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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
 
North American Soccer League - 1976-1984
 
Minnesota Kicks - 1979
Before the season, Cosmos added New York back to their name. Oakland moved to Edmonton and Colorado moved to Atlanta.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
G W L GF GA PTS % Att.
Eastern Division
New York Cosmos 30 24 6 84 52 216 .800 46,690
Washington Diplomats 30 19 11 68 50 172 .633 11,949
Toronto Blizzard 30 14 16 52 65 133 .466 11,821
Rochester Lancers 30 15 15 43 57 132 .500 8,680
Central Division
Minnesota Kicks 30 21 9 67 48 184 .700 24,580
Dallas Tornado 30 17 13 53 51 152 .566 9,321
Tulsa Roughnecks 30 14 16 61 56 139 .466 16,425
Atlanta Chiefs 30 12 18 60 60 121 .400 7,350
Western Division
Vancouver Whitecaps 30 20 10 54 34 172 .666 22,962
Los Angeles Aztecs 30 18 12 62 47 162 .600 14,333
Seattle Sounders 30 13 17 58 52 125 .433 18,997
Portland Timbers 30 11 19 50 75 122 .366 11,172
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
Tampa Bay Rowdies 30 19 11 67 46 169 .633 27,650
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 30 17 13 75 65 165 .566 13,774
Philadelphia Fury 30 10 20 55 60 111 .333 5,626
New England Tea Men 30 12 18 41 56 110 .400 6,526
Central Division
Houston Hurricane 30 22 8 61 46 187 .733 6,211
Chicago Sting 30 16 14 70 62 159 .533 8,036
Detroit Express 30 14 16 60 56 133 .466 14,058
Memphis Rogues 30 6 24 38 74 73 .200 7,137
Western Division
California Surf 30 15 15 53 56 140 .500 10,330
San Diego Sockers 30 15 15 59 55 140 .500 11,271
Edmonton Drillers 30 8 22 43 78 88 .266 9,923
San Jose Earthquakes 30 8 22 41 74 86 .266 15,092

1st Round: Philadelphia defeated Houston 2-1,2-1,
Tampa Bay defeated Detroit 3-0,3-1,
Tulsa defeated Minnesota 2-1,2-1,
Vancouver defeated Dallas 2-1,3-2,
Chicago defeated Ft. Lauderdale 2-0,0-1,
San Diego defeated California 2-4,7-2,
Los Angeles defeated Washington 3-1,4-3,
New York defeated Toronto 3-1,2-0.
2nd Round: Tampa Bay defeated Philadelphia 3-2(SO),1-0,
San Diego defeated Chicago 2-0,1-0,
New York defeated Tulsa 3-0,3-0,1-0(m-g),
Vancouver defeated Los Angeles 2-3,1-0(SO),1-0(SO,m-g).
Semi-Finals: Tampa Bay defeated San Diego 1-2,3-2,1-0(m-g),
Vancouver defeated New York 2-0,2-3(SO),1-0(SO,m-g).
SOCCER BOWL-79, at New York: Vancouver 2 Tampa Bay 1
Data Sources:

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