The Major Indoor Soccer League has ceased operations, but a Kixx spokesman said the team expects to play next season in a newly created league.

"We are not folding," Tom Hushen, the team's director of public and community relations, told the Daily News today. "The Kixx believe that we will form a new league and the Kixx will be here next year.

"We are operating as if we are playing next year. That is the bottom line."

According to an MISL press release, the league's Management Committee has begun plans for a restructuring that it believes will help lower costs and attract additional owners.

A decision on the future is expected in the next few weeks.

"We are considering structural changes that will bring us greater efficiencies, while also allowing long term growth and expansion of the league," John Hantz, a former MISL chairman and the owner of the Detroit Ignition said in a statement.

Nine teams competed in the MISL this past season, including three expansion teams: the Kixx, Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, and expansion teams La Raza de Monterrey, New Jersey Ironmen, and the Orlando Sharks.

The MISL started in 2001, the year that the National Professional Soccer League disbanded. The NPSL had started in 1984, and was the American Indoor Soccer League prior to that.

The Kixx won league championships in 2001 and 2007.

"The mood around here is positive," Hushen said. "I believe it will be a lot of the same teams, with a new name and a different structure."