Final Minnesota United game at TCF Bank Stadium draws record-breaking crowd

It's the largest crowd for a soccer game in Minnesota history.
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Minnesota United FC played its final home game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, falling 3-1 to the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of the largest crowd for a soccer game in Minnesota history. 

The record-setting crowd of 52,242 fans broke the state's old record of 49,572 fans, set 40 years ago when the Minnesota Kicks beat the San Jose Earthquakes in the NASL Conference Championship. 

"It gave a little bit of extra adrenaline in the beginning and that showed a little bit," said defender Brent Kallman. "We seemed to be a little nervy and a little jumpy in the first half. It took us longer than usual to settle into the game and that could have had a little bit to do with it. Everyone was just so fired up. It was an experience for sure." 

The United will wrap up the season with a game Sunday against the Columbus Crew and then they'll await the grand opening of Allianz Field in St. Paul, which they'll call home beginning next season. 

Allianz Field remains under construction but will be completed in time for the 2019 season. 

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