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Baltimore's New League

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:43 pm
by preeths
New league with Baltimore in it should be announced Tuesday. Season will begin in November.

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:58 pm
by Minor League Man
[quote=""preeths""]New league with Baltimore in it should be announced Tuesday. Season will begin in November.[/quote]
So, when is their arena supposed to have a date with Ms. Wrecking Ball, anyway?

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:11 pm
by Biff Tannen
[quote=""Minor League Man""]So, when is their arena supposed to have a date with Ms. Wrecking Ball, anyway?[/quote]

That is probably a few years off. I am sure there will be lawsuits and shenanigans that will hold that process off.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:49 am
by SignGuyDino
Wow, "Xtreme Soccer League."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtreme_Soccer_League

Out of curiosity, what will be "Xtreme" about it?

Hard core rules

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:48 am
by nksports
[quote=""SignGuyDino""]Wow, "Xtreme Soccer League."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtreme_Soccer_League

Out of curiosity, what will be "Xtreme" about it?[/quote]

No fouls, no disqualifications, pinfalls count anywhere?

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:24 pm
by patmc16
[quote=""SignGuyDino""]Out of curiosity, what will be "Xtreme" about it?[/quote]

6 words:

CAMERAS IN THE CHEERLEADERS DRESSING ROOMS!!!!!

Oh, wait, that was the other "X".

Nevermind.....

National Indoor Soccer League Will Begin Play In November

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:29 pm
by radiodavel
NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE WILL BEGIN PLAY IN NOVEMBER

Five Teams Will Be Part of the Inaugural NISL Season




September 9, 2008 – The National Indoor Soccer League, the newest incarnation of indoor soccer in North America, has been created and will begin the 2008-09 season in mid-November. The NISL was formed after the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) dissolved in May and includes four former MISL teams. The NISL will operate under a reformed business model that transitions away from the MISL’s single-entity structure and provides greater efficiencies that will allow for long-term growth and expansion of the sport.


The NISL will consist of five member clubs including the Baltimore Blast, La Raza de Monterrey, Orlando Sharks, Philadelphia KiXX (all of the former MISL) and the Rockford (Illinois) Rampage (the 2007-08 American Indoor Soccer League champions). With the Baltimore Blast and the Philadelphia KiXX, the NISL will feature two of the most successful former MISL teams. Baltimore defeated Monterrey to win the 2008 MISL Championship and the Blast and KiXX combined to win six of the last seven titles. In addition to the teams’ on-field successes, Baltimore and Philadelphia have led the MISL in attendance each of the last four seasons.


Team
Home Arena
Capacity
Website

Baltimore Blast
1st Mariner Arena
11,286
http://www.baltimoreblast.com

La Raza de Monterrey
Arena Monterrey
15,000
http://www.laraza.com.mx

Orlando Sharks
Amway Arena
15,948
http://www.orlandosharks.com

Philadelphia KiXX
Wachovia Spectrum
16,713
http://www.kixxonline.com

Rockford Rampage
Metro Centre
8,700
http://www.rockfordrampage.com


Important Information:

Each NISL team will play an 18-game schedule (nine home games/nine away games) beginning in mid-November and concluding the first weekend in April.

The complete 2008-09 schedule and playoff format will be released in late September.

The NISL will use the same rules as the MISL which featured a multiple-point scoring system, four 15-minute quarters and unlimited substitutions.

The League has formed a working relationship with the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and will become a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:49 pm
by cardshopmd
i waited 3 1/2 months for this crap a 18 game seasion & only 5 teams in the league i guess we will have 6 more teams once the extreme soccer league folds in a year

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:55 pm
by preeths
Anyone come across a league website or logo? I assume the Baltimore press conference is still ongoing or just got over.

website

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:10 pm
by JeffCapo