Houston Hotshots

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Houston Hotshots
Houston hotshots logo.png
Full name Houston Hotshots
Founded 1994
Dissolved 2001
Ground Compaq Center
Reliant Arena
Head Coach Chico Borja (1994)
Trevor Dawkins (1995–97, 1999–2000)
League CISL
WISL

The Houston Hotshots were a professional indoor soccer team in Houston, Texas. They played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) from 1994 to 1997,[1] and moved to the World Indoor Soccer League in 1999 after the CISL folded. The Hotshots folded in early 2001 after failing to attract new investors.[2]

History[edit]

They were coached by Chico Borja (1994) and Trevor Dawkins (1995–97 and 1999–2000), and played at the Compaq Center and Reliant Arena. The Hotshots averaged attendance of 5,607 fans per game in six seasons of play. In June 1994, Matt and Shannon Presley became the first husband and wife to play together in a professional soccer game.[3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. attendance
1994 CISL 6th Eastern 7-21[4] Failed to Qualify 6,492
1995 CISL 4th Southern 8-20[4] Failed to Qualify 5,942 Andreas Boerwinkel defender member of Hollands National Indoor Team-
1996 CISL 2nd Eastern 18-10 Lost Championship[5] 7,118
1997 CISL 3rd Eastern 18-10 Lost Championship[6] 6,930
1999 WISL 7th WISL, 6-16 Failed to Qualify 3,599
2000 WISL 4th WISL, 10-14 Lost Quarterfinal 2,887

Former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indoor soccer league folds". The Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA: Woodward Communications, Inc.). December 24, 1997. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Revamped Knights start new season, seek redemption". The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA: The McClatchy Company). August 18, 2001. p. C7. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Names In The Game
  4. ^ a b Langdon, Jerry (September 6, 1996). "Dougherty, Pedroso give CISL Hotshots big lift". USA Today (Gannett Company). p. 11C. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Langdon, Jerry (October 18, 1996). "Houston, Monterrey reach final". USA Today (Gannett Company). p. 9C. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Langdon, Jerry (October 15, 1997). "Hotshots dramatically move into CISL final". USA Today (Gannett Company). p. 11C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.