NISL Player of the Week
March 30, 2009
Mark Ughy, Monterrey La RaZa
Mark Ughy led the Monterrey La RaZa to a 19-4 victory over the Baltimore Blast and a spot in the 2008-09 postseason with three goals and one assist on Sunday night in the last game of the NISL regular season. Ughy assisted the first goal of the match, to give La RaZa a 2-0 lead early in the first quarter, and went on to score three goals to lead his team to victory. Ughy ranks second on La RaZa and tied for fifth in the NISL with 47 points on the season (19 goals and nine assists).
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 formed a working relationship with the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and has received provisional membership in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
The NISL kicked off its inaugural season on November 15th and concluded on March 29th. The 2009 NISL Championship Series will consist of three of the five NISL clubs competing in two rounds, the Semifinal Round (this week) and the Championship Game (April 11). The Monterrey La RaZa and Rockford Rampage will play each other this week in a home-and-home Semifinal series with the winner advancing to play the Baltimore Blast in the Championship Game. The Blast claimed the regular season title and earned an automatic bye to host the Championship Game at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, April 11.
This week’s NISL postseason schedule:
NISL Semifinals, Rockford Rampage vs. Monterrey La RaZa:
Game One - Thursday, April 2 at the Monterrey Arena
Game Two - Sunday, April 5 at MetroCentre
2009 NISL Championship Game:
Saturday, April 11 at 1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore Blast vs. winner of Rockford/Monterrey