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HAAKENSON TAKEN IN MLS SUPERDRAFT

Midfielder Luke Haakenson, who featured for Minneapolis City in both the 2016 and the 2019 seasons, was taken today by Nashville SC in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft. The Maple Grove native is the second Crow, after Brandon Bye, to be taken in the SuperDraft since the club’s founding 2016.

“Luke is a supreme talent, calm on the ball and with a sneaky physicality” – Jon Bisswurm, Co-Founder

Haakenson played college ball at Creighton University, a conveyor belt to the pros. Notable alumni include Brian and Brent Kallman and Ethan Finlay.

“Losing players to the professional ranks is a problem that we like to have” said head coach Matt vanBenschoten. “Especially a player like Luke who played with us, then played in USL2, and then came back to play with us. It shows the high-performance environment that we have built here and how we can help players elevate.”

INTRODUCING THE LEGENDS CLUB

It’s time to honor the players who have made this club what it is.

“As we move into our fifth season, with a bunch of trophies (real and fake) and nearly 100 games under our belt, it’s time to take a look back.” — Matt vanBenschoten

The Legends Club is a way to officially honor players who played their way into the collective memory of the club, and never forget them. Players who are nominated and accepted will be honored at a home game this season, feted at a dinner where we say nice things about them, and memorialized on this very website so their exploits remain fresh.

We are asking fans to help determine the first batch of players who enter the Legends Club by sending us nominations.

Fans can nominate up to three players. Only players who no longer play with the club are eligible and, once a player is a Legend, he remains a legend. So nominate carefully and with an eye to the future.

Know also that we will open up Legends Club nominations every year so that, similar to the Baseball Hall of Fame, we have an ongoing, living, expanding universe of players to remember and honor.

SEND US YOUR NOMINATIONS NOW

 

SIGN UP FOR THE JANUARY OPEN TRYOUT

On January 26, Minneapolis City will host its second of two open tryouts.

The club is looking for new talent for the 2020 season. With the Mighty Crows competing in the NPSL and the UPSL, two strong national competitions, the need for quality players is as pressing as ever.

“We have taken players from every open tryout” said Head of Recruiting Jon Bisswurm. “There is so much talent in the metro and we aim to find it, and give it a platform to succeed.”

OPEN TRYOUT DETAILS:

Date: January 26, 2020

Location: West St Paul Dome

Time: 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Come ready to play. You must be pre-registered to attend.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER