Detroit Rockers

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The Detroit Rockers were an indoor soccer team in the National Professional Soccer League from 1990 to 2001. They played in Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Arena in downtown Detroit, Michigan as well as The Palace of Auburn Hills and Compuware Sports Arena in the suburbs. For a time, they were led by star player-coach Andy Chapman until he was lured away by the more deep-pocketed Detroit Neon in 1994. The big stars of the Rockers included "Drago" and goalie Bryan "Goose" Finnerty. The Rockers won the 1991-1992 NPSL Championship. The Rockers outlasted the home-town rival Neon only because the Neon folded with their league the CISL.The Rockers themselves finally folded in 2001 when the NPSL ceased operations. Until the Rockers folded, they were owned by businessmen from Walled Lake.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Owner(s) Avg. Attendance
1990/91 NPSL 3rd, American Semifinals N/A 4,031
1991/92 NPSL 3rd, American Champions N/A 3,416
1992/93 NPSL 6th, American Did not qualify Michael & Marian llitch 3,369
1993/94 NPSL 2nd, National 2nd Round Michael & Marian llitch 5,201
1994/95 NPSL 4th, National 1st Round Michael & Marian llitch 4,331
1995/96 NPSL 5th, National Did not qualify Michael & Marian llitch 4,526
1996/97 NPSL 3rd, National North Did not qualify N/A 5,101
1997/98 NPSL 4th, National North Did not qualify N/A 5,408
1998/99 NPSL 3rd, National North Did not qualify N/A 5,458
1999/00 NPSL 3rd, National North Did not qualify N/A 4,098
2000/01 NPSL 5th, National Did not qualify N/A 2,990

Ownership & Staff[edit]

  • United States David Woodrow - Co-Owner / General Manager
  • United States Gary Miller - Co-Owner / General Manager

Coaches[edit]

Honors[edit]

MVP

Leading scorer

Defender of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Coach of the Year

First Team All Star