#WNSTSweet16 – The 16 local athletes who never won a title, but deserved to win one

January 28, 2014 | Drew Forrester



#15 is Bruce Savage, the best player in the history of the Baltimore Blast who DIDN’T win a MISL championship.  He joined the club in the ’84-85 season and played in three championship series’ (’84-85, ’88-89, ’89-90) but failed to earn a ring with the Blast, who lost all three of those title rounds to the San Diego Sockers.  Savage was known as one of the best defensive players in the history of indoor soccer.  He was the 1986-87 MISL Defender of the Year and in 1989, Savage was selected as the Blast’s “Player of the Decade”.  He was also an integral member of the Blast’s community relations efforts during his seven seasons with the club.  Savage was a former member of the U.S. National Team and earned 16 “caps” via appearances with that club.

(Please see next page for #14)