San Francisco Fog (MISL)

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San Francisco Fog
San Francisco Fog MISL 1980-1981.png
Full name San Francisco Fog
Nickname(s) Fog
Founded 1980
Dissolved 1981
Ground Cow Palace
Daly City, California
Ground Capacity 11,089 (under 5,000 per game)
Chairman David Schoenstadt
Manager Johnny Moore
League Major Indoor Soccer League
11–29 4th, Western Division

The San Francisco Fog was a Major Indoor Soccer League franchise which existed for only one season, 1980–1981.

History[edit]

The Fog, which played their home games at the Cow Palace, finished their single season of existence at 11–29. The team used The Eagles "Heartache Tonight" as their anthem.

On May 28, 1980, at the end of the 1979–1980 season, the owner of the Detroit Lightning, David Schoenstadt, moved his team from Detroit, Michigan to San Francisco, California where he renamed the team the San Francisco Fog. It had few decent players and drew under five thousand fans per game. After a dismal 1980–1981 season, Schoenstadt moved the franchise to Kansas City in May 1981 where the team flourished as the Kansas City Comets

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Roy Messing
2 United States DF Buzz Demling
3 United States DF Lee Atack
4 United States DF Mark Demling
5 DF Andy Stanton
6 United States FW Mani Hernandez
7 United States FW Art Welch
8 United States FW Johnny Moore
9 United States FW Geoff Davies
10 England FW Jimmy Rolland
11 United States FW John Smillie
12 Nigeria MF Andy Atuegbu
No. Position Player
13 Scotland MF Davie Kemp
14 England DF Brian Joy
15 United States DF Len Salvemini
16 England FW John Brooks
17 England MF Mike Mancini
18 United States DF Dirk Denkers
19 England DF Len Renery
20 United States GK Tom Reynolds
Spain FW Manny Cuenca
United States DF Greg Delgado
United States FW Doug Wark
England FW Alan Sproates

Staff[edit]

  • Dick Berg, General manager
  • Johnny Moore, Coach
  • Peter Simon, Public Relations Director
  • Brad Jacobs, Marketing Director

Indoor year-by-year[edit]

Year League Record Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1980–81 MISL 11–29 4th West Failed to Qualify 4,588

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