As a team in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), the St. Louis Storm played from 1989 to 1992. Known for their Yugolslavian player, Preki, the St. Louis Storm placed 2nd best in the MISL during their 1990-1991 season with 32 wins. The team was another St. Louis soccer success story, averaging over 7,000 fans per game after Preki’s arrival and would draw even better in the ensuing years.
Unfortunately, by 1992 the team’s owner lost interest and put up his 80% stake for sale. During this time, most teams in the league were folding and once the Storm couldn’t find a buyer, it left the MISL with only 5 franchises in the league. Since most of the league’s owners were unwilling to play with such few teams, the MISL decided to fold in July 1992.