The King and the Kid – After relatively quiet starts, “King” Franck Tayou and “Kid Dynamite” Gordy Gurson busted loose last weekend. Tayou, the three-time reigning MASL MVP, had a modest five goals in his first four games with the Monterrey Flash. That turned around when he scored five goals Friday in Tacoma and four more Sunday in Dallas. The capper Friday was his game-winning goal with five ticks left on the clock, where he stole the ball from Matt Clare and then streaked 130 feet and beat Danny Waltman with a high shot. Sunday Tayou scored four of Monterrey’s five goals in their 5-1 win over the Sidekicks
Gurson brought the Orlando SeaWolves within a game of .500 by pacing their 11-6 win at the Florida Tropics. Gordy had four goals and two assists after entering Saturday’s game with four goals in four games.
The San Diego Sockers reached back 30 years to re-create their 1988 MISL jerseys, but those long shorts aren’t fooling anyone! With the organ back in action, accompanied by piped in ’80s music, the Sockers rallied from 3-0 down at the half to upend Ontario 6-5 at an electrified Pechanga Arena.
Well Hoang – Last year’s inaugural M2 MVP, Thomas Hoang of the Colorado Inferno, continues to dice up the MASL’s developmental league. Hoang leads the league with 30 points in five games, doubling up teammate and league-points-runner up Armando Gonzalez’s 15. Hoang has scored 21 of Colorado’s 62 goals so far this season for the 5-0 Inferno.