After home opening win at home last weekend, Wave hit the road to take on Baltimore Blast

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — After an exciting 9-3 home opening win against the St. Louis Ambush at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena last weekend, the six-time champion MKE Wave set their sights on the arch rival Baltimore Blast and face them in a weekend doubleheader Friday and Saturday night (December 12th and 13th) at Royal Farms Arena.

“Any time the Wave and Blast play each other, it is a big rivalry,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “We know playing them back to back in Baltimore will be a challenge but the players are ready for the weekend.”

The Wave move to 4-2 on the season after their win against St. Louis, while the Blast remain the hottest team in the Major Arena Soccer League and sit undefeated going into the weekend.

Both games Friday and Saturday are set to kick off at 8:35pm CT and can be watched LIVE and FREE via GoLiveSportsCast.com.

Additionally, the Wave has signed goalkeeper Jeff Richey and Racine St. Catherine alum Connor Brehm.

Goalkeeper #7 Jeff Richey from Evanston, Indiana, once played for the Milwaukee Rampage (A-league), Milwaukee Wave United (A-league) and Milwaukee Wave (MISL) before being traded to the Chicago Storm (MISL) in 2004.

“I’m extremely excited to be rejoining the Milwaukee Wave,” said Richey. “I’m honored to be apart of this teams history and great tradition.  I also am looking forward to playing for Coach Oliviera and Vorberg in front of some of the best fans in the league.”

“We are very excited to have Jeff join the Wave,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Jeff has a lot of indoor experience and has had a lot of success over his career.”

Richey steps in for the injured Marcel Feenstra who is out for the season after tearing his Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during a game against Detroit, Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Forward #33 Connor Brehm from Racine, Wisconsin, joins the MKE Wave Professional Soccer Team after proving himself to coaching staff.

“Connor has been training with the Wave for the past few months and we like the progress we’ve seen,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “He has an outstanding work ethic and will be a big part of the team.”

“I’m excited to be a part of this legendary team,” said Brehm. “I want to bring a championship home and get myself a ring. I look forward to it!”

Brehm played at NCAA Division II Bellarmine (Kentucky) between 2011-2013 and had a short stint overseas playing with Belfast Club, Police Service of Northern Ireland FC – known as PSNI FC – in the Northern Ireland Football League, Championship 1.

After this weekend’s road series in Baltimore, the MKE Wave return home to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly U.S. Cellular Arena, Saturday, December 20th at 1:05pm to take on the Tulsa Revolution in the Holi-Kraze game! Ugly sweaters, a mass white elephant gift exchange, MKE Wave players merrily running around with mistletoe and holly in hand pre game handing out gifts for kids… it’s gonna be HoliKRAZE-EE! And don’t forget to bring your camera so you can snap your very own picture with the big guy himself, Santa Claus and wear your ugly holiday sweater for your chance to win $100 cash!

Single-Game Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.

Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com.

2014-2015 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule:

Road Opener: Saturday, November 8th – 7:35pm – at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)

Saturday, November 15th – 7:05pm – Missouri Comets – Independence Events Center (LOSS 7-9)

Saturday, November 22nd – 6:05pm –  at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 4-0)

Friday, November 28th – 7:35pm – at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)

Saturday, November 29th – 7:05pm – at Chicago Mustangs – Sears Center (LOSS 4-5)

Home Opener: Saturday, December 6th – 6:05pm – vs. St. Louis Ambush – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)

Friday, December 12th – 8:35pm – at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena

Saturday, December 13th – 8:35pm – at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena

Saturday, December 20th – 1:05pm – vs. Tulsa Revolution – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Saturday, December 27th – 1:05pm – vs. Detroit Waza Flo – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Wednesday, December 31st – 3:05pm – vs. Missouri Comets – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm – vs. Rochester Lancers – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm – vs. Chicago Mustangs – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm – vs. Baltimore Blast – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Saturday, January 24th – 6:05pm – at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena

Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm – vs. Wichita B-52’s – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Friday, February 6th – 7:35pm – at Tulsa Revolution – Cox Business Center

Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm – at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena

Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm – vs. Syracuse Silver Knights – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena

Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm – vs. Detroit Waza Flo – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena