Continental Indoor Soccer League (1993-1997)
Born: October 1, 1992 – CISL founding franchise.
Died: 1998 – The Pride are re-branded as the Portland Pythons.
The Portland Pride soccer team played in all five seasons of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, a summertime league that had heavy investment from NBA owners. Although the Pride shared Memorial Coliseum and later the Rose Garden arena with the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, they did not share ownership as many CISL teams in NBA cities did.
The Pride had only one winning season - their first, in 1993 – and never made it beyond the first round of the CISL playoffs.
At the end of the 1997 season, squabbling among league owners caused the dissolution of the CISL on December 23, 1997. The Portland owners helped to form a successor league known initially as the Premier Soccer Alliance (1998) and later as the World Indoor Soccer League (1999-2001). When the CISL folded, Portland changed its name to the Portland Pythons (1998-1999) and competed in the PSA and the WISL for two additional seasons before folding.
==Pride Matches on Fun While It Lasted==
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