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Three guys talking MNUFC, MLS, soccer in general, and mixing in beer, and other things of life. These are observations and opinions of a normal kind, while enjoying chatting about other things that may come up.

Three guys talking MNUFC, MLS, soccer in general, and mixing in beer, and other things of life. These are observations and opinions of a normal kind, while enjoying chatting about other things that may come up.
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Three guys talking MNUFC, MLS, soccer in general, and mixing in beer, and other things of life. These are observations and opinions of a normal kind, while enjoying chatting about other things that may come up.




031 On Location: Chicago, 5 Rabbit Cervecería, Mistakes, More Zombies and Fighting Bags

The guys finally made it to their super secret location, 5 Rabbit Cervecería in Bedford Park, IL. After a few days of enjoying the city, they sit down at an excellent brewery, drink some of the best beer they've had, and talk with some guests about the Loons, putting an end to zombies, and making some terrible predictions about Francisco Calvo and the Chicago Fire.


030 Pryes Brewing with Thunderwall: MNUFC Has a Clean Sheet and Kaku Takes on Zombies

The guys head to Pryes Brewing in Minneapolis and enjoy some fresh brews with Robb and Nate of the Thunderwall. They talk the Loons' first clean sheet of 2019, defensive changes after the meltdown in Toronto, have lively discussions on fan safety and zombies in the snow, and finally announce the super secret trip.


029 Welcome Home to Allianz Field: MNUFC Comes Home and There's an After Party

The guys wrap up a long day of pre-partying at Dual Citizen with True North Elite, the Loons' first home match at Allianz Field and an after-party back at Dual Citizen talking about True North Pre-Prohibition-style Ale, NYRB, and of course the Home Opener against NYCFC and Allianz Field. They welcome special guests Zach and Corey of TNE and then Brendan and Austin from NYC and New Jersey, respectively.


028 Dual Citizen Brewing Co: A Special Secret Episode Brewing Beer with True North Elite

The guys crawl into Dual Citizen at 7am on a Sunday to talk MNUFC's bummer of a game against New England, but most importantly, for a chance to brew a special collaboration between True North Elite and DCBC; the True North Pre-Prohibition Ale. Max from DCBC gives us a quick lesson in brewing & description of the ale. James, Zach & Corey from TNE chat about the beer, Allianz Field noise, Home-Opener planning, TNE's membership explosion, Wonderwall (and Baby Shark). Plus, Forward Madison's...


027 56 Brewing: No Streak for MNUFC, but the Mafia has Car Troubles

We sit down at 56 Brewing in NE Minneapolis and drink some excellent beers while we discuss the Loons' win at San Jose and loss at LA Galaxy, Forward Madison preseason, Mafia hits, car troubles, and future plans.


026 La Doña Cervecería: MNUFC Gets a Season-Opening Win at Vancouver and ATM Troubles

The guys sit down at La Doña Cervecería to enjoy their great brews and talk the Loons' season-opening win on the road; their first against the West and an excellent performance from the new guys. They also talk Forward Madison's preseason; plans for a trip to Madison, David's ATM troubles that may or may not have included a cobra; and some stories from their super-secret trip.


025 Invictus Brewing Co: MNUFC Heads to Florida to Fight Zombies, Or Nothing Like That At All

The guys sit down at Invictus Brewing Co and battle to tremendous atmosphere while they drink some fantastic craft beer, making their season predictions; the roster, who wins the conferences, and most importantly, where MNUFC finishes. Plus, the Loons' sign a goal keeper, a great story out of Forward Madison, Green Bay Voyageurs, the new away kit, a dumpster fire in Florida, DNA testing and the Twin Cities during a zombie apocalypse.


024 Wicked Wort Brewing Co: The Roster Is Taking Shape Just In Time For Groundhog Day

We sit down at Wicked Wort Brewing Co in Robbinsdale to talk MNUFC's evolving roster with the official signings of Alonso, Metanire and Opara as well as some trialists in the Loon's preseason camp in AZ. Also, Amos Magee, new predictions for the first five, what we'd like to see out of preseason and we hint at a field trip.


023 Blue Wolf Brewing Co: MNUFC Finally Has Signings and Some Offseason Drama

We sit down at Blue Wolf Brewing Co in Brooklyn Park to enjoy some craft beer and beer cocktails while we discuss the Gregus and Alonso signings, the Metanire rumor, Rossi drama and roster tactics; plus our predictions for the first five games.


022 Utepils Brewing Co: A Quiet Offseason to Start 2019

The guys meet up at Utepils Brewing in Minneapolis and enjoy the great beer selection while they talk about MNUFC's quiet offseason and what it may mean for the Loons. Plus, the Pulisic transfer to Chelsea, more about working with Forward Madison and the Super Draft.


021 Torg Brewery: Catching Up on Roster Moves and Offseason Items

The guys get together at Torg Brewery in Spring Lake Park to enjoy the new brewery's beer, talk about roster moves, Allianz Field, and other offseason items with John who's back from Europe.


020 Dual Citizen Brewing Revisited: True North Elite members join Loonacy

The guys head back to Dual Citizen Brewing to welcome Zach and Corey from True North Elite to talk about the supporters group's new home base for home games, the supporters culture, what its like to be in TNE, and their outreach, Keepers of the North. They talk the MLS Cup Final, Don Garber, Allianz Field, and give a special shout out to John Terry.


019 Tony's Basement: Dangerous Man Brewing, Playoff Spending and Roster Talk

The podcast talks about the current playoff picture prior to the first leg of the Semis, spending and what it means for playoff contention, the roster moves they would like to see, plus get a look into Tony's bad week, David's bad weekend, Dave's lazy week, and all while they drink Dangerous Man and Surly beer.


018 Alloy Brewing Co: MNUFC Season Recap and Awards

The season is over, and it's time to reflect on some special stats, special moments, and hand out the Loonacy Awards. Our friends Dave the bartender (from Alloy) and John join us while we talk Manny Lagos, Matt Lampson, Alloy's Novem-Beard American Cancer Society fundraiser, the expansion draft, and of course beer.


017 OMNI Brewing Co: MNUFC End-of-Season Episode

We drink down the beer and kombucha of OMNI Brewing in Maple Grove while we talk the final two games of the Loons' season. Discuss the loss at 50k to Midway and the atmosphere; then move onto the Columbus Crew game in real time; finish off with MLS and LigaMX rumors, Allianz Field notes, and our initial reactions to the season, all while teasing Episode 18 Season-end content.


016 Dual Citizen Brewing Co: The Loons' Disasters

Tony and David welcome Dave back from Argentina as they enjoy Dual Citizen Brewing's many delicious beers. They talk to snoozers of a game in Philly, and the disaster that was the Rapids game. Talk a little more about the team's direction, and finish off with some cruise stories, Oktoberfest, and baby names.


015 The Loons Go 2 In A Row

We enjoy the chilly confines of Tony's garage as we talk the Loons' two wins in a row, sip on beer from Drekker in Fargo, ND, Enki in Victoria, MN and Surly in the great Twin Cities; talk Dave and Tony's trip to the Pacific Northwest, the potential for a Madison affiliate and other stuff.


014 MNUFC's 1 Point On the Road

David and John take over while Tony and Dave are on the West Coast and talk the DCU and RSL games and celebrating Oktoberfest, while David drinks Sociable Cider Werks and John drinks water, recuperating from the night before.


013 Labor Day from Tony's Garage: Loons Collapse

We try not to let the defensive lapses in the loss at SKC bring us down as we announce our new logo and talk some craft beer from Modist, Insight and Omni. We move on from the Loons and talk MLS being more like college football, the Great Minnesota Get-together, and the Renaissance Festival.


012 Part 2 The Christian Ramirez Trade Theory

In the second part of Episode 12, we talk David's theory on the Christian Ramirez trade, and who the evidence points to as blame for his departure, the Preserve, loan deals and other things.