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After slow start, a familiar result for Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar
After slow start, a familiar result for Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

It's easy to understand why the Blast might have taken the Pennsylvania Roar lightly, given its slow start Friday night. Going into the game, the Blast had beaten the Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team in their first four meetings by a combined margin of 90-7, including two rare shutouts. Maybe it was because of a 12-day layoff in between games. Or maybe it was the early start time — 7:05 p.m. instead of the typical 7:35 p.m. at Baltimore Arena — that made the Blast's offense a no-show for more than a quarter. Regardless, the Blast never was seriously threatened. And when Lucas Roque lofted a three-point goal from near midfield over goalkeeper Peter...

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