Scouting report: Blast vs. Rockford Rampage

February 21, 2010|By Glenn Graham

Tonight's Blast game Blast (6-7) @Rockford Rampage (6-8)
Time: 6:05

Video: rockfordrampage.com/matchday/live/

Outlook: Behind three goals from Max Ferdinand and a key power play goal by Denison Cabral, the Blast ended a five-game skid with a 12-8 home win over Major Indoor Soccer League front-runner Monterrey on Friday. Trailing 6-4 at the half, the Blast dominated the second half - outscoring La RaZa 8-2 to send the team to Rockford on a positive note. The victory puts the Blast in sole possession of third place - the final playoff spot - and it can get further separation from the fourth-place Rampage tonight. "We're still climbing," Blast coach Danny Kelly said after Friday's win. "Every game for us now is a playoff game because it has to be. We've given too many games away." The Rampage is led by M Matthew Stewart, who has 11 goals and six assists for a team-high 30 points. The teams have split two games this season, with the Blast claiming a 10-8 road win Dec. 27.

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