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NASL II
Minnesota Stars/
Minnesota Stars FC
2011-Present
USSF D2
NSC Minnesota
2010
USISL/USL:
1990-2009
Thunder
Early 1990-1994
1994-2009
MISL: 1984-1988
Strikers
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 Soccer Leagues, Inc. (formerly USISL) (1986-Present)
 
The scoring system was changed for all leagues as follows: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a shootout win, 1 point for a shootout loss, 0 points for a loss, and 1 bonus point for scoring 3 or more goals in a game.
 
Minnesota Thunder - 1999
A-League (Division 2)
Before the season, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Lehigh Valley, and Tennessee were added. Indiana was promoted from the D3-Pro League. Albuquerque moved to Sacramento. Raleigh became the Express. Worcester moved to Boston.
G W L SW SL GF GA BP Pts
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Northeast Division
Rochester Rhinos 28 22 6 2 1 47 20 7 92
Staten Island Vipers 28 19 9 2 1 53 31 9 82
Long Island Rough Riders 28 18 10 3 0 57 44 8 74
Pittsburgh Riverdogs 28 16 12 1 1 63 43 9 72
Lehigh Valley Steam 28 15 13 2 1 42 44 6 63
Boston Bulldogs 28 12 16 0 6 49 36 8 61
Toronto Lynx 28 12 16 0 5 49 36 8 51
Connecticut Wolves 28 7 21 0 1 32 68 5 34
 
Atlantic Division
Jacksonville Cyclones 28 13 15 1 1 51 61 9 59
Charleston Battery 28 15 13 3 2 43 39 6 62
Atlanta Silverbacks 28 15 13 1 1 51 61 9 59
Richmond Kickers 28 17 11 3 1 51 44 6 69
Hershey Wildcats 28 17 11 2 1 54 33 10 75
Raleigh Express 28 11 17 2 2 32 50 5 47
Hampton Roads Mariners 28 15 13 5 2 45 41 5 57
Maryland Mania 28 3 25 1 1 16 85 2 13
 
Central Division
Minnesota Thunder 28 22 6 4 4 57 17 6 88*
US Project 40 Select 28 17 11 2 0 44 46 4 66
New Orleans Storm 28 14 14 0 0 56 61 11 66
Indiana Blast 28 13 15 2 2 43 51 5 55
Milwaukee Rampage 28 13 15 2 1 44 49 5 54
Tennessee Rhythm 28 11 17 2 3 44 52 6 49
Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 7 21 2 3 45 71 7 34
 
Pacific Division
San Diego Flash 28 20 8 2 3 65 30 11 90
Orange County Zodiac 28 17 11 4 3 59 49 10 73
Seattle Sounders 28 19 9 3 1 56 36 10 81
El Paso Patriots 28 12 16 0 2 49 59 6 55
San Francisco Bay Seals 28 9 19 2 4 37 54 4 40
Vancouver 86ers 28 19 9 2 2 77 31 10 84
Team Sacramento 28 0 28 0 1 16 91 0 1

Round of 16: Rochester defeated Lehigh Valley, 2-1,
San Diego defeated El Paso, 3-1,
US Pro 40 defeated Vancouver, 3-1,
Staten Island defeated Richmond, 3-2 (OT),
Hershey defeated Charleston, 3-2,
Pittsburgh defeated Long Island, 4-3,
Minnesota defeated New Orleans, 4-0,
Seattle defeated Orange County, 6-3.
Quarterfinals: Hershey defeated Staten Island, 2-0, 2-0,
Rochester vs. Pittsburgh, 6-2, 0-1, 2-0,
Minnesota defeated US Pro 40, 1-0 (OT), 2-0,
San Diego vs. Seattle, 6-0, 1-0.
Semifinals: Rochester defeated Hershey, 1-2, 1-0, 3-1,
Minnesota defeated San Diego 4-1, 2-1.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Minnesota defeated Rochester 2-1.
Data Sources:

US Soccer History Archives maintained by Dave Litterer, the most complete online source of information on the NASL, MISL and the USISL.