Comets Indoor Soccer

ALAIN MATINGOU NAMED TO TEAM OF WEEK

KANSAS CITY (Jan. 17, 2017) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced the Week 12 Team of the Week this afternoon. Kansas City Comets defender Alain Matingou was the only defender to make this week’s lineup after his performances against the Ontario Fury and San Diego Sockers last week.

Matingou started the weekend with an assist and a block against the Fury. He then followed that up with his first career hat trick, including the game-winning goal with 21.4 seconds remaining in the game.

Leo Gibson earned Honorable Mention for the Team of the Week. He had two goals and an assist over the weekend.

Kansas City looks to continue their three-game winning streak on Friday at home against the Syracuse Silver Knights at 7:35pm CT. The World Famous Mascot Game returns at halftime of the Comets vs Silver Knights match. Tickets are available online at KCComets.com or Ticketmaster.com

The full MASL Team of the Week is below:
Goalkeeper:
Danny Waltman (Tacoma Stars)
– In one of the most exciting games of the weekend, Waltman stopped 19 of the 21 shots he faced in regulation. He only allowed two goals and made a couple crucial stops in the shootout to win the game.

Defender:
Alain Matingou (Kansas City Comets)
– The French national scored his first career hat trick against the San Diego Sockers last Saturday. His third goal was the most crucial as it proved to be the game winner with only 21.4 seconds remaining in the game.

Midfielders:
Douglas Dos Santos (Chicago Mustangs)
– Even though his team lost to the Milwaukee Wave, dos Santos did his best to keep his team within striking distance. He scored three goals, one assist and a block and was named the First Star of the game.
Daniel Lopez (Soles de Sonora) – Lopez had two goals and two assists against their Southwest Division rival, Atletico Baja. He was a crucial part of the team’s big win.

Forwards:
Franck Tayou (Soles de Sonora)
– Tayou has scored multiple goals in every game but one this season. On Saturday, against Atletico Baja, he scored 5 goals and an assist. He now leads the league in points (45) and goals (36).
VcMor Eligwe (Dallas Sidekicks) – Eligwe scored three goals (all in the second half) and an assist as he helped lead his team to a dominating win over the Turlock Express.

Honorable Mention:
William Vanzela (Baltimore Blast), Victor Rojas (Florida Tropics), Pat Healey (Baltimore Blast), Raphael Nascimento (Florida Tropics), Marco Rodriguez (Florida Tropics), Ian Benett (Milwaukee Wave), Nestor Hernandez (Dallas Sidekicks), Max Ferdinand (Milwaukee Wave), Leo Gibson (Kansas City Comets), Lucas Roque (Baltimore Blast)