MISL Final Team Standings
and Playoff Results

1978-79 SEASON
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
Houston Summit Soccer
24
18
6
175
114
--
.750
New York Arrows
24
16
8
176
136
2
.667
Cincinnati Kids
24
16
8
154
129
2
.667
Philadelphia Fever
24
11
13
141
154
7
.458
Pittsburgh Spirit
24
6
18
123
171
12
.250
Cleveland Force
24
5
19
94
159
13
.208

Playoffs
New York defeated Cincinnati 9-4
Philadelphia defeated Houston 6-3

Championship
New York defeated Philadelphia 14-7, 9-5

After the season, Cincinnati folded.




1979-80 SEASON
ATLANTIC DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
New York Arrows
32
27
5
296
175
--
.844
Pittsburgh Spirit
32
18
14
188
191
9
.563
Buffalo Stallions
32
17
15
172
197
10
.531
Philadelphia Fever
32
17
15
201
197
10
.531
Hartford Hellions
32
6
26
151
240
21
.188
CENTRAL DIVISION
Houston Summit Soccer
32
20
12
181
160
--
.625
Wichita Wings
32
16
16
187
173
4
.500
Detroit Lightning
32
15
17
192
201
5
.469
St. Louis Steamer
32
12
20
177
184
8
.375
Cleveland Force
32
12
20
152
179
8
.375

1st Round
Wichita defeated Detroit 6-5
Pittsburgh defeated Buffalo 5-3

Semifinals
New York defeated Pittsburgh 5-3, 11-3
Houston defeated Wichita 5-4 (OT), 4-3

Championship
New York defeated Houston 7-4

Before the season, Buffalo, Hartford, Wichita, Detroit and St. Louis were added.

After the season, Pittsburgh suspended operations for one year.




1980-81 SEASON
ATLANTIC DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
New York Arrows
40
35
5
285
176
--
.875
Baltimore Blast
40
21
19
182
190
14
.525
Philadelphia Fever
40
18
22
212
245
17
.450
Hartford Hellions
40
13
27
165
192
22
.325
CENTRAL DIVISION
St. Louis Steamer
40
25
15
222
196
--
.625
Cleveland Force
40
21
19
209
214
4
.525
Chicago Horizon
40
20
20
216
187
5
.500
Buffalo Stallions
40
20
20
246
210
5
.500
WESTERN DIVISION
Wichita Wings
40
23
17
228
181
--
.575
Phoenix Inferno
40
17
23
210
254
6
.425
Denver Avalanche
40
16
24
174
217
7
.400
San Francisco Fog
40
11
29
175
271
12
.275

1st Round
Baltimore defeated Cleveland 6-5 (OT), 1-7, 5-2
Wichita defeated Chicago 3-4, 6-4, 8-6
St. Louis defeated Buffalo 6-4, 6-5
New York defeated Phoenix 6-10, 10-6, 6-5

Semifinals
New York defeated Baltimore 10-1
St. Louis defeated Wichita 8-7(SO)

Championship
New York defeated St. Louis 6-5

Before the season, Houston moved to Baltimore and Detroit moved to San Francisco. Chicago, Denver and Phoenix were added. Pittsburgh was inactive this season.

After the season, Chicago folded.




1981-82 SEASON
EASTERN DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
New York Arrows
44
36
8
302
199
--
.818
Pittsburgh Spirits
44
31
13
254
208
5
.705
Baltimore Blast
44
27
17
223
207
9
.614
Buffalo Stallions
44
24
20
276
244
12
.545
New Jersey Rockets
44
17
27
195
230
19
.386
Cleveland Force
44
15
29
205
250
21
.341
Philadelphia Fever
44
11
33
175
250
25
.250
WESTERN DIVISION
St. Louis Steamer
44
28
16
228
182
--
.636
Wichita Wings
44
27
17
235
200
1
.614
Memphis Americans
44
20
24
250
271
8
.455
Denver Avalanche
44
19
25
182
203
9
.432
Phoenix Inferno
44
17
27
222
254
11
.386
Kansas City Comets
44
14
30
174
223
14
.318

1st Round
Baltimore defeated Pittsburgh 1-3, 6- 5 (OT), 6-2
New York defeated Buffalo 7-9, 5-4 (OT), 10-6
St. Louis defeated Denver 4-2, 7-6
Wichita defeated Memphis 3-5, 6-3, 12-3

Semifinals
New York defeated Baltimore 6-5 (OT), 6-2
St. Louis defeated Wichita 10-5, 6-7 (OT), 4-1

Championship
New York defeated St. Louis 2-3 (OT), 5-3, 9-8 (OT), 4-6, 8-6

Before the season, New Jersey was added. Hartford moved to Memphis and San Francisco moved to Kansas City. Pittsburgh resumed operations.

After the season, New Jersey and Denver suspended operations.




1982-83 SEASON
EASTERN DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
Baltimore Blast
48
30
18
249
224
--
.625
Cleveland Force
48
29
19
285
267
1
.604
Chicago Sting
48
28
20
285
239
2
.583
New York Arrows
48
24
24
225
219
6
.500
Pittsburgh Spirit
48
24
24
250
247
6
.500
Buffalo Stallions
48
22
26
270
274
8
.458
Memphis Americans
48
19
29
239
274
11
.396
WESTERN DIVISION
San Diego Sockers
48
32
16
289
230
--
.667
Wichita Wings
48
27
21
273
249
5
.563
Kansas City Comets
48
26
22
219
210
6
.542
St. Louis Steamer
48
26
22
234
234
6
.542
Phoenix Inferno
48
24
24
249
255
8
.500
Golden Bay Earthquakes
48
17
31
240
290
15
.354
Los Angeles Lazers
48
8
40
191
286
24
.167

1st Round
Baltimore defeated New York 11-4, 6-7, 8-3
Cleveland defeated Chicago 5-9, 5-4, 7-5
San Diego defeated Kansas City 6-2, 9-4
Wichita defeated St. Louis 6-5 (OT), 2-8, 9-7

Semifinals
Baltimore defeated Cleveland 6-7, 10-5, 7-3, 3-6, 8-6
San Diego defeated Wichita 8-5, 5-2, 4-3

Championship
San Diego defeated Baltimore 6-0, 7-0, 3-4, 6-7 (OT), 3-1

Before the season, Philadelphia moved to Los Angeles. Chicago, San Diego, and Golden Bay (formerly San Jose) from the NASL participated in the MISL this year.

After the season, Chicago, San Diego & Golden Bay returned to the NASL.




1983-84 SEASON
EASTERN DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
GB
Pct.
Baltimore Blast
48
34
14
280
203
--
.708
Pittsburgh Spirit
48
32
16
245
204
2
.667
Cleveland Force
48
31
17
269
229
3
.646
New York Arrows
48
20
28
232
280
14
.417
Memphis Americans
48
18
30
216
284
16
.375
Buffalo Stallions
48
15
33
226
279
19
.313
WESTERN DIVISION
St. Louis Steamers
48
26
22
220
202
--
.542
Wichita Wings
48
25
23
237
228
1
.521
Los Angeles Lazers
48
24
24
223
239
2
.500
Kansas City Comets
48
23
25
232
246
4
.500
Tacoma Stars
48
22
26
226
232
4
.375
Phoenix Pride
48
18
30
221
249
8
.375

1st Round
Baltimore defeated New York 11-5, 8- 9 (OT), 4-3, 14-5
Cleveland defeated Pittsburgh 6-4, 1-4, 6-5 (OT), 5-3
Wichita defeated Los Angeles 10-7, 4-6, 5-4, 6-5
St. Louis defeated Kansas City 6-4, 7-6, 1-2, 3-5, 6-5

Semifinals
Baltimore defeated Cleveland 5-4, 6-5, 7-2
St. Louis defeated Wichita 4-3, 7-6, 5-4 (OT)

Championship
Baltimore defeated St. Louis 3-7, 5- 3, 5-2, 5-4 (OT), 10-3

Before the season, Denver was reactivated and moved to Tacoma. Phoenix changed their name to the Pride.

After the season, Buffalo and Phoenix folded. New York went bankrupt.




1984-85 SEASON
EASTERN DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
Pct.
GB
Baltimore Blast
48
32
16
252
190
.681
--
Chicago Sting
48
28
20
261
223
.583
4
Cleveland Force
48
27
21
239
228
.553
5
Minnesota Strikers
48
24
24
224
226
.500
8
St. Louis Steamers
48
24
24
211
207
.500
8
Pittsburgh Spirit
48
19
29
217
256
.396
13
New York Cosmos
33
11
22
137
185
.333
13.5
WESTERN DIVISION
San Diego Sockers
48
37
11
302
201
.771
--
Las Vegas Americans
48
30
18
269
214
.625
7
Los Angeles Lazers
48
24
24
232
230
.500
13
Kansas City Comets
48
22
26
216
221
.458
15
Wichita Wings
48
21
26
202
233
.437
15.5
Tacoma Stars
48
17
31
207
263
.354
20
Dallas Sidekicks
48
12
36
194
286
.250
25

Wild Cards
Kansas City Defeated St. Louis, 5- 4 (OT), 4-3 (OT)
Minnesota defeated Wichita (2-1, 3-8, 3-2 (OT)

Quarterfinals
Cleveland defeated Chicago 5-4 (OT), 4-8, 6-1, 5-4 (OT)
San Diego defeated Kansas City, 4-3 (OT), 11-7, 3-2
Baltimore defeated Los Angeles, 4-3, 12-3, 5-4
Minnesota defeated Las Vegas, 6-5, 4-6, 3-2, 4-1

Semifinals
San Diego defeated Minnesota, 8-1, 6-5 (OT), 5-8, 3-4(SO),8-0
Baltimore defeated Cleveland, 6-5, 3-5, 4-3, 7-6, 7-4

Championship
San Diego defeated Baltimore, 5-4, 7-3, 6-10, 14-2, 5-3

Before the season, San Diego, Chicago, New York, and Minnesota rejoined the league from the NASL. Memphis moved to Las Vegas and New Jersey moved to Dallas. Cosmos withdrew after 33 games (Folded after playing several exhibition games).

After the season, Las Vegas folded.




1985-86 SEASON
EASTERN DIVISION
G
W
L
GF
GA
Pct.
GB
Cleveland Force
48
27
21
252
212
.563
--
Minnesota Strikers
48
26
22
232
242
.542
1
Dallas Sidekicks
48
25
23
220
231
.521
2
Baltimore Blast
48
24
24
211
201
.500
3
Chicago Sting
48