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Major Soccer League (1978-92)

Originally the Major Indoor Soccer League from 1978-79 season through 1989-90. The MISL championship was decided by one game in 1980 and 1981; a best-of-three games series in 1979, best-of-five games in 1982 and 1983; and best-of-seven games since 1984. The MSL folded after the 1991-92 season.

Multiple winners: San Diego (8); New York (4).

Playoff Final Regular Season
Year Winner Series Loser Leading Scorer G A Pts
1979 New York Arrows 2-0Philadelphia Fred Grgurev, Philadelphia 46 28 74
        
1980 New York Arrows 7-4 (1 game) Houston Steve Zungul, New York 90 46 136
1981 New York Arrows 6-5 (1 game) St. Louis Steve Zungul, New York 108 44 152
1982 New York Arrows 3-2 (LWWLW) St. Louis Steve Zungul, New York 103 60 163
1983 San Diego Sockers 3-2 (WWLLW) Baltimore Steve Zungul, NY/Golden Bay 75 47 122
1984 Baltimore Blast 4-1 (LWWWW) St. Louis Stan Stamenkovic, Baltimore 34 63 97
1985 San Diego Sockers 4-1 (WWLWW) Baltimore Steve Zungul, San Diego 68 68 136
1986 San Diego Sockers 4-3 (WLLLWWW) Minnesota Steve Zungul, Tacoma 55 60 115
1987 Dallas Sidekicks 4-3 (LLWWLWW) Tacoma Tatu, Dallas 73 38 111
1988 San Diego Sockers 4-0 Cleveland Eric Rasmussen, Wichita 55 57 112
1989 San Diego Sockers 4-3 (LWWWLLW) Baltimore Preki, Tacoma 51 53 104
        
1990 San Diego Sockers 4-2 (LWWWLW) Baltimore Tatu, Dallas 64 49 113
1991 San Diego Sockers 4-2 (WLWLWW) Cleveland Tatu, Dallas 78 66 144
1992 San Diego Sockers 4-2 (WWWLLW) Dallas Zoran Karic, Cleveland 39 63 102

Playoff MVPs

MSL playoff Most Valuable Players, selected by a panel of soccer media covering the playoffs.

Multiple winners: Steve Zungul (4); Brian Quinn (2).

Year  
1979 Shep Messing, NY
1980 Steve Zungul, NY
1981 Steve Zungul, NY
1982 Steve Zungul, NY
1983 Juli Veee, SD
1984 Scott Manning, Bal.
1985 Steve Zungul, SD
1986 Brian Quinn, SD
1987 Tatu, Dallas
1988 Hugo Perez, SD
1989 Victor Nogueira, SD
1990 Brian Quinn, SD
1991 Ben Collins, SD
1992 Thompson Usiyan, SD

Regular Season MVPs

MSL regular season Most Valuable Players, selected by a panel of soccer media from every city in the league.

Multiple winners: Steve Zungul (6); Victor Nogueira and Tatu (2).

Year  
1979 Steve Zungul, NY
1980 Steve Zungul, NY
1981 Steve Zungul, NY
1982 Steve Zungul, NY
 & Stan Terlecki, Pit.
1983 Alan Mayer, SD
1984 Stan Stamenkovic, Bal.
1985 Steve Zungul, SD
1986 Steve Zungul, SD/Tac.
1987 Tatu, Dallas
1988 Erik Rasmussen, Wich.
1989 Preki, Tacoma
1990 Tatu, Dallas
1991 Victor Nogueira, SD
1992 Victor Nogueira, SD

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