Tropics, MASL announce pay-per-view option to watch for fans who can't attend games this season

by Brian Ackley

LAKELAND, Fla. –  With many regions of the country not allowing in-person attendance for fans to cheer for their teams, the MASL has worked with each team to develop a pricing structure for fans to see their team play every game live in the 2021 season.

Games will be streamed live on Facebook. A total of 11 MASL clubs, including the Florida Tropics who will open their season Saturday,  Jan. 2 at home against the St. Louis Ambush,  have committed to play a minimum of 12 games and a maximum of 24 games during the regular season scheduled to end April 18. The League will continue to schedule games on a month-to-month basis to be able to accommodate any COVID guideline changes made by local and state governments.   

Fans will be able to view any game on an a ’la carte basis for $7.99 per game or, purchase the League Season Pass for only $74.99. That option will allow fans to watch every regular season game for every team. Playoffs will be priced at $14.99 for an individual game, or for just $29.99, fans can see every playoff game live. 

Also, the League is offering a series of “Featured Matches” each month that will be free for fans to view on Facebook. The first Featured Match will be Saturday January 2, when the Kansas City Comets invade the Lone Star State to battle the Dallas Sidekicks at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.  

To see the upcoming games and purchase your individual games or Season Pass, simply go to 

Saturday’s Tropics game kicks off at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The team’s will meet again Sunday, Jan. 3 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland in a 3 p.m. start. Florida is one of four MASL teams that currently can have fans also attend live. Tickets for the January home games can be purchased through the team’s Facebook page. 

After the Ambush visit, the Tropics will host the Kansas City Comets on Jan. 8 and 10th, and the Dallas Sidekicks on Jan. 16. They will finish the month on the road Jan. 29 and 31 at St. Louis. A February schedule will be released in the coming weeks, with expected visits to the RP Funding Center from the San Diego Sockers and Tacoma Stars among others.

The defending Eastern Conference champions return its top seven scorers from last season – Ricardo Carvalho, Victor Parrieras, Zach Reget, Guilherme, Drew Ruggles, Joey Tavernese, Amtonio Manfut and Lucio Gonzaga – while adding MASL superstar Ian Bennett from the Milwaukee Wave, and signing free agent defender Chad Vandegriffe (Milwaukee)  as well. Goalkeeper Hugo Silva, who was tops in the league in goals against average last year (4.14) also returns.