Minnesota just got a Major League Soccer team yesterday. Well, they didn't even actually get the team yet – it won't start MLS play until 2018.
But one player – on a team that could quickly become a rival – is already throwing some (good-natured) mud.
Here's Mike Magee of the Chicago Fire, on Twitter Wednesday (not even an hour after the expansion announcement).
Magee is a 30-year-old forward for the Fire, and an Illinois native.
It'll be his third year with the Chicago squad, 12th overall in the league (previous stints were with the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls). He won two MLS championships, with the Galaxy alongside David Beckham in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, his first season with the Fire, he earned the league's MVP award by scoring 15 goals in 22 games, the Chicago Tribune says. Last season was interrupted and stopped short by multiple injuries.
The Fire are off to an 0-3 start this season, and missed the playoffs the past two years. Magee, recovering from surgery, hasn't played a game yet.
Why'd he decide to take a shot at Minnesota before the team even hits the field?
He hasn't commented on it yet. But hey, maybe this will be the start of a lengthy rivalry on the pitch.