Minnesota United is proud of bringing its communities together and using the world’s game of soccer to be a vehicle and platform in effecting change in the world. Our soccer pillars — soccer, youth enrichment, inclusivity & diversity and greener goals — define our community mission and build upon our club’s core values — resilience, inclusivity, dedication, excellence, winning, teamwork and respect.
Here is a roundup of recent community work done throughout the month of October:
United Heroes League
To start off the month of October, Minnesota United partnered with the United Heroes League to send care packages to refugee children awaiting reassignment in Texas. With help from adidas, we donated 60 brand new soccer balls to Afghan children at Dona Ana Village on Fort Bliss, a town right outside of El Paso.
Minnesota United, Saint Paul Public Schools and the City of Saint Paul hosted the sixth annual 2021 Mayor’s Cup, presented by Bell Bank, at Allianz Field on Friday, October 8, 2021. The matches between the Como Park Cougars and Humboldt Hawks Boys and Girls teams were the first-ever high school games played at Allianz Field. The girls’ match was a tight one, as Humboldt put up a tough fight against the Cougars, who had been beating their opponents by three or more goals this season. Before the end of the first half, the Cougars put one in the back of the net, giving them the 1-0 victory over the Hawks. The boys’ match was just as competitive as both the Hawks and Cougars played a tremendous game. Not only did the match go into overtime, but the boys had a penalty shootout. The Hawks ended up taking home the trophy as they scored four out of five of their PKs and blocked two.
TC Sol Clinic
On October 9, 2021, Minnesota United partnered up with TC Sol Futsal and hosted the TC Sol Clinic at the Northside Cub, an event presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. TC Sol Futsal is an academy that strives to provide competitive futsal in a positive environment, while promoting physical health and neighborhood give-back to marginalized communities. Their service model is to eliminate the financial barrier in youth sports, while also emphasizing the importance of developing a strong and positive community for all. MNUFC and partners presented TC Sol with a $1000 Cub gift card to help with their community food drives. The community celebration and futsal clinic brought over 60 kids and their families together as they played futsal, listened to music, ate food and participated in giveaways.