By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY US Soccer Players – The original North American Soccer League’s demise following the 1984 season ushered in a dark period in American pro soccer. There were, however, a few bright lights. The popularity of the indoor game, considered an abomination by some, kept the professional version of the sport alive. It was the place where American players could make a living. Many recall the original version of the Major Indoor Soccer League for the exploits of teams such as the San Diego Sockers, Dallas Sidekicks, and Tacoma Stars.
Another club that helped keep the game popular and one that continues to do so to this day is the Baltimore Blast. It is this team’s enduring legacy, and it’s various incarnations through the decades, that deserves both praise and recognition. From 1980 to 1992, the team operated as part of the MISL, was later reborn as the Baltimore Spirit and eventually rechristened the Blast as part of the MASL. The Blast remain one of the winningest American soccer franchises…Click here to read the entire article Soccer History: Baltimore Blast