Scouting report: Blast vs. Monterrey La RaZa

February 19, 2010|By Glenn Graham

Tonight's Blast Game
Monterrey La RaZa (9-5) at Blast (5-7)
Time: 7:35


Outlook: After losing its fifth straight game at Monterrey on Sunday - an embarrassing 25-10 setback - has the Blast hit rock bottom? The team likely hopes things can't get any worse as it tries to regroup with eight games left in the regular season. Despite the team's extended struggles, the Blast remains in the thick of the playoff race, tied with the Rockford Rampage (6-8) and Philadelphia KiXX (4-6) for the third and final playoff spot. Visiting La RaZA leads the Major Indoor Soccer League with the second-place Milwaukee Wave (8-6) one game behind. Tonight, Blast fans will get a good indication of what this season's team is all about with a chance at immediate redemption against Monterrey, which took a 16-2 lead and never looked back Sunday to even the season series, 2-2. Veteran D Genoni Martinez and F Carlos "Chile" Farias share the league lead in scoring for Monterrey with 36 points.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.