TACOMA, WA. – The Tacoma Stars will kick off the 2018-19 Major Arena Soccer League season this Saturday December 1 against their Pacific Division opponent Turlock Express. Start time is scheduled for 7:05 pm at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.

While the Stars open their season Saturday, Turlock will come into the match having already played one game. This will be their second road game of the year as well after opening Friday November 30 in Ontario against the Fury.

The Stars will open with some new faces on the roster. The most notable acquisitions during the offseason are Matt Clare from San Diego, Milan Ivanovic from Kansas City, and the signing of former Seattle Sounders FC veteran James Riley. In addition, Tacoma welcomes back Mike Ramos and local player Adam West will add to Tacoma’s solid defense as well.

As the Stars welcome many new players, the Turlock Express come into the season relatively the same as last season except for bringing Ernesto Luna over from El Paso. Luna was a Coyotes regular having appeared in 21 games.

Both teams return their leading scorers from the 2017-18 campaign. For Tacoma, that was Nick Perera with 36 points (24G-12A) and Turlock had Ivan Campos set the pace with 39 points (24G-15A).

Tacoma swept the season series with Turlock last season including 8-5 and 10-3 wins at the accesso ShoWare Center.

The Stars kick-off the season on Saturday December 1 against the Turlock Express. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84 or go towww.tacomastars.com.

There’s still time to purchase 2018-2019 Season Tickets or a Legacy Membership with the Tacoma Stars. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84, or emailinginfo@tacomastars.com, or go to www.tacomastars.com.

Single game tickets to all the Tacoma Stars home games are on sale now. Head to tacomastars.showare.com to purchase your tickets.

Want free tickets to a Stars game? All you have to do is buy 20 or more tickets at our group rate to our home opener, Saturday, December 1st, and we will match the amount purchased with free tickets to another home game this season! Get your group together quick because this offer ends on October 26. Call Group Sales at 1-844-STARS-84.

Tacoma Stars games are streamed live on www.masl.tv with live stats available atwww.maslsoccer.com.

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