Several months ago I came across a post somewhere, the exact spot long forgotten, which mentioned the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), would be expanding with a Toronto-area franchise for the 2018-19 season.
At the time, I knew very little about arena soccer, past that it is placed on a hockey-rink sized court, with a player set up which basically mimics a hockey team.
But it was still soccer, and I have never been a fan of the outdoor game, being generally more excited by the grass growing on the front lawn, even though I have tried to get into Toronto FC since they are so successful.
Still, I searched out the MASL, and found that they broadcast games on their own TV channel via www.maslsoccer.com/masltv
The great thing about MASLTV is that if you miss a game live, they remain available via On-Demand.
Arena soccer is outstanding. Goals come often, thanks to the ball being live off the boards, creating very dramatic ball movement.
Granted the quality of video and play-by-play varies greatly among the various teams, Mexico-based games are not in English, so to enjoy the sport I recommend Milwaukee Wave games.
The Wave does great broadcasts and Ian Bennett the team and league’s best goal scorer just happens to be a Canadian, as is talented forward Robert Renaud and netminder Josh Lemos.
I will, of course, switch allegiance to TO when they take to the floor next season.
If you like quick, exciting play in your sport entertainment, the MASL is worth following, and the games are free to access as well which is a nice bonus.