Soccer Archive: May - December 2009
Getting Kicks is Family Tradition
A 5-foot-11 midfielder, Pat Healey is the third Healey, behind his father and grandfather, to carve his name in local soccer circles.
Blast Win Equals First Place in MISL
The Blast were back at 1st Mariner for a rematch of their last home game against the Philadelphia KiXX. Not only did they hold Philly to eight points for the 9-8 win, but they also set themselves in the No. 1 spot in the MISL.
Blast Beat KiXX For First Win
In a spectacular second-half rally Saturday night against the Philadelphia KiXX, the Blast stole their first win at home in front of 6,511 fans and the first of 2009 with a 19-8 win.
First-Half Missteps Seal Rockford Win
It seemed to start out like a repeat of last year’s championship matchup -- 60 minutes littered with penalties and rough play to rival that of any rugby match -- but the Blast’s Friday the 13th rematch against Rockford didn’t end quite the same.
Blast Has Bright Mixture Of Vets And Young Faces
The Blast may be defending champions, but they need all hands on deck if they plan to repeat in this season’s more competitive league.
Blast Prep for Title Without Wakefield
The Blast begin practice today before kicking off 2009 with a rematch against the Rampage. And fans will recognize the identical roster to the one that shred Rockford in last season’s championship game, minus one big exception.
Greyhounds Not Short On Experience
While this season may not be shaping up as well as Loyola's men's soccer team had hoped, the Greyhounds have the groundwork and the unique combination of backgrounds to turn the record around.
Blast Title Defense Kicks Off Nov. 13
The Baltimore Blast will begin training camp Oct. 26 and play their 2009-10 home opener on Friday, Nov. 13 at 1st Mariner Arena. The game is scheduled for a 7:35 p.m. kickoff and will feature a celebration of the team’s 2009 NISL Championship.
Terps Know They’re Targets
The Maryland men's soccer team lost five starters from last year’s national champion squad, leaving the back line open, young and vulnerable.
Harada Trains With Crystal Palace UK
Crystal Palace Baltimore's Shintaro Harada has been called up to train with sister club Crystal Palace FC in London.
Fourth Mayor's Cup A Success
Cementing an impressive dynasty, Cameroon won the Baltimore International Festival's Mayor's Cup for the fourth time in five years as F.C. Spartan defeated the Senegal team in the championship game Sunday, 2-1.
Int'l Soccer Makes Baltimore Debut
The highly-anticipated matchup between AC Milan and Chelsea is set for Friday night, and Baltimore is ready with a newly-installed field and a sold-out stadium.
A No. 1 Reward
As part of the Baltimore Bays' partnership with Chelsea FC of England, Chelsea coaches will be coming to Baltimore to help mentor the Bays' youth coaches.
Wittman's Drive To Succeed Has Not Diminished
From playing for the Blast to coaching the team, and from guiding the Johns Hopkins women's soccer team to exploring new opportunities for outdoor soccer in Maryland, Tim Wittman has been an integral part of the game in Baltimore.
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