Ricardinho scored his third goal of the season in the third quarter.
Wave Defeat Philadelphia, 27-6
Milwaukee, Wisc. (Saturday, December 12, 2009) – The Philadelphia KiXX (1-3) were unable to get it going tonight at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, eventually falling to an offensive Wave (2-2) side by a tally of 27-6. The match was the fourth of a six-game road trip to start the Major Indoor Soccer League season for the KiXX, who will next play the Baltimore Blast this upcoming Friday night.
After falling behind by a count of 10-0, Philadelphia recorded its first score of the game at 3:28 of the second stanza when forward Adauto Neto scored a solo strike. The offense was unable to find the back of the net again until an infraction in the box by Milwaukee defender Troy Dusosky in the third period. Ricardinho then took advantage of the ensuing shootout opportunity, scoring a goal with 39 seconds left on the clock. The final KiXX knock came at 10:30 of the fourth frame when forward David Castellanos set up forward Leo Gibson for his fifth notch of the season.
Milwaukee forwards Brett Wiesner and Marco Terminesi led the Wave attack with hat tricks in the club’s most productive offensive night of the young season, with the team also snapping a two-game slide.
After another pair of road match-ups, Philadelphia will play its historic first home game at the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University on Saturday, January 9th, when they will be hosting the Rockford Rampage at 7:00 p.m. Season and group ticket packages for the KiXX are available now by calling 1-888-888-KiXX.
The next chance for KiXX fans to see the team will be at a special “Meet the Team” event at the Liacouras Center this Thursday, December 17th, from 7-9:00 p.m. This function is open to the public, and fans will be able to meet the KiXX players and dance team members as well as get their autographs. This will also be the first chance for fans to get a look at the KiXX turf at the Liacouras Center, and they will additionally be able to select their season tickets for this year on the spot.
Another event on tap for this week is the KiXX Dance Team Unveiling Party on Tuesday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. and running until 9:00 p.m. The function will take place in the PLAY2 Interactive Sports Bar of the South Philadelphia Chickie’s & Pete’s, and the dance team will be doing two performances during the event. Jillian Gonzales, a former Philadelphia 76ers Dancer and native of Marlton, New Jersey, will also be on hand as she enters her second year as KiXX Dance Team Director.