New Franchise set to play at Sears Center Arena
The Major Indoor Soccer League is pleased to announce 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.
“Chicago is an important market for the MISL with a great deal of history in the league and a passionate fan base, so we’re obviously pleased to announce this addition, which is another step in the continuing growth of the MISL,” MISL Senior Director Chris Economides said. “Armando Gamboa and Dave Mokry are committed to producing a winner on and off the field.”
Tryouts for the team are expected to be announced shortly.
“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.
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.