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NASL II
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2011-Present
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2010
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1990-2009
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1994-2009
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Minnesota Strikers page of the Dallas Sidekicks Historical Archive
NASL I: 1976-1984
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1997-2001
Twin Cities Tornado
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History of Professional Soccer in Minnesota
 
United System of Independent Soccer Leagues (1986-Present)
 
Minnesota Thunder - 1994
Before the season, Hawaii, CCV Hydra, Reno, San Diego, Las Vegas, Hampton Roads, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minnesota, Des Moines, St. Louis, Columbus, Lexington, Rockford, Louisville, Milwaukee, Florida, Boston, Pennsylvania, North Jersey, Jersey, Cape Cod, Long Island, Shasta, Des Moines, Sioux City, Wichita, Cocoa, Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida, and Washington were added. East Los Angeles became Los Angeles Salsa U-23's. Palo Alto became Silicon Valley. Chattanooga became the Express. Austin became the Lone Stars. Oklahoma City became the Slickers. Columbia became the Heat. Tyler became Texas. Dallas Americans became Dallas Rockets, Atlanta became the Magic.
G W L GF GA PTS
Northeast Division
Long Island Rough Riders 18 13 5 35 19 117
North Jersey Dragons 18 12 6 39 23 110*
Cape Cod Crusaders 18 10 8 39 25 98
N. Jersey Imperials 18 10 8 28 25 98
Delaware Wizards 18 9 9 28 25 89
New York Fever 18 7 11 29 32 82
Boston Storm 18 5 13 24 47 65
Connecticut Wolves 18 6 12 14 32 59
Philadelphia Freedom 18 6 12 21 36 58
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
 
Atlantic Division
**Greensboro Dynamo 18 16 2 60 22 143
Charleston Battery 18 14 4 36 15 111
Charlotte Eagles 18 10 8 44 32 95
Raleigh Flyers 18 9 9 33 33 90
Hampton Roads Hurricane 18 10 8 32 27 84
Columbia Heat 18 9 9 32 39 82
Washington Mustangs 18 11 7 33 29 80*
Baltimore Bays 18 6 12 26 39 59
Richmond Kickers 18 4 14 21 43 44
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
**Greensboro, as last year's champion, gets a bye to the Championships
 
Southeast Division
Cocoa Expos 17 16 1 69 13 128
Atlanta Magic 17 11 6 44 36 104
Florida Stars (N.Miami) 17 11 6 65 36 97*
Orlando Lions 17 7 10 50 46 81
Boca Raton Sabres 18 6 12 37 48 73*
Ft. Lauderdale Kicks 17 5 12 25 53 53
South Florida Flamingos 17 3 14 19 80 37
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
 
Midwest Division
Minnesota Thunder 18 18 0 61 14 170
Milwaukee Rampage 18 16 2 81 18 161
Columbus Xoggs 18 11 7 39 37 112
St. Louis Knights 18 11 7 46 37 108
Detroit Wheels 18 9 9 35 38 98
Rockford Raptors 18 10 8 36 34 98
Des Moines Menace 18 5 13 37 46 63
Cincinnati Cheetas 18 5 13 38 40 59
Sioux City Breeze 18 1 17 15 64 23
 
Midsouth Division
Louisville Thoroughbreds 18 13 5 53 35 114
New Orleans Gamblers 18 12 6 38 23 107
Birmingham Grasshoppers 18 13 5 36 19 104
Lexington Bluegrs Bandts 18 10 8 32 25 87
Nashville Metros 18 7 11 43 43 78
Arkansas A's (Sherwood) 18 4 14 22 62 45
Chattanooga Express 18 5 13 16 45 36
Memphis Jackals 11 2 9 19 34 29
 
South Central Division
Tulsa Roughnecks 18 16 2 52 18 132
D/FW Toros 18 12 6 51 40 112
San Antonio Pumas 18 11 7 53 30 107
Texas Lightning 18 11 7 60 31 103
Austin Lone stars 17 10 7 62 51 97
Dallas Rockets 18 9 9 39 48 86
Oklahoma City Slickers 18 4 14 28 57 46
Wichita Blue Angels 17 0 17 16 119 16
 
Southwest Division
Los Angeles Cobras 18 16 2 70 32 147
El Paso Patriots 18 13 5 57 28 120*
Valley Golden Eagles 18 12 6 48 40 110
Montclair Std. Falcons 18 10 8 40 34 94
Arizona Cotton (Glendale) 18 7 11 49 33 79
Tucson Amigos 18 7 11 44 43 75
New Mexico Chilies 18 7 11 32 48 66
Las Vegas Quicksilver 18 3 15 31 84 48
San Diego Top Guns 9 4 5 16 19 37
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
 
Pacific Division
SF United All-Blacks 18 15 3 59 20 134
North Bay Breakers 18 14 4 55 29 125
CCV Hydra (Stockton) 18 13 5 62 31 122
Chico Rooks 18 12 6 43 30 108
SF Bay Diablos 18 10 8 42 48 92*
Silicon Valley Firebirds 18 9 9 42 28 85
Reno Rattlers 18 7 11 38 45 71
Hawaii Tsunami 18 3 15 24 77 40
Santa Cruz Surf 18 2 16 21 61 32
Shasta Scorchers 18 2 16 20 63 31
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
 
The USISL Standings are a reflection of the eighteen counted games for each team, with the exception of the Southeast Division which, due to inclement weather, had seventeen counted games. Each team had a 20 game schedule, with two games counting as Designated Makeup Games (DMGs). DMGs are plugged in for any game that was cancelled during the season. The points are determined as follows: 6 points for a win, with 1 point per goal awarded up to 3 goals. A shootout win is worth 4 points, a shootout loss is worth 2 points. Teams in the Northeast and Midwest have points that reflect the addition of a 1 point corner kick bonus per game.

Divisional Playoffs:  Pacific
Semi-Finals: 0 SF United 1 Chico
  3 North Bay 2 CCV
FINALS: 1 North Bay 0 Chico
  2 Chico 1 North Bay
mini-game: 1 Chico 0 North Bay
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Southwest
Semi-Finals: 7 Los Angeles 3 Montclair Std.
  2 El Paso 5 Valley
FINALS: 0 Los Angeles 6 Valley
  0 Valley 3 Los Angeles
mini-game: 0 Valley 2 Los Angeles
 
Divisional Playoffs:  South Central
Play-in: 2 Texas 3 Austin  (OT)
Semi-Finals: 1 Tulsa 4 Austin
  3 San Antonio 4 D/FW
FINALS: 2 Austin 4 D/FW
  0 Austin 2 D/FW
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Midwest
Semi-Finals: 3 Minnesota 2 St. Louis
  1 Milwaukee 0 Columbus
FINALS: 2 Milwaukee 3 Minnesota
  3 Minnesota 1 Milwaukee
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Midsouth
Semi-Finals: 1 Louisville 4 Lexington
  0 New Orleans 1 Birmingham
FINALS: 0 Lexington 2 Birningham
  2 Birmingham 1 Lexington
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Northeast
Play-in: 2 Jersey 0 Delaware
Semi-Finals: 2 Long Island 1 Jersey
  1 North Jersey 0 Cape Cod  (CK)
FINALS: 2 North Jersey 3 Long Island
  1 Long Island 0 North Jersey
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Atlantic
Semi-Finals: 4 Charleston 1 Hampton Roads
  2 Charlotte 0 Raleigh
FINALS: 2 Charlotte 3 Charleston
  3 Charleston 1 Charlotte
 
Divisional Playoffs:  Southeast
Semi-Finals: 7 Cocoa 1 Orlando
  1 Atlanta 0 Florida
FINALS: 1 Atlanta 0 Cocoa
  2 Cocoa 0 Atlanta
mini-game: 5 Cocoa 1 Atlanta

USISL SIZZLING NINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Greensboro Group:
6 Greenboro 1 Birmingham
1 Birmingham 4 D/FW
3 D/FW 8 Greensboro
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Greensboro 2 0 14 3 18
D/FW 1 1 6 9 11
Birmingham 0 2 2 10 2

Charlotte Group:
4 Charleston 2 Cocoa
0 Chico 5 Charleston
6 Cocoa 0 Chico
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Charleston 2 0 9 2 18
Cocoa 1 1 8 4 11
Chico 0 2 2 10 2

Raleigh Group:
2 Long Island 4 Minnesota
2 Minnesota 3 Los Angeles  (SO)
2 Los Angeles 8 Long Island
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Minnesota 1 2 6 4 13
#Long Island 1 1 10 6 11
Los Angeles 1 2 4 10 8
* Qualified as Group Winner
# Qualified as Wild Card (goals scored determined the tie-break)

Semi-Finals:
2 Greensboro 1 Long Island  (OT)
5 Minnesota 0 Charleston
FINAL: 2 Greensboro 1 Minnesota  (SO)

Montclair Standard, Dallas Rockets, Boca Raton, and Santa Cruz folded.
Data Sources:

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