Indoor soccer: Blast vs. Comets preview

Having lost its past 2 games heading into regular-season finale, Blast needs to win in order to secure 1st place

March 12, 2011|By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun

Missouri Comets (8-11) at Baltimore Blast (14-5)

When: Sunday, 5:05 p.m.

Where: 1st Mariner Arena


Outlook: First place in the Major Indoor Soccer League is on the line for the Blast in the regular-season finale against the Comets. Cruising to the regular season's finish line, the Blast hit a major roadblock last weekend, jeopardizing the top spot. Baltimore had two opportunities to wrap up first place and home-field advantage in the postseason but suffered an 11-9 overtime loss to last-place Chicago on March 3 — ending an eight-game winning streak — and then fell in Milwaukee, 15-10, last Sunday. With the win, Milwaukee improved to 14-5 and moved into a first-place tie with the Blast. So first place comes down to the regular season's final day with the Wave taking on Omaha at the same time. Having won the season series against Milwaukee, 4-2, the Blast needs only to defeat Missouri to lock up first place. Baltimore has won its first three meetings against the Comets this season.

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