Goalie William Vanzela returned from a groin injury that had sidelined him for two months to earn the championship MVP.
It was the Blast's ninth league championship since 2000. Even Alabama football has to be impressed by the Blast's consistent dominance.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019