Part I: The year in (financial) review

Last year we opened our books and talked about what it takes financially to start a lower division soccer club.

This ear we are going to open our books again and then, because that isn’t enough, will talk about how promotion/relegation in an American pyramid could impact us and what the jump to professional really means.1

The first year is always the hardest, but that doesn’t mean the second year will be easy.

When we started Minneapolis City we had a three-year plan to break even within the volunteer-run, amateur-player structure that we started with.2

It was great theoretically and, spoiler alert, in practice, but in our first year we lost money.3