TACOMA, WA— Indoor soccer in August was just the ticket to give players a taste of the upcoming seasons in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) locally and the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) nationally. The Tacoma Stars capped off a weekend of soccer scouting with a 7-4 win over the WISL All Stars at the Tacoma Soccer center on Sunday, August 16th.
“It was a great experience for all that participated,” says Tacoma Stars VP of Business Development John Crouch. “We had top players sent from WISL teams to compete against former/current and trialing Tacoma Stars players as the team looks to build out the MASL roster. This weekend was about finding players to invite into camp in September. The game was run under MASL rules and was very fast paced and exciting.”
The Tacoma Stars will kick off their MASL season in November. The Tacoma Stars Reserves and the other WISL clubs are about to begin working on the 2015-16 WISL schedule. The local league is also set for a November return.
Tacoma Stars and Trialists-7 WISL All Stars and Trialists-4
Tacoma Stars and Trialists- Chase Hanson, Trevor McDonald, Nate Ford, Vincent McCluskey (2), Mark Lee, Chris Kintz (GK shot)
WISL All Stars and Trialists- Frankie Lopez, Michael Rancipher, Tyler Bjork, Andrew Escalante
Assists- Jeff Bader (2), Troy Peterson, Micah Wenzel, Joseph Carrel
JC Henson, Kellan Brown
Saves- Tacoma Stars and Trialists- First half- Danny Waltman 9, Second Half- Chris Kintz 10
WISL All Stars and Trialists- First half- Marshall Reese 10, Second Half- Erik Cruz 12