MASL ANNOUNCED THE TEAM OF THE WEEK FOR WEEK TWO, LOVEGROVE EARNS HONORABLE MENTION
Allen, TX (Nov 8, 2016) – Dallas Sidekicks midfielder Jamie Lovegrove earned Honorable Mention in the Major Arena Soccer League’s Team of the Week awards for week 2 of the 2016-17 season. The Sidekicks played three games during week 2, a 14-7 win over El Paso Coyotes on November 4 in El Paso, a 4-8 lose over San Diego Sockers on November 5 in San Diego and a 9-8 lose over Atletico Baja. Jamie Lovegrove scored 4 goals and had 2 assists over the two games he played this past weekend.
Below is the full Team of the Week announcement from the MASL.
With seven games and 115 goals scored, this weekend of Major Arena Soccer League action was intense. Many players stepped up their game, but the six players below were voted as this week’s MASL 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.
Goalkeeper: Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers) – The Sockers keeper shut down another 20 saves and recorded another win as he led his side to a win over the Dallas Sidekicks on Saturday.
Defenders: Brian Harris (Kansas City Comets) – The veteran defender made his season debut after signing his new contract on Opening Day last weekend. He made a quick impact with a goal and an assist and was a key part of the team defense.
Franck Tayou (Soles de Sonora) – Sometimes the best defense is a great offense, at least according to Sonora’s Tayou. He was named the game’s 3rd Star after he scored two goals an assist on the way to a 13-8 victory over the Ontario Fury.
Midfielder:Mauricio Salles (Ontario Fury) – Salles fought to the very end for his team, notching two goals and an assist for the Fury in their loss to Sonora. For his efforts, he was named the game’s 2nd Star.
Forwards:Leo Gibson (Kansas City Comets) – Former league MVP Gibson returned to form on Friday night t at home. The veteran defender was involved in nearly two-thirds of his team’s scores with four goals and three assists. He was an easy-choice as the game’s 1st Star
Vinicius Dantas (Baltimore Blast) – This Brazilian forward opened his team’s scoring efforts this season and didn’t stop until the final whistle. In Baltimore’s opening game on Saturday, Dantas scored four goals and assisted on another as his team defeated the Harrisburg Heat 11-6 on the road.
Honorable Mention:Christopher Welch (Turlock Express), Stephen Paterson (Kansas City Comets), Alex Caceres (Ontario Fury), Daniel Lopez (Soles de Sonora), Jamie Lovegrove (Dallas Sidekicks), Anthony Medina (San Diego Sockers), Tony Donatelli (Baltimore Blast)