The Massachusetts Twisters
were an American indoor soccer
was based in West Springfield, Massachusetts
. Founded in 2003, the team played in every American Indoor Soccer League
season and played one season in the National Indoor Soccer League
The team played its home games at the Eastern States Coliseum
. The team colors were black and red. Their head coach and owner was Paul LaPointe.
The Massachusetts Twisters were one of the charter members of the American Indoor Soccer League
and were owned Paul LaPointe, the original commissioner of the AISL. The Twister's home field in the The Big E Coliseum
. The Massachusetts Twisters franchise was also directly affiliated with the Junior Twisters, who played in the Massachusetts Advanced Players League.
On March 31, 2007, having won the regular season in the AISL with 25 points, the Twisters hosted the AISL Championship against the Rockford Thunder
, who had earned 23 points on the season. The Twisters prevailed 11-5 over the Thunder and claimed the league championship.
In 2007-08, the Twisters finished second in the AISL regular season standings with a 7-7 record. This led to a championship game rematch with the Rockford team, now known as the Rampage, which finished with a 12-1 regular season record. A few days before the championship game, the Twisters' coach resigned and several players quit the team, apparently because Twisters management had a dispute with the head coach, refused to pay for air travel for the team... Read More