Florida Tropics SC look for first road win While Orlando SeaWolves Have An Off Week
The Florida Tropics SC will be looking for their first road win of the 201819 Major Arena Soccer League season this weekend with back-to-back games in the midwest. The St. Louis Ambush (3-4) will host the Tropics (3-3) on Saturday, Jan. 5, in a 7:05 CST start at the Family Arena and the Kansas City Comets (2-4) will do the same on Sunday in a 4:05 CST kickoff at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Both games will be broadcast live at www.masl.tv.
The Tropics are 0-2 on the road this year, falling to Mississauga and Utica City in back-to- back games in early December. Florida comes into the South Central division matchup off a win over another divisional foe, the Orlando SeaWolves. The Tropics got three goals from Victor Parreiras in a 9-6 home win last weekend.
Guilherme continues to lead Florida in scoring, with eight goals in five games, tied for third for most goals in the league in the young season. St. Louis fell to Milwaukee, 11-5, in a New Year’s Eve matinee in Milwaukee, and is led by newcomer Joe Regret who has seven goals in seven games.
Kansas City defeated St. Louis, 10-4, in their most recent outing, and is led by Leo Gibson who is tied for second in the league for most goals this year with nine, and leads the MASL with 11 assists.
Florida will return to the RP Funding Center in Lakeland to open another three-game homestand on Jan. 12 when they host the SeaWolves, followed by a Jan. 19 visit by Milwaukee and a Jan. 26 appearance by the St. Louis Ambush.
INJURY BUG – Lucas Teixeira will be out this weekend with a hip injury. Anthony Arico is questionable with an ankle. Lucas Coutinho is out for the year with a knee injury. Enzo Marangoni is out with a hamstring injury.
All Time / last time– This will be the seventh meeting between the Tropics and Ambush, with Florida leading the series 4-2. This is the sixth meeting between the Tropics and Comets with Kansas City leading the series 3-2. The last meeting between the Tropics and Ambush was on Dec. 1 in Lakeland, with Florida taking a 9-4 win. Jerjer Gibson had two goals for St. Louis, while Victor Parreiras had a pair for the Tropics. Florida last met Kansas City back in KC on March 4 to close out their regular season, falling 10-6. The Tropics had a 6-4 lead in the third quarter before giving up six consecutive goals to end the game, including four goals in less than four minutes late in the third quarter. Leo Gibson had three goals and two assists, while Freddy Moojen had a pair for Florida.
After losing to the Florida Tropics, the Orlando SeaWolves have some time off to deal with their team and its needs before returning to the RP Funding Center to have a rematch with the Tropics. We reached out to Lucas Menezes, the media director for the SeaWolves, but have NOT HAD A REPLY yet.
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