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Eric Miller Verbally Commits to Creighton University

National Letter of Intent day came and went this year with a good group of boys and girls from Minnesota signing letters to play for Division I and II...
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Lauren Miller Called up to U-15 National Team

St. Louis Park, Minnesota’s Lauren Miller has been called up to the U-15 Girls’ National Team. 14-year-old MTA player Lauren Miller US Soccer announced on Monday that 14-year-old Minnesota...
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Minnesota Thunder Academy to Keep Name for 2010 and Possibly Beyond

The Minnesota Thunder Academy sent a letter out to its members which states that the club has a new web site and that it intends to keep the Thunder...
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Thunder’s Brian Pederson Wins USL-PDL Weekly Honors

Rochester, MN – Rochester Thunder central defender Brian Pederson has been named to the United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League “Team of the Week.” Pederson scored both Thunder goals...
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Minnesota Thunder Academy is Selected to Participate in New Girls League Called Elite Clubs National League

The MTA has been selected to participate in a new girls league that will try to emulate the USSF’s boys Development Academy. The Development Academy has been a hugely...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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USSF Turns Down MN Thunder Academy and Shattuck Academy For Development Academy Teams – A Follow Up

Inside Minnesota Soccer contacted US Soccer for an explanation on the decision. IMS also interviewed Tim Carter, Director of Soccer at Shattuck-St.Mary’s as well as Manny Lagos, President of...
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MN Thunder Academy and Shattuck St. Mary’s turned down for USSF Developmental Academy

As reported here several weeks ago, John Hackworth, director of the United States Soccer Federations Developmental Academy was in town conducting interviews with the Minnesota Thunder Academy and Shattuck...
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Minnesota teams in SC del Sol President’s Day tournament in Phoenix, Arizona

Some Minnesota teams had good success at the SC del Sol President’s Day tournament in Phoenix, AZ. MTA U17 boys Elite Blue team coached by Greg Holker made it...
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Cody Cropper newest member of U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program

Over the last several weeks, Inside Minnesota Soccer has been reporting on Cody Cropper, the 15 year old Minnesota Thunder Academy goalkeeper who had planned on traveling this week...
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Lauren Miller, A name to look for in the not so distant future

The Minnesota Thunder Academy has a very nice article spotlighting top talent, 13 year old Lauren Miller. What makes Miller special? Just about everything according to Mark Cook who...
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Talking with Cody Cropper, 15 year old goalkeeper who might be playing in Europe soon

Recently, Inside Minnesota Soccer reported on teenage phenom goalkeeper, Cody Cropper. Cody was featured in an article on USL.com as well as the Thunder Academy web site. Inside Minnesota...
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Cody Cropper, will he be the next pro from Minnesota?

Cody who?  Well, that was my reaction when I first read this article from USL.com. It had slipped by me previously, but this time, while quickly skimming, I noticed...
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