The dust has finally settled and the results are in. This year’s MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament in Minneapolis saw a record 46 teams registered. And with the Cardinals FC (O30M) finally coming of age we may be witnessing the dawning of a new dynasty in the O30 men’s division.
Teams and individuals from Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois came to participate in the Minnesota tournament that many players claim is the highlight of their soccer year.
When it comes to determining home and away status with a coin flip there’s only one man to call, DJ Johns. This highly sought after coin flip caller once again proves why he’s summoned to all corners of the globe when it comes to calling the most serious of flips.
This USASA Men’s National Amateur Cup play-in game is taking place at 7pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The MN Soccer Association is hosting Rochester’s United BiH FC and Minneapolis’s Cardinals FC at the Irish Sports Dome in Rosemount, MN. The winner of this match will proceed to the regional level of the tournament, held near Indianapolis in June 2014.
The unthinkable happens again! The snow flakes are falling here on the soccer fields of Minnesota. And although our players were funneled through the doors of their favorite indoor facilities at least a month ago, we find ourselves facing only one question……”Why do we live here, constantly subjecting ourselves to this frigid weather season after season?” It must be in our DNA and I think we all enjoy it in some sick, twisted way. We Minnesotans save a special place in our hearts for indoor soccer and invade the indoor fields en masse each time the snow comes rolling in. And so we head indoors to experience the joys of the indoor game, whether with dasher boards or without.
The MN Soccer Association offers affiliated indoor leagues. Please visit our website for more details!
See you on the pitch!
Posted from the field.