2008–09 Xtreme Soccer League Season

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Xtreme Soccer League
Season 2008-09
Champions Detroit Ignition
Top goalscorer Lucio Gonzaga (23)
Longest unbeaten run Detroit (5)
Longest losing run Chicago (5)
Highest attendance 8,272
Lowest attendance 1,308
Average attendance 3,435

The 2008-09 Xtreme Soccer League Season was the inaugural season for the league. The members of the XSL's first season were four former MISL teams: the Chicago Storm, the Detroit Ignition, the Milwaukee Wave, and the New Jersey Ironmen. The regular season kicked off on December 13, 2008 and concluded on April 5, 2009.

On March 29, 2009 the Detroit Ignition claimed the first XSL season championship by having the New Jersey Ironmen defeat the Milwaukee Wave 15-14.

The league went on a one-year hiatus after its inaugural season but never returned to active play. The Milwaukee Wave joined the National Indoor Soccer League for the 2009-2010 season.

Final standings[edit]

Blue indicates League Champion

Club GP W L Pct. GB PF PA PD
1 Detroit Ignition 20 12 8 .600 - 238 208 +30
2 New Jersey Ironmen 20 11 9 .550 1 246 239 +7
3 Milwaukee Wave 20 10 10 .500 2 236 216 +20
4 Chicago Storm 20 7 13 .350 5 176 233 -57

Players of the Month[edit]

4/4/09

December
Player Pos. Team
Giuliano Oliviero O Milwaukee Wave
Josh Rife D Detroit Ignition
Marcel Feenstra GK Milwaukee Wave
January
Player Pos. Team
Lucio Gonzaga O New Jersey Ironmen
Troy Dusosky D Milwaukee Wave
Danny Waltman GK Detroit Ignition
February
Players Pos. Team
Adauto Neto O New Jersey Ironmen
Fabinho D Chicago Storm
Nick Vorberg GK Milwaukee Wave
March
Players Pos. Team
Adauto Neto O New Jersey Ironmen
Rey Martinez D New Jersey Ironmen
Danny Waltman GK Detroit Ignition

End of Year Awards[edit]

Person Pos. Team
MVP Danny Waltman Detroit Ignition
Offensive Player of the Year Lucio Gonzaga New Jersey Ironmen
Defensive Player of the Year Josh Rife Detroit Ignition
Rookie of the Year Marco Terminesi Milwaukee Wave
Coach of the Year Matt Johnson Detroit Ignition

All-XSL Team[edit]

Person Pos. Team
Lucio Gonzaga M/F New Jersey Ironmen
Adauto Neto M/F New Jersey Ironmen
Marco Terminesi M/F Milwaukee Wave
Troy Dusosky D Milwaukee Wave
Josh Rife D Detroit Ignition
Danny Waltman GK Detroit Ignition

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