Welcome to Kick-ins, a summary of the week’s news.
10/23/17 Fury Fire Four – The Ontario Fury released four prominent players, granting them free agency. Goalkeeper Joey Kapinos, who started all 23 regular season and playoff games, his twin brother Jayme Kapinos, Alex Caceres, and Eric Guzman were all let go. Caceres wasted no time in signing with the El Paso Coyotes. Guzman, one of the top young talents in the MASL, was limited to two games last year, ending a disappointing tenure with the Fury. The Kapinos brothers were working out with the Syracuse Silver Knights.
10/24/17 Jimmy cracked corn and I’m Furious – After a 5 1/2 month delay, the Ontario Fury finally announced the successor to original coach Bernie Lilavois, and he was there the whole time. The Fury elevated assistant coach Jimmy Nordberg to the position of Head Coach. Nordberg holds an “A” License for coaching from the US Soccer Federation. He currently serves as the Director of FC Golden State Academy, as well as the head trainer of the CB3 Academy at the Upland Sports Arena.
“Jimmy brings a great background in coaching soccer to the Ontario Fury,” said Lilavois. “He has been able to bring some of the lessons he’s learned training with European coaches which will give our team a new perspective on the field and in training.”
10/27/17 – Megson turns the tide, but Wave wipes out Tacoma – The MASL season opened in dramatic fashion. Alex Megson went head over heels to tie the game in spectacular fashion with just four seconds left in regulation, but Max Ferdinand had his own magic, scoring in sudden death on a 100-foot run.
10/28/17 Win E. Coyote – So much for the Sophomore Slump. The El Paso Coyotes went 0-20 last year, but needed only one 2017/18 game to pick up their first win. The Coyotes rallied from a 4-3 fourth quarter deficit to cruise to an 8-4 win over the visiting Rio Grande Valley Barracudas. Christian Gutierrez had four goals and an assist in his El Paso debut.
|2017-10-27||Silver Knights||Ben Ramin||Signed|
|2017-10-26||Silver Knights||Bo Jelovac||Signed|
|2017-10-25||Silver Knights||Patrick Thompson||Signed|
|2017-10-24||Silver Knights||Andrew Coughlin||Signed|
|2017-10-24||Silver Knights||Nate Bourdeau||Signed|