|Full name||Baltimore Blast|
|Founded||1992 (as Baltimore Spirit)|
|Stadium||SECU Arena |
|Chairman||Edwin F. Hale, Sr. |
|League||Major Arena Soccer League|
|2017–18||1st, Eastern Division|
Playoffs: 2017-2018 MASL Champions
The team has won 9 championships since it was founded in 1992. The Blast announced in August 2017 that starting with the 2017-2018 season, home games would be played at Towson University's SECU Arena. The Blast previously played at Royal Farms Arena in downtown Baltimore. Team colors are red and gold and their current head coach is Danny Kelly.
- 1 History
- 2 Players
- 3 Year-by-year
- 4 Records
- 5 Head coaches
- 6 Arenas
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The Baltimore Blast was founded by North Carolina-based software executive Bill Stealey as the Baltimore Spirit at the end of July 1992 and joined the National Professional Soccer League. The team replaced the earlier Baltimore Blast, who folded along with the original Major Indoor Soccer League.  When the team was purchased by Ed Hale, a former owner of the original team, the Spirit were renamed the Blast on July 10, 1998  (Hale had the rights to the Blast name, hence the reason why the team decided to change its name) and joined the new MISL II in 2001. After the MISL II folded in 2008, the team announced it would be joining the new National Indoor Soccer League, which would later acquire the rights to, and became, the third version of the MISL.
One day after the 2013–2014 MISL Championship final, USL President Tim Holt announced a number of teams would not be returning to the MISL the following year.  The franchise announced on April 2, 2014, that it would not return to the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) after its contract with the United Soccer Leagues (USL), owners of the circuit, expired following the 2013–14 season.  It was officially announced the Blast would be one of six teams joining the Professional Arena Soccer League (later renamed the Major Arena Soccer League) in the 2014–2015 season.  
In their first two seasons as a member of MASL, the Blast would win 33 out of 39 games. They placed first in the Eastern Division in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons, played in the 2015 and 2016 championship series and won the 2016 series over Soles de Sonora two games to none. The Blast repeated as Newman Cup Champions in 2017, again winning the final series over Soles de Sonora two games to one. In 2018, the Blast won their third straight championship, defeating the Monterrey Flash 4-3 in the final.
On May 3, 2016, the expansion franchise Florida Tropics SC held a press conference stating they would be joining the IPL. At the press conference Ed Hale was announced as the chairman of the league, and Sam Fantauzzo, former owner of the Rochester Lancers, was announced as the first commissioner of the league. It was announced that the St. Louis Ambush, Baltimore Blast, and Harrisburg Heat had "resigned" from the MASL.  
On August 29, 2016, the Blast, Heat, Ambush re-entered the MASL with the expansion Tropics joining.  The move effectively folded the IPL as no teams remained in the league.
After rejoining the MASL, the Blast would go on to win their second Eastern Division championship and MASL championship over Soles de Sonora for the second year in a row.
The Blast announced in August 2017 that they would move from the Royal Farms Arena to the SECU Arena on the campus of Towson University, beginning in the 2017-2018 MASL season.  The move will be the first time the Blast franchise will play home games in an arena other than the Royal Farms Arena.
- As of September 28, 2018 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|GK||Keith Van Eron||2008|
- Denison Cabral
- Jason Dieter
- Levi Houapeu
- Jason Maricle
- Tony McPeak
- Tino Nuñez
- Onua Obasi
- Rusty Troy
- Barry Stitz
- PJ Wakefield
- Tarik Walker
|Year||League||Reg. Season||GF||GA||GF/G||GA/G||Finish||Playoffs||Avg. attendance|
|1992–93||NPSL II||27–13||309||256||7.73||6.40||1st American||Quarterfinals||5,444|
|1993–94||NPSL II||26–14||322||293||8.05||7.33||1st American||First Round||6,471|
|1994–95||NPSL II||23–17||317||307||7.93||7.68||3rd American||First Round||5,733|
|1995–96||NPSL II||25–15||306||258||7.65||6.45||2nd American||Division Semifinal||5,037|
|1996–97||NPSL II||20–20||260||258||6.50||6.45||2nd East||Conference Semifinal||4,760|
|1997–98||NPSL II||12–28||250||300||6.25||7.50||3rd East||DNQ||5,001|
|1998–99||NPSL II||19–21||271||290||6.78||7.25||3rd East||DNQ||4,795|
|1999–00||NPSL II||26–18||339||275||7.70||6.25||1st East||Conference Final||5,445|
|2000–01||NPSL II||22–18||300||260||7.50||6.50||3rd American||Conference Final||5,376|
|2001–02||MISL II||18–26||265||274||6.02||6.23||4th MISL||Semifinal||4,998|
|2002–03||MISL II||18–18||189||182||5.25||5.06||3rd Eastern||Champions||5,559|
|2003–04||MISL II||25–11||241||192||6.69||5.33||1st Eastern||Champions||6,330|
|2004–05||MISL II||15–24||205||238||5.26||6.10||7th MISL||DNQ||5,752|
|2005–06||MISL II||17–13||184||168||6.13||5.60||2nd MISL||Champions||7,005|
|2006–07||MISL II||15–15||154||150||5.13||5.00||5th MISL||DNQ||7,449|
|2007–08||MISL II||19–11||186||135||6.20||4.50||3rd MISL||Champions||7,230|
|2009–10||MISL III||11–9||105||97||5.25||4.85||2nd MISL||Semifinal||6,259|
|2010–11||MISL III||15–5||131||93||6.55||4.65||1st MISL||Runner-up||6,933|
|2011–12||MISL III||18–6||165||108||6.88||4.50||1st Eastern||Lost Final||5,961|
|2012–13||MISL III||21–5||181||108||6.96||4.15||1st MISL||Champions||5,544|
|2013–14||MISL III||17–3||147||46||7.35||2.30||1st MISL||Lost Final||6,123|
Win % = .595%
Win % = .648%
Statistics below show the all-time regular-season club leaders.  Bold indicates active Blast players.
|Game-winning goals||Denison Cabral||32|
- Kenny Cooper Sr. (1992–1994)
- Dave MacWilliams (1994–1996)
- Mike Stankovic (1996–1998)
- Kevin Healey (1998–2002)
- Sean Bowers (2002)
- Bobby McAvan (2002–2003)
- Tim Wittman (2003–2006)
- Danny Kelly (2006–present)
- Royal Farms Arena; Baltimore, Maryland (1992–2017) (previously known as Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore Arena, 1st Mariner Arena)
- SECU Arena; Towson, Maryland (2017–present)
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- Graham, Glenn (April 3, 2014). "Seeking to become 'more relevant,' Blast breaks away from MISL". The Baltimore Sun.
- Graham, Glenn (November 7, 2014). "A look at the Blast's new league, the MASL". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
- Graham, Glenn (February 18, 2016). "Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale plans to remove team from MASL, form new league". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, MD: Tribune Publishing. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
- "MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE EXPANDS TO THE SUNSHINE STATE". Major Arena Soccer League. Archived from the original on 2016-09-02. Retrieved 30 August 2016.