Show Your Support for Professional Soccer in Minnesota Tonight at the Stars FC Match
If you’re going to the Minnesota Stars FC match tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Blaine, Minn., make sure you seek out a member of the Dark Clouds supporters group and ask them where you can sign a letter that will soon be sent to the NASL office. That letter asks the NASL team owners and league officials to fund the Stars for another season while the search for permanent local ownership continues.
As you most likely know by now, the future of the team is not at all certain. With the Cosmos coming in as a new expansion team and the league office saying there will be more teams announced for 2013 and 2014, the league-owned Stars are sitting on shaky ground for the new season. It’s understandable that the league owners have concerns about indefinitely financially supporting a team. The ultimate solution would be to find an owner. But until that happens there is always the possibility of the team being contracted which was talked about by Commissioner David Downs in this article and could happen as early as late October this year.
The Dark Clouds and MLS4MN are hoping that the signatures will show the league and its owners that supporters of pro soccer in Minnesota have a sincere desire to keep professional soccer alive in the state for a 24th consecutive season in 2013. Add your signature and support pro soccer in Minnesota.