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Encyclopedia > Dallas Sidekicks
Dallas Sidekicks
Dallas Sidekicks
Team history 1983 (Founded) 1984 - 2004
Arena Reunion Arena 1984 - 2004
Based in Dallas, Texas
Colors green & white (original)/purple & black (later)
Leagues MISL I, CISL, WISL, MISL II

The Dallas Sidekicks were one of the longest operating professional soccer teams, either indoor or outdoor, in the United States, based in Dallas, Texas, and operating from 1984 until suspending operations following the 2004 season. The team was founded as a member of the original Major Indoor Soccer League. Over the years, the team played in three other leagues (CISL, WISL, and the current MISL). The team's most famous player was Tatu, who was known for throwing his shirt into the stands after every goal. The team hosted the 1989 MISL All-Star Game. Dallas Sidekicks File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reunion Arena is an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Continental Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that played from 1993 to 1997. ... The World Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1998 to 2001 and consisted of nine teams. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Continental Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that played from 1993 to 1997. ... The World Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1998 to 2001 and consisted of nine teams. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... Tatu, real name Antonio Carlos Pecorari, (born February 1, 1962 in Martinique, Brazil) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player, one of the most accomplished indoor soccer players of all time. ...


Although the team has not played since 2004, there have been published rumors ever since about the team's return. So far, these rumors have not panned out.

Contents

Honors

Championships

  • 1986-87 MISL
  • 1993 CISL
  • 1998 PSA
  • 2001 WISL

Division Titles

  • 1989-90 MISL Western Division
  • 1993 CISL Regular Season
  • 1994 CISL Eastern Division
  • 1998 PSA Regular Season
  • 2003-04 MISL II Western Division

Rivalry

During the MISL I days, the Sidekicks main rivales were the San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars, and Minnesota Strikers. During the late 1990's, a rivalry developed between the Sidekicks and Monterrey La Raza.


Head coaches

The following table shows each coach's record while with the Sidekicks. (Since some coached other Indoor Soccer teams, their overall record may differ.)

Year Coach Record (including playoffs) Notable Wins
1984-1989 & 1991-1997 Gordon Jago 263-230 2 Championship victories (1986-87 in the MISL and 1993 in the CISL)
1989-1991 Billy Phillips 58-57 1 Western Division Title (1989-90 in the MISL )
1998-2004 Tatu 70-56 2 Championship victories (1998 and 2001 in the WISL)

Gordon Jago (born October 22, 1932 in London, England), is a former soccer coach for the United States national soccer team in 1969 and has coached English clubs Milwall and the Queens Park Rangers (from 1970-1975). ... Tatu, real name Antonio Carlos Pecorari, (born February 1, 1962 in Martinique, Brazil) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player, one of the most accomplished indoor soccer players of all time. ...

Retired uniform numbers

  • #5 Mike Powers 1987-2001
  • #8 Wes McLeod 1986-1992
  • #10 Kevin Smith 1984-92, 1995-98
  • #22 Doc Lawson 1985-91
  • #31 Krys Sobieski 1985-91
  • (Gordon Jago) Head Coach/General Manager 1984-98

Wes McLeod (born October 24, 1957 in Vancouver, Canada) is a former Canadian national soccer team player. ... Doc Lawson (born Aldophus Lawson February 11, 1958) is a former American indoor soccer player of Liberian birth. ...

Not to be forgotten

  • Flag of Brazil Tatu
  • Flag of England Manny Andruszewski (1984-85) 23 apps 0 goals
  • Flag of the United States Alan Balthrop (team historian)
  • Flag of the United States Don Carter (original team owner & founder)
  • Flag of Northern Ireland Billy Caskey (1985-86) 42 games 26 goals [1]
  • Flag of Scotland Charlie Cooke (footballer) (1985) Player/Assistant Manager
  • Flag of the United States Eric Dade
  • Flag of Ireland David Doyle
  • Flag of the United States Frank Filo
  • Flag of England Howard Gayle (1986-87)
  • Flag of the United States Humble Billy Hayes (public address announcer)
  • Flag of the United States Norm Hitzges (television/radio play-by-play announcer)
  • Flag of Hungary DJ Horvath
  • Flag of England Godfrey Ingram (1988-89) 39 apps 32 goals
  • Flag of Canada Mark Karpun
  • Flag of England Steve Kinsey (1989-90)
  • Flag of Canada Martin Nash
  • Flag of England Mark Nickeas (1984-85)
  • Flag of the United StatesKyle Owen (1997-2001) [2]
  • Flag of the United States Joe Papaleo
  • Flag of the United States Stephen Parker (athletic trainer)
  • Flag of the United States Billy Phillips
  • Flag of the United States Mike Powers
  • Flag of the United States Ed Radwanski
  • Flag of the United States Shaun Ray
  • Flag of Brazil Sagu
  • Flag of Zaire Patrick Shamu
  • Flag of England Kevin Smith (1984-93: 1995-98) 454 apps 155 goals
  • Flag of England Nick Stavrou
  • Flag of England David Stride (1985-88) 117 apps 13 goals
  • Flag of the United States Rusty Troy
  • Flag of England Terry Woodberry

Arenas

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season GF GA Pct Finish Playoffs Owner(s) Attendance Average
1984-85 MISL 12-36 194 286 .250 7th West Out of Playoffs Donald Carter 4,969
1985-86 MISL 25-23 220 231 .521 3rd East Lost Quarterfinal Donald Carter 6,654
1986-87 MISL 28-24 209 197 .538 3rd East Won Championship Stan Finney, Jan Rogers, Joe Shea 8,637
1987-88 MISL 28-28 200 204 .500 3rd East Lost Division Semifinal Stan Finney, Jan Rogers, Joe Shea 9,878
1988-89 MISL 24-24 185 206 .500 3rd MISL Lost Semifinal Stan Finney, Jan Rogers, Joe Shea 8,567
1989-90 MISL 31-21 217 190 .596 1st West Lost Division Final David Pascal 9,004
1990-91 MSL 20-32 257 294 .385 4th West Out of Playoffs Phill Cobb 6,920
1991-92 MSL 22-18 231 229 .550 2nd MISL Lost Final Donald Carter 7,003
1993 CISL 23-5 230 150 .821 1st CISL Won Championship Donald Carter 5,800
1994 CISL 24-4 255 160 .857 1st East Lost Final Donald Carter 7,310
1995 CISL 18-10 N/A N/A .643 2nd East Lost Semifinal Donald Carter 9,380
1996 CISL 16-12 186 167 .571 3rd East Lost Semifinal Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 9,202
1997 CISL 13-15 165 160 .464 4th East Lost Quarterfinal Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 9,212
1998 PSA 8-2 N/A N/A .800 1st WISL Won Championship Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 9,167
1999 WISL 17-5 127 88 .773 2nd WISL Lost Final Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 8,860
2000 WISL 17-7 153 107 .708 2nd WISL Lost Final Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 7,482
2001 WISL 14-10 109 108 .583 2nd WISL Won Championship Sonny Willams, Donald Carter 8,640
2002-03 MISL II 9-27 342 427 .250 4th West Out of Playoffs Sonny Willams 7,851
2003-04 MISL II 21-15 213 167 .583 1st West Lost Semifinal Sonny Willams 5,756

External links

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