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Minnesota United announces shirt sponsor, but won't be displaying it on the front of their jersey

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Rumor has it that Scorpions' president Howard Cornfield took the decision to display the sponsor on the back of the shirt as opposed to the front as an insult directed at his club, and will pen a letter later today expressing his outrage

Andy Marlin

Minnesota United has joined the growing list of North American Soccer League clubs to add a sponsor to their shirt for the 2014 season, but they'll be doing so with a bit of a twist. Instead of displaying their sponsor on the front of their shirts, they'll do so below the number on the back.

The club announced this morning that they'll be partnering with Atomic Data for the 2014 season, and that the logo will be debuting this weekend in San Antonio. Likely due to the spring weather in Minnesota, the club don't have a home match scheduled until April 26.

While the financial details of the deal were not disclosed, it's nice to see more NASL clubs finding sponsorship for their shirts. Any revenue which helps put a better product on the field is good for the league, which in turn, is good for the Cosmos. Hopefully all of the North American Soccer League's clubs will have shirt sponsors in the near future.