Chris Toth – MASL Goalkeeper of the Week
For the second straight week, San Diego Sockers Goalkeeper Chris Toth has been named to the Major Arena Soccer League “Team of the Week!” Chris Toth recorded 20 saves on the night, his second straight week with 20+ saves. Toth leads the MASL in Goals Against Average (2.5 GAA), Save Percentage (.891%) and Wins (2).
Sockers Veteran, Anthony Medina was recognized as an “Honorable Mention” after his two goal performance against the Dallas Sidekicks. The Sockers Ironman now has 4 goals in two games and is proving to be lethal in front of goal.
KANSAS CITY (Nov 8, 2016) – With seven games and 115 goals scored, this weekend of Major Arena Soccer League action was intense. Many players stepped up their game, but the six players below were voted as this week’s 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.
Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers) – The Sockers keeper shut down another 20 saves and recorded another win as he led his side to a win over the Dallas Sidekicks on Saturday.
Brian Harris (Kansas City Comets) – The veteran defender made his season debut after signing his new contract on Opening Day last weekend. He made a quick impact with a goal and an assist and was a key part of the team defense.
Franck Tayou (Soles de Sonora) – Sometimes the best defense is a great offense, at least according to Sonora’s Tayou. He was named the game’s 3rd Star after he scored two goals an assist on the way to a 13-8 victory over the Ontario Fury.
Mauricio Salles (Ontario Fury) – Salles fought to the very end for his team, notching two goals and an assist for the Fury in their loss to Sonora. For his efforts, he was named the game’s 2nd Star.
Leo Gibson (Kansas City Comets) – Former league MVP Gibson returned to form on Friday night at home. The veteran defender was involved in nearly two-thirds of his team’s scores with four goals and three assists. He was an easy-choice as the game’s 1st Star
Vinicius Dantas (Baltimore Blast) – This Brazilian forward opened his team’s scoring efforts this season and didn’t stop until the final whistle. In Baltimore’s opening game on Saturday, Dantas scored four goals and assisted on another as his team defeated the Harrisburg Heat 11-6 on the road.
Christopher Welch (Turlock Express), Stephen Paterson (Kansas City Comets), Alex Caceres (Ontario Fury), Daniel Lopez (Soles de Sonora), Jamie Lovegrove (Dallas Sidekicks), Anthony Medina (San Diego Sockers), Tony Donatelli (Baltimore Blast)
The MASL was formed in 2014 by teams from the Professional Arena Soccer League and Major Indoor Soccer League. The league represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world, and features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico.