Felipe De Sousa Named 2nd Team All-MASL

by Paul Donaghy

Paul Donaghy


(ALLEN, TEXAS: April 9, 2021) – Dallas Sidekicks forward Felipe De Sousa was named 2nd Team All-MASL after a breakout second season in which he was second in the league with 17 goals. He is joined on the 2nd team by Kansas City Comets forward Leo Gibson (8 goals, 12 assists) up top and goal keeper Hugo Silva (Florida), defenders Ray Lee and John Sosa both from the Kansas City Comets, and midfielder Charlie Gonzalez (Ontario Fury).

It is a major honor for the Brazilian born and Tampa raised De Sousa. He is also joined by 1st team All-MASL forwads by Ian Bennett of the Florida Tropics who lead the league with 19 goals and Franc Tayou of the Ontario Fury who finished tied for third in the league with 14 goals. The first team forwards teams finished with the top two records in the league respectively. The 3rd team All-MASL forwards are Nick Perera (7 goals, 13 assists) of the Tacoma Stars and Max Ferdinand (2 goals, 9 assists) of the St. Louis Ambush.

The major differences between De Sousa and the other five forwards on the All-MASL teams are age and experience. The other five forwards all have played many years of professional indoor soccer while the Sidekicks #93 just wrapped up his second year after scoring eight goals in the 2019/2020 season but in over twice as many games as the shortened 2021 season.

"Felipe (De Sousa) had an outstanding 2021 season," said Dallas Sidekicks General Manager Jesse Llamas. "He had a strong training camp and preseason Central Cup tournament with a couple of goals including a bicycle kick and then started the season with a hat-trick in the opening game. Felipe continued at that same pace throughout the season and we are thrilled that he is getting all the accolades he deserves."

De Sousa has the talent and work ethic to have a great career in indoor soccer. After such a magnificent 2021, we can't wait to see what he does for the Sidekicks next season and beyond! 

The Dallas Sidekicks is an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1983, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Allen Event Center. Follow the Sidekicks at www.dallassidekicks.com and on their social media.
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The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.