Brew City News (2011)

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brewcitylogoBrew City News (26-Oct-2011 : Week 32)

  • Miklos Feher Cup:  Phoenix TS  are the 2011 BCFA Fantasy League champions. Though this Phoenix TS’s first Miklos Feher Cup, after winning four FA Cups, giving them a 2011 division double. Phoenix TS (824/+14) are followed by Top Shelf (807/+13), Aviators (771/+29), Dudley Street Hooligans (753/+15), Cánicas AC (737/+26), Dynamo Silver Spring (728/+5), Arrows S.C. (721/+25), Juice10 (718/+9), Turkibus (711/+17) and Redneck SC (709/+10).
  • John Thomson Cup:  Redneck SC  are the 2011 BCFA Prediction League champions after joining the division as an early season replacement. Redneck SC (589/+15) are followed by Dynamo Silver Spring (579/+0), Alewive FC (578/+20), Surreywood Rangers (576/+22), Arrows S.C. (565/+16), Top Shelf (544/+9), Dumpley Street Morons (542/+8), Aviators (535/+6), Weirder Bremen (531/+13) and Sasha Juniors (524/+17).
  • MFLS Fantasy League:  Skillz  are the 2011 MFLS Fantasy League champions after overhauling runaway leaders Phoenix TS in the final month. (Kind of like the Yankees and Red Sox). Skillz (847/+13) and Phoenix TS (824/+14) are followed by Top Shelf (807/+13), Footer Phooter (798/+18), Jogo Feito (795/+17), I <3 MLS (789/+8), El fútbol es así (783/+22), Austin Red Lightning (780/+15), Una vida contigo (776/+17) and Spanish Girls (775/+15).
  • MFLS Prediction League:  HANDtoBALLS  are the 2011 MFLS Prediction League champions. HANDtoBALLS (628/+17) are followed by 4evr Orange (605/+6), lancergolfer87 (603/+27), Mizzo FC (601/+11), Blackstone Lion (598/+14), NCL (593/+8), Redneck SC (589/+15), Taragui (589/+19), Spanish Girls (585/+12) and Ikerika-usa (583/+13). 2008 and 2009 prediction champion Hotspur, who finished 5th last year, tumbled all the way to 79th.
  • Dumpley Street Morons (33 points / 3rd place) and Aviators (28/21st) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (16-Oct-2011 : Week 31)

  • League Cup:  Dudley Street Hooligans  are the 2011 League Cup champions. Dudley reeled off six straight wins to close the season, including 32:23 in the final week over slumping Phoenix TS, the previous runaway leaders.
    Brew City League Cup
    Dudley Street Hooligans
    David Arndt

    At the bottom of the 1st Division, Sehome Mariners and Glorydaze both won, but Glorydaze’s smaller margin of victory saw them drop a position to join Weirder Bremen in relegation to the middle tier.

    In the 2nd Division, Alewive FC are champions, having jobbed JC Comets 50:23. Third place Juice10 defeated second place Turboduck SC, but failed to move into the other promotion spot, due to Alewive FC gaining at least a draw. At the other end of the order, JC Comets and Kingsbridge were relegated. For JC Comets, with consecutive demotions, it was a year long drop from the top tier to the bottom.

    In the 3rd Division, Aviators, managed by Hal Jones, are champions. Turkibus (18/+50) edged Van der Sara FC (18/+33) for the other promotion spot despite losing their final match. Finishing bottom of the entire league were Pioneer Detasselers, who will replace MurphDogs in the conference. (MurphDogs management situation has led to a delay in their obtaining a license for 2012.)

  • Alewive FC (50 points / 12th place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.
  • Get Active! Final week of the season. Need to see a trade, a change in starters, or a post in the forum to indicate you are interested in returning in 2012. Sucking is okay: Being inattentive is not.
    ★★MurphDogs: Absent week 11-15, 17-24, 26-27, 29+. Also had absences in 2009 and 2010.
    Duck Butter Bandits: Absent week 15+.
    JC Comets: Absent week 17-20, 24-26, 28+.
    Van der Sara FC: Absent week 21-25, 27-30.

Brew City News (11-Oct-2011 : Week 30)

  • League Cup: No matches this week due to MLS dicking with the schedule. Final round of matches is this upcoming week.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25. (The top 12 were all abandoned teams.)

Brew City News (6-Oct-2011 : Week 29)

  • Per the original MLS schedule, this upcoming week was supposed to be a bye for all MLS teams. Thus when I made out the cup competition schedule, the BCFA week 30 was the MLS — not MFLS — week 30, with a full slate of 11 matches. Somehow, along the way, this upcoming weekend had three matches crammed into it. It would hardly be fair to decide our league on the basis of some cobbled together, half ass, schedule. Therefore, this weekend’s matches will not count in the league standings, which will be decided by what is now MFLS week 32.
  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, former runaway leaders Phoenix TS have pissed away their lead to such an extent that they now lie third in the table. Making matters worse, they lost to the bottom side, Glorydaze, 19:6. The standings are now Dudley Street Hooligans (18/+67), mid-season replacement Redneck SC (18/+59) and Phoenix TS (18/+40). As predicted last week, the final week’s meeting between Phoenix TS and Dudley Street Hooligans will likely determine the title. At the bottom of the table, Glorydaze (6/-43), Sehome Mariners (6/-66) and Weirder Bremen (6/-93) are the relegation candidates.In the 2nd Division, the top five went 1-1-3 against the bottom five, tightening up the middle and bottom of the order, but giving a bit of breather room to the leaders, already promoted Turboduck SC (18/+72) and Alewive FC (16/+25). The teams in spots 3 to 9 could either be promoted or demoted. #10 Kingsbridge (6/-11) is relegated.In the 3rd Division, the promotion candidates are Aviators (18/+68), Turkibus (18/+51) and Van der Sara FC (15/+26). None of the three play each other in week 30. Pioneer Detasselers, despite already being confirmed as the league’s lowest side, defeated Appleton Aarhus 20:13 to score their first points of the season.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (27-Sep-2011 : Week 28)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Phoenix TS were reminded in emphatic fashion they still have some work ahead of them in their march to the title, being rogered by Redneck SC 50:14. Phoenix TS (18/+53) are followed by Dudley Street Hooligans (15/+50) and mid-season recruit Redneck SC (15/+40). With two weeks to go, the final week’s meeting between Phoenix TS and Dudley Street Hooligans will likely determine the title.The 2nd Division featured the Blowout of the Week, Turboduck SC trouncing In off the post 67:10. Turboduck SC (15/+70) are now top, followed by Alewive FC (15/+25) and Juice10 (13/+35).The 3rd Division featured the majority of the week’s top scores, with six teams finishing in the top ten. Van der Sara FC led the charge, edging hard luck Surreywood Rangers in the Match of the Week, 50:47. Final session leading scorers Aviators (15/+65) are on top by a hair, followed by the team managed by his son, Turkibus (15/+41), Van der Sara FC (15/+29) and previous leaders Geckos (12/+50). Bottom of the league Pioneer Detasselers are pointless despite outscoring seven other league sides.
  • Turboduck SC (67 points / 11th place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (20-Sep-2011 : Week 27)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, with three matches left in the season, perfect Phoenix TS hold a two game lead on four rivals, their nearest challenger being Top Shelf. At this point Phoenix TS could run out their youth team and probably still become champions. In the 2nd Division, the top five teams were all involved in narrow decisions, former leaders Mike’s Ninja Turtles losing 21:26 to Dumpley Street Morons, who are the new leaders of four teams on 12 points. In the 3rd Division, the picture is no clearer, as leaders Geckos are also only one of four teams on twelve points.
  • Phoenix TS (45 points / 12th place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (14-Sep-2011 : Week 26)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Phoenix TS continued their march to the title, winning their fifth straight 29:14 over Sehome Mariners. Dynamo Silver Spring took a big step to avoiding relegation, squeeking by Glorydaze 35:34. In the 2nd Division, Alewvive FC put the stones to former leaders In off the post 41:16. Rudderless Duck Butter Bandits were hammered as expected, 5:31 by Dumpley Street Morons. But their wailing was nothing compared to the two handed out in the 3rd Division: Geckos 65:29 Surreywood Rangers and Aviators 66:24 Appleton Aarhus.
  • Aviators (66 points / 1st place) and Geckos (65/2nd) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (30-Aug-2011 : Week 25)

  • League Cup: The 1st Division had the three lowest scoring sides in the entire league, averaging only 5.2 ‘goals’ per team. Surging Phoenix TS had the division high score of 17, and continue to lead. Of course, abandoned teams Duck Butter Bandits (25/1st) and MurphDogs (16/6th) had the high scores. In the 2nd Division, six teams are level on six points in mid-pack, including three on identical -3 ‘goal’ difference. In off the post (9/+14) and Juice10 (7/+5) are the best of a so far mediocre bunch. In the 3rd Division, the situation is nearly as bland, with five teams on six points. Geckos (9/+26) and Van der Sara FC (9/+16) are in the promotion spots.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.
  • There will be no league matches next week, due to only two MLS matches.

Brew City News (23-Aug-2011 : Week 24)

  • League Cup: Phoenix TS continued to steamroll the 1st Division, defeating Arrows S.C. 40:28. Phoenix TS remain in first on ‘goal’ difference +42 to +23 over Cánicas A.C. Glorydaze have so far found none, being at the bottom, on zero points, after finishing P5 and P6 the first two sessions of the year. In the 2nd Division, five teams are co-top on six points, led by Mike’s Ninja Turtles, whose +35 ‘goal’ difference is due to their opponents having scored a league-low 34 ‘goals’. At the bottom, unfortunate Turboduck SC lost the battle of the quackers, 22:24 to rudderless Duck Butter Bandits. In the 3rd Division, Geckos moved top on a perfect nine points, thanx to a 31:16 victory over Clockwork Orange. Previously pointless Appleton Aarhus were the week’s high scorers, doubling up Grass Pitch Please, 54:27.
  • Appleton Aarhus (54 points / 2nd place) and Top Shelf (44/17th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25. It is Top Shelf’s fourth such appearance this season. They are followed by Mike’s Ninja Turtles, Dudley Street Hooligans and Phoenix TS on three entries apiece.

Brew City News (17-Aug-2011 : Week 23)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Phoenix TS continued its march from the 3rd Division to the league title, defeating Summer champion Dynamo Silver Spring 30:27. In the week’s other high scoring match, Top Shelf edged Dudley Street Hooligans 33:29. In an interesting coincidence, three teams scored the exact same number of goals as last week Phoenix TS (30), Dudley Street Hooligans (29) and Redneck SC (32). On zero points, Dynamo Silver Spring hover just above the relegation zone. In the 2nd Division, Alewive FC are on top after defeating Juice10 26:14. In off the post are second, despite scoring only 9 and 11 ‘goals’ in the first two matches of the session. Of the six teams on a middle-of-the-road three points, five have a negative ‘goal’ difference. At the top of the 3rd Division, Aviators and Geckos are level on points (6) and ‘goal’ diff (+13), with Aviators having the slight edge on ‘goals’ scored, 52 to 49.
  • Top Shelf (33 points / 11th place), Redneck SC (32/18th) and Arrows S.C. (32/18th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (9-Aug-2011 : Week 22)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, five of the Summer’s top six lost, the exception being Cánicas A.C., which won 6:-1. Two promoted teams are in the top spots, Phoenix TS (as predicted) and Dudley Street Hooligans. In the 2nd Division, Mike’s Ninja Turtles are in first place after enjoying the Blowout of the Week, 23:-6 at the expense of JC Comets. In the 3rd Division, new boys Turkibus got a jarring wake up call, losing 6:25 to Clockwork Orange. Turkibus must now realize how tough Brew City is, top to bottom.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (3-Aug-2011)

  • Get Active! The following teams are on notice for not paying attention to their teams the last several months, and need to make moves (trades or subs) the rest of the season, or they will not be invited back in 2012:
    ★★MurphDogs: Absent week 11-15, 17+. Also had absences in 2009 and 2010.
    Duck Butter Bandits: Absent week 15+.
    JC Comets: Absent week 17+.
    Appleton Aarhus: Absent week 17+.

Brew City News (2-Aug-2011 : Week 21)

  • League Cup: The top five sides earned a collective point, but that point was earned by  Dynamo Silver Spring , making them the Summer Champion. Alewive FC and JC Comets are relegated.The story was different in the 2nd Division where FA Cup champion Phoenix TS won in style, putting Duck Butter Bandits to the sword, 52:10. Despite being the promoted side, MFLS-leading Phoenix TS must be the favorite to win the League Cup. Also promoted are Dudley Street Hooligans (18/+60) who edged Sasha Juniors (18/+50) on ‘goal’ difference. Clockwork Orange and Pioneer Detasselers are relegated.In the 3rd Division, Juice10 and Turboduck SC are promoted, the latter despite a negative ‘goal’ difference. Top scorer Shaolin Mystigods could only finish third, Turboduck SC’s 16:16 draw with Geckos in Week 15 being the difference. MurphDogs are relegated to the conference, to be replaced by newly signed Turkibus for the league’s final session.Overall, 16 of 30 teams finished on a middle of the road 12-15 points. Most hard done by were Alewive FC, who were relegated on 12 points. The only other time that happened was Spring, 2009, when MurphDogs were relegated from the 2nd Division.
  • Phoenix TS (52 points / 4rd place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (27-Jul-2011)

  • Turkibus, currently 34th in MFLS, has joined Brew City FA as our thirty-first team. Bite that Ives!

Brew City News (25-Jul-2011 : Week 20)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Dynamo Silver Spring (21/+76) moved back into the top spot on a 40:24 defeat of Weirder Bremen, while previous leaders Arrows S.C. (18/+77) fell 27:35 to Cánicas A.C. The top two sides play the bottom two sides in the final week of the summer season. JC Comets are relegated, but any of the teams from fifth to ninth place could yet join them. Blowout of the Week was in the 2nd Division, where the week’s second high scorer lambasted the low scorer 42:-1, Phoenix TS over Pioneer Detasselers. Phoenix TS (21/+99) are promoted. Dudley Street Hooligans (18/+73) are in the driver’s seat for the other up spot, with Sasha Juniors (15/+40) and Dumpley Street Morons (15/+11) having very slim chances. Clockwork Orange are relegated. In the 3rd Division top-of-table clash, Juice10 comfortably won, defeating Turboduck SC 35:9. Juice10 are champions. Turboduck SC (16/+1), Appleton Aarhus (15/+26) and Aviators (15/+15) are competing for the other promotion spot.
  • Mike’s Ninja Turtles (63 points / 3rd place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (20-Jul-2011 : Week 19)

  • League Cup: With two weeks to go, the summer title is a two horse race between new leaders Arrows S.C. (18/+85) and former top side Dynamo Silver Spring (18/+58). In the 2nd Division, Phoenix TS still lead, but were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, losing 2:8 to Kingsbridge. Four other teams have a realistic shot at promotion. In the 3rd Division, Juice10 also still lead despite also being knocked from the ranks of the perfect, losing 13:26 to Shaolin Mystigods. Though there is no longer relegation from the lower tier, the bottom four sides are all within a point of one another.
  • Dudley Street Hooligans (29 points / 18th place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (14-Jul-2011 : Week 18)

  • League Cup: No league matches this week.
  • Cánicas AC (55 points / 8th place) and Mike’s Ninja Turtles (52/15th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (6-Jul-2011 : Week 17)

  • League Cup: No league matches scheduled for this or next week.
  • Shaolin Mystigods (34 points / 3rd place) and Duck Butter Bandits (28/19th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (29-Jun-2011 : Week 16)

  • League Cup: Perhaps the biggest blowout this year was in the 1st Division, where Arrows S.C. crucified JC Comets 37:-1. Arrows S.C. again swapped spots with Dynamo Silver Spring, moving top on ‘goal’ difference +64 to +44. Sehome Mariners, Glorydaze and JC Comets are the main relegation contenders. In the 2nd Division, the top four teams all won. The only bottom half side to notch a victory was #6 Duck Butter Bandits 26:18 over Kingsbridge. Phoenix TS are top on a still perfect 18 points. In the 3rd Division, leaders Juice10 also remain perfect thanx to shading an entertaining attacking match from Surreywood Rangers, 32:29. Winning other close matches were Aviators 22:18 Grass Pitch Please and Turboduck SC 26:25 Van der Sara FC.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (22-Jun-2011 : Week 15)

  • FA Cup Final: In a nervy defensive battle,  Phoenix TS  won an unprecedented fourth FA Cup, edging Arrows S.C. by the narrowest of margins, 9:8. Phoenix TS adds the 2011 FA Cup to a row in their trophy case that already includes the 2008, 2007 and 2002 FA Cups.

    FA Cup 2009-Present
    Phoenix TS
    Michael Thomas
  • League Cup: Dynamo Silver Spring moved top on a 14:5 defeat of Glorydaze. Arrows S.C. are level on 12 points, but trail on ‘goal’ difference, +26 to +35. In the 2nd Division, Sasha Juniors won a lopsided match, pounding Pioneer Detasselers 12:-5. Phoenix TS are in first, and look a safe promotion bet with a six point lead. The 3rd Division had the three highest scores of the week—Aviators (23), Grass Pitch Please (20) and Surreywood Rangers (18)—but it also had the most flaccid match of the week, Juice10 2:-1 MurphDogs. Despite the low score, Juice10 remain top on a perfect 15 points.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (14-Jun-2011 : Week 14)

  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational:  FC Bayern Tampa  are champions, having defeated defending champions SDFC Macross 3:2.

    Mug'O'Suds
    FC Bayern Tampa
    Bob Sellers
  • FA Cup: Arrows S.C. against Phoenix TS in this week’s final.
  • League Cup: Updated.
  • In off the post (28 points / 18th place) and Grass Pitch Please (27/23rd) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (14-Jun-2011 : Week 13)

  • League Cup: Updated.
  • FA Cup: Updated.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: Updated.
  • Top Shelf (30 points / 5th place) and Van der Sara FC (24/24th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (1-Jun-2011 : Week 12)

  • League Cup: Updated.
  • FA Cup: Updated.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: In the first leg of the first semifinal, the AAPL’s FC Bayern Tampa defeated SBI’s I <3 3:2. In the second semifinal, USA vs World’s SDFC Macross defeated Brew City’s Dynamo Silver Spring 5:3.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (25-May-2011 : Week 11)

  • League Cup: Updated.
  • FA Cup: Updated.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: Many fewer goals were scored in the quarterfinal second leg, six, which five teams by themselves each exceeded in the first leg. FC Bayern Tampa advance on 7:3 aggregate over Skillz and I <3 MLS advance on 6:1 aggregate over Hotspur. In the bottom half of the bracket, all four games ended in draws, which means the first tiebreak is away goals. Due to this week’s low scores, the away teams from the first leg both advance, SDFC Macross over Wolford Wolves (7 to 0) and Dynamo Silver Spring over Dudley Street Hooligans (6 to 2).
  • Dynamo Silver Spring (33 points / 1st place), Dudley Street Hooligans (29/8th), Phoenix TS (29/8th), Sasha Juniors (27/17th) and Dave Looks Like Pete Vagenas (26/25th) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (17-May-2011 : Week 10)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Alewive FC ruined JC Comets party 36:20, handing the title to  Top Shelf on ‘goal’ difference -31 to 66. Sasha Juniors and Dumpley Street Morons are relegated.In the 2nd Division, the only two teams which changed places were middle of the pack Kingsbridge and Pioneer Detasselers. Arrows S.C. and Sehome Mariners are promoted, while Turboduck SC and Shaolin Mystigods are relegated. In the 3rd Division, Duck Butter Bandits lost their perfect record 32:35 to Phoenix TS, who top the standings as a result. Both are promoted. At the other end of the division, the two bottom sides played, Grass Pitch Please salvaged some pride by molesting MurphDogs 47:11.
  • FA Cup: In the second leg of the first knockout round, only one team who lost the first leg managed to win the second, butt none of the first leg losers advanced. Glorydaze came closest, winning the second leg 42:35 over Arrows S.C., which advanced on 47:42 aggregate. The quarterfinal matchups will be Alewive FC-Top Shelf, Juice10-Arrows S.C., Duck Butter Bandits-Mike’s Ninja Turtles and Phoenix TS-Weirder Bremen.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The first leg of the quarterfinals were an across the board track meet. FC Bayern Tampa trounced Skillz 6:3, I <3 MLS hammered Hotspur 5:1, Dudley Street Hooligans and Dynamo Silver Spring drew 6s and, even more amazingly, Wolford Wolves and SDFC Macross drew 7s. Wow, the bottom of the bracket looks hot!
  • Dudley Street Hooligans (50 points / 25th place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (10-May-2011 : Week 9)

  • League Cup: With a week to go in the Spring Championship, JC Comets (18/-15) are still top of the 1st Division with a negative ‘goal’ difference. Their margin for error is razor thin, as Top Shelf (15/+62), Dynamo Silver Spring (15/+31) and Weirder Bremen (15/+10) are just behind. Four teams are still in relegation trouble. In the 2nd Division, four teams are still eligible for promotion—Arrows S.C. (18/+42), Sehome Mariners (18/+41), Clockwork Orange (18/+35) and Dudley Street Hooligans (15/+2)—while four are in danger. The 3rd Division had the Match of the Day, Phoenix TS 20:18 Surreywood Rangers. Duck Butter Bandits (24/+59) and Phoenix TS (22/+115) are promoted, with the only question who gets the honor of first—a question which will be settled when the sides meet in the season’s final match.
  • FA Cup: The first leg of the first knockout round was held. Alewive FC won despite the league’s second third lowest ‘goal’ total of the week, edging In off the post 3:2. Other close scores include Dumpley Street Morons 4:6 Juice10 and Weirder Bremen 5:7 Pioneer Detasselers. The teams feeling more comfortable about advancing are Top Shelf, Arrows S.C., Duck Butter Bandits, Mike’s Ninja Turtles and Phoenix TS.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: Of the eight matches in the first leg of the first knockout round, six were won by two or more goals, leaving the losing sides a mountain to climb in the second leg. mountain all failed to scale. Top Shelf, 1:3 first leg losers, came closest defeating Hotspur 2:1 to fall on 3:4 aggregate. #12 Hotspur meet #6 I <3 MLS in the quaterfinal after I <3 MLS won after their first leg ended in a draw. Skillz advance on 3:1 aggregate after locking down Redneck SC 0:0 in the second leg. In the other quarterfinal of the top bracket, #22 Skillz next meet #29 FC Bayern Tampa, the round’s co-top scorer with eight goals. In the bottom bracket, #1 SDFC Macross, the other scorer of eight goals, meet #28 Wolford Wolves in one quarterfinal, while #19 Dudley Street Hooligans get to deal with #2 Dynamo Silver Spring. The division breakdown for the next round is USA vs World(x4), Brew City FA (x2), All American Premier League (x1) and Soccer By Ives (x1).
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (3-May-2011 : Week 8)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, JC Comets (15 points / -18 ‘goal’ diff) are the first team in Brew City history to be in the top spot with a negative ‘goal’ difference. They are followed by five teams on 12 points. In the 2nd Division, four teams are level at the top on 15 points. In the 3rd Division, Duck Butter Bandits remain perfect.
  • FA Cup: The last of three group matches was conducted. The teams advancing to the knockout stage are Top Shelf (A1), Phoenix TS (A2), Weirder Bremen (B1), Arrows S.C. (B2), Mike’s Ninja Turtles (C1), Cánicas A.C. (C2), Dynamo Silver Spring (D1), Alewive FC (D2), JC Comets (D3), Dumpley Street Morons (E1), Geckos (E2), Glorydaze (F1), Juice10 (F2), In off the post (G1), Duck Butter Bandits (G2) and Pioneer Detasselers (G3). Here is the knockout round draw:
    2 - In off the post (G1)
    1 - Alewive FC (D2)
    
    1 - Top Shelf (A1)
    3 - Geckos (E2)
    
    1 - Dumpley Street Morons (E1)
    3 - Juice10 (F2)
    
    1 - Glorydaze (F1)
    2 - Arrows S.C. (B2)
    
    3 - Duck Butter Bandits (G2)
    1 - Cánicas A.C. (C2)
    
    2 - Mike's Ninja Turtles (C1)
    1 - JC Comets (D3)
    
    1 - Dynamo Silver Spring (D1)
    3 - Phoenix TS (A2)
    
    1 - Weirder Bremen (B1)
    2 - Pioneer Detasselers (G3)
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: First match of the two leg first knockout round was held. See link for results.
  • Phoenix TS (51 points / 4th place), Top Shelf (45/11), Juice10 (45/11) and Mike’s Ninja Turtles (44/19) all placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (26-Apr-2011 : Week 7)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, the bottom four sides all won, considerably tightening up the table. Despite losing, Glorydaze (12/+21) are still top. JC Comets (12/-20) are second despite their poor ‘goal’ difference. They are followed by five teams on nine points, and two on seven. In the 2nd Division, former leaders Clockwork Orange got hammered 33:11 by Arrows S.C. (15/+39), who jump over Dudley Street Hooligans (15/+28) into first place. 21 of 30 league teams scored the same number of ‘goals’ as another team, but it lead to only two draws, both in the 3rd Division, Phoenix TS 27:27 Grass Pitch Please and Van der Sara FC 17:17 Geckos. New leaders Duck Butter Bandits (18/+47) are the league’s only perfect team, while cellar dwellers Murphdogs (0/-82) are the only team without a point.
  • FA Cup: The second of three group rounds was held. In all seven groups, the leader is on six points, the middle two teams are on three points, and the last place team is on zero points, so every team still has a chance of making the knockout round. The current leaders are Top Shelf (A), Weirder Bremen (B), Mike’s Ninja Turtles (C), JC Comets (D), Dumpley Street Morons (E), Glorydaze (F) and Duck Butter Bandits (G).
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (20-Apr-2011)

  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The random knockout round draw was held:
     #8 Redneck SC (A3) ... Brew City FA
    #22 Skillz (F1) ... USA vs World
    
    #15 Arrows S.C. (A2) ... Brew City FA
    #29 FC Bayern Tampa (D1) ... All American Premier League
    
    #11 Top Shelf (C2) ... Brew City FA
    #12 Hotspur (D3) ... USA vs World
    
    #33 Weirder Bremen (D2) ... Brew City FA
     #6 I <3 MLS (F2) ... Soccer By Ives
    
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    #28 Wolford Wolves (B3) ... USA vs World
    #14 Hounds FC (F3) ... All American Premier League
    
    #32 Avengers (B2) ... Casbah
     #1 SDFC Macross (A1) ... USA vs World
    
    #19 Dudley Street Hooligans (E1) ... Brew City FA
    Scr The Laws of Lalas (C1) ... USA vs World
    
     #2 Dynamo Silver Spring (B1) ... Brew City FA
    #13 Newport FC (E2) ... USA vs World
    

Brew City News (18-Apr-2011 : Week 6)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Glorydaze stayed top by defeating Redneck SC 28:16. Glorydaze have 12 points, followed by three teams on nine points. (Amazingly, two of those have negative ‘goal’ difference.) In the 2nd Division, Clockwork Orange also stayed top, defeating Shaolin Mystigods 25:11. Clockwork Orange (12/+43) are closely followed by Dudley Street Hooligans (12/+27) and Arrows S.C. (12/+17). Clockwork Orange and Arrows S.C. have a show down this upcoming weekend. In the 3rd Division, the haves continued to have, while the have nots continued not to have. Two perfect teams are up in Phoenix TS (15/+86) and Duck Butter Bandits (15/+38), while Aviators (12/+85) have a very healthy ‘goal’ difference as well. The four teams at the bottom are on a collective -215 ‘goal’ difference. Overall, throughout the league, nine teams are averaging a paltry 12 ‘goals’ or fewer per match, with Appleton Aarhus (5.6) only slightly ahead of Grass Pitch Please (5.4). Time to pick it up!
  • FA Cup: The new for 2011 three game FA Cup group round kicked off. In Group D, Alewive FC took a huge step towards knockout round qualification, defeating Dynamo Silver Spring 31:21. Yet Alewive are only second to JC Comets, who trounced Van der Sara FC 30:7. Group G was the sewer group, as the four teams scored a total of 19 ‘goals’, lead by Duck Butter Bandits 12. The early group leaders: Phoenix TS (A), Aviators (B), Mike’s Ninja Turtles (C), JC Comets (D), Dumpley Street Morons (E), Glorydaze (F) and In off the post (G).
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25, though the top four teams have made a combined one roster change all season.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The new for 2011 three round group phase concluded. Yet, as before, the top two teams in each group, plus the four best third place teams, advance. Should be more variance in the quality of the advancing teams, as it is easier for a lesser to team to maintain a hot streak. Let’s see how it turned out …In Group A, all four teams finished level on four points, with SDFC Macross (A1) and Arrows S.C. (A2) ahead on goal difference (the first tie break), while Redneck SC (A3) edged ahead of Seattle SC (A4) on the third tie break, head-to-head score. (The second tie break is goals scored, of which they were even at two.) Two teams turned a perfect nine points, Dynamo Silver Spring (B1) and Skillz (F1). The only team without a point was Dumpley Street Morons (D4). The most scored upon team was Alewive FC (F4), who nonetheless scored as many or more goals, three, than five teams which advanced. Three points were required to advance as a third place team, with Wolford Wolves (B3) and Hounds FC (F3) being the last chance qualifiers. Former champions Poplar Point United (E3, 2003) and unclean sheets (E4, 2008 and 2009) failed to advance. The full list of advancing teams:
     #1 SDFC Macross (A1) ... USA vs World
     #2 Dynamo Silver Spring (B1) ... Brew City FA
     #6 I <3 MLS (F2) ... Soccer By Ives
     #8 Redneck SC (A3) ... Brew City FA
    #11 Top Shelf (C2) ... Brew City FA
    #12 Hotspur (D3) ... USA vs World
    #13 Newport FC (E2) ... USA vs World
    #14 Hounds FC (F3) ... All American Premier League
    #15 Arrows S.C. (A2) ... Brew City FA
    #19 Dudley Street Hooligans (E1) ... Brew City FA
    #22 Skillz (F1) ... USA vs World
    #28 Wolford Wolves (B3) ... USA vs World
    #29 FC Bayern Tampa (D1) ... All American Premier League
    #32 Avengers (B2) ... Casbah
    #33 Weirder Bremen (D2) ... Brew City FA
    Scr The Laws of Lalas (C1) ... USA vs World

Brew City News (12-Apr-2011 : Week 5)

  • League Cup: The ten teams of the 3rd Division out scored the 1st Division by an average of 17.5 to 17.1. Both were well ahead of the middle tier, who managed a meager 8.4 ‘goals’ apiece. (Shaolin Mystigods -4 was low score of the week, but they were joined by three others on -2.) In the 1st Division, in their first league meeting in many years, Alewive FC defeated Top Shelf 29:22. Glorydaze are now top, on 9 points. In the 2nd Division, Formerly perfect Arrows S.C. flamed out in spectacular fashion, losing -2:8 to Dudley Street Hooligans. Clockwork Orange won the Blowout of the Week, 27:-2 over In off the post, to go top. In the 3rd Division, Phoenix TS and Duck Butter Bandits remain unbeaten and untied At the other end of the table, Grass Pitch Please finally pulled themselves into positive ‘goals’ for the season. (They had zero through three weeks.)
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: After two of three group rounds, all four teams in Group A are level on 3 points, SDFC Macross having the slight edge. In Group B, Dynamo Silver Spring are through to the knockout round thanx to defeating FC Byrd Turgler 3:1. In Group C, husband defeated wife as Top Shelf edged FC Chunkers 3:2. In Group D, FC Bayern Tampa lead having not given up a goal. In Group E, Newport FC are ahead of Dudley Street Hooligans on goal difference. (Dudley Street Hooligans are the only other team with a perfect defense, but their anemic attack has managed only one goal.) In Group F, I <3 MLS beat Hounds FC 4:0 after losing last week 0:3. Quite the bounceback. Skillz lead.
  • FA Cup: The FA Cup qualifiers are set with Grass Pitch Please (28 points) and Appleton Aarhus (27) odd men out. (Appleton Aarhus also missed out last year.) The groups:
     1 ... Phoenix TS ............. 92
     8 ... Top Shelf .............. 71
    15 ... Sehome Mariners ........ 59
    22 ... Turboduck SC ........... 50
    
     2 ... Aviators ............... 90
     9 ... Kingsbridge ............ 70
    16 ... Weirder Bremen ......... 58
    23 ... Arrows S.C. ............ 47
    
     3 ... Cánicas AC ............. 83
    10 ... Dudley Street Hooligans  68
    16 ... Mike's Ninja Turtles ... 58
    24 ... Sasha Juniors .......... 46
    
     4 ... Dynamo Silver Spring ... 81
    10 ... Alewive FC ............. 68
    18 ... JC Comets .............. 55
    24 ... Van der Sara FC ........ 46
    
     5 ... Redneck SC ............. 79
    12 ... Clockwork Orange ....... 67
    19 ... Dumpley Street Morons ... 53
    26 ... Geckos ................. 45
    
     6 ... Glorydaze .............. 78
    12 ... Juice10 ................ 67
    20 ... Surreywood Rangers ..... 52
    27 ... Shaolin Mystigods ...... 40
    
     7 ... Duck Butter Bandits .... 75
    14 ... In off the post ........ 61
    20 ... Pioneer Detasselers .... 52
    28 ... MurphDogs .............. 39
  • Juice10 (34 points / 22nd place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25, the first time they have done so in five years. (In fact, it is their first honor of any sort since that last weekly award.)

Brew City News (5-Apr-2011)

  • Redneck SC have taken the place of I <3 MLS, who quit the division. In the League Cup, Redneck SC subsequently defeated Alewive FC 20:2, putting the newcomers atop the 1st Division on goal difference.

Brew City News (4-Apr-2011 : Week 4)

  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, Dumpley Street Morons leads a group of four sides on six points. In the 2nd Division, Arrows S.C. are in sole position of the lead, thanx to a stingy defense which has only given up 19 ‘goals’ in three matches. The 3rd Division continues to be a case of haves and have nots, as Phoenix TS lead three teams on a perfect 9 points, while the bottom three sides are on 0 points and a collective -138 ‘goals’.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The new, shorter, 3-games at a neutral site, Mug group stage kicked off. My admin work was greatly simplified by Glenn McDonald’s awesome tool. Redneck SC (A), Dynamo Silver Spring (B), FC Bayern Tampa (D) and Hounds FC (F) are the early undisputed group leaders. Group C has a four-way, as both matches ended in 1:1 draws. Poplar Point United and Newport FC are co-leaders of Group E.
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (28-Mar-2011 : Week 3)

  • Nationwide Super Cup: Top Shelf lost its second Nationwide Super Cup in two years, 55:83 to  Dynamo Silver Spring , who won both prediction and both fantasy matchups, the first such sweep of the modern era.

    Nationwide Super Cup
    Dynamo Silver Spring
    Mark Lewis
  • League Cup: In the 1st Division, 2004 League Champion newly-promoted JC Comets are back on top thanx to a 21:17 defeat of 2010 champion Dynamo Silver Spring. Eight teams are on three points. The 2nd Division had both the game of the week and the blowout of the week. First the good news: Dudley Street Hooligans edged Sehome Mariners 28:26. Then the ugly news: this week’s high scorer, In off the post, obliterated this week’s low scorer, Shaolin Mystigods, 42:-4. Kingsbridge lead the division. In the 3rd Division, with the exception of traditional top level Aviators and Phoenix TS (now co-leaders), the other eight sides proved why they are in the bottom tier, scoring only 25 ‘goals’ between them.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The playin round was conducted. Groupings will be released in a day or two.Los Beatos 0:0 Weirder Bremen1 (Thornton 1:0 Sutton)
    Headhunter FC 3:3 Avengers1 (Hartman 2:0 Frei)
    Seattle SC 3:2 Short Bus Kids FC
    cincinnati contomati 2:3 FC Bayern Tampa
    Wolford Wolves 4:2 Cánicas A.C.
    Aviators 0:3 Poplar Point United
  • In off the post (42 points / 1st place) placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (22-Mar-2011 : Week “1” & 2)

  • Nationwide Super Cup: Dynamo Silver Spring, the 2011 Miklos Feher Cup fantasy champion, have a 39:25 lead over Top Shelf, the 2011 John Thomson Cup prediction champion, after the first of two legs. Dynamo hold a 21:11 fantasy, and 18:14 prediction, advantage.
  • League Cup: The Spring Championship kicked off. Dynamo Silver Spring begin this year where they ended last, atop the league, thanx to a 21:13 victory over promoted Alewive FC. 2nd Division leaders are Shaolin Mystigods, who defeated Dudley Street Hooligans 26:13. The three largest margins of victory were in the 3rd Division, where top-level mainstay Aviators had high score, trouncing low score Grass Pitch Please 27:1. Also wracking up big wins were Phoenix TS 25:8 over Appleton Aarhus and Juice10 25:11 over MurphDogs.
  • Mug’O’Suds Invitational: The playin round pairings are set:
    #36 Los Beatos - La Armada Invencible
    #33 Weirder Bremen - Brew City FA
    
    #34 Headhunter FC - WizardsMFLS
    #32 Avengers - Casbah
    
    unseeded Seattle SC - All American Premier League
    #30 Short Bus Kids FC - ROOKIE BALL
    
    #24 cincinnati contomati - La Armada Invencible
    #29 FC Bayern Tampa - All American Premier League
    
    #28 Wolford Wolves - USA vs World
    #35 Cánicas A.C. - Brew City FA
    
    #38 Aviators - Brew City FA
    #40 Poplar Point United - Argy Bargy Insiders
  • No Brew City side placed in the MFLS Weekly Top 25.

Brew City News (14-Mar-2011)

  • ★★ A double blue star indicates a Brew City FA original founding team which is still in the division as of 2011. (Brew City was founded in 1999.)
  •  A blue star indicates a Brew City FA which has been in the division for five or more years.
  • 2011 team lineup (30 of 30 teams):
    	IN: Alewive FC ★★
    	IN: Appleton Aarhus 
    	IN: Arrows S.C. 
    	IN: Aviators 
    	IN: Cánicas A.C.
    	IN: Clockwork Orange 
    	IN: Duck Butter Bandits
    	IN: Dudley Street Hooligans
    	IN: Dynamo Silver Spring 
    	IN: Geckos  
    	IN: Glorydaze
    	IN: Grass Pitch Please
    	IN: I <3 MLS new!
    	IN: In off the post 
    	IN: JC Comets ★★
    	IN: Juice10 
    	IN: Kingsbridge
    	IN: Dumpley Street Morons
    	IN: Mike's Ninja Turtles 
    	IN: MurphDogs ★★ 
    	IN: Phoenix TS 
    	IN: Pioneer Detasselers ★★
    	IN: Sasha Juniors new!
    	IN: Sehome Mariners 
    	IN: Shaolin Mystigods 
    	IN: Surreywood Rangers 
    	IN: Top Shelf ★★
    	IN: Turboduck SC
    	IN: Van der Sara FC
    	IN: Weirder Bremen 

    	OUT: Mohawks
    	OUT: Darcian Greywacke 
    	OUT: Real Hillsdale 
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