Newly-founded semi-pro soccer club Minneapolis City held its official launch this evening at the Local in downtown Minneapolis. The club’s brass, coaching staff and advisers—as well as a pair of players who signed their commitments—were on hand to greet 80-plus supporters and unveil the club’s crest ahead of City’s inaugural campaign in the Premier League of America.

The event marked the official beginning of an ambitious undertaking for local men’s amateur soccer club Stegman’s Old Boys. One of Stegman’s three co-founders and now Minneapolis City president Dan Hoedeman presided over a short presentation of the club’s vision.

An advertising account manager by trade, Hoedeman’s optimism came across as warm and genuine when speaking about Stegman’s past and City’s future. “Over the past years we’ve added teams, built websites, drank beer—lots of silly things. Wouldn’t it be cool if we were just a little better?”

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