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Minnesota Aurora FC Plays Inaugural Home Opener Before Sold-Out Crowd

EAGAN, Minn. (WCCO) -- Minnesota Aurora FC, the state's newest sports team, kicked off their inaugural season Thursday night before a sold-out crowd at TCO Stadium.

While the hard-fought game against the Green Bay Glory ended in a 1-1 tie, the atmosphere at the pitch in Eagan was electric.

"There aren't words to express how amazing it is to see women's soccer at this level coming to Minnesota," said Amanda Vandervort, president of USL W League. "And what the Minnesota Aurora have built here is something special."

Several fans at the game said the team will be an inspiration to young Minnesotans, particularly girls.

WCCO-TV has a partnership with Minnesota Aurora FC, and all the team's home games will be streamed online at CBS News Minnesota, available to fans on the CBS News app and Pluto TV.

The next home game is slated for June 10 against Chicago City.

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