Heat Play Three Games In Four Days This Weekend

The Harrisburg Heat of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) continue their five game road trip as they visit the Kansas City Comets on Thursday evening.  Kick off is 8:05 P.M. EST.   The Harrisburg Heat, with a record of 9-4, are currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.  The top four teams advance to the playoffs.  The game can be viewed on line at masltv.com.  After the Heat play in Kansas City, they travel to St. Louis for a game against the Ambush on Saturday night and complete the weekend with another game in Milwaukee on Sunday.

The Kansas City Comets are 6-6 and in sixth place in the Eastern  Conference.  The Comets have won three of their last four games including defeating the Rochester Lancers by a score of 12-4 in their last game.  The Stars are led by player/coach Leo Gibson who currently leads the league in points with 38.

The Heat are looking to continue the progress they made during the 2018/2019 season.  With Head Coach Pat Healey at the helm, the Heat increased their wins by 83% last year as they finished with a 11-13 record.  There was also significant improvement during the season last year as the Heat began with a 1-7 record in the first eight games of the year.  Over the final sixteen games, the Heat won 10 games including two wins over the Baltimore Blast and wins against Utica City FC and the Milwaukee Wave.  Milwaukee was the 2018/2019 champions of the Major Arena Soccer League and Baltimore and Utica were play-off teams last season.

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The Heat’s offense is led by Dom Francis and Daniel Vilella.  Francis leads the teams in goals scored with 22 and Villela’s 15 assists leads the Heat team in assists.  Defensively, Elton de Oliveira tops the MASL with 28 blocked shots.    In goal, William Banahene continues to play strong with an outstanding goals against average of 4.48.  The Heat are also excelling in their specialty team play.  They are fourth in the Eastern Conference in power play offense and first in the league in power play defense.

After the five game road trip, the Heat return home on February 22nd as they play the Orlando SeaWolves.  It will be Star Wars Night at the Heat game.  For tickets, please go to www.harrisburgheat.com.  For group discounts or more information, contact Kevin Healey at kevin@harrisburgheat.com.