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Rent Demands Force MASL Florida Tropics out of Lakeland Arena

MASL Florida Tropics SC April 21, 2023 - LAKELAND, Florida - After seven seasons of play in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Florida Tropics no longer plan to call RP Funding Center home, according to team CEO Dr. Panos Iakovidis. Recent proposals from city and arena leaders will make playing there financially unfeasible, and have already driven away the NBA G-League Lakeland Magic who played in the arena for the past six years, he said. Last week, the Magic announced they were moving out of the arena to Kissimmee. Despite the fact that Lakeland's city... Full Story

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Alves Is MASL Defender-Of-Year; Vandegriffe Also Honored as League 'Elite Six' Pick

MASL Florida Tropics SC April 18, 2023 - LAKELAND, Florida - The Florida Tropics had two players as part of the Major Arena Soccer League's post-season awards announced Monday, including Rafa Alves who was named Defender-of-the-Year. Alves, also a member of the MASL 'Elite Six", joined defender Chad Vandegriffe on the first-team of all-stars. Vandegriffe won Defender-of-the-Year honors last year, and Drew Ruggles won the award in 2019-20 giving a Florida player that honor in three of the last four seasons. Alves led the MASL with 59 blocked shots in just 18 g... Full Story

Tropics Force "Knockout" Game, But Fall to Blast 3-2 to End 2022-23 Season

MASL Florida Tropics SC April 9, 2023 - TOWSON, Maryland -- The Florida Tropics forced a third and final game in their Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Conference semi-finals, but fell to the Baltimore Blast 3-2 in the 15-minute "knockout" game to end their 2022-23 season. Florida, which fell at home Friday night 5-4, took Saturday's game two by a 14-1 score as the Blast elected to rest some of their regulars to keep them fresh for the knockout game. Thiago Freitas had five goals to lead the Florida offense in Game Two. "We fought, and when you have a kn... Full Story

Baltimore Takes Playoff Series Lead with 4-3 Win Over Tropics

MASL Florida Tropics SC April 7, 2023 - LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Baltimore Blast have taken a one-game lead in the Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Conference semi-finals series with the Florida Tropics, taking a 4-3 win at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland Friday night. The two team will tangle again Saturday night in Baltimore. The Tropics will need a win in that game, and the 15 minute "knockout" game that would follow the conclusion of game two to advance to the conference finals. The Tropics took a 2-1 third quarter lead on a goal by Ricardo Diegues, his ... Full Story

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Kiel Williams of the Florida Tropics shoots against Baltimore Blast goaltender William Vanzela
Kiel Williams of the Florida Tropics shoots against Baltimore Blast goaltender William Vanzela
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Florida Tropics SC (MASL) League: Major Arena Soccer League
Home: Lakeland, Florida
Class: Indoor
Website: Florida Tropics SC site
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