Barely a week after the Minnesota Lynx brought a title to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Stars earned a spot in the North American Soccer League finals. The Stars had to resort to tie-breaking penalty kicks to eliminate top-seeded Carolina in the semi-finals.
Prairie Seeds out of state soccer tournament after brawl
Minnesota boys soccer officials have barred Prairie Seeds Academy from the state soccer tournament, but not because players got into a fist fight with players from Totino Grace High School after an Oct. 18 game. The Minnesota State High School League started investigating Prairie Seeds after the brawl and determined the team had an ineligible player because of a paperwork issue. The academy may go to court to challenge the ruling.