April 2018

Cincinnati Swerve finds major success in inaugural year of MASL2


The Cincinnati Swerve men’s arena soccer team found major success in their first year of the newly formed MASL2 league and plans several upgrades for the 2018 season.

The Swerve was created as an amateur soccer team in 2015 and was accepted into the MASL2 professional league for the 2017-2018 season. Here, the Swerve finished second in the Eastern Conference and lost to the overall champion of the league in the semifinals of the MASL2 playoffs held in Colorado Springs, Colorado this March. Four Swerve players were also recognized by the league with post-season awards.

Head coach Craig Rhodis was extremely impressed with the level of play from his team throughout the regular and post-season. “While we have a number of very experienced players on our team this year, we also have a ton of new talent and they all came together brilliantly, surprising a number of opponents on the pitch and securing a spot in the playoffs. We finished 9-3 in the regular season; undefeated in 6 games at home. We are excited to build on this success in the years to come and are planning a number of upgrades to enhance the overall experience for our players and our fans.”

Upgrades for the 2018 season will include a state-of-the-art video system to stream games online for those who are unable to attend in person, enhanced locker rooms for the teams and increased home game promotions.

The team also plans to add a Cincinnati Swerve reserve team, host a combine in April at their home site – GameTime Training Center – to scout both men and women for the National Arena Team pool and hopes to host a National Arena Team exhibition game in the near future.

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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

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November 2017

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


November 2, 2017

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 ##
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).

Cincinnati Swerve joins MASL 2 (M2); 2017-2018 schedule announced2018-04-04T15:53:30+00:00

October 2016

Cincinnati Swerve announce first three players to sign with the team for the 2016-2017 season


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Cincinnati Swerve announce first 3 players for the 2016-17 season

CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Swerve are pleased to announce the first 3 players for the upcoming MASL 2 season:  Sam Fiore, Chris Dobrowolski and Manny Adjei have committed to the Swerve for the 2016-17 season.

“When we committed to playing at a higher level in the MASL 2, we knew we would have to upgrade our roster with not only talent, but also professional indoor experience.  We have some real talent out for the team this year, along with some guys with quality indoor experience.” – Coach Jay Schneider

Coach comments about Sam Fiore: “Sam has so much professional indoor experience and is a real leader.  He was a key player for the Cincinnati Kings when they won the division 4 or 5 years in a row, made it to the championship game and spent some time with US National Arena Soccer Team. He will be vital to our team this year.”

Coach comments about Chris Dobrowolski: “Chris developed as a player with the Cincinnati Kings into a core player with that team.  He is so important for us this season, not just because of his experience, but because he is such a good leader.  With our team, we don’t just want good players, we want leaders.  Debo is both.”

Coach comments about Manny Adjei: “Manny doesn’t have much indoor experience, but I can’t tell you how much he has improved in a short amount of time.  I believe he has a real future in professional indoor soccer.  As he continues to develop as an indoor player, the sky is really the limit for him.”

The Swerve continue to build their roster.  Open tryouts are continuing through October 18th.  Interested players can contact Jay Schneider at 513-545-2556.

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Cincinnati Swerve is accepted into Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) for the 2016-2017 season


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CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Swerve is proud to announce its acceptance into the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) second division for the 2016-2017 season. Heading into its 19th season, the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL), where the Swerve played last season, has been the top amateur arena soccer league in the nation. The ownership group recently created this new MASL second division league, which is situated between the amateur PASL and the professional MASL. The Cincinnati Swerve have played in the PASL the last two winters, most recently winning the Midwest Division before losing in the National Semifinals in 2016. With this invitation to play in the MASL second division, the Swerve will be playing indoor soccer against tougher competition within a developmental league created to hone players for the highest level of indoor soccer within the MASL.

The Cincinnati Swerve are part of C925, a non-profit organization that also runs the WPSL outdoor women’s team, the Cincinnati Sirens. The Swerve will play the 2016-2017 indoor season at GameTime Training Center which has a seating capacity of 1050.

Founded in 2014, C925 was created to actively mentor youth, encourage families and build leaders by combining Christian principles and a passion for soccer. Stated in Bible verse 1 Corinthians 9:25: “All athletes play to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” C925, the Cincinnati Swerve and the Cincinnati Sirens plan to give game day profits to several different community organizations that improve the quality of life for people in our community. Announcements will be made for each game as to where the proceeds will be distributed and how that organization will benefit. Fans are encouraged to attend the games knowing their contributions will continue to pay it forward. In the summer of 2016, C925 donated more than $4,100 game day profits to local organizations.

“We are excited to take the next step forward with the Swerve. C925 is the foundation of support we want – people using soccer to make a positive impact within the team and extending into the community. We have several experienced players from the former 1790 Cincinnati and Cincinnati Kings teams, and now the level of competition is improving to create an atmosphere for players and fans that is high energy and intense. The right people are involved, we have prepared our players, and we believe we are ready,” said Jay Schneider, Assistant Coach for the Cincinnati Swerve and Director of Operations.

“The atmosphere changes when these men and women see the greater good and the impact they have on their community,” said Chad Reed, president of C925. “This summer, I saw the response first-hand of our Sirens players, young women meeting with several children who had disabilities and raising money for their causes, coaching youth at the YMCA locations, hearing the stories of real people with challenges but also with hopes and dreams. When it came time to present the check to each benefit organization, I witnessed joy on everyone’s faces – from a 12-year-old girl who rode a specialized bike for the first time to mother who is seeking a cause to the incurable brain cancer so no other child has to suffer, even after the loss of her child. And the best part is that the Sirens players did what they do best – played soccer competitively and invited friends and family to experience the game. I believe the Swerve men will also find a new reason to play soccer when their reach extends further.”

The Cincinnati Swerve plan to open their season later this fall at GameTime Training Center which is located at 530C Quality Blvd, Fairfield, OH 45014. Official game announcements will be made in the upcoming months. For more information, please call Jay Schneider at (513) 545-2556 or contact [email protected]. Our website www.CincinnatiSwerve.com is currently under construction, and www.CincinnatiSirens.com has summer results for our partner women’s team the Cincinnati Sirens. You can also follow the Sirens and C925 on Facebook.


Cincinnati Swerve is accepted into Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) for the 2016-2017 season2018-04-04T15:55:35+00:00
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