Trademark defense, opportunistic offense, sparkling play in goal and, fittingly, another one-goal game.
It was vintage Blast soccer with the stakes the highest.
The Blast claimed a 4-3 win over the Monterrey Flash on Sunday night to capture their third straight Major Arena Soccer League championship in the Ron Newman Cup at Arena Monterrey.
Goalkeeper William Vanzela, in his second game back from injury, finished with eight saves and the Blast brilliantly protected the one-goal advantage in the closing minutes.
All season, the Blast showed a knack for closing out tight wins and the biggest came on Sunday — the 13th time they proved one goal better than their...