PREVIEW: SEAWOLVES HOST DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

by Austin David

Orlando, FL – Following their opening season loss to the St. Louis Ambush, the Orlando SeaWolves will look to bounce back as they host the defending champion Baltimore Blast on Friday evening at 7:35 p.m. EST. The match will be televised online at masl.tv

“This is a real David and Goliath scenario,” SeaWolves Head Coach Tom Traxler said. “The Blast is a team with 10 indoor championships under their belt. Three-time MASL champions, current reigning champions, and a fantastic organization. This will be the biggest test we’ve had as an organization to date, against, what I would consider, the catalyst franchise in MASL. Their a franchise that everybody wants to emulate and wants to be. For us, we’re going to have to work hard and be very, very good on the night.” 

Following the injury to goalkeeper Piotr Sliwa, Rainer Hauss, who played most of the game against the Ambush, will start in goal. 

Baltimore enters the match with a 2-1 record, coming off a 7-6 win over Utica City FC. Blast midfielder Tony Donatelli currently leads the team in points scored and is tied for 4th in points scored in the MASL.

This will be the first of two meetings between the two teams. The other game between the two will take place in Baltimore on March 22nd.

Following this weekend’s games, the SeaWolves have one more home game, hosting the Mississauga MetroStars on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets for Friday night's game are still available starting at just $15. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or in person at the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office. Doors for will open at 6:25pm for season ticket holders and 6:35pm for the general public. There will be $2 draft beers, sodas, and hotdogs at the concession stands from doors open till kickoff.