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  The Official Site of U.S. Soccer - Game Story
Thunder Upset Defending Champs; Chicago, Dallas and LA Advance.
If the Thunder want to repeat that feat, they will have to get through two more MLS teams as the other three semifinalists all hail from the top division.
Minnesota will travel west to the Home Depot Center to face the Galaxy, who were 2-1 winners over San Jose in Wednesday’s night cap.
www.ussoccer.com /articles/viewArticle.jsp_229732.html   (606 words)

  
  Minnesota Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LaunchBase.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minnesota is the second largest state by land area in the Midwestern United States and is in the sub-region known as the Upper Midwest.
Minnesota is known for active yet quirky politics, with populism being a longstanding force among all of the political parties that call the state home.
Minnesota is the northernmost of the 48 contiguous states (Alaska reaches significantly farther north), reaching to 49° 23' 04" north latitude, due to a small piece of the state known as the Northwest Angle.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Minnesota   (4074 words)

  
 Minnesota Thunder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 2005 the Thunder finished 10th in the USL First Division and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
The Thunder badge has the logo of a capital 'T' and a soccer ball in front of a shield that reads "Minnesota Thunder" and "Pro Soccer".
The official mascot of the Minnesota Thunder is Thor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minnesota_Thunder   (347 words)

  
 Seattle Sounders - Minnesota Thunder, 2003 Sep 12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
After Seattle stole the ball in Minnesota's end, Viet Nguyen's cross from the right to the near post was redirected on goal by Marco Velez from a yard away, but a defender was there to block the shot and the ball went out off the post.
Minnesota's first good shot came in the 38th, when Marshall Morehead got open between two defenders for an air cross from Jason Willan, and from 6 yards out the header flashed just wide of the far post.
Minnesota found their offense in the 71st, with substitute Johnny Menyongar getting served by a long cross to the penalty spot and shooting to the lower left corner, and Cullen was quickly there for the save.
seattlepitch.tripod.com /matches/2003/sep12.html   (768 words)

  
 VANCOUVER 1 MINNESOTA 0
For the Thunder, Johnny Menyongar was a constant threat all night with his pace and willingness to take a run at the heart of the defense.
Minnesota's Steve Shak had the first opening of the match with a header in close on 6 minutes, but his effort was cleared off the line by Nick Dasovic.
Minnesota started to gain control of the midfield shortly into the second frame, and extended periods of posession resulted in some partial breakthroughs.
www.angelfire.com /mac/whitecapsfan/minnesota.html   (818 words)

  
 Home Page: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Thunder midfielder Marco Ferruzzi opened the scoring in the 31st minute on a left-foot rocket from 17 yards.
Thunder forward Johnny Torres extended the lead to 2-0 scoring a breakaway goal in the 40th minute on Morehead’s second assist of the match.
Minnesota took advantage of the man edge with a flurry of shots, but Spiteri was able to slow the Thunder attack with a career-high eight saves.
aleague.uslsoccer.com /home/57192.html   (622 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
ST PAUL, MN -- The Minnesota Thunder announced today that 16-year head coach Buzz Lagos is stepping down as head coach of the Minnesota Thunder after the 2005 season.
The Thunder has become one of the top soccer programs in the nation and under his leadership has appeared in the league championship game in six of the last eleven years, winning the championship in 1999.
Before founding the Thunder, Lagos was one of the top high school coaches in Minnesota, compiling a 256-55-35 record and winning four state high school titles at St. Paul Academy High School.
www.uslsoccer.com /home/104949.html   (605 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States.
Saint Paul is also home to the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, the St Paul Saints minor league baseball team, the Minnesota Thunder, professional soccer team, the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League and the Minnesota Wild National Hockey League team, which plays at the city's Xcel Energy Center.
In 1854 St Paul incorporated as a city and in 1858 Minnesota was admitted to the union with St. Paul becoming the 32nd state capitol.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Saint_Paul,_Minnesota   (1403 words)

  
 SI.com - Soccer - Minnesota Thunder soccer team moving to St. Paul - Tuesday November 25, 2003 10:28AM
PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Thunder is moving to St. Paul where the professional soccer team will play most of its home games next season at Central High School, the team announced Monday.
The Thunder likely will play its home opener at the Metrodome in Minneapolis and a few games at other sites, but most of its home games will be at the recently renovated Griffith stadium, he said.
Kelly, who welcomed the Thunder at a Monday news conference, said the team is an example of the kind of inexpensive, family-oriented attraction the city wants to increase.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/soccer/11/25/bc.soc.thunder.st.paul.ap   (335 words)

  
 Timbers steal some Thunder from Minnesota
Six minutes later, the Thunder had a few chances from near the top of the box that were blocked by Timbers midfielder Jesus Ochoa, who always seemed to be in the right position as he blocked at least three blasts in the first half alone.
Minnesota finally had their first good chance in the second half in the 60th minute when Magee had a good look from 18 yards out, but his attempt to go for the upper right corner went a yard high and wide right.
The Thunder were dropping more players back in attempt to hold the lead, and it appeared it was going to work until the final few minutes when an unlikely hero arrived for the Timbers.
www.soccercityusa.com /timbers/min082502.htm   (861 words)

  
 JS Online: Milwaukee can't get past Minnesota
The Thunder's 2-1 A-League victory was its 10th in a row against rival Milwaukee, and it gave Minnesota a commanding lead in a three-way competition with the Rampage and Indiana Blast for a U.S. Open Cup berth.
The Thunder won its 17th consecutive game over the past two seasons and improved its aggregate total to nine points in the race for the Open Cup, while Milwaukee and Indiana both are stuck on zero.
The Thunder took advantage when Rampage midfielder Nate Houser had to come to the touch line to receive attention from the trainer late in the first half.
www.jsonline.com /sports/socc/may00/rampage14s1051300.asp?format=print   (499 words)

  
 RichmondKickers.com
Minnesota midfielder Jeff Matteo scored on a free kick to level the score in the first half but the Thunder were not able to hold on to the tie and suffered their first loss of the season.
Minnesota midfielder Jeff Matteo tallied the equalizer and his first goal of the season in the 22nd minute after the referee ordered a free kick on a foul by Kickers defender Peter Luzak.
After the Thunder tied the match, 1-1, the two teams battled back and forth throughout the first half but were not able to create any serious scoring opportunities prior to halftime.
www.richmondkickers.com /home/99798.html   (749 words)

  
 Minnesota Pro Soccer History
Minnesota got it's start in pro soccer in 1976 when the Denver Dynamos of the NASL moved to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Kicks.
The Minnesota Kicks played in the NASL for 6 seasons, playing 174 regular season games, compiling a record of 104 Wins and 70 Losses, scoring 352 goals and giving up 273 goals, amassing 208 points and earnng a winning percentage of 0.597%.
Lauderdale Strikers moved to Minnesota, and the team was renamed the Minnesota Strikers, before moving to the MISL Indoor League at the completion of the 1984 season.
dansoccerzone.com /History/Kicks_main.shtml   (276 words)

  
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 U.S. Open Cup: Goliath vs David, Minnesota Thunder rout Mexico S.C.'s 7-0.
The defending A-League champion Thunder scored early and often for a crowd of 1,209 St. Paul.
Minnesota, which last year lost a second-round Open Cup game to the amateur Mid-Michigan Bucks of the Premier Development League (PDL), advanced to a third-round meeting with the Minnesota Burn of MLS.
Thunder forward John Menyongar dimmed the upset hopes of Mexico S.C. of Fresno, Calif. with a goal off a pass from Forward Gerard Lagos in the 8th minute.
www.soccertimes.com /proleagues/usopencup/2000/games/jun14g.htm   (400 words)

  
 MINNESOTA THUNDER 2005 PREVIEW
In 2004, Minnesota was streakier than a hobo’s underpants (two wins, then two draws, then three wins, then three losses, then four wins, then four losses), but that was still good enough for first place out in the West.
Minnesota's '04 record against active USL-1 teams would have been the worst in the league.
Both of the Thunder’s draft picks (Sasha Gotsmanov and Gonzalo Segares) are currently playing with MLS teams, as well.
www.sick-boy.com /05minnesota.htm   (194 words)

  
 Charleston Battery
The Charleston Battery defeated the Minnesota Thunder tonight by a score one goal to none at James Griffin stadium in front of 3,014.
Minnesota had the first chance of the game in the 6th minute after the Battery half-cleared a Thunder corner-kick.
Minnesota midfielder Godfrey Tenoff headed the ball at the goal from inside the box but the ball sailed over the bar.
www.charlestonbattery.com /matches_report.asp?mid=143   (468 words)

  
 Elk River Star News
Claude Duran, director of community relations and special events for the Minnesota Thunder, announced the Minnesota Thunder’s “adoption” of the Zimmerman Thunder last February.
The partnership between the Zimmerman Thunder and Minnesota Thunder will provide numerous fund raising and public relations opportunities for Zimmerman High School, said Bob Freeh, president of the Zimmerman Thunder Booster Club.
The Minnesota Thunder is everything a professional sports franchise should be.
www.erstarnews.com /2003/may/6zimthunder.html   (217 words)

  
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MINNESOTA OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (O.D.P. Mark is the MN State O.D.P. Head Coach for the U-12/U-13 Boys Squad, who regularly compete in the U.S. Region 2 Camp in Dekalb and Rockford, Illinois.
Mark is staff coach for the MN Thunder Project 25.
Mark scouts the up and coming Minnesota based Freshman to Senior player category who may have aspirations to one day play at College, PRO level.
www.mwprosoccer.com /teamclubconsult.html   (297 words)

  
 Minnesota Pro Soccer History
During this time frame, the Minnesota Kicks also played 30 games in two seasons in the NASL Indoor League from 1979 to 1981, compiling a record of 20 Wins, 10 Losses, scoring 168 goals and giving up 125 goals, with a winning percentage of 0.667%.
Minnesota continued it's pro soccer career joining the MISL in the fall of 1984 as the Minnesota Strikers.
Minnesota returned to the professional outdoor soccer scene in 1994, after a 6 year hiatus, as the Minnesota Thunder playing in the USISL.
www.dansoccerzone.com /History   (492 words)

  
 Charleston Battery
The Charleston Battery lost to the Minnesota Thunder tonight by a score of three goals to one at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 3,570.
The ball struck Minnesota goalkeeper Joe Warren but he grabbed it before it could be finished into the goal.
In the 88th minute the Thunder took the lead with a goal by substitute forward Nathan Knox.
www.charlestonbattery.com /matches_report.asp?mid=142   (442 words)

  
 SoccerAmerica.com: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minnesota coach Buzz Lagos moves on after 16 years in charge of the minor league power.
So he and Tom Engstrom founded the Minnesota Thunder, which he would coach for 16 years before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2005 season to spend more time with his family, which includes 23 grandchildren.
In 1995, a year before Major League Soccer, the Thunder lost the USISL final, 2-1, to the Long Island Rough Riders, falling on a last-second goal by future MLS star Giovanni Savarese that was set up by future U.S. international Chris Armas.
www.socceramerica.com /article.asp?Art_ID=562136373   (651 words)

  
 RichmondKickers.com
With only two games under their belt, Minnesota (0-0-2, 2 points) is looking for their first win of the season, having tied Portland home and away so far during the 2005 campaign.
Thunder: Returning this year are Minnesota’s 2004 leading scorers forwards Melvin Tarley (8g, 1a, 17p) and John Menyongar (6g, 2a, 14p).
Both recorded goals in the Thunder’s season opening 2-2 draw in Portland while Menyongar tallied his second goal of the season against Portland at home on May 7th.
www.richmondkickers.com /home/99573.html   (930 words)

  
 The Official Site of U.S. Soccer - Articles
With a semifinal win against the Minnesota Thunder (USL1), the Galaxy will play host at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on Sept. 28 to the winner of the other semifinal between the Chicago Fire (MLS) and FC Dallas (MLS).
Should the Minnesota Thunder continue their remarkable run through the tournament and upset the Galaxy, they would travel to play in either Chicago or Frisco, Texas, on Sept. 28 depending on the result of the semifinal between Chicago and FC Dallas.
The Minnesota Thunder have also staked their claim to the $10,000 prize for Division II.
www.ussoccer.com /articles/viewArticle.jsp_236050.html   (561 words)

  
 Welcome to The Minnesota Thunder Girls Basketball Program
Thanks to all the Thunder players and parents for helping to make the MYAS May 11-13 tournament we hosted so successful.
Furthermore, the Thunder have had a team in the D-I State Championship game 4 of the last 5 seasons.
Philosophy: Minnesota Thunder's primary objective is to provide girls a good quality, competitive and functional place to play spring and summer basketball.
eteamz.active.com /minnesotathunder   (582 words)

  
 Former Panthers Help Minnesota Thunder To Upset In U.S. Open Cup :: Team will advance to play Kansas City in ...
They helped the Minnesota Thunder to their second straight upset of an MLS team, defeating the Colorado Rapids 4-1 on Wednesday evening in the fourth round of the event.
The Thunder, a team in the United Soccer Leagues First Division, punched their ticket to this game by defeating Real Salt Lake by a final score of 6-4 back on July 13.
Chad (1999-2002), who will again serve as a volunteer assistant coach for UWM this fall, was in the starting line-up for the Thunder, playing the entire game as part of a defense that allowed just one goal to their MLS opponent.
uwmpanthers.collegesports.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/080405aaa.html   (334 words)

  
 USLFans.com -- For the Fans, By the Fans
Minnesota Thunder: Magee is a real pleasure, but he means business
Minnesota Thunder face uphill climb in second playoff match
Thunder Newcomers and Veterans to Battle at Hopkins Pavilion
www.a-league.com /Teams/Minnesota_Thunder.shtml   (1105 words)

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