MISL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
Offensive: Lucio, Baltimore Blast
Blast forward Lucio Gonzaga led the Blast to a 19-8 win over the Philadelphia KiXX on November 21. Gonzaga, in his first game of the season, recorded a hat trick with a three-point goal and two two-point goals for seven points on the night. He currently leads the Blast with seven points and is tied to rank fourth in the MISL. Gonzaga, the 2009 XSL Offensive Player of the Year, re-joins the Blast this season after winning a championship in Baltimore in 2008.
Defensive: Troy Dusosky, Milwaukee Wave
Wave defender Troy Dusosky led Milwaukee’s defensive efforts with two two-point goals for four points and two blocks in two games in November. The Wave went 1-1 on the month, including a 15-0 win over La RaZa in Monterrey on the 22nd – just the fourth shutout in Milwaukee Wave history. Dusosky, a First-Team All-XSL defender last season, combined with his defensive teammates to hold opponents to just nine points in the two games in November.
Goalkeeper: Danny Waltman, Rockford Rampage
Danny Waltman, in his first season with the Rampage, went 2-0 in the month of November and averaged just eight points allowed in wins over the Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave. Waltman, who previously played for Chicago and Detroit, stopped 27 of the 35 shots he faced.
About the Major Indoor Soccer League
The MISL represents the major league of professional indoor soccer, featuring the finest indoor soccer players from around the world. The league consists of five member clubs in 2009-10: the Baltimore Blast, La RaZa de Monterrey, Philadelphia KiXX, Rockford Rampage and the Milwaukee Wave. The regular season will run for 18 weeks and will conclude on Sunday, March 21. The postseason is set to start the following weekend with the top three teams qualifying. The second- and third-place teams will square-off in a home-and-home Semifinal series with the winner advancing to battle the top seed. The top seed will receive a bye in the opening round and will host the Championship Game. For more information on the MISL, visit the League’s official website www.MISL.net.
This weekend’s MISL schedule:
Saturday, December 12 – Philadelphia at Milwaukee
Sunday, December 13 – Baltimore at Monterrey