Xtreme Soccer League ( XSL) was an indoor soccer league that began play in December 2008. Four teams from the former Major Indoor Soccer League participated in the first XSL season--- the Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, and New Jersey Ironmen. [1 ] [2 ] Other former MISL teams joined the [3 ] National Indoor Soccer League or Professional Arena Soccer League.
The XSL officially launched on 16 September 2008 with a press conference in
Milwaukee, WI. Brian Loftin was the XSL's first commissioner. Each team played a 20 game schedule beginning in December and ending in late March. There were no playoffs. [4 ]
On 3 December 2008 the XSL announced that
Brine would supply the Triumph X 600 as the official match ball.
Citing economic trouble, the XSL folded in July 2009. Although the league officially called it a one year hiatus, the likelihood play will resume is small.
XSL Champions [ edit ]
New Jersey Ironmen
27 March 2009
Average Attendance [ edit ]
Xtreme Soccer Xperience [ edit ]
Xtreme Soccer Xperience (XSL's parent company) held 3 vs. 3 tournaments, a beach soccer tournaments, a street soccer tournaments and a freestyle juggling competitions
Also, there was a fantasy XSL that is on the XSL's website.
References [ edit ]
^ Ellis, Vince. "Detroit Free Press", 29 August 2008, " http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080829/SPORTS18/80829061 Detroit Ignition set to join new soccer league." Accessed 3 October 2008.
^ Bondy, Stefan. "Bergen Record", 30 August 2008, " http://www.northjersey.com/sports/moresports/27689004.html NJ Ironmen going to Xtremes." Accessed 3 October 2008.
^ Dure, Beau. USA Today, 2 September 2008, " Women add Bay Area team, delay Dallas franchise". Accessed 1 October 2008.
^ Gardner, Charles F., 16 September 2008, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, " Wave joins Xtreme Soccer League". Accessed 1 October 2008.