MASL 2 Announces Chicago Mustangs As Newest Member for 2021 Season
TAMPA, Fla. – The first-ever Major Arena Soccer League 2 champions will be returning to play for the 2021 season.
The Chicago Mustangs will return to play this spring, as the league continues to work towards crowning a 2021 champion by the early summer. The Club did not participate in the 2019-2020 M2 season. The Mustangs are back in the league under new management, with a newly appointed managing partner to the Clubs ownership group, Dr. Sev Hrywnak, who is a successful businessmen and sports entrepreneur based out of Chicago, IL.
The Mustangs won the 2017-18 M2 title in defeating the San Diego Sockers 2, although the team’s history stretches back to 2012 when it debuted in the Professional Arena Soccer League. After missing the playoffs that first season, the Mustangs took the PASL Ron Newman Cup in the 2013-14 season.
They played in the MASL for the next three seasons, before joining M2 in 2017. In seven total seasons of play, they have an impressive 82-34 record.
“It’s only appropriate that our first new team announcement is the return of one of our league’s most winning and recognizable members,” M2 Commissioner Chris Economides said. “They have a tradition of quality of play on the field that raises the level of talent all across the league which is great for the sport. We’re thrilled to have them coming back to play and to support the new direction and stability in M2, and I know their fans in Chicago will be thrilled as well.”
M2 will started the regular season this past weekend in Wichita, with the remainder of the regular season set to run through early July. Several teams have already committed to playing this spring, with a minimum of six teams expected to be on board no later than April 1 as local pandemic related restrictions are adjusted.
Teams will play from 10 to 12 regular season games, with standings to be based on winning percentage. The official playoff structure will be announced after the April 1 cutoff date, however fans can expect the top 3-4 teams to compete, as the league office works through multiple scenarios to crown a champion for 2021.
For more information on the Mustangs re-launch, visit their official team website and social media platforms for announcements.