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Discussion in 'Pro Indoor Soccer' started by Scooge, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. DB39

    DB39 New Member

    Marseille
    Belgium
    May 4, 2019
    Hello,
    I am Belgian and I am new on the forum.
    I play for the Belgian national team 6 a side soccer.
    And I play in league 2 futsal.
    I have a nice CV and I would like to come to the USA to play MASL or MASL2.
    The problem is that my agent has no contact with this league and I do not know how I can find a club.
    Maybe you can help me?
    How are MASL transfers going? Are there any tryout sessions?

    Thank you in advance for your answer
    Have a good day
     
  2. Kit

    Kit Member+

    Aug 30, 1999
    Herkimer, NY, USA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This forum is probably not the place to ask about joining the league. You may want to contact individual teams. I have attached a link to the league's contact page.

    https://www.maslsoccer.com/contact
     
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  3. Scooge

    Scooge Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS
  4. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shot fired across the bow!
     
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  5. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tatu's coaching record, for those who may have forgotten:

    tatu_record.jpg
     
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  6. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    Plus two PASL seasons.
    2012–13 PASL 13–3 140 61 .813 1st, Central Lost Divisional Finals (0–2)

    2013–14 PASL 14–2 150 68 .875 2nd, Central Lost Central Division Semifinals (0–1)
     
  7. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know how I feel about the PASL.
     
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  8. NickWISoccer

    NickWISoccer Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    so 125-79 , not including playoffs. thats not that bad a record. add in his 8-8 postseason record and you get 133-87, or 60.45%, overall.
     
  9. Scooge

    Scooge Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Big Sky Country
    Club:
    Portland MLS
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll ask, only because I honestly don't know, not to be snarky:

    Who?
     
  11. CometsFan

    CometsFan Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Escoto and Adrien Perez just to name a couple
     
  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perez, looks like.

    I am not seeing where Escoto played in M2.
     
  13. CometsFan

    CometsFan Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    You may be right, my bad. He made the team through M2 IIRC but he may have moved up ASAP.
     
  14. CometsFan

    CometsFan Member

    Nov 15, 2010
  15. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After having played for Syracuse the two years prior. I am not sure M2 gets credit for developing him, nor am I sure he's a "star."

    So far, we got one.
     
  16. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    Adrien Perez is literally the only player who became a star out of M2. And I think the Fury already knew what they had when they signed him. It's not like he was discovered playing in M2.
     
  17. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess my point is that there aren't enough good players to populate the 17 MASL teams. I could see the Sockers or Fury finding a young Southern California kid who can play and giving him time on their own developmental team.

    But the idea of the Tropics paying a transfer fee because they gotta have Muskegon's leading scorer seems a bit unlikely.

    I would think if you can play - barring family/job responsibilities that keep you in an M2 geographic area - you can play in the MASL. There aren't 340 really good MASL players.

    And if you're tied to an M2 area because of a job or family, you aren't likely to pick up and move to Lakeland anyway.

    Feels like another example of the MASL exaggerating and hoping no one checks.
     
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  18. mjames1229

    mjames1229 Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    West Allis, WI
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hear indoor rec leagues in Chicago are better... ah, never mind.
     
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  19. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "MJ from Cheeseland with a great reset. How great is that? That is great. The next six emails I read are going to be about how great that reset is from MJ."
     
  20. SteveCo

    SteveCo Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed. As it is, certain MASL teams choose to stock their rosters with rec league guys right now. Several of them probably should drop to MASL2 based on their roster quality, rather the lack of it. Part of what has held back indoor soccer is that there aren't that many excellent players, and many of those quality players are concentrated on teams like the Wave, San Diego, etc. Kudos to the better teams for running competitive programs, but your league won't go far when there is a lack of parity. The sport is self-defeating in so many ways, too much to get into here. What really good soccer player would see the MASL as a dream job?
     
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  21. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Post-about 1997, very few.

    If you are a skilled enough player, there are many more outdoor jobs where you can play, be reasonably sure you will get paid, not have to play back to backs and not ruin your knees and other body parts playing on turf over ice against hacks who could clumsily end your career.

    Best indoor players of the last 20 years, seriously? Even when I did MISL2 games from 2004-2008 there were some skilled/powerful guys like Howes and Ball and Adauto Neto and Cabral. Ian Bennett is a terrific player. Chiles is a very good player. Tayou is apparently a great player, but I wonder if he is just running roughshod over whoever can get off work to play for the opposition sometimes.

    Indoor was once where skill players played because they had to. Now that it's way easier to find defenders who can blow stuff up than it is to find guys who can create, the game has changed. As have the economics.

    I would have to run the numbers again (feel free to do so, somebody), but a few years back, there were not even THAT many guys who played indoors in the winter and in the lower outdoor divisions in the spring and summer.
     
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