Loonacy Podcast

Loonacy Podcast

Two 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.... Show More

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Loonacy Podcast records from the first place they ever visited when they stop by Omni Brewing to talk LAFC, Seattle, the playoffs, MLS end of year awards and fights over crab buffets. Plus the history of soccer in the US just may have started in Wisconsin.

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The guys head to Pryes Brewing for a second time this season and talk the Portland draw and the Loons clinching the playoffs against Sporting KC. Also, burglars who cook and clean and getting stuck 30,000 ft up.

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An unusual Tuesday podcast finds the guys at Blue Wolf Brewing with True North Elite guests as they tap the Oktoberfest and toast a massive win for MNUFC against Real Salt Lake while trying to forget the loss in Houston. They then get political over the Iron Front controversy and close it off with a story of an over-sexed French engineer who passed on leaving his employer with the bill.

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The guys wrap up another short episode, this time in Sterling's bar to close out the US Open Cup Final and talk MNUFC's upset of LAFC, and they discuss expectations for the Loons for the rest of the season.

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We sit down in our hotel room and chat about MNUFC's loss to SKC and our hopes for the Loons in the run-up to the end of the season, plus brief talk about the US Open Cup Final. A short episode to be continued on Labor Day.

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This one is a doozie. MNUFC's packed schedule makes for a long episode, but Lupulin Brewing is the perfect place for it. We welcome Ben from Lupulin to join us and talk beer, the brewery and soccer. What could be better? Plus, talk of the USOC Final, la Liga gets fined and the Welsh create a bathroom to stop recreational activities.

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The guys visit BlackStack Brewing in St. Paul to enjoy more craft beer and talk about MNUFC's continued unbeaten streak, concerns with crossing against organized defenses, transfer rumors, the USOC Semi-final with another big Western Conference matchup, Denver's prairie dog problems, FAKE NEWS, and interview dreams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 m... Read more

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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.

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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.

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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 apoca... Read more

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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.

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