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1989 Major Indoor Soccer League All-Star Game

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The 1989 Major Indoor Soccer League All-Star Game was the 10th playing of the league's mid-season game featuring the all-stars of the original Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). The game was held on February 22, 1989, at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas, the home of the Dallas Sidekicks.[1] Dallas had been chosen by the league to host the game in February 1987, beating out competing bids by Baltimore and San Diego.[2][3][4]

1989 MISL All-Star Game
1989 MISL All-Star Game logo.gif
DateFebruary 22, 1989
VenueReunion Arena, Dallas, Texas
Most Valuable PlayerPreki (Tacoma Stars)
RefereeEsse Baharmast
Attendance10,435

Because the MISL had contracted to just seven teams, the format of the game was changed from division versus division to the league's all-stars versus the hometown Dallas Sidekicks.[1] To avoid a conflict of interest, the Sidekicks players were not allowed to participate in the selection of that season's all-star team.[5] The game resulted in the MISL All-Stars defeating the Sidekicks 8-1.[6][7]

The Dallas Sidekicks were coached by Gordon Jago. The game was officiated by senior referee Esse Baharmast, referee Kelly Mock, and assistant referee Manuel Ortiz, Sr. The game's most valuable player was Preki of the Tacoma Stars.[7] The official attendance for the game was announced as 10,435.[8]

Score by periodsEdit

Score by Periods: 1 2 3 4 Final
MISL-All Star 3 1 0 4 8
Dallas Sidekicks 0 1 0 0 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sidekicks Name Date for '89 All-Star Game". The Dallas Morning News. August 13, 1988. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Bigham, Terry (February 12, 1987). "MISL Gives Dallas '89 All-Star Game". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Baltimore Loses MISL All-Star Game". The Washington Post. February 13, 1987. p. D03. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  4. ^ Nance, Roscoe (April 28, 1987). "Recovering Sidekicks have sights set on brighter future". USA Today. p. 8C. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Bigham, Terry (February 2, 1989). "Sidekicks face `formidable' group of MISL All-Stars topped by Preki". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Bigham, Terry (February 19, 1989). "MISL All-Star Game Here At Wrong Time; Sidekicks' filing for Chapter 11 overshadows league's showcase event, host-vs.-stars format". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Bigham, Terry (February 23, 1989). "Sidekicks Can't Match Firepower of All-Stars, 8-1". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  8. ^ "10th MISL All-Star Game". KicksFan.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012.