Carlos "Chile" Farias, an assists machine

by Manuel R. Medina

Getting to 400 assists in regular season at the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) sounds easy but getting to those numbers has only been done by 17 players in the history of this sports. But Carlos "Chile" Farias proved he can be among the best and is becoming an assists machine and a blessing to his teammates.

Born in Chile's capital city, Santiago de Chile, Farias has played in different teams in the MASL like the San Diego Sockers, the Harrisburg Heat and the Baltimore Blast. But right now, he's fighting for a Playoff spot with the Mexican club Monterrey Flash, looking to go forward in his professional career.

On the game against Soles de Sonora, Farias gave his two last assists to get to 400 assists in regular season over the duration of his career.

"It's not only about the record," the Chilean told, "it's about helping my current team. But this record is a work in progress that started many years ago. I thank all the different teammates I've been playing with in different teams for this opportunity."

But to him, work doesn't stop here. His objective is for the Flash "to get to the final in the best shape possible, but first we're going step by step to be in the best position on the table at the end of regular season, to have home advantage in the Playoffs."

And "Chile" is helping the cause with his experience: The South American player has played 484 games in this career, not only assisting his teammates in 429 occasions, Playoffs included, but also scoring 355 goals.

"How you train is how you play," he said, "and thank God things are looking good, but we have to work harder now."

Carlos Farias and the Monterrey Flash will come back to action when they visit the PA Farm Show Arena to play against the Harrisburg Heat. Next home match will be on December 17th, hosting El Paso Coyotes at the Monterrey Arena.

Photos by Monterrey Flash Press Department.