Cleveland Crunch

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The Cleveland Crunch was an American professional indoor soccer club located in Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1989 as an expansion team in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), the Crunch played a total of 16 seasons in three separate leagues under two different names. The team played three seasons in the original MISL, later known as the Major Soccer League (MSL), before joining the rival National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) in 1992. After nine seasons in the NPSL, the team joined a second incarnation of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in 2001. In 2002, the team was rebranded the Cleveland Force in honor of the former team of the same name. After four seasons in the second MISL, the team folded in 2005.

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Cleveland Crunch
Team logo (1989–95; 2000–02)
OwnerRichard Dietrich (2001–2005)
George S. Hoffman (1989–2001)
  • Major Indoor Soccer League (1989–1992)
  • National Professional Soccer League (1992–2001)
  • Major Indoor Soccer League (2001–2005)
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season

A new team bearing the Cleveland Crunch name joined Major Arena Soccer League 2 for the 2021 season.

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