Soccer Archive: March / April 2008
Blast Eye Title After Wins Over Wave
After missing last season’s playoffs by a game, the Baltimore Blast wasted no time accomplishing their ultimate goal -- a chance to compete for the MISL title.
Teamwork Sends Blast Past Ironmen
With Blast drew on their postseason experience last week to defeat the Ironmen in two games and advance to the MISL semifinals against No. 2 Milwaukee.
Blast coach Danny Kelly believes that passion and preparation can mean another title for Baltimore soccer fans.
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2008 MISL Playoffs: Team By Team
Get ready for the MISL playoffs with a quick look at the six teams in this year's postseason.
Celenza Was Ready, Willing And Able
Battling an ankle injury, Giuliano Celenza hadn’t played since March 7, but he let the Storm know he was back on Saturday, scoring in the second quarter and then destroying Chicago’s comeback effort with an unassisted shot in the fourth.
Late Start No Obstacle For Gonzaga
Lucio Gonzaga may have gotten a late start with the Baltimore Blast, but he didn’t waste a second making up for lost time.
Rookie Pierce Learning Ropes
Rookie defender Ryan Pierce, who has 10 blocks this season, recorded his first goal against the Philadelphia KiXX March 7.
Blast players make a special effort to let fans know they're part of the community -- whether it’s participating in camps or working part-time and offseason jobs.
Veteran, Rookie Make Dynamic Duo
In indoor soccer, every player must be a defender at some point, and Baltimore Blast coach Danny Kelly won’t let his team forget that.
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