2018 RON NEWMAN CUP SET FOR MARCH 25, 2018
BETWEEN MONTERREY FLASH AND BALTIMORE BLAST
KANSAS CITY (March 19, 2017) – Following the completion of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals this past weekend, the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced the schedule for the 2018 Ron Newman Cup Championship. The Monterrey Flash, as the owners of the league’s best regular season record, will host the Baltimore Blast on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. CST/ 7:05 p.m. EST.
The Blast have reached the finals in 10 of their last 11 seasons, winning five championships (2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2017) during that period. This will be the third time the Blast have played Monterrey in the championship. The Blast defeated Monterrey in 2008 and lost to the Flash in the 2015 MASL title game. There are eighteen players from that 2015 game on this year’s rosters, with each team returning nine players. The Blast have won 8 championships in the last 15 years, and are seeking their 10th overall championship on Sunday.
As part of the Championship Week festivities, the MASL will host a Press Conference on Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. At the press conference, Commissioner Joshua Schaub will speak on the state of the league, award the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.
On Sunday, fans of arena soccer can enjoy a full day of Championship excitement on MASLtv. The MASL’s developmental league, MASL2 (M2), will broadcast the inaugural M2 Third Place Game at 10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time and the Championship game at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
RON NEWMAN CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Monterrey Flash vs Baltimore Blast – Sunday, March 25, 5:05 p.m. CST/ 7:05 p.m. EST at Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico