Seattle SeaDogs

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Seattle SeaDogs (CISL)
Full nameSeattle SeaDogs
GroundMercer Arena
LeagueContinental Indoor Soccer League

The Seattle SeaDogs are a defunct indoor soccer team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) from 1995 to 1997. They won the last CISL championship in 1997.


In 1995, the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) awarded an expansion franchise to the Ackerley Group. The team, based in Seattle, was named the SeaDogs.

The SeaDogs’ first two seasons were miserable, ending with losing records and missing the playoffs. However, in 1997, the SeaDogs ran to a 21–7 regular season record and won the league championship.

Following the 1997 season, the CISL folded. Several teams moved to other indoor soccer leagues, but the SeaDogs elected to remain independent as its ownership explored various options. During this period, head coach Fernando Clavijo resigned to become head coach of the Florida ThunderCats of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL).


In 1995, the SeaDogs held their home games in the Seattle Center Arena (now known as Mercer Arena). In 1996 the SeaDogs moved into the rebuilt Seattle Center Coliseum, rechristened KeyArena, which was a short distance away on the grounds of the Seattle Center.



Year Record Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1995 12–16 4th Western Did not qualify 2,341
1996 11–17 4th Western Did not qualify 3,812
1997 21–7 1st Western Champions 5,428
Total 44–40  –  – 3,860


CISL Championship

  • 1997

Goalkeeper of the Year

Coach of the Year

Championship Series MVP

All Star Game MVP

Notable players[edit]

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