MKE WAVE ADDS ADAMSON AND WIEDABACH; TRADES ARICO, LOSES BANKS.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Just hours before the Major Arena Soccer League trade deadline, your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave made a deal with the St. Louis Ambush and traded #16 Anthony Arico for #4 Corey Adamson.

“We wish Anthony all the best with his new team,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “ He is a fine young talent but we needed to find a quality midfielder and believe we have it in Corey.”

The MKE Wave also added local University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee star Andrew Wiedabach. Wiedabach steps in for #29 J.C. Banks who leaves the team to start spring training with Minnesota United FC.

“Andrew has been working hard all season long with the first team and has proven to the coaching staff that he can compete at this level,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero.

I couldn't be happier," said Wiedabach. "I've spent almost two years as a reserve player and to finally get that contract... I'm really excited. I can't wait to get the boots on and help the team anyway I can." 

Corey Adamson will wear #4 and Andrew Weidabach will wear #25 for the Wave. Look for them in action as the MKE Wave wraps up the Major Arena Soccer League regular season.

Your MKE Wave returns to action with a pair of games on the road Friday, February 6th, 7:05pm (CST) vs Tulsa Revolution and Saturday, February 7th, 7:05pm (CST) vs Wichita B52’s. Both games can be streamed LIVE! & for FREE! via GoLiveSportsCast.com.

The final two reular season home game at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena are Saturday, February 14th, 1:05pm (CST) vs Syracuse Silver Knights and Saturday, February 21st, 6:05pm (CST) vs Detriot Waza Flo.

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

About Corey Adamson:
Corey Adamson was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida and graduated from Clearwater High School in 2006. He then received a soccer scholarship to play for the University of South Carolina Aiken, where he was a four-year starter for the Pacers. Upon graduating in 2010, he began his pursuit of a professional contract while becoming the Assistance Head Coach to Ike Ofoje for the Men's Soccer Team at USC-Aiken. After many tryouts for professional teams, injuries and setbacks, Corey got his shot in St. Louis in 2013. In his first season with the Ambush, he tallied 8 goals and 4 assists, and was an honorable mention for Team of the Week 6 times. After the MISL season, Corey signed with the St. Louis Attack arena football team in the X-League. In his first season in professional football, Corey led all kickers in points, and won Kicker of the Year for his efforts. Now a full-time resident of St. Louis, Corey has re-signed with the Ambush. He is also starting his own non-profit, serves as the Director of Camps and Specialized Training for Panathinaikos Soccer Schools STL, and runs his own camps and clinics. 

About Andrew Wiedabach:
Andrew Wiedabach played at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee from 2009 – 2012. In 2011, Wiedabach redshirted the season and maintained junior eligibility. In 2010, he led the team in points (13), goals (4), assists (5) and shots (58) ... named First-Team All-Horizon League ... ranked second in the Horizon League in shots, fourth in assists and 10th in points ... point total was higher than all but one player in the past five seasons at UWM. Shot total was also the second-highest since 2004. Was named "Most-Improved Player of the Year" at the team postseason awards banquet. Personal: Born - Oct. 14, 1990. Son of Jim and Betty Wiedabach. Nickname is "Weeds”.

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 – Cox Business Center
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena
Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm - vs. Syracuse Silver Knights - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
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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