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The Daily Dirt: Minnesota United gets a stadium deal

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MLS is heading to St. Paul.

This will serve as a placeholder for Minny FC.
This will serve as a placeholder for Minny FC.
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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