by Pete Richmire

(CARLSBAD, CA. APRIL 9, 2021) - The Major Arena Soccer League has announced the recipient of the inaugural Joseph Cairel Award will be Ontario Fury midfielder Charlie Gonzalez. This award, named after the late Ontario Fury and Tacoma Stars player is voted on by MASL players, coaches, and front office personnel to be given to the player deemed most passionate and inspirational in the League, traits definitely part of Joseph.

Gonzalez led the Fury in scoring during the regular season with 25 points (11G-14A). His 14 assists were tops on his club and he netted two game-winning goals in 10 games for Ontario. 

Each active MASL player, head coach, and one member of each team front office were invited to submit one ballot. Voting was based on the regular season performances.

Calculating the 1st, 2nd and 3rd All-MASL Teams are based on a point system. Players receive three points for a 1st team vote, two points for the 2nd team, and one point for a 3rd team vote. The highest number of points is then calculated to determine three Forward/Midfielders in each team, then two Defenders, and one GK. In case of a tie in points, it is determined by who had more 1st team votes, then 2nd team. The All-Rookie Team is selected by the highest total votes by position (F, M/F, D, GK). Individual Major Awards are based on the highest number of total votes. Tiebreakers go to the player with the most all league points or it can be determined a tie.

2021 Voting Ballots Submitted:

Head Coaches - 2.99%

Players - 88.06%

Team Staff - 6.72%

The Remaining 2021 MASL Awards Schedule of Announcements:

Friday, April 9 – 7 pm PT – Most Valuable Player



The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.