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Detroit Waza

Detroit Waza
Full name Detroit Waza Flo
Nickname(s) Waza FC
Founded 2008
Stadium Melvindale Ice Arena
Melvindale, Michigan
Ground Capacity 1,500
Owner Mario Scicluna
Head Coach Dominic Scicluna
League Professional Arena Soccer League
Home colors
Away colors

The Detroit Waza are an American professional arena soccer team founded in 2008 as a charter member of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL). The team's nickname, "Waza", is both a Japanese word that means "good technique" and a Swahili word meaning "to think clearly".[1]

The Waza Reserve Team plays in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier).

Current roster

as of 2012-2013 season Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Joey Kapinos
2 United States DF Scott Wright (footballer)
3 Malta MF Tino Scicluna
4 United States DF Darrel Quinn
5 Serbia MF Michael Grba
6 Honduras FW Nelson Diaz
7 Serbia MF Miki Djerisilo
9 Liberia FW Worteh Sampson
10 Romania FW Costea Decu
11 United States MF Aaron Byrd
12 United States MF Nate Robinson
No. Position Player
14 Malta MF Dominic Scicluna
15 United States MF Tommy Stark
17 United States DF Zack Wilkes
18 United States FW Zane Polack
23 England GK Kris Lyons
24 Brazil DF Ricardo Lopes
22 Malta MF Mario Scicluna


  • Mario Scicluna - Co-Owner & President
  • Dominic Scicluna - Co-Owner & Head Coach
  • Gronthik "Chat" Chatterjee - Co-Owner & Co-Assistant Coach
  • Matt Johnson - Co-Assistant Coach
  • Tino Scicluna - Co-Owner


League Champions Runners-Up Division Champions Playoff Berth
Year Win Loss League Reg. Season Playoffs Attendance U.S. Open Cup
2008–09 7 9 PASL-Pro 4th Eastern DNQ 3,324 Championship Game
2009–10 6 10 PASL-Pro 4th Eastern DNQ 146 Quarter-Finals
2010–11 8 8 PASL-Pro 3rd Eastern DNQ 301 Round of 16
2011–12 13 3 PASL 1st Eastern Lost Finals 454 Quarter-Finals
2012–13 14 2 PASL 1st Eastern Lost Finals 410 U.S. Open Cup Champions
2013–14 0 0 PASL Eastern TBD 0 TBD
Totals: 48 32

Playoff record

Year Win Loss GF GA
2011-2012 2 1 23 23
2012-2013 3 1 27 22
Total 5 2 50 45

Awards and honors

Division titles

  • 2011-12 PASL Eastern Division
  • 2012-13 PASL Eastern Division


  • 2012-13 U.S. Open Cup



External links

  • Detroit Waza official website
  • Professional Arena Soccer League official website

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