Monterrey La Raza (2007–2010)

Monterrey La Raza (Spanish: La Raza de Monterrey) were a Mexican professional indoor soccer team based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 2007, the team played in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Monterrey La Raza
Monterrey La Raza
Full nameLa Raza de Monterrey (Spanish)
Monterrey La Raza (English)
Founded2007
Dissolved2010
GroundArena Monterrey
Capacity17,599
OwnerMexico Miguel Ángel Garza
Head CoachArgentina Mariano Bollella
LeagueMajor Indoor Soccer League
2009–10Regular Season: 3rd
Playoffs: Champions

The team played its home games at Arena Monterrey. The team's colors were orange, black and white. Their last head coach was Mariano Bollella.

HistoryEdit

This version of the Monterrey La Raza indoor soccer team began play in fall 2007 at Arena Monterrey as a member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. On July 17, 2007, the MISL officially announced that La Raza would enter the league for the 2007–08 season.[1]

La Raza played their home games in Arena Monterrey, owned by TV Azteca, the second largest Mexican television network. TV Azteca also owned La Raza.[2]

TV Azteca acquired the rights to the Monterrey La Raza name from the owner of the original CISL/WISL franchise, Pedro Luis Durán.

The team was successful in its lone MISL season, reaching the league's championship game before losing to the Baltimore Blast. When the MISL folded, La Raza announced they would be joining the NISL for its inaugural 2008–09 season. They also announced an exhibition schedule against PASL teams for the 2008–09 season.

Year-by-yearEdit

Year League Logo Reg. season Playoffs Attendance average
2007–08 MISL II   4th MISL, 16–14 Lost Final, 8–13 9,980
2008–09 NISL   3rd NISL, 10–8 Lost Semi-Final, 1–2 5,490
2008–09 PASL Copa América   1st East Group, 5–0 Won Championship, 1–0 3,820
2009–10 MISL III   3rd MISL, 10–10 Won Championship, 12–6 3,881
Total 41–32
Win % = .780
6–5
Win % = .833
6,430

Head coachesEdit

ArenasEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-07-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2007-05-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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