Indiana soccer pioneer Morris remembered
[OBITUARY] Alex Morris, the owner of the old A-League Indiana Blast and W-League Indiana Blaze of the USL system, passed
away on Saturday after a battle with colon cancer. He was remembered as an Indiana soccer pioneer in the 1990s.
“We are all greatly disappointed to hear of Alex’s
death,” USL President Tim Holt said in a statement. “Alex was one of the great characters in USL history, and the Morris family did an outstanding
job of bringing a high level of men’s and women’s soccer to Indianapolis. We send our condolences to his family, and all of the friends that he made over a full and rich life.”
The story goes that Morris purchased the Blast and Blaze as a 40th birthday present for his wife, Kim, in the fall of 1997. The Blast began in the D-3
Pro League before the club joined the A-League in 1999 after having claimed the North Central Division title in 1998. The Blaze claimed a pair of W-League 2 Midwest Division titles in 1999 and 2000.
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