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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 Indoor - 1980-81
Before the season, New England moved to Jacksonville, and Memphis moved to Calgary.
G W L GF GA GB %
Eastern Division
Atlanta Chiefs 18 13 5 97 75 -- .722
Tampa Bay Rowdies 18 9 9 126 120 4 .500
Jacksonville Tea Men 18 8 10 96 102 5 .444
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 18 1 17 58 125 12 .056
Central Division
Chicago Sting 18 13 5 146 103 -- .722
Minnesota Kicks 18 12 6 93 73 1 .667
Detroit Express 18 7 11 90 106 6 .389
Southern Division
California Surf 18 10 8 91 96 -- .556
Tulsa Roughnecks 18 9 9 128 109 1 .500
Dallas Tornado 18 7 11 100 94 3 .389
San Diego Sockers 18 6 12 101 121 4 .333
Northern Division
Vancouver Whitecaps 18 11 7 91 96 -- .611
Edmonton Drillers 18 10 8 128 109 1 .556
Calgary Boomers 18 10 8 100 94 1 .556
Toronto Blizzard 18 5 13 101 121 6 .278
Western Division
Los Angeles Aztecs 18 11 7 118 99 -- .611
Portland Timbers 18 10 8 110 93 1 .556
San Jose Earthquakes 18 10 8 118 115 1 .556
Seattle Sounders 18 9 9 106 98 2 .500

1st Round: Atlanta defeated Minnesota 10-8, 5-4 (OT),
Chicago defeated Portland 6-2, 8-7 (OT),
Edmonton defeated Los Angeles 8-3, 10-6,
Vancouver defeated California 0-3, 8-5 (4-0 MG).
Semi-Finals: Edmonton defeated Vancouver 2 games to 0,
Chicago defeated Atlanta 8-3, 5-9, ___.
CHAMPIONSHIP: Edmonton defeated Chicago 9-6, 5-4.
After the season, Tulsa folded. During the fall, San Diego, Chicago, New York, and Minnesota joined the MISL for the indoor season. In March 1985, the league folded, along with Toronto, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Golden Bay. The Cosmos played exhibition games during 1985 before folding. San Diego, Chicago and Minnesota remained with the MISL.
Data Sources:

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