Seattle SeaDogs

The Seattle SeaDogs are a defunct indoor soccer team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) from 1995 to 1997. They won the last CISL championship in 1997.

Seattle SeaDogs (CISL)
Full nameSeattle SeaDogs
GroundMercer Arena
LeagueContinental Indoor Soccer League


In 1995, the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) awarded an expansion franchise to the Ackerley Group. The team, based in Seattle, was named the SeaDogs.

The SeaDogs’ first two seasons were miserable, ending with losing records and missing the playoffs. However, in 1997, the SeaDogs ran to a 21–7 regular season record and won the league championship.

Following the 1997 season, the CISL folded. Several teams moved to other indoor soccer leagues, but the SeaDogs elected to remain independent as its ownership explored various options. During this period, head coach Fernando Clavijo resigned to become head coach of the Florida ThunderCats of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL).


In 1995, the SeaDogs held their home games in the Seattle Center Arena (now known as Mercer Arena). In 1996 the SeaDogs moved into the rebuilt Seattle Center Coliseum, rechristened KeyArena, which was a short distance away on the grounds of the Seattle Center.



YearRecordRegular SeasonPlayoffsAvg. Attendance
199512–164th WesternDid not qualify2,341
199611–174th WesternDid not qualify3,812
199721–71st WesternChampions5,428
Total44–40  3,860


CISL Championship

  • 1997

Goalkeeper of the Year

Coach of the Year

Championship Series MVP

All Star Game MVP

Notable players

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