Detroit Waza

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Detroit Waza
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PASL Logo
Full name Detroit Waza Flo
Nickname(s) Waza FC
Founded 2008
Stadium Melvindale Ice Arena
Melvindale, Michigan
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner Mario Scicluna
Head Coach Dominic Scicluna
League Major Arena Soccer League

The Detroit Waza are an American professional arena soccer team founded in 2008 as a charter member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). The team's nickname, "Waza", is both a Japanese word that means "good technique" and a Swahili word meaning "to think clearly".[1][2]

The Waza Reserve Team plays in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier).

Current roster[edit]

as of 2012-2013 season Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK
2 United States DF Scott Wright (footballer)
3 Malta MF
4 United States DF
5 Serbia MF Michael Grba
6 Honduras FW
7 Serbia MF
9 Liberia FW Worteh Sampson
10 Romania FW Costea Decu
11 United States MF
12 United States MF
No. Position Player
14 Malta MF Dominic Scicluna
15 United States MF Tommy Stark
17 United States DF
18 United States FW
23 England GK Kris Lyons
24 Brazil DF
22 Malta MF

Staff[edit]

  • Mario Scicluna - Co-Owner & President
  • Dominic Scicluna - Co-Owner & Head Coach
  • Gronthik "Chat" Chatterjee - Co-Owner & Co-Assistant Coach
  • Matt Johnson - Co-Assistant Coach
  • Tino Scicluna - Co-Owner

Year-by-year[edit]

League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year Win Loss League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance U.S. Open Cup
2008–09 7 9 PASL-Pro 4th Eastern DNQ 3,324 Championship Game
2009–10 6 10 PASL-Pro 4th Eastern DNQ 146 Quarter-Finals
2010–11 8 8 PASL-Pro 3rd Eastern DNQ 301 Round of 16
2011–12 13 3 PASL 1st Eastern Lost Finals 454 Quarter-Finals
2012–13 14 2 PASL 1st Eastern Lost Finals 410 U.S. Open Cup Champions
2013–14 10 5 PASL 2nd Eastern Lost Divisional Playoff 565 Round of 16
Totals: 58 37

Playoff record[edit]

Organization logo
Year Win Loss GF GA
2011-2012 2 1 23 23
2012-2013 3 1 27 22
2013-2014 0 1 6 7
Total 5 3 56 52

Awards and honors[edit]

Division titles

  • 2011-12 PASL Eastern Division
  • 2012-13 PASL Eastern Division

Championships

Arenas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camara, Juan (February 26, 2013). "Detroit Waza Flo looking for recognition". The News-Herald (Southgate, MI: Journal Register Company). Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Schikora, Steven (November 12, 2013). "Waza Flo teams up with Hooligans for Heroes to help Wounded Warrior Project". The News-Herald (Southgate, MI: 21st Century Newspapers). Retrieved November 17, 2013. 

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