With the hope of injecting a little camaraderie, teamwork and competition into the world of competitive gaming in MLS, Minnesota United has signed four eSports athletes to represent the club in the quickly growing world of competitive gaming. Minnesotans Jay Adams (Gamertag: JayAdams), Matt Mello (GT: Pugzilla), Elias Baca (GT: Pacify x) and Andrew Gallo (GT: TheLastCaptainX) will compete with and against each other as MNUFC makes its entry into eMLS.

Launched on Friday, January 12, eMLS is a new competitive EA Sports FIFA 18 league which will feature the best FIFA 18 players from the US and Canada vying for a chance to become world champions. The first eMLS Cup will take place in April at popular gaming culture festival PAX East at Boston’s Convention and Exhibition Center. Minnesota United’s team will train with and compete against each other to determine which of the four will compete in the tournament. The eMLS Cup will determine U.S. and Canada qualifiers to the EA Sports FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs, where players will compete for a berth in the FIFA eWorld Cup.