Sidekicks Fall Short to Milwaukee Wave on St. Patrick’s Day

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, Texas (March 17, 2024) - The Dallas Sidekicks faced the Milwaukee Wave for the fourth and final time this season. The Sidekicks have lost the previous three matchups.

The first quarter started off strong for the Sidekicks with three back-to-back Sidekicks goals in the first 10 minutes. Yahir Romero scored 32 seconds into the quarter. At 7:30, the other Romero brother, Esai, scored and then two minutes later, Anthony Powell scored. Within the last three minutes, the Wave bounced back and responded with three goals to end the quarter tied at 3. Milwaukee goals were scored by Max Ferdinand, Andre Hayne, and Andrew Wiedabach.

Unlike the first quarter with six goals scored from both sides, there was only one Wave goal at 6:42. This goal was scored by Derek Huffman and gave the Wave their first lead in the game. At the end of the second quarter, the score was 3-4.

At 3:57 in the third quarter, Sidekicks midfielder, Colin O’Keefe scored tying up the game. Less than a minute later, the Wave responded with a goal by Max Ferdinand. At 8:50, Yahir Romero tied up the game again when he scored off the power play. Five minutes later, Sidekicks player, Bradlee Baladez scored giving the Sidekicks the lead. However, less than a minute later, the Wave responded tying up the game once again.

41 seconds into the fourth quarter, the Wave gained the lead when Salvador Nunez scored and less than a minute later, Nunez scored again. At 3:37, Sidekicks player Nestor Hernandez scored letting the Sidekicks only down by one goal. Two minutes later, the Wave added to their lead with a goal now by Troy Morrison. The Sidekicks then scored two back-to-back goals. The first goal was by Yahir Romero, completing his hat trick and the second goal was scored by Jamie Lovegrove. In the last minutes of the game, the Wave used their sixth attacker and scored. This goal was scored by Ricardo Carvalho. Then, the Sidekicks used their sixth attacker, Jamie Lovegrove. This player advantage was not in favor for the Sidekicks because Wave player, Andre Hayne, scored an empty net goal. The final score of the game was 9-11.

The Sidekicks are back at home next Sunday, March 24, 2024 as they take on the Texas Outlaws for the final time this season. Kick off is at 4 PM. Tickets are on sale now at

About the Dallas Sidekicks

The Dallas Sidekicks are an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1984, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen. Follow the Sidekicks at and on their social media channels: Facebook: @gosidekicksofficial Twitter: @gosidekicks Instagram: @gosidekicksofficial

About the Major Arena Soccer League

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.