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February 13, 2008 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - Milwaukee Wave News Release

After a disappointing fall to Philadelphia the Wave managed to hold on to the number one spot in the Major Indoor Soccer League by an entire game. Milwaukee returns home Friday to host the Baltimore Blast at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena.

Upcoming Games:

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

Broadcast on Time Warner Cable

3/9/08 2 p.m. Wave vs. Orlando Sharks

Broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel (3/14 @ 7 p.m.)

3/16/08 2 p.m. Wave vs. New Jersey

Broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel (3/21 @ 7 p.m.)

All games broadcast via the internet at

Up Close and Personal with Keith Tozer: Don't miss The Keith Tozer Show on Time Warner Cable Channel 32. The show consists of interviews with Milwaukee Wave players, information about upcoming games and of course, the star of the show ... Keith Tozer!

Last Week's Outings:

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 9, 2008) -- A three-goal rally by the Philadelphia KiXX ended the Milwaukee Wave's three-game winning streak Saturday night, as the defending MISL champs won 12-8 at the Wachovia Spectrum.

Milwaukee (14-7) remains in first place over Detroit by a half-game. The Ignition play Sunday in Monterrey.

Anthony Maher gave the Wave a 6-4 lead in the third period, redirecting a shot by Greg Howes with 9:52 to go. Howes' assist gave him 79 points on the season, best in the MISL.

But the KiXX (10-11) tied the score just over two minutes later, then picked up a four-point lead on goals by Jon Barry Nusum and Ptah Myers in the fourth quarter.

The Wave closed to 10-8 on Maher's second goal, a sixth-attacker effort with 2:06 still remaining. Continued pressure with the extra attacker did not produce the equalizer, and Myers poked in an empty-netter with 19 seconds left to clinch the game.

Maher, playing back near his boyhood home of Cape May, N.J., led the Wave with five points.

The Wave dominated the first portion of the contest, but couldn't solve veteran KiXX goalkeeper Peter Pappas. The veteran had nine saves in the first 23 minutes to keep his team in the game before going out with an injury. Rookie Nick Hovaker replaced him, and made enough good plays to get the win.

Both teams were scoreless in their only power play attempt. Milwaukee's Tijani Ayegbusi drew the Wave's first penalty in two games with 6:56 left in the fourth, taking two minutes out of their comeback attempt.


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 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*

Air Date Home Visitor FSC Air Time

Fri March 09 Milwaukee Wave Orlando Sharks 7 p.m. 3/14

Fri March 16 Milwaukee Wave NJ Ironmen 7 p.m. 3/21

* Schedule subject to change

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