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NASL II
Minnesota Stars/
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2011-Present
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NSC Minnesota
2010
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1990-2009
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Early 1990-1994
1994-2009
MISL: 1984-1988
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NASL I: 1976-1984
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1997-2001
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US Soccer (2010)
 
NSC Minnesota - 2010
USSF Second Division
Before the season, a group of teams broke away trying to start a new league (NASL). A brokering effort by USSF resulted in a split decision, with USSF Administering a USL/NASL season of 6 teams each. The 2010 season consisted of two Conferences, the USL Conference and the NASL Conference.
 
NASL CONFERENCE:
G W L D GF GA Pts
Carolina Railhawks 30 13 9 8 44 32 47
Vancouver Whitecaps 30 10 5 15 32 22 45
Montreal Impact 30 12 11 7 36 30 43
Miami FC 30 7 11 12 37 49 33
A.C. St. Louis 30 7 15 8 32 48 29
Crystal Palace Baltimore 30 6 18 6 24 55 24
 
USL CONFERENCE:
G W L D GF GA Pts
Rochester Rhinos 30 16 8 6 38 24 54
Austin Aztex 30 15 7 8 53 40 53
Portland Timbers 30 13 7 10 34 23 49
NSC Minnesota Stars 30 11 12 7 32 36 40
Puerto Rico Islanders 30 9 11 10 37 35 37
FC Tampa Bay 30 7 12 11 41 46 32

Quarter Finals: Puerto Rico defeated Rochester 2-0, 1-2 (3-2)
Vancouver defeated Portland 2-0, 0-1 (2-1)
Montreal defeated Austin 2-0, 3-2 (5-2)
Carolina defeated NSC Minnesota 0-0, 4-0 (4-0)
Semi-Finals: Puerto Rico defeated Vancouver 0-0, 2-0 (2-0)
Carolina defeated Montreal 0-1, 2-0 (2-1)
CHAMPIONSHIP: Puerto Rico defeated Carolina 2-0, 1-1 (3-1)
After the season, Vancouver and Portland joined Major League Soccer. Austin moved to Orlando, and (along with Rochester) moved to the new USL-Pro League (a merger of USL-1 and USL-2). Baltimore and St. Louis went on hiatus, and Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay, Miami and Montreal went to the NASL II.
Data Sources:

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