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By Tara Finnegan | August 1, 1991
Richard Chinapoo, a six-year veteran midfielder for the Baltimore Blast, will not be invited back to the team for the 1991-92 season, general manager John Borozzi said yesterday."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1999
The answers to why Blast midfielder Denison Cabral and goalkeeper Scott Hileman have been so successful in shootouts this season lies in practice.They have to face each other.Cabral leads the league in shootout goals (nine) and Hileman is tied for the league lead in stopping them (eight).Having two of the best specialists in the league on the same team is a major reason the Blast is having a decent year on special teams."Denison has a couple of different things that he does on the shootout that makes him successful," coach Kevin Healey said.
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By Bill Free | December 20, 1990
Richard Chinapoo seems more content with his life in th Major Soccer League these days.The laid-back Baltimore Blast defender with the booming, 79-mph shot has returned to the scene of his top achievements (( after spending two years with the Dallas Sidekicks as part of Tatu's entourage.Chinapoo, 33, was one of the most popular Blast players for five years, in the mid-1980s.A warm smile and pleasant personality endeared Chinapoo to fans off the field, and his spectacular shot entertained them on the field.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- It boiled down to a simple fact: The Spirit couldn't beat the Heat in this city.After losing three times by a combined score of 61-37 during the regular season, the Spirit couldn't win here during the playoffs, either.This time the defeat ended the Spirit's season.The top-seeded Spirit lost to No. 4 Harrisburg, 22-9, before 3,604 at the State Farm Show Arena, just as the National Division regular-season champion Wichita Wings lost twice in overtime to the No. 4 St. Louis Ambush.
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By Bill Free | February 18, 1991
The Baltimore Blast is close to completing a trade that will send midfielder Richard Chinapoo to the Dallas Sidekicks for five-time All-Star defender Doc "The Indoor Warrior" Lawson, said Blast coach Kenny Cooper yesterday.Cooper said the only thing holding up the official announcement of the deal is Chinapoo's desire for certain "considerations" from the Sidekicks to compensate financially for his move to Dallas.According to Cooper, Chinapoo, 34, and Dallas coach Gordon Jago were talking yesterday in an attempt to come to a agreement that will send Chinapoo back to the team he played with the past two seasons.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
EMMITSBURG -- Count midfielder Richard Chinapoo among the Blast players who won't be back this season."I don't see them in my future," Chinapoo said yesterday. "I just have a gut feeling. Just judging from the experience of last season, I don't think I'll be invited back and I don't have any problems with that."Blast general manager John Borozzi said yesterday that Chinapoo is right in his assessment. But Borozzi was disappointed that he had not reached Chinapoo to tell him."We never exercised our right of first refusal," Borozzi said.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | October 12, 1990
Richard Chinapoo could have stayed in Dallas, but the defender with the shot that threatens the lives of opposing goalkeepers decided to "come home" to Baltimore."
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By Bill Free | February 23, 1991
Richard Chinapoo often stares into space these days, and when he speaks, chooses his words very carefully.No wonder.Chinapoo, 34, wants to finish his career in a Baltimore Blast uniform, but twice in the past seven weeks he has come close to being traded to the Dallas Sidekicks.First it was going to be Chinapoo, a midfielder, for Sidekicks defender Troy Snyder, 25, but Dallas backed out of that deal early in January.Then last week, Chinapoo was headed to the Sidekicks for veteran defender Doc "The Indoor Warrior" Lawson.
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By Bill Free | February 3, 1991
Richard Chinapoo can vanish into the night or day quicker than any other player on the Baltimore Blast.That's why they call him "Coolbreeze."But there was no way Chinapoo could disappear last night after scoring three goals to lead the Blast to a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Crunch before 7,244 at the Baltimore Arena.Chinapoo was in the spotlight, like it or not."It was just my night," said Chinapoo trying to follow that cool breeze out of sight. "My shots were falling, and maybe they were concentrating too much on Moby [Domenic Mobilio]
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By Bill Free | December 15, 1991
-- Suddenly the Baltimore Blast is a better team on the road than at the Baltimore Arena.The Sidekicks handed the Blast its second straight home loss last night, as former Blast midfielder Richard Chinapoo scored three goals and former Baltimore goalkeeper Hank Henry made 17 saves, leading Dallas to a 7-5 victory at the Arena.Baltimore is 3-3 at home and 4-3 on the road, where it has won four straight.Blast coach Kenny Cooper said he was not surprised by the performances of Chinapoo and Henry.
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By Bill Free | January 19, 1992
One of the last things Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper said Thursday before leaving for a two-game road trip this weekend was: "We can use these games as a foundation for the second half of the season."That foundation was crumbling yesterday after the Dallas Sidekicks blew away the Blast, 10-2, Friday night at Reunion Arena behind a three-goal, one-assist performance by former Blast midfielder Richard Chinapoo.It was the second time this season that Chinapoo has scored a hat trick to lead Dallas over the Blast.
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By Bill Free | December 15, 1991
-- Suddenly the Baltimore Blast is a better team on the road than at the Baltimore Arena.The Sidekicks handed the Blast its second straight home loss last night, as former Blast midfielder Richard Chinapoo scored three goals and former Baltimore goalkeeper Hank Henry made 17 saves, leading Dallas to a 7-5 victory at the Arena.Baltimore is 3-3 at home and 4-3 on the road, where it has won four straight.Blast coach Kenny Cooper said he was not surprised by the performances of Chinapoo and Henry.
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By Tara Finnegan | August 1, 1991
Richard Chinapoo, a six-year veteran midfielder for the Baltimore Blast, will not be invited back to the team for the 1991-92 season, general manager John Borozzi said yesterday."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | July 31, 1991
EMMITSBURG -- Count midfielder Richard Chinapoo among the Blast players who won't be back this season."I don't see them in my future," Chinapoo said yesterday. "I just have a gut feeling. Just judging from the experience of last season, I don't think I'll be invited back and I don't have any problems with that."Blast general manager John Borozzi said yesterday that Chinapoo is right in his assessment. But Borozzi was disappointed that he had not reached Chinapoo to tell him."We never exercised our right of first refusal," Borozzi said.
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By Bill Free | February 23, 1991
Richard Chinapoo often stares into space these days, and when he speaks, chooses his words very carefully.No wonder.Chinapoo, 34, wants to finish his career in a Baltimore Blast uniform, but twice in the past seven weeks he has come close to being traded to the Dallas Sidekicks.First it was going to be Chinapoo, a midfielder, for Sidekicks defender Troy Snyder, 25, but Dallas backed out of that deal early in January.Then last week, Chinapoo was headed to the Sidekicks for veteran defender Doc "The Indoor Warrior" Lawson.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | February 19, 1991
The trade that was halted yesterday remains on hold today.That's how Blast coach Kenny Cooper described the hoped-for deal with Dallas that would have brought defender Doc Lawson here for midfielder Richard Chinapoo.Cooper had hoped to work out the trade to bolster his defense, which is giving up a Major Soccer League-high 222 goals, an average of six per game.Lawson, who plays exceptionally well against the big power offensive players like Kansas City's Jan Goossens and Cleveland's Zoran Karic, was ready to come, until he heard Dallas had asked for his best friend, Chinapoo, in the deal.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | February 18, 1991
Dallas defender Doc Lawson and Blast midfielder Richard Chinapoo could be about to find out that friendship sometimes ** can be a double-edged sword.Lawson, evidently, will turn down a trade he wanted that would have brought him to the Blast, to prevent disrupting the life of Chinapoo, one of his closest friends."
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By Bill Free | January 19, 1992
One of the last things Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper said Thursday before leaving for a two-game road trip this weekend was: "We can use these games as a foundation for the second half of the season."That foundation was crumbling yesterday after the Dallas Sidekicks blew away the Blast, 10-2, Friday night at Reunion Arena behind a three-goal, one-assist performance by former Blast midfielder Richard Chinapoo.It was the second time this season that Chinapoo has scored a hat trick to lead Dallas over the Blast.
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By Bill Free | February 19, 1991
Baltimore Blast coach Kenny Cooper said he could have taken the night off if he had known how well the team was going to play."Jimmy [Pollihan, assistant coach] and I could have gone and sit in the stands the way we played," said Cooper. "We stuck to our system perfectly and played great one-touch, two-touch soccer all night. In my 11 years of coaching this team, it was the greatest performance ever."The result was a 6-0 victory over the Tacoma Stars before 9,279 at the Baltimore Arena on an evening when goalkeeper Scott Manning did what many thought to be impossible this season.
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By Bill Free | February 18, 1991
The Baltimore Blast is close to completing a trade that will send midfielder Richard Chinapoo to the Dallas Sidekicks for five-time All-Star defender Doc "The Indoor Warrior" Lawson, said Blast coach Kenny Cooper yesterday.Cooper said the only thing holding up the official announcement of the deal is Chinapoo's desire for certain "considerations" from the Sidekicks to compensate financially for his move to Dallas.According to Cooper, Chinapoo, 34, and Dallas coach Gordon Jago were talking yesterday in an attempt to come to a agreement that will send Chinapoo back to the team he played with the past two seasons.
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