NISL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Monday, February 23, 2009
Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast
Blast forward Machel Millwood recorded 14 points over the weekend to lead the Blast to back-to-back wins over the Rockford Rampage and Massachusetts Twisters. Millwood, who returned to the field Friday night after missing three games with an ankle injury, scored one goal in the 9-4 win over the Rampage Friday at 1st Mariner Arena then recorded five goals and two assists in the 23-9 win over the Twisters at Eastern States Coliseum on Saturday. Millwood leads the Blast and ranks fourth in the NISL with 38 points. A five-year veteran of the indoor game, he was also named NISL Player of the Week on December 22.
About the National Indoor Soccer League
The National Indoor Soccer League was launched in September of 2008 and consists of five founding members; the Baltimore Blast, La RaZa de Monterrey, Philadelphia KiXX, Rockford Rampage and the Massachusetts Twisters. The NISL has a working relationship with the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and recently received provisional membership in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
The NISL kicked off its inaugural season on November 15th and will continue through March with the playoffs taking place the first two weeks of April. The 2009 NISL Championship Series will consist of three of the five NISL clubs competing in two rounds, the Semifinal Round (first weekend of April) and the Championship Series Final (second week of April). The first-place team will get an automatic bye to host the Championship Game and the second- and third-place teams will play a home-and-home series with the winner advancing to the Finals.
This weekend’s NISL schedule:
Sunday, March 1 – Baltimore at Monterrey
Sunday, March 1 – Rockford at Philadelphia