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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
 
Major Indoor Soccer League, 1978-1992
 
Minnesota Strikers - 1985-86
Before the season, San Diego, Chicago, New York, and Minnesota rejoined the league from the NASL. Memphis moved to Las Vegas and New Jersey moved to Dallas.
G W L % GB
Eastern Division
Cleveland Force 48 27 21 .563 --
Minnesota Strikers 48 26 22 .542 1
Dallas Sidekicks 48 25 23 .521 2
Baltimore Blast 48 24 24 .500 3
Chicago Sting 48 23 25 .479 4
Pittsburgh Spirit 48 23 25 .479 4
 
Western Division
San Diego Sockers 48 36 12 .750 --
Wichita Wings 48 27 21 .563 9
Tacoma Stars 48 23 25 .479 13
St. Louis Steamers 48 23 25 .479 13
Kansas City Comets 48 18 30 .375 18
Los Angeles Lasers 48 13 35 .271 23

Quarterfinals: Cleveland def. Baltimore, 7-2, 3-8, 6-8, 4-3(OT), 5-1
Minnesota defeated Dallas, 5-3, 7-2, 1-4, 7-4
San Diego defeated St. Louis, 7-6(OT), 5-3, 7-8, 10-4
Tacoma defeated Wichita, 5-6, 5-4, 5-4(OT), 3-2
Semifinals: Minnesota defeated Cleveland, 2-5, 6-2, 5-4(OT), 7-3
San Diego defeated Tacoma, 10-4, 7-2, 3-4, 8-5
CHAMPIONSHIP: San Diego def. Minnesota, 7-2, 1-6, 2-7, 3-4, 7-4, 6-3, 5-3
After the season, Pittsburgh folded.
Data Sources:

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