Rochester Lancers

'Something special about the Blast' who head into the finals with confidence after eking out close wins

'Something special about the Blast' who head into the finals with confidence after eking out close wins

When he played for the Rochester Lancers, Andrew Hoxie didn't completely understand how the Blast consistently enjoyed so much success.

Sure, they had good players, good coaching and a front office that did what was necessary to win. But there was something special about how, when things couldn't be going any worse, they always found their way.

In his second year playing forward for the Blast, Hoxie understands it now.

And as the Blast prepare to defend their Major Arena Soccer League championship against Soles de Sonora — making their seventh straight finals appearance seeking their ninth professional indoor crown — he is now part of the answer.

Game 1 of the...

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