Jamar Beasley is returning to the Wings at just the right time.
Jamar Beasley is returning to the Wings at just the right time.
Four goals won’t win many indoor soccer games. But four goals were enough for the Wings to get their first win of the season Sunday.
There is reason for the Wings, and coach LeBaron Hollimon, to trust the process. Wichita brought in several new players, some of whom were used to being the best player on their team, and time is necessary for chemistry to be established.
The Wichita Wings have had a frustrating start to their season. The Wings lost a 13-point lead in their first game, and then followed it up with another loss to the same team two days later.
To find the story of the Wings’ inaugural season summed up in the plight of one player, one can look at Freddie Moojen.
There is perhaps something admirable about a soccer player who, with his team desperately needing a goal, purposely knocks one in with his hand on the slim chance no official will notice.
It had to be Missouri.
The Wichita Wings lost their season-opener Friday night, falling 18-15 to the Missouri Comets in Independence, Mo.
The Wings open their MISL season on Friday night against the Missouri Comets in Independence, Mo.
Like most soccer players accustomed to the outdoor game, Kevin Ten Eyck endured an adjustment period to playing indoors. Unlike some of those players, Ten Eyck’s didn’t last long.
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Finding scorers was the Wings’ top offseason objective, and they emerged from with the best available option. Reigning MISL MVP Geison Moura was signed away from Missouri, where he tormented the Wings and was the difference in several close games between the teams. Moura led the league with 90 points, nine more than his closest competitor and 31 more than the Wings leader, Jamar Beasley. Moura led the league with 37 goals. He also took the second most shots in the league, shots that might not be available in what appears to be a balanced Wichita offense. The signings of Moura and Miguel Ferrer give the Wings three players who topped 50 points last year, and returners such as Bryan Perez and Freddie Moojen have the capability to approach or exceed that number. Kevin Ten Eyck managed 43 points when pressed into increased scoring responsibilities after the Wings suffered several injuries to key players.
If Wings midfielder Jamar Beasley stands out because of his age, it’s because he continues to defy it.
Tiguinho, who last season scored 27 points for the Missouri Comets, has been signed by the Wings.
Just as important as the Wings signing reigning Major Indoor Soccer League MVP Geison Moura is getting him away from their top rival, Missouri.
The Wings and the Major Indoor Soccer League released its schedule Friday afternoon, and Wichita begins at home Nov. 4 against the Missouri Comets.
If measured by wins and losses, the Wings’ first season in the MISL can’t be considered a success, since they had the second-worst record in the league at 8-16.
The Wichita Wings scored two goals in the fourth quarter and then won on a Kevin Ten Eyck goal in overtime to defeat the Norfolk Sharx 13-11 in Wichita’s season finale on Sunday in Norfolk, Va.
Andriy Budnyy scored in the second minute of overtime to give Syracuse an 8-6 win over the Wings on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y.
The Wings scored a goal in the final minute to force overtime on Thursday in Rochester, N.Y., but lost 20-17 when the Lancers scored a three-pointer in the extra period.
The Wings had a sold-out crowd of about 5,200 fans at Hartman Arena on Saturday night, but any of them could have seen several of the previous 11 to accurately predict what happened.
The Wings are out of the Major Indoor Soccer League playoff picture, but even in spite of several close losses that would have improved postseason chances, coach LeBaron Hollimon isn’t looking back.
The Wings held league-leading Milwaukee to three goals on Friday night, but couldn’t find enough offense of their own to make it pay off, losing to the Wave 6-3 in Milwaukee.
The 4,439 fans at Hartman Arena surely didn’t have the Wings’ playoff prospects in mind when they wildly cheered the goal that gave Wichita a 19-17 overtime win over Rochester on Saturday night.
The Wings have been outscored in the first half of soccer games this season by an average of a single point.
Wings coach LeBaron Hollimon has let the hair on his mostly shaved head grow a bit, and it's coming in with a tinge of gray.
The Wings will likely get a scoring threat back from injury tonight against Milwaukee, only to see another one go out.
The thing about the MISL is, if you’re chasing a team in the standings, you’re going to get plenty of cracks at that opponent.
Kevin Ten Eyck’s goal with 2:56 left was the game-winner as the Wings beat the Missouri Comets 10-9 on Saturday night in Independence, Mo.
PARK CITY — Once again, the Missouri Comets and Wichita Wings played right down to the wire.
Edvin Worley is a rookie in almost every sense of the word. He's a first-year forward with the Wings, and he had never previously played indoor soccer.
PARK CITY Fridays Missouri-Wings soccer game eerily resembled Wednesdays match between the teams, which the Comets won 10-7.
Carlos Farias, the Wings' second-leading scorer and the first player signed in the indoor soccer franchise's inaugural season, was released by the team Thursday.
The Missouri Comets scored the game's final four goals and beat the Wings 10-7 on Wednesday night in Independence, Mo.
Milwaukee scored six consecutive goals and beat the Wichita Wings 15-4 on Friday night in Milwaukee.
PARK CITY — As many of the 2,800 fans at Hartman Arena were screaming at Wings forward Chile Farias to shoot, Farias took a step back and prepared to release the ball.
PARK CITY — If there was any doubt that Freddy Moojen's calf injury was mostly healed, the Wings forward didn't remove it completely just by scoring four goals in Wichita's 20-4 win over Syracuse on Friday night.
The Wichita Wings rallied with 10 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback in a 13-10 loss to the Milwaukee Wave on Sunday in Milwaukee.
A Brazilian soccer player isn't a Brazilian soccer star until his full name is reduced to a singular title.
PARK CITY It was a long time in the making, and that made it all the more sweet.