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Florida Tropics vs Orlando SeaWolves RP Funding Center, Lakeland,  Florida - 16th February 2019 (Photographer: Nigel G Worrall)

Osvaldo Rojas celebrates a goal in the team's 10-6 victory Feb. 16. Florida Tropics vs Orlando SeaWolves, RP Funding Center, Lakeland, Florida - 16th February 2019 (Photographer: Nigel G Worrall)

The Orlando SeaWolves, after spending the month of February on the road away from the Silver Spurs Arena, return to their home den tonight to match up with the Florida Tropics at 7:05 p.m.

The SeaWolves (6-6) returned home Friday night against the Milwaukee Wave.

The road trip was a mixed bag for Orlando, winning the three in the middle — two one-goal victories in St. Louis against the Ambush and a 10-6 win over the Tropics sandwiched around losses in Utica, N.Y. and Kansas City. At 6-6, the team is in third place in the Major Indoor Soccer League’s South Central Division, behind Milwaukee (13-3) and Kansas City (8-7). Friday began a stretch of four home games in the next six contests, giving the team a chance to gain ground in the standings while playing in its friendly confines. The team will also close the season (March 29 to April 13) with three of their final four home games on the road.

Gordy Gurson (19 goals, 14 assists in the 12 games; his 33 points are tied for fifth in the MASL) and Osvaldo Rojas (15-5) continue to lead Orlando’s offense, and Thiago Freitas has pitched in 11 goals and eight assists in eight games since coming in a trade from the Harrisbug Heat. Elmo Neto has tallied three goals and an assist in four games since being signed away from Harrisburg, and defender Derek Huffman, who played with many of the SeaWolves when they were the Cedar Rapids Rampage last year, joined the team during the road trip.