Congratulations to the owner/operator of Capital District for winning the Majors Cup for a third time. This is the Gunners 7th league award and the 2nd for 2017. After winning 3 of 4 match qualifiers, Capital District won 2 of 3 in the group stage. Then defeated a very tough Toronto FC lineup in the Semi's, and then capping it off with an 8-5 win over rival Alamo City in the Final.
With scores from 7 different players, Capital District prevailed to win the clubs 3rd Majors Cup trophy and "the Double" in 2017. David Villa was the man of the match with 2 goals, but he was supported by the rest of the lineup from top to bottom. Alamo City had a great run and put up a good fight including a hat trick from Mauro Diaz.
One of these clubs is one win away from becoming the first club to win the Majors Cup Championship 3 times. Alamo City is 2-0 in MC Finals winning in 2012 and 2013. Capital District is also 2-0 in MC Finals winning in 2011 and 2015. Both these sides have won their fair share of titles in their history. Alamo City is looking for the clubs 5th overall Championship, while Capital District is looking for the clubs 7th overall championship.
This season these clubs have played each other 3 times. In week 5, Capital District won 6-3. Alamo City won 7-5 in match 3 of MC Qualifiers, then in week 15, they tied 8-8. All-time the Gunners lead 13 wins 5 losses 5 ties, with all-time scoring the Gunners leading 103-81. Alamo City is 2-0-0 all-time vs Capital District in postseason matches. Alamo City won 3-0 in the 2009 BSL Cup Final and won 5-3 in a 2012 Majors Cup group match.