Major Indoor Soccer League folds

June 2, 2008 11:16:58 AM PDT
The Major Indoor Soccer League, home organization of the Philadelphia Kixx, has shut down after seven seasons, and is considering restructuring. The league, which had been in operation since the 2001-02 season and had nine teams in the 2007-08 season, ceased operation last weekend. That came a few days after commissioner Steve Ryan resigned.

Former league chairman John Hantz, owner of the Detroit Ignition, said Monday that the league is considering restructuring that would allow longterm growth and expansion.

In addition to Philadelphia and Detroit, the league had teams this season in Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, Newark, N.J., Orlando, Fla., Stockton, Calif., and Monterrey, Mexico.


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