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MISSILE Magazine was the official game program of the original Major Indoor Soccer League (1978-1992) from 1978 until 1985.

MISSILE was published in a national magazine format, which mimicked those of the NFL (“PRO”), the NHL (“GOAL”) and the NBA (“HOOP”).  It was a popular approach for team sports with national ambitions in the era, including the North American Soccer League and the United States Football League.  Each issue combined nationally syndicated content – often accompanied by color action photos – with a center section of local content, including rosters, local advertising and player profiles.  The result was a very attractive program with a heft and production value nearly on par with some of the top magazines of the era, such as Sports Illustrated.

All of the league’s clubs sold MISSILE for the first seven seasons of the league, ending in 1985.  At that point, it appears that most of the teams went their own way, producing locally designed and printed programs of varying quality until the league’s demise in 1992.

The Cleveland Force, Los Angeles Lazers & the Wichita Wings kept the MISSILE name and design alive until at least 1989, even keeping the tagline “Official Publication of the Major Indoor Soccer League” on the cover, even though they seemed to be the only clubs still using the format.  The local editions of MISSILE from 1985 onward still had the great look and feel of a newsstand magazine, but no longer contained any national content or the color photography that came with it.  The Force went out of business in 1988 and were replaced a year later by the Cleveland Crunch, who also used the MISSILE brand name for their match programs through at least 1991.

Browse our MISL memorabilia for sale here or click on individual programs to see which ones we have in stock today.

 

 

1978-79 Major Indoor Soccer League

1978-79 Major Indoor Soccer League

Shep Messing MISL

Spartak Indoor Soccer

Missile Magazine MISL

Missile Magazine MISL

Missile Magazine MISL

1980 MISL All-Star Game

Missile Magazine MISL

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Paul Toomey Hartford Hellions

MISL Missile Magazine

Norman Piper Wichita Wings

Branko Segota New York Arrows

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Joey Fink Philadelphia Fever

Ian Anderson Cleveland Force

Frank Bucci Soccer

Carl Rose St. Louis Steamers

MISL Missile Magazine

Iubo Petrovic Buffalo Stallions

Johnny Moore San Francisco Fog

Chicago Horizons MISL

Sepp Gantenhammer Baltimore Blast

Vic Davidson Phoenix Inferno

Major Indoor Soccer League Programs

1981-82 New York Arrows Yearbook

New Jersey Rockets MISL

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Missile Magazine Soccer

Gino Dippolito

Steve Zungul New York Arrows

Mike Laschev Buffalo Stallions

Enzo DiPede Kansas City Comets

Vic Davidson Phoenix Inferno

Don Ebert St. Louis Steamers

Missile Magazine Major Indoor Soccer League

Louie Nanchoff Philadelphia Fever

Missile Magazine Major Indoor Soccer League

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Missile Magazine Soccer

1982-83 Los Angeles Lazers

Shep Messing New York Arrows

Gino Schiraldi Kansas City Comets

Missile Magazine Major Indoor Soccer League

Karl-Heinz Granitza Chicago Sting

Ernie Buriano Buffalo Stallions

Val Tuksa New York Arrows

Missile Magazine MISL

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Joey Fink Baltimore Blast

Willie Watson Phoenix Inferno

Norman Piper Wichita Wings

Missile Magazine MISL

Slobo Ilijevski St. Louis Steamers

1983 MISL All-Star Game

Stan Stamenkovic Memphis Americans

Mike Hewitt Soccer

Paul Toomey Pittsburgh Spirit

Luis Alberto Cleveland Force

Missile Magazine Major Indoor Soccer League

Heinz Wirtz Baltimore Blast

Juli Veee San Diego Sockers

Missile Magazine Soccer

Missile Magazine MISL

Missile Magazine MISL

Carlos Salguero Buffalo Stallions

Kirk Shermer Soccer

Omar Gomez Wichita Wings

Clive Griffiths Kansas City Comets

Jim May Buffalo Stallions

Shep Messing New York Arrows

Jeff Bourne Wichita Wings

Nick Mangione Baltimore Blast

Kim Roentved Wichita Wings

Roy Turner Wichita Wings

Tony Bellinger St. Louis Steamers

Per Roentved Wichita Wings

Frank Rasmussen Wichita Wings

Jorgen Kristensen

Bernie James Cleveland Force

Mike Dowler Wichita Wings

Miguel Filardo Wichita Wings

Tony Carbognani Memphis Americans

Keith Furphy Cleveland Force

Gary Etherington New York Arrows

Oscar Albuquerque

Steve David Phoenix Inferno

Tacoma Dome

Kevin Kewley Wichita Wings

Terry Nicholl Wichita Wings

Ian Anderson Wichita Wings

Gregg Willin Wichita Wings

Bruce Rudroff Memphis Americans

Mark Snell Wichita Wings

Norman Piper Wichita Wings

Paul Child Pittsburgh Spirit

Missile Magazine Indoor Soccer

Kai Haaskivi Cleveland Force

Rick Davis St. Louis Steamers

Scott Manning Baltimore Blast

Pat Ercoli Baltimore Blast

Paul Child

David Brcic New York Cosmos

Batata Los Angeles Lazers

1985 MISL All-Star Game

Terry Nicholl Wichita Wings

Kaz Deyna San Diego Sockers

Eric Rasmussen Wichita Wings

Bernie James Cleveland Force

Don Popovic Las Vegas Americans

Dave MacWilliams Baltimore Blast

Earl Foreman MISL

Cleveland Force Program

Peter Wall Los Angeles Lazers

Steve Zungul Sockers

Rick Davis St. Louis Steamers

Chico Borja Wichita Wings

Beto Los Angeles Lazers

Kim Roentved Wichita Wings

Steve Wegerle Wichita Wings

Mike Fox Wichita Wings

Willie Molano Los Angeles Lazers

Gus Mokalis Los Angeles Lazers

Jan Olesen Wichita Wings

Tim Walters Wichita Wings

Frank Rasmussen Wichita Wings

Greg Ion Los Angeles Lazers

Mike Mahoney Los Angeles Lazers

Steve Zungul Tacoma Stars

Neill Roberts Wichita Wings

Poli Garcia Los Angeles Lazers

Branko Segota San Diego Sockers

David Brcic Los Angeles Lazers

Gus Mokalis Los Angeles Lazers

Erhardt Kapp Los Angeles Lazers

Kim Roentved Wichita Wings

Kai Haaskivi Cleveland Force

Lee Cornwell Los Angeles Lazers

MISL Soccer

MISSILE Magazine MISL

1987-88 Baltimore Blast Yearbook

Keith Tozer Los Angeles Lazers

David Brcic Los Angeles Lazers

MISL Programs

Paul Child Los Angeles Lazers

Frank Klopas Chicago Sting

Dave Hoggan Wichita Wings

Ernie Buriano Chicago Sting

Chico Borja Los Angeles Lazers

Chris Whyte Los Angeles Lazers

Jim Gorsek Los Angeles Lazers

St. Louis Storm MSL

MISL Programs

George Fernandez Cleveland Crunch

Written by andycrossley

December 23rd, 2011 at 12:21 am

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  1. Missile Magazine was great while it lasted. It was very professionally done and its quality could have competed with any professional sport team’s game program. The articles were informative and well-written and the photography top notch.

    It’s amazing how rare the Wings “home” Missiles actually are. Despite the large crowds and large number of these sold at the games, they are very rarely offered anywhere.

    Great page!

    Mike

    10 Feb 12 at 12:16 am

  2. Do you still have the Missile collection? I´m looking for those that have Ivair´s Ferreira photos inside. Tks

    Denis

    8 Aug 14 at 8:28 pm

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