Detroit Waza

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Detroit Waza
DetroitWaza.jpg
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 Costea Decu
League Major Arena Soccer League
2014–15 4th, Eastern Division
Playoffs: DNQ

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 2014-2015 season Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy GK Matteo Zani
United States DF Victor Otieno
Malta MF Tino Scicluna
Serbia MF Michael Grba
Honduras FW Nelson Diaz
Serbia MF Miki Djerisilo
No. Position Player
Romania FW Costea Decu
Liberia FW Worteh Sampson
United States MF Tommy Stark
United States FW Zane Polack
United States GK Vito Lonigro
Malta MF Mario Scicluna

Staff[edit]

  • Mario Scicluna - Co-Owner & President
  • 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
2014–15 4 14 MASL 4th Eastern DNQ 612 N/A
Totals: 62 51

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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