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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
 
United Soccer Leagues, Inc. (formerly USISL) (1986-Present)
 
Minnesota Thunder - 2001
A-League (Division 2)
Charlotte was promoted from the D3Pro League. Tennessee became Nashville. Portland was added. Vancouver became the Whitecaps.
G W L D GF GA BP Pts
NORTHERN CONFERENCE
Hershey Wildcats 26 16 3 7 45 20 8 75
Rochester Raging Rhinos 26 16 4 6 43 27 6 74
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 26 10 4 12 39 39 6 50
Montreal Impact 26 10 2 14 29 37 3 45
Connecticut Wolves 26 9 6 11 30 37 1 43
Long Island Rough Riders 26 8 4 16 31 50 5 33
Toronto Lynx 26 7 3 16 20 41 1 32
 
CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Richmond Kickers 26 16 3 7 47 34 9 76
Charleston Battery 26 16 1 9 51 34 8 73
Charlotte Eagles 26 14 2 10 50 41 8 66
Nashville Metros 26 14 2 10 47 48 5 63
Atlanta Silverbacks 26 13 1 12 48 39 6 59
Indiana Blast 26 8 0 18 38 55 3 35
Cincinnati Riverhawks 26 6 0 20 39 80 3 27
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Vancouver Whitecaps 26 16 2 8 44 33 8 74
San Diego Flash F. C. 26 14 1 11 55 42 11 68
Milwaukee Rampage 26 14 2 10 45 40 5 63
Portland Timbers 26 13 3 10 41 38 7 62
Seattle Sounders 26 13 1 12 40 39 4 57
Minnesota Thunder 26 9 2 15 29 34 3 41
El Paso Patriots 26 8 4 14 39 42 4 40

First Round: Pittsburgh defeated Charleston 2-1, 3-1
San Diego defeated Atlanta 2-0, 2-2
Portland defeated Charlotte 2-0, 3-2
Milwaukee defeated Nashville 3-2, 0-1 (4-3 PK)
Quarterfinals: Milwaukee defeated Richmond 2-2, 1-1 (OT)
Hershey defeated Portland 2-0, 1-0
Vancouver defeated San Diego 0-2, 4-1
Rochester defeated Pittsburgh 1-2, 3-0
Semifinals: Rochester defeated Milwaukee 3-2, 1-0
Hershey defeated Vancouver 4-0, 0-1
CHAMPIONSHIP: Rochester defeated Hershey 2-0
After the season, San Diego and Hershey folded. Nashville withdrew for 1 year.
Data Sources:

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