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Minnesota Lightning

Minnesota Lightning
Football club information
Full nameMinnesota Lightning
NicknameLightning
Founded2006
StadiumNational Sports Center (capacity : 12000)
ChairmanUS Djorn Buchholz
ManagerUS Danny Storlien
LeagueUSL W-League
20093rd, Midwest Division

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Minnesota Lightning was an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2006. The team was a member of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Midwest Division of the Central Conference. The team folded after the 2009 season.

The team played its home games at the National Sports Center in the city of Blaine, Minnesota, 18 miles north of downtown Minneapolis. The team's colors was navy blue and pale blue.

The team was a sister organization of the men's Minnesota Thunder team, which plays in the USL Premier Development League. The Minnesota Thunder was suspended from the USL PDL after they left the USL for the new North American Soccer League.


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