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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.




036 10K Brewing: The Episode That Almost Wasn't. MNUFC Eaten by Meth Gators and Curried Seagulls

The gang is back, visiting 10K Brewing in Anoka, MN, talking the Loons' wins over New Mexico United and FC Dallas as well as the draw against Real Salt Lake to make it 8 games unbeaten. Throw in some alligators on meth, seagulls dunked in tikka masala, add a dash of NYT writing poorly about podcasts, and you have a recipe for an "intriguing" show.


035 Fair State Brewing Co-op: Another Guest and Two More Wins for MNUFC

The guys welcome Griffin - aka MNUFC Commenter - to discuss the must-need victories over San Jose and Montreal; Roster rotation priorities; What positions may be needed in the transfer window; and the top craft beers that made Minnesota.


034 Sterling's Bar: An Allianz Stunner For MNUFC and the Lights Go Out in Brooklyn Park

David and Dave welcome Tony back to the mix as they sit down in David's bar, drink some craft beer and talk the Loons growing form. A little more US Open Cup talk, Madison reminiscing, a shout out to FCC supporter Laura who got ESPN'd, cassette tapes are making a comeback, and the guys call for the Electoral College to be used in MLS All Star voting.


033 One Barrel Brewing: Loonacy Goes Full Mingo in Madison

David and Dave go to One Barrel Brewing in Madison, WI without Tony for craft beer in a new state, hang with some friends & meet up with new ones from the Flock & Forward Madison FC. Talk a run of bad luck for both the Loons and Mingos, learn about Forward Madison, talk US Open Cup format & Women's World Cup too.


032 Tom's Garage: Three League Matches and an International Friendly

The guys get together sans Dave to chat Chicago, Columbus & Houston with Hertha Berlin mixed in. Also, Dotson's rise, troubles with Darwin, Chicago raccoons, Forward Madison, Minneapolis City SC, the Twins & pay they homage to a QB great.


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.