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Chicago will not play in MISL in 2011-12

Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Major Indoor Soccer League lost one of its eight clubs Tuesday as the planned expansion side in Chicago folded before the 2011-12 season.

Chicago was "unable to find a suitable venue within the necessary time frame," according to the league's website. Chicago will now join the MISL in 2012-13, subject to fulfillment of league requirements.

The MISL season will open as expected on Nov. 3, with seven teams divided into two divisions.

The Eastern Division features the Baltimore Blast, Norfolk SharX, Rochester Lancers and Syracuse Silver Knights and the Central Division has the Milwaukee Wave, Missouri Comets and Wichita Wings.

Each team will play 24 games in the regular season. The season is set to wrap up on March 4, and the playoffs beginning the following week.

09/27 17:47:16 ET