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Xtreme Soccer League Season
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Founded
2008
Nations
 United States
Number of Teams
4
Current Champions
Detroit Ignition
Website
Official site
Current Season
2008-09 season

The Xtreme Soccer League (XSL) is an indoor soccer league that began play in December 2008. Four teams from the former Major Indoor Soccer League are participating in the first XSL season. These teams are the Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, and New Jersey Ironmen.[1][2][3] Other former MISL teams have joined the National Indoor Soccer League or Professional Arena Soccer League.

The XSL officially launched on September 16, 2008 with a press conference in Milwaukee, WI. Brian Loftin is the XSL's first commissioner. Each team played a 20 game schedule beginning in December and ending in late March. There was no playoffs the first year.[4]

On December 3, 2008 the XSL announced that Brine would supply the Triumph X 600 as the official match ball.

Citing economic trouble, the XSL folded in July 2009. Although the league is officially calling it a one year hiatus, the likelihood play will resume for the 2010-2011 season is small.[5]

Contents

Teams

All teams participating in the 2008-09 season

Team Stadium City Founded Joined XSL
Chicago Storm  IL Sears Centre Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Chicago area) 2004 2008
Detroit Ignition  MI Compuware Arena Plymouth, Michigan (Detroit area) 2006 2008
Milwaukee Wave  WI U.S. Cellular Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1984 2008
New Jersey Ironmen  NJ Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey 2007 2008

XSL Champions

Season Champion Runner-up Date Won Notes
2008-09 Detroit Ignition New Jersey Ironmen 3/27/09 Season Championship

Average Attendance

Year Games Total Average
2008-09 80 137,382 3,435
Seasons Games Total Average
1 80 137,382 3,435

Xtreme Soccer Xperience

The Xtreme Soccer Xperience (XSL's parent company) will hold a 3 vs. 3 tournaments, a beach soccer tournaments, a street soccer tournaments,and a freestyle juggling competitions

Also, there is a fantasy XSL that is on the XSL's website.

References

  1. ^ Ellis, Vince. "Detroit Free Press", 29 August 2008, "http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080829/SPORTS18/80829061 Detroit Ignition set to join new soccer league." Accessed 3 October 2008.
  2. ^ Bondy, Stefan. "Bergen Record", 30 August 2008, "http://www.northjersey.com/sports/moresports/27689004.html NJ Ironmen going to Xtremes." Accessed 3 October 2008.
  3. ^ Dure, Beau. USA Today, 2 September 2008, "Women add Bay Area team, delay Dallas franchise". Accessed 1 October 2008.
  4. ^ Gardner, Charles F., 16 September 2008, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, "Wave joins Xtreme Soccer League". Accessed 1 October 2008.
  5. ^ http://www.examiner.com/x-2519-Chicago-Sports-Examiner~y2009m7d1-Chicagobased-Xtreme-Soccer-League-disbanding

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