Wednesday 25 March 2015 17:06, UK
Minnesota United have been announced as Major League Soccer's next expansion team - joining in 2018.
The North American Soccer League side will join the MLS in 2018 and play in a purpose-built outdoor stadium in the city's Farmers Market area.
"We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer," the organisation's commissioner Don Garber said.
"The ownership group's commitment to soccer and the community, the area’s growing millennial population and the region's rich tradition of supporting soccer at all levels in Minnesota were key indicators that this was the right market.
"The passionate soccer fans in Minnesota will soon have a world-class, downtown soccer stadium that will serve as the home for the new MLS team and become a destination for marquee international sports events."
Dr Bill McGuire will lead a group of owners which is yet to be finalised, and he said: "I want to thank Don Garber and the league’s owners for helping us bring Major League Soccer to Minnesota.
"As a group of Minnesotans who love this state and have made a commitment to bring this vision to life, this is a momentous day that we’ve all been waiting for."
Minnesota's current playing squad features United States international midfielder Miguel Ibarra.