Minnesota United FC was an American professional soccer team based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area in Minnesota. Founded in 2010 as NSC Minnesota and later known as Minnesota Stars FC, the team played in the North American Soccer League, a professional league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation. The team won the 2011 NASL championship.
On March 25, 2015, Major League Soccer announced it had awarded an expansion franchise to the Twin Cities and McGuire’s ownership group to begin play in 2017.
The team played its home games at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, 18 miles north of Minneapolis. The team's colors were sky blue, gray, and black with a blue accent.
TCF Bank Stadium, National Sports Center, and Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome