Congratulations to the owner/operator of Spartans 1612. In the clubs 3rd season it has been crowned BSL Champions (the first league sanctioned trophy for the club). It was a newsworthy journey for the Spartans through and through. The club started off the year a perfect 9-0-0 (a league record) and then followed that with 5 straight defeats. Much of the momentum shift had to do with the World Cup as the Spartans lost 2 DP's in Dempsey and Zusi. While, that should never be an excuse the club clearly struggled without them. After the World Cup the wins returned and the Spartans finished the season off with a 5-3 record and 14-8-0 overall. That was good enough for 3rd place in the BSL, but the mid season swoon cost the club a Majors Cup bid. In the playoffs, the Spartans defeated a very strong Alamo City side and then duked it out with the Orange County Zodiac to win in PK's to cap off a splendid season with a championship.