1987–88 Minnesota Strikers season

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Minnesota Strikers
1987–88 season
Manager Alan Merrick
Stadium Met Center
MISL Eastern Division: First place
Semifinalist
Top goalscorer Erik Rasmussen[disambiguation needed]
Home colors
Away colors

The 1987-88 Minnesota Strikers season of the Major Indoor Soccer League was the fourth season of the team in the indoor league, and the club's twenty-first season in professional soccer. This year, the team finished first in the Eastern Division of the regular season. They made it to the playoffs and were a semifinalist. This was the last year of the team as the club folded it and moved back to Fort Lauderdale. There, the club fielded a new outdoor team named the Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the 1988 season of the new American Soccer League.

Background[edit]

Review[edit]

Competitions[edit]

MISL regular season[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

Eastern Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
Minnesota Strikers 31 25 .554 - 274 252
Cleveland Force 30 26 .536 1 242 219
Dallas Sidekicks 28 28 .500 3 200 204
Baltimore Blast 25 31 .446 6 235 249
Chicago Sting 24 32 .429 7 227 247
Western Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
San Diego Sockers 42 14 .750 - 277 189
Los Angeles Lazers 31 25 .554 11 291 266
Kansas City Comets 29 27 .518 13 294 290
Tacoma Stars 27 29 .482 15 259 285
Wichita Wings 23 33 .411 19 232 261
St. Louis Steamers 18 38 .321 24 214 280

Results summaries[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Match reports[edit]

MISL Playoffs[edit]

  • QUARTER-FINALS:
    • Minnesota defeated Baltimore, 5-3, 4-2, 1-5, 9-4
    • Cleveland defeated Dallas, 3-2, 3-6, 5-4 (2OT), 5-2
    • Kansas City defeated Los Angeles, 9-6, 4-2, 7-5
    • San Diego defeated Tacoma, 6-2, 3-4 (OT), 7-2, 7-6
  • SEMI-FINALS:
    • Cleveland defeated Minnesota, 7-3, 0-7, 5-4, 5-2, 7-2
    • San Diego defeated Kansas City, 4-5, 5-4, 6-7(OT), 3-7, 7-1, 6-1, 8-5

Bracket[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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