Keith Tozer Named MASL Commissioner
JP Dellacamera, Shep Messing Join League Leadership
The Major Arena Soccer League selected Keith Tozer, Shep Messing, and JP Dellacamera for its new leadership team.
The winningest professional soccer coach in indoor soccer, Keith Tozer will serve as the league’s commissioner. He played for five teams in the original Major Indoor Soccer League across 12 seasons with 53 goals in 256 appearances. Starting in 1984, he combined playing with coaching. After retiring as a player in 1990, he continued as a coach, leading the Milwaukee Wave to six titles over 22 years. In 1996, he joined the United States national futsal team as interim head coach and became the full-time coach in 1998, winning two CONCACAF Gold Medals over the course of a 20-year tenure.
Another soccer legend, of both the indoor and outdoor varieties, Shep Messing will serve as the league’s chairman. Messing’s professional career began in 1973 as a goalkeeper with the original New York Cosmos, eventually becoming the highest-paid American in the league. He joined the MISL at its launch in 1978 as the starting keeper for the New York Arrows. Following his playing career, he became a TV soccer analyst and currently serves in that capacity for New York Red Bulls coverage.
JP Dellacamera is well-known to American soccer fans for his work as a soccer commentator. His soccer broadcasting career starts with the original MISL when he worked for the Pittsburgh Spirit and St. Louis Steamers and became the voice of ESPN’s MISL game of the week broadcast. Since then, his work has taken him to the highest levels of soccer, calling 15 men’s and women’s World Cups and the Olympics in addition to his work on Philadelphia Union broadcasts. Dellacamera will serve as the MASL’s president of communications/media.