Press Release

Minnesota United Announces NutriSource as Official Partner


Minnesota United today announced NutriSource as an Official Partner of the club. Located in Perham, Minnesota, NutriSource has been producing healthy pet foods since 1964.

“As a Minnesota based company, NutriSource is incredibly proud to partner with Minnesota United FC. This partnership is extra special to us as it gives us an opportunity to shine some light on a cause we are both passionate about, the bond between humans and canines,” said President of KLN Family Brands Chase Rasmussen. “We’re thrilled to share the Service Dog of the Game, highlighting some of our veteran and first responder teams who trained at The Spot by NutriSource.”

Starting in the upcoming 2024 season, fans can expect to see NutriSource’s presence at home games inside Allianz Field in numerous ways, first including the Open Training session, presented by NutriSource, on Tuesday, February 27. At the open training session at Allianz Field, fans will be able to watch the first-team players practice as they prepare to host the Columbus Crew for the Home Opener on Saturday, March 2.

Along with the Open Training session, NutriSource will activate throughout the gameday experience, including:

  • Service Dog of the Game Video Board Feature: Minnesota United and NutriSource will recognize a distinguished service dog at each MNUFC home game, working with The Spot, a local non-profit organization that supports first responders, veterans, and others in training service dogs
  • Pups on the Pitch at Allianz Field: This summer, MNUFC and NutriSource will host Pups on the Pitch at Allianz Field, bringing together Loons fans and local adoption agencies…and adorable (adoptable) puppies of course. A date during the middle of the summer months for Pups on the Pitch will be determined at a later time

"Pets have a unique ability to bring a smile to anyone's face and have always had a special bond with our MNUFC team. Partnering with an historic, Minnesota company in NutriSource while working with a local pet-training facility, The Spot, to train service dogs for their next life journey was an important piece for our partnership,” said Minnesota United EVP, Chief Revenue Officer, Bryant Pfeiffer. “These dogs that are trained from The Spot will provide companionship and service to children who are in the hospital, along with veterans and first responders who need the assistance. We are happy to honor an individual service dog at each MNUFC home game in the 2024 season and allow their story to be told to our fans.”

As a perk, Minnesota United Season Ticket Members can expect to be invited to a pet-friendly event during the 2024 season at a date yet to be determined, yet another bonus from the club’s new partnership with NutriSource.

About Minnesota United:

Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office to the Development Academy to our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to promote soccer, the world’s game, and through it inspire and unite our community. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In 2024, MNUFC returns to the pitch for its eighth season in MLS. Follow Minnesota United’s social channels and check our website at for regular updates on the club.

About NutriSource® Pet Foods:

NutriSource® is a line of premium pet food and treat products manufactured by Tuffy’s Pet Foods and Tuffy’s Pet Treats, subsidiaries of KLN Enterprises, Inc., a third-generation family owned company with facilities in Perham and Delano, MN. Tuffy's Pet Foods has specialized in the manufacturing of pet food and treats since 1964. NutriSource® has a long history of investing in the health and well-being of pets throughout the world. Today, NutriSource® offers a variety of different dog and cat food products across their four lines of NutriSource®, NutriSource PureVita®, NutriSource® Element Series and NutriSource® Choice. NutriSource® product offerings include kibble, wet, treats and toppers. For more information, visit Follow on Facebook and Instagram.