It’s Christmas come early for soccer fans. Managers and coaches have agreed to collaborate and go ahead with the tournament early. This will be the first tournament with the new young team The Halestorm. The other managers decided to vote the young team in when they noticed the impressive wingers and success of the team. The matches will go underway on 3/27/2012. The returning champs Downtown Imprints will take on the Springfield Tenderfoots. The Tenderfoots won the first ever Cheesehead Cup and look to bring the Cup back to their fans. Downtown narrowly won last years Cheesehead Cup on goal differential. This looks to be a great first match. Of the previous times these two teams have played, the Tenderfoot’s seem to be a better team on paper and have proven that with a record against Downtown at 3-1. During those three wins, the first one was a blow out 5-0 and the next two were narrowly won by a score of 4-3. The players to keep your eyes on will be the Tenderfoot’s Sam Mackenzie and Downtown’s Cengizhan Birdal. One thing is for sure, it looks to be a good match and Downtown will have to come ready to play to push through the dominating midfield of the Tenderfoots.
The Tenderfoot’s purchased a new German defender, Mario Mersdorf. Mersdorf was bought from a Welsh league where the 26 year old German did not have a good showing. The Tenderfoot’s are taking a chance purchasing the German while injured. It looks as if the Tenderfoot’s are attempting to add to the already well balanced team. The Tenderfoot’s have fairly big risk with a grand amount of money, Mersdorf will look to be ready by the Cheesehead Cup.
The other game will pit Jotunheim Wanderer’s against the newly added Halestorm. The Halestorm look to show themselves worthy of being added to this tournament. The Halestorm are a young team and may have trouble with the seasoned Wanderer’s. The Wanderer’s have a nearly impenetrable defense led by Sergio Costa Rocha. The Wanderer’s have shown some missteps in the previous Cheesehead Cup’s. They have always played well, but not well enough to bring home the trophy. Manager S. Ragnarsson is hoping to change that this time around. The Halestorm’s spokesperson stated in a press conference that The Halestorm are looking to be competitive in their first appearance.
We understand that the other teams have more experience in tournament play and have been around a little longer than us. We hope to prove as a worth opponent and use the experience to better our team. We will go in for a win and do not look to get defeated easy. We play to win.
Their is a lot riding on this tournament and will be exciting. Better look to get your tickets now before all of the games are sold out.