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December 2017

Cincinnati Swerve Wins in 2017-2018 M2 Home Opener

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2017

Cincinnati Swerve wins its home opener in the first game of the 2017-2018 MASL2 season

The Cincinnati Swerve opened the 2017-18 M2 arena soccer season with a tense 6-5 victory over the Chicago Mustangs Saturday, December 2 at GameTime Training Center. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Marc Hansson scored a power play with 27 seconds left in the game to complete a hat trick. Goals were also scored by Saliou Diop, Shawn Lamar, and Matt Kinkopf, while Corey P Whisenhunt earned the win in goal.

About the game, head coach Craig Rhodis commented “We have a very new team this year, so it’s nice to see the guys have some success early. Armando and his team are very good and difficult to play against, especially with many players on our team who are still learning how to play at this level. We caught a little luck tonight, but the team worked hard and stuck to the game plan. Our home crowd really enjoyed the game – the environment was great.”

The two teams battle each other on the field again this Saturday, December 9 – this time in Chicago. #MASL2 #M2

November 2017

Cincinnati Swerve joins MASL 2 (M2); 2017-2018 schedule announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2017

MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE 2 ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE
Each team will play a 12-game schedule for the upcoming M2 season.

The Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2) will begin its inaugural season on Saturday December 2nd featuring the Cincinnati Swerve hosting the Chicago Mustangs at 8:05 pm EST in the league’s only game of the night. Opening Weekend continues the following day on Sunday December 3rd as the San Diego Sockers 2 host the Ontario Fury II at 1:05pm PST.

Teams are split into two conferences, with 5 teams in the Eastern Conference, and 5 in the Western Conference. The top three teams from each conference will qualify for the post-season.

The Eastern Conference will feature the Chicago Mustangs, Cincinnati Swerve, Colorado Blizzard, Detroit Waza and Muskegon Risers.

The Western Conference will feature the Arizona Impact, Colorado Inferno, Las Vegas Knights, Ontario Fury II and San Diego Sockers 2.

Each team will play 6 games at home and 6 away, with limited amount of inter-conference play.

The regular season will end on Sunday March 4th highlighted by Western Conference rivals San Diego at Las Vegas in a playoff potential implication game. For more information, or to view the entire schedule, go to m2soccer.com.

## MASL 2 ##
ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE 2 (M2)
The MASL 2 was formed in 2017 and will serve as the official developmental league of the Major Arena Soccer League. The M2 and MASL represent the highest level of arena soccer in the world, and combined feature 26 teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Mexico and Canada (Toronto to begin play in 2018).