Sacramento Knights

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This article is about the original indoor team. For the current outdoor team, see Sacramento Knights (NPSL).
Sacramento Knights
Sacramento Knights
Founded 1993–2001
Arena ARCO Arena
Based in Sacramento, California
Colors blue & orange
League CISL & WISL

Sacramento Knights were an indoor soccer team that played from 1993 to 2001 in ARCO Arena and were owned by the NBA's Sacramento Kings. The team played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League from 1993 to 1997. The team then moved to the World Indoor Soccer League in 1998 after the CISL folded. The team itself folded when the WISL merged with the Major Indoor Soccer League in 2001.

Personnel[edit]

The Knights were coached by retired English player Keith Weller from 1994 to 1997. Iain Fraser took over as head coach in 1998 as the team reformed in the Premier Soccer Alliance.[1]

CISL award winners include Mike Dowler, 1996 goalkeeper of the year. Sean Bowers was the 1993 Defender of the Year, and Danny Pena won the same award with the club in 1995.

Iain Fraser won the Defender of the Year award in 1999 and 2001, while the Knights were part of the World Indoor Soccer League. Fraser took over as coach/player/director of the team until its end. Also as part of the WISL, Dan Madsen was goalkeeper of the year in 1998.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. attendance
1993 CISL 5th CISL, 12-16 Failed to Qualify 6,115
1994 CISL 4th West, 15-13 Lost Quarterfinal 6,961
1995 CISL 1st West, 20-8 Lost Championship 7,151
1996 CISL 3rd West, 14-14 Lost Quarterfinal 7,195
1997 CISL 3rd West, 14-14 Lost 1st Round 6,132
1998 PSA 2nd PSA, 6-5 Lost Championship 6,116
1999 WISL 1st WISL, 17-5 Won Championship 5,764
2000 WISL 7th WISL, 5-19 Failed to qualify 5,509
2001 WISL 4th WISL, 11-13 Lost Semifinal 5,136

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