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Lemons offers Wings a hometown defender

Like many young Wichita soccer fans during the 1980s and 1990s, a significant portion of Chris Lemons’ childhood was spent at the Kansas Coliseum watching the Wings.

Missouri offense scorches Wings

The Wings lost a 7-3 first-quarter lead on Sunday, falling to the Missouri Comets 24-11 in a Major Indoor Soccer League game at Independence, Mo.

Moojen scores four goals as Wings win third straight

Freddie Moojen’s second goal of the game came early in the second quarter on Saturday against Chicago, and it couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Wings stay hot with victory over Syracuse

The Wichita Wings haven’t quite peaked, but coach LeBaron Hollimon believes they are close after their 14-8 Major Indoor Soccer League win over Syracuse on Friday night.

Wings’ Hoxie finds a new home

Andrew Hoxie played the first three years of his professional soccer career in Rochester, N.Y., but it was never really home.

All phases working for Wichita Wings

It was obvious that the Wichita Wings were clicking in all phases on Friday — finally.

Well-traveled Clare brings scoring touch to Wings

Matthew Clare has played professional soccer in seven cities in a brief career. It’s part of the life of a minor-league player, but it’s never easy to move on to the next city, especially when it’s out of the player’s control.

Wings lose at Rochester

MISL leading scorer Doug Miller had five points, leading the Rochester Lancers to a 10-6 win over the Wichita Wings on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, N.Y.

Wings head east for third straight game

The Wings’ road swing through the Major Indoor Soccer League’s eastern cities continues Saturday with a noon game against the Rochester Lancers.

Geison’s OT goal gets Wings a victory

Geison scored an unassisted goal almost seven minutes into overtime to push the Wings past host Syracuse 12-10 on Saturday night in an Major Indoor Soccer League game.

Blast stops Wings

Adauto Neto assisted on Baltimore’s go-ahead goal in the third quarter then scored an insurance goal in the final six minutes as the unbeaten Blast beat the Wings 10-6 on Friday in Baltimore.

New-look Wings begin road trip

The Wings tonight will play their first soccer game since a four-player trade that sent mainstays Jamar Beasley and Bryan Perez to Syracuse and brought back midfielders Andre Berenzon and Matthew Clare from the Silver Knights.

Wings trade Beasley, Perez to Syracuse

The Wichita Wings sent midfielders Jamar Beasley and Bryan Perez to Syracuse for midfielders Andre Berenzon and Matthew Clare on Tuesday night in a trade between MISL teams looking to reverse poor starts.

Blast beats Wings 15-8

The result of Friday’s game came down to mistakes that helped the Baltimore Blast defeat the Wings 15-8 at Hartman Arena.

Beasley cleared to return for Wings

Jamar Beasley is returning to the Wings at just the right time.

Wings beat Syracuse in overtime

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.

Wings look for first win against Syracuse

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.

Defending champion Wave tops Wings

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.

Moojen provides Wings with experience, familiarity

To find the story of the Wings’ inaugural season summed up in the plight of one player, one can look at Freddie Moojen.

Wings blow another lead against Missouri

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.

Wings get quick rematch with Comets

It had to be Missouri.

Wings let 13-point lead slip away in opener

The Wichita Wings lost their season-opener Friday night, falling 18-15 to the Missouri Comets in Independence, Mo.

Wings open with two games against Comets

The Wings open their MISL season on Friday night against the Missouri Comets in Independence, Mo.

Ten Eyck returns to Wings ready to lead

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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Breaking down the Wings

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.

Wings notes: Beasley remains important cog

If Wings midfielder Jamar Beasley stands out because of his age, it’s because he continues to defy it.

Wichita Wings add forward Tiguinho

Tiguinho, who last season scored 27 points for the Missouri Comets, has been signed by the Wings.

Wings sign league’s reigning MVP Geison Moura

Just as important as the Wings signing reigning Major Indoor Soccer League MVP Geison Moura is getting him away from their top rival, Missouri.

Wings begin new soccer season Nov. 2

The Wings and the Major Indoor Soccer League released its schedule Friday afternoon, and Wichita begins at home Nov. 4 against the Missouri Comets.

Wings expect to grow from first season back in MISL

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.

Wings close season with win in overtime

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.

Syracuse beats Wings with quick OT goal

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.

Ten Eyck gets four goals, but Wings stumble in OT

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.

Wings lose final home game of the season

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.

Wings begin final stretch trying to reach .500

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.

Wings lose low-scoring battle with Milwaukee

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.

Wings rally late, win in overtime

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.

Wings try to avoid early holes

The Wings have been outscored in the first half of soccer games this season by an average of a single point.

Wings fall short once more

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.

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