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
Unbelievable! What drama! What triumph! The first season of the Mars Aero Football League was a resounding success. This tiny little idea that people would be interested in a new Martian sport created a greater impact than anyone could have imagined.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
Would the Titans, recipients of the MAFL Best Team Award, climb another step closer to the mountain top, or would MAFL MVP Uday Lanka, lead his Immortals to a shot at Championship Immortality.Read More
Last night in Europa was Party Time for the MAFL!
For one night, all MAFL players, coaches and officials could cut loose and be free as they celebrated the season with the first ever MAFL Awards Dinner, hosted by Aiger Masing.Read More
1st seed: Titans - 16 and 5 final season record
2nd seed: Comets - 13 and 8 final season record
3rd seed: Al’amal – 11 and 10 final season record
4th seed: Immortals – 11 and 10 final season record
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
The calm before the storm.
And then there was Thunder and Lightning, as a torrential downpour of goals rained onto Amrita field.
And when everything stopped, Al’amal stood tall over the Immortals in a wildly entertaining 5 – 3 victory.Read More
It may have been easy to dismiss the Dynamos in the first half of the season, but they made a 180 and have become contenders.
In the early morning match, the Dynamos made an example of the hapless Wuji on home turf in their bid to make it to the semi-finals and a chance for the championship.Read More
After a brutal week 20 that put 11 players on the sidelines and resulted in the 1st fatality, the MAFL is yet to announce dates for the final week of regular season play. The games will go on, that is for sure, but how the trajectory of the season plays out now is anyone's guess.Read More
It’s come down to the final week of the season to determine the playoff fate for three teams: the Immortals, Al’amal, and Dynamo. Two will advance while one goes home to dream of next season.
Based on current standings, the Immortals currently hold the 3rd seed with Al’amal and Dynamo tied for 4th. However, all that can change after the final week of play.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
The name of this piece is “Lament in Red”, and the artist is Taylor Kaur-Williams, a die hard Al’Amal fan born and raised in the settlement. This is a very personal piece, for it represents a new phase in Taylor's career and allowed her to become Mars’s first break out artist.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
Elimination was the playoff fate for both Wuji and United after Al’amal defeated the Titans yesterday.
So coming in to today’s match @United stadium, the focus for both teams was on building the foundation for tomorrow.And that potential was on display in an entertaining match which saw United prevail 3 – 2 over Wuji.Read More