Andy Wattenhofer

Photo by Daniel Mick

Andy got hooked on soccer as a kid after attending Minnesota Kicks games at Metropolitan Stadium. But it wasn't until a friend offered him half a season ticket in 2002 that he discovered the Minnesota Thunder, the former incarnation of Minnesota United. The rest they say is history. Andy has been a season ticket holder for every season of the Thunder-Stars-United since. He's been involved with nearly every aspect of the supporters group, from running the back end operations to ordering supporters scarves to rigging home made smoke bombs in the stands.

"When we were just eight, twelve, thirty people strong, we always knew that the supporters section would eventually grow to be thousands. But it's still amazing to look back on how far we have come, and to see it all in action. When the supporters are leading the stadium in chants of 'M-N-U-F-C,' wow, it's just been such a privilege to see and be a part of getting us there."

On match days, you'll find Andy in the supporters section with his partner Dawn, whom he introduced to soccer and whose favorite chant is, "you ref like you're a dentist!"

Outside of soccer, Andy likes making and fixing things, biking, and traveling to exotic places.

Andy's term ends March of 2020.