Week 2’s action buttressed our feelings on the season. It’s still ridiculously early to draw conclusions, but only two games so far have thrown us for a loop: The November 30 St. Louis Ambush win over the Orlando SeaWolves and the Dallas Sidekicks win in Hidalgo on December 1.

A few games this week will be good gauges of where teams stand.

  • The Kansas City Comets will play three games in four days against the Mississauga MetroStars, Milwaukee Wave, and St. Louis Ambush, after which they will be somewhere between 0-4 and 3-1.
  • After two weeks off Orlando will have their hands full with the Baltimore Blast on Friday.
  • Dallas will have their first meeting of the season against the El Paso Coyotes on Saturday.
  • The Tacoma Stars and Ontario Fury have been joined at the hip the last few years and now they will meet head-to-head on Saturday as they jockey for position.

1
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1-0
LW: 1

idle

2
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2-1
LW: 2

The Blast gutted out a 7-6 win over Utica to remain undefeated at home and avenged their December 2 loss in Utica.

3
←→
1-0
LW: 3

idle

4
←→
0-0
LW: 4

idle

5
←→
3-1
LW: 5

Utica played the Blast tough again, but fell short at SECU Arena 7-6. The FCs, however, regained first place by improving to 3-1 with a solid 8-5 win over the Florida Tropics.

6T

2-0
LW: 7

The Fury really routed a hapless Sidekicks team.

6T
←→
2-0
LW: 6

The Stars routed a hapless Sidekicks team. The surprise resignation of coach Darren Sawatzky gives Ontario the momentary drop on Tacoma.

8
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0-1
LW: 8

idle

9

0-1
LW: 10

idle

10

0-1
LW: 11

idle

11

1-2
LW: 9

Both the Canada Tropics and the Florida Tropics lost last weekend. The Florida Tropics literally didn’t show up for their 10-0 loss in Mississauga when visa issues kept most of their team stateside.

12
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1-1
LW: 12

The MetroStars did major damage to the Tropics visa stand-ins, 10-0, but the regrettable situation didn’t even earn Adrian Becic’s shutout a Team of the Week nod from the MASL, who probably prefer that this game never happened. If nothing else, the game was a coming out party for Mo Babouli.

13

1-1
LW: 15

Harrisburg recovered from a blown three-goal lead to edge the Ambush in exciting fashion, but also cemented their position in the bottom third of the MASL, with an impossible six-game road trip and seven out of eight games against Baltimore and Utica looming.

14

1-2
LW: 13

The Ambush will have to raise their play or will end an upcoming three game series with the Comets in a 1-5 ditch.

15

1-2
LW: 14

The Schneid-kicks need a timeout or an intervention or disaster relief before this gets really ugly on and off the field.

16
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0-1
LW: 16

idle

17
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0-2
LW: 17

idle