Stars sign free-agent veteran player

  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:32pm
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Pablo da Silva. COURTESY PHOTO, Stars

Pablo da Silva. COURTESY PHOTO, Stars

The Kent-based Tacoma Stars have signed Major Arena Soccer League veteran and free-agent Pablo da Silva to contract.

Terms were not disclosed, per team policy.

Da Silva racked up 25 points on 10 goals and 15 assists in 20 games with the Cedar Rapids Rampage and St. Louis Ambush last season. He also had four power play goals on the year.

Da Silva’s 20-year pro soccer career includes eight years as a pro in the indoor game. The Florianopolis, Brazil native picked up back-to-back MISL championships with the Milwaukee Wave in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He also has indoor stops with the Baltimore Blast and Chicago Soul.

“Pablo brings immense experience and technical ability to our team, and we are excited to welcome him to the Tacoma Stars,” said coach Nick Perera.

The Stars play at the El Paso (Texas) Coyotes at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. Stars road games are streamed live on masl.tv with live stats available at maslsoccer.com.

The Stars’ next home action is Friday, Jan. 11 against the Monterrey Flash. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

For tickets, call 1-844-782-7784 or go to tacomastars.com.

Saturday, Jan. 12 is Tacoma Stars Teddy Bear Toss Night against Ontario. Bring or purchase a teddy bear at the accesso ShoWare Center, and when the Stars score their first goal of the game, toss them on to the field. All stuffed animals collected will go to benefit Olive Crest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.

Spirit 105.3 FM helped organize the event.

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