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Wave looking to de-claw Los Tigres Friday night

November 16, 2004 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - Milwaukee Wave News Release


(Milwaukee, WI) The Milwaukee Wave (2-1 home / 2-0 road / 4-1 overall) will be looking to extend its current three-game winning streak when it entertains the Monterrey (Mexico) Tigres this Friday night, November 19., 7:05 PM at U.S. Cellular Arena. The Wave is coming off a successful weekend in which it captured victories in Baltimore (6-1 on 11/12) and Milwaukee (6-5 (OT) v. Cleveland on 11/13) to remain on top of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Central Division, ½ game in front of both Chicago (4-2) and St. Louis (4-2).

Marcelo Fontana was the offensive hero for the Wave as he tallied two goals in each contest, including the game winning goals in both matches. Fontana was named the MISL Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Nick Vorberg spearheaded the Milwaukee defense by stopping 23-of-29 shots faced in the two games, including 12-of-13 at Baltimore.

Friday is also Elite Fitness and Racquet Clubs Night and Hispanic Heritage Night presented by Fiesta Garibaldi Restaurants, with four locations in the Milwaukee area including their newest location at 5108 W. Bluemound Rd.

Tickets for all Wave home games ($20, $16, $14, and $12) are available at the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Box Office, located between U.S. Cellular Arena and the Milwaukee Theater at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave., all TicketMaster Outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone charge at 414-276-4545. Groups of 10 or more should contact the Wave’s Group Sales Dept. at 414-224-WAVE (9283) for group rate discounts.

Season ticket packages, including the new VIP Elite seating packages with waiter / waitress service are on sale at the Wave / Wave United Office, 510 W. Kilbourn Ave., Suite B in downtown Milwaukee. Call 414-224-WAVE for more information, or visit www.milwaukeewave.com.

This Week:

Day Date Event Time** Place

Tue. Nov. 16 Practice 10 am U.S. Cellular Arena

Wed. Nov. 17 Practice 10 am U.S. Cellular Arena

Thu. Nov. 18 Practice 10 am U.S. Cellular Arena

FRI. NOV. 19 GAME V. MONTERREY 7:05 PM U.S. CELLULAR ARENA

**Practice dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the Wave Media Relations Dept. at 414-908-6338 / 6339 if you plan to cover any session. Uihlein Soccer Park is located at 7101 W. Good Hope Rd. on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

Upcoming Schedule: HOME GAMES in CAPS

Day Date Opponent Time (CST) Venue Broadcast

FRI. NOV. 19 MONTERREY 7:05 PM U.S. CELLULAR ARENA milwaukeewave.com

Fri. Nov. 26 at Chicago 7:30 pm UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL 540 AM, WRRD

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Fri. Dec. 3 at St. Louis 7:35 pm Savvis Center, St. Louis, MO 540 AM, WRRD

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SAT. DEC. 4 CHICAGO 6:05 PM U.S. CELLULAR ARENA milwaukeewave.com

Fri. Dec. 10 at Baltimore 6:35 pm 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD 540 AM, WRRD

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SAT. DEC. 11 ST. LOUIS 6:05 PM U.S. CELLULAR ARENA milwaukeewave.com

FRI. DEC. 17 BALTIMORE 7:05 PM U.S. CELLULAR ARENA milwaukeewave.com

Injury Report: Pos. Player Injury Status GM – DLP** F Kevin Burk knee questionable 3 – 10/29/04

* probable = 75% chance of playing; questionable = 50%; doubtful 25%; out = will not play

**Games Missed due to current injury – Date Last Played

Suspensions: none

Not Available: Pos. Player Reason

M Erick Acevedo Has not reported (visa pending)

Wave Futsal Contingent Preparing for FIFA World Championship in Chinese Taipei

The U.S. National Futsal Team, coached by Wave Coach Keith Tozer and featuring Wave players Greg Howes, Todd Dusosky, Johnny Torres and Pat White is getting ready for the FIFA Futsal World Championship November 21 – December 5 in Chinese Taipei. The MISL-dominated U.S. squad also includes: Sean Bowers and Steve Butcher (San Diego); Pat Morris, (Philadelphia); Jamar Beasley (Kansas City); John Ball (Cleveland); Andy Guastaferro (Chicago); and recently retired ex-Baltimore goalkeeper Scott Hileman. All but Torres, Butcher, Beasley, and Morris played for the U.S. team which qualified for the FIFA tournament by winning the CONCACAF title in Costa Rica this past summer. The U.S. squad departed November 14th and would return November 28th if it does not advance beyond first round pool play. The U.S. is scheduled to play Italy (11/21), Paraguay (11/23), and Japan (11/25) in the first round.

Futsal, the international version of indoor soccer, is a derivative of the outdoor game played with five players on each side (four field players and a goalkeeper) utilizing a limited-bounce ball on an open (wall-less) court slightly bigger than a basketball court. The U.S. Team has now qualified for four-of-five FIFA Futsal World Championships (1989, 1992, 1996, 2004).

Wave on Radio / Internet: All road games may be heard live on 540 AM, WRRD (“The Word”) with air time for each broadcast approximately 15 minutes prior to kick-off. All games may be heard live on the Wave website at www.milwaukeewave.com.

Upcoming Opponent: The Wave will be battling Monterrey in the first of four scheduled meetings this season. Milwaukee claimed a 4-0 season series victory over Monterrey’s predecessor team (the Fury) last season.

Wave v. Monterrey – Series History @ Mil @ Mon Overall

2003-04 2-0 2-0 4-0

All-Time – Regular Season 2-0 2-0 4-0

All-Time – Playoffs (have not met)

2004-05 Schedule Fri. 11/19/04 @ Mil 7:05 PM

Fri. 1/28/05 @ Mon 8:15 PM

Sun. 3/27/05 @ Mon 5:05 PM

Fri. 4/8/05 @ Mil 7:05 PM

MISL Standings (thru 11/14/04)

Central Division W-L GB Eastern Division W-L GB Western Division W-L GB

Milwaukee Wave 4-1 --- Philadelphia Kixx 4-1 --- Kansas City Comets 1-1 ---

St. Louis Steamers 4-2 0.5 Cleveland Force 2-3 2.0 San Diego Sockers 2-5 1.5

Chicago Storm 4-2 0.5 Baltimore Blast 2-5 3.0 Monterrey Tigres 0-2 1.0

Wave Leaders:

Goals Assists Points Blocks

Troy Dusosky-6*** Todd Dusosky-8* Todd Dusosky-11** Chris Morman-9

Greg Howes-6*** Troy Dusosky-3 Troy Dusosky-9 Troy Dusosky-8

Michael King-5 Nino Marcantonio-3 Greg Howes-8 Matt Schmidt-8

Marcelo Fontana-4 Johnny Torres-3 Marcelo Fontana-5 Lovelace Ackah-6

Todd Dusosky-3 Greg Howes-2 Johnny Torres-5 Joe Hammes-6

Johnny Torres-2 Giuliano Oliviero-2 Michael King-5 Pat White-5

Angel Rivillo-2 Chris Morman-2 Chris Morman-4

Chris Morman-2 Nick Vorberg-2

Kevin Burk-2

*First in MISL **Tied for first in MISL ***Tied for third in MISL

Goalkeeping W-L GP/GS Minutes SF / SA GA / GAA

Nick Vorberg 4-0 4 / 4 251:09 58 / 44 14 / 3.34*

Dan Green 0-1 1 / 1 64:33 19 / 10 9 / 8.37

Wave Notes:

*The Wave is now 128-45 (.740) in its last 173 regular and post-season games. Milwaukee is also 183-28 (.867) in all home games (regular and post-season) since the start of the 1995-96 campaign.

*The Wave is now 27-15 all-time in regular season action v. Baltimore, including an 11-11 mark in Baltimore.

*The Wave is now 27-18 all-time in regular season action v. Cleveland, including an 18-5 mark in Milwaukee.

*The Wave has won three straight regular season openers (all on the road) and is 13-8 all-time in season openers (5-4 road / 8-4 home).

*Milwaukee’s 9-8 (OT) loss v. on 10/29 v. Chi snapped the Wave’s three-game winning streak in home openers and dropped Milwaukee’s all-time home opener mark to 14-7.

*The Wave’s 6-5 (OT) win on 11/13 v. Cle improved the Wave’s overtime record to 1-1 this season and 27-33 all-time, including a 20-12 mark on it’s home turf.

*Michael King’s three goals on 11/6 v. KC increased his 12-year Wave career total to a team record 506, and his 19-year indoor career total to 679. King is the leading scorer in Wave history (506 goals + 290 assists = 796 points) and the sixth leading scorer in North American indoor soccer history (679 goals + 383 assists = 1062 pts.)

*Greg Howes’ two goals on 11/13 v. Cle increased his five-year Wave / MISL career regular season total to 159. Howes is the fifth leading scorer in Wave history (159 goals + 80 assists = 239 points)

*Howes also extended his Wave record consecutive games played streak to 170 straight (regular season and playoffs). However, his streak will end when he misses 11/19 v. Mon due to obligations with the U.S. National Futsal Team, which is taking part in the FIFA World Championship in Chinese Taipei.

*Todd Dusosky’s goal on 11/13 v. Cle was the 191st of his Wave career putting him ahead of Steve Morris into second place on the Wave’s all-time regular season goal scoring list.

*The Wave’s “Twin Tandem” - Todd and Troy Dusosky - has now combined for 308 goals (Todd 210 + Troy 98) and 335 assists (Todd 262 + Troy 73) for 643 points (Todd 472 + Troy 171), good for sixth on the all-time indoor soccer brothers scoring list. The Dusoskys (Todd 423 + Troy 82 = 505) are also the highest scoring brother pair in Wave history ahead of the White brothers (Pat 165 + Erik 9 = 174).

*Lovelace Ackah’s goal on 10/23 @ Chi was the 25th of his six-year Wave / MISL career.

*Matt Schmidt extended his Wave consecutive games played streak to 89 straight (regular season and playoffs) and his Wave / Wave United consecutive games played streak to 145 straight since the start of the 2002-03 indoor season.

*Goalkeeper Nick Vorberg is now 13-5 for his two-year Wave career and 22-20 for his three-year MISL career.

*Rookie midfielders Nino Marcantonio and Jonathan Greenfield each recorded an assist in their regular season debuts on 10/23 @ Chi.

*Coach Keith Tozer, the winningest coach in Wave and North American indoor soccer history, currently sports all-time won-loss records of 314-164 (Wave regular season) and 520-317 (all-time regular season). Including playoffs, Tozer’s marks are 346-186 with the Wave, and 565-355 all-time.


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