INCLUSIVITY & DIVERSITY
What Minnesota United can accomplish ultimately means very little if the club cannot work for everyone in the community, and so MNUFC remains committed to bringing together fans from different ethnicities and backgrounds through soccer in order to create spaces that welcome everyone.
The L’Étoile Du Nord
The L’Étoile Du Nord (Star of the North) program presented by Bell Bank recognizes community members who embody the core values of the club. MNUFC is resilient, inclusive and dedicated and values passion, teamwork and respect and through this program hopes to highlight people making a difference behind those values at halftime of every home match.
MNUFC Unified Team
In 2013, MLS WORKS – Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative – announced a partnership with Special Olympics to bring soccer to athletes with intellectual disabilities, leveraging the strength of Major League Soccer to promote awareness, respect, inclusion and acceptance of Special Olympics athletes throughout the soccer community.
Shedding a Light on an Athlete’s Role
The game we’ve fallen in love with and watch religiously is, once again, teaching us it’s bigger than the 90 minutes on the field.
MNUFC Hosts Benefit Livestream on the Pitch at Allianz Field
Minnesota United is hosted a live stream concert with Minnesota-native Charlie Parr to benefit the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund and Project for Pride in Living.
Jacori Hayes: Thoughts on the Last Week
I offer my condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. No one should have to endure this level of pain, especially when the act was done by those ordered to protect and serve.
2020 Unified Team Tryouts
Minnesota United and Special Olympics Minnesota held tryouts for the 2020 Unified soccer team last week. Athletes and partners took the field at the National Sports Center in Blaine in hopes of joining the squad ahead of its fourth season. Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Snow Tubing with Special Olympics Minnesota
Minnesota United FC joined Special Olympics Minnesota for an afternoon of snow tubing at Buck Hill in Burnsville.
Celebrating Pride All Month
Major League Soccer and Minnesota United have announced the launch of the second annual Soccer For All Month. While the commitment to Soccer For All is ongoing, Soccer For All month showcases the collective efforts taking place throughout the League to foster more inclusive communities.
MNUFC Pride Game
Minnesota United celebrates the LGBTQ+ community this June by hosting its sixth annual Pride Game against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. MNUFC was the first professional sports team to sign the Athlete Ally pledge in October of 2014, demonstrating a commitment to equality and inclusiveness – two guiding principles that the club has carried forward with it into Allianz Field and Major League Soccer.