Minnesota United could join MLS with the most interesting coach around
Sometimes an article makes you want to dig deeper and deeper into the background of a coach, and Minnesota United head coach Carl Craig fits that bill perfectly.
A former punk rocker, activist, even a hypnotist of sorts, Craig also happens to be the head coach of the Loons.
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Craig was profiled in a must-read piece for The Guardian ahead of United’s move to Major League Soccer next year that may have you, too, looking for more info on the English coach.
Here’s a sample:
Craig has coached in the NPSL, PDL and now NASL.
He once bought champagne before a championship game for his U-16 team at Shattuck St. Mary’s -- they weren’t offered actual drinks -- for the “symbolism” of it. The same article details his brush with death. Another details how he thought his team was playing too nice, “too Minnesotan” during a losing spell.