This series shares some of the excerpts from team chronicles. In this edition, we start with the Champions, the Marineris Comets. The following is a Question & Answer interview made the week following their championship victory on Kumbha 17.Read More
Over 5,000 football fans descended on Olympus Park for the largest single gathering for a Mars event to witness the Marineris Comets stun the favoured San Olympus Titans with a decisive 4-1 victory to capture the first ever MAFL championship.Read More
In a battle between the league’s top two teams, the Titans defended home field advantage by beating the Comets 2 – 1.
With both teams having secured their playoff spots and rankings weeks before, this match was all about sending a statement to each other should they meet down the road in the playoffs.Read More
For the first time in 20 weeks, the stadiums across Mars were empty.
A colony and a league are in mourning after the sudden loss of Comet midfielder, Yamen Warren. In a freak accident in the second half of the heated match against the Amrita Immortals, a mid-air impact with Jag Parkar breached Warren's helmet and sent him crashing head-first to the turf below.Read More
Comets midfielder, Yamen Warren, died late last night.
The Earth-born player, who grew up in New Baltimore Rapids prior to immigrating to Mars with his family at the age of 8, was pronounced dead at 24:16 at the hospital facility at Marineris.Read More
The intensified level of play was in full display as both teams came in taking more risks, playing more aggressively, playing like there was no tomorrow.
And before the end of this match, there would be no tomorrow for a number of players.Read More
And the Comets and Dongji gasped for breath for eight rounds until the recharge and then went another two more rounds until finally a winner was declared. Ten rounds of penalty shots and a knock out for the Comets, provided by former Dong Ji Defender Marysa Waaijer. Comets 2 – 1 in PKOT over Dongji.Read More
Would the Wuji upset the Comets and make it two wins in a row?
Would the Comets lose their 2nd game in a row and lose significant momentum down the playoff stretch?
That’s what many were thinking during the majority of the match as the Wuji struck first at the 8th minute with a low kick by Hu Liao that soared under the defenders and past Comets goalkeeper Zaida Agre.Read More
Titans and Comets were the buzz throughout the colonies leading up to Week 14 of MAFL play.
And that was the buzz that permeated in each transport making the trek to Marineris Stadium. An unprecedented 14 spectator transports with 6 making the long trek from other colonies - this was the first time both parking decks were used at Marineris Stadium.Read More
Winning has just seemed to elude Dong Ji. Even with a respectable number of goals (14 on the season, which just puts them behind Immortals and Al’amal), DJ has consistently run out of steam by the end of every match. Aside from their opening game victory against the Immortals to an elated home-crowd, DJ has been unable to beat any another team aside from their sister colony’s Wuji club, who has also been struggling.Read More
I was born on Earth and I have memories of playing sports and being outdoors... real outdoors, breathing the actual air and not reliant on a bubble to protect me from an environment that isn't species appropriate, to put it mildly. I was one of the skeptics of the MAFL.Read More