Wave forward Dusosky named MVP
MILWAUKEE -- The MISL All-Stars scored four unanswered goals in the first half and rolled to a 9-5 victory over the Mexican All-Stars before a capacity crowd of 8,671 at Milwaukee's U.S. Cellular Arena in the 2006 MISL All-Star Game.
Milwaukee Wave forward Todd Dusosky scored three goals and added an assist in earning the 2006 MISL All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award. Also leading the MISL All-Stars were Chicago Storm midfielder Novi Marojevic with one goal and three assists, Baltimore Blast forward Adauto Neto who scored two goals, and Wave goalkeeper Nick Vorberg who held the Mexican All-Stars scoreless in playing the first half, and earned the win in goal.
The Mexican All-Stars failed to put a shot in the net until Antonio Velasquez scored in the third quarter, making it 5-1. Dusosky's second goal of the game, off the assist from St. Louis' Shaun David, had opened scoring in the half. Mexico's Marco Coria then scored a power play goal, before Neto redirected a Marojevic pass with his chest for his second goal of the game at the 10:55 mark, making it 6-2. Scoring in the quarter ended with Oswaldo Medina scoring the first of his team-leading two goals for the Mexican All-Stars, making it 6-3, with one of three power play goals scored against St. Louis goalkeeper Brett Phillips who played for the MISL in the second half.
David's first All-Star goal off a Phillips assist 30 seconds into the fourth quarter, a power play score by Dusosky on a one-timer following a Marojevic assist led to Marojevic's first goal of the game at 6:27 of the fourth quarter and pushed the MISL lead to 9-3. That advantage proved more than enough to hold off a late challenge that included Mexican scores by Medina and Marco "Chikis" Lopez.
"I thought the atmosphere was great," said the Wave's Keith Tozer, co-head coach for the MISL All-Stars with St. Louis' Omid Namazi. "I thought the team played the way we thought they were going to play. If we can get every building in the MISL to do this with this kind of atmosphere, we're really going to take off."