|Last champions||Rockford Rampage|
The American Indoor Soccer League was a semi-professional indoor soccer league founded in 2003 and folded in 2008.
Indoor soccer or arena soccer,, is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Indoor soccer, as it is most often known in the United States and Canada, was originally developed in these two countries as a way to play soccer during the winter months, when snow would make outdoor play difficult. In those countries, gymnasiums are adapted for indoor soccer play. In other countries the game is played in either indoor or outdoor arenas surrounded by walls, and is referred to by different names.
Founded in 2002, the AISL's headquarters were in West Springfield, Massachusetts, but the media relations office was in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2005–06 season started with promise, starting with six teams, but the New Mexico Storm and Detroit-Windsor Border Stars decided not to play in the AISL just before the season got under way. In 2006, the league announced the membership of the Canton Crusaders,but the team's membership was revoked after the ownership was unable to fulfill its financial obligations.
West Springfield is a city in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 28,391 at the 2010 census. The city is also known as "West Side", in reference to the fact that it is on the western side of the Connecticut River from Springfield, a fact which played a major part in the town's early history.
Cleveland is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 388,072, making it the 51st-largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio. Greater Cleveland is ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and is ranked 15th in the United States.
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.
In 2008 with the Cincinnati Excite going on hiatus, and the Massachusetts Twisters and Rockford Rampage moving to the National Indoor Soccer League, the 2008–09 campaign was canceled. On December 23, 2008, all news stories were dropped from the website.
Like many other indoor soccer leagues, the AISL also had their own variations on the generally-followed indoor soccer rules. Some of these variations were:
In sports, a time-out or timeout is a halt in the play. This allows the coaches of either team to communicate with the team, e.g., to determine strategy or inspire morale, as well as to stop the game clock. Time-outs are usually called by coaches or players, although for some sports, TV timeouts are called to allow media to air commercial breaks. Teams usually call timeouts at strategically important points in the match, or to avoid the team being called for a delay of game-type violation, such as the five-second rule in basketball.
|Cincinnati Excite||Cincinnati, Ohio||Game Time Indoor Soccer Training Facility||2004–08|
|Canton Crusaders||Canton, Ohio||Canton Civic Center||N/A|
|Connecticut Academica FC||Cheshire, Connecticut||Sports Domain||2003|
|Detroit-Windsor Border Stars||Windsor, Ontario||Novelletto Rosati Complex||2004–05|
|Massachusetts Aztecs||Beverly, Massachusetts||Soccer Etc.||2003|
|Massachusetts Twisters||West Springfield, Massachusetts||The Big E||2003–08|
|Montréal Team Canada||Montréal, Canada||Sportsplexx||2003|
|Memphis Mojo||Memphis, Tennessee||Agricenter Showplace Arena||N/A|
|New Hampshire Storm||New Hampshire||2003|
|New Mexico Storm||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Blades Multiplex Arenas||2004–06|
|New York Hampton Surf||Long Island, New York||Southampton Youth Sports Center||2006–07|
|Northern Illinois Rebels||Waukegan, Illinois||Lake County Sports Center||2007–08|
|Rockford Rampage||Loves Park, Illinois||Victory Sports Complex||2005–08|
|Tulsa Revolution||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Soccer City Indoor Sports Complex||2007–08|
|2007/2008||Rockford Rampage||18-5||Massachusetts Twisters||Rockford|
|2006/2007||Massachusetts Twisters||11-5||Rockford Thunder||Massachusetts|
|2004/2005||Detroit-Windsor Border Stars||4-1||Cincinnati Excite||Windsor|
|2002/2003||Massachusetts Aztecs||9-6||Connecticut Academica FC||Massachusetts|
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