Blast facts


What: Team opens preseason training camp for 11th MSL season Tuesday at William Myers Pavilion in Brooklyn on West Bay Avenue.

When: Two-a-day workouts at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the first two to three weeks. Practices are open to the public.

Top new players: Striker Dale Mitchell and midfielder Richard Chinapoo.

Top players not returning: Midfielders Carl Valentine and Paul Dougherty and forward Peter Ward.

Veterans returning: 16.

Exhibition schedule: Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. vs. St. Louis Storm in Portland, Maine; Oct. 8 at 7:05 p.m. vs. St. Louis Storm in Springfield, Mass.; Oct. 12 at 8:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland Crunch in Charlotte, N.C.; Oct. 13 at 7:35 p.m. vs. Cleveland Crunch in Greensboro, N.C.

Season opener: Oct. 20 at Wichita Wings, 8:35 p.m.

Home opener: Oct. 27 vs. St. Louis Storm, 7:35 p.m.

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