The MISL unveiled a new logo for its 32nd year of play.
2010-11 Season Opens on November 12th
In an effort to bridge together components from its 32-year history, the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) unveiled a new logo today. Keeping its trademark red and blue colors intact, the logo is a newer rendition of the one used by the original MISL, which played from 1978-1992.
“The MISL is and has always been the world leader in professional indoor soccer, with a long and well-established history and tradition,” MISL Commissioner David Grimaldi stated. “Our new logo is a reflection of that history and the traditional use of the vibrant red and blue colorations and player profile. Now is the time to return to our roots, as we position ourselves for the future.”
The original MISL played for 14 seasons until ceasing operations in 1992, when the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) and Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) both spawned from teams previously in the MISL. As far as statistics are concerned, the NPSL is considered the direct route of the MISL until it officially reformed in 2001. The league operated for the next seven seasons under the MISL banner until teams split into the National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) and Xtreme Soccer League (XSL) in 2008. The XSL operated for just one year, and the NISL then readapted the MISL name before kicking off last year.
The 2010-11 MISL season will swing back into competition on Friday, November 12th, when the Missouri Comets host the Milwaukee Wave. The following week, the Chicago Riot will play its inaugural contest against the Baltimore Blast, while the Omaha Vipers will also be playing its first-ever match at Missouri. The MISL’s regular season will conclude on Sunday, March 13th, with a pair of games on slate for that day. The league will then begin the postseason with the second and third ranked clubs playing a home-and-home series to see which team plays the number one seed for the MISL Championship.
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