Stats Project: Indoor Soccer
There is no great repository for professional indoor soccer’s historical statistics, so I’m going to start one here. I have, over the years, saved numerous final stats from a variety of leagues, but have never taken the time to collate them and put them in one place for anyone looking for the answers to questions or who wants to do statistical analysis. So here is the beginning of a project to do just that. Below you will find links to final statistics from a variety of pro indoor leagues from over the years, and I’ll add to the project as I (or you) uncover more data. Feel free to send me any info you think belongs on this page.
The professional indoor soccer leagues that this project will encompass are:
MISL I (The original Major Indoor Soccer League, which became simply the Major Soccer League for its final two seasons)
The NASL: the North American Soccer League’s Indoor Seasons
The NPSL: the National Professional Soccer League (born in 1984 as the American Indoor Soccer Association)
The XSL: the Xtreme Soccer League
MISL III: the third Major Indoor Soccer League (born as the National Indoor Soccer League in 2008)
In many cases, the links take you to a text file of the final (usually “official”) statistics kept by whatever service the league was using. Keep in mind that even though they are “official,” they are not “perfect.” With thousands of games over time and a variety of inexperienced people at game sites originating data and very busy people collating and publishing it, errors are inevitable. In some cases, they are glaring. But this is the start of a project, not its final form.