Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Magic Mauro Leads Battle To Win on First Kick

Midfield Maestro Strikes Golazo Free Kick to Spark Battle

Featured Match, First Kick, Clash of the Champions, a full 90 struggle, and it was all just week one of the 2014 BSL season.  In the showcase match on first kick weekend, Mauro Diaz put in a masterful performance to guide the Alamo City Battle to the full three points against defending BSL Cup Champion Burud Town.  The match was back and forth as both clubs came out swinging to try and get a leg up.  With Burud Town looking to take control of the match behind their duo from Vancouver, Diaz stepped up to the plate and made sure that didn't happen.  The rest of the club followed suit and, just like last season, the entire roster proved to be a threat.  The match ended 5-4 in favor of the Battle.  The club saw five different players on the score sheet.  This is becoming a familiar scene in Alamo City box scores, and it's by design.

With usual team captain Thierry Henry held out due to the playing surface in Vancouver, it was already on the rest of the roster to step up in week one.  Not a problem and it was never going to be if you had paid attention to the Alamo City off-season and draft.  It was all calculated from the get go and the roster performed magically.

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