Unlike traditional soccer, the indoor game is lightning fast. Quarters are 15 minutes, with none of that nebulous extendo-time, and, with no TV timeouts, period breaks are mercifully short. The field has an NBA-type arc 45 feet out from the goal. Scores from within are two points, from without, three, keeping would-be blowouts tight in the final minutes. The hockey-like boards keep the ball in play and make for electrifying off-the-glass, bounce passes. Wide shots that would kill the action in field soccer are pounded back into play, making for NBA-style rebounding followed by ferocious short kicks-the MISL equivalent of the tomahawk jam. MISL soccer is tough, with lots of contact and little of the theatrical dives and wallowing fakery of the Euro game. Fluid line changes keep the sport moving at a frenetic, fan-friendly pace.