Vasic Named MISL Offensive Player Of The Week
KiXX Forward Honored After Recording Team-High Six Points In The Club's Two Weekend Contests
Monday, December 1, 2003
By David Deal
The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) announced today that Philadelphia KiXX forward Goran Vasic has been named the MISL Offensive Player of the Week for the seven-day period ending November 30. Vasic receives the award after registering a team-high six points in the club’s back-to-back contests this past weekend.
The native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia kicked-off the back-to-back series with four points on three goals and one assist as the KiXX downed the Kansas City Comets, 13-8, in Kansas City on November 28. The six-year veteran continued his hot foot with a team-high two points, both assists, in the club’s 3-2 loss in San Diego on November 29.
Vasic currently leads all MISL scorers with 24 points on seven goals and a League-best 17 assists. Last season, he tallied 33 points on 17 goals and 16 assists in 27 contests. Vasic is a mere three points shy of posting 300 for his career, sitting at 297 in 156 games played.
The 31-year old forward made his professional indoor debut with the Cleveland Crunch in the 1998-99 campaign. Vasic spent the next three years with the Crunch, before joining Philadelphia in the midst of the 2001-02 season. Vasic has won two professional indoor championships with a 1999 National Professional Soccer League (NPSL) title in Cleveland and a MISL Championship with Philadelphia in 2002.
The naming of Vasic as the League’s Offensive Player of the Week marks the first weekly accolade for the veteran forward and is the fourth overall player-of-the-week award for a KiXX member this season. Goalkeeper Peter Pappas was named the MISL Goalkeeper of the Week for consecutive weeks to open the current campaign and forward Shawn Boney was dubbed League Offensive Player of the Week for the seven-day period ending November 23.
Vasic and the first-place KiXX will enjoy an off-week, before returning to action on Saturday, December 13 when rival Milwaukee Wave comes to the Wachovia Spectrum. Game-time is scheduled for 7:05 pm ET. For ticket information, contact the club’s Executive Office at 1-888-888-KiXX (5499) or log onto the team’s official website, www.kixxonline.com.
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