Tacoma Stars (2003–)
|League||Major Arena Soccer League|
|2017–18||2nd, Pacific Division|
The Tacoma Stars are an American indoor soccer team founded in 2003 as a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier). The team is named after the Tacoma Stars that played in the original Major Indoor Soccer League from 1983-1992. The Stars won two PASL-Premier Championships (Summer 2004 & Winter 2009-2010).
The Stars made the transition to professional status and joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) for the 2010-11 season. In 2012–13 season, the head coach was Joe Waters as the team moved into the new Pacific Sports Center.
The Stars went on hiatus on August 23, 2013. An amateur version of the club participated in the Premier Arena Soccer League as the Tacoma Galaxy in the 2013-14 season. On January 10, 2014, the Pacific Sports Center was placed into receivership, putting the future of the facility and the franchise in question.
In June 2014, it was announced that the Tacoma Stars would return to play in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) at the Tacoma Soccer Center.
In January 2015, team owner Lane Smith acquired the assets of the failed Seattle Impact of the Major Arena Soccer League and announced that the Stars would complete the Impact's 2014–15 season at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, while completing their WISL obligations.
|2009–10||PASL-Premier||6–1–1||50||25||1st, Northwest||Won Championship||N/A|
|2010–11||PASL||10–6||37||34||2nd, Western||Lost Quarterfinal||331|
|2011–12||PASL||3-13||92||150||5th, Western||Did Not Qualify||242|
|2012–13||PASL||8-7||116||136||3rd, Pacific||Did Not Qualify||314|
|2013–14||PASL-Premier||6–0–2||55||33||1st, Northwest||Eliminated Pool Play||N/A|
|2014–15||WISL||8–0||67||25||1st, WISL||Won Championship||TBD|
|2014–151||MASL||4–16||120||215||5th, Pacific||Did Not Qualify||1,038|
|2015–162||MASL||13–7||116||109||3rd, Pacific||Lost first round||2,475|
|2016–17||MASL||10-10||114||120||3rd, Pacific||Did Not Qualify||2,894|
|2017-18||MASL||11-11||134||134||2nd, Pacific||Lost in Divisional Final||2,635|
1 Completing last 7 games of 20-game season after taking over for the Seattle Impact.
2 First full season competing in MASL.
As of 13 November 2018.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Starfire Sports Complex (2011-2012)
- Pacific Sports Center (2012–2013)
- Tacoma Soccer Center (2004-2011; 2014-2015)
- ShoWare Center (2015–present)
- "Tacoma Stars are PASL-Premier Winter Champions". www.arenaleague.com. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- "New sports center set to open this Spring". Tacoma Weekly. Tacoma, WA. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- "Tacoma Galaxy to play in regional indoor league as Stars go on hiatus". GoalWA.net. August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
- "Public records show Pacific Sports Center is in receivership, could be shuttered". GoalWA.net. January 21, 2014. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- Weinstein, Arthur (January 13, 2015). "New Seattle soccer team could take over for another, concluding bizarre saga". Sporting News. Charlotte, NC: Perform Media. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
- Baker, Geoff (January 14, 2015). "Tacoma Stars buy rights to return to the highest level of professional indoor soccer". The Seattle Times. Seattle, WA: The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
- "Tacoma Stars return to professional ranks in MASL at ShoWare Center this Friday". Major Arena Soccer League. January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
- Ruiz, Don (January 15, 2015). "Tacoma Stars replace Seattle Impact in top-tier MASL". The News Tribune. Tacoma, WA: McClatchy. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
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