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Torn adductor to keep Blast goalie William Vanzela out indefinitely

The Blast’s William Vanzela is out indefinitely after an MRI taken Monday afternoon revealed that the star goalkeeper suffered a torn adductor tendon in his groin during Friday night’s win over the Kansas City Comets.

Six-year veteran goalkeeper Joey Kapinos, signed after star goalie William Vanzela was injured on Friday, made 12 saves as the Blast improved to 12-2 atop the MASL's Eastern Division.

General manager Kevin Healey said Vanzela will not need surgery and could be sidelined for three weeks to two months. Vanzela leads the league with a .770 save percentage, and is second in goals-against average (4.18) and wins (11).

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After the injury, the Blast signed six-year veteran Joey Kapinos, 28, for the remainder of the season. In his debut Saturday, Kapinos made 12 saves to help the Blast beat the Harrisburg Heat, 12-5. The Blast are 12-2, atop the Major Arena Soccer League’s Eastern Division.

Earlier this month, the two-time defending league champions lost veteran forward Lucas Roque for the season with a torn ACL.

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The Blast will travel to Harrisburg on Friday to take on the Heat before returning to SECU Arena in Towson on Feb. 3 to play the Syracuse Silver Knights.

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