Milwaukee Wave

professional indoor soccer team

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Milwaukee Wave
Milwaukee Wave Logo.png
Founded1984
StadiumUW–Milwaukee Panther Arena
Capacity9,500
OwnerMike Zimmerman
Head CoachGiuliano Olivero [1]
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2019–202nd, Eastern Conference
Current season

The Milwaukee Wave is an American professional indoor soccer team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 1984, they have been the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States[2] and are the current champions of the Major Arena Soccer League.[3]

The team plays their games at the UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena. The team colors are black and yellow.[4]

History

The team was founded on August 3, 1984, as a member of the American Indoor Soccer Association and played in every season and incarnation of that league (see MISL). They have also played in the Xtreme Soccer League and the third version of the MISL. The team is currently a member of the Major Arena Soccer League. Milwaukee also hosted the 2003 and 2006 MISL II All-Star Games.

Keith Tozer was the team's coach for 21 years before leaving to become United States national futsal team head coach. While with the Wave, he was the all-time winningest coach in North American indoor soccer, with six league championships and more than 700 wins.[5]

The Wave played in the first season of the Xtreme Soccer League in the 2008 – 2009 season, but moved to the new Major Indoor Soccer League for the 2009–2010 season.

After the 2013–2014 season, the team announced that it was leaving the MISL along with five other teams and join the MASL.[6]

In 2014 the ownership group ROC Ventures, headed by Mike Zimmerman, became a partner in the team's ownership.[7]

Just before the 2014–15 season began, the Wave replaced their traditional green artificial turf with a black turf to match the team's colors and marketing strategy. Reception by fans and the press was mixed but generally positive.[8]

Players

Chad Vandegriffe playing for Milwaukee Wave c. 2017
As of 20 January 2020[9]

Active roster

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 FW United States USA Chad Vandegriffe
4 MF Honduras HON Carlos Contreras
5 MF United States USA Dani Morillo
6 DF Brazil BRA Guilherme Veiga
7 FW Netherlands NED Hans Denissen
8 MF Brazil BRA Luan Olivera
10 MF United States USA Mario Alvarez
11 DF United States USA Matthew Yang
12 DF United States USA Stuart Grable
14 MF England ENG Alex Bradley
16 MF United States USA Mikey Herrera
18 MF Mexico MEX Isaac Pereyra
22 DF United States USA Ali Barry
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF Canada CAN Daniel Chamale
24 FW United States USA Max Ferdinand
25 MF United States USA Andrew Wiedabach
26 MF Canada CAN Ian Bennett
28 MF Mexico MEX Angel Curiel
31 GK South Korea KOR Matt Eisold
45 DF United States USA Tylor Bacher
55 GK United States USA Joey Kapinos
77 MF Brazil BRA Marcio Leite
82 GK Brazil BRA Rafael Dias
91 DF United States USA Derek Huffman
99 FW Brazil BRA Andre Hayne

Inactive roster

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Canada CAN Sebastian Zeballos
9 FW Canada CAN Robert Renaud
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK Canada CAN Josh Lemos
93 Brazil BRA Lucca Lacerda

2019-20 Transfers

Transfers in

Entry date Position No. Player From club Ref.
25 Dec 2019 DF 9 United States Derek Huffman Orlando Seawolves [10]
25 Dec 2019 DF 13 United States Mario Alvarez Orlando Seawolves [11]
24 Jan 2020 GK 71 United States Michael Vollmer Muskegon Risers [12]
11 Feb 2020 GK 55 United States Joey Kapinos Baltimore Blast [13]

Transfers out

Exit date Position No. Player To club Ref.
21 May 2019 DF 16 United States Drew Ruggles Florida Tropics [14]
23 May 2019 MF 10 Brazil Ricardo Sobreira Florida Tropics [15]

2019-2020 matches

* 2019-20 Season Terminated Due To COVID-19 Outbreak *

Nov 29th 2019 1 St. Louis Ambush 2-7 Milwaukee Wave St. Louis
Report Attendance: 4,680
Dec 7th 2019 2 Milwaukee Wave 4-5 (OT) Florida Tropics Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 4,527
Dec 8th 2019 3 St. Louis Ambush 1-6 Milwaukee Wave Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 1,389
Dec 21st 2019 4 Orlando SeaWolves 2-10 Milwaukee Wave Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 732
Dec 28th 2019 5 Florida Tropics 5-6 Milwaukee Wave Lakeland, FL
Report Attendance: 2,379
Dec 31st 2019 6 Milwaukee Wave 6–3 Mesquite Outlaws Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 5,816
Jan 4th 2020 7 Kansas City Comets 3-8 Milwaukee Wave Kansas City
Report Attendance: 5,126
Jan 12th 2020 8 Milwaukee Wave 7-8 (OT) St. Louis Ambush Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 2,904
Jan 17th 2020 9 Kansas City Comets 9-8 Milwaukee Wave Kansas City
Report Attendance: 2,004
Jan 20th 2020 10 Milwaukee Wave 7-6 (OT) Kansas City Comets Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 2,352
Jan 25th 2020 11 Milwaukee Wave 15-3 Rochester Lancers Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 4,412
Feb 8th 2020 12 Milwaukee Wave 12-5 Kansas City Comets Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 3,970
Feb 9th 2020 13 Milwaukee Wave 5-6 Harrisburg Heat Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 2,285
Feb 16th 2020 14 Milwaukee Wave 6-5 (OT) Florida Tropics Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 2,986
Feb 21st 2020 15 Kansas City Comets 6-7 (OT) Milwaukee Wave Kansas City
Report Attendance: 2,866
Feb 23rd 2020 16 Milwaukee Wave 12-6 St. Louis Ambush Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 4,072
Feb 29th 2020 17 San Diego Sockers 5-5 (SO)
(3–2 p)
Milwaukee Wave San Diego
Report Attendance: 4,082
Penalties
Marcio Leite Penalty scored
Luan Olivera Penalty missed
Max Ferdinand Penalty scored
Ian Bennett Penalty missed
Penalty scored Kraig Chiles
Penalty missed Leonardo De Oliveira
Penalty scored Slavisa Ubiparipovic
Penalty scored Kraig Chiles
Mar 1st 2020 18 Ontario Fury 7-3 Milwaukee Wave Ontario, CA
Report Attendance: 3,598
Mar 7th 2020 19 Milwaukee Wave 11-3 Orlando SeaWolves Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 4,985
Mar 8th 2020 20 Milwaukee Wave 12-6 Orlando SeaWolves Milwaukee
Report Attendance: 4,024
Mar 13th 2020 21 St. Louis Ambush v Milwaukee Wave St. Louis
Mar 15th 2020 22 Milwaukee Wave v Baltimore Blast Milwaukee
Mar 21st 2020 23 Utica City FC v Milwaukee Wave Utica
Mar 22nd 2020 24 Harrisburg Heat v Milwaukee Wave Harrisburg

Wave Hall of Fame inductees

Name Inducted Years played
Peter Knezic 2009 1984–1990
Art Kramer 2009 1987–1991
Steve Morris 2009 1992–2002
Victor Nogueira 2009 1992–2003
Todd Dusosky 2009 1996–2007
Michael King 2009 1993–2008
Tony Pierce 2010 1985–1991, 1992–1993
Pat White 2011 1995–2005
Lee Rogers 2011 1986–1992
Greg Howes 2011 2000–2008, 2011–2012
George Pastor 2012 1986–1991
Michael Richardson 2012 1994–1995, 1996–2000
Jimmy Banks 2013 1987–1993
Ricky Mobley 2013 1993–2000

Retired numbers

Other notable former players

Year-by-year

Year League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attend.
1984–85 AISA 6th AISA, 13–27 Did not qualify 2,114
1985–86 AISA 6th AISA, 11–29 Did not qualify 1,802
1986–87 AISA 4th North, 12–30 Did not qualify 2,316
1987–88 AISA 3rd AISA, 11–13 3rd place, 6–6 3,066
1988–89 AISA 2nd AISA, 24–16 Lost Semifinal 6,442
1989–90 AISA 2nd National, 21–19 Lost Semifinal 7,147
1990–91 NPSL II 2nd National, 23–17 Lost First Round 6,526
1991–92 NPSL II 4th National, 18–22 Did not qualify 7,629
1992–93 NPSL II 5th National, 17–23 Did not qualify 7,759
1993–94 NPSL II 4th National, 20–20 Lost First Round 7,326
1994–95 NPSL II 3rd National, 23–17 Lost First Round 7,108
1995–96 NPSL II 2nd National, 30–10 Lost Division Semifinal 7,363
1996–97 NPSL II 2nd Midwest, 26–14 Lost Conference Quarterfinal 7,975
1997–98 NPSL II 1st Central, 28–12 Won Championship 7,903
1998–99 NPSL II 2nd Central, 25–15 Lost Conference Semifinal 8,453
1999–2000 NPSL II 1st North, 31–13 Won Championship 8,002
2000–01 NPSL II 1st National, 24–16 Won Championship 8,310
2001–02 MISL II 1st MISL, 34–10 Lost Championship 6,665
2002–03 MISL II 1st Western, 28–8 Lost Championship 7,096
2003–04 MISL II 1st Central, 27–9 Lost Championship 6,012
2004–05 MISL II 1st MISL, 24–15 Won Championship 3,675
2005–06 MISL II 3rd MISL, 17–13 Lost Semifinal 4,352
2006–07 MISL II 4th MISL, 16–14 Lost Semifinal 4,618
2007–08 MISL II 2nd MISL, 22–8 Lost Semifinal 4,367
2008–09 XSL 3rd XSL, 10–10 No Playoffs 4,247
2009–10 MISL III 1st MISL, 14–6 Lost Championship 3,934
2010–11 MISL III 2nd MISL, 15–5 Won Championship 4,531
2011–12 MISL III 1st Central, 18–6 Won Championship 3,955
2012–13 MISL III 2nd MISL, 21–5 Lost Semifinals 5,068
2013–14 MISL III 2nd MISL, 16–4 Lost Semifinals 4,906
2014–15 MASL 2nd Central, 13–7 Lost Division Finals 2,961
2015–16 MASL 3rd Central, 13–7 Lost Division Finals 3,104 [1]
2016–17 MASL 2nd Central, 13–7 Lost Conference Final 3,793
2017–18 MASL 1st Central, 17–5 Lost Conference Final 4,101
2018–19 MASL 1st South Central, 21-3 Won Championship 4,023
2019–20* MASL 2nd Eastern, 14-6 No Playoffs 3,847
Total 710–461
Win % = .606
4,110
  • Regular season ended early due to COVID-19 outbreak

Head coaches

Years Name
1984–1985, 1985–1986 Dave Johnson
1985–1987 Mike Custer
1987–1990 John Dolinsky
1990–1992 Johan Aarino
1992–2014 Keith Tozer*
2014–present Guilliano Oliviero
  • Keith Tozer missed parts of the 1997–98 & 1999–00 season coaching the US Futsal team. Both times, Art Kramer filled in.

Owners

Arenas

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Home – Major Arena Soccer League". www.maslsoccer.com.
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Kings to Battle MISL's Milwaukee Wave". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  3. ^ "Teams". Major Arena Soccer League. Archived from the original on 25 September 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Milwaukee Wave Unveil 2019-20 Entertainment & Promotions Schedule". MKE Wave. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Coach Keith Tozer Announces New Soccer Academy". Urban Milwaukee. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ Graham, Glenn. "Baltimore Blast joining with other teams to form new indoor soccer league". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Milwaukee Wave adds new ownership group". OnMilwaukee.com. 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  8. ^ Viquez, Marc (December 22, 2014). "Black is the New Black in Milwaukee". Stadium Journey. Chicago, IL. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Stats – Major Arena Soccer League". www.maslsoccer.com.
  10. ^ Milwaukee Wave (2019-12-25). "NEW PLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT|Derek Huffman". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  11. ^ Milwaukee Wave (2019-12-26). "NEW PLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT|Mario Alvarez". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  12. ^ Milwaukee Wave (2020-01-24). "NEW PLAYER|Michael Vollmer". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  13. ^ Milwaukee Wave (2020-02-11). "NEW PLAYER| Joey Kapinos". twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  14. ^ "TROPICS ADD RUGGLES TO LINEUP - Major Arena Soccer League". www.maslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  15. ^ "Tropics add more Brazilian Flair - Major Arena Soccer League". www.maslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.

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