01/14/2011 9:18 AM
MISL Announces Suspensions Following On-Field Altercation
Blast and Wave Players to Miss Upcoming Games
The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today that multiple players from the tied-for-first place Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave have been suspended for upcoming games following the on-field altercation that took place between the teams on January 9. Baltimore’s Lucio Gonzaga was ejected from the game and, after further review of the incident, the MISL has announced six additional suspensions.
"I am disappointed by the conduct of some of our players in this situation,” said MISL Commissioner David Grimaldi. “The Blast and Wave have a great rivalry which has existed for years and on occasion the intense emotions during play get the better of our players. We have fantastic players and coaches that are committed to being good role models and this event provides us with an opportunity to re-focus our efforts in a positive direction."
Baltimore: Mike Lookingland, third person in the fight, one-game suspension (January 16 at Chicago Riot)
Baltimore: Lucio Gonzaga, first person off the bench, one-game suspension (January 16 at Chicago Riot) and kicking player which resulted in the red card, one-game suspension (January 21 vs. Milwaukee Wave)
Baltimore: Warren Ukah, stomping on player, one-game suspension (January 16 at Chicago Riot)
Milwaukee: Troy Dusosky, violent conduct (root cause), one-game suspension (January 14 vs. Omaha Vipers)
Milwaukee: Evan McNeley, third person in fight, one-game suspension (January 14 vs. Omaha Vipers)
Milwaukee: Hewerton Moreira, first person off the bench, one-game suspension (January 14 vs. Omaha Vipers)
About The MISL
The MISL represents the Major League of professional indoor soccer in the United States and features the finest indoor soccer players from around the world. The league currently has five member clubs for the 2010-11 season: the Baltimore Blast, Chicago Riot, Milwaukee Wave, Missouri Comets and the Omaha Vipers. The 2010-11 regular season began on November 12 and will end on March 13. The postseason will begin the following week and conclude at the end of the month. For more information about the MISL, visit the League’s official website www.MISL.net.
This week in the MISL:
Friday, January 14 – Omaha Vipers at Milwaukee Wave
Sunday, January 16 – Omaha Vipers at Missouri Comets
Sunday, January 16 – Baltimore Blast at Chicago Riot