The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today that a new franchise in Chicago will begin participation in the league starting with the 2012-13 season.
Led by CEO/Owner Armando Gamboa and COO/Owner Dave Mokry, the franchise will announce its name in the coming weeks. The team will play its home games at the Sears Centre Arena, a multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center which holds 9,400 for indoor soccer.
“We are thrilled that Chicago is part of the MISL and that the MISL continues to grow. I am excited for the upcoming rivalry and the ability for our fans to easily travel to Chicago for the games,” Wave Owner Jim Lindenberg said.
“We are delighted to be part of the excitement and tradition of the Major Indoor Soccer League and we look forward to working with the league and the other franchises to continue to grow the league,” Gamboa said. “We expect to feature a great deal of Chicago talent on our team and can’t wait to start building a team that Chicago soccer fans will be proud of.”
The 2012-13 MISL alignment and schedule are expected to be released in August.
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The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team is the longest-running professional soccer team in the country. The Wave completed their 28th season by winning their sixth Major Indoor Soccer League championship. Their summer camp program is the largest team-operated program in the country. For more information about the Milwaukee Wave, visit milwaukeewave.com or call 414-224-9283.
United Soccer League acquired the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in May, 2011 and began operating North America’s most storied and tradition-rich professional indoor soccer league beginning with the 2011-12 season. The MISL represents the top level of professional indoor soccer in North American and consisted of seven franchises for 2011-12.