Tropics sign former finals MVP goaltender Marcel Feenstra
LAKELAND – The Florida Tropics SC have added another significant player in their push for a Major Arena Soccer League playoff spot with the signing of goalkeeper Marcel Feenstra.
A veteran of nine seasons – all with the Milwaukee Wave – he has appeared in 89 indoor games and has recorded 60 career wins starting with the 2007-08 season. He has a career save percentage mark of .750, and a goals against average of 4.61. He was named MVP of the 2010-11 MISL championship series in leading the Wave to the first of back-to-back titles.
“Adding Marcel makes sense to give us great depth in goal right now as we make our playoff run,” Tropics owner Andrew Haines said. “He is a veteran presence that has been one of the best indoor goaltenders in the sport in the last decade. He makes a good insurance policy for us too if something should happen to Piotr Sliwa. We've said from day one we'll do what it takes to bring a soccer winner to Central Florida, and this is further proof of our determination to do just that.”
Team's have until February 1 to finalize their rosters for the league's regular season which ends March 5. Florida will actually end it's regular season in Syracuse on Feb. 26.
Florida Head Coach Clay Roberts, when he played for the Philadelphia Kixx, actually competed against Feenstra in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
“It will be nice to have someone available to us who understands the indoor game as well as Marcel does,” Roberts added. “Having two experienced goaltenders on the roster will make us a better team as we make our final push to the post-season.”
Florida is next in action in the fourth game of a seven game homestand – having won three games in a row and four of their last five – on Friday, Jan. 27 when they host the Kansas City Comets at the Lakeland Center. That is likely the first game Feenstra will be available to dress. Tickets are available at 863-333-5353, or online at www.fltropics.com. All Tropics 20 regular season home games are broadcast live on the league's YouTube channel, or at www.masl.tv.