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1987–88 Major Indoor Soccer League season

The 1987-88 Major Indoor Soccer League season was the tenth in league history and ended with the San Diego Sockers winning their sixth indoor title in seven years over the Cleveland Force.

Major Indoor Soccer League
Season1987–88
ChampionsSan Diego Sockers
(4th title)
Matches played308
Top goalscorerHector Marinaro (58 goals)
Average attendance8,439

Contents

TeamsEdit

Regular Season ScheduleEdit

The 1987-88 regular season schedule ran from November 4, 1987 to April 17, 1988. The schedule was lengthened to 56 games per team, the longest to date in MISL history.[1]

Final StandingsEdit

Playoff teams in bold.

Eastern Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
Minnesota Strikers 31 25 .554 - 274 252 22-6 9-19
Cleveland Force 30 26 .536 1 242 219 20-8 10-16
Dallas Sidekicks 28 28 .500 3 200 204 22-6 6-22
Baltimore Blast 25 31 .446 6 235 249 18-10 7-21
Chicago Sting 24 32 .429 7 227 247 15-13 9-19
Western Division W L Pct. GB GF GA Home Road
San Diego Sockers 42 14 .750 - 277 189 23-5 19-9
Los Angeles Lazers 31 25 .554 11 291 266 17-11 14-14
Kansas City Comets 29 27 .518 13 294 290 19-9 10-18
Tacoma Stars 27 29 .482 15 259 285 21-7 6-22
Wichita Wings 23 33 .411 19 232 261 18-10 5-23
St. Louis Steamers 18 38 .321 24 214 280 12-16 6-22

PlayoffsEdit

Division Semifinals Division Finals Championship Series
         
E1 Minnesota Strikers 3
E4 Baltimore Blast 1
E1 Minnesota Strikers 1
E2 Cleveland Force 4
E2 Cleveland Force 3
E3 Dallas Sidekicks 1
E2 Cleveland Force 0
W1 San Diego Sockers 4
W1 San Diego Sockers 3
W4 Tacoma Stars 1
W1 San Diego Sockers 4
W3 Kansas City Comets 3
W2 Los Angeles Lazers 0
W3 Kansas City Comets 3
  • QUARTER-FINALS:
    • Minnesota defeated Baltimore, 5-3, 4-2, 1-5, 9-4
    • Cleveland defeated Dallas, 3-2, 3-6, 5-4 (2OT), 5-2
    • Kansas City defeated Los Angeles, 9-6, 4-2, 7-5
    • San Diego defeated Tacoma, 6-2, 3-4 (OT), 7-2, 7-6
  • SEMI-FINALS:
    • Cleveland defeated Minnesota, 7-3, 0-7, 5-4, 5-2, 7-2
    • San Diego defeated Kansas City, 4-5, 5-4, 6-7(OT), 3-7, 7-1, 6-1, 8-5
  • CHAMPIONSHIP:
    • San Diego defeated Cleveland, 6-5(OT), 6-1, 3-2, 7-4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MISL Official Tenth Anniversary Guide. 1987. pp. 47–49.

Leary, Dan; Griffin, John (1987). MISL Official Tenth Anniversary Guide. New York, NY: Major Indoor Soccer League Communications Department.

Griffin, John, ed. (1988). MISL Official Guide 1988-89. Overland Park, KS: Major Indoor Soccer League Communications Department.

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