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February 27, 2008 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - Detroit Ignition News Release

(Southfield, Mich., February 27, 2008) - The Detroit Ignition (14-7) will host the California Cougars (8-13) on Friday, February 29 at Compuware Arena. Kick off for the game, which will be nationally televised on Fox Soccer Channel, is at 8:00 pm (ET). Coming into Friday's game, the Ignition is a half-game out of first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

IGNITION RECORD

Overall: 14-7 Home: 7-3 Road: 7-4

THIS WEEK'S OUTINGS

February 29, 2008: Detroit Ignition (14-7) vs. California Cougars (8-13)

The Ignition will host the Cougars on Friday, February 29 for "Faith and Family Night" at Compuware Arena. The club has posted a 1-1 record against California so far this season. The MISL today announced that Detroit Ignition players Ricardinho, Droo Callahan and Danny Waltman were awarded Player of the Week honors following the club's 19-8 victory over the Baltimore Blast last weekend.

LAST WEEK'S OUTINGS:

February 24, 2008: Ignition, 19 Blast, 8 The Detroit Ignition (14-7) defeated the Baltimore Blast (14-9) 19-8 Sunday night at Compuware Arena. The Ignition were led by midfielder Ricardinho who scored three goals on the night.

The Blast got on the board first as forward Adauto Neto scored an unassisted two-point goal just over three minutes into the match. At 12:23 in the first, Worteh Sampson responded for the Ignition with a two-point tally off an assist from Droo Callahan. Less than one minute later, Jamar Beasley gave Detroit a two point lead with a goal of his own with an assist from midfielder Doug Rice.

Ryan Mack got things started for the Ignition as the second quarter began, scoring a two-point shot with an assist from Hewerton Moreira. The goal gave the Birmingham native his 50th MISL career point. At 11:44 in the second, Ricardinho put a three-point score past Baltimore keeper Dave Kern to give Detroit a 9-2 lead at halftime.

Just 11 seconds into the second half, Neto scored his second goal of the night with an assist from Baltimore defender P.J. Wakefield. Forward Machel Millwood added two more points for the Blast with an unassisted two point tally at 4:47 in the third.

At 2:08 in the fourth quarter, Ricardinho scored his 50th MISL career goal - an unassisted two point tally. Less than two minutes later, Mike Apple added two more points for Detroit with an assist from Mack. At 5:52, Moreira notched two points off an assist from Callahan to give the Ignition a 15-6 lead. Six seconds later, Neto scored his third goal of the game to put the Blast within seven, but Mack answered back with a two-point tally at 9:11. Ignition keeper Danny Waltman was credited with the assist on Mack's goal. With less than a minute remaining in the game, Ricardinho scored his third goal of the night - a two-point score off an assist from Moreira to bring the final score to 19-8.

ITINERARY: Week of February 25-March 2

* All Detroit Ignition practices are held at High Velocity Sports at 46245 Michigan Avenue in Canton unless otherwise scheduled. All practices are open to the media upon request. All times are Eastern Standard Time and subject to change without notice

Thursday, February 28: Training, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday, February 29: Kick-around at Compuware Arena, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Detroit Ignition vs. California Cougars, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1: Off

Sunday, March 2: Off

INJURY REPORT

Player Injury Status

Kyt Selaidopoulos Knee Questionable

MILESTONES ACHIEVED

Ryan Mack scored his 50th MISL career point

Ricardinho scored his 50th MISL career goal

Danny Waltman made his 1,000th MISL career save

MILESTONES WITHIN REACH

Mike Apple needs 8 goals to reach 100 MISL career goals

Jamar Beasley needs 4 points to reach 300 MISL career points

Droo Callahan needs 5 blocks to reach 400 MISL career blocks

Tomer Chencinski needs 8 wins to reach 10 MISL career wins

Nate Craft needs 6 blocks to reach 25 MISL career blocks

Matt Johnson needs 1 block to reach 150 MISL career blocks

Josh Rife needs 5 blocks to reach 75 MISL career blocks

Doug Rice needs 5 points to reach 25 MISL career points

Kyt Selaidopoulos needs 4 goals to reach 50 MISL career goals

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