THUNDER BAY – Sports – The Thunder Bay Chill have announced the scheduling of the 2011 North American Soccer League Champions and 2012 finalist Minnesota United (formerly known as the Minnesota Stars) in a friendly exhibition match to take place at Chapples Park on Tuesday July 23, 2013.
“This will be a great opportunity to expose our fans to top level soccer and one of the best professional clubs in North America”, replied Chill manager John Marrello. The last professional team to play an exhibition game against the Chill was the Toronto Lynx (formerly from the USL Division II league) in 2005.
The Chill is offering a special promotion on this game to all fans that have until April 14th to purchase season tickets. The Minnesota United/Chill game will be included in their season ticket package. Individual game day tickets will go on sale after May 1st. The Chill is entering the 14th year of PDL play and is scheduled to play their home opener on May 18th.
ABOUT MINNESOTA UNITED
Minnesota United FC is an American professional soccer team based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area in Minnesota. Founded in 2010, the team plays in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.Minnesota United represents the next era of professional soccer in the beautiful state of Minnesota. The club is proud of who and what has come before them—from the raucous party that was the Kicks, the magical years the Thunder spent developing local talent, to the recent 2011 NASL Championship.
ABOUT THE NASL
The original North American Soccer League lasted from 1968 to 1984. The 2013 North American Soccer League season is the 46th season of Division II soccer in the United States and the third season of the revived North American Soccer League. It will be contested by eight teams including one from Canada. The newest expansion club New York Cosmos will be added to the NASL this season. A new split season format will be used this year.