by McKayla Malloy

MESQUITE, Texas (December 21, 2022) – On Tuesday, December 20th, the Mesquite Outlaws participated in the inaugural Major Arena Soccer League draft via Zoom.

With the 14th overall pick in the first round, the Outlaws selected Forward Fort Worth native, Giancarlo Saldana from West Texas A&M University. Saldana was LSC Offensive Player of the Week 5 times and was awarded Newcomer of the Year in Spring of 2021, as well as United Soccer Coaches Division II National Player of the Week. In 2021, Saldana was First Team All South-Central Region. In 2022, he was Second Team All-Conference and D2CCA Second Team All South-Central Region.

In the second round, with the 28th overall pick, the Outlaws selected Defender, Mitchell Cashion, from Tulsa University. Cashion is originally from College Station, Texas. Cashion is a three-year letter winner and has started in in 31 of 37 games. He has a total of two goals and five assists. He was named in 2021 to the “College Soccer News” Team of the Week and the “Top Drawer Soccer” Team of the Week.

In the third and final round, with the 42nd pick overall, the Outlaws selected Midfielder, originally from Houston, Brandon Martinez-Trelles. Trelles attended Midwestern State University. Trelles was awarded United Soccer Coaches All South-Central Region and LSC Postseason All-Tournament Team in 2022. He has a total of five goals and four assists in his career.

Drafted player rights will be protected for the player to go to contract with the team until December 1, 2023.

Next game for the Outlaws is on the road against their cross-town rivals the Dallas Sidekicks. The game will be played at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen, Texas at 7:00 pm CST. The game will be streamed live on the MASL Twitch account.

The next home game is December 31st against the Dallas Sidekicks at 6:05 PM CST. Individual, group and season tickets are on sale NOW! You can purchase tickets online at For more information email Harris Partain at or call (214) 396-0924.


The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.


Founded in 2019, the Mesquite Outlaws are a proud member of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL). Owned by Mehrdad Moayedi, the Outlaws play in the legendary Mesquite Arena, home to the famed Mesquite Rodeo, where they bring excitement, entertainment, and energy to soccer fans across North Texas and beyond. For more information, visit