Milwaukee Wave

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]

Milwaukee Wave
Founded1984
StadiumUW–Milwaukee Panther Arena
Capacity9,500
OwnerMike Zimmerman
Head CoachGiuliano Olivero [1]
LeagueMajor Arena Soccer League
2018–191st, South Central Division
Playoffs: Champions

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

History

The team was founded on August 3, 1984, as a member of the American Indoor Soccer Association and has played in every season and incarnation of that league (see MISL). 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

As of 7 June 2019[9]

Active roster

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

No. Position Player
3 FW Chad Vandegriffe
4 MF Carlos Contreras
6 DF Guilherme Veiga
7 FW Hans Denissen
8 MF Luan Olivera
9 FW Robert Renaud
12 DF Stuart Grable
14 MF Alex Bradley
18 MF Isaac Pereyra
23 DF Daniel Chamale
No. Position Player
24 FW Max Ferdinand
25 MF Andrew Wiedabach
26 MF Ian Bennett
28 MF Angel Curiel
30 GK Josh Lemos
31 GK Matt Eisold
75 DF Jonathan Santos
77 MF Marcio Leite
82 GK Rafael Dias
99 FW Andre Hayne

2019-20 Transfers

Transfers in

Entry date Position No. Player From club Ref.

    Transfers out

    Exit date Position No. Player To club Ref.
    21 May 2019 DF 16 Drew Ruggles Florida Tropics [10]
    23 May 2019 MF 10 Ricardo Sobreira Florida Tropics [11]

    2019-2020 Matches

    Dec 21st 2019 6Milwaukee WavevMesquite OutlawsMilwaukee

    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
    Total 696–455
    Win % = .605
    4,372

    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

    • Luis Antonio Ramos - Tony (1984)
    • Ron Creten, Wayne Lueders, Dr. Christiansen (1985–87)
    • Michael H. Bazelon (1987–??)
    • Charles Krause (2002–09)
    • James Lindenberg (2009–2013)
    • Sue Black (2013–2014)
    • Mike Zimmerman (2014–present)

    Arenas

    Reserves

    The Milwaukee Wave United is the official reserve team for the Milwaukee Wave. The Wave United is involved in local premier leagues around the area of Milwaukee, and call the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena their home as well. While playing their home games at the "Panther" they take the field against the Major division clubs of Wisconsin. The Wave United's uniform colors are Black and Red with White trim. The Wave United has been coached by Wave assistant coach Mark Litton.[12]

    See also

    References

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