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Blast improve to 14-3 with win over Roar

Posted on 22 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST DEFEATS ROAR ON FRIDAY NIGHT

 

The Pennsylvania Roar visited Baltimore, Friday February 21st for the team’s fifth matchup of the season. The Blast improved their record to 14-3 with a 23-6 win against the Roar.

 

After a scoreless first quarter, Lucas Roque, from the Baltimore Blast, scored a three point goal 3:58 into the game to give the Blast a 3-0 lead. Mike Lookingland assisted Tony Donatelli for the second Blast goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 5-0.

 

Blast’s Adauto Neto scored the first goal in the third quarter, assisted by Diego Zuniga 1:29 into the second half. The Blast extended their lead with a goal scored by Levi Houapeu and assisted by J.T. Noone. Minutes later, Diego Zuniga, assisted by Tony Donatelli, brought the score to 11-0.  Roar’s, Jordan Thomas, got his team on the board first, 6:54 into the quarter with an assist from Angel Rivillo-Riuz. Shortly after Angel Rivillo-Riuz helped the Roar to their second goal of the night when he assisted Kingsley Onwuka. The Blast bounced back with a goal from Tony Donatelli, assisted by Adauto Neto. On a restart, Mike Lookingland added another goal for the Blast and helped the Blast to a 15-4 lead at the end of the third quarter.

 

Adriano Dos Santos got the Blast going early in the fourth quarter with a 3-point goal. The Blast added another 3-point goal 3:33into the four quarter from Max Ferdinand, also unassisted. Shortly after, J.T. Noone extended the Blast lead to 23-4, and Adauto Neto assisted his second goal of the night. With ten minutes remaining in the final quarter, Kyle Martyn scored for the Roar off an assist from Angel Rivillo-Ruiz.  At the final whistle the Blast improved their record to 14-3 and beat the Roar 23-6.

 

The Blast were led offensively by Tony Donatelli, who had 2 goals and 1 assist in tonight’s victory against the Roar. Adauto Neto also attributed 1 goal and 2 assists, lifting the Blast to a 23-6 victory. Troy Hernandez improves his personal record to 4-0, protecting the goal with 3 saves, while the Baltimore defense only allowed 3 goals.

 

The Baltimore Blast takes on the Syracuse Silver Knights tomorrow night, February 22nd at home at 6:05pm for the fourth matchup of the year. Syracuse are 10-7 and are trying to secure the third seed in the playoff. Kenardo Forbes leads the Knights with 55 points and Machel Millwood has 51. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.

 


Photos Taken By Dave Rippeto 

 

Upcoming  Regular Season Games

2/22 Baltimore vs. Syracuse, 6:05pm EST

2/23 Baltimore @ Rochester, 3:00pm EST

3/2 Baltimore @ Pennsylvania, 4:05pm EST

 

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Cabral thrilled to return to Baltimore for HOF induction

Posted on 21 February 2014 by WNST Audio

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Blast open stretch of three games in three days Friday

Posted on 20 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Three in A Row:  Friday, February 21 vs. Pennsylvania Roar; February 22 vs. Syracuse Silver Knights; February 23 at Rochester Lancers 

Just the Facts:

Friday, February 21st

Baltimore Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

Baltimore Arena, 7:05pm EST.

Saturday, February 22nd

Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

Baltimore Arena, 6:05pm EST

Sunday, February 23rd 

Baltimore Blast vs. Rochester Lancers

Blue Cross Arena, 3:00pm EST.

 

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE! http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBaltimoreBlast

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 13-3 after last week’s win against Missouri

Pennsylvania Roar: 1-15 after last week’s loss against Milwaukee

Syracuse Silver Knights: 10-7 after last week’s win against Rochester

Rochester Lancers: 5-12 after last week’s loss against Syracuse

Mike Lookingland Leads the Blast with 44 points. Max Ferdinand (33), Tony Donatelli (34), Marco Mangione (26), and Lucas Roque (26) also sit among league leaders.

2/9 Comets Game Recap:

After beating the Ambush on Thursday night, Baltimore kept their momentum and defeated the Comets 18-4. Mike Lookingland, who led the Blast with 6 points on Thursday (2/6) against St. Louis, scored a hat trick against the Comets including a three point goal.

Defense Wins Games:

The Blast lead the league in points against with only 79 on the season. Lookingland is first in the league with 30 blocks and Pat Healey is fifth with 25. With strong defense and William Vanzela in goal, the Blast are able to hold opponents to very few scoring chances. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 10-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.27) and first in the league in save percentage (.839). 

The Competition 2/21:

The Blast and Roar meet again for the fifth time this season. The Blast are 4-0 against the Roar with 2 matchup’s remaining this season. The Roar are 1-15 on the season and the Blast look to prevent them from getting their first road win. The Roar are coached by Eric Puls.

The Competition 2/22:

The Blast’s final regular season home game comes against the last team to beat the Blast. The Syracuse Silver Knights are 10-7 and looking to make a playoff push. Kenardo Forbes leads the Knights with 55 points and Machel Millwood has 51. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.

The Competition 2/23:

The Blast meet the Rochester Lancers for the 4th time this season looking to remain perfect against them. Rochester is 5-15 and sitting in 5th place in the MISL. Mauricio Salles leads the Lancers with 36 points while Jake Schindler anchors the defense and has 22 blocks on the season. The Lancers are coached by Josh Rife.

Upcoming Games:

Sunday, March 2nd @ Pennsylvania Roar– 4:05 p.m.

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Blast to host playoff game March 11

Posted on 17 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST TO HOST PLAYOFF GAME ON MARCH 11

Playoff Tickets Go on Sale Thursday at Noon

Baltimore – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today the provisional schedule for the post season games.  The Semi Final Round will be #1 vs. #4 and #2 vs. #3 in the league. The Blast, 13-3 on the season, will be playing either the Syracuse Silver Knightsaway on March 7th or Missouri Comets away on March 9th, depending on their results from the remainder of the season.  The Baltimore Blast will host game 2 at the Baltimore Arena on Tuesday March 11 at 7:35pm.

Missouri has a record of 10-7 and currently holds a half game lead over Syracuse (10-6) but Syracuse has the tie breaker because of 2 wins in the regular season. The Silver Knights, who have three regular-season games remaining, travel to Baltimore on Saturday to play the Blast. On Sunday 2/23, Syracuse plays Pennsylvania at home and then Rochester at home on 3/2. The Comets have 4 games left in the regular season and play the Ambush at home on Saturday 2/22. The Comets play their remaining 3 games away; Milwaukee (2/23), St. Louis (2/27 ), and Milwaukee (3/2)

The Blast have their last two regular season home games this weekend at the Baltimore Arena. On Friday they play the Pennsylvania Roar at 7:05pm and Saturday, 6:05pm against the Syracuse Silver Knights. On Sunday the Blast will travel to Rochester to play the Lancers at 3:00pm. Baltimore ends their regular season on the road against the Roar on March 2nd at 4:05pm.

Each round of the playoff will consist of a home-and-home series.  If the series is tied after the two games, there will be a 15-minute mini game immediately following the second game.  The teams will play the full 15 minutes and if the game is tied at the conclusion, a 15-minute sudden-death period will be played.  The teams will continue to play 15-minute sudden-death matches until a winner is determined.

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Blast wrap road trip with blowout win over Comets

Posted on 09 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST DEFEATS COMETS AND LOOKINGLAND HAS A HAT TRICK

The Blast traveled to Missouri to play the Comets for the second time this season. After beating the Ambush on Thursdaynight, Baltimore kept their momentum and came out with another victory tonight, 18-4 against the Comets. The Blast are now 13-3 on the season.

Lucio Gonzago got the Blast on the board first when he scored a 3-point power play goal, 6:41 left in the quarter off an assist from Adauto Neto.  Gonzaga had the lone goal in the first quarter and the Blast went into the second, 3-0 against the Comets.

Mike Lookingland, who led the Blast with 6 points on Thursday against St. Louis, scored the first goal of the second quarter from an assist by Pat Healey. This was Lookingland’s 39th point of the season.  Less than 5 minutes later, Tony Donatelli assisted Max Ferdinand’s goal with 4:39 left in the second quarter.  At the end of the first half, the Blast led the Comets 7-0.

Two minutes into the second half the Comets got their first goal of the night from a power play; John Sosa assisted Bryan Perez.  Less than 5 minutes later Mike Lookingland scored his second goal of the night from a penalty kick.  With 5 minutes left in the third quarter, Lookingland scored his third goal of the night off a restart. This was also his 3rd 3-point goal of the season.  22 seconds later, Mike Deasel assisted Marco Mangione for the Blast’s 5th goal of the night. At the end of the third quarter, the Comets trailed the Blast, 14-2.

Alex Megson from the Comets got his team on the board first in the fourth quarter; Lucas Rodriguez assisted his goal with10:00 left on the clock. Less than one minute later, Lucas Roque scored off an assist from Tony Donatelli. At 6:31 on the clock, Roque helped the Blast with their 8th goal of the night when he assisted Diego Zuniga’s goal. At the final whistle, the Blast beat the Comets 18-4.

               

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Blast:
     3   4   7   4  18Comets: 0   0   2   2   4

 

Upcoming Games:

2/21 Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar, 7:05pm

2/22 Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights, 6:05pm

2/23 Blast @ Rochester Lancers, 3:00pm

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Blast wrap road swing Sunday at Missouri

Posted on 08 February 2014 by WNST Staff

GAME PREVIEW:

Blast Take On Comets: Sunday, February 9th.

 

Just the Facts:

Sunday, February 9th

Baltimore Blast vs. Missouri Comets

Independence Events Center, 4:10pm EST.

 

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE!

http://www.youtube.com/user/MISLComets

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 12-3 after win against Ambush

Missouri Comets: 9-5 after win against St. Louis

Mike Lookingland Leads the Blast with 31 points. Max Ferdinand (30), Tony Donatelli (29), Aduato Neto (25), Marco Mangione (24), and Lucas Roque (23) also sit among league leaders.

 

2/6 Ambush Game Recap:

The Baltimore Blast defeated St. Louis 12-6 on the road Thursday night. Offensively, Mike Lookingland led the Blast with 6 points, 2 goals and 2 assists. William Vanzela, who has been named to the MISL Team of the week 5 times, recorded 3 saves in the win.

 

Defense Wins Games:

The Blast lead the league in points against with only 75 on the season. Lookingland is third in the league with 27 blocks and Pat Healey is tied for fourth with 24. With strong defense and William Vanzela in goal, the Blast are able to hold opponents to very few scoring chances. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 9-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.37) and first in the league in save percentage (.836).  

 

The Competition 2/9:

The Blast take on the Missouri Comets for the second time this season. The Blast defeated the Comets earlier in the season 14-6. The Comets are led offensively by Vahid Assadpour who leads the MISL with 55 points. Forward Leo Gibson also has 50 points on the season as the Comets high powered offense looks to find opportunities against the strong Blast defense. The Comets are coached by Vlatko Andonovski.

 

Upcoming Games

(EST)

Friday, February 21st vs. Pennsylvania Roar 7:05p.m.

Saturday, February 22nd vs. Syracuse Silver Knights 6:05p.m.

Sunday, February 23rd at Rochester Lancers 3:00p.m.

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How long does it take to clean two championship banners?

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How long does it take to clean two championship banners?

Posted on 07 February 2014 by Drew Forrester

My family attended Disney on Ice last night at the Baltimore Arena.

As a side note, if you have young children and can make it down there by Sunday, there are worse ways to spend two hours.  It was fun, full of energy and even old folks like us will recognize a lot of their skating characters.

I had a good time last night despite the fact that I was completely aggravated about twenty seconds into my entry into the building.

As Robert Palmer would sing once upon a time — “I’m…..looking for clues.”

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Without fail, anytime I go to an event in the Baltimore Arena, I always take a glance up to the rafters to see the Blast championship banners that hang from Lombard Street aside of the building.  I worked for the team in ’82-83, ’83-84 and ’84′-85, which were also years the Blast captured the Eastern Division championship in the MISL.  We also won the league title in 1983-84.  Those are the four banners that represent “the old days” of the Blast and they’re still up…a faded yellow, perhaps, but still hanging in the ceiling of the Arena.  There are other Blast banners hanging, as well, symbolic of the excellence established by in “the current era” which started in 1998.

They were all hanging up on Thursday night, right where they should be.

Two other banners, though, were missing.

In 1992-93 and 1993-94 the Baltimore Spirit – an entry in the National Professional Soccer League – won the Eastern Division Championship.  For the uninitiated, the Spirit came about after the MISL (which contained the Blast) folded following the 1991-92 campaign.  Faced with the prospect of having no indoor soccer in Baltimore for the first time since 1980, a local businessman – Bill Stealey – put an expansion team in the league and was essentially forced to “re-name” the franchise due to a legal situation involving the old league (a “union league”) and the new league (“non union”) and the fact that the “new owner” and “old owner” couldn’t agree on a price tag for the Blast name and logo.

Make no mistake about it, though, the Spirit was the Blast.  Kenny Cooper was the man in charge, the fan base was identical, a large number of players carried over from the MISL to the NPSL and other than the name – Spirit – nothing changed from the final days of the Blast in June of 1992.

The tradition of great Blast soccer carried over to ’92-93 and ’93-94 when the Spirit won those two Eastern Division titles.

Naturally, having worked in the Arena as part of the Blast and Spirit from 1981 until 1998, anytime I go to the Arena I glance up at the Blast banners at the Lombard Street end and then to the Spirit banners at the Baltimore Street end.

Except last night, the two Spirit banners weren’t there.

Blast banners:  there

Spirit banners: not there

I immediately went to Facebook and asked, “Who is responsible for the Spirit banners not being there?”  I also called it “bush-league” that they weren’t up there.

A few Facebook friends quickly chimed in to tell me they haven’t been up for a couple of years.

Evidently, they’re being cleaned.

For a couple of years.

Who’s cleaning them, the Orioles?

A Blast representative reached out to me quickly and assured me the current team has nothing to do with the removal of the Spirit banners from the rafters.

I hope that’s true.

I’d be very disappointed to find out the Blast called for those banners to be removed.

The person who told me the current organization had nothing to do with the Spirit banners not being up there is a trustworthy man, so I believe him.  Especially since I signed him to play for the team in ’92-93 and hired him to work in the front office (where he still remains) when his playing days were over.

So…where are the banners?

Being cleaned?

Really?

Or did someone in Arena management just assume they were no longer important enough to hang from the rafters?

If those banners were removed intentionally, it’s a bush-league move and it needs to be corrected.

If, in fact, they’re being cleaned (for two years), pay the bill, get them back, and hang ‘em up.

I’m looking for clues.

They belong up there.

And, on behalf of people like Kenny Cooper, Jason Dieter, Barry Stitz, Steve Nichols, Mike Conway and everyone else who played for those two teams, I’m going to do my best to get those banners back up in the rafters of the Baltimore Arena.

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Blast open road swing with win in St. Louis

Posted on 07 February 2014 by WNST Staff

The Blast traveled to St. Louis to play the Ambush for the second time this season. With a 12-6 final score, the Blast improved their record 12-3.

 

The Baltimore Blast scored the first goal 3:36 into the game from a goal by Tony Donatelli, assisted by Lucio Gonzaga. With only one minute to play in the first quarter, J.T. Noone scored on a deflection from Mike Lookingland. At the end of the first quarter, the Blast led the Ambush 4-0.

 

Mike Lookingland added another goal to the Blast’s total with an assist from Max Ferdinand, 7 minutes into the second quarter. In the final seconds of the second quarter, Michael Roach scored an unassisted goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 6-2.

 

The Ambush scored the first goal 3:34 into the quarter. Scored by Jeff DiMaria and assisted by Chad Vandegriffe.  The Ambush tied the game with a goal from Corey Adamson, assisted by Daniel Antoniuk. In the final seconds of the quarter, Mike Lookingland gave the Blast the lead. At the end of the quarter the Blast regained the lead, 8-6.

 

The Blast got on the board early into the 4th quarter with a goal by Diego Zuniga, assisted by Mike Lookingland. Pat Healey added another goal early in the quarter, with an assist by Tony Donatelli. At the final whistle the Blast improved their record 12-3 and beat the Ambush for the second time this season, 12-6.

 

The Blast were led by Mike Lookingland who had 2 goals and 2 assists in Thursday’s victory over the Ambush.  Tony Donatelli attributed a goal and an assist, lifting the Blast to a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Ambush.  William Vanzela protected the goal with 13 saves, while the Baltimore defense only allowed 3 goals.

 

The Blast take on the Missouri Comets for the second time this season. The Blast defeated the Comets earlier in the season 14-6. The Comets are led offensively by Vahid Assadpour, who leads the MISL with 55 points. Forward Leo Gibson also has 50 points on the season as the Comets high-powered offense looks to find opportunities against the strong Blast defense. The Comets are coached by Vlatko.

 

1 2 3 4 F

Blast: 4 2 2 4 12

Ambush: 0 2 4 0 6

 

Upcoming Games:

2/9 Blast @ Missouri Comets, 4:05pm EST

2/21 Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar, 7:05pm

2/22 Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights, 6:05

 

The Blast traveled to St. Louis to play the Ambush for the second time this season. With a 12-6 final score, the Blast improved their record 12-3.

 

The Baltimore Blast scored the first goal 3:36 into the game from a goal by Tony Donatelli, assisted by Lucio Gonzaga. With only one minute to play in the first quarter, J.T. Noone scored on a deflection from Mike Lookingland. At the end of the first quarter, the Blast led the Ambush 4-0.

 

Mike Lookingland added another goal to the Blast’s total with an assist from Max Ferdinand, 7 minutes into the second quarter. In the final seconds of the second quarter, Michael Roach scored an unassisted goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 6-2.

 

The Ambush scored the first goal 3:34 into the quarter. Scored by Jeff DiMaria and assisted by Chad Vandegriffe.  The Ambush tied the game with a goal from Corey Adamson, assisted by Daniel Antoniuk. In the final seconds of the quarter, Mike Lookingland gave the Blast the lead. At the end of the quarter the Blast regained the lead, 8-6.

 

The Blast got on the board early into the 4th quarter with a goal by Diego Zuniga, assisted by Mike Lookingland. Pat Healey added another goal early in the quarter, with an assist by Tony Donatelli. At the final whistle the Blast improved their record 12-3 and beat the Ambush for the second time this season, 12-6.

 

The Blast were led offensively by Mike Lookingland who had 2 goals and 2 assists in Thursday night’s victory over the Ambush.  Tony Donatelli attributed a goal and an assist, lifting the Blast to a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Ambush.  William Va  by Vahid Assadpour, who leads the MISL with 55 points. Forward Leo Gibson also has 50 points on the season as the Comets high-powered offense looks to find opportunities against the strong Blast defense.

                  

FINAL SCORING SUMMARY


                   1    2    3    4     F

Blast:       4     2    2    4    12

Ambush: 0     2    4    0     6

 

Upcoming Games:

2/9 Blast @ Missouri Comets, 4:05pm EST

2/21 Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar, 7:05pm

2/22 Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights, 6:05

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Blast players Vanzela, Ferdinand honored by MISL

Posted on 05 February 2014 by WNST Staff

GAME PREVIEW:

Blast Take on Ambush:  Thursday, February 6th

 

Just the Facts:

Thursday, February 6th

Baltimore Blast vs. St. Louis Ambush

Family Arena, 8:35pm EST.

 

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE!

http://www.youtube.com/user/StLouisAmbush

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 11-3 after win against Syracuse

St. Louis Ambush: 4-11 after loss against Milwaukee

Mike Lookingland leads the Blast players with 31 points making him tied for 9th in the league. Max Ferdinand (20) is 13th in the league while Tony Donatelli (29), Adauto Neto (25), Marco Mangione (24), and Lucas Roque (23) also sit among league leaders.

 

1/31 Knights Game Recap:

The Baltimore Blast defeated the Syracuse Knights 12-10 with a goal in the final minutes by Max Ferdinand. The Blast were led by MISL Player of the Week William Vanzela who had 26 saves, securing a playoff spot for the Blast. Vanzela was named to the MISL Team of the week for the second consecutive week and 5th time this season. Ferdinand was also given Team of the Week Honors for his performance against the Silver Knights.

 

Defense Wins Games:

To compliment the high scoring offense of the Blast, the defense is led by Mike Lookingland and Pat Healey who have been able to help shut down opponents. Lookingland is third in the league with 27 blocks and Healey is close behind in fifth with 23. Behind the defense, Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 8-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.32) and save percentage (.848).

 

The Competition:

The Baltimore Blast take on St. Louis for the second time this season. St. Louis is coming into the game having lost their last five games.  St. Louis, 3-4 at home, are looking to improve their home record to .500. The Ambush are led offensively by Odaine Sinclair who has totaled 10 goals and 29 points this season.  St. Louis is coached by Daryl Doran and Jeff DiMaria.

 

Upcoming Games: 

Sunday, February 9th at Missouri Comets 4:10 p.m.

Friday, February 21st vs. Pennsylvania Roar 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, February 22nd vs. Syracuse Knights 6:05 p.m. 

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Cabral to be inducted into Blast Hall of Fame

Posted on 30 January 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Blast have announced that former player Denison Cabral will be inducted into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 22nd. Original Blast Head Coach Kenny Cooper, former players Stan Stamenkovic, Mike Stankovic, Tim Wittman, Bruce Savage, Dave MacWilliams, Joey Fink, Heinz Wirtz, Keith Van Eron, Dominic Mobilio, Billy Ronson, Richard Chinapoo, Cris Vaccaro, Pat Ercoli, Doug Neely, Danny Counce, Rusty Troy, and Tarik Walker are already in the Hall of Fame, along with original MISL Commissioner Earl Foreman. Cabral will be honored in a ceremony during halftime of the Blast game against the Syracuse Silver Knights.

“As I got back into indoor soccer in 1998, Kevin Healey mentioned that Denison Cabral was available.  When I met him, I was impressed with his interpersonal skills as it relates to his team mates and the fans off the field.  Over the 13 years that he played with my team, I viewed him as one of the most skilled prolific scorers in Blast history.  When he would line up to take penalty kicks, it was an absolute that he was going to score and he did!  It has been my pleasure to have him be on our team and I am congratulating him on his induction in to the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame”, said Blast owner Ed Hale.
Denison Cabral played 13 seasons in Baltimore. Cabral, a five-time League All Star  is also ranked first in franchise history in points (941), total goals (445), two point goals (284), one point goals(142), power play goals (85), game winning goals (32), and playoff scoring (81). During his career, Cabral was a 5 time all- league, won 5 championships with the Blast and was the 2003 2008 Championship MVP. Today, he continues his love and knowledge for soccer as enters his 8th year as the President and Director of Coaching of the Denison Cabral Futsal Academy.  Working with boys and girls from ages 4 to 19, the DCFA is one of the strongest organizations of Futsal in Maryland and the country. Recently, U.S. Futsal (USFF) announced that “Cabral, former US National Futsal Team member and indoor soccer star, as the Director of Youth Player Development to head U.S. Futsal’s recently established Youth Development Program.”

I am very honored and humbled to be voted into such an esteemed Hall of Fame next to some of the legends of the sport; “The magician”, Wittman, Mobilio and Walker (long time teammate and friend)… That’s amazing!  I was blessed to have had the best years of my career spent in Baltimore and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I would also like to thank Mr. Hale, his family, Kevin Healey and the entire Blast organization for making me always feel like a part of the Blast family. I would also like to thank all my teammates and especially the Baltimore fans for their years of support. I will always be thankful for this chapter of my professional career and enjoyed it very much. God knows how much I miss all of preparation for games, traveling, back flips, climbing on the boards, and all of the excitement as a player. Lastly, I thank God for the opportunity to have experienced everything I have always dreamed about.” said Cabral.

Kevin Healey, President and General Manager of the Blast added, “Denison was a Hall of Famer for the Blast both on and off the field.  I look forward to the 22nd when Denison receives his well-deserved honor.”

The Blast, 10-3 are traveling to Syracuse tomorrow to play the Silver Knights for the third time this season at 7:30pm at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena. The Blast’s next two home games are Friday February 21st at 7:05pm and Saturday February 22nd at 6:05pm. Single-game tickets cost $22, $19, and $16. They are on sale at the Baltimore Arena Box Office, by calling TicketMaster at 410-547-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For additional information on all Blast tickets, call the Blast office at 410-73-BLAST.

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