Minneapolis City is now less than a month away from its first-ever competitive match. The club has inspired a supporters group and sold nearly 90 memberships, but it remains to be seen how successful the Crows will be on the field. To that end, Northern Pitch spoke to two players with NPSL experience now vying for starting spots with City to get their thoughts on the Crows’ chances.

Goalkeeper Matt Elder and centerback Nate Engel were teammates at the University of Wisconsin–Superior. The pair also played together with the Minnesota TwinStars in the National Premier Soccer League. Now, as Minneapolis City players, the two find themselves teammates once again.

We met up with the duo at the Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis to ask a few questions. The transcription that follows has been lightly edited for clarity.

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