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Parker Csiszar

Crunch Bites February 5th!


Quiet week as the team doesn’t play again until Saturday at the Soccer SportsPlex. So, we give you a look back at the weekend home opener, Kevin and his young fans, the debut of the Czar, and a list of the MLIS leaders as of Sunday morning.


Look back at the weekend at the IX Center.


Honor Guard!

The Brunswick VFW 9520 had the honors of presenting the colors at the home opener!


Photo by @viper98, Luigi Musto


Kevin and the kids!




The Debut of Parker Csiszar


Photo by @viper98, Luigi Musto

In 2018, Medina HS boys soccer had the dubious task of defeating Archbishop Moeller, who was predominantly the #1 team in Ohio for the entire year. Medina had lost a heart-breaking double overtime state final in 2017 to Beavercreek HS. And they weren’t about to let the #1 team stop them and their dreams.


Medina’s secret weapon? Junior Parker Csiszar! With almost ten minutes gone in the first OT, Parker decided to end the match. Taking a pass from teammate Josh Cabacungan, he whirled around a defender, and deposited the ball into the back of the net, setting off a wild celebration.


Medina’s coach, Simon Spelling, speaking to, said:


He’s very quiet, but he’s like a stealth bomber. He just shows up, and then the game’s over.”


Parker’s senior year was not as fortunate as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to St Ignatius in the state semi-final. After the high school season, Parker decided to attend Cleveland State University, and now finds his potential pro career beginning with the Cleveland Crunch!


Good luck, Parker! Too soon for the “czar” nickname?


MLIS Stats and where the Crunch fall


Goals Leader                      Team

14      Manuel Lira             Omaha

13      Dominique Salcedo Springfield

10     Admir Suljevic        Crunch


Assists Leader                     Team

9         Admir Suljevic       Crunch

9         Desmond Williams Springfield

8         Manuel Lira            Omaha


Goals Against AVG Leader                Team

4.69                       Marijo Musa     Crunch

5.33                        Jose Campo       Wichita

5.37                       Ricardo Porcayo Chicago


Save %age             Leader                Team

.753                       Marijo Musa    Crunch

.742                       Jose Campo       Wichita

.731                       Joel Barroso       Springfield


Odds and Ends

Only three games last night in the MLIS season last night.


Wichita defeated Springfield, 10-7. The Selection trailed 5-4 at half but dropped in six second half goals for the win. Wichita has only played 3 games to date, while Springfield has now a 5-3 record on the year with the loss.


Southern Conference leaders, Houston, kept fellow Texas squad, Austin, winless after a 16-3 shellacking! 


Milwaukee had their first home game after a name change to Brew City United but still stayed winless with a 10-4 loss to Illinois State Line Falcons. But t

hat name! Love it!


Stay well, soccer on, and see you in Cincinnati!


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I am a math teacher in SW Ohio. Born and raised in NE Ohio, I am married with four sons who keep the flame burning for all things Cleveland. I cover soccer, betting, football and anything that focuses on the human side of sports.

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