Maini's unselfish attacking play and willingness to pass rather than shoot made him a clear contrast to Simon Ryne Olson early in his national team career, and later Trent Gerson. His starkest friendly rivalry, however, would be with Peter Vanderpent of crosstown Albrecht FC. In season XXVI, Maini's 19 goals earned him the Golden Boot; while the "Millermen"'s title chase fell just short, he was a key player and swept the Players' Player, Sportswriters' Player, Foreigner, and Forward of the season awards. In season XXVII, he scored 14 goals as Turkish did win the title; the following campaign he would rack up 15 and set up plenty from Samuel Taha. Turkish were a very well-rounded side in season XXIX, winning both the league and the third Champions Cup, but he still made a case for being considered "probably...the key man" with ten goals. He would score forty-two for the national team.