Cesar Cerda (D) Named to MASL Team of the Week 16

Offseason signing, Defender Cesar Cerda was named to the Major Arena Soccer League Team of the Week 16 for his 3 Goal, 1 Assist performance against El Paso Coyotes. Cerda was instrumental in building an insurmountable lead versus the Coyotes and will look to help clinch a playoff spot in this week's rematch against the Coyotes. Join the #Questfor15 Championships on Thursday, February 16th - 7:35pm at the Valley View Casino Center! Tickets available at sdsockers.com/tickets or 866-799-GOAL! 

KANSAS CITY (Feb. 14, 2017) – There was much to love about this weekend’s Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) action. These players stood out among their peers and earned their spot on the MASL Team of the Week.

The MASL Team of the Week is selected using the Stars awarded at each game and by soliciting nominations from each team. Players nominated by teams were each awarded three points and stars were awarded 3 points (1st Star), 2 points (2nd star) and 1 Point (3rd star) respectively.

Piotr Sliwa (Florida Tropics)
– Piotr Sliwa recorded two wins over the Syracuse Silver Knights over the weekend. He notched 40 saves in those two wins and only gave up two goals in Saturday night’s match.

Cesar Cerda (San Diego Sockers)
– The Sockers are one step closer to qualifying for the playoffs with a win against the El Paso Coyotes on Friday. Cesar Cerda was a vital part of that win with a hat trick and an assist.

Ian Bennett (Milwaukee Wave)
– Ian Bennett had his sixth game of the season with 3+ goals on Sunday. Against the Cedar Rapids Rampage, the veteran midfielder scored three goals on five shots.
Christian Gutierrez (Atletico Baja) – Christian Gutierrez joins this list for the second straight week. He continues to impress as this week he scored two more goals and added five defensive blocks against Atletico Baja’s rivals, Soles de Sonora.

Ricardo Diegues (Florida Tropics)
– The Florida Tropics are keeping the Eastern Division playoff race interesting. Ricardo Diegues helped his team to second place in the division with 3 goals and 3 assists in two games against Syracuse this weekend.
Taylor Bond (Chicago Mustangs) – The Chicago Mustangs are still hanging onto their playoff hopes thanks to the efforts of Taylor Bond. The team’s leading scorer netted a hat trick and an assist each against both St. Louis and Dallas this weekend.

Honorable Mention:
Josh Lemos (Milwaukee Wave), Christopher Welch (Turlock Express), Roberto Escalante (Soles de Sonora), Uzi Tayou (Soles de Sonora), Evan McNeley (Tacoma Stars), Lucas Teixeira (Florida Tropics), Martyn Arista (Turlock Express), Vahid Assadpour (Kansas City Comets), Ricardinho Cavalcante (Dallas Sidekicks), Freddy Moojen (Florida Tropics), Ramone Palmer (Kansas City Comets), Ivan Campos (Turlock Express)


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.