Detroit Ignition

The Detroit Ignition is a dormant American indoor soccer team that has played three seasons, most recently 2008–09.

Detroit Ignition
Founded2006
Disbanded2009
ArenaCompuware Arena
Based inPlymouth, Michigan
Colorsred, gold, black
LeagueXtreme Soccer League

In April 2006, Greg Bibb, president of Hantz Group Sports and Entertainment, introduced the teams as a new Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team. They played at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. Their first season was 2006–07 MISL season.

After the 2007–08 MISL season, the league folded. Soon afterwards, the Ignition joined the Xtreme Soccer League.[1] The Ignition ended the 2008–09 campaign in first place which netted them the XSL title. The XSL went on "hiatus" after one season.

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance Average
2006–07 MISL II 1st MISL, 18-12 Lost Final 3,545
2007–08 MISL II 1st MISL, 22–8 Lost Semifinal 3,745
2008–09 XSL 1st XSL, 12-8 Won XSL Championship 3,473

Roster

As of 16th of January, 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-9 MF Hewerton Moreira
2 MF Tino Scicluna
3 DF Vahid Assadpour
4 DF Josh Rife
12 Zaahid Khan
6 DF Wes Sechrist
7 FW Ethan Zemmin
8 DF Ricardinho
9 FW Worteh Sampson
10 MF Alex Rosenboygen
11 MF Ryan Mack
π FW Adam Rosenboygen
9 FW Raashid Khan
13 DF Darrel Quinn
No. Position Player
14 DF Zach Wilkes
15 DF Abraham Francois
16 FW Leo Gibson
17 MF Nik Djokic
21 MF Kyt Selaidopoulos
20 FW Will Erwin
24 GK Danny Waltman
26 DF Nate Craft
33 FW Drew Crawford
69 MF Alex Schwartz
84 DF Sam Sklar
91 MF Danny "El Matador" Ryan
97 GK Alexander Węgrzyn
99 MF Aaran Varatharajan

Head coaches

Arenas

Television

For the 2007–2008 season, 11 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local, a Midwest sports network based in Michigan and Indiana. Also four games were shown on Fox Soccer Channel. For the 2008-2009 season, 10 Detroit Ignition games were televised by Comcast Local. All games were live on b2 Network.

References

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