Kansas Magic

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Kansas Magic
KansasMagic.png
Founded 2011
Dissolved 2012
Stadium EPIC Indoor Sports Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Ground Capacity 800
Owner BJ Latas
Coach Randall Porter
League Professional Arena Soccer League
Website Club home page

Kansas Magic was an professional indoor soccer team based in Overland Park, Kansas. They played in the Eastern Division of the Professional Arena Soccer League. The team colors were purple, white and black.

History[edit]

The Kansas Magic was awarded a franchise in the PASL on February 10, 2011.[1] Their first game was an exhibition at Landon Arena on April 30, defeating the Illinois Piasa 7-3.[2] They beat the Piasa 11-9 in Illinois in the PASL season opener on November 5 and 4-3 in their first home game at EPIC Indoor Sports on November 12.[3]

They finished the 2011–12 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses and qualified for the playoffs.[4] Matt Germain lead the team in scoring (17 goals, 8 assists) and goalkeeper Jason Jacob was fourth in the league with a 6.77 goals against average. The Magic defeated the Louisville Lightning in the Divisional Playoffs 9-5 in Louisville.[5] They lost to the eventual PASL Champion San Diego Sockers 9-5 in the Newman Cup Semi-Finals in San Diego.[6][7]

The team disbanded after the season.[8]

Year-by-year[edit]

Season League Won Lost GF GA Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2011–12 PASL 8 8 109 116 3rd, Eastern Semi-Finals 269

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Topeka appeals to soccer group". Topeka Capital-Journal. February 10, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Magic show: Kansas team wins soccer exhibition". Topeka Capital-Journal. April 30, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Magic Start Season 2-0 Against Illinois Piasa". Indoor Soccer News. November 24, 2011. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Magic Win, Clinch Playoff Spot". Indoor Soccer News. February 13, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Louisville Lightning fall 9-5 to Kansas Magic in PASL playoff opener". OurSportsCentral.com. March 2, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sockers Advance to Cup Finals". The Coast News. March 10, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "SD Sockers in PASL Championship". SoccerNation.com. March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "PASL Announces Slate, Alignment for Fifth Season". Professional Arena Soccer League. October 1, 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2012.