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#21 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:01 PM

Of yeah, much of the area to the north is pretty crappy, no doubt about that. I would advocate clearing a large section of that area and turning into a significant downtown park.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

MASL ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE AND DIVISION ALIGNMENTS FOR 2017-2018

 

KANSAS CITY (September 19, 2017) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced today the divisional and conference alignments for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The MASL enters its fourth season with an eye towards further stability and long-term growth.

 

Over the last three seasons, the league has taken measures to stabilize and grow the league and heads into the 2017-2018 season with a roster of at least 24 teams in the MASL pyramid, including an expected 8-12 teams in the newly formed MASL2.

 

With many teams having already released dates for their respective home-openers, the full 2017-2018 MASL schedule is set to be released in the next week. The league will be split into an Eastern and Western Conference with two divisions in each conference.

 

The schedule will highlight both traditional and regional rivalries, putting more importance on each regular season victory.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE


Central Division

Cedar Rapids Rampage
Kansas City Comets

Milwaukee Wave

St. Louis Ambush

Eastern Division

Baltimore Blast

Florida Tropics

Harrisburg Heat

Syracuse Silver Knights


 

WESTERN CONFERENCE


Pacific Division

Ontario Fury

San Diego Sockers

Tacoma Stars

Turlock Express

Southwest Division

El Paso Coyotes

Monterrey Flash

RGV Barracudas

Soles de Sonora


 

The MASL is excited about the return of the RGV Barracudas and Monterrey Flash to the schedule, with the first Canadian franchise set to begin play in Toronto in 2018-2019. In addition, the Kansas City Comets will remain in the MASL 1st Division after an offseason restructuring of the team’s ownership and management. Commissioner Joshua Schaub will continue to explore options for further league expansion in future seasons.

 

“Last season was so exciting for me, as I’m sure it was for many of our fans,” said MASL commissioner Joshua Schaub. “I am very excited to continue with the MASL and watch as the sport of arena soccer continues to grow across North America.”

 

The Chicago Mustangs have elected to play this season in the brand new MASL2. This new league will be focused on discovering and developing arena soccer players in a competitive atmosphere, while expanding the reach of arena soccer across North America. Atletico Baja is exploring the option of playing in MASL2 while they reorganize their operations as well. The Dallas Sidekicks will be inactive for the 2017-2018 season, but the team is already working with the league and the Allen Event Center to make the Sidekicks return in 2018-2019 a smooth one.

 

ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501©6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:51 PM

MASL ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE AND DIVISION ALIGNMENTS FOR 2017-2018

 

KANSAS CITY (September 19, 2017) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced today the divisional and conference alignments for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The MASL enters its fourth season with an eye towards further stability and long-term growth.

 

Over the last three seasons, the league has taken measures to stabilize and grow the league and heads into the 2017-2018 season with a roster of at least 24 teams in the MASL pyramid, including an expected 8-12 teams in the newly formed MASL2.

 

With many teams having already released dates for their respective home-openers, the full 2017-2018 MASL schedule is set to be released in the next week. The league will be split into an Eastern and Western Conference with two divisions in each conference.

 

The schedule will highlight both traditional and regional rivalries, putting more importance on each regular season victory.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE


Central Division

Cedar Rapids Rampage
Kansas City Comets

Milwaukee Wave

St. Louis Ambush

Eastern Division

Baltimore Blast

Florida Tropics

Harrisburg Heat

Syracuse Silver Knights


 

WESTERN CONFERENCE


Pacific Division

Ontario Fury

San Diego Sockers

Tacoma Stars

Turlock Express

Southwest Division

El Paso Coyotes

Monterrey Flash

RGV Barracudas

Soles de Sonora


 

The MASL is excited about the return of the RGV Barracudas and Monterrey Flash to the schedule, with the first Canadian franchise set to begin play in Toronto in 2018-2019. In addition, the Kansas City Comets will remain in the MASL 1st Division after an offseason restructuring of the team’s ownership and management. Commissioner Joshua Schaub will continue to explore options for further league expansion in future seasons.

 

“Last season was so exciting for me, as I’m sure it was for many of our fans,” said MASL commissioner Joshua Schaub. “I am very excited to continue with the MASL and watch as the sport of arena soccer continues to grow across North America.”

 

The Chicago Mustangs have elected to play this season in the brand new MASL2. This new league will be focused on discovering and developing arena soccer players in a competitive atmosphere, while expanding the reach of arena soccer across North America. Atletico Baja is exploring the option of playing in MASL2 while they reorganize their operations as well. The Dallas Sidekicks will be inactive for the 2017-2018 season, but the team is already working with the league and the Allen Event Center to make the Sidekicks return in 2018-2019 a smooth one.

 

ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE

The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501©6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.

It has been years since I went to a game, but the Towson arena is less than 2 miles from my house, so might take in a few.


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:48 AM

BLAST ANNOUNCE 2017-2018 SCHEDULE

BLAST SET TO DEFEND RON NEWMAN CUP

Baltimore – The Baltimore Blast released its 2017-2018 season schedule today with the team hosting the Cedar Rapids Rampage on November 10th to open the season. The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) will feature 16 teams each playing a 22-game slate.  Baltimore will play in the Eastern Division along with Florida, Harrisburg, and Syracuse. Blast opponents from outside the division include Cedar Rapids, Ontario, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Milwaukee.

The Blast are looking forward to their move to SECU Arena at Towson University. It is a beautiful new arena on a safe campus with great site lines. Parking is free (included in the ticket price) and it is easy to enter and exit the arena. Concessions will be less expensive and more plentiful. The Blast will be holding an open house at SECU Arena on Saturday, October 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Fans are welcome to see the arena with the field in place and have an opportunity to buy season tickets.

Keeping with the Baltimore Blast tradition of affordable family entertainment, fans will be treated to various promotional nights throughout the season which will be announced at a later date. Promotional nights throughout the season include youth t-shirt night, mini soccer ball night, Hall of Fame night, bobble head night, first responder’s appreciation, Boy and Girl scouts nights, cancer awareness, and more.

The Blast will play Friday home games at 7:35p.m. and this season Saturday’s kickoff will be at 6:05p.m., while Sunday’s home games have been moved to 3:05p.m.

Season tickets and mini plans for the 2017-2018 Blast season are currently available, while single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale October 9th.  Season tickets and mini plans are available through the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST (410-732-5278).  Single-game tickets will be available at all TicketMaster outlets including TicketMaster at 410-547-SEAT.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or through the Blast office.

For additional information on Blast tickets, call the Blast at 410-73-BLAST.

The complete 2017-2018 Blast regular-season schedule follows.

BALTIMORE BLAST 2017-2018 SCHEDULE

 

Date                                                             Opponent                                    Eastern Time

Friday, November 10                                vs. Cedar Rapids Rampage                      7:35 p.m.

Friday, November 17                                vs. Syracuse Silver Knights                      7:35 p.m.

Saturday, November 18                                 at Florida Tropics                                            7:35 p.m.

Friday, December 1                                  vs. Ontario Fury                                           7:35 p.m.

Saturday, December 2                             vs. St. Louis Ambush                                 6:05 p.m.

Sunday, December 10                              vs. Florida Tropics                                     3:05 p.m.

Friday, December 15                                      at Florida Tropics                                              7:35 p.m.

Saturday, December 16                                 at Harrisburg Heat                                            7:05 p.m.

Saturday, December 30                               at Kansas City Comets                                        8:05 p.m.

Sunday, December 31                                 at Cedar Rapids Rampage                                   4:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 6                                 vs. Harrisburg Heat                                     6:05 p.m.

Friday, January 12                                      at Syracuse Silver Knights                                   7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 19                                    vs. Kansas City Comets                            7:35 p.m.

Saturday, January 20                               vs. Harrisburg Heat                                   6:05 p.m.

Friday, January 26                                          at Harrisburg Heat                                          7:35 p.m.

Saturday, February 3                                vs. Syracuse Silver Knights                     6:05 p.m.

Saturday, February 10                                 at Milwaukee Wave                                           2:05 p.m.

Friday, February 16                                     at Cedar Rapids Rampage                                 8:35 p.m.

Saturday, February 17                                 at Milwaukee Wave                                           8:05 p.m.

Friday, February 23                                   vs. Milwaukee Wave                                 7:35 p.m.

Saturday, February 24                               vs. Florida Tropics                                   6:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 4                                          at Syracuse Silver Knights                                4:05 p.m.

 

Home games are in bold



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:54 AM

BLAST ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONAL NIGHTS

Replica Jersey T-Shirt, Bobble Head Giveaway, Cancer Survivor Game

 

The Baltimore Blast announce their promotions and giveaways for the 2017-2018 season. The giveaways include replica jersey t-shirts featuring Blast defender Adriano Dos Santos, mini ball night, and a bobble head giveaway honoring last season’s postseason MVP, Vini Dantas.    

Promotional nights including a Championship Ring Ceremony, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Education is a Blast game, and Fan Appreciation are listed below. The dates of the Cancer Awareness night, First Responders night, and Archdiocese of Baltimore night will be added at a date to be determined.

Blast season tickets, five-game mini plans and single game tickets are on sale through the Blast office by calling 410-73-BLAST (410-732-5278). Single game tickets are also available through all TicketMaster outlets by calling 410-547-SEAT or purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com

 

2017-18 Baltimore Blast Promotional Nights Calendar:

November 10th – Championship Celebration – Ring Ceremony

November 17th – Adriano Dos Santos Replica Jersey T-Shirt giveaway (first 1,000 fans 14 & under)

January 6th – Junior Blast Cheerleaders Night

January 20th – Boy Scout Night

February 3rd – Mini Ball giveaway (first 1,000 fans 14 & under) – Girl Scout Night – Education is a Blast Night

February 23rd – Vini Dantas Bobblehead Giveaway (first 1,000 fans 18+)

February 24th – Fan Appreciation Night – Junior Blast Club Night - Hall of Fame Induction



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:33 AM

BSL: 2017-18 Baltimore Blast
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

Blast Press Release:

 

 

Blast Defeat Wave 6-5

Clinch a spot in the playoffs

 

The Blast clinched a spot in the playoffs by defeating Milwaukee 6-5. In front of a crowd of 3,476, Vini Dantas recorded two goals for the Blast and Tony Donatelli got the game-winning goal with 7 seconds left. Ian Bennett had two goals for the Wave.

 

Vini Dantas got on the board first for the Blast with a free-kick goal on the power play. Milwaukee answered two minutes later on a goal by Guilherme Vega to tie the game at 1. Goalkeeper Joey Kapinos made some big saves for the Blast to keep the game tied at 1 after one quarter. Milwaukee was able to break through with two straight goals in the second quarter. Daniel Chamale scored just 28 seconds into the quarter and Ricardinho Sobreira scored to give the Wave a 3-1 lead at halftime.

The Blast came out of the half strong, scoring four straight goals and playing tight defense.  Goals from Jonatas Melo, Andrew Hoxie, Jereme Raley, and Vini Dantas gave the Blast a 5-3 lead. Ian Bennett would answer for Milwaukee with two straight goals of his own, tying the game at 5-5 with 22 seconds left. Tony Donatelli quickly answered with the winning goal with just 7 seconds remaining.

 

The win is the 9th straight win for the Blast. The Blast went 1-2 on the power play and were 1-1 on the penalty kill. Donatelli had one goal and one assist and Kapinos had 20 saves for Baltimore. Veiga had one goal and one assist and Max Ferdinand recorded two assists for Milwaukee. Goalkeeper Josh Lemos had 6 saves for the Wave.

 

The Blast are back in action with 2 games next weekend. They travel to Cedar Rapids on Friday, February 16th to take on the Rampage at 8:35 pm EST and then travel to Milwaukee on Saturday, February 17th to take on the Wave at 8:05 p.m. EST. Both games can be streamed at MASL.tv or on the MASL app.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

The 2018 MASL Ron Newman Cup Playoffs begin on Thursday, March 8th.

 

The Blast travel to Syracuse on Thursday, March 8th at 7:05 p.m. EST for Game 1 of the Eastern Divisional Championship.

Game Two will be Sunday, March 11th at 5:05 p.m. at SECU Arena at Towson University.

 

Attached File  2017-2018 Ron Newman Cup Playoff Media Guide.pdf   3.7MB   0 downloads



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:40 PM

2018 RON NEWMAN CUP SET FOR MARCH 25, 2018
BETWEEN MONTERREY FLASH AND BALTIMORE BLAST

KANSAS CITY (March 19, 2017) – Following the completion of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals this past weekend, the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced the schedule for the 2018 Ron Newman Cup Championship. The Monterrey Flash, as the owners of the league’s best regular season record, will host the Baltimore Blast on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. CST/ 7:05 p.m. EST.

The Blast have reached the finals in 10 of their last 11 seasons, winning five championships (2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2017) during that period. This will be the third time the Blast have played Monterrey in the championship. The Blast defeated Monterrey in 2008 and lost to the Flash in the 2015 MASL title game. There are eighteen players from that 2015 game on this year’s rosters, with each team returning nine players. The Blast have won 8 championships in the last 15 years, and are seeking their 10th overall championship on Sunday.

As part of the Championship Week festivities, the MASL will host a Press Conference on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time/ 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. At the press conference, Commissioner Joshua Schaub will speak on the state of the league, award the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.

On Sunday, fans of arena soccer can enjoy a full day of Championship excitement on MASLtv. The MASL’s developmental league, MASL2 (M2), will broadcast the inaugural M2 Third Place Game at 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time and the Championship game at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

RON NEWMAN CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Monterrey Flash vs Baltimore Blast – Sunday, March 25, 5:05 p.m. CST/ 7:05 p.m. EST at Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:06 PM

Blast Win 3rd Straight MASL Championship

Defeat Monterrey 4-3

 

The Blast won their third straight championship after defeating the Flash 4-3 in Monterrey. In front of a crowd of 8,220, the Blast used a strong defensive effort and good goalkeeping to complete their three-peat. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela was named Championship MVP.

 

The Blast came out strong in the first half, scoring three unanswered goals. Vini Dantas got on the board first to give the Blast a 1-0 lead after the 1st quarter. Andrew Hoxie scored and Daniel Peruzzi added a power play goal with 52 seconds left in the half to take a 3-0 lead. The Blast defense limited Monterrey’s scoring chances, and the game went to halftime at 3-0.

The teams would trade goals to start the second half, with each team scoring off a free-kick restart. Edgar Gonzalez scored for Monterrey and Juan Pereira scored for the Blast to give the Blast a 4-1 lead. Monterrey came back with two straight goals in the fourth quarter. Efrain Martinez and Lourenco Andrade scored for the Flash to make the game interesting. The Blast defense was able to hold off the late Monterrey rally for a 4-3 win.

The Blast went 1-2 on the power play and Monterrey did not have a power play opportunity. Pat Healey recorded two assists in the game for Baltimore. Carlos Farias, Miguel Vaca, and Armando Teran each had an assist for Monterrey.

MASL Match Report

Match: Monterrey Flash vs. Baltimore Blast

Date: March 25, 2018

Venue: Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Kickoff: 5:05 p.m. CST/ 7:05 p.m. EDT

Attendance: 8,220

 

Scoring Summary:

Goals                1       2          3          4          F

Monterrey       0        0          1          2          3

Baltimore        1         2          0          1          4






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