Monday, January 17, 2011

Alamo City Surprise Announcement

Stone Oak Park Development Unveiled
- San Antonio

The Alamo City ownership group is at it again. For months, there had been a development project off of Route 1604 that many people felt was the start of SS&E's project to bring an MLS team to the Alamo City. There had been several rumors flying around but the Spurs Ownership group remained quiet on the matter. From Alamodome renovations, Alamo Stadium redevelopment, and finally the Stone Oak project the speculation was rampant.
Today the Alamo City Battle Soccer Club announced that they were the ones behind the project. Stone Oak Park was officially unveiled today with a model and several artist renditions of the final product. Not too much else was let out but that was done on purpose.
"I think we dropped a big enough bombshell with the announcement. We'll let it simmer for a bit before releasing full details on the stadium. We'd begun the project months ago as many of you are already aware. What we didn't know, was that the sale of our stadium in Maryland was going to go as quickly and smoothly as it did. A buyer came in with an offer that was actually more than our valuation and they were ready to cut the check, so to speak, right away. I can understand as that facility is brand new. Now though, we're going to have another brand new complex here in San Antonio. The model and the pictures speak for themselves. This is going to be the best soccer complex in North America, and one of the finest anywhere. AND, we will be in it this season."
We were only able to snag one of the pictures and a snapshot of the model at the press conference but we can assure you that we'll have more information the moment it is released.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Trade Winds Sweep Alamo City

BSL Teams Stockpiling Draft Picks
- San Antonio

With the MLS SuperDraft out of the way, the teams in the BSL have a little bit better picture of the players available for the 2011 season. The International Transfer Window opened January 1st, and the MLS International Window opens on the 15th. BSL teams are sure to be keen on what happens during these windows as well. Naming their two DPs early on, it looked as though Alamo City was going to get caught behind the 8 ball a little bit.

"Yeah, a few teams out there are collecting first round picks. They're valuable that's for sure. We didn't feel however, that trading one of our DP slots was going to land us a player that was better than either David Ferreira or Thierry Henry. You're talking about the reigning MLS MVP and a man that has been named the Football Association Player of the Year on two occasions. I'll give you a moment to think about it, but I highly doubt you're going to see anyone available in the draft that is better than either of those men."

Certainly personal opinion plays into it as well as the particular srategies of the owners. That said, in terms of raw ability and performance, there really aren't many out there on the level of Ferreira and Henry. As other BSL teams started to make moves and acquire 1st round picks the front office of Alamo City paid attention, but didn't really get too bothered.

"No, we're not worried about it. We're certainly paying attention yes, but not worried. We've already got the two best players in the league in our opinion. On top of that, we've got the first pick in the draft. Regardless of how many 1st round selections other teams have, we're going to get who we feel is the best available player eligible to be drafted. Before any of those stock piled draft picks kick in, we're going to have the three best players we can possibly have in an Alamo City kit.

That said, we did realize that we needed to do something. Alliance FC provided us our answer. The new club approached us about one of our players and offered their 2nd round pick in return. We took them up on the offer.

SO, we're officially announcing here that ANDY NAJAR has been traded to Alliance FC for their 2nd round pick."