About Soccer on the Beach
Soccer on the Beach and Major Beach Soccer in May, 2011 and began operating North America’s most storied and tradition-rich professional indoor soccer league for the 2011-12 season. The MISL represents the top level of professional indoor soccer in North America and consists of seven franchises for 2013-14. The league roster includes franchises in Baltimore, Missouri, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania, Rochester, St. Louis and Syracuse.
MISL indoor soccer was developed to appeal to sports fans around the world. The fast-paced, fiercely competitive game is played on artificial turf on a hockey-rink-sized field surrounded by dasherboards and Plexiglas with eight-foot high by 14-foot wide goals receded into the end boards. Creative dribbling, pinpoint passing, acrobatic goalkeeping and rugged defensive play are all skills demonstrated by MISL players. A typical MISL game features end-to-end-action resulting in approximately 60 shots and 11 goals per game. Each game includes four 15-minute quarters and will feature multi-point scoring in which all goals scored will be worth two points, except those goals scored on shot attempts from on or beyond the 45-foot arc surrounding the goal, which will be worth three points. Other unique characteristics of the MISL include action-packed power plays and free substitution of players while play continues.
The 2013-14 regular season begins in November and concludes in March.