Detroit Ignition

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Detroit Ignition
Detroit Ignition
Founded 2006
Disbanded 2009
Arena Compuware Arena
Based in Plymouth, Michigan
Colors red, gold, black
League Xtreme Soccer League

The Detroit Ignition is a dormant American indoor soccer team that has played three seasons, most recently 2008–09.

In April 2006, Greg Bibb, president of Hantz Group Sports and Entertainment, introduced the teams as a new Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team. They played at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. Their first season was 2006–07 MISL season.

After the 2007–08 MISL season, the league folded. Soon afterwards, the Ignition joined the Xtreme Soccer League.[1] The Ignition ended the 2008–09 campaign in first place which netted them the XSL title. The XSL went on "hiatus" after one season.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2006–07 MISL II 1st MISL, 18-12 Lost Final 3,545
2007–08 MISL II 1st MISL, 22–8 Lost Semifinal 3,745
2008–09 XSL 1st XSL, 12-8 Won XSL Championship 3,473


As of 16th of January, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-9 Brazil MF Hewerton Moreira
2 United States MF Tino Scicluna
3 Canada DF Vahid Assadpour
4 United States DF Josh Rife
12 Portugal Zaahid Khan
6 United States DF Wes Sechrist
7 United States FW Ethan Zemmin
8 Brazil DF Ricardinho
9 Liberia FW Worteh Sampson
10 Kenya MF Alex Rosenboygen
11 United States MF Ryan Mack
π Albania FW Adam Rosenboygen
9 Brazil FW Raashid Khan
13 United States DF Darrel Quinn
No. Position Player
14 Germany DF Zach Wilkes
15 Canada DF Abraham Francois
16 Liberia FW Leo Gibson
17 United States MF Nik Djokic
21 Canada MF Kyt Selaidopoulos
20 Trinidad and Tobago FW Will Erwin
24 United States GK Danny Waltman
26 United States DF Nate Craft
33 United States FW Drew Crawford
69 Israel MF Alex Schwartz
84 Israel DF Sam Sklar
91 Republic of Ireland MF Danny "El Matador" Ryan
97 Poland GK Alexander Węgrzyn
99 Sri Lanka MF Aaran Varatharajan

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For the 2007–2008 season, 11 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local, a Midwest sports network based in Michigan and Indiana. Also four games were shown on Fox Soccer Channel. For the 2008-2009 season, 10 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local. All games were live on b2 Network.

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