by Jeff Husted

KANSAS CITY (Nov 1, 2016) – The 2016-2017 Major Arena Soccer League season opened up this past weekend with ten teams hitting the floor. Throughout the games, there were several players who stood out among the rest and were selected to the first MASL Team of the Week for the season.

The MASL Team of the Week is selected using the Stars awarded at each game and by soliciting nominations from each team. Players nominated by teams were each awarded three points and stars were awarded 3 points (1st Star), 2 points (2nd star) and 1 Point (3rd star) respectively.

Chris Toth (San Diego Sockers) – Only allowed one goal against the Turlock Express and added an assist in the Sockers’ 12-1 victory.

Victor Quiroz (San Diego Sockers) – Had three assists and was an integral part of the league’s best statistical defense from the opening weekend.
Jonatan Santos (Cedar Rapids Rampage) – Notched an assist and aided in his team’s first ever defeat of the Kansas City Comets

Jamie Lovegrove (Dallas Sidekicks) – Had two goals and was a constant threat for the Sidekicks in their win over the El Paso Coyotes
Gordy Gurson (Cedar Rapids Rampage) – Scored the eventual game winning goal against the Kansas City Comets.

Kraig Chiles: Scored a first half hat trick to go along with his two assists as he led the Sockers to a big opening night win.

Honorable Mention:
Tino Nunez (Ontario Fury), Cameron Brown (Dallas Sidekicks), Mauricio Salles (Ontario Fury), Tiguinho Dias (Ontario Fury), Danny Waltman (Tacoma Stars), Brett Petricek (Cedar Rapids Rampage), Max Toulete (San Diego Sockers)