Minnesota Thunder

Minnesota Thunder was an American football franchise from Saint Paul (USA). The franchise was founded in 1990 and played until the dissolution in 2009 in the USL First Division, the second highest league in North American football.


The club was founded in 1990 as an amateur team. In 1995, the franchise was transformed into a professional team and joined in 1997 the A- League game. The team won the league title for the first time in 1999. In the years 2000 and 2003 we again reached the final, but lost both times. 2004 and 2005 saw the team in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup sensation when you reached the quarter - and semi-finals. The association clicked off four teams in Major League Soccer. The 2006 season concluded from Minnesota in last place.

The best-known players in the Thunder was Tony Sanneh, of the first played in the German Bundesliga for Hertha BSC and FC Nuremberg.


The franchise was in 2004 their home games at James Griffin Stadium in Saint Paul from. Previously, the club played at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Some games were played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.


  • Master of the A-League: 1999
  • Vice- champion of the A- League 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003

Women's Soccer

2005, a women's football department was founded. The team that operates under the name "Minnesota Lightning " plays since 2006 in the W- League.

  • Former American football club
  • Women's Soccer
  • Sports club in Saint Paul ( Minnesota)
  • Founded in 1990
  • Dissolved in 2009