by Bob Heckel

Allen, Texas (Dec. 6, 2016) – Today, the Major Arena Soccer League announced their MASL Team of the Week for week six. Congratulations to the five players below for being named to the Week Six Team of the Week. The MASL Team of the Week is selected using the stars awarded at each game and by soliciting nominations from each team. Players nominated by teams were each awarded three points and stars were awarded 3 points (1st Star), 2 points (2nd star) and 1 Point (3rd star) respectively.

 As the divisional races are starting to heat up, the players of the Major Arena Soccer League are stepping up to the challenge. These are the best of the best for Week Six.

Stephen Paterson 
(Kansas City Comets) – This is the second time Paterson has earned a spot on this list. Paterson faced 19 shots on Saturday night against the previously unbeaten Chicago Mustangs and stopped them all. He recorded the first shutout for the Comets since the team returned to action in 2010 and the first in Kansas City arena soccer since 2005.

John Sosa 
(Kansas City Comets) – Sosa contributed two assists to the Comets 6-0 win on Saturday and led the team with 3 blocks to help preserve the shutout victory.

Gordy Gurson 
(Cedar Rapids Rampage) – After being named the MASL Player of the Month for November, Gurson scored six goals in two games, including the game winning goal in each.
Ian Bennett (Milwaukee Wave) – Bennett led his team in their 14-6 win over the St. Louis Ambush. He scored 5 goals and assisted on another in the team’s biggest victory of the season.

Max Ferdinand
(Milwaukee Wave) – Ferdinand was crucial to the Wave’s efforts as he was involved in HALF of their scores. He tallied three goals and four assists on the night.
Kraig Chiles (San Diego Sockers) – While putting your team on your back is not a requirement for inclusion on the Team of the Week, it seems to be a common theme in Week Six. Chiles scored 4 of the 5 San Diego goals vs the Tacoma Stars to lead his team to victory, including the game winner.

Honorable Mention: Willam Vanzela (Baltimore Blast), Josh Lemos (Milwaukee Wave), Piotr Sliwa (Florida Tropics SC), Staurt Grable (Milwaukee Wave), Stephen Basso (Harrisburg Heat), Christian Gutierrez (Atletico Baja), Lucas Rodriguez (Kansas City Comets), Antonio Manfut (Syracuse Silver Knights)