Photo Gallery: Aurora 2 vs Superior City FC (UPSL Women Conference Semifinals)

Minnesota Aurora 2 (4) defeated Superior City FC (1) on Friday night in the UPSL Women Conference Semifinal match at Humboldt High School in St. Paul. Here are our photos from the pitch.

Aurora 2 moves on to the Conference Championship match at 5pm on Sunday evening at TCO Stadium, where admission will be free to all attendees.


Gallery: Aurora 2 vs Tonka Fusion Elite 2

Here are our photos from the Aurora 2 vs Tonka Fusion Elite 2 game on June 27th at Concordia in St. Paul.


Photo Gallery: Aurora vs Bavarian United

Michael Lake

Minnesota Aurora FC defeated Bavarian United 5-0 on Thursday night at TCO Stadium. Here our our photos from the match.


Photo Gallery: Rochester FC vs Minnesota Aurora FC

Michael Lake

Aurora defeated Rochester 3-0 on Thursday night on the road at RCTC Stadium. Here are our photos from the pitch.


Photo Gallery: Aurora vs River Light

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Aurora took top spot in the Heartland Division with a 3-2 win over River Light FC at TCO  Stadium on Saturday night. Here are our photos from the pitch.


Recap & Photos: Aurora 2 Draws 3-3 with Granite City

Aurora2 hosted Granite City FC on Saturday, May 25 – Aurora’s third match in seven days. The fatigue showed but Aurora managed to play the Rocks to a high-scoring draw, 3-3. It started early with Leah Brown finishing a ball from Sophia Haase in the 8th minute to put the Rocks up 1-0. But it only took Aurora six minutes to level with Ava Westlund scoring in the 13th. Despite some big saves from Aurora keeper Bayliss Flynn, Haase was able to add one more goal before halftime, making 2-1 Granite City at the break.

“The first half, first of all, was definitely not up to the levels that we expect from the group and they understated that,” said Aurora2 head coach Mandy Pochobradsky. “You know, we did underperform but with that being said, it’s been a long week – three games in seven days is a lot to ask of a player so we were able to get some new players in which was good to see.”

Haase tallied a brace for the visitors in the 48th minute, converting from the penalty spot to go up 3-1. But Westlund added a brace of her own in the 62nd minute, with an assist from Mandy Elton – returning the favor from Wednesday’s match. “Both are incredibly creative players, players that we like to get on the ball, want to have them be in dangerous positions and let their creativity shine in the final third specifically,” Pochobradsky said.

Granite City goalkeeper Kaitlyn Krengel did a lot of work to keep Aurora2 from equalizing but Ellie Primerano beat her in the 81st minute. The sides traded shots for the last ten minutes but had to settle for a shared point.

Aurora2 improves to 2-0-1 (W-L-D) with the result and will face NOSC Blast at Spring Lake Park High School on Wednesday, May 29.


Photo Gallery: Aurora 2023 Wrap-Up Practice

Michael Lake

Minnesota Aurora FC turned the lights off on the 2023 season this week with a few light practices and a partial roster on hand. Despite the early exit from the USL-W playoffs, spirits were high at TCO, with the players and coaching staff enjoying some last few moments together for the year. Here are our photos from the practice session on Tuesday morning.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora vs Chicago City SC

Michael Lake

Minnesota Aurora FC closed out the 2023 regular season with a 7-0 win over Heartland Division #2 Chicago City SC and a flawless 12-0-0 record and +56 goal differential. Nearly 7,000 fans were in attendance, setting a new attendance record at TCO Stadium.

Aurora go on to the Central Conference playoffs next week in Flint, Michigan.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora vs Bavarian United

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Bavarian United scored an early goal and held strong for most of the first half, but Minnesota Aurora came back to win with a decisive 5-1 finish in Saturday’s Pride game at TCO Stadium. Here are our photos from the pitch.


Photo Gallery: MN Thunder vs Sioux Falls City FC

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Minnesota Thunder defeated Sioux Falls City FC 3-1 in Friday’s WPSL game at Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. Here are our photos from the pitch.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora v Chicago Dutch Lions

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With a hat trick from midfielder Hannah Adler (10), Minnesota Aurora defeated Chicago Dutch Lions 6-1 on Wednesday’s match at TCO Stadium.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora vs RKC Third Coast

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Minnesota Aurora sailed to a 10-0 win against RKC Third Coast on Wednesday night. Here are our photos from the pitch.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora v Rochester FC

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Minnesota Aurora defeated Rochester FC 5-0 at home for the season opener on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023. Here are our photographs from the game.


Photo Gallery: Minnesota Aurora FC Practice

Michael Lake

Minnesota Aurora FC held an open practice session on Monday, May 22nd ahead of their season opener on Wednesday night against Rochester FC. Check out our photos below.


Photo Gallery: MN Aurora Preseason Practice

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Minnesota Aurora preseason practice kicked off this week and the team invited media to attend practice at TCO Stadium on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023. Here are some of our photos from the day.