The UMC soccer team plays for a cause.

    The University of Minnesota Crookston soccer team will be participating in Play with Pride Week to show support for the LGBTQIA community.   

    The Golden Eagles will show their support by wearing rainbow colored shoe laces and by using the social media hashtag #PlayWithPride during this weekend’s matches. Minnesota Crookston plays Fri., Sept. 22 at Minot State University and Sun., Sept. 24 at home against University of Mary.   

    The laces are part of the United Soccer Coaches Play with Pride Week. The initiative was launched in August of 2017 and is taking place across the country during the week of Sept. 18-24. Play with Pride Week celebrates the contributions of LGBTQIA players, coaches, support staff, referees and fans to the game of soccer.