Major Arena Soccer League 2

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Major Arena Soccer League 2
M2 Official Logo 2017.png
FoundedDecember 2, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-12-02)
CountryUnited States (14 teams)
Mexico (1 team)
Number of teams15
Domestic cup(s)U.S. Open
Current championsSan Diego Sockers 2 (2018-19)
Most championshipsChicago Mustangs, San Diego Sockers 2 (1)
TV partnersMASLtv
Websitewww.m2soccer.com
2018–19 season

The Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2) is a North American indoor soccer league that serves as the developmental league of the Major Arena Soccer League.

History[edit]

M2 launched in 2017 to "provide an outlet for teams to either reorganize for a re-emergence in the MASL or an avenue for teams to compete in smaller markets in hopes of rising to MASL status."[1] It was announced that M2 would have between 8 and 12 teams.[2]

The 2018-19 season brought the total number of teams participating the in the season up from 10 to 15. Stockton, California was announced as a market and held a team naming contest, but all news stories from the league website and all mention of the Stockton franchised were dropped[3]. The league changed from having "Conferences" to "Division." Expanding from the Eastern and Western conference's the M2 now had the Eastern Division, Mountain Division, and Pacific Division.

Sponsorship[edit]

The official game ball is made by Mitre.[4][5]

Teams[edit]

Team City/Area Arena Founded Joined Coach
Eastern Division
Chicago Mustangs Hoffman Estates, Illinois Grand Sports Arena 2012 2017 Armando Gamboa
Cincinnati Swerve Fairfield, Ohio Gametime Training Center 2014 2017 Craig Rhodis
Muskegon Risers Muskegon, Michigan L.C. Walker Arena 2014 2017 Ben Ritsema
Rochester Lancers Rochester, New York The Dome Arena 2011 2018 Doug Miller
Waza Flo Detroit, Michigan Detroit City Fieldhouse 2008 2017 Dominic Scicluna
Mario Scicluna
Mountain Division
Colorado Inferno F.C. Colorado Springs, Colorado SoccerHaus COS 2017 2017 Cris Vaccaro
Colorado Rumble FC Denver, Colorado Foothills Fieldhouse 2010 2017 John Wells
Cuervos de Juarez Juarez, Mexico El Paso County Coliseum 2018 2018 TBD
New Mexico Elite Santa Fe, New Mexico Shellaberger Center 2018 2018 TBD
New Mexico Runners Rio Rancho, New Mexico Santa Ana Star Center Arena 2018 2018 Steve Famiglietta
Pacific Division
Arizona Lightning Avondale, Arizona Randall McDaniel Sports Complex 2018 2018 TBA
Las Vegas Knights SC Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas SportsPark 2017 2017 TBD
Ontario Fury II Upland, California The Upland Sports Arena 2017 2017 TBD
San Diego Sockers 2 San Diego, California Pechanga Arena San Diego 2017 2017 Jeff Hughes
Stockton Rush Stockton, California Stockton Arena 2018 2018 TBD

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Score(s) Runner-Up Playoffs / Host
2017–18 Chicago Mustangs 7–0 San Diego Sockers 2 Colorado Springs, Colorado
2018–19 San Diego Sockers 2 7–5 Cuervos de Juarez Upland, California
Ontario, California

Former/defunct teams[edit]

Team City/Area Arena Years Played
Arizona Impact Glendale, Arizona Arizona Sports Complex 2017-18 (On Hiatus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schaub, Joshua. "From the desk of Commissioner Schaub". MASL. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Digest (Sept. 19): MASL places Blast in Eastern Division". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/stknprosoccer/
  4. ^ Husted, Jeff. "MASL ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH MITRE". MASL. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "MASL Announces Long-Term Partnership With Mitre". Harrisburg Heat. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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