The Major Arena Soccer League’s first ever free agency “live period” has been a quiet affair 4+ days into the 15-day window.
Things could take a turn today as the Milwaukee Wave have teased a live 3pm Facebook announcement, which led many to speculate that they had come to terms with Ian Bennett, but Bennett, when reached for comment simply said that he is “still looking” on the open market.
So far, only three of T&B Ranks the Top 40 MASL Free Agents have signed as William Vanzela returned to Baltimore, Joshio Sandoval stayed with Cedar Rapids, and Matt Clare re-upped with San Diego.
Cedar Rapids also re-signed Bobby Hurwitz and Antonio Aguilar, and exercised their 2017/18 option on Gordy Gurson, which was widely expected.
The Ron Newman Cup champion Baltimore Blast were honored by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot at his office in Annapolis on May 3. That comes on the heels of their ceremony at Baltimore’s City Hall on April 23, where they were received by Mayor Catherine Pugh.
The Tacoma Stars were bestowed a well-deserved Earl Foreman Award by the MASL for Best Branding Theme for their What a Feelin’ campaign. The Stars game presentation and marketing has been among the best in the MASL the last two years. The Earl Foreman Awards are a new series of awards for off-the-field excellence, named after the late co-founder and long-time commissioner of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
The St. Louis Ambush announced it will host an MASL International Challenge on June 16, which is effectively a USA vs. The World MASL All-Star Game. Unlike a formal All-Star Game, the 1-19 Ambush will probably have significant representation on both rosters.