Milwaukee Wave wins MISL Championship, exists
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It’s been more than 40 years since the Bucks won a championship. The Brewers haven’t made the World Series since 1982. It’s been almost a decade since the Admirals hoisted the Calder Cup, and nobody can be sure whether the Mustangs are still a team. Even so, Milwaukee’s collection of championship banners grew by one Sunday, as the Milwaukee Wave indoor soccer team won its second consecutive Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Championship—and sixth overall title in the team’s 27-year existence—by besting the Baltimore Blast 12-10 in overtime.
Wave defender Joe Hammes was responsible for the game-winner just 46 seconds into overtime. As described in the game recap:
“The Wave’s opportunity came after Blast forward Machel Millwood played a ball over the boards while trying to clear from his own end. After taking timeout to set up a play, Marco Terminesi swooped in from the right side to play the ball to Hammes on the left, and his first time, right-footed shot curled into the right corner of the net, sending the crowd of 5,243 into celebration.”
Though we weren’t among the mere 5,243 in attendance, we commend the Wave on being tops in its league—even if that league is just four years old and has only seven teams.