Lone Star Soccer Alliance

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Lone Star Soccer Alliance was a soccer league that existed from 1987 to 1992. While the majority of the teams came from Texas, some also came from Oklahoma and Kansas.

History[edit]

First proposed by the Houston Dynamos, on April 18, 1987, the Lone Star Soccer Alliance was formed when the Dynamos were joined by Dallas Express, San Antonio International, and Austin Thunder. The league was initially associated with the Texas State Soccer Association South.[1] In 1989, it was approved as a regional league by the United States Soccer Federation. The LSSA was created as a regional outdoor soccer league and as a development league for the professional league that American soccer fans hoped was on the horizon.

LSSA champions[edit]

Season Champion Series Runner-Up
1987 Dallas Express No playoff Houston Dynamos
1988 Dallas Mean Green 5-3 Houston Dynamos
1989 Austin Thunder 3-2 F.C. Dallas
1990 Oklahoma City Spirit 3-0 F.C. Dallas
1991 F.C. Dallas 3-3 (6-5 PKs) Austin Thunder
1992 Dallas Inter 2-1 America F.C.

Complete team list[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Briefs". Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX). June 13, 1987.