As many of you have heard, the MISL made the following announcement earlier today:
WESTPORT, Conn. (Monday, June 2, 2008) – The Management Committee of the Major Indoor Soccer League today announced the MISL ceased operations effective May 31, 2008. The MISL Management Committee has begun formal transition planning and restructuring as they consider moves, which they believe will help lower costs and attract additional owner/operators. A decision on the future structure of the League will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.
“We are considering structural changes that will bring us greater efficiencies, while also allowing long term growth and expansion of the League,” said John Hantz, former Chairman of the MISL, and Owner/Operator of the Detroit Ignition.
This day marks the end of one era and the start of a new era for the sport of Professional Indoor Soccer.
In response to this announcement from the League, Blast Owner Ed Hale had this to say:
“In order to clean up some of the stock ownership from previous owners, we decided to resolve the current League and form a new League. The Baltimore Blast will play next season. The number of teams and the number of games will be determined very soon.”