Bays game Sunday is canceled

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The Maryland Bays game against the Salt Lake Sting, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia, has been canceled because of the termination of the Sting by the American Professional Soccer League, a Bays official said yesterday.

Vince Fiduccia, media relations coordinator for the Bays, said the organization will make an announcement about ticket holders for Sunday's game tomorrow.

Fiduccia said Maryland will not play an APSL game that day.

The Sting's remaining 10 games have been canceled, and all players have become free agents.

"There had been ongoing financial and organizational problems with Sting ownership since the club changed hands last winter, problems which the league believes seriously undermined the Sting's performance as a functioning member of the APSL," Bill Sage, APSL co-chairman, said in a news release Friday.

"There had been special interest expressed by one particular potential ownership group, but following several weeks of discussions, that group was unable to come forward with a financial commitment that would sufficiently meet the requirements of the league."

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