Former Sidekicks Coach Gordon Jago Named 2013 Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame InducteeMarch 5, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) Dallas Sidekicks
Jago coached the Dallas Sidekicks for 12 seasons, and in 1987 led the team to a championship against the Tacoma Stars in the most memorable seven-g ame series in indoor soccer history. He coached the Sidekicks to a CISL championship in 1993, finishing with a 259-223 overall regular season record. Jago's legacy includes discovering Tatu in Brazil and eventually bringing him to Dallas where he became an indoor soccer legend. He was named Coach of the Year with the Sidekicks in 1986 and 1993. At various times in his Sidekicks career, Jago doubled as General Manger, General Partner and Team President of the club in addition to his coaching duties. Jago retired as Head Coach after the 1997 season and became President of the World Indoor Soccer League in 1998. Currently Jago serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas Cup international youth soccer tournament, and is also a member of the Sidekicks broadcast team.
"I am very honored to receive the award for I have nothing but good memories of my years with the Sidekicks in the indoor soccer leagues," Jago said. "It is a reward not only for me, but also to all of the assistant coaches, staff and players whose efforts made it possible for me to be selected."
Jago is the only coach nominated with players Preki, Kai Haaskivi, Zoltan Toth, Brian Quinn and Mike Stankovic, all who competed in the era from 1978 to 1992 when the original MISL and NASL Indoor dominated the indoor scene.
"All of my fellow inductees are outstanding players whose performances over many years took the indoor soccer game here in the USA to a new level of play and entertainment," Jago said. "I have so many great memories of their performances even though they were against the Sidekicks."
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