Winnipeg Alliance FC

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Winnipeg Alliance FC
Winnipeg-Alliance.png
Full name Winnipeg Alliance FC
Founded 2007-2011
Dissolved January 2012
Ground Gateway Recreation Centre
Ground Capacity 500/15,003
Manager Robbin Watson
League Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League

Winnipeg Alliance FC were a professional indoor soccer team that played in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League (CMISL) from 2007 through 2011.[1][2][3] The team suspended operations in January 2012.[4]

History[edit]

2007 season[edit]

The Winnipeg Alliance was one of 4 founding teams of the CMISL. In 2007 the league played a Showcase season consisting of exhibition games the Alliance played 2 double headers against the Edmonton Drillers. Although it did not win any games in its showcase season, it did bring a crowd of 7,727 to the MTS Centre.[1]

2008 and 2009 seasons[edit]

In the league's inaugural season the Alliance were a road-only team due to scheduling conflicts with the MTS Centre. The team finished in last place and went inactive for the 2009 season.[1]

2010 season[edit]

The team changed ownership and played four of its six home games at Gateway Recreational Centre and a doubleheader at the MTS Centre on February 27. The CMISL became affiliated with the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro) of the United States and the Alliance played four games against American teams.[2][3]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Regular Season Finish Playoffs Average Attendance Notes
2007 Exhibition Games Only Exhibition Games Only 7,727 Played 1 home exhibition Game
2008 4th Did not make playoffs Road games only
2009 Did not play
2010 4th Did not make playoffs 291
2011 3rd Did not make playoffs 241

Year-by-year statistics[edit]

Team Games Played Wins Losses Draws Series Won Winning Percentage Points For Points Against Point Differential
2007 4 0 4 0 0 .000 6 15 -9
2008 10 0 10 - - .000 25 71 -46
2010 12 3 9 - - 0.25 59 85 -26
2011 12 5 7 - - .417 53 78 -20

Home arena[edit]

The Alliance played its 2007 exhibition doubleheader at the 15,003 seat MTS Centre with an attendance of 7,727. Due to scheduling concerns the team played a road only team in 2008. After a one-year hiatus the team moved to 7 Oaks Indoor Soccer Complex in 2010 and played a doubleheader at the MTS Centre. For 2011, the team played its home games at the Gateway Recreation Centre.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Prest, Ashley (January 9, 2010). "G-G-G-Go for it: Alliance hit pitch; Winnipeg's pro indoor team makes home debut". Winnipeg Free Press. p. D8. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Penton, Kirk (January 28, 2011). "Alliance seeks revenge on Drillers; Speed vs. speed on indoor pitch". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Prest, Ashley (March 7, 2011). "Alliance drives to victory over Motown rivals". Winnipeg Free Press. p. C4. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Prest, Ashley (January 24, 2012). "Alliance kicked to curb for 2012". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 

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