Arizona Thunder

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Arizona Thunder
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Founded 1998
Dissolved 2000
Stadium Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Ground Capacity 15,505
League World Indoor Soccer League

The Arizona Thunder was a professional indoor soccer team based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1997, the team was a member of the Premier Soccer Alliance. In 1998, the alliance, with some additional teams, reconstituted itself as the World Indoor Soccer League (WISL). The Thunder continued to play in the WISL from 1998–2000.[1] The team played in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Many of the players grew up and played youth soccer in AZ including Randy Soderman, Rick Soderman, Jason Vanacour, Milo Iniguez, Mark Kerlin, Derick Brownell, Kenneth Wright (Thea), Sasha Hunter, Dave Cameron, along with many implants like Milos Tomic, Chris Scotti, and the Dunn Brothers. Some games were televised on COX 9 In 1999 and in 2000. During the Thunder's three years in the WISL they averaged attendance of 4,261 fans per game.

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1998 PSA 3rd WISL, 3–4 Failed to Qualify 3,539
1999 WISL 6th WISL, 7–15 Failed to Qualify 4,183
2000 WISL 6th WISL, 8–16 Failed to Qualify 4,521

Owner[edit]

John Ogden (Phoenix Power Soccer Club, Inc) 1998–2000

Notable Players[edit]

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