1986–87 Minnesota Strikers season

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Minnesota Strikers
1986–87 season
Manager Alan Merrick
Stadium Met Center
MISL Eastern Division: Fourth place
Division Semifinalist
Top goalscorer League:
Tatu
(22 goals)
All:
Tatu
(22 goals)
Home colors
Away colors

The 1986-87 Minnesota Strikers season of the Major Indoor Soccer League was the third season of the team in the indoor league, and the club's twentieth season in professional soccer. This year, the team finished fourth in the Eastern Division of the regular season. They made it to the playoffs and were a Division Semifinalist.

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 34 18 .654 -- 252 218 20-6 14-12
Baltimore Blast 33 19 .635 1 239 201 20-6 13-13
Dallas Sidekicks 28 24 .538 6 209 197 15-11 13-13
Minnesota Strikers 26 26 .500 8 205 198 14-12 12-14
Chicago Sting 23 29 .442 11 263 265 15-11 8-18
New York Express 3 23 .115 18 97 159 2-11 1-12
Western Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
Tacoma Stars 35 17 .673 -- 249 211 17-9 18-8
Kansas City Comets 28 24 .538 7 271 253 18-8 10-16
San Diego Sockers 27 25 .519 8 214 200 16-10 11-15
Wichita Wings 27 25 .519 8 268 265 18-8 9-17
St. Louis Steamers 19 33 .365 16 195 224 13-13 6-20
Los Angeles Lazers 16 36 .308 19 183 254 12-14 4-22

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

MISL Playoffs[edit]

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

Division Semifinals[edit]

Cleveland vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home Attendance
May 9 Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4 11,461
Hector Marinaro scored at 2:07 of overtime
May 10 Minnesota 6 Cleveland 7 7,165
May 13 Cleveland 6 Minnesota 5 5,766
Michael King scored at 12:55 of overtime
May 16 Cleveland 4 Minnesota 5 6,888
May 19 Minnesota 3 Cleveland 7 11,808
Cleveland wins series 3-2
Baltimore vs. Dallas
Date Away Home Attendance
May 7 Dallas 2 Baltimore 3 6,224
May 9 Dallas 7 Baltimore 6 7,306
May 15 Baltimore 3 Dallas 2 9,182
Andy Chapman scored at 1:54 of overtime
May 17 Baltimore 3 Dallas 4 5,149
Tatu scored at 4:53 of overtime
May 19 Dallas 7 Baltimore 4 7,918
Dallas wins series 3-2
Tacoma vs. Wichita
Date Away Home Attendance
May 6 Wichita 7 Tacoma 9 9,385
May 8 Wichita 1 Tacoma 9 11,842
May 10 Tacoma 3 Wichita 10 6,846
May 13 Tacoma 2 Wichita 6 9,023
May 14 Wichita 2 Tacoma 4 7,254
Tacoma wins series 3-2
Kansas City vs. San Diego
Date Away Home Attendance
May 7 San Diego 5 Kansas City 4 8,141
Waad Hirmez scored at 5:58 of overtime
May 10 San Diego 1 Kansas City 5 8,127
May 12 Kansas City 9 San Diego 7 7,685
May 17 Kansas City 2 San Diego 5 7,946
May 20 San Diego 9 Kansas City 5 11,136
San Diego wins series 3-2

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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