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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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USL-1 Team Owners Association Fire Shot Accross the Bow to League Officials

This press release just in from the Carolina RailHawks at 4:00 pm CT today: TEAM OWNERS ASSOCIATION CHILLS RELATIONS WITH USL AFTER NIKE SELLS USL TO NON-TEAM THIRD PARTY...
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USL Announces Executive Restructuring – Papadakis CEO, Holt President

Papadakis assumes CEO role; Holt named USL President; Marcos to focus on international development TAMPA, FL (Aug 31, 2009) – United Soccer Leagues announced Monday the restructuring of its...
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Richmond Kickers Win USL-2 Championship

USL News Release – Saturday, August 29, 2009 RICHMOND, VA – After trailing for nearly an hour, the Richmond Kickers rallied in the second half with a 63rd minute...
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MN Thunder Win 3-0 over Cleveland City Stars

The only goal the Minnesota Thunder needed to defeat the Cleveland City Stars on Thursday night was struck early by Lawrence Olum in the 7th minute. Olum made a...
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Montreal Impact Release Midfielder Sandro Grande After Choking Incident

Last Monday Inside Minnesota Soccer published photos taken by photographer Jeremy Olson that clearly showed Sandro Grande of the Montreal Impact choking fellow player Mauro Biello in an incident...
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United Soccer Leagues Week in Review 6/21/09

 A special Father’s Day edition of USL Week in Review. The news came fast and furious this week concerning USL-1 teams. Put on your reading glasses and hang on...
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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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Minnesota’s Max Lipset Making Home with Seattle Kitsap Pumas

Max Lipset is a Minnesota soccer player but these days, he’s finding the Pacific Northwest his home. Lipset’s journey has taken him from the Midwest to the West Coast,...
Brian Quarstad Brian Quarstad
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Minnesota Lightning Roster Announced

The Minnesota Lightning will change their home venue from cozy Elizabeth Robbie Stadium to the spacious confines of the National Sports Center, home of the Minnesota Thunder, for the...
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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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