THIRD MKE WAVE GOALKEEPER INJURED; WELCOME MATT EISOLD

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


It has been a difficult season for your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave in the goalkeeper department. Marcel Feenstra, tore his MCL/ACL on the road versus the Detroit Waza Flo, November 22nd, 2014, Nick Vorberg popped his hamstring in Wichita versus B-52’s, Saturday, February 7th and Jeff Richey tore his MCL during practice Thursday, February 12th.

Cue new goalkeeper #00 Matt Eisold from Burlington, WI. Eisold signed with the MKE Wave just hours prior to the Saturday, February 14th game vs. Syracuse where he faced 23 shots and saved 13.

“I’m really excited to step out there and be a part of something I’ve watched since I was a kid,” said Eisold. “Ever since coach gave me the call, after Marcel went down, I’ve been working really hard to get better."

Check out Burlington, Wisconsin’s very own Matt Eisold and your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave this Saturday, 6pm at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena as they close out the Major Arena Soccer League regular season against the Detroit Waza Flo. 

Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero…
On Marcel Feenstra:
“We are looking at 8 to 9 months of recovery time for Marcel. He will probably be back and ready at 100% by the start of preseason next year.”

On Nick Vorberg:
“There is a good chance that Nick will be ready for the postseason. Hopefully he will be ready in time for the playoffs.”

On Jeff Richey:
“Jeff injured himself during practice and MRI’s show that he tore his ACL. He will be out for the remainder of the season and is scheduled for surgery at Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital later this week.”

On Matt Eisold:
“Matt was a little shocked and excited. This opportunity came unexpectedly but I think he is ready. He is a very smart athletic young man that will only help our team. He made a lot of great saves versus Syracuse and played very smart. We could of done a better job helping him out on a couple goals but overall Matt had a great game.”

ABOUT MATT EISOLD:
Matt Eisold is in his fifth year as the assistant coach for the Men’s soccer team at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Eisold graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and played soccer for the Warriors. Eisold played 69 of 73 games in goal and was a three-time All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference performer. He also earned First Team All-NACC and All-State Honorable Mention honors. Eisold coaches U13, U11 and goalkeepers at the Elm Grove Soccer Club.

TICKETS:
Single-Game Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.

Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or click here.

Single-Game tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.

Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com

PLAYOFF TICKETS:
Your MKE Wave has clinched a Major Arena Soccer League playoff berth and will face the Chicago Mustangs in post season play, Thursday, February 26th, 7pm at Sears Centre and Saturday, March 7th, 3pm at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, with a Mini-Game Three, if necessary. 

The Wave is offering an early bird discount for MASL Playoff Tickets that will be available until end of the February 21st game at the MKE Wave Will Call table at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

To purchase playoff tickets or for more information, click here.

2014-2015 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule:
Road Opener: Saturday, November 8th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 15th – 7:05pm - Missouri Comets – Independence Events Center (LOSS 7-9)
Saturday, November 22nd – 6:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 4-0)
Friday, November 28th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 29th – 7:05pm - at Chicago Mustangs – Sears Center (LOSS 4-5)
Home Opener: Saturday, December 6th – 6:05pm – vs. St. Louis Ambush – UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)
Friday, December 12th – 6:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena (LOSS 8-13)
Saturday, December 13th – 6:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena (LOSS 10-14)
Saturday, December 20th – 1:05pm - vs. Tulsa Revolution - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)
Saturday, December 27th – 1:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 8-6)
Wednesday, December 31st – 3:05pm - vs. Missouri Comets - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (LOSS 7-8 / OT)
Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm - vs. Rochester Lancers - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 7-4)
Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm - vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 8-5)
Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm - vs. Baltimore Blast - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (LOSS 3-5)
Saturday, January 24th – 5:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 9-4)
Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm - vs. Wichita B-52’s - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 12-4)
Friday, February 6th – 7:05pm - at Tulsa Revolution – Expo Square Pavilion (WIN 13-3)
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena (WIN 14-12)
Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm - vs. Syracuse Silver Knights - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (LOSS 9-10 / OT)
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Milwaukee Wave:
From its humble beginnings in 1984, the Milwaukee Wave has evolved and grown to be a national success with 6 championships and a leader in community outreach. As the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in North America, the Milwaukee Wave has had the unique ability to make a positive impact in their community while carrying on their reputation as a winning team. The evolution of the Milwaukee Wave can be traced from its conception to present day by taking a look at the major turning points throughout the team’s 30-year history. MilwaukeeWave.com for more.

MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports team, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Rockford Aviators Baseball team (Rockford, IL) playing in the Frontier League and the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team (Kokomo, Indiana) playing in the Prospect League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com

Major Arena Soccer League (MASL):
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is the top level of arena soccer in North America. The league was known as the Professional Arena Soccer League when it began play on October 25, 2008. The circuit concluded its sixth season with the Chicago Mustangs claiming the Newman Cup on March 16. On May 19, 2014 the league was reintroduced as the MASL with 24 teams in the US and Mexico. The Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier) just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and is the official developmental league of the MASL. Both the MASL and PASL-Premier are members of Confederacion Panamerica de Minifutbol (CPM).

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