The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) released its 2011-12 schedule today, with the action slated to kick off for the 96-game regular season on Thursday, November 3. Opening weekend for North America’s most storied professional indoor soccer league will be highlighted by the debuts of the Wichita Wings, Rochester Lancers and Syracuse Silver Knights. Also part of the opening-weekend action is the Milwaukee Wave, who looks to defend their MISL Championship. The Wave opens on Sunday, November 13 when they play host to Wichita at U.S. Cellular Arena.
The MISL has grown from five to eight teams for the 2011-12 season as the Baltimore Blast, Milwaukee Wave and Missouri are joined by a new franchise in Chicago as well as the Norfolk SharX, Rochester, Syracuse and Wichita.
The season is set to wrap up on March 4, with crucial intra-division contests such as Milwaukee at Chicago (Saturday, March 3) and Baltimore at Syracuse (Sunday, March 4) that could have bearing on the 2011-12 MISL playoffs.
The 2011-12 MISL regular season will consist of 24 games, with teams playing 16 games within their division - six games against their nearest geographic rival and five games each against the other two teams. They will face each of the teams from the other division twice, once home and once away.
The MISL playoffs will begin with the semifinals March 9-11, featuring the top two teams from each division meeting in a home-and-home series with a mini game to decide the series following the second game if needed. The championship will follow the same format on March 16-18. The higher seed will choose which game it hosts.
Milwaukee Wave Schedule
Saturday November 5, 2011 6:00PM Inter-squad Exhibition
Sunday November 13, 2011 3:00PM Wichita Wings
Tuesday November 15, 2011 10:30AM School Days Game
Saturday November 19, 2011 6:00 PM Chicago
Sunday November 20, 2011 3:10PM Missouri Comets
Saturday November 26, 2011 6:00 PM Chicago
Sunday November 27, 2011 TBA Chicago
Friday December 2, 2011 7:00 PM Missouri Comets
Saturday December 10, 2011 6:00PM Rochester Lancers
Friday December 16, 2011 7:00PM Wichita Wings
Friday December 23, 2011 TBA Chicago
Saturday December 31, 2011 2:00PM Baltimore Blast
Friday January 6, 2012 7:00PM Norfolk Sharx
Sunday January 15, 2012 7:30PM Syracuse Silver Knights
Monday January 16, 2012 1:00PM Rochester Lancers
Saturday January 21, 2012 7:35PM Wichita Wings
Thursday January 26, 2012 7:05PM Wichita Wings
Friday January 27, 2012 7:35PM Missouri Comets
Sunday January 29, 2012 3:00PM Syracuse Silver Knights
Saturday February 4, 2012 6:00PM Missouri Comets
Friday February 10, 2012 7:00PM Wichita Wings
Sunday February 12, 2012 3:00PM Chicago
Wednesday February 15, 2012 10:30AM School Day Game
Saturday February 18, 2012 7:35PM Baltimore Blast
Sunday February 19, 2012 2:00PM Norfolk Sharx
Sunday February 26, 2012 7:35PM Missouri Comets
Saturday March 3, 2012 TBA Chicago
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2011-12 Full MISL Schedule
The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team is the longest-running professional soccer team in the country. The Wave completed their 27th season by winning their fifth 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 Leagues entered into an agreement with the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in May 2011 and will operate 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 America and consists of eight franchises for 2011-12.
United Soccer Leagues
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, United Soccer Leagues has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and investors. Now in its third decade of operation, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (USL Super Y-League/USL Super-20 League), continuing up through the amateur level (USL Premier Development League/USL W-League) and on to the professional level (USL PRO, MISL). A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region.
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