STARS OPEN 2021 SCHEDULE FRIDAY NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY
Tacoma, WA. – The Stars (0-0) will kick off their 2021 season this weekend when they head to Missouri for a pair matches. First up will be a battle with the Kansas City Comets (1-3) on Friday night at Cable Dahmer Arena at 7:05 pm CST and conclude in St. Louis against the Ambush (2-2) on Sunday.
Stars fans can catch every minute of action live on the MASL Facebook page this season. MASL teams have partnered to show every game live as some teams, such as the Stars are not allowed in-person fans due to state and local regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Simply logon to https://www.facebook.com/MASLsoccer/events to see the viewing options.
In a unique season, put mildly, the Stars have committed to play a minimum of 12 road games during the MASL campaign. To qualify for the playoffs, teams must complete the 12-game minimum with a maximum of 24 games. Given teams will play unbalanced schedules, the first playoff tiebreaker will be winning percentage as opposed to win-loss record.
During the off-season, the Stars beefed up their goalkeeping corps by signing 2019-20 MASL Goalkeeper of the Year Chris Toth to accompany Danny Waltman. They made up the MASL Western Conference goalkeeper team.
In addition, head coach-player Nick Perera made improvements on offense and defense. New to the Stars roster are midfielders De Bray Hollimon and Adrian Gutierrez, forward Vini Dantas, defender Adriano Dos Santos, and returning to Tacoma is defender Pablo Da Silva.
Also returning are Mike Ramos who finished second in team scoring, one point behind Perera with 41 points (28G-13A) with his 28 goals tops on the roster. Alex Caceres (10G-13A) and Alessandro Canale (5G-9A) finished third and fourth in scoring and are back with the Stars. Midfielder Phillip Lund, who missed all last season with an injury.
KC is looking to snap a three-game skid following their road opening win in Dallas. This is their 2021 home opener.
Kansas City is led offensively by Lucas Sousa and his 8 points (4G-4A). Gibson is second on the squad with 6 points (3G-3A). Rian Marques (4G-0A), Adam James (3G-0A), Ramone Palmer (2G-1A), Mirko Sandivari (1G-2A), and John Sosa (0G-3A) round out the leading KC scorers. Nicolau Neto has started all four Comets games in goal and is 1-3 with a 6.65 GAA and .671 save percentage.
This season, MASL teams have partnered together to offer fans the ability to watch every game live or archived or view games on an individual basis. You can take advantage of the MASL Season Pass or a ‘la carte games here - https://www.facebook.com/MASLsoccer/events
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