18 of 20 Blast home dates on weekends

August 28, 1991|By Bill Free

The Baltimore Blast announced a 40-game 1991-92 Major Soccer League schedule yesterday that will be highlighted by 18 of 20 home games on the weekend in addition to the 13th MSL All-Star Game at the Baltimore Arena on Feb. 13.

The only two weeknight games will be Feb. 27 against the Wichita Wings and March 26 against the St. Louis Storm. Both of those games will start at 7:05.

The Blast will open and close the season at home, meeting the Dallas Sidekicks Oct. 19 in the home opener and closing the season against the Tacoma Stars on April 4. All the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) games will be at night except three.

The weekend afternoon games are set for Feb. 9 against St. Louis at 2:05; March 14 at 2:05 against the San Diego Sockers; and March 29 against Dallas at 2:35.

Also yesterday, the Blast announced the signing of forward Domenic Mobilio, who had agreed to terms with the team two weeks ago.

Mobilio, 22, most likely will be the biggest name on the team this season with the departure of defender Bruce Savage, midfielder Tim Wittman, goalkeeper Scott Manning and forward Dale Mitchell.

Mobilio has been the Blast's leading goal scorer the past three seasons and shared the overall scoring lead with Mitchell last season (both 82 points).

He has played in two straight All-Star Games and is entering his fourth year in the MSL.

Mobilio joins midfielder Billy Ronson, midfielder Mark Mettrick, forward Rusty Troy, defender Angelo Panzetta and goalkeeper Hank Henry as members of last season's team who have signed for this season.

Other players signed by the Blast are goalkeeper Cris Vaccaro, defender David Eise, defender Doug Neely and midfielder Joe Koziol.

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