MISL News Release
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced on Tuesday that Syracuse Silver Knights goalkeeper Eric Reed had been named the league’s Player of the Week for the second week of the 2011-12 season. Reed recorded 32 saves, helping hold the Norfolk SharX and Baltimore Blast to seven points apiece in a pair of victories that saw the Silver Knights move to 3-0 this season.
Reed recorded 15 saves for the Silver Knights on Friday night against Norfolk as Syracuse pulled away for a 23-7 victory. Reed was then outstanding against the Baltimore Blast, holding them scoreless for the first three quarters and finishing with 17 saves in an 18-7 victory on Saturday night.
Reed, who played this summer for the Charlotte Eagles in USL PRO, currently sits second in the MISL in both points-against average (9.72) and save percentage (.780), trailing only Missouri’s Danny Waltman, who was also considered for the weekly award after recording 18 saves in the Comets’ 13-4 victory against Rochester.
Other players considered for the award included Missouri’s Ryan Junge, who had a second consecutive five-point game in the Comets’ win against the Lancers on Saturday afternoon and Syracuse’s Alex Megson, who recorded a hat trick in the Silver Knights’ 18-7 win against Baltimore.
The second weekend of the MISL season continued the success the league saw on and off the field in its opening weekend, with more than 20,000 fans attending the four remaining home openers in Baltimore, Norfolk, Rochester and Milwaukee. The Baltimore Blast saw a crowd of 8,078 attend their opening game of the season on Saturday night, while 6,528 fans welcomed the Rochester Lancers to the league in their first home game. The MISL is now averaging 4,692 fans per game this season.
Four of this weekend’s games will be streamed live on MISL Live (MISLlivesoccer.com), with the highlight a rematch of last year’s playoff semifinal between the Milwaukee Wave and Missouri Comets on Sunday at 4:10 p.m. ET. The weekend opens with Baltimore Blast travelling to face the Comets on Friday night, with Norfolk travelling to face Milwaukee, Syracuse facing rival Rochester and Baltimore facing Wichita on Saturday night.