Salvatores Old Fashioned Pizzeria
Blue Rock Energy
Dick Ide Familiy of Dealerships
Dunkin Donuts
The Distillery
Stokes & Visca, CPA


Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport Zweigles Total Sports Experience
Valenti Sports World Gym Doug Miller Family Sports Park Dr. Vincent Vella, DDS
Health Source Chiropractic Sun Tan City, formerly Golden Tans Bill Gray's
Cellino & Barnes Hillside Ehline Law Firm PC - Accident Attorneys Logo Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial

Continental Indoor Soccer League, 1993 - 1997

The CISL started in 1993 following the collapse in 1992 of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Canadian Soccer League and the Lone Star Soccer Alliance. To fill in the gap, the founders established an indoor league to replace the MISL, but scheduled it during the summer, placing it in competition with outdoor soccer and not the NPSL. There were ten charter members: Dallas and San Diego joined from the failed MISL, plus expansion teams Portland, Monterrey, Sacramento, Arizona, Los Angeles, Carolina, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh. The last three teams chose not to play during 1993, and started the following year. The league folded at the end of 1997.

1993

 
                            G   W   L    %   GB    GF  GA
Dallas Sidekicks           28  23   5  .821  --   230  150
San Diego Sockers          28  20   8  .714   3   208  159
Portland Pride             28  16  12  .571   7   192  177
Monterrey La Raza          28  15  13  .536   8   239  249
Sacramento Knights         28  12  16  .429  11   195  237
Arizona Sandsharks         28   6  22  .214  17   201  243
Los Angeles United         28   6  22  .214  17   161  211

Semifinals: Dallas defeated Monterrey 11-6 San Diego defeated Portland 9-1

Championship Series: Dallas defeated San Diego 3-6, 11-5, 5-4

1994

Carolina, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh were activated. Houston, Detroit, Washington, and San Jose were added. Los Angeles moved to Anaheim. Seattle was added but remained inactive until 1995.

                            G   W   L    %   GB    GF  GA
	Eastern Division
Dallas Sidekicks           28  24   4  .857  --   255  160
Monterrey La Raza          28  17  11  .607   7   271  210
Washington Warthogs        28  14  14  .500  10   215  193
Pittsburgh Stingers        28  13  15  .464  11   165  189
Detroit Neon               28  11  17  .393  13   188  204
Houston Hotshots           28   7  21  .250  17   150  223
Carolina Vipers            28   3  25  .107  21   126  245
 
	Western Division
Anaheim Splash             28  20   8  .714  --   227  172
San Diego Sockers          28  18  10  .643   2   222  178
Las Vegas Dustdevils       28  17  11  .607   3   200  198
Sacramento Knights         28  15  13  .536   5   163  179
Portland Pride             28  15  15  .500   6   176  189
San Jose Grizzlies         28  12  16  .429   8   177  181
Arizona Sandsharks         28  11  17  .393   9   200  214

Quarterfinals: Anaheim defeated Sacramento 4-10, 8-5, 5-4 (OT) Las Vegas defeated San Diego, 10-6, 6-7 (OT), 6-5 (OT) Dallas defeated Pittsburgh 15-3, 5-3 Washington defeated Monterrey 11-9, 4-5 (OT), 16-11

Semifinals: Las Vegas defeated Anaheim 5-4, 8-5 Dallas defeated Washington 15-7, 10-7

Championship Series: Las Vegas defeated Dallas 4-10, 10-9, 9-8

1995

Before the season, Mexico was added. Seattle was activated. Carolina chose to be inactive for the 1995 season.

                            G   W   L    %    GB
	Eastern Division
Monterrey La Raza         28   23   5  .821   --  
Dallas Sidekicks          28   18  10  .643   5.0 
Washington Warthogs       28   13  15  .464  10.0 
Pittsburgh Stingers       28   10  18  .357  13.0 
Detroit Neon              28    5  23  .179  18.0 
 
	Southern Division
Anaheim Splash            28   17  11  .607   -- 
Mexico Toros              28   17  11  .607   -- 
San Diego Sockers         28   17  11  .607   -- 
Arizona Sandsharks        28   11  17  .393   6.0 
Houston Hotshots          28    8  20  .286   9.0 
 
	Western Division
Sacramento Knights        28   20   8  .714   --  
San Jose Grizzlies        28   15  13  .536   5.0 
Las Vegas DustDevils      28   13  15  .464   7.0 
Seattle SeaDogs           28   12  16  .429   8.0 
Portland Pride            28   11  17  .393   9.0 

Quarterfinals: Sacramento defeated San Jose 7-8, 4-0, 5-4 Monterrey defeated Las Vegas 13-8, 7-4 Anaheim defeated San Diego 6-5, 3-4, 8-6 Dallas defeated Mexico 8-7, 2-0

Semifinals: Sacramento defeated Anaheim 5-4, 5-6 (OT), 5-1 Monterrey defeated Dallas 9-8 (OT), 5-4

CHAMPIONSHIP: Monterrey defeated Sacramento 12-6, 4-5 (OT), 10-7

After the season, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, San Jose, Mexico City, and the inactive Carolina franchise folded.

1996

                          GP   W   L  Pct. GB   GF  GA
	Eastern Division
Monterrey La Raza         28  18  10 .643  --- 196  159
Houston Hotshots          28  18  10 .643  --- 186  167
Dallas Sidekicks          28  16  12 .571   2  212  181
Washington Warthogs       28  13  15 .464   5  151  170
Detroit Neon              28  13  15 .464   5  173  197
Indianapolis Twisters     28  10  18 .357   8  160  188
 
 
	Western Division
San Diego Sockers         28  17  11 .607  --- 173  156
Anaheim Splash            28  15  13 .536   2  180  169
Sacramento Knights        28  14  14 .500   3  143  153
Portland Pride            28  10  18 .357   7  156  185
Seattle SeaDogs           28  10  18 .393   7  143  148

Quarterfinals: San Diego defeated Washington 11-2, 6-11, 4-2. Houston defeated Sacramento 2-1, 6-10, 8-5. Monterrey defeated Detroit 13-5, 4-9, 12-3 Dallas defeated Anaheim 6-5, 5-4.

Semifinals: Houston defeated San Diego 9-7, 4-8, 10-5 Monterrey defeated Dallas 10-4, 5-3.

CHAMPIONSHIP: Monterrey defeated Houston, 10-6, 6-5.

1997

Arizona returned to action. San Diego folded just before the start of the season.

                          GP   W   L  Pct.  GF  GA  GB
	Eastern Division
Monterrey La Raza         28  20   8  .714 190 166  ---
Indiana Twisters          28  17  11  .607 194 177  3.0
Houston Hotshots          28  17  11  .607 199 157  3.0
Dallas Sidekicks          28  13  15  .464 165 160  7.0
Washington Warthogs       28  12  16  .429 170 178  8.0
Detroit Safari            28   3  25  .107 134 217 17.0
 
	Western Division
Seattle SeaDogs           28  21   7  .750 170 128  ---
Anaheim Splash            28  16  12  .571 165 134  5.0
Sacramento Knights        28  14  14  .500 146 148  7.0
Portland Pride            28  13  15  .464 144 158  8.0
Arizona Sandsharks        28   8  20  .286 135 189 13.0

First Round Series: Seattle defeated Portland, 8-2, 6-5 Houston defeated Indiana, ?-?, 4-7, 2-1 (MG)

Second Round Series: Monterrey defeated Dallas, 7-3, 5-10, 2-1 (MG) Sacramento defeated Anaheim, 7-3, 6-3 Seattle defeated Sacramento, ?-?, 4-3 Monterrey defeated Houston, 7-6, 2-3, 4-3 (MG)

CHAMPIONSHIP: Seattle defeated Houston, 6-5, 7-1

Houston, Washington, Portland and Dallas left after the 1997 season. On December 23, 1997, the league folded, but Sacramento, Dallas, Portland and Arizona (renamed Phoenix) formed the new Premier Soccer Alliance in the summer of 1998, and the Indiana Twisters joined the NPSL for the 1998-99 season.


Soccer league histories compiled by Dave Litterer.
Indoor soccer attendance figures compiled by Kenn Tomasch.

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