My point is, Ed Hale now owns ALL of BALTIMORE indoor soccer history; Blast1, the Spirit and Blast2. He merged ALL of it together.
When he declined to join the NPSL, he held on to all of the Blast history, name, copyrights etc. He refused to sell it to Bill Sealey. BUT, Mr. Stealy used everything else; players, coaches, practice facility, arena, you name it.
That's not what I would call a new team.
BTW, kind of funny how the United to Baltimore rumors came to a dead stop.
Either way, 31 continuous years of soccer in Baltimore to 27 continuous years of soccer in Milwaukee OR 19 years of soccer in Baltimore since the last "stoppage" to 2 years of soccer in Milwaukee since the last "stoppage."
Both ways, Milwaukee came after Baltimore in indoor soccer by 4 years and Milwaukee's team that plays today regained operations after Baltimore already fielded a continuously running team for umpteen years.
We can also go back to the "professional" argument. Baltimore's always been a top dog in the top leagues whereas the majority of Milwaukee's seasons have been played as top dog in the puppy leagues.
Taken from the Baltimore Blast Official Myspace:
Nothing more to be said on the matter.The Baltimore Blast is a member club of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). The Blast has been in Baltimore since 1980 and is the longest-consecutively running soccer franchise in the United States. The team has won four MISL Championships - and has won three of the last five League titles. For information on tickets, call 410-558-4294.