The team colors were teal, red and black. After the closing of the Spectrum following the 2008 season, the Philadelphia KiXX moved to the Liacouras Center, on the campus of Temple University, for 2009.
The team went on hiatus after the conclusion of the 2010 season.
The team's original owner was Ed Tepper, also president of Tepper Properties Inc, had been one of the co-founders of the original MISL. In 2001, the KiXX along with five other NPSL franchises founded the new Major Indoor Soccer League. The KiXX won the first MISL championship (2001-2002 season) over the Milwaukee Wave 2 games to 1 (4 to 11, 11 to 4, 8 to 6) in the best of three game championship series. The KiXX also won the 2006-2007 MISL championship defeating the Detroit Ignition 13 to 8 in a one game championship. After the MISL folded in 2008, the KiXX announced that they had joined the National Indoor Soccer League for its inaugural season in 2008-09. The NISL took on the MISL moniker for its second season.
Peter Pappas Retirement and Legacy
On March 2, 2010 KiXX goalkeeper Peter Pappas retired after playing his final match against the Baltimore Blast at the Liacouras Center. In honor of his years of dedication and spotless record the KiXX decided to retire the #22 jersey. Pappas’s name is all over the Ram’s all-times record list. He is the all-time leader in career wins (33); career saves (522) and season saves (188) in 1994. He is also second in career shutouts (20), third in career goals against average (GAA)- (1.14), fourth in season GAA (.80) in 1992, fifth in season victories (10) in 1992 and is tied for fifth place in season shutouts (7).
In 1994, Pappas was named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven ‘Player of the Year’, and garnered Soccer Seven All-Star three times.
Pappas spent 13 seasons with the KiXX. During that time he played in 416 matches, recording 5,399 saves and 230 wins. He was named Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ four times and an All-League selection eight times.
As of March 17, 2010
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Year||League||Logo||Reg. Season||Playoffs||Avg. attendance|
|1996-97||NPSL II||3rd East, 17-23||Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Blast 8-15; 8-18||7,894|
|1997-98||NPSL II||1st East, 26-14||Won Conference Semifinals over Crunch 10-4; 29-27
Lost Conference Finals to Wave 9-7; 5-19; 3-12; 10-16
|1998-99||NPSL II||1st East, 23-17||Won Conference Semifinals over Wave 9-11; 13-11; 14-5
Lost Conference Finals to Crunch 0-15; 15-30
|1999-00||NPSL II||2nd East, 24-20||Lost Conference Semifinals to Blast 11-15; 12-25||8,081|
|2000-01||NPSL II||4th American, 22-18||Won Conference Semifinals over Heat 21-19; 19-14
Won Conference Finals over Blast 19-23; 12-8; 16-15
Lost Championship to Wave 12-16; 8-9; 8-10
|2001-02||MISL II||2nd MISL, 30-14||Won Semifinals over Comets 18-13
Won Championship over Wave 4-11; 11-4; 8-6
|2002-03||MISL II||1st Eastern, 24-12||Lost Semifinals to Blast 6-8||4,294|
|2003-04||MISL II||2nd Eastern, 20-16||Lost Quarterfinals to Comets 5-8||5,226|
|2004-05||MISL II||3rd MISL, 22-17||Lost Semifinals to Force 3-6; 6-10||5,361|
|2005-06||MISL II||5th MISL, 10-20||Failed to Qualify||6,990|
|2006-07||MISL II||3rd MISL, 17-13||Won Semifinals over Storm 8-11; 10-6; 2-0
Won Championship over Ignition 13-8
|2007-08||MISL II||7th MISL, 12-18||Failed to Qualify||6,118|
|2008-09||NISL||4th NISL, 10-8||Failed to Qualify||6,444|
|2009-10||MISL III||4th MISL, 8-12||Failed to Qualify||4,725|
Win % = .544
Win % = .429
- Between 1996-2009 the team has also played select games at the Wachovia Center, Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey.
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