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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | January 29, 1994
The Yugoslavian Connection is once more with the Spirit.Mike Stankovic-to-Goran Hunjak hadn't been an item since last March, when Stankovic, the assistant coach, was activated and played in four games.Activated again Thursday, Stankovic and Hunjak accounted for 13 points. Stankovic assisted on two Hunjak goals and Hunjak was fed by Tarik Walker, Clark Brisson and Eric Dade on three others. His five goals tied Paul Wright's team record and his 11 points broke Tim Wittman's mark set last season.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2001
A season of great promise and high expectations came to an unsettling and unacceptable end for the Blast last night. Seemingly in control and just one half away from reaching its first National Professional Soccer League championship round, the Blast - needing poise - instead showed panic in a second half that started with mystery and ended in disaster against the Philadelphia KiXX. Rattling off 14 straight points to recover from an eight-point halftime deficit, the KiXX scored a 16-15 win over the Blast to come away with the third and deciding game of the American Conference finals in front of 2,297 at Baltimore Arena.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | January 18, 1994
Punishment for the Spirit's Goran Hunjak and the Buffalo Blizzard's Ralph Black for their fight was relatively light.After reviewing the tape of the fight in the first quarter of the Jan. 7 game, National Professional Soccer League officials said neither player would be suspended. Both were fined an undisclosed amount after they were ejected for fighting. An ejection brings an automatic fine."Pending further review, additional fines could be levied," said Paul Luchowski, NPSL director of operations.
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February 22, 1997
Opponent: Kansas City AttackSite: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Mo.Time: 8: 35Radio: WWLG (1360 AM), WASA (1330 AM)Outlook: Kansas City is 20-9, second in the Midwest Division, the NPSL's strongest, after Thursday's 16-15 loss to the Milwaukee Wave. The Attack's Goran Hunjak, once of the Spirit, is No. 8 in the league scoring race, a notch above the Spirit's Bo Vuckovic. This the teams' second and final meeting of the season; Kansas City won the first, in November. Spirit D Ronnie Simmons, who aggravated a thigh injury, did not make the trip.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | February 5, 1995
The Spirit may be able to stop old teammate Goran Hunjak, but it can't stop his new team, the Kansas City Attack.Hunjak, who scored 247 points the past two seasons for the Spirit, was shut out in the teams' first meeting nine days ago, a 17-16 Kansas City victory. It broke his string of games with at least one point at 24.Last night, before a Baltimore Arena crowd of 6,011, Hunjak once again was shut out, but the Attack won again, 14-8.It was the Spirit's second loss in 11 games against teams in the National Professional Soccer League's National Division.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | January 11, 1994
Fines and perhaps additional suspensions may be slapped on the Spirit's Goran Hunjak and the Buffalo Blizzard's Ralph Black.Both players were ejected for fighting in the first quarter of Friday's Spirit victory. The incident was triggered by a Hunjak push, which led to a Black left hand to Hunjak's right eye (opening a two-stitch gash) and in turn to Hunjak yanking Black's head down and kneeing him in the face, drawing more blood."It's an automatic [but undisclosed] fine for an ejection," said Paul Luchowski, the National Professional Soccer League's director of operations.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | January 27, 1995
No one will be wearing any name tags and most of the faces won't have aged, but tonight's meeting between the Baltimore Spirit and the Kansas City Attack will be a reunion for Goran Hunjak and Jon Parry.Hunjak, who played the past two years for the Spirit, enters tonight's National Professional Soccer League matchup at the Baltimore Arena as Kansas City's scoring leader with 116 points in 25 games.Parry, who was fifth in the NPSL with a career-high 72 goals last season for the Attack, will face his former teammates as the Spirit's second-leading point-getter with 77.So far, this rendition of "Trading Places" is having a happy ending for all parties involved.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | November 28, 1992
Since he is playing indoor soccer for an American team in a American city and is married to an American woman, the Baltimore Spirit's Goran Hunjak thinks it's high time he made it official.On Tuesday in Wichita, Kan., he will become a U.S. citizen.First, Hunjak must pass a few tests, which he expects to be a snap. The only thing still Yugoslavian about Goran Hunjak is his name. His grasp of the English language is exceptional.In preparation for Tuesday's two-hour, 100-question test, Hunjak has studied U.S. history, government, law and English grammar.
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By La Velle E. Neal III and La Velle E. Neal III,Contributing Writer | January 25, 1993
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kenny Cooper had a good reason to be impressed last night with his team, a bunch of impostors called the Baltimore Spirit.The Spirit looked nothing like a team playing its third game in 48 hours, holding off the Kansas City Attack, 14-11, in a National Professional Soccer League game at Kemper Arena.Cooper did his part by using his entire complement of players and by using three lines in the game against the league's second highest-scoring team."We're exhausted," said Cooper, whose Spirit avoided its first three-game losing streak, "but we decided that we were going to go out there and play hard.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
When Goran Hunjak was growing up in Yugoslavia, his father often took him to a park with a toy. Usually it was a soccer ball."If it wasn't," Vladimir Hunjak said, "Goran would see another kid with a soccer ball and try to take it away from him. From the age of 3, his favorite toy was a soccer ball."Vladimir and Tonka Hunjak are here for a month to visit their only child, Goran, who has helped the Spirit to a 2-0 start in the National Professional Soccer League. The Hunjaks spend much of their time here fawning over their lone grandchild, Tanner, 9 1/2 months.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
The current Spirit players were ignored, but three former team members were voted starters for the 10th annual NPSL All-Star Game on Feb. 9 at the Baltimore Arena.Midfielder Franklin McIntosh of the Cincinnati Silverbacks and defender Omid Namazi of the Philadelphia Kixx were named American Conference starters, and forward Goran Hunjak of the Kansas City Attack made the National Conference first team.McIntosh will be playing in his sixth all-star game, Hunjak in his fourth and Namazi in his first.
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By Brady Prauser and Brady Prauser,Special to The Sun | March 5, 1995
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A wild, bench-clearing brawl in the Spirit's 11-10 loss to the Kansas City Attack resulted in four player ejections, one broken nose and tons of havoc.It also might have cost Baltimore the game.The free-for-all interrupted the third quarter of the National Professional Soccer League matchup for about 20 minutes.It started when Spirit forward Jon Parry -- a Kansas City native and former Attack player -- slugged Attack star midfielder Goran Hunjak -- a former Spirit player -- with a solid left hook.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
The Spirit's Jon Parry may have his moments of scoring silence, but his eruptions compensate for them.After collecting only six points in the previous four games, Parry scored 10 on five goals as the Spirit rolled to a 24-14 victory over the Canton Invaders last night before 6,277 at the Baltimore Arena."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | February 5, 1995
The Spirit may be able to stop old teammate Goran Hunjak, but it can't stop his new team, the Kansas City Attack.Hunjak, who scored 247 points the past two seasons for the Spirit, was shut out in the teams' first meeting nine days ago, a 17-16 Kansas City victory. It broke his string of games with at least one point at 24.Last night, before a Baltimore Arena crowd of 6,011, Hunjak once again was shut out, but the Attack won again, 14-8.It was the Spirit's second loss in 11 games against teams in the National Professional Soccer League's National Division.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | January 27, 1995
No one will be wearing any name tags and most of the faces won't have aged, but tonight's meeting between the Baltimore Spirit and the Kansas City Attack will be a reunion for Goran Hunjak and Jon Parry.Hunjak, who played the past two years for the Spirit, enters tonight's National Professional Soccer League matchup at the Baltimore Arena as Kansas City's scoring leader with 116 points in 25 games.Parry, who was fifth in the NPSL with a career-high 72 goals last season for the Attack, will face his former teammates as the Spirit's second-leading point-getter with 77.So far, this rendition of "Trading Places" is having a happy ending for all parties involved.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | October 19, 1994
No sooner had the trade for Jon Parry been announced than the Spirit's phones started ringing. General managers of other teams wanted to talk to Spirit vice president Drew Forrester."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
The current Spirit players were ignored, but three former team members were voted starters for the 10th annual NPSL All-Star Game on Feb. 9 at the Baltimore Arena.Midfielder Franklin McIntosh of the Cincinnati Silverbacks and defender Omid Namazi of the Philadelphia Kixx were named American Conference starters, and forward Goran Hunjak of the Kansas City Attack made the National Conference first team.McIntosh will be playing in his sixth all-star game, Hunjak in his fourth and Namazi in his first.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | November 22, 1992
Rusty Troy became the first Spirit player to score four goals in one game in leading Baltimore to a 17-11 victory over the Buffalo Blizzard last night before 5,730 at the Arena.Troy, a 26-year-old Texan who played four years for the Blast, scored two goals in the first period as the Spirit assumed a 6-2 lead. He added two more in the third quarter for a seven-point total."Rusty thrives on the up-and-down style of play in this league," said Spirit coach Kenny Cooper. "It's hard work, and he's a hard worker."
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | March 12, 1994
Some wins have more meaning than others and the Baltimore Spirit's 19-13 victory last night over the Cleveland Crunch meant a lot.Not only did it put an end to a three-game losing streak and give the Spirit (22-10) some momentum heading into a four-game road trip, but it clinched the season series with the Crunch (21-11), improving Baltimore's chances of being host to the National Professional Soccer League playoffs.Behind two goals and one assist from Goran Hunjak and Paul Wright, the Spirit improved its home to 17-1 before a crowd of 9,510 that helped the Spirit set a new single-season attendance record at 113,759.
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