Blast to face Kixx, tourney in preseason


The Blast yesterday announced its preseason schedule, featuring a game against the Philadelphia Kixx and a league-wide tournament the weekend of Oct. 15-17.

The Blast will face the Kixx Oct. 9 at 7: 35 p.m. at the new Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. The game will be the first sporting event at the arena.

The NPSL preseason tournament will be held at the Cleveland Sportsplex, home of the NPSL defending champion Cleveland Crunch. The round-robin tournament will feature all 12 teams playing in a series of 30-minute mini-games.

The Blast opens the 1999-2000 regular season at the Baltimore Arena on Oct. 22 against the Kixx.

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