SeaWolves Sign Shut Down Defender Sandoval

by Sydney Nusinov

ORLANDO, FL – The Orlando SeaWolves continue to stock up their inaugural roster with the signing of veteran defender Joshio “Yoshi” Sandoval. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Sandoval has missed only three games in his five year MASL career and his teams have qualified for the playoffs four times. In his rookie season Sandoval helped the Chicago Mustangs to a Ron Newman Cup title. After three seasons with the Rampage, Sandoval signed as a free agent with the Cedar Rapids Rampage, where he worked the last two seasons with SeaWolves General Manager Chris Kokalis.

This past season, Sandoval scored a career high 12 points and registered only eight penalty minutes in 22 games. The Hammond, Indiana native has been a regular member of the US Arena Soccer National Team and played in the 2017 World Minifootball Federation World Cup in Tunisia.

“Yoshi is as reliable as they come defensively, and he’s a good teammate,” said Kokalis. “At 28 we feel he is just entering into his prime years.”

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