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The Philadelphia KiXX is a professional indoor soccer team, founded in 1995 as an NPSL expansion franchise, that plays their games at the Wachovia Spectrummarker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker. The team's original owner was Ed Tepper, also president of Tepper Properties Inc, had been one of the co-founders of the original MISL. Initially, the KiXX were one of the better drawing teams in the league, but their attendance fell at the turn of the century. In 2001, the KiXX along with five other NPSL franchises founded the new Major Indoor Soccer League. The KiXX won the first MISL championship (2001-2002 season) over the Milwaukee Wave 2 games to 1 (4 to 11, 11 to 4, 8 to 6) in the best of three game championship series. The KiXX also won the 2006-2007 MISL championship defeating the Detroit Ignition 13 to 8 in a one game championship. After the MISL folded in 2008, the KiXX announced that they had joined the Major Indoor Soccer League for its inaugural season in 2008-09.

With the demolition of the Wachovia Spectrum following the 2008 season, the Philadelphia KiXX announced their plans to move to the Liacouras Centermarker, on the campus of Temple Universitymarker, for 2009.

On November 19, 2009 the KiXX defeated Polish First League Pogon Szczecin, of the Polish First League, 20-10 in an indoor friendly.

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. attendance
1996-97 NPSL II 3rd East, 17-23 Lost Conference Quarterfinals to Blast 8-15; 8-18 7,894
1997-98 NPSL II 1st East, 26-14 Won Conference Semifinals over Crunch 10-4; 29-27
Lost Conference Finals to Wave 9-7; 5-19; 3-12; 10-16
8,637
1998-99 NPSL II 1st East, 23-17 Won Conference Semifinals over Wave 9-11; 13-11; 14-5
Lost Conference Finals to Crunch 0-15; 15-30
8,974
1999-00 NPSL II 2nd East, 24-20 Lost Conference Semifinals to Blast 11-15; 12-25 8,081
2000-01 NPSL II 4th American, 22-18 Won Conference Semifinals over Heat 21-19; 19-14
Won Conference Finals over Blast 19-23; 12-8; 16-15
Lost Championship to Wave 12-16; 8-9; 8-10

5,224
2001-02 MISL II 2nd MISL, 30-14 Won Semifinals over Comets 18-13
Won Championship over Wave 4-11; 11-4; 8-6
5,328
2002-03 MISL II 1st Eastern, 24-12 Lost Semifinals to Blast 6-8 4,294
2003-04 MISL II 2nd Eastern, 20-16 Lost Quarterfinals to Comets 5-8 5,226
2004-05 MISL II 3rd MISL, 22-17 Lost Semifinals to Force 3-6; 6-10 5,361
2005-06 MISL II 5th MISL, 10-20 Failed to Qualify 6,990
2006-07 MISL II 3rd MISL, 17-13 Won Semifinals over Storm 8-11; 10-6; 2-0
Won Championship over Ignition 13-8
6,551
2007-08 MISL II 7th MISL, 12-18 Failed to Qualify 6,118
2008-09 NISL 4th NISL, 10-8 Failed to Qualify 6,444
2009-2010 MISL III TBA TBA TBA
Totals MISL II Reg. Season Record 135-110
Reg.

Season Win % = .551
Playoff Record 6-6
Playoff Win % = .500


Roster

Updated: November 18, 2009

Head Coaches

Name Years
Dave MacWilliams 1996-1999
Omid Namazi 1999-2002
Don D'Ambra 2002-present


Arenas



References

  1. http://www.misl.net/news/?article_id=130
  2. National Indoor Soccer League Will Begin Play in November
  3. Sidekicks Opponents: Philadelphia Kixx


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