back to DasMagic menuWrapUp from 10-21-2007 Championship Finals
Das Magic is the National Soccer League Second Division Champions for the 2007 out door season. Not only did we win our own blue division, only losing a single match the entire season (and did we lose that game); we won the league championship.
The championship final started out a bit dicey for the men in blue (usually the men in red). For the first twenty minutes of the match, FC Transilvania was continually on the attack, with speedy (compared to us) forwards. Our starting midfield was a mix that was unfamiliar with each other's tendencies. Consequently, even when the ball was cleared, Das failed to possess the ball in the middle of the field. Still, the defense, anchored by Trent D. at sweeper back, Alex E. on the outside and Reed S. in goal, repelled the opposition and did not allow the ball to pass the painted white line. When a few of the 'long-timers' entered the game, Das Magic's fortune began to change. At the midway point of the first half, Virgis pushed a direct kick from the twenty-five through the legs of the overmatched goal keeper. Not long after, they equalized on a defensive miscommunication. Not a team to hang our heads, another through ball off a volley from Erick and a well placed pass from Virgis allowed Timmy N. to finish off a sitter. The 2-1 lead lasted less than ten minutes when a chubby sub on the Vampires surprised everyone when he buried a thirty-foot direct kick into the side netting to Reed’s right.
Taking the field in the second half tied at two, we were relaxed and confident we could be holding the trophy at the end of the match. Chad started pushing forward on the outside left, generating several opportunities. Eventually, a quick sprint by Chad and cross to Ben S resulted in a one touch, well placed goal that beat the goalie on near post. After that, Das Magic never trailed again for the rest of the 2007 season. Chad added an accidental goal when crossing from the south east corner of the field, and Timmy N added to his team-leading goal tally with a knock in to give us a 5-2 victorious result in the Championship.
It was a great season lads, and the league agrees. We garnered three awards for our play: Das Magic FC is second division Team of the Year. Timmy Neighbors is Rookie of the Year Bob Vucinic is Manager of the Year!
On to the first division next season……’I see something….’