MASL ANNOUNCES DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULES
KANSAS CITY (Feb. 22, 2017) – The 2017 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) regular season is quickly coming to an end. The 17 teams who began the season will soon be whittled down to eight as each division qualifies two teams to participate in the postseason and the quest for the Ron Newman Cup.
The MASL postseason consists of three rounds, the Divisional Championships, the Conference Championships and the Ron Newman Cup Championships. Teams in each round will play a home-and-home series. Should the series be tied after the second game, an immediate 15 minute Mini-Game will be played to decide the winner of the series.
While there are a few positions left to fill in the postseason tournament, the MASL has announced dates and schedules for the Divisional Championships. The Southwest and Central Division Matchups are set while the Baltimore Blast and the San Diego Sockers await their opponents in the Eastern and Pacific Divisions.
The Baltimore Blast will host their leg of the Eastern Division Championships at Royal Farms Area on Thursday March 9th at 7:05 p.m. ET.
IF the Florida Tropics qualify, they will host their leg at the Lakeland Center on Friday, March 10th at 7:35 p.m. ET.
IF the Syracuse Silver Knights qualify, they will host their leg at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena on Sunday, March 12th at 4:05 p.m. ET.
IF the Harrisburg Heat qualify, they will host their leg at the Farm Show Arena on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:35 p.m. ET
Game One of the Central Division Championships will be at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Thursday March 9th at 8:35 p.m. ET.
Game Two of the Central Division Championships will be at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Sunday, March 12th at 3:05 p.m. ET.
Game one of the Southwest Division Championships will be at Unidad Deportiva Tijuana on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:35p.m. ET.
Game Two of the Southwest Division Championships will be at Centro de Usos Multiples on Saturday, March 11th at 9:05 p.m. ET.
The San Diego Sockers will host their leg of the Pacific Division Championships at the Valley View Casino Center on Sunday, March 12th at 8:05 p.m. ET.
IF the Tacoma Stars qualify, they will host their leg at the ShoWare Center on Thursday, March 9th at 10:05 p.m. ET
IF the Ontario Fury qualify, they will host their leg at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Tuesday, March 14th at 10:35 p.m. ET
The full playoff bracket and remaining clinching scenarios can be found here.