Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Celenza To Retire From Blast At End Of Season

The Baltimore Blast announced the retirement of 11-year veteran forward Guiliano Celenza Tuesday, effective at the end of the current Major Indoor Soccer League season.

Celenza is one of four Blast players to reach the 400-point plateau in their career (currently at 424) and one of three to play in over 200 games.

In 15 games this season, he has scored 26 points.

A two-time MISL All-Star and All-League player, Celenza has won five MISL championships with the Blast and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 MISL All-Star Game, in which he scored a hat trick and assisted on another goal as Team USA beat Team World 10-1.

In the 2005-06 season, he led the league in goals with 38.

Baltimore will hold a pregame ceremony in his honor before their game Friday at First Mariner Arena against the Chicago Riot.

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