KiXX agree to terms with three vets, Cape May native Anthony Maher
Philadelphia, PA, October 22, 2008 - The Philadelphia KiXX announced today that the club has agreed to terms with Cape May native and former Milwaukee Wave standout Anthony Maher, and three returning KiXX core players, John Barry Nusum, Ptah Myers, and Angel Rivillo for the upcoming 2008-09 season. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The KiXX will be Maher's sixth team in eight years, having spent the last two with the Wave. The Cape May, NJ native scored 13 goals in 26 games last season for Milwaukee, who finished in a tie for first place during the regular season with a superb 22-8 record. Anthony's younger brother Matt, plays for the New Jersey Ironmen of the Xtreme Soccer League.
Myers returns to the KiXX for his fifth season, all with the KiXX, after being signed as a free agent out of UMASS. The Columbus, OH native ranked third on the KiXX in three-point goals (4), two-points goals (15), goals (19), blocks (28), and points (50) during the 2007-08 season. Myers was a member of the U.S. National Futsal Team that competed in the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer along with KiXX captain and recent signing Pat Morris.
Nusum, who was also signed as a free agent with Myers in 2004, returns to the KiXX after an offseason with the Bermuda Hogges of the USL-2 Division. The captain of the Bermuda National Team scored 14 goals for the KiXX last season, placing him sixth with 36 points in 24 games. Nusum, a graduate of Furman University, was recently named into the Furman Athletic Hall-of-Fame for holding the career soccer records in goals and points. Nusum was named the MISL Rookie-of-the-Year after the 2004-05 season.
After playing a friendly with the Chicago Fire of the MLS this offseason, Rivillo returns for a second season with Philadelphia, after being selected 10th overall by the KiXX in the 2007 MISL Expansion Draft. Rivillo contributed 10 goals and 10 assists for the 2007-08 KiXX.
The KiXX will host the Rockford Rampage in the team's season opener on Saturday, November 15. Game time at the historic Wachovia Spectrum is set for 7:05pm ET. All fans in attendance will receive a complimentary 2008-09 Philadelphia KiXX Schedule Magnet.
Philadelphia KiXX season tickets and 6-PaXX mini-plans are on sale now by calling the club's ticket office at 1-888-888-KiXX (5499). Season ticket holders will receive invitations to KiXX events like the Meet the Team Party and Meet the Team Luncheon. Single-game tickets are now available through the KiXX and the Wachovia Center Box Office, as well as online at www.comcasttix.com and at select Acme Market locations in PA and NJ.
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