Author Archives: Jon

Minnesota United 0, New York Cosmos 0: Postgame notes and gamer

Christian Ramirez missed a penalty, and the Cosmos Curse continued for United.

United 1, Atlanta 0: Where we’ve been, and where we might go

Minnesota beat Atlanta 1-0, but your humble blogger spent most of the night taking in the sights.

The Sportive, Episode 74: #firegardy

We talked a lot about Ron Gardenhire’s firing on the Sportive this week, with occasional asides to cover the wanton stupidity of Ned Yost, Gopher football, the Vikings, and who to cheer for in the MLB Playoffs. Also: my plan to make the new Twins managers the entire 1987 team.

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.