Major Indoor Soccer League (1978-1992)

Major Indoor Soccer League logo (1978-1990)

Major Soccer League logo (1990-91)

Major Soccer League logo (1991-92)



Formed in 1978, the MISL blazed trails not only for the sport of indoor soccer, but in game presentation and promotion (some of which are used by major league teams today), not to mention some of the more imaginative team names ever devised. The league disbanded in 1992, with 3 teams moving to the National Profesional Soccer League (which has renamed itself the MISL in 2001), while Dallas and San Diego helped form the Continental Indoor Soccer League. An on-line overview and history of the M(I)SL can be found by clicking here.


How The Sidekicks Got Here

Donald Carter purchased the bankrupt New Jersey Rockets on January 9, 1984. The MISL had approved a franchise for Dallas during the previous summer's league meetings. The Sidekicks played their first ever regular season game on November 2, 1984.


The Sidekicks vs the MISL

Regular Season Record:


Playoff Record:


Overall MISL Record:



Team Honor Roll


Opponents Faced in the MISL:

Baltimore Blast logo (1984-1992)

Chicago Sting logo (1984-88)

Cleveland Force logo (1984-1988)

Cleveland Crunch logo (1988-1992)

Baltimore Blast

Chicago Sting

Cleveland Force

Cleveland Crunch

The Cosmos logo (1984-85)

Kansas City Comets logo (1984-1991)

Las Vegas Americans logo (1984-85)

Minnesota Strikers logo (1984-88)

Cosmos (New York) Kansas City Comets Las Vegas Americans Minnesota Strikers

Los Angeles Lazers logo (1984-1989)

New York Express logo (1986-87)

Pittsburgh Spirit logo (1984-86)

San Diego Sockers NASL/MISL logo (1984-1992)

Los Angeles Lazers New York Express Pittsburgh Spirit San Diego Sockers

St. Louis Steamers logo (1984-1988)

St. Louis Storm logo

Tacoma Stars logo (1984-1992)

St. Louis Steamers

St. Louis Storm

Tacoma Stars

Wichita Wings