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Encyclopedia > Major Soccer League

This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. For information about the current MISL see MISL. For information about the current outdoor league, see MLS. Major Soccer League File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the current Major Indoor Soccer League. ... ...


The Major Soccer League, originally called the Major Indoor Soccer League, was an indoor soccer league in the USA from 1978 to 1992. The MISL changed its name to Major Soccer League in 1990. After the league folded in 1992, the Cleveland and Wichita teams joined the National Professional Soccer League. Two other teams (Dallas and San Diego) helped found the Continental Indoor Soccer League. Indoor soccer game in Mexico Indoor soccer is a game derived from association football, (soccer) adapted for play in an indoor arena such as a turf-covered hockey arena or skating rink. ... For the NPSL of 1967 see North American Soccer League National Professional Soccer League was a professional indoor soccer league in the USA. It started out as the American Indoor Soccer Association in 1984 but changed its name to the National Professional Soccer League in 1990. ... The Contintel Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1993 to 1997. ...

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MISL/MSL All-Time stats leaders

Points

  1. 1,123--Steve Zungul (New York Arrows, Golden Bay Earthquakes, San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars)
  2. 841--Branko Segota (New York Arrows, San Diego Sockers, St.Louis Storm)
  3. 690--Tatu (Dallas Sidekicks)
  4. 686--Dale Mitchell (Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Comets, Baltimore Blast)
  5. 683--Kai Haaskivi (Houston Summit, Cleveland Force, Baltimore Blast, Cleveland Crunch)
  6. 682--Jan Goossens (Golden Bay Earthquakes, Minnesota Strikers, Kansas City Comets, Dallas Sidekicks)
  7. 664--Preki (Tacoma Stars, St. Louis Storm)
  8. 612--Chico Borja (Las Vegas Americans, Wichita Wings, Los Angeles Lazers)
  9. 544--Fred Grgurev (Philadelphia Fever, New York Arrows, New Jersey Rockets, Memphis/Las Vegas Americans, Pittsburgh Spirit, New York Express)
  10. 542--Stan Stamenkovic (Memphis Americans, Baltimore Blast)

Goals

  1. 652--Steve Zungul (New York Arrows, Goden Bay Earthquakes, San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars)
  2. 463--Branko Segota (New York Arrows, San Diego Sockers, St. Louis Storm)
  3. 406--Tatu (Dallas Sidekicks)
  4. 406--Dale Mitchell (Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Comets, Baltimore Blast)
  5. 344--Jan Goossens (Golden Bay Earthquakes, Minnesota Strikers, Kansas City Comets, Dallas Sidekicks)
  6. 332--Preki (Tacoma Stars, St. Louis Storm)
  7. 331--Fred Grgurev (Philadelphia Fever, New York Arrows, New Jersey Rockets, Memphis/Las Vegas Americans, Pittsburgh Spirit, New York Express)
  8. 307--Andy Chapman (Wichita Wings, Cleveland Force, Baltimore Blast)
  9. 297--Craig Allen (New Jersey Rockets, Cleveland Force)
  10. 297--Kai Haaskivi (Houston Summit, Cleveland Force, Baltimore Blast, Cleveland Crunch)

Assists

  1. 471--Steve Zungul (New York Arrows, Golden Bay Earthquakes, San Diego Sockers, Tacoma Stars)
  2. 386--Kai Haaskivi (Houston Summit, Cleveland Force, Baltimore Blast, Cleveland Crunch)
  3. 378--Branko Segota (New York Arrows, San Diego Sockers, St. Louis Storm)
  4. 338--Chico Borja (Las Vegas Americans, Wichita Wings, Los Angeles Lazers)
  5. 338--Jan Goossens (Golden Bay Earthquakes, Minnesota Strikers, Kansas City Comets, Dallas Sidekicks)
  6. 332--Preki (Tacoma Stars, St. Louis Storm)
  7. 311--Stan Stamenkovic (Memphis Americans, Baltimore Blast)
  8. 284--Tatu (Dallas Sidekicks)
  9. 280--Dale Mitchell (Tacoma Stars, Kansas City Comets, Baltimore Blast)
  10. 271--Jorgen Kristensen (Wichita Wings, Kansas City Comets)

Goals Against Average

(9,500 minutes minimum)

  1. 4.03--Zoltan Toth (New York Arrows, San Diego Sockers, St. Louis Storm)
  2. 4.09--Tino Lettieri (Minnesota Strikers)
  3. 4.14--Krys Sobieski (Pittsburgh Spirit, Cleveland Force, Dallas Sidekicks)
  4. 4.18--Victor Nogueira (Chicago Sting, Cleveland Force, San Diego Sockers)
  5. 4.21--David Brcic (New York Cosmos, Wichita Wings, Pittsburgh Spirit, Los Angeles Lazers, Kansas City Comets, St. Louis Storm)
  6. 4.26--Slobo Ilijevski (St. Louis Steamers, Baltimore Blast, St. Louis Storm)
  7. 4.32--P.J. Johns (Cleveland Force, Tacoma Stars, Cleveland Crunch)
  8. 4.35--Jim Gorsek (San Diego Sockers, Los Angeles Lazers, Kansas City Comets, St. Louis Storm)
  9. 4.3972--Joe Papaleo (Pittsburgh Spirit, Tacoma Stars, Dallas Sidekicks)
  10. 4.3979--Keith Van Eron (Cincinnati Kids, Wichita Wings, Philadelphia Fever, Baltimore Blast, Las Vegas Americans)

MISL/MSL Championship series

 SEASON CHAMPION SERIES RUNNER-UP 1978-79 New York Arrows 2 to 0 Philadelphia Fever 1979-80 New York Arrows 7 to 4 Houston Summit 1980-81 New York Arrows 6 to 5 St. Louis Steamers 1981-82 New York Arrows 3 to 2 St. Louis Steamers 1982-83 San Diego Sockers 3 to 2 Baltimore Blast 1983-84 Baltimore Blast 4 to 1 St. Louis Steamers 1984-85 San Diego Sockers 4 to 1 Baltimore Blast 1985-86 San Diego Sockers 4 to 3 Minnesota Strikers 1986-87 Dallas Sidekicks 4 to 3 Tacoma Stars 1987-88 San Diego Sockers 4 to 0 Cleveland Force 1988-89 San Diego Sockers 4 to 3 Baltimore Blast 1989-90 San Diego Sockers 4 to 2 Baltimore Blast 1990-91 San Diego Sockers 4 to 2 Cleveland Crunch 1991-92 San Diego Sockers 4 to 2 Dallas Sidekicks 

Note: single game in 1980 and 1981, best-of-three series in 1979, best-of-five 1982 and 1983, all other series best-of-seven.


Teams

The name Baltimore Blast has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Buffalo Stallions were a soccer team based out of Buffalo that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Chicago Horizon were a soccer team based out of Chicago that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cincinnati Kids were a soccer team based out of Cincinnati that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Cleveland Force is a name that has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Cleveland Force is a name that has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Dallas Sidekicks were one of the longest operating professional soccer teams in the United States, based in Dallas, Texas, and operating from 1984 until suspending operations following the 2004 season. ... The Denver Avalanche were a soccer team based out of Denver that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The name Kansas City Comets has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Spartan Stadium Coach Dominic Kinnear, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Richard Mulrooney, 163 Goals Ronald Cerritos, 55 Assists Richard Mulrooney, 44 Points Ronald Cerritos, 148 Shutouts Joe Cannon, 26 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April... The Hartford Hellions were a soccer team based out of Hartford that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The name Baltimore Blast has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The name Kansas City Comets has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... The Las Vegas Americans were a soccer team based out of Las Vegas that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Los Angeles Lazers were a soccer team based out of Los Angeles that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Memphis Americans were a soccer team based out of Memphis that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Minnesota Strikers were an American professional soccer franchise located in the Minneapolis/St. ... The New Jersey Rockets were a soccer team based out of New Jersey that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The New York Arrows are a soccer team based out of Uniondale, New York that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The New York Cosmos (1971-1985) was a franchise in the North American Soccer League, based in New York and New Jersey. ... The New York Express were a soccer team based out of Uniondale, New York that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Philadelphia Fever were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Phoenix Inferno, also known as the Phoenix Pride, is a soccer team based out of Phoenix that played in the Major Soccer League. ... The Pittsburgh Spirit were an indoor soccer team based out of Pittsburgh and were one of the original six teams that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ... The name Kansas City Comets has been used by two different indoor soccer teams. ... logo of the original St. ... The St. ... The Tacoma Stars were a franchise in the original Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The original Wichita Wings logo. ...

Prominent Players

  • Ralph Black
  • Chico Borja
  • Andy Chapman
  • Kevin Crow
  • Rick Davis
  • Mike Dowler
  • Daryl Doran
  • Mark Frederickson
  • Jan Goossens
  • Fred Grgurev
  • Kai Haaskivi
  • Slobo Ilijevski
  • Doc Lawson
  • Tino Lettieri
  • Scott Manning
  • Franklin McIntosh
  • Wes McLeod
  • Alan Mayer
  • Dale Mitchell
  • Victor Nogueira
  • Hugo Perez
  • Preki
  • Erik Rasmussen
  • Kim Roentved
  • Branko Segota
  • Stan Stamenkovic
  • Zoltan Toth
  • Cris Vaccaro
  • Juli Veee
  • Tatu
  • Tim Wittman
  • Steve Zungul

Richard Dean (Rick or Ricky) Davis (born November 24, 1958 in Denver, Colorado) is an American soccer midfielder, captain of the U.S. National Team for a large part of the 1980s. ... Dale Mitchell (born April 21, 1958 in Vancouver) is a former top-level professional soccer who played for several North American teams in the 1980s and 90s and is tied for having scored the most career goals for the Canadian national team, having scored 19 times in 55 appearances. ... Hugo Ernesto Perez (born November 8, 1963) is a former football striker from the United States, who was born in El Salvador. ... Predrag Radosavljevic (Serbian: Предраг Радосављевић), known simply as Preki (Преки) (born June 24, 1963 in Belgrade), is a Serbian-American soccer player, one of the best players in the history of Major League Soccer. ... Srboljub Stamenković (January 31, 1956-January 28, 1996)(Cyrillic Србољуб Стаменковић) better known in professionally as Stan Stamenkovic was a Yugoslav soccer player who is better known is the United States from his days playing indoor soccer for the Major Indoor Soccer League in Memphis and Baltimore. ... Tatu, real name Antonio Carlos Pecorari, (born February 1, 1962 in Marinique, Brazil) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player, one of the most accomplished indoor soccer players of all time. ... Slavisa Steve Zungul (born July 28, 1954 in Yugoslavia) is a Croat soccer player, who spent most of his career playing in the United States. ...

External links

  • The MISL: A Look Back


U.S. Defunct Soccer
AFA (1896-07) | ASL I (1921-33) | ASLII (1933-83) | NPSL I (1967) | USA (1967)
NASL (1968-85) | MISL I (1978-92) | NPSL II 1984-01 | USL (1984-85) | WSL (1985-94)
ASL III (1988-89) | CISL (1993-97) | WISL (1998-01) |

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