Baltimore Blast (1980–92)
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|Full name||Baltimore Blast|
|League||Major Indoor Soccer League|
The Baltimore Blast were a longtime member of the Major Indoor Soccer League. From 1978 to 1980, the team played as the Houston Summit, but moved prior to the 1980–81 season. The team won the league's championship in the 1983–84 season. The team folded when the MISL ceased operation in the summer of 1992.
In 1991, the Blast contested the Trans-Atlantic challenge, a one-off indoor soccer game at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. They beat English First Division team Sheffield Wednesday to win the trophy. Wednesday had American international John Harkes in their ranks. The game was the one and only occasion that Eric Cantona played for Sheffield Wednesday during his infamous trial.
|Year||League||Reg. season||Playoffs||Attendance average|
|1986–87||MISL||2nd, Eastern||Division Semifinals||9,936|
|1987–88||MISL||4th, Eastern||Division Semifinals||8,221|
|1990–91||MSL||3rd, Eastern||Did not qualify||7,432|
- Kenny Cooper 1980–1992
- Baltimore Arena 1980–1992