Here are some reactions from soccer officials, friends and former teammates of Mark Frederickson, who passed away last Tuesday.
Frederickson performed for the Kansas City Comets, St. Louis Steamers, Los Angeles Lazers and St. Louis Storm during an 11-year Major Indoor Soccer League career.
He was 61.
These remarks came from a series of responses from the FrontRowSoccer.com obituary posted on Facebook.
Erhardt Kapp, former U.S. international midfielder who played for the New York Cosmos, Pittsburgh Spirit and Lazers
“Sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. He was a teammate of mine on the LA Lasers. Such a wonderful human being and great competitor. RIP Freddy”
Cliff Brown, goalkeeper with several indoor soccer teams, including the Cleveland Force, Wichita Wings, Kansas City Comets and Tulsa Ambush
“So sad. Solid player, great teammate. 🙏🙏🙏 for the family.”
David Brcic, former Cosmos keeper who also played with the Wings, Pittsburgh Spirit, Lazers, Comets and Storm
“He will be greatly missed. He was a guy you always wanted to be on your team. Great man, husband, father and friend.”
Ed Gettemeier, goalkeeper with the Chicago Sting, St. Louis Steamers and Comets
“Freddy was a great player, teammate, and most importantly an even better human being. Prayers for his family🙏RIP.”
Ray Weber, who worked in the front office of the San Diego Sockers and Houston Hurricane
“We’ve lost a really great guy. I didn’t know him but saw him play so often back in the day. Always put in a quality and first class effort. My prayers to Mark and to his fine family too from here in San Diego .
Michael Collins, current California United Strikers FC president and general manager who played for several indoor and outdoor teams, including New York Arrows, Lazers, Storm and Sockers
“Very very Sad News to Hear. Mark was an Absolute Gentleman and Incredible Man. I had the Honor of playing with him and can’t say enough positive things about Mark. My heart is broken and I’m very sad for his wife, kids and family members. Let’s remember all the good n great times we all had with Mark and his amazing smile.
“God Bless my friend”
Guy Newman, former North American Soccer League and MISL defender who played for the Sockers
“Sad news. God bless his family!”