The two inaguarl champions of the Bigtime Soccer League have come together to announce a new branding of their derby. With Montgomery County moving to Texas and re-branding to Alamo City, the NECC just didn't fit the two clubs any longer. The respective owners came together, and in conjunction with their primary sponsors, and came up with the BSL Classic.
"It represents the accomplishments of both clubs very well. We are pleased to move forward with this derby as both we and Capital District have the utmost respect for one another both on and off the field. The "classic" embodies all of that. Both Shiner and Canon will be co-sponsoring the BSL Classic and each sponsor has something special planned for the leg of the classic that they will "host."
As with everything else with the lineage of Montgomery County, the history of the Trophy will be kept. The trophy is the same that was used during the first two years of the competition. The history won't be broken or altered in any fashion. Coming into the season it is Capital District that holds the trophy.