Geographical Considerations

Clubs must play all home games in a 30-mile radius of the Minnesota United FC Stadium: 400 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104. The “green” radius shows a 30-mile radius as described. Due to driving distance discrepancies, miles and “as the crow flies” considerations, TCSL will consider clubs in the “gray” area given proximity to other clubs, structure as outlined below and traveling impact on other members. In some cases, a modified travel arrangement may be made where a club may play more away matches than home matches.


The purpose of TCSL is for progressive clubs that are similar in structure to collaborate and compete against one another.

Club Structure Considerations

  • Number of teams submitted into the league (minimum of 4 teams)
  • Paid DOC or technical director
  • Paid administrative staff
  • Technical plan
  • Coaching staff licenses – click here for base coach education requirements
  • Field permits or written agreement for fields (including dome space, in the winter months)
  • 5-Year Growth Model

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for the following season, dependent on when the application is submitted. In certain cases, members may become “probationary” with the understanding that the applying club works towards specific criteria.