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2015
November 1

2015 – November

Minneapolis City is founded and creates a Twitter account

2016
January 1

2016 – January

Original branding and award-winning logo released

February 1

2016 – February

Minneapolis City joins the Premier League of America

March 1

2016 – March

Keith Kiecker announced as head coach

April 1

2016 – April

Minneapolis City launches throwback logo and kit (before ever playing a game)

May 1

2016 – May

  • The first-ever competitive match is played as City draw 0-0 at Milwaukee Bavarians
  • Matthew Gweh scores City’s first-ever goal in the club’s first home match, a 2-1 win over Milwaukee’s Croatian Eagles
September 1

2016 – September

Minneapolis City defeat Oakland County 2-1 in the second qualifying round to become the first amateur club from Minnesota to qualify for the U.S. Open Cup proper

December 1

2016 – December

Minneapolis City join the National Premier Soccer League

2017
January 1

2017 – January

Minneapolis City are disqualified from the U.S. Open Cup for switching leagues

February 1

2017 – February

Adam Pribyl announced as new head coach

March 1

2017 – March

Minneapolis City move to Edor Nelson Field at Augsburg University

May 1

2017 – May

Minneapolis City plays its first NPSL match, a 2-1 win over St. Paul’s VSLT FC

November 1

2017 – November

In snowy New York, Minneapolis City falls to New York’s Rochester Lancers in the Open Cup third qualifying round

December 1

2017 – December

Minneapolis City launch U23 team, announce Matt vanBenschoten as U23 head coach

2018
January 1

2018 – January

Member vote on new club logo

February 1

2018 – February

Brandon Bye becomes the first Minneapolis City played to be taken in the MLS Superdraft when he is selected by the New England Revolution with the 8th pick

May 1

2018 – May

Due to construction at Edor Nelson Field, City forced to play home games at Osseo High School

July 1

2018 – July

  • Minneapolis City defeat Duluth FC 4-2 at Osseo to win the North Conference title
  • Minneapolis City defeat Dakota Fusion 8-0 to finish the conference season unbeaten
September 1

2018 – September

The Club Shop, City’s retail store, opens at 2818 E 38th Street in Minneapolis

December 1

2018 – December

Matt vanBenschoten announced as new head coach as Adam Pribyl becomes Technical Director

2019
January 1

2019 – January

Minneapolis City return to Edor Nelson Field

July 1

2019 – July

  • Minneapolis City again Duluth FC 4-2 to win the North Conference for the second season in a row
  • Minneapolis City defeat Med City FC in the Midwest Region quarterfinal, the club’s first NPSL playoff win
August 1

2019 – August

  • Though they lose to Detroit City FC 2-1 in the Midwest Region semifinal, Minneapolis City qualify for the 2020 U.S. Open Cup
  • Street artists Kamp Seedorf arrive in Minneapolis, creating murals to celebrate City legends Martin Browne, Ben Wexler, and Matt Elder
November 1

2019 – November

Minneapolis City launches new kits, breaking the internet

December 1

2019 – December

Luke Haakenson becomes the second Minneapolis City player taken in the MLS Superdraft, going to Nashville SC in the second round

2020
January 1

2020 – January

Minneapolis City U23 joins the United Premier Soccer League

January 1

2020 – February

Minneapolis City launches its new U.S. Open Cup kit, again breaking the internet

March 1

2020 – March

Minneapolis City to play Chicago FC United in the first round of the Open Cup…but then COVID-19 forces the cancellation of the tournament

April 1

2020 – April

The 2020 NPSL and UPSL seasons are canceled due to COVID-19

June 1

2020 – June

  • Minneapolis City launches the Futures Program, a high-performance training program for top Twin Cities players
  • Jeremiah Johnson named Futures head coach
July 1

2020 – July

U.S. Soccer announces that Minneapolis City, and other 2020 qualifiers, qualify for the 2021 Open Cup

August 1

2020 – August

Michael Prunty announced as new UPSL head coach

September 1

2020 – September

Alli Lipsher and Tori Burnett named to the Minneapolis City coaching staff, the first women to serve on an NPSL coaching staff