03/14/2012 9:56 AM
MISL All-League, Rookie Teams Announced
League’s top veterans, newcomers honored
The Major Indoor Soccer League honored the top performers from a highly successful 2011-12 regular season today, naming the All-MISL First and Second Teams as well as the All-Rookie Team.
Each of the MISL clubs is represented in the teams, with the Baltimore Blast leading the way with five selections, including three members of the All-MISL First Team. The Milwaukee Wave and Missouri Comets accounted for five of the six All-MISL Second Team slots, while five teams are represented on the All-Rookie Team.
The All-MISL and All-Rookie teams are selected through a vote by MISL team management and select media members.
Baltimore and Milwaukee will face off in the best-of-three 2012 MISL Championship Series starting this Friday night at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore (7:35 p.m. ET, MISLLive.com), with the second leg set for 4:10 p.m. ET Sunday at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee (MISLLive.com). A deciding mini-game will be played immediately following Game 2 if needed.
2011-12 All-MISL First Team
GK - Sagu, Baltimore Blast
D - Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast
D - Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights
MF - Max Ferdinand, Baltimore Blast
MF - Geison, Missouri Comets
F - Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers
2011-12 All-MISL Second Team
GK - Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets
D - Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets
D - Joe Hammes, Milwaukee Wave
MF - Marcio Leite, Milwaukee Wave
F - Byron Alvarez, Missouri Comets
F - Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast
2011-12 MISL All-Rookie Team
GK - Eric Reed, Syracuse Silver Knights
D - Stephen DeRoux, Baltimore Blast
D - Gerson Dos Santos, Norfolk SharX
MF - Kevin Ten Eyck, Wichita Wings
F - Slavisa Ubiparapovic, Syracuse Silver Knights
F - Nicolas Perera, Milwaukee Wave
USL acquired the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in May, 2011 and began operating North America’s most storied and tradition-rich professional indoor soccer league for the 2011-12 season. The MISL represents the top level of professional indoor soccer in North America and currently consists of seven franchises. The league roster includes franchises in Baltimore, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Norfolk, Rochester, Syracuse and Wichita.