Brian Quarstad

My name is Brian I have always had a love of soccer since I was 19 and had the fortune to both play and coach in the beautiful game. I live in Minnesota so my main interest lies in the MLS as well as some of the local leagues, though I no longer contribute to this site.. you can still find some of previous posts here


Brian Quarstad

Posts by Brian Quarstad

MTA’s Girls DOC Mark Cook Named Head Coach of NDSU Women’s Soccer

The North Dakota State University Women’s Soccer team has a new head coach. Mark Cook, who has been director...
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American Soccer Icons Dempsey and Donovan Clash in Friday’s FA Cup Match

This Friday, David Moyes’ Everton will take on Martin Jol’s Fulham in England’s 141-year-old FA Cup. The tournament’s glorious...
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U.S. Women’s National Team Lose Ali Krieger to Season-Ending Knee Injury

The United States cruised to a 14-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Friday’s Olympic Qualifier but did not...
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Etienne Barbara Frustrated with Montreal Impact and MLS Rules; Gets Called Back to Maltese National Team

Etienne Barbara receives his two NASL awards from former coach Martin Rennie. Playing for the Carolina RailHawks in 2011,...
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Minnesota Stars Get New Name and Logo: Minnesota Stars FC

Minnesota Stars FC. That’s the new name of the former NSC Minnesota Stars. Both CEO Djorn Buchholz and player...
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2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or Winners

The annual FIFA gala was held in Zurich, Switzerland today, where the stars of the beautiful game both past...
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SAISD Alamo Stadium Decision Still Up in Air as Former Mayor Opposes Citizens’ Oversight Committee Recommendation; Scorpions to Reveal Stadium Timetable and Plans

Much has been happening in the San Antonio soccer scene since IMS last checked in back in December with...
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Minnesota Stars Wrap Up 1-Day Combine for Local Talent

Players gather around the coaches at the Stars’ local combine. The atmosphere was upbeat and the play was fast-paced...
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US National Amputee Soccer Team Making Big Plans for 2012

Recent stories run by CBS and other news organizations about Team Zaryen, a Haitian amputee soccer team made up...
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A St. Paul Soccer Landmark, Soccer Express, Closes its Doors

Change in business trends causes the closing of the Twin Cities first soccer supply retail store. The Soccer Express...
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Minnesota’s Mukwelle Akale Newest Member of U.S. Soccer U-17 National Team

Ralph Akale isn’t the first soccer player – turned coach – turned father – to have a son whom...
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Timberwolves Ricky Rubio Receives Minnesota Stars Championship Jersey

There’s a buzz about the NBA’s Timberwolves that Minnesotans have not seen for years. The reason? The T-Wolves finally...
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