Wednesday, July 1 marked the beginning of the MASL Free Agency period. A roster freeze that had been in place since February was lifted for teams to begin building their rosters.
The Milwaukee Wave kicked off the event by resigning midfielder Angel Curiel.
The first team to convince a player to swap jerseys? Look no further than the San Diego Sockers.
Starting free agency with a bang, the Sockers signed one of, if not the top-scoring free agents on the market by inking Gordy Gurson to a contract.
As per both league and club rules, the terms of the deal were left unannounced.
Gurson is a seven-year veteran of the MASL, having suited up for the Seattle Impact, St. Loius Ambush, Cedar Rapids Rampage, Orlando SeaWolves, and the Florida Tropics.
The player known as “Kid Dynamite” began his MASL career by scoring 46 goals with 18 assists en route to winning the MASL Rookie of the Year in the 2014-2015 season. The icing on the cake came when Gurson was named to the All-MASL Second Team.
With the Tropics, Gurson picked up 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in just 11 games. Despite playing in over 20 games in each of the past three seasons, injuries limited Gurson to only 11 with Florida.
Gurson is expected to amplify a San Diego offense that is already a strength with his goal-scoring prowess and adds extra fire-power in case Kraig Chiles, who is currently a free agent, signs with a different team.
As of this writing, only two Sockers are in the free-agent pool. Those two are the aforementioned Chiles and Raymundo Reza.