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The 2022 FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, and a series of international friendlies have been scheduled during the week-long window as a sort of precursor to the main event. Soccer is the world’s sport, spanning across many nations, cultures and creeds — a fact that is always made extra apparent during World Cup seasons. Which is why, over the international break, MNUFC has elected to once again celebrate diversity in both the Twin Cities and on its team in a highly visible way.

In the Loons first-team roster alone, there are eighteen countries represented, so from September 19-27, Allianz Field will be lit up with different colors, each representing the flag of the home country of one of the first-team players. Below is a schedule of countries represented, so fans will be able to celebrate alongside Minnesota United by enjoying the flag colors on Allianz Field these next nine days.

Date
Countries
Players
Monday, September 19
USA
Tyler Miller, Jacori Hayes, Brent Kallman, Wil Trapp, Aziel Jackson, DJ Taylor, Hassani Dotson, Nabilai Kibunguchy, Fred Emmings, Eric Dick, Devin Padelford, Jonathan González
Monday, September 19
Liberia
Patrick Weah
Tuesday, September 20
Argentina
Franco Fragapane, Emanuel Reynoso
Tuesday, September 20
New Zealand
Michael Boxall
Wednesday, September 21
Canada
Callum Montgomery, Dayne St. Clair, Tani Oluwaseyi
Wednesday, September 21
Paraguay
Luis Amarilla, Alan Benítez
Thursday, September 22
Denmark
Niko Hansen
Thursday, September 22
South Africa
Bongokuhle Hlongwane
Friday, September 23
Finland
Robin Lod
Friday, September 23
Mali
Bakaye Dibassy
Saturday, September 24
France
Bakaye Dibassy, Romain Métanire
Saturday, September 24
Madagascar
Romain Métanire
Sunday, September 25
Ghana
Abu Danladi
Sunday, September 25
Kenya
Nabilai Kibunguchy
Monday, September 26
Honduras
Joseph Rosales, Kervin Arriaga
Monday, September 26
Colombia
Ménder García
Tuesday, September 27
Jamaica
Justin McMaster, Oniel Fisher, Kemar Lawrence
Tuesday, September 27
Mexico
Jonathan González