MASL Playoffs Overview

by Paul Donaghy

Paul Donaghy

(ALLEN, TEXAS: March 22, 2021) – The MASL playoffs are set and the Dallas Sidekicks will be in action versus the Ontario Fury in round one with a home game to be played at the Allen Event Center on Sunday, March 28th at 3:00pm.

Dallas Sidekicks vs Ontario Fury

The Dallas Sidekicks will face the Ontario Fury in the first round of the 2021 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs in a home-and-home series. Dallas will travel to Ontario California for the first-round game on Wednesday March 24th before returning to the Allen Event Center on Sunday March 28th for round two with a 3:00pm local kickoff presented by the North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA).

The winner of both games advances and if the series is tied at one game each a 15-minute mini game will take place approximately 30 minutes after game two finishes.

Kanas City Comets vs. St Louis Ambush

The Kansas City Comets and St. Louis Ambush will confine their battle to the State of Missouri beginning in Independence at Cable Dahmer Arena on Friday March 26 at 7:05 pm CDT. The teams will head down I-70 for Game 2 at the Family Arena on Sunday March 28 at 3:05 pm CDT. If the teams are tied at a game apiece, they will play a 15-minute mini game following Game 2.

San Diego Sockers vs. Tacoma Stars

With the Stars and Sockers unable to compete at their home venues, their series will take place at Toyota Arena in Ontario California. Game 1 will kick off at 7:35 pm PDT on Friday March 26 with Game 2 taking place on Sunday March 28 at 5 pm PDT. Should the series be tied after two games, a 15-minute mini-game will take place following Game 2.

Playoffs Round Two and Beyond

For the next round, the Florida Tropics will select their opponent with the two remaining teams facing off in the Semi-Finals which will take place at Cable Dahmer Arena with the first game of each series taking place on Thursday April 1, and the second game on Saturday April 3. Game times are scheduled for 2:05 pm and 7:05 pm CDT both days with 15-minute mini games following each Game 2 if necessary.

If two west coast teams, consisting of any combination of Ontario, San Diego, and Tacoma reach the Ron Newman Cup Finals, the series will take place at Toyota Arena. If any team other than two west coast teams advance to the Finals, the Championship series will take place at the Family Arena. Game 1 will take place on Friday April 9 with Game 2 happening on Sunday April 11. Finals game times are yet to be determined.

Every round and game of the playoff schedule is subject to change due to COVID protocols or where MASL Commissioner Joshua Schaub finds changes necessary in the best interest of the League.

While fans who purchased the MASL Season Pass will have the playoffs included in their package, fans without that package can view every playoff game live and archived with the MASL Playoff Pass. For only $39.99 it lowers the price per game to just $3.33 opposed to the $7.99 single game pricing. You can get the Playoff Pass here –

Playoff tickets for March 28th can be reserved on the Sidekicks Ticket Page or by calling the Dallas Sidekicks front office at 469-393-0160.

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 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.