September 12, 2011
MONDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS F1 Italian Grand Prix (T) SPEEDNoon MLB Orioles@Toronto (T) MASN9:30 a.m. Washington@Mets MASN7 Tampa Bay@Orioles MASN27 Detroit@White Sox MLB8 Washington@Mets (T) MASN11:30 Boxing Y. Gamboa vs. D. Ponce de Leon (T) HBO11 C. foot. Fresno State@Nebraska (T) BIGTEN1 Utah@USC (T)
August 1, 2010
With the notable exception of appearances by Manchester United, attendance for international soccer friendlies in North America was down this summer. Dick Cass will take that for what it's worth and keep trying to cultivate a marketplace for the sport in Baltimore. "We're not discouraged," the Ravens president said shortly before Saturday night's friendly between Inter Milan and Manchester City drew only an announced 36,569 to M&T Bank Stadium just a year after Chelsea and AC Milan drew more than 71,000.
July 29, 2010
Twice in the past year, Baltimore has become a soccercentric city. It happened last summer, for a day, when two of the world's best teams, AC Milan and Chelsea, came to M&T Bank Stadium, bringing more than 72,000 fans with them. It happened recently, during the monthlong World Cup, when fans of the game piled into bars and crowded near the harbor to watch the U.S. team's run to the knockout round. But could it happen on a more regular basis? City officials, developers and local soccer aficionados believe it can, if plans move forward for a soccer-only stadium and if Baltimore is successful in attracting D.C. United away from Washington.