Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 Year In Review - Banner Season

Club's Record Setting Season Still Falls Short

The 2013 season was a banner year for the Alamo City Soccer Club.  The potential that the side had shown for years finally came to fruition as the Battle set 6 BSL records and tied another 5 records.  In capturing the Honors Trophy, Major's Cup, Founder's Cup, and Freedom Cup the Battle dominated all facets of the game and even added another Brass Cannon to their cabinet.  The one thing that eluded the club this season ?  The big one.  "Our 2009 BSL Cup is still lonely," stated Alamo City management, "and that's a shame considering the season we had."  As stated, the club did just about everything you could do in 2013 to include something it'd never done before.  "Yeah, we finally got the best of the Gunners and brought the Classic to San Antonio."  Despite all of that Alamo City didn't manage to capture the most sought after trophy of all.

It is understood around the Battle front office and training ground that the ultimate goal wasn't reached, but now that the sting of crashing out of the playoffs has worn off a bit, Captain Thierry Henry was able to properly reflect on the season.  "Certainly we wanted to win the BSL Cup.  It's the championship of the league and why we're all here.  Still, the season we had doesn't happen very often.  When you set records, win a league double, and fill your trophy case with several other pieces of hardware you have to appreciate and enjoy what you did.  It would be a shame for myself, the fans, the front office, and the guys in the locker room to miss out on what we did do simply because there was one thing we didn't."

The club fully intends to do that in mid-February with a kit launch party that will include the announcement of any retention and/or DP players for the 2014 season.  There are decisions to be made, negotiations to be had, and possibly deals to be done as the 2014 season starts now.

2013 Records set or matched:

Most wins in a single season (16)
Most points in a single season (52)
Best MOV in a single season (+38)
Most points scored in a BSL game (10)
Most players on the score sheet in a single game (9)
Most Major's Cup wins in history (9)

Longest unbeaten streak (12 matches)
Highest scoring BSL match (13 points)
Most seasons in the playoffs (3)
Most sanctioned BSL cups (4)
Most minor BSL cups (7)

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