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NASL II
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2011-Present
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NSC Minnesota
2010
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1990-2009
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1997-2001
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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, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss + 1 bonus point when scoring three or more goals in a game.
 
Minnesota Thunder - 2000
A-League (Division 2)
Before the season, Orange County became the Waves. Montreal rejoined the league. San Francisco became the Bay Area Seals.
G W L D GF GA BP Pts
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Northeast Division
Long Island Rough Riders 28 16 9 4 54 36 9 76
Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 20 7 1 42 25 3 75
Toronto Lynx 28 13 11 4 35 30 3 59
Montreal Impact 28 12 13 3 34 41 3 54
Boston Bulldogs 28 9 16 3 32 41 3 39
Connecticut Wolves 28 1 19 8 22 57 1 13
 
Atlantic Division
Charleston Battery 28 18 8 2 59 36 13 87
Richmond Kickers 28 20 17 1 42 25 3 84
Hershey Wildcats 28 15 10 3 49 30 7 70
Hampton Roads Mariners 28 14 12 2 44 38 4 62
Raleigh Capital Express 28 12 12 4 48 52 6 58
Atlanta Silverbacks 28 11 14 3 51 42 8 55
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 10 14 4 41 43 5 49
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Minnesota Thunder 28 20 4 4 74 30 15 99
Milwaukee Rampage 28 18 9 1 69 47 16 89
Indiana Blast 28 9 15 4 40 57 5 45
US Project 40 28 8 19 1 35 60 3 33
Tennessee Rhythm 28 6 22 0 36 103 1 25
Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 2 23 3 25 80 2 13
 
Pacific Division
Seattle Sounders 28 18 7 3 56 38 10 85
San Diego Flash 28 16 9 3 54 32 8 75
Vancouver 86ers 28 14 11 3 62 41 11 70
El Paso Patriots 28 12 14 2 48 50 7 57
Bay Area Seals 28 12 13 3 42 53 5 56
Orange County Waves 28 12 15 1 44 52 6 55

Conference Quarterfinals: Rochester defeated Hershey 4-3,
Toronto defeated Long Island 2-1,
Richmond defeated Hampton Roads 2-1,
Charleston defeated Raleigh 1-0,
Milwaukee defeated El Paso 3-2,
Minnesota defeated Indiana 7-0,
Vancouver defeated San Diego 1-1 (5-4 PK).
Conference Semifinals: Minnesota defeated Vancouver 0-3, 4-3 (OT),
Rochester defeated Charleston 2-0, 1-0,
Toronto defeated Richmond 1-0, 1-0,
Milwaukee defeated Seattle 2-1, 2-1.
Conference Finals: Rochester defeated Toronto 1-1, 1-0,
Minnesota defeated Milwaukee 4-3, 5-0.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Rochester defeated Minnesota 3-1.
After the season, US Project 40 left the league, and the Raleigh Capital Express folded, while Orange County, Bay Area, Hampton Roads and Boston moved down to D3. The Portland Timbers are new for the 2001 season, along with the Charlotte Eagles who were promoted from D3 after winning the 2000 D3 Championship.
Data Sources:

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