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VINTAGE SOCCER MISL - FULL SIZE FELT PENNANT RARE, 7 TEAMS, GREAT SHAPE!
MISL – Major Indoor Soccer LeagueFlags / Pennants (12” x 30”)
Team Pennants / Flags. The size is (12”x30”x 30”) All in great shapeconsidering their age! Some small pinholes. Have been on a wall foryears. From a smoke free home. Very nice condition!
CHICAGO STING (1982-1988)
ST LOUIS (1979-1988)
THE PITTSBURGH SPIRIT (1978-1986)
WITCHITA WINGS (1979-1992)
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The MISL was founded by businessmen Ed Tepper andEarlForemanin October 1977.
The league fielded six teams for its folding after 14 seasons of competition, at the conclusion of the1991–92season,a total of 24 franchises – under 31 team names (seven teams would changecity/name) – had played in the MISL.
Over its life, MISL teams would be based in 27 different cities– with two different teams, at different times, playing inCleveland,East Rutherford, New Jersey,St. LouisandUniondale, New York.
TheSan Diego Sockerswasthe most successful franchise on the soccer pitch, winning eight of the MISL's14 overall championships (57%) – which also equates to eight championships duringthe team's nine seasons in the league (89%). TheNew YorkArrowswon the MISL's first four championships, then folded afterthe league's sixth season.
The most successful player in the MISL is arguablySteve Zungul, MISL Most Valuable Player six times, was the Scoring Champion six times,the Pass Master (most assists) four times, played on eight championship-winningteams (and one runner-up), and won Championship Series Most Valuable Playerfour times. Zungul is the MISL's all-time leader in goals (652, nearly 200ahead of the second highest scorer), assists (471, nearly 100 ahead of second)and points (1,123, nearly 300 ahead of second).
Despite ongoing financial hardships, the MISL was a hugesuccess.Theleague averaged 7,644 fans per game over its 14 regular seasons, and averaged9,049 fans per game over its 14 playoff runs.
After the MISL folded in 1992, four of the league's sevenfranchises would continue to operate:ClevelandCrunchand Wichita Wings joined theNational ProfessionalSoccer League;Dallas SidekicksandSan Diego Sockers helped found theContinental Indoor Soccer League.