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Dean Johnson Attempts to Invest in Soccer Teams Despite $1 Million in Debts

Uncle Sam or Saint Nicholas are not exactly names that former vendors and employees of Dean Johnson would use to describe the St. Paul, MN native who owned the...
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Former Thunder Player and New Zealand International Andy Barron Retires

Former Minnesota Thunder player Andy Barron has announced his retirement from soccer/football. The 30-year-old New Zealand native received publicity from around the world when he was rostered for New...
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Nic Platter Signed by Carolina RailHawks

The Carolina RailHawks announced today the signing of former Minnesota Thunder goalkeeper Nic Platter. “It was just a fantastic opportunity to come to the RailHawks,” Platter said. “I’m coming...
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Brian Pederson Takes Camp Director Position with Austin Aztex

Former Minnesota Thunder player Brian Pederson and his wife Stephanie will soon be leaving the North Star State for the Lone Star State. Pederson is taking a new position...
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Dean Johnson and the Minnesota Thunder, are they in Financial Peril?

The Minnesota Thunder have no general manager, no coach, 3 employees and a boat load of bills. Will they survive, and will Dean Johnson ask for help? Four weeks...
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MN Thunder Owner Dean Johnson Speaks about the Future of the Team

If things go according to Dean Johnson’s plans, the Minnesota Thunder may have a new look next year. Not necessarily on the field, but in regard to the team’s...
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Thunder – National Embarrassment in Portland

In front of a national audience on Fox Soccer Channel’s Friday night USL match, the Minnesota Thunder set numerous records for USL-1 teams in 2009. Unfortunately, the records were...
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Thunder Signs Defender Marcus Watson / Thunder play UW Greenbay in St. Paul on Saturday for final preseason game

 The Minnesota Thunder announced today the signing of defender Marcus Watson to a three year contract, pending USSF approval.  Watson, who has spent time with both the U20 and...
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Minnesota Thunder Midfield Points

As I’m sure you know by now, the Minnesota Thunder announced yesterday that Steven DeRoux used a buyout clause in his contract so he could move to Montreal. While...
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