Tony Bono

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Tony Bono
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Bono
Date of birth (1963-11-20) November 20, 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1981–1984 Drexel Dragons
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1985–1987 Minnesota Strikers (indoor) 55 (3)
1988 Chicago Sting (indoor) 10 (0)
1988 Houston Dynamos
1988–1995 Dayton Dynamo (indoor) 258 (176)
1995 Cincinnati Silverbacks (indoor) 4 (3)
1995–1996 Chicago Power (indoor) 30 (27)
1996 Milwaukee Wave (indoor) 7 (1)
1996–1997 Philadelphia KiXX (indoor) 33 (23)
Teams managed
1992 Dayton Dynamo
1995 Dayton Dynamo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony "Tony" Bono is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League, American Indoor Soccer Association, National Professional Soccer League and Lone Star Soccer Alliance.

Major Indoor Soccer League (1978–92)

The Major Indoor Soccer League, known in its final two seasons as the Major Soccer League, was an indoor soccer league in the United States that played matches from fall 1978 to spring 1992.

National Professional Soccer League (1984–2001) sports league

The National Professional Soccer League was a professional indoor soccer league in the USA and Canada. It was originally called the American Indoor Soccer Association.

Lone Star Soccer Alliance was a soccer league that existed from 1987 to 1992. While the majority of the teams came from Texas, some also came from Oklahoma and Kansas.

Bono graduated from Frankford High School, where he was a 1979 First-Team and 1980 Second-Team All-State soccer player. [1] [2] Bono then attended Drexel University, where he was a 1984 first-team All-American soccer player. [3] In 1985, the Minnesota Strikers of the Major Indoor Soccer League drafted Bono in the third round. In December 1987, the Strikers waived Bono. [4] On January 15, 1988, the Chicago Sting signed Bono to a ten-day contract. [5] The Sting kept Bono on the roster until they folded at the end of the season. Bono then spent the summer season with the Houston Dynamos of the Lone Star Soccer Alliance. [6] The Dynamos went to the championship game where they fell to Dallas Mean Green. In the fall of 1988, Bono signed with the Hershey Impact of the American Indoor Soccer Association but was traded to the Dayton Dynamo on November 2, 1988 for a second round draft pick and cash. [7] He remained with the Dynamo until 1996. In January 1995, Bono became head coach of the Dynamo. The team ownership made this decision because Bono had acted as head coach at the end of the 1991-1992 season and had suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier in the 1994-1995 season. [8] During the 1995 off-season, the Dynamos moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Silverbacks. On November 17, 1995, the Silverbacks traded Bono to the Chicago Power. [9] [10] On March 6, 1996, the Power sent Bono to the Milwaukee Wave. [11] [12] In June 1996, Bono moved to the Philadelphia Kixx.

Frankford High School

Frankford High School is a public high school in the School District of Philadelphia. It is located at Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street in the Frankford section of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Drexel University Private research university in Pennsylvania, United States

Drexel University is a private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a financier and philanthropist. Founded as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, it was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, before assuming the name Drexel University in 1970.

Minnesota Strikers

The Minnesota Strikers were an American professional soccer team located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The team played one season (1984) in the North American Soccer League and 4 seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

In 2001, he was inducted into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame. [13]

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  1. 1979 Male All-State Team Archived 2010-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 1980 Male All-State Team Archived 2010-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 1984 All Americans
  4. December 15, 1987 Transactions
  5. Hobbling Sting hopes to end skid vs. Dallas Chicago Sun-Times - Friday, January 15, 1988
  6. Sports briefs Houston Chronicle - Sunday, AUGUST 7, 1988
  7. DEALS USA TODAY - Wednesday, November 2, 1988
  8. DYNAMO FIRE NICHOLL - BONO NOW PLAYER/COACH Dayton Daily News (OH) - Wednesday, January 25, 1995
  9. NOLES BOWDEN GETS NEW DEAL Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - Friday, November 17, 1995
  10. Chicago POWER 1995-96 Statistics Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Wave acquires midfielder Bono Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Wednesday, March 6, 1996
  12. Milwaukee Wave Media Guide Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  13. SEPA Hall of Fame Inductees