The Blast enters the 2014 portion of its schedule on an impressive four-game winning streak, and tied for second place with Missouri in the Major Indoor Soccer League, one game back of the first-place Milwaukee Wave.
The fourth-place Blast has an ideal opportunity to gain ground in the Major Indoor Soccer League with an away-and-home series against the last-place Roar this weekend, starting in Reading, Pa., on Friday night.
Mike Lookingland, a Fallston native and Loyola High graduate about to begin his ninth season with the Blast, has developed into the top defender in the Major Indoor Soccer League. As the team captain, he's now the face of the franchise as it begins defense of last year's MISL championship.
Gerald "Gerry" Kelly, a onetime soccer writer for The Evening Sun who went on to become a much-loved bartender at a handful of area bars, most notably Jerry D's on Harford Road, died of heart failure Oct. 13 at his home in Parkville. He was 63.
Ed Hale, the Baltimore developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, on Monday filed a $5 million lawsuit against the operators of 1st Mariner Arena, alleging the company is illegally using billboards that belong to him.
Led by three goals apiece from veteran Adauto Neto and rookie Lucas Roque, the Blast earned a 22-13 victory in Game 1 of the Major Indoor Soccer League semifinals Tuesday night against the host Chicago Soul.
Citing a soured relationship with city government, Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate, developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, said Wednesday that he has moved his businesses to Baltimore County.
The 26-game Major Indoor Soccer League season is nearly one-third complete, and the Blast has yet to hit a snag. With the second-place Comets visiting Baltimore, the Blast has a chance to add to its three-game lead.
For as long as Lear, who is now 25 years old, can remember, weekends have been devoted to racing. It began when he was 4 years old and Lear would race Big Wheels down the various tracks between his father's dirt car races in Southern Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.