Scouting report: Blast vs. Omaha Vipers

December 17, 2010|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

Omaha Vipers (2-3) at Blast (3-0)

When: 7:35 p.m. Saturday

Where: 1st Mariner Arena

Video: B2TV.com

Outlook: The Blast survived a scare last weekend, rallying in the fourth quarter for a 13-12 win over the Missouri Comets to remain undefeated in the Major Indoor Soccer League. Forward Adauto Neto scored two goals in his season debut, including the game-winner early in the fourth quarter to help the Blast come back from a 10-4 deficit. The Vipers are an expansion franchise with a couple familiar faces, most notably former Blast standout Carlos 'Chile' Farias, who leads the team with 23 points. In the teams' first meeting in Omaha on Nov. 28, Blast goalkeeper Sagu made 21 saves and seven players scored in a 15-10 victory. Omaha is coming off a 17-6 win over the Chicago Riot on Dec. 10 and won its only road game to date — a 14-10 victoy over Missouri on Nov. 19.

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