The Blast and midfielder Ali Kazemaini are expected to work out an agreement today that will see him play here tomorrow night against the St. Louis Storm.
"I think we have to work out something," said Blast coach Kenny Cooper, who was going to watch Kazemaini practice this morning before making his final decision on whether the team would offer a 15-day contract or sign him for the rest of the season.
"We can't afford to make any mistakes about this," Cooper said. "I think Ali will give us some options. It's not like he has to show people anything. He's a proven player. But he'll be pushed harder here than he's been pushed anywhere else. He has the talent, and it's my job to bring it out."