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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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Early 1990-1994
1994-2009
MISL: 1984-1988
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Minnesota Strikers page of the Dallas Sidekicks Historical Archive
NASL I: 1976-1984
Kicks
Developmental
1997-2001
Twin Cities Tornado
Team Ownership
 
History of Professional Soccer in Minnesota
 
United System of Independent Soccer Leagues (1986-Present)
 
Minnesota Thunder - 1995
Before the season, Everett, Yakima, Oregon, Spokane, Monterey Bay, Myrtle Beach, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay, Albany, Montreal, Rhode Island, Inland Empire, Colorado, Puget Sound, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Mobile, Jackson, and Roanoke were added. Before the season, Montreal moved to New Hampshire. Silicon Valley moved to Portland. Hampton Road became the Mariners. Ft. Lauderdale became the Strikers, Los Angeles became the Salsa U-23's. South Florida became the Future. On June 1, Puerto Rico (Islanders) moved to Houston (Force), and folded after 1 game. After 2 games, Atlanta withdrew from the outdoor league.
G W L GF GA BNS PTS SW SL
NORTHEAST DIVISION
Coastal Conference
*Long Island Rough Riders 20 19 1 69 20 45 157 1 0
*Delaware Wizards 20 16 4 47 22 41 137 0 0
*Jersey Dragons 20 12 8 48 32 39 111 1 1
*Cape Cod Crusaders 20 11 9 49 33 35 105 0 2
*Rhode Island Stingrays 20 5 15 30 56 28 60 1 2
*Baltimore Bays 20 4 16 29 64 28 50 1 0
Capital Conference
*New York Fever 20 15 5 43 22 38 124 2 0
*North Jersey Imperials 20 13 7 63 35 47 123 0 1
*Pennsylvania Freedom 20 12 8 55 44 44 116 1 1
*Albany Alleycats 20 9 11 48 51 41 97 0 1
*New Hampshire Ramblers 20 10 10 42 32 35 95 1 1
*Connecticut Wolves 20 8 12 35 53 29 79 0 1
*Boston Storm 20 3 17 25 62 24 42 0 0
ATLANTIC DIVISION
*Charleston Battery 20 17 3 58 16 44 146 1 1
*Charlotte Eagles 20 14 6 59 35 45 129 1 0
*Raleigh Flyers 20 14 6 49 32 42 126 1 1
*Myrtle Beach Boyz 20 13 7 51 36 39 119 0 1
*Hampton Roads Mariners 20 13 7 51 31 41 119 1 1
*Greensboro Dynamo 20 11 9 55 33 43 111 0 0
MIDWEST DIVISION
East Conference
*Minnesota Thunder 20 19 1 72 15 49 163 0 0
*Chicago Stingers 20 11 9 49 46 39 105 0 0
*St. Louis Knights 20 11 9 43 42 34 96 2 0
*Cincinnati Cheetahs 20 5 15 36 50 33 67 0 2
*Detroit Wheels 20 2 18 25 66 24 29 0 1
West Conference
*Milwaukee Rampage 20 17 3 63 24 45 147 0 0
*Columbus Xoggz 20 17 3 62 19 46 146 1 0
*Louisville Thoroughbreds 20 11 9 50 44 41 107 1 1
*Lexington Bandits 20 9 11 42 52 39 89 2 0
*Rockford Raptors 20 8 12 36 36 28 78 0 1
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
*Tampa Bay Cyclones 20 17 3 70 25 47 147 1 0
*Mobile Revelers 20 13 7 39 21 34 116 0 2
*Chattanooga Railroaders 20 10 10 50 51 40 98 1 0
*Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 20 8 12 36 56 32 78 1 0
*Florida Stars 20 8 12 36 56 26 76 0 1
SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
*El Paso Patriots 20 15 5 67 38 51 141 0 0
*D/FW Toros 20 13 7 62 40 44 126 0 2
*New Mexico Chiles 20 13 7 54 31 42 120 0 0
*San Antonio Pumas 20 13 7 69 46 44 120 1 0
*New Orleans Gamblers 20 12 8 41 33 39 113 1 2
*Texas Lightning 20 7 13 37 65 33 75 0 0
*Tulsa Roughnecks 20 6 14 32 45 31 67 1 1
WESTERN DIVISION
North Conference
*Monterey Bay Jaguars 20 16 4 60 24 46 138 2 0
*Chico Rooks 20 14 6 58 34 45 131 0 1
*Reno Rattlers 20 13 7 44 23 37 115 1 1
*CCV Hydra 20 9 11 42 46 34 90 0 1
*San Francisco Bay Diablos 20 6 14 43 49 34 72 0 3
South Conference
*Los Angeles Salsa U-23's 20 15 5 63 34 47 137 0 0
*San Diego Top Guns 20 13 7 47 32 41 115 2 0
*Valley Golden Eagles 20 11 9 41 31 34 104 0 2
*Las Vegas Quicksilvers 20 3 17 22 55 22 40 0 0
NORTHWEST DIVISION
*Hawaii Tsumani 20 18 2 69 15 48 154 1 0
Oregon Surge 20 14 6 61 37 47 131 0 0
*Everett Bigfoot 20 12 8 38 36 32 102 1 0
*Portland Firebirds 20 9 11 36 30 31 91 0 3
*Yakima Reds 20 4 16 29 60 27 51 0 0
 
NOTE: The league is beginning to take DMGs into consideration in the standings.

* Indicates teams whose points reflect DMGs being added or removed. To avoid possible cancellations due to weather, acts of God, etc., a DMG (Designated Makeup Game) system has been put in place. All teams will have 4 pre-designated games, -1) interregional, 2) inter-league. At the conclusion of the third and fourth DMG, the least favorable results will be thrown out, or put in place of a cancelled game. The format will only apply if a game has been cancelled.

Divisional Playoffs:  Atlantic
Semi-Finals: 0 Charleston 3 Myrtle Beach
  0 Charlotte 2 Raleigh
FINALS: 1 Myrtle Beach 6 Raleigh
  1 Raleigh 3 Myrtle Beach
mini-game: 0 Raleigh 2 Myrtle Beach
Divisional Playoffs:  Northwest
First Round: 3 Oregon 2 Everett
FINALS: 2 Hawaii 0 Oregon
Divisional Playoffs:  South Central
Semi-Finals: 3 El Paso 2 San Antomio
  7 New Mexico 2 D/FW
FINALS: 3 New Mexico 0 El Paso
  1 El Paso 2 New Mexico
Divisional Playoffs:  Southeast
Semi-Finals: 4 Tampa Bay 1 Ft. Lauderdale
  0 Mobile 2 Chattanooga
FINALS: 3 Tampa Bay 1 Chattanooga
Divisional Playoffs:  Northeast
First Rounds: 0 Pennsylvania 1 Jersery
  1 North Jersey 4 Cape Cod
Semi-Finals: 5 Delaware 4 Cape Cod (SO)
  1 New York 0 Jersey
FINALS: 1 New York 0 Delaware
  0 Delaware 2 New York
Divisional Playoffs:  Midwest
First Rounds: 1 St. Louis 2 Chicago (OT)
    Columbus   Louisville (Default)
Semi-Finals: 0 Chicago 2 Minnesota
  3 Minnesota 1 Chicago
  1 Columbus 2 Milwaukee (SO)
  1 Milwaukee 0 Columbus
FINALS: 2 Milwaukee 0 Minnesota
  3 Minnesota 2 Milwaukee (OT)
mini-game: 1 Minnesota 0 Milwaukee
Divisional Playoffs:  Western
First Rounds: 1 Chico 2 Reno
Semi-Finals: 2 Monterey Bay 1 Reno
  5 Los Angeles 1 San Diego
FINALS: 2 Los Angeles 3 Monterey Bay
  2 Monterey 1 Los Angeles

USISL SIZZLING NINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Same format as '94 --Three groups of three, round robin.
Greensboro Group:
2 Long Island 1 Monterey Bay
1 New Mexico 8 Monterey Bay
4 Long Island 1 New Mexico
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Long Island 2 0 6 2 17
Monterey Bay 0 2 2 8 1
New Mexico 0 1 2 10 2
Greensboro Group:
1 New York 0 Hawaii (SO)
2 Minnesota 0 Hawaii
1 New York 2 Minnesota
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Minnesota 2 0 3 1 13
New York 1 1 1 1 7
Hawaii 0 2 0 2 2
Greensboro Group:
3 Myrtle Beach 5 Tampa Bay
2 Tampa Bay 3 Milwaukee
4 Myrtle Beach 2 Milwaukee
Standings:
  W L GF GA PTS
*Myrtle Beach 1 1 7 7 12
#Tampa Bay 1 1 7 6 11
Milwaukee 1 1 5 6 11

* Qualified as Group Winner
# Qualified as Wild Card (goals scored determined the tie-break)

Semi-Finals:
4 Minnesota 3 Myrtle Beach (OT)
5 Long Island 2 Tampa Bay
FINAL: 2 Long Island 1 Minnesota

After the season, Texas and Jersey withdrew from the outdoor league. New York merged with the New York Centaurs of the A-League. Boston, Myrtle Beach, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Florida, San Francisco Bay Diablos, Los Angeles, New Hampshire, Las Vegas, and Portland folded.
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