Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Spartans Announce First DP for 2015 season

Today, the Chairman announced that the Spartans 1612 football club signed Graham Zusi to his third designated player contract in as many seasons.

Zusi was the Spartans first round draft pick in their inaugural season and has been a mainstay in the Spartans starting lineup ever since. In 2012, Zusi led the team with 13 points for the Spartans in 20 starts, earning five man-of-the-match honors and team MVP. In 2013, Zusi contributed 9 points to his team's winning record, including a week 1 hat trick. In 2014, including a long spell away from the Squad for World Cup duty, Zusi scored 8 points en route to a BSL Championship winning season, including a club and league leading 10 game wining streak.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Spartans Win BSL Championship, Start of Dynasty

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On Sunday the Spartans 1612 Football Club celebrated its penalty kick victory over the Zodiac in the 2014 BSL Championship. The match was the highest scoring and most intense BSL Final in the league's history, and was a brutal back and forth flurry of scores from both teams. It was a true team effort as seven different field players contributed to the box score. The Chairman expressed his delight on Sunday by giving the entire team significant bonuses for their season long effort, and also commended the Zodiac for their effort and dedication. With the core of the Spartan's midfield expected to return next season, this could be the start of a dynasty of success and positive results for the young club.

The Fans also released its list of tea awards concurrent with the victory:

2014 Golden Boot Winner: Bradley Wright-Phillips
2014 MVP: Graham Zusi
2014 Defender of the Year Award: Seth Sinovic
2014 Most Improved Player: Michel 
2014 Newcomer of the Year: Jermaine Jones

The Spartans wish the Majors Cup participants good luck in the upcoming tournament.

Spartan's Veteran Midfield Core

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BSL Finals Preview and Lineup (W-P is captain)

The Spartans are a club of haves and have nots. The club has the Golden Boot winner the last two years The club has the record for the most ties in a season and the longest winning streak. The club does not have any major silverware. Spartans will hope to change that when they take on the OC Zodiac, a club that has seen a lot of success in its two years in the league but also lacks silverware.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week 7 Recap: The Deuce is Loose

Yesterday the Spartans extended their perfect start to the season with a 5-4 win over Gateway United. Spartans DP Clint Dempsey scored two assists late in the game to draw even and then finish off the opponents, bringing Clint's total to nine points over the first seven games of the season.

Clint Dempsey came to the Spartans last season, when the club released future Golden Boot winner Camilo Sanvezzo in order to win Dempsey's rights. There was some fan unrest at the move, given Camilo's excellent form and Dempsey's waning form for Tottenham. The Chairman's move was vindicated though when Camilo left the league for Liga MX in an awkward transfer situation.

Dempsey has already gelled with fellow offensive playmaker San Zusi and goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Dempsey said "The more Clint's you have on a team, the better!"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week 6 Lineup - Dempsey is Captain

This weekend the Spartans will attempt try to continue their league best 5-game winning streak against the OC Zodiac. The Spartans will be without Graham Zusi, their longtime Designated Player.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New (old) 2014 Kit Announced

Today, they Chairman announced the release of the club's kit for the 2014 season, the "Denim Jersey" that the United States National Team wore in the 1994 world cup. The kit is often described as one of the ugliest ever worn on a pitch. It remains unclear what copyrights the Chairman is infringing upon.

2014 Squad Announced

Today, the Chairman announced the squad for the 2014 BSL season.

Designated Players:
Graham Zusi (3rd season with Spartans)
Clint Dempsey (2nd season with Spartans)

Retention Players:
Chance Myers (2nd season with Spartans)

Round 1: Patrice Bernier
Round 2: Felipe Martins
Round 2: Jackson
Round 3: Michel
Round 4: Russel Teibert
Round 5: Omar Salgado
Round 6: Dax McCarty
Round 7: Bradley Wright-Philips
Round 8: Clint Irwin
Round 9: Charlie Davies
Round 10: Jonny Steele

The Spartans kick off the 2014 season against Union Southern California this coming weekend.