Tropics Trio earn All MASL honors after Ambush sweep

by Brian Ackley

For the third consecutive week, the Major Arena Soccer League has honored a Tropics player. In fact, three Tropics were cited following a weekend sweep of the St. Louis Ambush.

Marco Rodriguez, Victor Rojas and Rapha Nascimento were all named honorable mention All MASL picks for Week 12.

Rodriguez had three goals in Sunday's 9-4 win while Rojas added two goals and an assist. Nascimento had a goal and assist in Friday's game and an assist to go along with four blocks Sunday.

Ironically, Freddie Moojen, who was an All First Team pick in Week 11 and honorable mention selection in Week 10, had a five-point weekend including four points in Sundays win (two goals and two assists), but did not make the cut this week.

The Tropics have won three in a row, and four of their last five, and will be in action next on Jan. 27 at the Lakeland Center when they host the Kansas City Comets. Tickets are available at www.fltropics.com or at 863-333-5353. All 20 Tropics regular season games are also available free of charge at www.masl.tv.