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former MTA player Jackson Yueill in USMNT uniform

March 8, 2020 – Former MTA player Jackson Yueill was named to the 20-man US Men’s National Team U-23 roster.

Jackson and the USMNT will represent USA at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be held in Guadalajara Mexico March 20-26.
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MTA player Caden Clark signs with NY Red Bulls

February 5, 2020 – New York Red Bulls II signed midfielder Caden Clark to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval, the club announced today.

Clark, 16, started off in the United States Soccer Developmental Academy with Minnesota Thunder Academy in 2015. He made 37 appearances and recorded 9 goals in two seasons.
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MTA player Martin Sanchez goalkeeper

January 22, 2020 – Former MTA player Martin Sanchez is ranked #2 in the U20 and younger Goal Keeper category by ‘Everything Soccer’! Very impressive when you consider the professional GK’s he ranked above! Congrats Martin!
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External News Article

“If you want to play soccer in college, we put the most kids in the most places,” said Danny Storlien, director of the girls program for Minnesota Thunder Academy in Richfield. “We have the highest level of competition in youth soccer.”
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DePaul Blue Demons  June 23, 2017
Defender Eddie Perry from St. Thomas Academy and the Minnesota Thunder Academy, Netherlands midfielder Bryan Simons of Trevianum and… Read more >>

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TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Feb 2, 2017
Those players got their start with the Minnesota Thunder Academy — a prestigious club program based out of Minnesota that has made a habit … Read more >>

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Gophersports.com
Feb 2, 2017

Arianna Del Moral, a midfielder, has played with Totino Grace High School and Minnesota Thunder Academy. In her senior season, Del Moral … Read more >>
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Soccer America
Feb 8, 2017

Marcus Collins (St. Edwards Univ.). Minnesota Thunder Academy: Luke Anderson (Drake Univ.), Tom Katisyiannis (Northwestern), Jake Meier … Read more >>
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SunCurrent
Jan 27, 2017

He played his freshman season with the Jaguars varsity team before moving on to play for the Minnesota Thunder Academy club program through high …Read more >>
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MLSSoccer.com
Aug 14, 2016

Akale, 19, came on in the 61st minute of Villarreal’s 3-2 friendly loss to Leganés, their last game before the Spanish side kicks off Champions League qualification on Wednesday against Monaco … Read more >>
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Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Mar 9, 2016

She is a member of the Minnesota Thunder Academy (ENCL), one of the top elite soccer programs in the country. She started getting noticed … Read more >>
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US Soccer Coaching Development interviews MTA’s Rob Zahl