The Tacoma Stars had the hardest fall this week, losing both games on a Texas road trip, and things don’t get easier for them this weekend as they host the Monterrey Flash and Ontario Fury.
The Fury and the San Diego Sockers will play again Friday in a big Pacific Division game.
The South Central Division will be active starting with the Milwaukee Wave and the Kansas City Comets on Friday. On Saturday the Wave host the St. Louis Ambush and the Orlando SeaWolves visit the Florida Tropics. While Milwaukee is running away with the division, St. Louis is currently setting the pace for the final playoff spot at a middling .500. Last place Orlando is a game back of St. Louis despite winning only one game so far this year.
The Wave are the undisputed #1 team for the moment after dousing Utica City on the road, despite missing Josh Lemos and Ian Bennett.
The Sockers easily defeated Turlock and then gutted out another overtime win, this time against Ontario, The offense is still not consistent, but the wins are.
The Cities suffered a minor setback in their latest test, but they have a good idea of the level they need to get to after going 2-2 against Baltimore and Milwaukee so far this year.
The Blast had a scary game in Mississauga, but will take an OT win anytime you’re playing without Tony Donatelli and Vini Dantas.
In the second half, Dallas was gone in a Flash.
The Stars got too close to the sun and got burned, losing to winless El Paso and a tough Rio Grande Valley team on the road to fall into third place.
Ontario is 4-0 against Turlock, but running out of Express-o.
After some close calls against San Diego and Monterrey, the Barracudas finally got their signature win, doubling up Tacoma 8-4.
The Ambush have been involved in five one-goal games and they’ve been blown out three times but find themselves right smack in the middle of the MASL after eclipsing their entire 2017-18 win total in just eight games.
The Comets have come to life in their last two games, topping St. Louis and Florida by a combined 17-6 score.
A pair of losses within the division dropped the Tropics into a virtual tie for fourth place in the South Central.
Superman draws his power from Earth’s sun and Mississauga has been drawing their power from Canada’s visa laws, which have kept many top visiting players from traveling. Despite that advantage, the MetroStars (still winless on the road) have dropped three of their last four at home.
Another win against El Paso coupled with their fourth blowout loss of the season.
El Paso fell to 0-3 against Dallas, but upset Tacoma 9-7 for their first win of the season.
Turlock has been held to two goals or less five time in seven games this year.