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Wave Take on Sockers in Opening Round of MASL Playoffs Thursday in Milwaukee

April 6, 2022 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Milwaukee Wave News Release

After one of the worst starts in team history, the 7-time champion Milwaukee Wave were able to pull themselves together amid many injuries, and found their stride towards the end of season to clinch the 8th playoff seed.

But they will have a tough road ahead of them as they face the San Diego Sockers in Game 1/3 of the MASL Ron Newman Cup Playoffs Thursday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

"We are doing everything we can to prepare for best record and roster in the league," said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. "We have our work cut out for us but are very happy to be in this position after the season we've had.

The #1 seed, San Diego Sockers come into the playoffs with a flawless 23-0 regular season record. While the #8 seed Wave finished the regular season with 10 wins and 12 losses.

"I think people forget we've never had an opportunity to defend our last championship title in 2019," added Oliviero. "This opening round is essentially the last two champions going head to head and I think we have enough experience to make it an interesting series."

MASL Ron Newman Cup Playoffs - Opening Round.

Game 1, Thursday, April 7 - 6:35pm

Milwaukee Wave vs. San Diego Sockers at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Tickets are on sale at or at the Box Office prior to the game.

Game 2/3, Sunday, April 10 - 7:05pm (CST / Milwaukee Time)

Milwaukee Wave at San Diego Sockers from Pechanga Arena San Diego.

You can watch the game LIVE! & for FREE! via


Join Mascot Brad Beach and members of the Milwaukee Wave team at the Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Performance Center Café at 7095 S Ballpark Dr. Franklin, WI 53132 for a family fun playoff viewing party.

Doors at 6pm, playoff game at 7pm with fun, prizes and more!

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