MKE WAVE DROP SEASON OPENER TO CHICAGO 3-4.
Home Opener at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Saturday, November 14th at 6:05pm
Your six-time champion Milwaukee Wave kicked off their 32nd season of indoor soccer tonight at Sears Centre in Chicago with a disappointing loss to the rival Mustangs, 3-4.
Milwaukee came out of the gates swinging with unassisted goals in the first half from #15 Tony Walls and #26 Ian Bennett but that momentum faded fast in the second half as thing started to fall apart for the Wave. The Mustangs dominated the 4 quarter with two goals coming from Alexis Camarena and one Joshio Sandoval.
"We had constant opportunities and gave up three restart goals tonight, that is unacceptable," said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. "I thought the players defended extremely hard and with a lot of heart but we could of played smarter when we had the ball."
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The MKE Wave have two weeks to regroup before the home opener at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Saturday, November 14th at 6:05pm against the Detroit Waza Flo.
For tickets and more information visit: http://milwaukeewave.com
The MKE Wave finished 13-7 in the regular season and 15-9 overall, falling to the Missouri Comets 8-2 in the MASL Central Division final.
Head coach Giuliano Oliviero enters second year.
"Last year I was a rookie; I went from their teammate to their head coach. It was definitely a different environment for me personally and also probably for the players on the team."
Milwaukee's 23-player roster includes 13 returning player from the 2014-15 season and ten newcomers – including defenders Sean Totsch from Oswego, IL and Drew Ruggles from Manassas, VA, who played with Wave defender-forward Tony Walls (Wauwatosa East/UW-Green Bay) with the 2015 ULS Champion Rochester Rhinos.
Also joining the MKE Wave are midfielder Stewart Grable, who also played at UW-Green Bay, forward Hans Denissen, a 31-year-old striker from the Netherlands, first year player in the US, midfielder Emil Ekstrom from Sweden, and veteran indoor forward Max Ferdinand, who spent the past six seasons with the rival Baltimore Blast.
2015-16 MKE Wave Roster:
0 Vorberg, Nick G 6-0 194 Feb 10, 1975 Grants Pass, OR
1 Feenstra, Marcel G 6-4 175 Jun 04, 1981 Den Helder
2 Rampa, Tenzin F 5-8 165 Dec 17, 1985 Madison, WI
3 Suprise, Phillip D 5-7 154 Dec 31, 1990 Milwaukee, WI
4 Totsch, Sean D 6-2 195 Sept 16, 1991 Oswego, IL
6 Veiga, Guilherme D 6-0 170 Apr 21, 1984 Porto Alegre
7 Denissen, Hans M 5-9 170 Mar 9, 1984 Netherlands
8 Radoncic, Bato F 5-10 174 Aug 28, 1990 Berane, Montengro
9 Ekstrom, Emil M 6-2 212 Jun 17, 1987 Enkoping, Sweden
10 St Louis, Stefan F 6-0 190 Oct 10, 1987 Chaguana
12 Da Silva, Pablo M 5-9 170 Aug 29, 1980 Florianopolis
15 Walls, Tony D 5-10 180 Jan 16, 1990 Milwaukee, WI
16 Ruggles, Drew D 6-1 190 Jul 28, 1992 Manassas, VA
20 Fontana, Marcelo M 5-5 150 Aug 22, 1973 Misiones
22 Kurth, Chris D 6-0 185 Mar 27, 1992 Green Bay,WI
23 Patterson, Tony M 5-9 175 May, 24, 1990 M. Falls, WI
24 Ferdinand, Max M 5-11 150 Nov 04, 1986 Reading, PA
25 Wiedabach, Andrew M 6-1 170 Oct 14, 1990 Mequon, WI
26 Bennett, Ian M 5-8 157 Aug 27, 1983 Hamilton, ON
28 Greenfield, Jonathan D 6-0 175 Feb 18, 1982 Cape Town
29 Grable, Stewart M 5-9 165 Sept 26, 1989 Neenah, WI
31 Eisold, Matt G 5-11 180 May 3, 1988 Burlington, W
77 Leite, Marcio M 6-0 166 Aug 05, 1984 Sergipe
Head Coach: Giuliano Oliviero
Assistant Coach: Nick Vorberg
Director of Soccer Operations: Larry Sayles
Equipment Manager: Bryan Sayles
2015/16 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule: (Home games in Bold)
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 - 7:05 pm @ Chicago Mustangs - Sears Centre (LOSS / 3-4)
Saturday, November 14th, 2015 – 6:05pm vs. Detroit Waza Flo – UW-M P Arena
Saturday, November 21st, 2015 – 6:05pm vs. Cedar Rapids Rampage - UW-M P Arena
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 – 7:05pm @ Detroit Waza Flo - Perani Arena
Friday, December 4th, 2015 – 7:05pm @ Missouri Comets - Independence EC
Sunday, December 6th, 2015 - 2:05 pm vs. St. Louis Ambush - UW-M P Arena
Friday, December 11th, 2015 - 7:35 pm @ Chicago Mustangs - Sears Centre
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 - 3:05 pm @ Cedar Rapids Rampage - U.S. Cellular
Sunday, December 27th - 5:35 pm @ St. Louis Ambush - Family Arena
Thursday, December 31st - 3:05 pm vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW-M P Arena
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 - 7:05 pm @ Missouri Comets - Independence EC
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 – 7:05pm @ Ontario Fury - Citizens Bank Arena
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 – 7:05pm @ San Diego Sockers - VV Casino Arena
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 - 6:05 pm vs. St. Louis Ambush - UW-M P Arena
Saturday, January 30th – 6:05pm vs. Cedar Rapids Rampage - UW-M P Arena
Sunday, January 31st – 2:05pm vs. Syracuse Silver Knights- UW-M P Arena
Sunday, February 14th – 2:05pm vs. Missouri Comets - UW-M P Arena
Sunday, February 21st – 2:05pm vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW-M P Arena
Thursday, February 25th – 7:35pm @ Dallas Sidekicks - Allen EC
Saturday, February 27th – 6:05pm vs. St. Louis Ambush - UW-M P Arena
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