Blast awarded All-Star Game, College Showcase, draft for '92 SOCCER

December 11, 1990|By James H. Jackson

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Baltimore Blast has been awarded the Major Soccer League's All-Star Game for 1992.

MSL commissioner Earl Foreman, in announcing the selection of the Baltimore Arena as the site of the midseason game, also announced that the College Showcase Game and draft, previously held in the summer, will be held in conjunction with the MSL All-Star Game.

Kansas City will be the site of the 1991 All-Star Game and College Showcase, Feb. 10-13. Cleveland originally had been awarded the 1992 All-Star Game, but the Crunch "graciously agreed to give the 1992 dates to Baltimore and will host the event in 1993," said Foreman.

"It's another dream come true," said Blast coach Kenny Cooper. "A lot of good things have happened to this franchise in the last 12 months, and this is just something that is very special.

"The Blast is a role model in the league, and this is something we deserve. All great accomplishments take time. . . . It is an event we can sell out, an event that will bring even more people to our city.

No date has been set for the 1992 game, though Blast assistant general manager Drew Forrester said it will played in mid-February.

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