FURY AWARDED WIN OVER BAJA

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, were awarded a 6-5 victory over Atletico Baja, as a result of the suspended game from Sunday. 

Ontario led the game 6-5 at halftime, as weather conditions at Unidad Deportiva Tijuana deteriorated due to Sunday's severe storms in the region. The facility, which is open air with a roof, was deemed unsafe for players and spectators, and the game was called. 

The Fury return to action at 7 p.m. Friday to take on the Dallas Sidekicks at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tickets for the game, starting at $10, are available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets, including group packages, can also be purchased through the Fury website at OntarioFury.com. Fans still can purchase the Fury's "3-Win Pack," which allows fans entry to all remaining home games -- until the Fury win three times at home -- for only $15. For information, call the Fury's offices at 909-457-0252.

The official statement from the league regarding Sunday's game is below 

KANSAS CITY (Jan. 23, 2017) – The Major Area Soccer League (MASL) match between Atletico Baja and Ontario Fury has been ruled final, according to MASL Commissioner Josh Schaub. Ontario Fury will be credited with a 6-5 victory.

The match was originally suspended at halftime due to the weather conditions surrounding the playing facility, Unidad Deportiva Tijuana, at the time. Although the MASL rules are not specific to this issue, Schaub reviewed similar situations in sports leagues and concluded the game should be suspended due to the physical risk to players. The game has now been officially ruled final, pending appeal.

ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.