The Canton Invaders was a professional indoor soccer team from Canton, Ohio. The team played in the American Indoor Soccer Association (AISA). In 1990, this association became the National Professional Soccer League.
The Canton Invaders joined the AISA for the 1984-1985 season. The team was one of the founding members of the league. The Invaders won the league championship in its first two seasons and advanced to the championship series in its third year in the league. During the 1987-1988, 1988-1989, and 1989-1990 seasons, the team reclaimed the league championship. In the 1990-1991 season, the team, now playing in the National Professional Soccer League, returned to the playoffs, although the Invaders lost to the Dayton Dynamo in the semifinals. The Invaders lost to the Detroit Rockers in the championship series during the next season.
Unfortunately for the Invaders and the team