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Stories about Minnesota Stars FC.

Stars to move into Metrodome, temporarily

The Minnesota Stars will play the first four games of their season in the Metrodome, the team's first extended stretch indoors.

NASL names new commissioner

The North American Soccer League introduced their new commissioner, Bill Peterson, on Tuesday. The new commissioner spoke about his plans for second-division American soccer - and the possibility of frozen games in Minnesota next season.

Minnesota Stars redefine Fan Appreciation Night

And now, a video of what's likely to be the coolest fan appreciation gesture you'll ever see, from the Minnesota Stars.

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Stars find owners, will return in 2013

The Minnesota Stars have found local owners, reportedly in a group led by former United Health Group CEO Bill McGuire, thus ending the threat of contraction.

Heartbreak for Stars in championship shootout loss

The Minnesota Stars lost the NASL championship in the most heartbreaking manner imaginable - on penalties - as the Tampa Bay Rowdies took home the 2012 title.

Stars have 2-0 championship lead - but are wary

Minnesota has a 2-0 lead going into the second leg of the NASL championship, but still has plenty to be concerned about Saturday night in Tampa Bay.

Is this the end of pro soccer in Minnesota?

Saturday, the Minnesota Stars could win the NASL championship for the second year in a row - but depending on a league vote, they could be playing their final match, either way.

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Jubilant Stars win 2-0, take edge into second leg

The Minnesota Stars scored twice in the second half, including a stoppage-time goal, to give themselves a 2-0 advantage in the NASL championship series.

Stars defend NASL championship - as underdogs?

The Minnesota Stars are the defending NASL champions – but enter the 2012 finals, which begin Saturday in Blaine, not knowing who is the favorite and who is the underdog. Here's a preview of the matchup with Tampa Bay.

Campos madness sets up Stars win and finals trip

San Antonio striker Pablo Campos led the league in goals this year, but his madness gave the Stars the advantage they needed to win 2-1 on the road and book a place in the NASL finals.

Stars road to NASL finals runs through San Antonio

Minnesota is a game away from a second straight berth in the NASL finals - but has to beat the league's best team, San Antonio on the road on Sunday. We talk to the principals from both sides to find out what that will take.

Stars and Scorpions deadlocked after 0-0 first leg

The Minnesota Stars and San Antonio Scorpions will decide their NASL semifinal in the second leg next Sunday, after neither team could find a goal in the first leg in Blaine.

Stars to Scorpions: Bring it on, in the snow

The Minnesota Stars take on San Antonio in the NASL semifinals this Saturday - and are excited to play against the league's best striker, Pablo Campos, in some classic Minnesota conditions.

Stars Win NASL Quarterfinal In Puerto Rico, 2-1

Minnesota had never won in Puerto Rico, but a pair of first-half goals and some desperate defending late were enough to send the Stars to a 2-1 win against the Islanders.

MN Stars Need Short Memories As Playoffs Begin

The Stars travel to Puerto Rico for the first round of the NASL playoffs on Sunday, but have to forget about a 2-0 loss against the Islanders two weeks ago - and about their history in Puerto Rico overall.

Stars Draw 1-1 In San Antonio, Playoff Position Set

Kevin Friedland scored for Minnesota for the first time in three years, but the Stars could only manage a draw in San Antonio, and will now travel to Puerto Rico for the first round of the playoffs.

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Stars Draw 1-1 With San Antonio, Set For Playoffs

Minnesota drew 1-1 with league regular-season champs San Antonio on Sunday night, meaning the Stars will finish the year in sixth place.

Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Stars Lose 2-0, Stay In Sixth Place

Two goals gave Puerto Rico the home win over Minnesota, which remains in sixth place in the NASL playoff chase.

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Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Minnesota Loses 2-0

Puerto Rico scored once in each half to keep the Stars winless on the island - and put a dent in the team's hopes for a home first-round playoff game.

Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Postgame Quotes

Stars head coach Manny Lagos and goal-scorers Jamie Watson and Nate Polak had much to say after the team's 4-0 win.

Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Streaks End As Stars Win 4-0

The Stars snapped a nine-game winless streak, thanks to a pair of goals either side of the break, and clinched a playoff berth in the process.

Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Stars Lead 2-0 At Half, Not 1-0, For Once

For the first time in months, the Stars have multiple goals in a game - and now they have a two-goal lead to protect in the second half, not one.

Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Three Changes From Saturday For Minnesota

Minnesota has made three changes from its Saturday team, as the Stars play at home for the second time in four days.

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Stars vs. Puerto Rico: Streak's Over, Stars Win 4-0

The Stars scored twice in either half and ran out 4-0 winners over Puerto Rico, clinching a playoff berth in the process.

Stars vs. Edmonton: Late Equaliser Dooms Stars To Yet Another Draw

For the third straight week, Minnesota couldn't hold a one-goal lead in the second half - and will have to wait at least one more week to clinch a playoff berth.

Stars vs. Edmonton: Stars Lead 1-0 At Halftime

At halftime, the Minnesota Stars lead FC Edmonton 1-0 - in a replay of the previous two weeks for Minnesota, two games in which the Stars finished with a 1-1 draw.

Stars vs. Edmonton: Jamie Watson Goes Straight Into Starting Lineup

Loan signing Jamie Watson starts in midfield for Minnesota, as the Stars start four attacking players in an attempt to find a few goals.

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Stars vs. Edmonton: Injury-Time Equalizer Gives Edmonton 1-1 Draw

With just four games left in the season, the Minnesota Stars are close to wrapping up a playoff berth as they take on Edmonton at home on Saturday.

NASL Goes To Split Season For 2013

The North American Soccer League announced a split-season schedule for 2013 - bad news for Minnesota Stars fans, who apparently weren't taken into consideration with the schedule changes.

Stars Vs. Edmonton: Head Coach Manny Lagos "Disappointed"

Head coach Manny Lagos was clearly frustrated following the Minnesota Stars' 1-1 draw at home with FC Edmonton, but he managed to keep it from coming across in his words.

A List Of Missed Stars Chances

A full list of all of the chances that the Stars had, but couldn't take, against Edmonton on Saturday night.

Stars vs. Edmonton: Missed Chances Doom Minnesota To 1-1 Draw

Missed chances, and a rocket of an Edmonton goal, doomed Minnesota to a 1-1 draw with FC Edmonton after the Stars led 1-0 at halftime.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.