Rockford Finally Finishes Philly, Move into MISL Division Lead

Phil Andrews@philandrewsWMCNCorrespondent IJanuary 24, 2010

Through the first nine games of their season, the Philadelphia KiXX have won three and lost six. Those three wins all came against the Rockford Rampage. Unfortunately, Philadelphia failed in its bid last night to make that four against the Rocks.

By beating the KiXX, Rockford (6-4) ended a two-game Philadelphia (3-6) winning streak at the Liacouras Center and moved into sole possession of first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League standings.

Philadelphia actually jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in this game behind Defender Ryan Heins' fourth goal of the season with KiXX point’s leader Aduato Neto serving up the assist.

Forward Anthony Maher then scored off an Angel Rivillo feed at the 4:37 mark to make it 4-0 in favor of the home team. Rockford then got on the board at 10:05 on an Andre Berenzon to Samuel Ogunsaya two-point notch as the KiXX led 4-2 at the end of the opening frame.

KiXX also held the lead at the break, up 10-7.

It was in the second half, however, that the Rampage put this one away, riding the strength of a 15-2 while on their way to the eventual 22-12 win.

The next game action for the KiXX is back at Liacouras Center on Saturday, February 6th, when they have a 7:05 p.m. meeting with the Milwaukee Wave (6-5). Tickets for that match are available now by logging onto or calling 1-888-888-KiXX.