Author Archives: Jon

Miguel Ibarra rumored to be set for USA national team callup

The United midfielder appears to be in line for a chance to play for the US men’s national team.

The Sportive, Episode 73: A Special Brand of Hopeless Incompetence

For the 73rd consecutive podcast, we complained about the Twins and Minnesota sports owners. We also talked grouse hunting.

I, Darko, am now a kickboxer!

We thought “I, Darko” was gone. But now he’s taking up kickboxing.

United cruising towards fall title, #1 playoff seed

Minnesota’s victory on Saturday made a statement, and has United comfortably in front in the standings.

The Sportive, Episode 72: NFL or what?

On this week’s Sportive, we talked mostly NFL – including the Vikings’ win, our sleeper team (the Bills), and whether we should be watching the NFL at all.

United back in win column – and back atop standings

Minnesota’s win over Fort Lauderdale, combined with San Antonio’s loss at Carolina, was enough to put United back on top of the combined NASL standings

United needs to find that scoring magic

Minnesota has been creating chances; they just have been unable to finish.

The Sportive, Episode 70 and 71

Jesse Lund of Twinkie Town stopped by for Episode 70 of the podcast.

Then, on Episode 71, we recorded a two-part Vikings preview.

Podcasts: like blog posts for your ears.

Minnesota Update: Mukwelle Akale leads USA U-18 team to tournament victory

Minneapolis native Akale, who signed with Villareal earlier this year, was named Player of the Tournament and scored the only goal in the championship game.

Hopeless United steal point against ten-man Cosmos

Minnesota had a man advantage for all but the first few minutes of the game, yet were dominated by the New York Cosmos, who was unlucky not to come away with a win instead of a 1-1 draw.