Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bennett Barrage Carries Wave To Rout Of Revolution

Ian Bennett had four goals to lead the host Milwaukee Wave to a 9-3 win over the Tulsa Revolution in a Major Arena Soccer League Saturday afternoon at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Panther Arena.
Felipe Guedes, Lucas Almeida and Brian Bedford scored goals for the Revolution.

Milwaukee improved to 5-4 and second place in the Central Division standings, three-and-a-half games behind the Missouri Comets, one of the league's best teams at 8-0 with the Southern Division-leading Monterrey Flash. The Wave next hosts Detroit Waza Flo next Saturday.

Tulsa is in last place in the Central at 1-7, seven games behind Missouri, and hosts the Wichita B-52s next Saturday.

Lancers Defeat Silver Knights In Shootout

In a match played under the Major Indoor Soccer League's Multi-Point Scoring System (two points - standard goal, three points - long distance goals), Mauricio Salles had a five-point afternoon with a three-point and two-point goal and Andrew Hoxie had a regulation goal and one in a 2-1 shootout as the host Rochester Lancers edged the Syracuse Silver Knights, 12-11, in a Saturday matinee Major Arena Soccer League match at Blue Cross Arena.

Kenardo Forbes has a six-point hat trick in regulation and Syracuse's lone shootout goal.

Rochester is now 4-1 and in second place in the Eastern Division standings, two games behind the Baltimore Blast (7-0), whom they host next Saturday.

Syracuse falls to 2-5 and tied for third place with Detroit Waza Flo (3-6), five games behind. The Silver Knights travel next Saturday to the Harrisburg Heat.

Express Take First Game Of Home-And-Home Series With Surge

Jorge Carmona and Edson Sanchez braced as the host Turlock Express defeated the worst team in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Sacramento Surge, 10-5, Friday at Turlock Indoor Soccer in the first game of a weekend home-and-home series ending Saturday at Sacramento's McClellan Park.

Turlock improved to 5-4, third place in the Pacific Division standings, two games behind the San Diego Sockers (6-1), while Sacramento is 0-7, six games off the pace.

Legends Edge Rancho Seco On The Road

Rigo Garcia braced to lead the Las Vegas Legends to a 7-6 Major Arena Soccer League victory Friday at Saltillo Rancho Seco Arena over the host team.

Victor Baez and Jonathan Gutierrez each braced for Saltillo.

Las Vegas, 4-5 and in fourth place in the Pacific Division, three-and-a-half games behind the San Diego Sockers (6-1), travels Sunday to face one of the best teams in the league, the Southern Division-leading Monterrey Flash, who, at 8-0, are tied with the Central Division-leading Missouri Comets (same).

Saltillo, in last place in the division at 0-6, seven games behind Monterrey in the Southern Division, heads to Hidalgo La Fiera next Sunday.

Blast Stay Undefeated In Battle With Silver Knights

In a match played under the Major Indoor Soccer League's Multi-Point Scoring System (two points - standard goal, three points - long distance goals), Jonatos Melo had a standard goal and assisted on Levi Houapeu's goal as the Baltimore Blast remained unbeaten in Major Arena Soccer League action Friday with a 12-4 rout of the host Syracuse Silver Knights.
Nelson Santana scored both Syracuse goals.

Baltimore now leads the Eastern Division standings at 7-0, while Syracuse is third at 2-4, four-and-a-half games behind the Blast.

Both teams next travel to the Rochester Lancers -- Syracuse Saturday, Baltimore next Saturday.

Rapids Welcome Back Lopez As Director Of Soccer

Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids announced Friday former player Claudio Lopez, who ended his 18-year international career there in 2010, playing in 11 games as a substitute but scoring no points, will become their new director of soccer January 1.

He played in his native Argentina for Racing Club, in Spain for Valencia, in Italy for Lazlo, in Mexico for Club America and in MLS for the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City).

He also played 55 times for his country's national team, scoring ten goals and appearing in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.

Fire Add Ghanaian Forward Accam As Designated Player

Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire Friday signed Ghanaian forward David Accam to a Designated Player deal.

Last at Sweden's Helsinborgs IF, Accam began his career with Right To Dream Academy in Accra, Ghana, then spent six years in Europe before heading to Sweden.