St. Louis Steamers (1998–2006)

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St. Louis Steamers
St. Louis Steamers
Founded 1998
Dissolved 2006
Stadium Scottrade Center (2004–2006) Family Arena (2000–2001 & 2003–2004), St. Louis, Missouri

The St. Louis Steamers was the name of a professional indoor soccer teams based in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the second team to use this name. The first played in the Major Indoor Soccer League from 1979–1988, while this version played in the World Indoor Soccer League from 2000 to 2001, then in the MISL from the 2003–04 season to the 2005–06 season.

The St. Louis Steamers were granted a World Indoor Soccer League expansion franchise in December 1998 but did not begin play until the 2000 season. In 2002, the team, along with fellow WISL teams Dallas Sidekicks and San Diego Sockers joined the Major Indoor Soccer League when the two leagues merged. However, the Steamers elected to take a year off to reorganize.

The team was purchased before the 2004–05 season by owners planning a reality television series about the team, which was called Red Card [1]and played on KPLR channel 11. The team suspended operations after the 2005–2006 season.


Division Titles

  • 2005–2006 MISL Regular Season


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. attendance
2000 WISL 5th WISL, 9–15 Lost Semifinal 5,398
2001 WISL 3rd WISL, 11–13 Lost Semifinal 4,812
2003–04 MISL 3rd Central, 14–22 Failed to qualify 3,483
2004–05 MISL 4th MISL, 20–20 Lost Semifinal 4,794
2005–06 MISL 1st MISL, 23–7 Lost Championship 5,675

Head coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]


  • Michael Hetelson, (CEO/Managing Partner) (2004-2006)[6]
  • Wally Smerconish (2004-2006)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ " - MISL's Steamers sign female player". Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  2. ^ " - Steamers sign female player to five-game contract". Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  3. ^ " - MISL's Steamers sign female player". Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Steamers break MISL gendre barrier with signing of woman". 2005-01-21. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Steamers'a kadın futbolcu". Radikal (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  6. ^ " - MISL's Steamers sign female player". Retrieved 2017-06-27.