Longtime Blast Goalkeeper William Vanzela Aims For More Than Championships In Baltimore
Goalkeeper William Vanzela, who is beginning his eighth season with the Baltimore Blast Nov. 22, has another MASL title in mind, but his ambitions in Baltimore extend beyond that. He's working to shape the next generation of soccer players from the area as a coach.
After Falling Short Last Season, Baltimore Blast Has Renewed Sense Of Hunger
The Baltimore Blast came up short in the quest for a fourth straight MASL title last season, and the team is back to rectify that this season. "Once you taste that success, you want to keep tasting it," head coach Danny Kelly said. "... There's a hunger to get back there."
Baltimore Blast Announces Preseason Roster
The Baltimore Blast's 2019-20 preseason roster includes a key core of returning stars, including All-MASL players Adriano Dos Santos, Tony Donatelli, Jonatas Melo, William Vanzela, Vini Dantas and Ibrahima "Kalou" Keita.
Quantrell Jones A Big Presence In Net For UMBC Men's Soccer
Quantrell Jones looks like a football player, but soccer is the UMBC goalkeeper's sanctuary. "It's like my happy place," Jones said. "It's somewhere I can go and I can relax and I can have fun. It's that one place where every little thing goes away for me."
Baltimore Blast Announce 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule
The Baltimore Blast will play a 24-game regular season schedule in 2019-20, starting off at home against Utica City FC Nov. 22.
Brian Saramago, Barry Sharifi Have Championship Aspirations For Final Year With Loyola Men's Soccer
Seniors Brian Saramago and Barry Sharifi have already accomplished a lot with Loyola men's soccer, but this year they're determined to lead the Greyhounds to something the program hasn't accomplished in a decade: a league championship.
Pete Caringi: Last Year's Title Game Loss Motivation For UMBC Men's Soccer
"It kind of burns in your memory," UMBC men's soccer coach Pete Caringi said of losing to UNH in the America East championship game last year. "And it's one of the reasons to train all summer long to try and get back to that game and hopefully get a better result."
Baltimore Celtic Club Soccer Seeking Three Titles At Youth National Championships
The Baltimore Celtic club soccer program had a club-record three teams qualify for to the 2019 US Youth National Championships, which run July 23-July 28 in Overland Park, Kan. The U-19 squad is seeking a third straight national title.
Former Terps Soccer Star Donovan Pines Fulfilling Dream Of Playing For D.C. United
Donovan Pines' development as a high-level soccer player began at River Hill High School and came to a head during his junior year at Maryland. Now the defender is fulfilling his dream of playing professionally for D.C. United, and there might be more on the way.
Joanna Lohman On USWNT's World Cup Win: 'They Answered Everything On The Field'
Joanna Lohman, a Silver Spring, Md., native who played on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2001-2007, commended this year's team for staying focused and together throughout the World Cup. "They answered everything on the field," she said.
Glenn Clark: Soccer's The Thing Worth Discussing Regarding USWNT's World Cup Run
Glenn Clark says it was an honor to watch the U.S. women's national soccer team throughout the World Cup, but he says it's a shame the media didn't talk enough about the actual soccer.
Carin Gabarra, Shannon Higgins-Cirovski On World Cup, U.S. Women's National Team
Navy women's soccer coach Carin Gabarra and former Maryland women's soccer coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, both of whom were part of the U.S. women's national team that won the 1991 World Cup, offer their take on this year's World Cup team.
Baltimore Blast To Play At SECU Arena Through 2024-25 Season
The Baltimore Blast and Towson University announced April 18 that the Blast will continue playing at SECU Arena through the 2024-25 season. The team is 23-2 all time at SECU.
Baltimore Blast Defender Mike Deasel Puts Out Fires On And Off The Field
Mike Deasel puts out fires -- figuratively and literally. The defender is helping the Baltimore Blast push for a fourth straight league championship while working as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department in Essex, Md.