| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:32 PM
That first goal is so often the most difficult to get in the Major Indoor Soccer League, with the net seemingly smaller and smaller for the frustrated team as each minute passes by.
For the defending league champion Blast — playing its home opener...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The Blast has the ideal primer for the upcoming Major Indoor Soccer League playoffs as the team closes out its regular season at 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday — a game against the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave.
The rivalry is...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The Blast completed its 2012-13 regular season with a fundamentally sound stamp of approval Saturday night against the two-time defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion Milwaukee Wave.
In a showdown for first place, the Blast defended more closely,...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
With the return of the Orlando Solar Bears this week -- taking to the ice here Saturday for the first time in 11 years -- it's a good time to look back at some of the many professional teams that once called Orlando home.
Central Florida isn't just...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Blast signed five players Wednesday, including two goalkeepers, team president and general manager Kevin Healey announced.
Troy Hernandez and William Vanzela will help the Blast replace veteran goalkeeper Sagu and backup Akira Fitzgerald (Loyola...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Nervous, but ready.
That's how Troy Hernandez, one of the Blast's two new goalkeepers this season, described the first time he walked on a soccer field as a professional player.
He was playing outdoors for the Wilmington Hammerheads in the USL Pro...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 7:53 PM
It's no secret the Blast will need its offense cranked up on high to win games in the Major Indoor Soccer League this season, at least early on as the team breaks in two rookie goalkeepers who are brand new to the indoor game.
If Saturday night's home...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Last August, as is their custom, Loyola's Gigi Mangione and her father spent an afternoon in their backyard in Parkville, kicking the ball and talking soccer. They do it every summer — a casual bonding between a dad, who once played for the Blast,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Site: 1st Mariner Arena
When: Friday, 7:35 p.m.
Outloook: Call it rivalry weekend for Baltimore. While the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, the feeling is similar when the Blast plays the Wave. In a rematch...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:44 PM
The Blast impressed in winning its first three games of the Major Indoor Soccer League season, but the team knew Friday night's visit from the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave would provide a greater assessment of where it stood in the...