Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This weeks lineup - powers is captain

Philly GK that I picked up last week



Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Tough Start to the Season

The Spartans are unlikely to perform a repeat of a BSL championship. That is the sentiment from supporters after a disastrous start to the season on the personnel side.

First, shortly after naming Jermaine Jones as its third DP, it was announced that Jones was having surgery to repair a sports hernia and would be out for the first several weeks of the season.

Next, Cubo Torres went on a scoring tear, likely extending his stay in Mexico before rejoining the team, which could have been as early as May but now may be later.

Peguy Luyindula has not dressed since the preseason and it is now thought that he might be contemplating retirement.

After that, it was announced that Deshorn Brown, a high draft pick, would be sold.

And to add insult to injury, it was announced today that Clint Dempsey suffered a hamstring strain while training for USMNT duty and will likely be out for a few weeks.

It will certainly be a trying time for the Spartans in 2015. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Transaction announced:

Drop: Peguy Luyindula
Drop: Leo Stolz
Add: Seth Sinovic
Add: Amobi Okugo

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2015 Kit Announced

Today, the Spartans announced their 2015 kit, a replica jersey of Cameroon's sleeveless 2002 world cup kit, which was later banned by FIFA.

When asked by a fan group why the kit couldn't be Spartans traditional blue or even include the teams logo on it, the Chairman shrugged and walked away. It is thought that the Chairman's deep distrust of FIFA tempted him to adopt the jersey as an anti-FIFA demonstration, with hopes that they will come knocking so he can ignore them too.

San Zusi cheered the jersey choice, and is looking forward to airing it out on the field.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 Draft Update

This live report comes from the 2015 BSL Superdraft, being held in the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA.

Burud Town shocked nobody by taking the "Atomic Ant" Sebastian Giovinco with the first pick in the 2015 Superdraft. The Italian, who it is rumored will be the highest paid player in the BSL, had successful and productive spells at Parma and Juventus before coming to the BSL. More surprising was Alamo City's first round pick of Krisztian Nemeth, partially because few people in the draft room knew if it was the Hungarian Krisztian Nemeth or the Slovakian Krisztian Nemeth. Other notable picks were newcomer Cumberland FC's first round pick of a goalkeeper, Bill Hamid and Spartans first round pick of Cubo Torres, who will finish out the Torneo Clasura before joining the Spartans in May. With their first pick, CD Gunners chose returning star Kei Kamara who represents many analysts dark horse pick for the 2015 Golden Boot. Though it must be noted that predictions can be hazardous, as the previous two Golden Boot winners (Camillo Sanvezzo - 2013 and Bradley Wright-Philips - 2014) were unheralded late-round picks in their respective Superdrafts.

The second round picks comprised many of the returning US National Team stars, with Brek Shea, Mix Diskerud and Sacha Klestjan all being picked up. Newcomer Cumberland FC made up for its odd first round pick with a great second round pick in Michel, an underrated midfielder that is capable of scoring from 40 yards out as well as from the penalty spot.

Round three saw many of the league's most promising young player/leaders get chosen, with Jack McInerney, Harry Shipp, Andrew Wenger, Kelyn Rowe and Deshorn Brown being scooped up. All of these players have been in contention for the rookie of the year award at some point over the last three seasons. It remains to be seen which of these players will climb up the ranks in future seasons and which will fade into obscurity.

Round four saw the two great English mid-field marshals Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard being taken by Alamo City and OC Zodiac respectively. Neither player will join until after the end of the Premier League season, which means that in the first half of the season they will be dead weight on the roster. Newcomer SC Canada had an interesting pick in Kevin Molina, whom many leading analysts think might have a breakout season similar to Dom Dwyer's 2014 season.

As the draft progresses into the later rounds, picks become more speculative, and risk taking can be rewarded or punished. Stay tuned.

Deshorn Brown, Spartans 3rd Round Pick

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spartans announce 3rd DP for 2015 season

Today, the Chairman announced that the Spartans are pleased to announce the clubs third Designated Player, utilizing their newly acquired DP slot - German born U.S. national team stalwart Jermaine Jones. Jermaine Jones was the driving engine behind the U.S. team's run in the 2014 World Cup, Jermaine joins fellow US National team veterans Clint Dempsey and Graham Zusi as Spartan DP's and forms one-third of the midfield core.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Spartans Announce Second DP for 2015 Season

Toda, the Chairman announced that Clint Dempsey would be returning to the Spartans line-up for the 2015 season as a Designated Player. Clint Dempsey scored 13 points in the 2014 BSL season, including a hat-trick in the week five win against the Alamo City Battle. Clint then traveled to Brazil with the US National team and was a key member of that squad, before returning to help the club win its first BSL champsionship. Welcome back Clint!!!