“The mission of the Dark Clouds is to support Minnesota United FC and actively build communities around soccer where all are welcome. Our support is infused with passion and lighthearted irreverence.”
Who are the Dark Clouds?
Formed in 2004, the Dark Clouds are Minnesota’s largest independent soccer supporters group. Wherever Minnesota United FC go, “the Dark Clouds Follow”. During home games, we can be found in the south stands of Allianz Field, standing and singing for 90 minutes while flaunting our flags and tifo displays.
We also perform a significant amount of community service and philanthropy through our Silver Lining organization. Silver Lining sets up volunteer events locally with area nonprofits, including the Sanneh Foundation, Second Harvest Heartland, and Free Bikes 4 Kids.
Dark Clouds History
The Dark Clouds formed in 2004 when the Minnesota Thunder moved to the James Griffin Stadium at St. Paul Central High School. A group of a strangers slowly turned into a supporters section. From there, the Dark Clouds have followed the team through thick and thin from the Thunder, to the NSC Minnesota Stars, to the Minnesota Stars FC to Minnesota United FC. We’ve been a part of the USL, USSF D-2, the NASL, and now MLS.
Paid membership is not required to participate in anything we do. However, paid memberships help us grow the game and our section. Membership dues help fund many facets of the Dark Clouds organization throughout the season including charity events, tifo and matchday experience.