After two games in 24 hours, the Milwaukee Wave came out on top securing the number one spot in the MISL. The Wave defeated the California Cougars by 7 points followed by a close match in New Jersey that resulted in a 9-6 victory without league leading scorer Greg Howes and veteran Joe Hammes. The Wave's next game is Friday Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. in Philadelphia. Join the Wave for their next home game on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. for a Valentines Party.
2/9/08 6:05 p.m. Wave @ Philadelphia KIXX
2/15/08 7 p.m. Wave vs. Baltimore Blast
3/2/08 2 p.m. Wave vs. California Cougars
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3/9/08 2 p.m. Wave vs. Orlando Sharks
3/16/08 2 p.m. Wave vs. New Jersey
All games broadcast via the internet at www.milwaukeewave.com
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Last Week's Outings:
MILWAUKEE (Feb. 2, 2008) -- An undermanned California Cougars squad on a long road trip was no match Saturday night for the Milwaukee Wave, who won 14-7 at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Marcelo Fontana had two goals and an assist and rookie Marcel Feenstra made 16 saves for his third victory in as many starts for the Wave (13-6). Milwaukee's victory moved the Wave into first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League, after Detroit (12-6) lost at Philadelphia on Saturday.
The Wave built a 14-2 lead through three periods, then saw the Cougars (7-11) eke out a couple of late goals to close the margin. Giuliano Oliviero scored two goals for the second consecutive game and Greg Howes contributed a goal and two assists. Howes has 78 points, tops in the MISL, and Marcio Leite has 49 after getting a goal and an assist.
Fontana, Howes and Leite each scored in a four-minute span midway through the first quarter to put the Wave on top 6-0 with 3:36 remaining. Leite's goal wowed the crowd, as he took the ball away in his own end, barreled down inside the 3-point line, stopped abruptly and cut left to lose his defender and then buried a left-footed blast.
"That was our rallying cry," said Wave Head Coach Keith Tozer. "That we needed to get out, and we needed to get out quick."
California has been hammered by injury and illness and dressed only 14 players, including two goalkeepers. The Cougars had lost 23-6 Thursday night in Monterrey, and then made the long trek to Milwaukee.
Feenstra, the rookie from Den Helder, Holland, extended his 6-foot-4 frame to make some spectacular saves to improve to 3-0.
"Marcel was phenomenal," Tozer said. "His ball distribution was great and he made some great saves."
NEWARK, NJ (Feb. 3, 2008) -- The most bizarre goal you'll ever see triggered a third-quarter outburst that led the Milwaukee Wave to a 9-6 victory over the New Jersey Ironmen on Sunday at the Prudential Center.
It was the second victory in 24 hours for the Wave (14-6), who extended their MISL lead to one game.
The Wave played without MISL scoring leader Greg Howes, who was given a rest after slightly injuring his knee Saturday night against California. Points were tough to come by, until the Wave got a gift 24 seconds into the third quarter.
With the Ironmen in possession in a 2-all game, New Jersey's Gary Brooks was controlling the ball near the midfield line close to the boards. He turned and played a simple pass back toward goalkeeper Tony Meola to keep possession. Meola, however, had ventured just out of the penalty area, and when he stumbled trying to recover, the ball rolled slowly into the net to give the Wave a 5-2 lead. Jonathan Santos received credit for the 3-pointer.
Two more Wave goals, by Troy Dusosky and Anthony Maher, followed in the next six minutes, and it was 9-2.
New Jersey - also playing its second game in 24 hours - closed the gap with a pair of goals and brought out a sixth attacker with 4:10 remaining. The Ironmen (10-9) were unable to beat Nick Vorberg, however, and lost their fourth consecutive game. Milwaukee is now 10-1 when holding opponents under 10 points.
Marcelo Fontana scored the Wave's first goal, his third in two games.
NASH, STOUDEMIRE SIGN THE WAVE OF KINDNESS HARLEY
MILWAUKEE (Jan. 23, 2008) -- Steve Nash, a two-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, and Phoenix Suns teammate Amare Stoudemire added their signatures to the Milwaukee Wave of Kindness Harley-Davidson on Tuesday night.
Wave forward Giuliano Oliviero is an acquaintance of Nash, and he brought the bike's custom-painted gas tank to be signed following the Suns' game with the Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Raffle tickets to win the bike are $5 for six tickets or $1 each, and can be purchased at www.milwaukeewave.com or at any Wave game. Proceeds benefit Wave of Kindness, which is the charity arm of the Milwaukee Wave dedicated to developing soccer among low-income and inner-city youth. The bike will be awarded on April 26 at the MISL Championship Game in Milwaukee.
Nash (above) is a five-time All-Star who won the NBA's MVP award in 2005-06 and 2006-07. Stoudemire (right) was the 2002-03 NBA Rookie of the Year and, at 25, is already a two-time All-Star.
Their signatures join those of Pele, Ryan Braun, Bonnie Blair, Fuzzy Thurston and others on this custom-painted 2008 Sportster XL 883. See the bike at every Wave home game, including this Sunday's 2 p.m. contest against Chicago. Other public appearances will be announced as they are confirmed.
Suburban Motors of Thiensville is the Wave's partner on this project.
Fox Soccer Channel: The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) and Fox Soccer Channel announced the "Game of the Week" telecast schedule for the 2007-08 season ... the 20-game schedule - the most comprehensive national television coverage in the league's seven-year history - features all U.S.-based MISL teams appearing at least four times ... most matches will air live on Fridays during the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST broadcast window. ... The Wave's final two matches are being broadcast on a tape-delayed basis.
Remaining 2007-08 Wave Telecast Schedule on Fox Soccer Channel*
Visitor FSC Air Time
Fri March 09 Milwaukee Wave Orlando Sharks 2:00 PM CST
Fri March 16 Milwaukee Wave NJ Ironmen 2:00 PM CST
* Schedule subject to change
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