It sounds like Minnesota United FC, which may join MLS along with Atlanta United FC in 2017, has chosen a location for its permanent home. Giving the cold shoulder to downtown Minneapolis, the club is expected to announce a stadium deal in St. Paul Friday afternoon. St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Kramer apparently shared the news with fellow Chamber members in the hokiest way possible.
"I hope you have been thinking 'GOAAAAL,' 'Corner Kick' and 'Extra Time,' " St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce President Matt Kramer wrote Thursday to board members in a confidential email obtained by the Pioneer Press. "St. Paul reels in another big win!"
OK. MUFC's stadium likely won't be ready for kickoff in 2017, but the club is expected to use the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium in the meantime.
What the Alex Morgan trade means for everyone involved [SBN]
One of the brightest stars for the USWNT is moving from Portland to Orlando — talk about a nightmare, right? — to join the Disney City's brand new NWSL franchise. It seems that the trade might be a win for everyone involved — except for Morgan, who is, you know, moving to Orlando.
Jurgen Klinsmann is the sun and the moon and the stars [Once a Metro]
All hail Jurgen.
Liverpool 1, Rubin Kazan 1: Reds Draw Ten-Man Kazan [The Liverpool Offiside]
Jurgen Klopp's first game at Anfield saw the same Europa League result as Brendan Rodgers' two group-stage games this season.
What's happening in The A?
The Hawks and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are discussing a publicly funded remodel of Philips Arena, which is 16 years old. This city loves stadium projects.