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1999 A-League Championship Game

October 16, 1999
National Sports Center
Blaine, Minnesota
Attendance: 9,987

Minnesota Thunder

Rochester Raging Rhinos

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Thunder players entering the stadium
Both teams warming up as darkness settles over NSC
The media set up at the south end of NSC
Rochester fans endure the Minnesota cold as the teams warm up on the field
The line at the ticket office gets longer as 10,000 fans showed up on a cold night
The stands started filling early
Dan Barnes shows he's ready
Aaron Leventhal going for the header
Scott Schweitzer with the throw-in
John Sylvester moving the ball along the far sideline
Pawel Nowak challenging Rhino Tommy Tanner
Thunder defender Kalin Bankov
Minnesota free kick
John Swallen
The referee stops the game for a substitution
Rhinos on the attack
The Thunder celebrate as time expires
John Swallen and the rest of the Thunder in their A-League championship shirts
The Thunder raise the championship trophy
Amos Magee leads the Thunder as they sing the team fight song
The fans are doused with the championship champagne bottles

Photos courtesy of Allison Andrews