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Minnesota to announce name today

In an live online boradcast today, the National Sports Center will be announcing the new team name of the Minnesota NASL team at 2 PM EST. In addition to the team name announcement, they will unveil the team’s logo.

‘The National Sports Center ran an online fan voting contest that garnered 3,110 votes over a two week period in late January. The contest wrapped up on January 26. Since then, team officials have been busy discussing the most popular names, clearing trademark issues and discussing long-term marketing and branding potential,’ according to the Inside Minnesota Soccer website.

While a brand new name might be expected, there was some talk about the Minnesota North Stars name being revived in the Twin Cities. But the NHL and the Dallas Stars still have the rights to that name. Unlike the Boston Breakers (the USFL football team that, oddly, is the name of the WPS team), don’t expect the North Stars to be around any time soon.

Here is the link to the online press conference that will be held at 2 PM.

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