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

Rochester Thunder Qualifies for PDL PLayoffs

What a difference a year makes. Last season, the Rochester Thunder entered the last few weeks of its inaugural...
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Ready Or Not, Another Pro Indoor Soccer League

The United Soccer Leagues (USL) will hold a press conference today in Rochester, New York to announce the start...
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Former Thunder Player and New Zealand International Andy Barron Retires

Former Minnesota Thunder player Andy Barron has announced his retirement from soccer/football. The 30-year-old New Zealand native received publicity...
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Rethinking Division-2 Pro Soccer in North America – Part 2

This is the second of a 4-part article looking at the future of Division-2 soccer in North America. Click here...
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The State of English Soccer

OK – I’m going to say it – I’ve had a week to calm down.  England, as expected, were rubbish. ...
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ESPN Has Record Setting Soccer Numbers For World Cup 2010; Ratings up 40%; Viewership up 49%

Thru 40 Games on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, Ratings Up 40% and Viewership Up 49% vs. 2006 Logs...
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US Open Cup Misinformation

IMS published a story yesterday concerning the US Open Cup and how those that run the tournament make decisions...
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The Controversial Adidas Jabulani World Cup Ball

With all the controversy surrounding this year’s Adidas World Cup ball called the Jabulani, I thought it might be...
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Portland Timbers New MLS Logo Chopped Down by Passionate Supporters

The Portland Timbers unveiled their new rebranded MLS logo on Saturday at halftime of the US v England World...
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The True Joy of the Game

Christian Isquierdo makes his first entry for IMS as he prepares for his trip to South Africa. I’m sitting...
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Steve Ralston Departs AC St. Louis and Returns to MLS New England Revolution

IMS broke the news last Friday that AC St. Louis was buying out players from the team’s roster who were not...
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Join Inside Minnesota Soccer’s World Cup Bracket

The World Cup kicks off in just 8 days. I’m not sure about you but I’m excited. I hope...
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