MKE WAVE TRAVEL TO MISSOURI TO FACE DEFENDING CHAMPION COMETS IN MASL CENTRAL DIVISON FINAL THURSDAY NIGHT.
Viewing Party at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin.
Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave travel to Missouri to face the defending MISL Champion Comets for the 2015 Major Arena Soccer League Central Division Championship, Thursday night, 7pm at Independence Events Center.
“I know the players are really excited to get a shot at the Comets.” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “The Comets have had a great year and they’re undefeated but we feel that we’re playing our best soccer at the right time and we’ll be ready. We know this is not just another game, it a one game knock out playoff game and we can’t afford to not have a good performance because it’s win or go home. The players are excited, I’m excited, and I think we’re going to do well.”
CALLING ALL MKE WAVE FANS! VIEWING PARTY AT THE ROCK!
The game is being broadcast LIVE! to the nation online via the WatchESPN App on your mobile devices or at ESPN3.com. Check with your cable provider for access or join MKE Wave Mascot Brad Beach and friends at The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 Crystal Ridge Rd, Franklin, WI 53132, for an all ages viewing party at Tapworks!
Enjoy $10 tubing at The Rock SnowPark from 5-8pm, if weather and conditions permit, delicious DiMaggio’s Pizza (Large, one topping pizza, $10 or any DiMaggio’s All-Star pizza, $15), and the Major Arena Soccer League Central Division Championship Game on ESPN3 at 7pm on TapWorks huge flat screen TVs! Enter to win MKE Wave prizes, learn more about MKE Wave Summer Soccer Camps and sign up on-site to take advantage of a $25 viewing party discount of Full or Half Day Camp (with $75 deposit) and lots more! Learn more about The Rock Sports Complex – TapWorks, click here.
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
The MKE Wave ended the MASL Regular Season with a record of 13-7 and eliminated Chicago from the opening round of the 2015 Major Arena Soccer League Ron Newman Cup Playoffs Saturday night by defeating the Mustangs in Game 2; (9-2) and Game 3; (2-1) in overtime at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Game One Highlights: click here.
Game Two & Three Highlights: click here.
For entire playoff series stats and scores, click here.
REGULAR SEASON vs. MISSOURI:
Saturday, November 15, 2014 –STRONG FIRST HALF NOT ENOUGH AS WAVE FALL TO THE COMETS .
After a promising first half, the MKE Wave could not withstand a second half rally from the Missouri Comets, falling 9-7 for their first loss of the season.
The Wave jumped out to an early 3-2 lead in the first quarter, with goal from #20 Marcelo Fontana, #29 JC Banks, #77 Marcio Leite. The Wave added two more in the second quarter, one by #2 Tenzin Rampa and another by Banks. Missouri would score once more, but the Wave held a 5-3 halftime lead.
The second half was another story, as the Comets outscored the Wave 4-1 in the third quarter, the lone Wave goal coming from #16 Anthony Arico, his first professional career goal. #26 Ian Bennett would tie the game at 7 early in fourth, but that was all the Wave could muster, as Leo Gibson and Bryan Perez of the Missouri Comets would each score their second goal of the game, to give the Comets the 9-7 win.
GAMESHEET: click here.
BOXSCORE: click here.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - MKE WAVE FALLS SHORT IN EXCITING OVERTIME GAME VS DEFENDING CHAMPION MISSOURI COMETS.
Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave lost to the defending champion Missouri Comets Wednesday afternoon at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 8-7.
“The guys showed a lot of character tonight,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Anytime you play the defending champs, it’s a game you have to be up for. I think we got beat on a technicality tonight. I hope the Major Arena Soccer League takes a serious look at the rulebook, see’s how other leagues do it around the world and follow suit. Overall, we are treating tonight’s game huge positive and look forward to the Rochester Lancers on Saturday night.”
With only scoring two goals in the first; goals from #15 Tony Walls and #77 Marcio Leite and being shut-out of in the second and thrid quarter, the Wave looked to rebound in the fourth.
The Wave needed to get a quick goal in the fourth to stop the Comets momentum. #10 Luan Sales Oliveira found the back of the net, following a goal from #26 Ian Bennett and two #29 JC Banks with 2 goals.
The Comets did take lead back with a goal from #10 Bryan Perez. But with 5 seconds left in the game, #9 Mike Lookingland sent a long ball into the box and found the feet of #10 Luan Oliveira to tie the game at 7 with 1 second left.
With no goal scored in overtime the game headed into a shoot-out.
The first two shooters to the Comets; #14 Leo Gibson and #10 Bryan Perez and the Wave; #26 Ian Bennett and #77 Marcio Leite could not score. The third shooter Comets #7 Vahid Assadpour and Wave #10 Luan Oliveira both scored. The Comets got the win thanks to #14 Leo Gibson, making the game with goal.
HIGHLIGHTS: click here.
GAMESHEET: click here.
BOX SCORE: click here.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The winner of Milwaukee vs. Missouri (Central Division Championship, Thurs. Mar 12, 7pm CST / ESPN 3) will meet the winner of Rochester vs. Baltimore, (Eastern Division Championship, Wed. Mar. 11, 7:05pm EST / GoLiveSportsCast.com) for the Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Conference Final with date(s), time(s) and format to be determined. For more visit the official home of the Major Arena Soccer League,www.MASLSoccer.com
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 (WIN 12-6).
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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).