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Monterrey Steel
Established 2016
Folded 2017
Played in Monterrey, Nuevo León
at Arena Monterrey
MonterreySteel.com
League/conference affiliations
National Arena League (2017)
Team colorsBlack, gold, white
              
Personnel
Owner(s)Fernando Von Rossum
PresidentFernando Von Rossum
Head coachJ. A. Anderson
Team history
*Monterrey Steel (2017)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (1)
2017
Home arena(s)
*Arena Monterrey (2017)

The Monterrey Steel was a professional indoor football team and a charter member of the National Arena League (NAL) that played in the 2017 season. Based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, the Steel played their home games at Arena Monterrey.

The Steel were the first team from Mexico to play in an American arena/indoor football league, as well as the first team from outside the United States to play in one since the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League (20012002).

HistoryEdit

On November 30, 2016, it was announced that the Monterrey Steel would be joining the National Arena League for its inaugural 2017 season. In the announcement, the team named arena football veteran J. A. Anderson as their first head coach, and unveiled their logo and color scheme. The Steel nickname is a tribute to Monterrey being the steel capital of Mexico, with the first mills opening in the city in 1903.[1]

The Steel were the only team in the 2017 season to defeat the Jacksonville Sharks in the last week of the regular season at Jacksonville. They again faced the Sharks in Jacksonville one week later in a semifinal playoff game, where they lost 43–32.

During the 2017 off-season, the Steel were unable to commit for playing the 2018 season in the NAL citing the 2017 Central Mexico earthquake. By November 2017, the team website had expired. The team would eventually be removed from the league in December for failing to meet the league's minimum obligations in time for the release of the 2018 schedule.[2]

In January 2018, the Southern Steam of the semi-professional Elite Indoor Football announced they would play the Steel on July 1, 2018, in an international game (along with Lagartos Tamaulipas) but has not been mentioned since.[3]

PlayersEdit

RosterEdit

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Monterrey Steel roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Rookies in italics
  • Roster updated June 24, 2017
  • 24 Active, 5 Inactive
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Individual awardsEdit

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Season Player Position
2017Sergio SchiaffinoDB

StaffEdit

Monterrey Steel staff
Front Office
  • Owner - Fernando Von Rossum
 

Head Coach

  • Head Coach - J. A. Anderson

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Statistics and recordsEdit

Season-by-season resultsEdit

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth League Leader
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
2017 2017 NAL 4th 7 4 0 Lost Semifinal 32–43 vs. Jacksonville
Totals 7 4 0 All-time regular season record (2017)
0 1 All-time postseason record (2017)
7 5 0 All-time regular season and postseason record (2017)

Head coaches' recordsEdit

Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
J. A. Anderson 2017 7 4 0 .636 0 1

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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