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Minnesota Lightning

Minnesota Lightning
Football club information
Full nameMinnesota Lightning
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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Whitecaps women's team sign ans awesome four-some - The Province Tweet this news
The Province--Hood, 24, of Ankeny, Iowa, played with FK Donn in the Norwegian Toppserien last season after playing for the W-League's -Minnesota Lightning- in 2009. Kruse and Bonnick, both 22, make their way to Vancouver after playing together at the - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:01:01 GMT+00:00
Penguins-Lightning Game Review - USA Today Tweet this news
USA Today--"We came back from 3-1 down twice when I played in -Minnesota-. We've got the character in this room to do it and we need to play our game for 60 minutes or for however many minutes it's going to take to win." Pittsb - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:29:49 GMT+00:00
Promising Minnesota spinoff removes founding scientist from its board - MedCity News Tweet this news
MedCity News--But at Miromatrix Medical, a -Minnesota- company spun out of the University of -Minnesota-, it happened with -lightning- speed. By all accounts, Miromatrix has the potential to revolutionize human disease management. The company was spun out - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:25:44 GMT+00:00
Wild's Nick Schultz out for rest of season with post-concussion symptoms - The Canadian Press Tweet this news
The Canadian Press--The Wild also announced Saturday defenceman Marek Zidlicky would miss -Minnesota's- game against the -Lightning- as well as Sunday's at Detroit with a lower-body injury. -Minnesota- entered Saturday's game against Tampa - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT+00:00
Tampa Bay Lightning (43-24-11) at Chicago Blackhawks (42-27-8), 7 p.m. - Kansas City Star Tweet this news
Kansas City Star--The -Lightning-, who are also three points behind Pittsburgh for the fourth seed in the East, won their fourth consecutive contest Saturday afternoon in -Minnesota-. Steve Downie scored the eventual game-winner midway through the second - Date : Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:09:07 GMT+00:00
Carolina Tops Isles to Gain on Rangers - New York Times Tweet this news
New York Times--(AP) -LIGHTNING- 3, WILD 1 Tampa Bay's Dwayne Roloson stopped 29 shots against his old team and the -Lightning- eliminated host -Minnesota- from playoff contention. (AP) MAPLE LEAFS 4, SENATORS 2 Tyler Bozak had a power-play goal 5:42 - Date : Sun, 03 Apr 2011 05:13:18 GMT+00:00
NHL game recaps: Bruins clinch division title - Toronto Sun Tweet this news
Toronto Sun--St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Steve Downie scored the eventual game-winner midway through the second period, as the playoff-bound Tampa Bay -Lightning- defeated the -Minnesota- Wild, 3-1, at Xcel Energy Center. Ryan Malone and Sean Bergenhe - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 22:16:23 GMT+00:00
Lightning at Blackhawks - Chicago Tribune Tweet this news
Chicago Tribune--But the -Lightning- are on the second game of a back-to-back after a Saturday matinee victory in -Minnesota-. Hart Trophy candidates Martin St. Louis (92 points) and Steven Stamkos (89 points) lead the -Lightning- attack.--- - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:48:05 GMT+00:00
Penguins Vs. Panthers: Pens Collect 100th Point With Win - SB Nation Pittsburgh Tweet this news
SB Nation Pittsburgh--The Tampa Bay -Lightning- also won Saturday, beating -Minnesota-, so the Penguins remained three points ahead of the -Lightning- for the third seed, increasing the likelihood that the Pens will have home-field advantage in the very p - Date : Sun, 03 Apr 2011 07:14:14 GMT+00:00
Minnesota Wild (37-33-8) at Detroit Red Wings (45-23-10), 5 p.m. - Kansas City Star Tweet this news
Kansas City Star--Detroit could also win the division if it gets a shootout win versus the Wild and the Blackhawks lose today or defeat the -Lightning- in a shootout. -Minnesota-, meanwhile, will play its remaining four games in the regular season as a sp - Date : Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:09:01 GMT+00:00

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs
2006 1 USL W-League 2nd, Midwest Conference Semifinals
2007 1 USL W-League 1st, Midwest Conference Finals
2008 1 USL W-League 3rd, Midwest Did not qualify
2009 2 USL W-League 3rd, Midwest Did not qualify

USL W-League Seasons

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

U.S. Women's soccer

OverviewClub/Association teams, Women's football
CompetitionsWomen's Professional Soccer, W-League, Women's Premier Soccer League, Pacific Coast Soccer League, Super Y-League, Women's United Soccer Association (defunct)
InternationalNational team, Under-23, Under-20 , Under-17

Sports teams based in Minnesota

BaseballMLB: Minnesota Twins, AA: St. Paul Saints, NwL: Alexandria Beetles * Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers * Duluth Huskies * Mankato MoonDogs * Rochester Honkers * St. Cloud River Bats
BasketballNBA: Minnesota Timberwolves, WNBA: Minnesota Lynx
FootballNFL: Minnesota Vikings, IWFL: Minnesota Vixen, WFA: Minnesota Machine, NEFL: South Metro Dragons, MFL: Minneapolis Lumberjacks, NPFL: Duluth-Superior Shoremen
HockeyNHL: Minnesota Wild, NAHL: Albert Lea Thunder * Alexandria Blizzard * Austin Bruins * Owatonna Express, WWHL: Minnesota Whitecaps
SoccerUSSF 2: NSC Minnesota Stars, PDL: Rochester Thunder, WL: Minnesota Lightning, NPSL: St. Paul Twin Stars * Minnesota Kings
LacrosseNLL: Minnesota Swarm
College athleticsNCAA Division I: University of Minnesota, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Hockey), St. Cloud State University (Hockey), University of Minnesota Duluth (Hockey) Bemidji State University(Hockey)

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