The Tacoma Stars open their fifth season in the MASL with a Saturday night, Nov. 30 matchup against longtime rival San Diego Sockers.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the accesso ShoWare Center for the Stars’ Magnetic Schedule Night.
The West Coast rivalry is the first of 12 home matches for the Stars.
The Kent-based Stars return several key players from last year’s playoff squad that finished second in the Pacific Division.
Reigning league MVP Nick Perera, who led the MASL with 80 points on 39 goals and 41 assists, paces the Tacoma offense.
Former Sounder Lamar Neagle returns for his first full season in Tacoma, after appearing in six games and accumulating five points on a goal and four assists.
Another former Sounder roaming the midfield for Tacoma, Philip Lund, returns to the Stars, having played in 41 regular-season matches and collecting 32 goals and 10 assists on 103 shots on goal in his first two seasons in the orange and blue.
Backstopping the Tacoma defense is veteran goalkeeper and Gig Harbor native Danny Waltman, who appeared in 15 matches for the Stars last season, finishing with sevens wins and a 5.68-goals-against average.
Tickets to the home opener and all other game games can be purchased online or by calling 1-844-STARS-84.