Detroit Ignition

Detroit Ignition
Detroit Ignition
Founded 2006
Disbanded 2009
Arena Compuware Arena
Based in Plymouth, Michigan
Colors red, gold, black
League Xtreme Soccer League

The Detroit Ignition is a dormant American indoor soccer team that has played three seasons, most recently 2008–09.

In April 2006, Greg Bibb, president of Hantz Group Sports and Entertainment, introduced the teams as a new Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team. They played at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. Their first season was 2006–07 MISL season.

After the 2007–08 MISL season, the league folded. Soon afterwards, the Ignition joined the Xtreme Soccer League.[1] The Ignition ended the 2008–09 campaign in first place which netted them the XSL title. The XSL went on "hiatus" after one season.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2006–07 MISL II 1st MISL, 18-12 Lost Final 3,545
2007–08 MISL II 1st MISL, 22–8 Lost Semifinal 3,745
2008–09 XSL 1st XSL, 12-8 Won XSL Championship 3,473


As of 16th of January, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-9   MF Hewerton Moreira
2   MF Tino Scicluna
3   DF Vahid Assadpour
4   DF Josh Rife
12   Zaahid Khan
6   DF Wes Sechrist
7   FW Ethan Zemmin
8   DF Ricardinho
9   FW Worteh Sampson
10   MF Alex Rosenboygen
11   MF Ryan Mack
π   FW Adam Rosenboygen
9   FW Raashid Khan
13   DF Darrel Quinn
No. Position Player
14   DF Zach Wilkes
15   DF Abraham Francois
16   FW Leo Gibson
17   MF Nik Djokic
21   MF Kyt Selaidopoulos
20   FW Will Erwin
24   GK Danny Waltman
26   DF Nate Craft
33   FW Drew Crawford
69   MF Alex Schwartz
84   DF Sam Sklar
91   MF Danny "El Matador" Ryan
97   GK Alexander Węgrzyn
99   MF Aaran Varatharajan

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For the 2007–2008 season, 11 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local, a Midwest sports network based in Michigan and Indiana. Also four games were shown on Fox Soccer Channel. For the 2008-2009 season, 10 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local. All games were live on b2 Network.

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