by Austin David

KANSAS CITY (Nov. 23, 2019) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced a revised 2019-2020 schedule this afternoon. The revision was made necessary as a result of MetroStars Canada ceasing operations earlier this afternoon. 

The MetroStars ambitious 2019-2020 home schedule ultimately proved to be financially and logistically improbable and the MASL Board of Directors decided to make the necessary changes now to ensure the best outcome for the league as a whole.  

The changes will see the MASL still split into two conferences, with the Western Conference at eight teams and the Eastern Conference at nine teams. Every club in the MASL will still play 24 games this season, 12 at home and 12 on the road. 

“Canada attempted an aggressive barnstorming tour that would have introduced arena soccer to thousands of Canadians,” said Commissioner Joshua Schaub. “Ultimately, the logistics of this tour including the variances in fields of play proved untenable in totality. We hope to continue in Canadian markets going forward and are not giving up those efforts.

The revised SeaWolves schedule will look as follows:

* = New game/ changed date

+ = Changed opponent

Dec. 5: Florida Tropics, 7:35 p.m.

Dec. 7: at Baltimore Blast, 6:05 p.m.*

Dec. 14: at Florida Tropics, 5:05 p.m.

Dec. 21: Milwaukee Wave, 7:05 p.m.

Dec. 22: Baltimore Blast, 3:05 p.m.

Jan. 10: at Kansas City Comets, 8:05 p.m.*

Jan. 12: at Florida Tropics, 3:05 p.m.

Jan. 19: at Florida Tropics, 3:05 p.m.

Jan. 24: St. Louis Ambush, 7:35 p.m.

Jan. 30: Baltimore Blast, 7:35 p.m. +

Feb. 6: San Diego Sockers, 7:35 p.m.

Feb. 9: at Baltimore Blast, 5:05 p.m.

Feb. 14: at Soles De Sonora, 10:00 p.m.+

Feb. 21: at Baltimore Blast, 7:35 p.m

Feb. 22: at Harrisburg Heat, 7:05 p.m.

March 1: Turlock Cal Express, 3:05 p.m.+

March 5: at Kansas City Comets, 8:05 p.m.

March 7: at Milwaukee Wave, 7:07 p.m.

March 8: at Milwaukee Wave, 2:07 p.m.

March 14: Kansas City Comets, 7:35 p.m.

March 19: Florida Tropics, 7:35 p.m.

March 21: Turlock Cal Express, 7:35 p.m.

March 21: Rochester Lancers, 3:05 p.m.