MONTERREY FLASH WILL RETURN FOR 2022-2023 MASL SEASON
The Major Arena Soccer League announced today that the Monterrey Flash will be participating in the MASL 2022-23 season after being inactive for the prior two seasons.
The announcement comes seven years after the Flash won the first ever Ron Newman Cup on home turf in front of 8,378 fans.
“In March 2020, COVID-19 cut short what was an extraordinary season, we were the best team in the league in all departments, with a record of 20 wins and only two losses, with two games remaining to finish the regular season when we were forced to stop,” commented Gerardo Guerra Lozano, president of the Monterrey Flash. “During these almost two years in which we could not participate in the MASL, we did not rest -with uncertainty and all- we began to plan our long-awaited return, at a safe and firm pace, as we have always done, however, a ray of light peeps out… or rather, a flash.
The Flash will play at famed Monterrey Arena situated in downtown of the city and can host almost 18,000 spectators. Monterrey is a city that has been passionate about indoor soccer since 1993. The Flash have played three series for the title and were the runners-up in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.
The board is currently working on hiring the coach who will lead the team, and at the moment there are several candidates under analysis.
“In the return of the Monterrey Flash, the board predicts that the team will maintain the winning mystique, of high competitiveness and delivery second by second in our matches, projecting it now with a fresh and renewed image, a FLASH 2.0.”
“This evolution is by and for you, our fans. We continue in a luxury setting such as the Monterrey Arena, our home, considered by many to be the Cathedral of Professional Fast Soccer in Mexico, so that the experience and the show continue to be of the highest level,” commented Guerra Lozano.
During the press conference, the FLASH AMBASSADOR program was launched, which consists of a national network of viewers, with the aim at detecting young talent with the Flash profile in all corners of the country, using the Club's social networks where more information will be given.
Commissioner Keith Tozer was present at the event to give his remarks and share in the welcoming of the Flash.
“We are pleased to be able to welcome the first MASL Champions, the Monterrey Flash, back to league play for the 2022-23 season,” said Keith Tozer, MASL commissioner. “Monterrey is an exciting place for our teams to compete and geographically important for travel and competition with current and future Southwest organizations.”
ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional indoor 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 indoor soccer.