Press Release

Minnesota United First Stop in SC Paderborn's Grand Tour

Minnesota United will host German Bundesliga 2 club SC Paderborn 07 as they kickoff a 12-day training camp in the United States. In addition to training and playing in Minnesota, Paderborn will visit Wisconsin and Illinois for a range of activities including pre-season matches, community events and enjoying some local rich cultural programs as part of their 12-day U.S. tour. 

Minnesota United and SC Paderborn 07 are inviting local media to a joint match preview media availability on Friday June 10 at 11:45 a.m. at the National Sports Center.

  • WHO: SC Paderborn Head Coach Lukas Kwasniok and select Paderborn players, Minnesota United Head Coach Adrian Heath and select MNUFC players
  • WHEN: Friday, June 10 at 11:45 a.m. CT
  • WHERE: MNUFC Training Grounds at National Sports Center

First up for Paderborn on their U.S. tour: the Twin Cities. From June 9 – 12, Paderborn will train at the Minnesota United Training Grounds at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota followed by the international friendly on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Allianz Field. The game will be broadcast locally on Bally Sports North. Media interested in covering the match must fill out the credential application request form here by 7:00 p.m. tonight. 

In addition to the game on Saturday, Paderborn will visit a local Twin Cities German Immersion School and the team will attend a Minnesota Twins game. 

"We will use the training camp in the USA to lay the foundations for a successful 2022/23 season. With Minnesota United and Forward Madison, we were able to secure two competitive opponents who are currently in the middle of the season. The trip is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase German soccer in the U.S. and strengthen the sense of togetherness within the team," explains Managing Director Sport Fabian Wohlgemuth.

Following their stay in Minnesota, Paderborn will head to Madison, Wis. where they will face former MNUFC-affiliate Forward Madison of the USL League One on June 15 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Breese Stevens Field. The Kickers will conclude their USA training camp in Chicago with a training session at the Chicago Fire facility before returning home on June 19.