Parreiras, Silva honored as All Major Arena Soccer League Second Team All Stars

by Brian Ackley

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Tropics forward Victor Parreiras and goalkeeper Hugo Silva have been named as Major Arena Soccer League Second Team All-Stars for the 2019-20 season the league has announced.

Parreiras, team captain and one of five original members of the Tropics to dress this past season, had his best season ever for Florida, which won the Eastern Conference regular season championship before the rest of the regular season was suspend due to the Coronavirus concerns. The Tropics were 18-3, and had three regular season games remaining. 

Parreiras was tied for second on the team in both goals and overall scoring with 21 goals and 15 assists, both career highs (and the same as forward Zack Reget). He became the franchise’s all time leading scorer this year, and in his four years here, he has 65 goals and 44 assists in 84 games played. 

Silva backstopped the stingiest defense in the entire MASL. As a team, the Tropics gave up the fewest goals against of any team with just 86 goals allowed. Silva posted a mark of 13-1 with a goals against average of 4.14 and a saves percentage of .712. His GAA was best in the league, was third in overall save percentage and tied for second overall in wins.

Each active MASL player, head coach, and one member of each team front office were invited to submit one ballot. Voting was based on the regular season performance.

Calculating the 1st, 2nd and 3rd All-MASL Teams are based off a point system. Players receive three points for a 1st team vote, two points for 2nd team, and one point for a 3rd team vote. The highest number of points is then calculated to determine three forward/midfielders in each team, then two defenders, and one goalkeeper.

In case of a tie in points, it is determined by who had more 1st team votes, then 2nd team. The All-Rookie Team is selected by highest total votes by position (F, M/F, D, GK). Individual major awards are based on highest number of total votes. Tie breakers go to player with the most all league points or it can be determined a tie. 

The remaining 2019-2020 MASL awards schedule of announcements:

Saturday April 11 – ALL-MASL Rookie Team. 

Monday April 13 - ALL-MASL 1st Team and Rookie of the Year nominees.

Tuesday April 14 - Rookie of The Year Award and Coach of the Year nominees.

Wed April 15 - Coach of the Year Award and Goalkeeper of Year nominees.

Thursday April 16 - Goalkeeper of the Year Award and Defender of the Year nominees.

Friday April 17 - Defender of the Year Award and MVP nominees.

Saturday April 18 - MVP award.