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Blast win championship with 'Baltimore workmanlike attitude'

Blast win championship with 'Baltimore workmanlike attitude'

The morning after the Blast rallied to win two games against Soles de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, to claim their second straight Major Arena Soccer League championship and bring home Baltimore's ninth professional indoor soccer title, Blast owner Ed Hale Sr. proudly described his team as a "lunch pail group with a Baltimore workmanlike attitude."

The Blast defied the odds in coming back to claim a 9-8 overtime win in Game 2 followed by a thrilling 1-0 clincher in the 15-minute mini-game — all after the team set itself up to fall with a disappointing performance in Friday's 4-2 Game 1 loss to the Soles in Baltimore.

Forward Vini Dantas, the championship series...