by Bob Heckel

Allen, TX (Jan. 10, 2017) - Turlock Express visit the Allen Center Event for the first time during the 2016-17 season when they challenge the Dallas Sidekicks on January 14 at 7:00 pm. The Sidekicks enter the match with a 4-8 record, while the Turlock Express are 4-7.

The Sidekicks offense is averaging 6.8 goals per game and scoring 39% of their power play goals.  The team is also killing 74% of their penalties. Forward Cameron Brown leads the team in goals with 21. Brown also leads the team in points with 30.

Cameron Brown has scored in 23 consecutive Major Arena Soccer League matches and will be hoping to extend his record against Turlock on Saturday night. Cameron Brown achieved his feat for the Dallas Sidekicks across two seasons in 2015-16. Brown missed game 12 of last season at Brownsville, but he scored at least one goal in games 9, 10, 11, and 13-20 of last season as well as all 12 games of this year.

Turlock Express is averaging 6.5 goals per game and scoring 14% of their power play goal. Martyn Arista leads the tropics with a 13 goals Christopher Welch will be in net for Turlock, Welch has a 7.64 GAA and a save percentage of .652. Welch faced a barrage of shots from the visiting Ontario Fury on Friday. He turned in the league’s best effort this week with 17 saves, which earned him a spot on week eleven team of the week.

At halftime, fans will be treated to the annual Dallas Sidekicks Alumni Game, getting the chance to witness a celebration featuring greats from the franchise's past. The game will span 6 minutes with a running clock as Purple vs. Green face off on the turf.

The match-up will include former Sidekicks such as Mike Powers, Terry Woodberry, Billy Phillips, Jesse Llamas, Doc Lawson, Paul Hason, among many others.  The alumni will be signing autographs and available for photo’s after Saturday’s game

Updates of the game and all live stats for this match can be found at, as well as a live broadcast at MASL TV in our Youtube channel.

Individual game tickets for the 2016-17 regular season are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and on Season ticket packages, group outings, and suite offerings are available by calling 469-200-GOAL or emailing To get the latest Sidekicks updates, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @GoSidekicks or on Facebook at