The Houston Hotshots are a professional indoor soccer team in Houston, Texas. They play in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) From 1994 to 1997 and 2000–2001, the Houston Hotshots were a full professional indoor soccer team in Houston, Texas. They played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) from 1994 to 1997, and moved to the World Indoor Soccer League in 1999 after the CISL folded. The Hotshots folded in early 2001 after failing to attract new investors. On June 28, 2015, William Alsobrook filed the necessary paperwork to revive the club and announced his intention to field a team in the upcoming Premier Arena Soccer League season.
Team logo (1994–2001, 2015)
|Full name||Houston Hotshots|
2015 (new team)
|Dissolved||2001 (past team)|
|Ground||Northwest Indoor Soccer Houston, Texas|
|Head Coach/General Manager||Rafael Lopez (2015–17).|
They were coached by Chico Borja (1994) and Trevor Dawkins (1995–97 and 1999–2000), and played at the Compaq Center and Reliant Arena. The Hotshots averaged attendance of 5,607 fans per game in six seasons of play. In June 1994, Matt and Shannon Presley became the first husband and wife to play together in a professional soccer game.
Awards and honors
- CISL (Runner-up) (2): 1996, 1997
MVP Of the Year
Rookie Of the Year
Coach Of the Year
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- Harris County DBA Filings, retrieved July 5, 2015
- Names In The Game
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- Langdon, Jerry (October 18, 1996). "Houston, Monterrey reach final". USA Today. Gannett Company. p. 9C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Langdon, Jerry (October 15, 1997). "Hotshots dramatically move into CISL final". USA Today. Gannett Company. p. 11C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.