in the Future Program’s Class of 2020. He went on to score 24 goals his senior season in high school and was named 2021 East Metro High School Boys Player of the Year and was a 2021 Mr. Soccer Minnesota Finalist.