Los Angeles Lazers

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Los Angeles Lazers
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Full name Los Angeles Lazers
Founded 1982
Dissolved 1989
Ground The Forum,
Inglewood, California
Ground Capacity 15,893
Owner Jerry Buss
League Major Indoor Soccer League

The Los Angeles Lazers were an indoor soccer team based out of Los Angeles that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League from 1982 to 1989.

History[edit]

Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) awarded a Los Angeles franchise to Jerry Buss on June 24, 1982. Buss had purchased the Philadelphia Fever and wanted to move it to southern California. MISL approved and the team was renamed the Lazers. As Buss also owned the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, he chose the name Lazers for his soccer team both as a pun on the scientific acronym laser and to note their connection to the Lakers.

The Lazers folded in June 1989.

Arena[edit]

The Lazers played their home games in The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Record Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1982-1983 8-40 7th Western Division Did not qualify 3,963
1983-1984 24-24 3rd Western Division First Round 4,405
1984-1985 24-24 3rd Western Division Quarterfinals 5,062
1985-1986 13-35 6th Western Division Did not qualify 4,770
1986-1987 16-36 6th Western Division Did not qualify 4,647
1987-1988 31-25 2nd Western Division 1st Round 5,879
1988-1989 21-27 6th Did not qualify 4,866

Honors[edit]

Coach of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Television coverage[edit]

The Lazers were one of the first teams whose games were shown on Prime Ticket, the regional sports network for southern California and other adjacent locations established in 1985. The audio track of these telecasts were also available on Cable Radio Network. Joel Meyers was the play-by-play announcer.

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