Indoor Soccer League’s Goal: Pa. Team’s Workers’ Comp Payments

The Major Indoor Soccer League has sued the company that operated the now-defunct Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Heat franchise for $192,000 in dues, workers’ compensation insurance payments and other costs.

The federal breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against Susquehanna Soccer Inc., JoRo Soccer Inc. and club officer Rodney L. Rumberger accuses the club of failing to make required payments for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.

Rumberger said he had not seen the lawsuit, but denied owing the league any money.

‘” had some discussions with them a couple of years ago when we were shutting the team down,” he said. “I figured it was all over and done with. I guess we’ll figure out what happens from here.”

The MISL announced in July 2003 that the Harrisburg team, which played home games at the Farm Show Complex, would no longer be active.

MISL spokesman Jaye Cavallo declined comment.

The league currently has teams in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Saint Louis and Stockton, Calif. It plans to expand into Detroit and Newark, N.J.

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