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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
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1997-2001
Twin Cities Tornado
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History of Professional Soccer in Minnesota
 
United Soccer Leagues, Inc. (formerly USISL) (1986-Present)
 
Minnesota Thunder - 2009
USL First Division
Before the season, Atlanta took a hiatas, Seattle moved to MLS, Cleveland moved up from USL2, and the Austin Aztex played their initial season.
G W L D GF GA Pts
Portland Timbers 30 16 10 4 45 19 58
Carolina Railhawks 30 16 7 7 43 19 55
Puerto Rico Islanders 30 15 8 7 44 31 53
Charleston Battery 30 14 11 5 33 21 53
Montreal Impact 30 12 7 11 32 31 43
Rochester Rhinos 30 11 10 9 34 32 43
Vancouver Whitecaps 30 11 9 10 42 36 42
Minnesota Thunder 30 7 10 13 39 44 31
Miami FC Blues 30 8 5 17 26 52 29
Austin Aztex 30 5 8 17 28 51 21
Cleveland City Stars 30 4 7 19 22 52 19

Quarter Finals: #7 Vancouver defeats #2 Caroline 1-0, 0-0 (1-0)
#3 Puerto Rico defeats #6 Rochester 1-2, 4-1 (5-3)
#5 Montreal defeats #4 Charleston 2-0, 2-1 (4-1)
Semi-Finals: #7 Vancouver defeats #1 Portland 3-3, 2-1 (5-4)
#5 Montreal defeats #3 Puerto Rico 2-1, 2-1 (4-2)
CHAMPIONSHIP: #5 Montreal defeats #7 Vancouver 3-1, 3-2 (6-3)
After the season, mired in debt, the franchise was revoked by the USL. Charleston moved down to USL2, and Cleveland folded. Additionally, a group of teams broke away trying to start a new league (NASL). A brokering effort by USSF resulted in a split decision, with USL/NASL season of 6 teams each slated for the 2010 season.
Data Sources:

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