1985–86 Minnesota Strikers season

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Minnesota Strikers
1985–86 season
Manager Alan Merrick
Stadium Met Center
MISL Eastern Division: Second place
MISL Championship:Finalist
Top goalscorer League:
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Steve Zungul
(55 goals)
All:
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Steve Zungul
(55 goals)
Home colors
Away colors

The 1985-86 Minnesota Strikers season of the Major Indoor Soccer League was the second season of the team in the indoor league, and the club's nineteenth season in professional soccer. This year, the team finished second in the Eastern Division of the regular season. They made it to the playoffs and the MISL Championship Series. They were this year's Runners-up.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

MISL regular season[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

Eastern Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
Cleveland Force 27 21 .563 -- 252 212 15-9 12-12
Minnesota Strikers 26 22 .542 1 232 242 16-8 10-14
Dallas Sidekicks 25 23 .521 2 220 231 16-8 9-15
Baltimore Blast 24 24 .500 3 211 201 17-7 7-17
Chicago Sting 23 25 .479 4 196 196 14-10 9-15
Pittsburgh Spirit 23 25 .479 4 221 237 18-6 5-19
Western Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
San Diego Sockers 36 12 .750 -- 308 195 21-3 15-9
Wichita Wings 27 21 .563 9 252 212 15-9 12-12
Tacoma Stars 23 25 .479 13 208 232 15-9 8-16
St. Louis Steamers 23 25 .479 13 223 233 16-8 7-17
Kansas City Comets 18 30 .375 18 217 268 12-12 6-18
Los Angeles Lazers 13 35 .271 23 197 270 9-15 4-20

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

MISL Playoffs[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Championship Series
                 
E1 Cleveland Force 3
E4 Baltimore Blast 2
E1 Cleveland Force 1
E2 Minnesota Strikers 3
E2 Minnesota Strikers 3
E3 Dallas Sidekicks 1
E2 Minnesota Strikers 3
W1 San Diego Sockers 4
W1 San Diego Sockers 3
W4 St. Louis Steamers 1
W1 San Diego Sockers 3
W3 Tacoma Stars 1
W2 Wichita Wings 1
W3 Tacoma Stars 3

Quarterfinals[edit]

Cleveland vs. Baltimore
Date Away Home Attendance
April 8 Baltimore 2 Cleveland 7 8,666
April 13 Baltimore 8 Cleveland 3 19,468
April 15 Cleveland 6 Baltimore 8 7,631
April 18 Cleveland 4 Baltimore 3 12,232
Kai Haaskivi scored at 3:21 of overtime
April 20 Baltimore 1 Cleveland 5 16,626
Cleveland wins series 3-2
Minnesota vs. Dallas
Date Away Home Attendance
April 12 Dallas 3 Minnesota 5 7,101
April 13 Dallas 2 Minnesota 7 5,151
April 16 Minnesota 3 Dallas 4 10,218
April 19 Minnesota 7 Dallas 4 13,908
Minnesota wins series 3-1
San Diego vs. St. Louis
Date Away Home Attendance
April 10 St. Louis 6 San Diego 7 7,506
Gary Collier scored at 11:31 of overtime
April 12 St. Louis 3 San Diego 5 10,123
April 16 San Diego 7 St. Louis 8 7,506
April 19 San Diego 10 St. Louis 4 9,464
San Diego wins series 3-1
Wichita vs. Tacoma
Date Away Home Attendance
April 9 Tacoma 5 Wichita 6 7,382
April 12 Tacoma 5 Wichita 4 9,561
April 16 Wichita 4 Tacoma 5 14,162
Fran O'Brien scored at 8:02 of overtime
April 18 Wichita 1 Tacoma 3 17,094
Tacoma wins series 3-1

Semifinals[edit]

Cleveland vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home Attendance
April 25 Minnesota 2 Cleveland 5 18,797
April 27 Minnesota 6 Cleveland 2 16,877
May 2 Cleveland 5 Minnesota 6 10,254
Thompson Usiyan scored at 2:08 of overtime
May 4 Cleveland 3 Minnesota 7 10,351
Minnesota wins series 3-1
San Diego vs. Tacoma
Date Away Home Attendance
April 23 Tacoma 4 San Diego 10 8,308
April 29 Tacoma 2 San Diego 7 9,432
May 1 San Diego 3 Tacoma 4 15,290
May 7 San Diego 8 Tacoma 5 19,476
San Diego wins series 3-1

Championship Series[edit]

San Diego vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home Attendance
May 9 Minnesota 2 San Diego 7 10,370
May 11 Minnesota 6 San Diego 1 9,172
May 16 San Diego 2 Minnesota 7 15,756
May 18 San Diego 3 Minnesota 4 15,849
May 21 Minnesota 4 San Diego 7 10,613
May 23 San Diego 6 Minnesota 3 15,944
May 26 Minnesota 3 San Diego 5 10,613
San Diego wins series 4-3

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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