Single Game Tickets for the 2014-15 Major Arena Soccer League Season are now on sale through the Tickets section on the Surge web site. Single game, Season and Flex Pass can all be purchased online via the site.
|Seattle||Sacramento||Sat, Nov 15||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Turlock||Sacramento||Sat, Nov 22||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Las Vegas||Sacramento||Sat, Dec 13||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Turlock||Sacramento||Sat, Dec 20||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Ontario||Sacramento||Sun, Dec 28||3:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Seattle||Sacramento||Sat, Jan 10||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|San Diego||Sacramento||Sat, Jan 24||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|San Diego||Sacramento||Sun, Jan 25||3:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Ontario||Sacramento||Sat, Jan 31||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
|Turlock||Sacramento||Sat, Feb 14||7:05 PM||McClellan Park|
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced its 230 game schedule for the 2014-15 regular season—including 10 regular season home games at McClellan Park, home of the Sacramento Surge.
The schedule features four Oct. games, 52 Nov. games, 56 Dec. games, 72 Jan. games, 44 Feb. games and two March games. Throughout divisional play, teams will face each other at least once at home and once away.
Complied of 23 teams, the league begins its seventh season—the inaugural season for the MASL—which includes top players from the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) and Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). Both leagues combined to create the MASL which features teams in the US and Mexico.
The Surge start their season on the road against Highway 99 neighbors, the Turlock Express on Nov. 1, followed by the Ontario Fury on Nov. 9. The home opener at McClellan Park takes place against the Seattle Impact is on Nov. 15 at 7:05 p.m., and continue their home stand when the Express roll into town on Nov. 22. The Surge return home to take on the Las Vegas Legends on Dec. 13, followed by the Express on Dec. 20—and the Fury on Dec. 28. After the first of the year, the Surge tackle the Impact at home on Jan. 10, before hitting the road to Las Vegas on Jan. 16. The San Diego Shockers play back-to-back games on their turf on January 24 and 25. The remainder of the Surge regular season home games continue on Jan. 31 against the Fury and conclude on Feb. 14 against the Express.
“This is our most ambitious schedule by far,” said MASL Commissioner Kevin Milliken. “Not only were we able to partner with some fantastic teams from the MISL, but we have five returning teams moving into larger facilities and we’re adding the two additional home games, so our fans are going to be seeing a lot more of us and I have a feeling we are going to seeing fans in record numbers, coming off a year when we broke almost all of our previous attendance records.”
The complete league schedule can be found at www.maslsoccer.com under the schedule section.
For the complete home and away schedule click on the 2014-15 Schedule tab above.
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Former Sacramento Knight to lead team in MASL
(Sacramento, CA) – Former Sacramento Knight Mark Bickham has been named the Sacramento Surge’s new Head Coach, the team announced today. Bickham succeeds Jorge Fernandez, another former Knight and member of the 1999 WISL Championship team. Fernandez coached the Surge in the first two seasons of the franchise’s existence. The Surge would like to wish Jorge all the best in his future soccer endeavors
“I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to work for the Sacramento Surge. The MASL matches will be skillful, exciting, fast paced and fun to watch. My hope to build a team that will compete for the MASL championship”
Born in London, England, Coach Bickham grew up across the road from Queens Park Rangers of the EPL. His family immigrated to Seattle Washington in 1978 when Mark was 14. Although English Mark had never played organized soccer until his family immigrated to America, he signed his first professional contract when he was 20. He went on to play 7 professional seasons with the Milwaukee Wave (AISA), Canton Invaders (NPSL), Denver Thunder (NPSL), Sacramento Knights (CISL), and playing for his adopted home town, the Tacoma Stars (MISL). Marks last kick of the ball as a professional player resulted in a goal.
Mark began coaching youth soccer during his playing days, and when he finished playing in 1994 he decided to dedicate his future to developing the game. Since that time, Mark has accrued many years of coaching experience at all levels including professional, college and youth. Bickham currently holds a USSF B license, Coerver Coaching Certificate, Brazilian C license, NSCAA Premier Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Mark just completed his first season as assistant coach for the San Jose Earthquakes U23 PDL team and currently coaches for Ethos FC (ethossoccer.org) youth club based in El Dorado Hills
With the help of two passionate soccer parents, Christopher Slatt and Steven Beck, Mark is credited with being the inspiration, visionary, and co-founder of Starfire Sports Starfire Sports (www.starfiresports.com) is a world class soccer only training facility, a Washington State 501c3 non-profit organization and the home training site to the Seattle Sounders youth academy and Sounders first team of the MLS. He calls this his proudest achievement in soccer to date.
About the Sacramento Surge
The Surge begin their 3rd season of indoor soccer in Sacramento and the first of the new MASL era in November. The Surge will be playing in an arena at McClellan Park, which is being developed by Jackson Sports Academy for the Surge. The arena will originally be 2,000 seats, have room for expansion, and will be utilized for other events.
The team will announce tryout dates open to public in the coming week. The Surge home opener is scheduled for November 15, 2014. The full 2014-15 MASL schedule will be announced in late August or early September.
The Sacramento Surge are a member of the Major Arena Soccer League (AASL), a North American indoor soccer league that features a coast-to-coast presence across the United States, and top soccer talent representing players from around the world. Announced on September 7, 2012, the Surge made their competitive debut in November, 2012, with the beginning of their first regular season. Located in Sacramento, California, the Sacramento Surge play their home games at Jackson Sports Academy at McClellan Park.
The Sacramento Surge is proud to announce that it has officially joined the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).
“We are very excited to announce that the Sacramento Surge and the Major Arena Soccer League will be playing here in Sacramento. The huge success of soccer in the Sacramento region over the past year is encouraging and we believe that indoor soccer will become a big draw,” said Ryan Hopping, Sacramento Surge’s COO and General Manager.
The Sacramento Surge is entering its third season of professional indoor soccer, having played previous seasons in the Professional Arena Soccer League. Formed on September 7, 2012, the Surge made their competitive debut in November 2012, with the beginning of their first regular season.
“I am excited to have a team that will continue the long and successful history of professional indoor soccer in Sacramento. The 2014/15 season will be a new beginning for the organization with a new venue, a new coach and several new players,” explained Surge CEO Airrick Harvey. “The fact that the league has teams all across the United States and Mexico shows that indoor soccer can be successful. We intend to field a competitive team that will entertain our fans.” Harvey is a former professional soccer player who is a former member of the Sacramento Knights indoor team that played in Sacramento from 1993-2001.
The Surge will be playing in an arena at McClellan Park, which is being developed by Jackson Sports Academy for the Surge. The arena will originally be 2,000 seats, have room for expansion, and will be utilized for other events.
The team will announce a new head coach as well as tryout dates open to public in the next week. The Surge home opener is scheduled for November 15, 2014. The full 2014-15 MASL schedule will be announced in late August or early September.