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Baltimore Blast routed by Milwaukee Wave in series opener
Baltimore Blast routed by Milwaukee Wave in series opener

The Blast took a calculated risk in its best-of-three Major Indoor Soccer League championship series against the rival and defending champion Milwaukee Wave, opting to play the first game on its home turf on Friday. The idea was to set the tone, claim the all-important first win and then deal with wrapping up the championship in Milwaukee on Sunday. The Wave had another idea. With a stifling defense that resembled last year's championship win in Baltimore and a nifty three-goal performance from forward Marcio Leite, Milwaukee took a giant step toward repeating as champions with a dominating 14-2 win over the Blast before an announced crowd of 6,072 at 1st Mariner Arena. "We...

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