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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 - 2002
A-League (Division 2)
After the season Hershey folded. San Diego, under new ownership was reborn in the D3. Connecticut & Long Island also dropped to the D3. Nashville dropped to the PDL. A new ownership group purchased the A-League right to the Nashville franchise and brought back the Hampton Roads Mariners. The league was re-aligned into two Conferences each with two Divisions.
G W L D GF GA BP Pts
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Northeast Division
Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 17 3 8 38 25 1 72
Montreal Impact 28 16 3 9 39 29 5 72
Toronto Lynx 28 10 5 13 37 35 3 48
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 8 5 15 39 44 4 41
 
Southeast Division
Charleston Battery 28 19 6 3 46 16 7 89
Richmond Kickers 28 13 6 9 44 37 7 65
Atlanta Silverbacks 28 13 2 13 47 44 8 62
Charlotte Eagles 28 10 4 14 46 46 6 50
Hampton Roads Mariners 28 6 3 19 25 57 2 29
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Pacific Division
Seattle Sounders 28 23 1 4 71 27 14 107
Portland Timbers 28 13 3 12 47 39 8 63
Vancouver Whitecaps 28 11 5 12 41 39 5 54
El Paso Patriots 28 10 7 11 38 48 7 54
Calgary Storm 28 4 3 21 26 66 3 22
 
Central Division
Milwaukee Rampage 28 16 5 7 48 29 6 75
Minnesota Thunder 28 14 5 9 55 35 9 70
Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 8 0 20 35 68 6 *35
* 3 points were deducted for use of an ineligible player
Indiana Blast 28 6 4 18 29 67 1 29

First Round: Vancouver defeated Portland 1-0, 1-0
Minnesota defeated El Paso 2-1, 1-1
Richmond defeated Atlanta 2-1, 1-1
Montreal defeated Charlotte 1-0, 0-1 (6-5 PK)
Conference Semi-Finals: Vancouver defeated Seattle 2-0, 6-2
Milwaukee defeated Minnesota 0-0, 2-1
Richmond defeated Charleston 1-2, 3-1
Rochester defeated Montreal 0-0, 1-0
Conference Finals: Richmond defeated Rochester 1-1, 0-0 (9-8 PK)
Milwaukee defeated Vancouver 0-0, 2-1 (OT)
CHAMPIONSHIP: Milwaukee defeated Richmond 2-1
After the season, Milwaukee 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.