Pekel promoted to women’s arena Head Coach, signs through 2025 season
The Muskegon Risers organization is proud to announce Debbie Pekel, Associate Head Coach during MKG’s inaugural women’s outdoor season, has been promoted to Head Coach of the women’s arena team in an agreement that extends through the 2025 season.…
WoSo Wednesday Preview
Roster Recap Head Coach, Chris Denham and Assistant Coach, Debbie Pekel, have continued to sign several players and announcements have been rolling. Stay tuned for more additions during our weekly #WoSo Wednesdays on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Here is…
WoSo Wednesday: Roster recap, season tickets
Roster Recap Head Coach, Chris Denham, has landed several players over the past few months and the Risers have begun sharing public announcements. Here is a quick recap of the players MKG added to the roster over this past…
MCC players earned opportunity at NMU by playing in first-ever women’s arena game
On this date exactly one year ago, the Muskegon Risers and Muskegon Community College women’s soccer teams made history by playing the first-ever women’s soccer game in Downtown Muskegon’s Mercy Health Arena. The game was competitive through the end…
2x NCCAA All-American, Fruitport graduate Debbie Pekel joins Risers staff
MKG Women’s Head Coach, Chris Denham, has been hard-at-work since he was announced as the team’s leader in January of 2020. Denham formed a highly-competitive roster for what would be the club’s inaugural UWS season during the summer of…
MUSKEGON RISERS AND MERCY HEALTH ARENA SET TO HOST M2 GREAT LAKES INVITATIONAL
KANSAS CITY – (December 8, 2020) – As part of a comprehensive activation strategy for 2021, the Muskegon Risers, Mercy Health Arena, and Major Arena Soccer League II (M2) are collaborating to host a three-game invitational across March 20,…
Wildes Wins LSAT
The mental aspect of eSports is what often determines winners from losers. Rather than running sprints or lifting weights, you might find gamers solving complex puzzles or cross-training on various digital platforms. For Risers eSports winger, Jack Wildes, his…
Steven Jones announced as first Muskegon Risers eSports coach
The Muskegon Risers are excited to announce Steven Jones as the first eSports head coach in the organization’s history. Jones has tremendous passion and expertise in the world of eSports, specifically within the FIFA gaming series by EA Sports…
Chris Denham Announced as MKG Women’s Team Head Coach
The Muskegon Risers organization is proud to announce Chris Denham as Head Coach of the MKG Women’s Team. Coach Denham has immense passion for women’s soccer, a proven track record of success, and a thorough understanding of the Risers…
Risers join United Women’s Soccer ahead of 2020 campaign
The Muskegon Risers women’s outdoor team, which launched as an independent operation during the summer of 2019, will begin competition in United Women’s Soccer during spring/summer 2020. The move is credited to an overwhelmingly positive community and player response…
Kalamazoo, Muskegon arena game to revive “Old Time” rivalry
Fans of the Muskegon sport scene vividly remember an era in which the Muskegon Fury battled every season with the Kalamazoo Wings in L.C. Walker Arena… on ice. On March 7, the two cities will bring back the nostalgia…
Despite the elements, first Wave-Risers collaboration a success
“As I was driving up to Muskegon on Saturday evening, with heavy rain hitting my windshield I wasn’t sure if it was such a good idea to continue.” These were the words of Milwaukee Wave Head Coach, Giuliano Oliviero…
First Women’s Arena Game Announced: MKG v MCC Rematch!
In August of 2019 the Muskegon Risers women’s outdoor team and Muskegon Community College women’s team played for the first time. The game was a fun, entertaining, and quality showcase of women’s soccer along the MKG lakeshore. On February…
Milwaukee Wave, Muskegon Risers announce affiliation under MASL banner
The seven-time champion Milwaukee Wave, Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and Muskegon Risers, Major Arena Soccer League II (M2) have reached a formal agreement through the MASL’s Affiliation Program. Elements of the partnership include: Combined tryouts at Shoreline Soccer…
Hello, Old Friend: OCFC visits MKG on January 11
Originated in 2015 as Oakland United and competed in the iconic Great Lakes Premier League (GLPL), the team officially rebranded to Oakland County FC in 2016. OCFC’s current home stadium is Clawson Stadium in Clawson, MI. Oakland County…
Fort Wayne Sport Club to visit MKG on January 25!
Fort Wayne Sport Club (FWSC) has been playing the Muskegon Risers since 2016. January 25, 2020 will mark the first matchup indoors. “FWSC won the region II Tournamnent of Champions this past August earning us qualification to the Werner…
Home Opener Announced vs Grand Rapids ABK!
The Grand Rapids ABK Men’s team was started in 2010 and has won two US Adult Futsal national championships (2014 and 2016). ABK – short for “Ankle Breakers” – currently plays in the National Futsal Premier League which…
RISERS READ! Summer Reading Program Returns
Promoting positive ideals for area youth is a cornerstone of the Muskegon Risers mission. In 2015, the team launched a summer reading initiative for kids entering K-8th grade and we are proud to announce its return for the 2019…
Muskegon Risers Join the NPSL for the 2020 Season
The Muskegon Risers men’s outdoor team will play an independent schedule in 2019. In 2020, the team will begin competition outdoors in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). NPSL press release below! Muskegon Risers Join the NPSL for the…
Risers Announce Plans For Women’s Team
Summer 2019 will see a new chapter unfold in MKG Risers history as the organization begins the formation of a women’s team. A player combine is slated for Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm on the campus of Grand…
MEDIA RELEASE: Mercy Health Field Announcement
Mercy Health Field is a unique concept positioning Mercy Health’s community health and wellness expertise on the forefront of turf sports and recreation in Downtown Muskegon’s L. C. Walker Arena. Muskegon, Mich., January 31, 2019 – Mercy Health’s…
Risers, Wanderers collaborate to pioneer future of arena player development
In 2017, MKG made its Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) debut in LC Walker Arena following a pair of exhibition games during late 2015 and early 2016. Considered an overwhelming success, the Risers were then pursued by Major Arena…
USA vs Canada To Play In Muskegon, Michigan PRESS RELEASE
MUSKEGON RISERS TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARENA SOCCER FRIENDLY IN MICHIGAN | USA-Canada exhibition Saturday May 5th, 2018 at LC Walker Arena   (Muskegon, MI) — The American Association of Soccer 567 (AAS567) today announced that the United States National Arena Soccer…
Risers Sign 3-Year Contract, Secure Kehren Stadium
The Muskegon Risers have secured an outdoor home, through the summer of 2020, at historic Monsignor Kehren Stadium on the campus of Muskegon Catholic Central (MCC). In 2017, the Risers and MCC tested the concept of soccer being…
Muskegon Risers Continue Growth, Join Major Arena Soccer League II (M2)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2017 MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE 2 ANNOUNCES 2017–18 SCHEDULE Each team will play a 12-game schedule for the upcoming M2 season. The Major Arena Soccer League 2 (M2) will begin its inaugural season on…
MKG is NB: Muskegon Risers sign massive 3-year contract with New Balance
The Muskegon Risers program has experienced substantial growth since forming in early 2014. The team, originally started as an independent and playing exclusively outdoors, is now a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League indoors (January through March) and…