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Seven of the Top Young NASL Players MLS Should be Looking At

With the end of the NASL regular season, IMS takes a look at some of the top young, up-and-coming players who are 24 years of age or younger and...
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Minnesota Stars FC Has New Ownership

The North American Soccer League announced this afternoon that the league has reached an agreement with a local Minnesota-based ownership group to take over the Stars for the 2013...
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New Minnesota Stars FC Ownership Group Believed to be Led by Bill McGuire

Former UnitedHealth Care CEO, Bill McGuire. The Minnesota Stars FC, who play in the North American Soccer League, have a new owner after a 2 year search. That announcement...
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Minnesota Stars on Cusp of 2nd NASL Championship with Win over Rowdies

The Stars’ Amani Walker celebrates his game-winning goal with fans as smoke from supporters section flares clouds the background. It was the forward’s 2nd goal of post season and...
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MTA’s Girls DOC Mark Cook Named Head Coach of NDSU Women’s Soccer

The North Dakota State University Women’s Soccer team has a new head coach. Mark Cook, who has been director of coaching for both Bangu and the Minnesota Thunder Academy...
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After Outstanding Season DeLaSalle’s Mukwelle Akale Has A Decision To Make

DeLaSalle’s 2-1 loss to Washburn in Thursday night’s Class 1A Section 3A Quarterfinal was a disappointing cap to an impressive season. DeLaSalle finished the regular season with a record...
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Isaac Kannah Chosen for U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team

Minnesota Thunder Academy’s (MTA) Isaac Kannah has been selected for the first time to represent the US for the U-18 Men’s National Team. Kannah, who is a senior at...
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U.S. U-14 Boys National Team’s Mexico Trip a Big Success

Two Minnesota U-14 players have just returned from a very successful trip south of the border. Minnesota boys make Top Drawer Soccer’s list of Top Players to Watch. Luke...
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Minnesota Youth Club Soccer News

MYSA Summer State Tournament The MYSA Summer State Tournament is set to conclude on Wednesday as all age brackets except the U-19 Boys will play their final on Wednesday...
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Minnesota’s Two Participating Teams in US Youth Soccer’s National Championship Have Mixed Results

The Minnesota Thunder Academy U-16 girls found themselves in the tournament after losing in the region II finals but qualifying anyway.  The NSA Premier Fury (IL) defeated the MTA...
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Minnesota Thunder Academy Accepted into USSF Development Academy Program

The Minnesota Thunder Academy (MTA) will announce Friday morning that they are only 1 of 2 1 of 4 teams accepted into the prestigious USSF Development Academy for 2010.  The...
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Minnesota Thunder Academy Announces Partnership with West Ham United

West Ham United International Academy announced the Minnesota Thunder Academy as its twelfth partner club today. The Minnesota Thunder Academy was formed in 2008 as an amalgamation of two...
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