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Houston Hotshots
Team logo (1994–2001, 2015)
Full nameHouston Hotshots
2015 (new team)
Dissolved2001 (past team)
GroundNorthwest Indoor Soccer Houston, Texas
OwnerWilliam Alsobrook
Head Coach/General ManagerRafael Lopez (2015–17).[1]
WebsiteClub website

The Houston Hotshots are a professional [3] indoor soccer team in Houston, Texas. They play in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) [4] From 1994 to 1997 and 2000–2001, the Houston Hotshots were a full professional indoor soccer team in Houston, Texas. They played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL) from 1994 to 1997,[5] and moved to the World Indoor Soccer League in 1999 after the CISL folded.[6] The Hotshots folded in early 2001 after failing to attract new investors.[7] On June 28, 2015, William Alsobrook filed the necessary paperwork to revive the club and announced his intention to field a team in the upcoming Premier Arena Soccer League season.[8]


They were coached by Chico Borja (1994) and Trevor Dawkins (1995–97 and 1999–2000), and played at the Compaq Center and Reliant Arena. The Hotshots averaged attendance of 5,607 fans per game in six seasons of play. In June 1994, Matt and Shannon Presley became the first husband and wife to play together in a professional soccer game.[9]

In the first official game in the PASL Creighton Brooks scored a hat-trick vs Brownsville Barracudas on December 20, 2015.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. attendance
1994 CISL 6th Eastern 7-21[10] Failed to Qualify 6,492
1995 CISL 4th Southern 8-20[10] Failed to Qualify 5,942
1996 CISL 2nd Eastern 18-10 Lost Championship[11] 7,118
1997 CISL 3rd Eastern 18-10 Lost Championship[12] 6,930
1999 WISL 7th WISL, 6-16 Failed to Qualify 3,599
2000 WISL 4th WISL, 10-14 Lost Quarterfinal 2,887
2015/16 Winter PASL 5th PASL South Central, 1-7 Failed to Qualify 100
2016/17 Winter PASL 4th PASL South Central, 4-4 Failed to Qualify TBD

Former players

  • Iran Arash Noamouz (1995)
  • England Paul Dougherty (1996–97)
  • United States Dan Buttitta "Dano" (1994–96)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Andreas Boerwinkel (1995)
  • United States Dylan Schauder (2015–16)
  • United States Creighton Brooks (2015–16)

Awards and honors


  • CISL (Runner-up) (2): 1996, 1997

MVP Of the Year

Rookie Of the Year

Coach Of the Year


  1. ^ "Houston Hotshots sign new Head Coach". houstonhotshots.net. Houston Hotshots. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Houston Hotshots Section on PASL Official Site". Premier Arena Soccer League. PASL. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.ncaa.org/amateurism
  4. ^ "PASL Men Winter 2015/16 Teams". Premier Arena Soccer League. Premier Arena Soccer League. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Indoor soccer league folds". The Telegraph-Herald. Dubuque, IA: Woodward Communications, Inc. December 24, 1997. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Conway, Joe (January 30, 2006). "Can 1836 be a hit where other soccer teams have missed?". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Revamped Knights start new season, seek redemption". The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, CA: The McClatchy Company. August 18, 2001. p. C7. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Harris County DBA Filings, retrieved July 5, 2015
  9. ^ Names In The Game
  10. ^ a b Langdon, Jerry (September 6, 1996). "Dougherty, Pedroso give CISL Hotshots big lift". USA Today. Gannett Company. p. 11C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  11. ^ Langdon, Jerry (October 18, 1996). "Houston, Monterrey reach final". USA Today. Gannett Company. p. 9C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  12. ^ Langdon, Jerry (October 15, 1997). "Hotshots dramatically move into CISL final". USA Today. Gannett Company. p. 11C. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
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