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Postby Cardenao » Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:28 pm

Cardenao Domestic Sports Newswire


This is a Domestic Sports Newswire for all sports in Cardenao. The main focus will be on football but other sports will be added. Please do not post in this thread unless approved by myself or else I will have no choice but to pursue legal action. Thank you for your help here and I hope you enjoy!
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The Cardonian MegaPower League
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The recently formed Cardenao MegaPower League is the top flight of the Cardonian football pyramid and is contested between 20 most honorable teams. It is structured as a triple round-robin with each team playing the other three times over the course of a season. In this format, team X will play team Y once at home, once away, and once at the neutral Stadi Nacional in New Cardonia. The bottom three teams will suffer a humiliating relegation to the puny Cardenao Power League which is structured in a more traditional double round-robin format. The top three teams of the Cardenao Power League are promoted to the Cardenao MegaPower League and so the vicious cycle begins again! The tiebreakers are ordered as follows: Points, Head to Head, Goal Differential.

Prior to the formation of the Cardenao MegaPower League, top level domestic play was contested as the Cardonian Seria-A however with the recent international emergence of Cardenao on to the world stage sparked a slight rebrand for football in the nation. To that end, we are simply going to ignore any former domestic footballing stuff and simply wipe our hands clean of that!

Now check out the teams for the first ever Cardenao MegaPower League season!!!

Alameda Desperados

Home Kit: Red-Gold-White
Away Kit: White–Red-White
Alternate Kit: Black-White-Red
Stadium: Il Palomino (27,223)
Manager: Sebastiano Guerco (37)
Captain: Ibai Acosta-Vargas
Key Player: Ibai Acosta-Vargas
Media Prediction: 3rd. The Red and Golds have the most creative wide player in the game in Ibai Acosta-Vargas and addition of Dome Odoma of Cosumar is sure to be a good combination, while the transfer of Niba Puna of Quebec will ensure the net is well tended to at the other end. All eyes will be on U21 national teamer Gelson Mukendi to organize the backline while Jamie Persuapuade will try to do the same, ensuring Gonzalo Valiente and Miguelito can focus on maximizing their eye for the game. Solid defense, good midfield, great attack, what more can you ask for?
Niba Punu (GK/Que/1m)
Francois Lemercier(RB/Savigliane/Free)-Gelson Mukendi(RCB/U21)-Barnam Cardona(LCB)-Jonny Pence(LB)
Miguelito Pereira(RCM)—Jamie Persuapuade(CM)—Gonzalo Valiente(LCM)
Paolo Van Montanari(RW/U21)—Dome Odoma(ST/Cosumar/Free)—Ibai Acosta-Vargas(LW/NT)


Alexandria FC

Home Kit: Red/white sides-White-White
Away Kit: Teal/dark blue vertical stripes–Teal-White
Alternate Kit: Black with red graphic-Black-Black with red top
Stadium: The Library (7,777)
Manager: Gus Sollihan (54)
Captain: Stefan Leudarmen
Key Player: Alexio Minkov
Media Prediction: 6th. Manager Gus Sollihan will seek to instill a defensive attitude to make the most out of his players. Gessepo and Christor Agilov make a strong partnership in defense while foreign Antonie Jaugermann will be interesting to see in goal. Guillaume and Leudarmen will have a lot of ground to cover in the midfield as they will be tasked with providing defensive stability so the front four can attack with impunity. Claudio Torres will be closely watched due to his dribbling and crossing abilities with 6’5 Alexio Minkov in the center eager to benefit, meanwhile Ramon Sanchez will drop a little deeper to orchestrate offensive play and provide a very accurate long range goal threat. It seems like it could work but football is a fickle sport.
Antoine Jaugermann(GK/SWEN/Free)
Christor Agilov(RCB)-Antonio Gessepo(LCB)
Alessio Suarez(RWB)-Bradley Nirvana(LWB)
Nathan Guillaume(RDM)-Stefan Leudarmen(LDM)
Charlie Acaunaut(RW)-Claudio Torres(LW)
Alexio Minkov(RF)-Ramon Sanchez(LF)


AS Cartablanca

Home Kit: White with red slash-Red-White with red tip
Away Kit: Red with white cross–White-White with red tip
Alternate Kit: Green-Black-Gren
Stadium: Casa Cartablanca (41,000)
Manager: Moharuk Redondo (46)
Captain: Antonio Slimani
Key Player: Jesus Ramon Sanchez
Media Prediction: 5th. All eyes will be on the duo signed from Nephara and if they can bring some serious skill and ability to a team that is already defensively solid thanks to Toulalard, Jasopin, and Marco Landucci being some of the best tacklers in the league. A lot will be on Jesus Sanchez’s shoulders thanks to his goalscoring ability from every angle and distance and the spacing potential that opens up for the front three. Fans will be hoping the 22 year old duo Savatier and DeFrancesco continue to progress as they are both very well rounded, able to create and score equally well. Good luck!
Jules Kondengba(GK)
Urbain Agramunt(RWB)-Louis Toulalard(RCB)-Humbert Jasopin(LCB)-Marco Landucci(LWB)
Matthias Slade(RCM/Neph/Free)-Antonio Silmani(LCM)
Jesus Ramon Sanchez(CAM)
Aymeric Lyon Savatier(RF)-Lars Glaston(ST/Neph/Free)-Simon DeFrancesco(LF)

Bananada CF

Home Kit: Yellow-Yellow-Yellow
Away Kit: Dark Green-Yellow-Yellow
Alternate Kit: Black with yellow graphic-Yellow-Yellow
Stadium: The Hand (17,600)
Manager: Eric Desailly (42)
Captain: Lonzo Capiatelli
Key Player: Lonzo Capitatelli
Media Prediction: 16th. The team bearing the name of the infamous Bananada will be hard pressed to find much to be happy about after the season ends (aside from not getting relegated) thanks to a distinct lack of a goalscoring threat. Sure, Serge Diallo is extremely rapid and young but he hasn’t show much to make you think he can score the goals the club needs, while Agustinho is an admittedly better finisher but tall and immobile so it’s manager Eric Desailly’s job to figure it out. National team reserve keeper Iñaki Pena can be counted to be a strong presence in goal but the centerback pairing ahead of him isn’t anything but leakproof. All eyes will be on 21 year old captain Lonzo Capiatelli with his ball control, offensive movement, flair, and goal scoring abilities key to every offensive movement the team makes. Defensive stability will make or break this team, so have fun with that.

Iñaki Pena (NT)
Ray Cheryl(RB)-Macario Bernitez(RCB)-Danial Simões Ruslan(LCB)-Kari Alacruz(LB)
Dani Anselmo(RM)-Lonzo Capiatelli(U21/CM)-Abel Ruiz(CM)-Macario De la Cruz(LM)
Roger Agustinho Sorra(RF)-Serge Diallo(LF)

Cardonia FC

Home Kit: White-White-White
Away Kit: Blue-White-White
Alternate Kit: Orange-Orange-Orange
Stadium: Cardenao Fisheries Center (57,772)
Manager: Alphonso LeDias (45)
Captain: Dylan Mathers
Key Player: Yeison Mesa
Media Prediction: 1st. Experience and quality through the entire team, from national team starters Ray Holland, Joyful Archer, and newly signed Yeison Mesa, along with national team captain Dylan Mathers forming the core of the team. Fans will be treated to goals goals and more goals thanks to their attacking quality and the extremely stable defense behind them with Max Packham looking to make his name as one of Cardenao’s best. It’ll be a battle between them and Escuela Nacíonal DCPF for the title.
Ray Holland(GK/NT)
Dylan Mathers(NT)—Davidol Andrea(CB)—Max Packham(CB)—Felipe Callistio(U21)
Sven Garrison Alcavanz(CDM)
Francesc Aniol(CM)—Jayful Archer(CM/NT)
Dimitri Micalizio(RW/U21)—Yeison Mesa(ST/NT/4.5m)—João Ferrazon Almiron(LW)


Catamulina Catarollas

Home Kit: Mango-Teal-Teal
Away Kit: White with mango and teal spotting-Teal-White
Alternate Kit: Black-Black-Black
Stadium: El Centro (23,125)
Manager: Marc Elanga (61)
Captain: Theodore Capella
Key Player: Halan Medhagbia
Media Prediction: 12th. Representatives of Catamulina, the birthplace of the iconic Catarolla dance, will be hitting around midtable. Theo Capella is the standout in an otherwise uninspiring defensive line and fans must be nervous seeing Alessio Riccardi in goal. New signing and formerly amateur Paul Arano will be interesting to see in action as by all indications out of Catamulina say the 24 year old is as proficient in creating attacking opportunities for his team as he is at snuffing out opposition attempts. In front of him are two jack of all trades, master of none players in Shoana and Yuri Jenkinson while Medhagbia on the right wing has shown a lot of dribbling with little end product while Edgar Feliciano on the left is somewhat of a pace merchant. Tony Archipelago will be hoping his name doesn’t prove to be an indicator for how his season as a striker will go.
Alessio Riccardi (GK)
Michael Gleeson(RB)—Jerelki Salvadorez(CB)—Pancho Aravino(CB)—Theodore Capella(LB/NT)
Paul Arano (CM)
Shoana Alvadorez(RAM)-Yuri Jenkinson(LAM)
Halan Medhagbia(RW)-Tony Archipelago(ST)-Edgar Feliciano(LW)


CF Rayuela

Home Kit: Yellow-White-White
Away Kit: Blue-Yellow-Yellow
Alternate Kit: Black/Yellow-Yellow-Yellow
Stadium: Mission Viejo (18,420)
Manager: Xabi Maricci (47)
Captain: Davi Alvarez
Key Player: Cassius Ovidio
Media Prediction: 10th. Middle of the table for CF Rayuela who will be counting manager Xabi Maricci’s implementation of a five at the back to keep the defense SOLID. Maddison Tegalok is a very good keeper so that will bring fans some relief to be in good hands, while his counterpart in attack Josef Alpertti can definitely do work thanks to his accurate shooting and crazy vertical leap making him an aerial threat. The problem though, lies in midfield with Wanyonyi and Pablo Bahtiyar who are both more athletic minded than they are proficient in either attack or defense. When that’s your core midfield, you might have a bad time, especially when both David Villa and Cassius Ovidio are more attack minded. That five at the back better be solid indeed, or else it could be a long season.
Maddison Tegalok(GK)
Maikel Arelliano de Santiago(RWB)-Gregos Charlemange(RCB)-Joselu Jubasta(CB)-Davi Alvarez(LCB)-Jaramo Parqezzi(LWB)
Eloy Wanyonyi(RCM)-Pablo Bahtiyar(LCM)
David Villa(RAM)-Cassius Ovidio(LAM)
Josef Alpertti Ikin(ST)


Club Valentino

Home Kit: Purple with maroon pattern-Purple-Black with purple top
Away Kit: White with purple/maroon pattern-Purple with maroon pattern-White with purple/maroon top
Alternate Kit: Orange with blue vertical stripes-Blue-Orange
Stadium: The Club (21,880)
Manager: Jason Demur (58)
Captain: Victor Atanasov
Key Player: Salva Perez
Media Prediction: 9th. Club Valentino with their purple and maroon kits will look sharp running around the pitch follow manager Jason Demur’s pass and move philosophy of total football. It could work, the team is notable for its players all being well-rounded in both offense and defense. Salva Perez is an incredibly gifted attacking force from the left wingback position, drifting into the midfield and using his passing and dribbling to set up options. Boban Jiménez a big big target man up front who will be trusted with holding up play so the rest of the team can form up in attack. Carlito Amegatcher is a great short passer from midfield while Benoit Charpez is a great long passer so it could be a real fruitful partnership. I will be curious to see how this experiment goes.
Antony Blasa (GK)
Matt Dolan(RCB)-Pram Aguado(CB)-Michael Ljupcho(LCB)
Kaynard Oldbury(RWB)-Salva Perez(LWB)
Carlitos Amegatcher(RCM)-Benoit Charpez(LCM)
Victor Atanasov(CAM)
Boban Radoslav Jiménez(RF)-Theodore Ryūnosuke Sarraposa(LF)


CMI FC

Home Kit: Green/White-White-White
Away Kit: Yellow-Blue-Blue
Alternate Kit: Black with red accenting-Black-Black with red top
Stadium: The Forge (35,734)
Manager: Franc Yanez (41)
Captain: Santiago Koldobika
Key Player: Isidoro Nao
Media Prediction: 13th. At the lower end of the midtable is CMI FC, named after Cardenao Military Industries. It is regrettable to see the burgeoning military industrial complex gain this much power and influence in such a short time but the influx of capital will provide some consultation to the fans. Captain Santiago Koldobika is one of the best freekick takers and passers in the league, while Isidoro Nao is one of the most electric attacking forces thanks to his skill at dribbling directly at the defense, his great shooting and his selfless nature, happy to slide the ball on to better options. I am thrilled to see what he is capable of, especially with the trick Pastor du Estévez making one of his classic disguised runs. Vinicio and Marshal Blythe are a good defensive pairing but Pau Gaston in goal probably wouldn’t be the fans first, second or third choice. That midfield trio will be hoping to retain possession enough so the opposition doesn’t have many chances but 90 minutes is a long time.
Pau Gaston(GK)
Eloi Metodija(RB)-Vinicio Juapuala(RCB)-Marshal Blythe(LCB)-Monti Caramendi(LB)
Durante Alshana(RCM)-Santiago Koldobika(LCM)
Isidoro Nao(CAM)
Nicodemo Chiranjivi(RF)-Pastor du Estévez(ST)-Zephino Slakov(LF)


Conchara Marriposa

Home Kit: Light Blue-Light Blue-Light Blue
Away Kit: Black/Purple-Black-Black with purple top
Alternate Kit: Tire print on grey background-Tire print on grey background-Tire print on grey background (Kit is made from recycled tires)
Stadium: The Cove (14,789)
Manager: Pleebus Fee (33)
Captain: Fabrizio Viscarra
Key Player: Fabrizio Viscarra
Media Prediction: 19th. The sad reality for Marriposa fans is that their team is entirely devoid of talent aside from Fabrizio Viscarra and Hector Canteros, and even then Fabrizio has about 90% of that talent. So the truth is it’s gonna be a long season, maybe Chad Marquis will start scoring goals but the 33 year old is slower than a brick, maybe German Crespo will start connecting on his passes, maybe Mino Jarkola will finally have some end product to go with his pointless dribbling tricks, maybe maybe maybe. And even if all of that does happen, there’s zero shot of Conchara Marriposa even reaching mid-table. Sorry to be Debbie Downer but that’s just the way things seem.
Jezenen Hui(GK)
Ezequiel Muñoz(RCB)-Fernando Calero(CB)-Hector Canteros(LCB)
Paul Arano(CDM)
Jose Bartemou(RM)-John Rando(RCM)-German Crespo(LCM)-Mino Jarkola(LM)
Fabrizio Viscarra(RF/NT)-Chad Marquis(LF)


Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

Home Kit: Black/White vertical stripes-Black-Black with white top
Away Kit: Yellow with black accents-Yellow-Yellow with black top
Alternate Kit: Black/White/Yellow cube pattern-White-White with black top
Stadium: The Academy (27,845)
Manager: Giuseppe Parisi (53)
Captain: Samuel Alcatron
Key Player: Chímo Ventura
Media Prediction: 2nd. Escuela Nacíonal De Cardenao Por Football, the famous production line of footballers in Cardenao, will be hoping to challenge for the title. They have one of the youngest teams in the league but it is filled with quality throughout. Rafa DiSantos is the key in midfield with his skill at organizing attacking movements making him one of the best in the league, while Chímo Ventura is the hottest young player in Cardenao. Fast af, good shooting with both feet, and flair filled dribbling that have resulted in 7 goals in 15 games for the national team. Abwooli is a defensive beast in midfield, while captain Samuel Alcatron is a lion in the backline. All eyes will be on the four signings from abroad, fans are a little concerned that their historically domestic focused club might be breaking from their tradition but if it wins them the title then it will all be conveniently ignored.
Thanastos Maraqezzi(GK)
Walt Jansen (RB/CPC/Free)-Samuel Alcatron(CB)-Duncan Redfield(CB/TFS/Free)-Iván Umokoro(LB)
—Abwooli Isaza(CDM/NT)—
Gil Moreira (CM/Cabo Azure/Free)—Rafa DiSantos(CM/NT)
Chevaugn Williams(RW/NT)-Chímo Ventura(STNT)-Denis Silvester(LW/Zeta/Free)


Fisherman FC

Home Kit: Blue with blue/green pattern-Blue with blue/green pattern-Blue with green top
Away Kit: White with green/blue pattern-White with green/blue pattern-White with blue/green top
Alternate Kit: Black with blue/green pattern-Black-Black with blue/green top
Stadium: The Net (13,000)
Manager: Nicolas Moukam (57)
Captain: Emanuel Odita
Key Player: Reynaldo Minarinho
Media Prediction: 15th. Fishermen FC, named in honor of the massive fishing tradition and industry within Cardenao, are unfortunately worse footballers than they are fishermen. Reynaldo Minarinho is an admittedly exceptional player with long range curling shots, direct and explosive dribbling, and ability to create chances for his two strikers. Sadly Couala is more likely to miss and Alex Deodato has cinder blocks for feet, which would be unfortunate for any fisherman. Captain and national team player Emanuel Odita will have it all to do in defense and will have to try and marshall a relatively unskilled, if athletically gifted backline which could be said for most the team. Quick and strong but not polished. Maybe there’s some rationale behind this and we’ll all be surprised at the end of the season but I would be surprised indeed to see that. Hold on tight!
Ali Abdi(GK)
Oliver Balendin(LB)—Jean Obi-Sarra(CB)—Emanuel Odita(CB/NT)—Antoni Erramanu(RB)
Zhubin Charamichi(RCM)—Miguel Luisinho Roig(LCM)
Emi Nerio Cardono(RW/U21)—Alexander Deodato(RS)—Couala Nogueira(LS)—Reynaldo Minarinho(LW)


Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Home Kit: Light blue with red/white collar-Light blue-White
Away Kit: Red with white/light blue graphic-White-White
Alternate Kit: Neon Green-Neon Green-Neon Green
Stadium: The Stage (13,777)
Manager: Roberto Bennedetto (49)
Captain: Diego Valenzuela
Key Player: Diego Valenzuela
Media Prediction: 14th. The Silver Surfers will be hoping they can find a wave to ride up the table. Captain and national team starter Diego Valenzuela runs the show from defensive midfield, serving simultaneously as a defensive lynchpin and a quarterback setting up play with his long passing. Jonathan Woods is uninspiring in goal while Kai Bailey is tall, quick and strong in centerback but lacks advanced defensive skills while Bishal Clement is much better at passing the ball out of defense than he is actually doing defensive work so it’s hard to see that going well. Hopefully free agent Cundoistar Kander from Farfadillis can bring some defensive stability but it’s a little harder to do that from the leftback position. Jefferson Kane up front brings some good playmaking abilities to help facilitate attacking movement between the front three strikers, if those passes work out along with Diego Valenzuela pinging balls over the top then maybe it could be goals galore for the Silver Surfers. Good luck to all of them cause it could still very much all go wrong.
Jonathan Woods(GK)
Jason Charmenge(RB)—Bishal Clement(RCB)—Kai Bailey(LCB)—Cundoistar Kander (LB/Farf/Free)
Diego Valenzuela(CDM/NT)
Julet Klasson(CM)-Reinaldo Deson Ademar(CM)
Angel Niraj Vilaró(RF)-Jefferson Kane(LF)
Đạt Iqaluk (ST)


Küsbon Town

Home Kit: Black/Burgundy vertical stripes-Black-Black with yellow top
Away Kit: Burgundy with black accents-Burgundy-Burgundy with black top
Alternate Kit: White with Burgundy pattern-White-White
Stadium: The Cottage (23,689)
Manager: Xu Conchas (46)
Captain: Kenway Alexander
Key Player: Alberto Godwine
Media Prediction: 18th. It is really hard to see anything good coming for Küsbon town as they field the oldest team in the league, particularly midfield duo Kenway Alexander and Dominaro Asapo, which isn’t what you want in such an athletic league like the Cardenao MegaPower League. Brett Sanderson turns slower than a barge while John Arnolds at leftback just celebrated his 32nd birthday so…it just doesn’t look good. The only point of hope is that hopefully complete forward Alberto Godwine up front can work his magic to score and create enough goals. Just doesn’t look good and I pity the fans.
Cyril Leno(GK)
Ximo Fargassi(RB)—Brett Sanderson(RCB)—Trevor Alliman(LCB)—John Arnolds(LB)
Telmo Andrade (CDM/CBZ/Free)
Kenway Alexander(CM/NT)—Dominaro Asapo(CM)
Pierson Balon(RW)—Alberto Godwine(ST)—Ademil Feliciano(LW)


Mayflower FC

Home Kit: Cream with light purple pattern-Light Purple-Light purple with cream top
Away Kit: Light purple with cream pattern-Cream-Cream with light purple top
Alternate Kit: Black with violet accents-Black with violet accents-Black with violet top
Stadium: The Port (30,500)
Manager: Hassan Al Jumaily (45/Tikariot)
Captain: Lille Van der Linde
Key Player: Johan van Maria Mata
Media Prediction: 11th. Mayflower FC with their beautiful cream and purple will be batting around midtable and hinge their hopes on the incredible playmaking ability of Johan van Maria Mata from right back to propel them to victory. Seong-Hun Gabriel is an unknown up front but rumors are the lad has a cannon of a leg and can shoot equally well with both feet, that could be a great partnership with the more creative Louavin next to him. Ximu and Calvin Abdu are traditional wide midfielders moving between attack and defense equally in a format that should help provide additional coverage for Maria Mata’s frequent attacking adventures, while Ryan Davies will need to bring his defensive abilities to the next level to help shore things up. Could go really well if everyone plays their best but I’m not convinced.
Rufus Holland (GK/NPH/Free)
Johan van Maria Mata(RB/NT)—Lille Van der Linde(RCB)—Arthur Luddid Caetano(LCB)—Ryan Davies(LB)
Ximu Anselmo(RM)-Xabi Alvarinho(RCM)-Avril Haines(LCM)-Calvin Abdu Raymundo(LM)
Seong-Hun Gabriel(CF)-Louavin Cortez(ST)


November City FC

Home Kit: Black with white graphic pattern-White with black top–Black with white top
Away Kit: White with black graphic pattern-Black with white top-White with black top
Alternate Kit: Pink-Purple-Pink
Stadium: The Swamp (14,235)
Manager: Jalen M’Strica (39)
Captain: Shandon Grandillon
Key Player: Giampetro Vera
Media Prediction: 8th. November City, a scar on Cardenao, destroyed by Echani weaponry that left half city flooded and partially submerged. Fortunately their football team is quite decent and I can predict I’ll get some flak for not having them higher up. Shandon Grandillon and Giampetro Vera both start for the national team and will be expected to anchor the defensive line and be the force behind attacking movements respectively. The extremely rapid Vera will be happy to have Ussi Marquez out on the left wing, with the U21 national teamer renowned for his trickery in dribbling and his growing eye for goal, while free agent signing Iacopo Fantacci of San Ortelio will be an interesting addition. My concern comes from Montvedi and Jean Carlos Esposito as the outside backs, I’m not convinced of their abilities in defense and I’m not convinced of their aiblities in defense. When you add those two together, it’s not great. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong, I’m sure November City FC fans would love it if their club did just that!
Emiliano Parodi(GK/U21)
Charlie Montvedi(RB)—Shandon Grandillon(RCB/NT)—Eloi Odenellion(LCB)—Jean Carlos Esposito(LB)
—Vilar Abaroa(CDM)—
Anthony Snipes(CM)—Giampetro Vera(CM/NT)
Archer Castivas(RW)—Iacopo Fantacci (ST/San Ortelio/Free)—Eusebio ‘Ussi’ Marquez(LW/U21)


Purellía Vida

Home Kit: Blue with white pattern-White with blue highlights-White with blue top
Away Kit: Red with blue pattern-Red with blue pattern-Blue with red top
Alternate Kit: Gray with red/blue pattern-Gray with red/blue pattern-Red with blue top
Stadium: The Swamp (14,235)
Manager: Jamie Bahng-Olawale (33, QUE)
Captain: Maximos Jeong-Hui
Key Player: Maximos Jeong-Hui
Media Prediction: 20th. Hard to see much good coming for Purellía Vida fans this season as their defense is absolutely woeful. The quad pairing regularly make mistakes, lose their mark, and just generally make fools of themselves and it’s really hard to win games when that’s the baseline. Captain Maximos Jeong-Hui is the sole bright light as the midfielder can attack and defend very well in equal capacity, indeed this could be his last season with the team especially if they get relegated. Emiliano Albizu from Farfadillis is an x-factor on the left wing, if he proves to be half decent then maybe deadlast will not come to be for the club.
Leymone Mahamadou Lopez(GK)
Moustir-Yves Allainmat(RB)-Abrahami Juramica Holguín(CB)-Donate Versina(CB)-Abel Parsinho (LB)
Eric Abbatelli(RCM)-Maximos Jeong-Hui(CM)-Guilherme Vargas(LCM)
Pursakas Almarez(RW)-Aramu Valcenzias(ST)-Emiliano Albizu (Farf/Free/LW)


Real Alegria

Home Kit: Green with horizontal white stripes-White-White with green top
Away Kit: Gold-Gold-Gold
Alternate Kit: Orange/Black graphic design-Black with orange sides-Orange with black top
Stadium: The Palace (47,359)
Manager: Deerson McDonald (77)
Captain: Tomás Nuno Sanchez
Key Player: Jenarío Cervahir
Media Prediction: 4th. Real Alegria will be hoping to knock at the title door with players who are so true to the stereotype for their position that it’s almost comical but if it works out like it does on paper, could be a good year! Canderous Armenti is a powerful striker up top who bullies defenders and presents a great aerial target for Kaison’s accurate crossing, while Jenarío Cerbahir is the typical creative offensive force in attacking mid. Some worries will be had due to a distinct lack of a true defensive presence in the midfield, but the high energy industrial approach that Jamoi and Tómas bring might compensate, only time will tell!
Mario Palitano(GK)
Cristóvão Marchesi(RB)-Samuel Eastmen(CB)-Nicolau Gerváinho(CB)-Antony Pachis Anargyros(LB)
Jamoi Sausen Harakaitz(RCM)-Tomás Nuno Sanchez(LCM)
Jenarío Cervahir(CAM)
Kaison Sibonaliso(RW)-Canderous Armenti(ST)-Cassius Elizondo(LW)


Sareña FC

Home Kit: Yellow/Red vertical stripes-Red-Yellow with red top
Away Kit: White with yellow/red pattern-White-White with yellow/red pattern
Alternate Kit: Neon blue with green chest band-Green with blue top-Blue with green top
Stadium: RTC Transhub Arena (36,420)
Manager: Victor Oquanquin (38)
Captain: Robert Rojas
Key Player: Babou Charlemo
Media Prediction: 7th. Defensive stability is the name of the game for Sareña FC, hoping 33 year old captain and national teamer Robert Rojas can lock things down for one more year with U21 national team player Gensen Palovian next to him. Wladislaw Kirowić (ZRH) is a bit of an unknown quantity in goal so that will add a little anxiety to the fans. Up top it’s Babou Charlemo with his crazy flair filled dribbling ability to create chances for himself and his teammates. Félix Almirron is sly and creative on the left wing while Chinny Yehle brings a good goal scoring threat. Could be a fun season if it all clicks for manager Victor Oquanquin.
Wladislaw Kirowić(GK/ZRH/Free)
Alessandro Martinelli(RB)-Robert Rojas(CB/NT)-Gensen Palovian(CB/U21)-Eloy Nunez Holguín(LB)
Wombolowski Alvantrez(RDM)—
—Lancin Nyang Balduíno(LCM)
Princeton Siddle (CAM/EFL/Free)
Chinny Yehle(RW)-Babou Charlemo(ST)-Jaime Félix Almirron(LW)


Tasmador Wanderers

Home Kit: White with blue and red pattern-Blue with red siding-white with blue/red top
Away Kit: Red with blue pattern-Blue with red pattern-Red with blue pattern
Alternate Kit: Blue with red pattern-Red with blue pattern-Blue with red pattern
Stadium: City of Tasmador Stadium (21,000)
Manager: Josiah Macklemore (33)
Captain: Oliver Hickman
Key Player: Weavaro Florenzi
Media Prediction: 17th. Fans of the Wanderers will likely have little to look forward to this season as an insecure defensive line sits behind a midfield trio that has absolutely zero pace and are more industrial than creative minded so it’s even worse. Weavaro truly has it all to do with his strength, extremely creative off the ball movement, and his rifle of a leg forming the extent of the Tasmador Wanderers attacking ability and even then there’s concerns that his shooting may ultimately not be accurate enough over the long haul. Not much looking good over here, sorry fans.
John Calabasas(GK)
Andy Booth(RB)-Salva Perez(RCB)-Jack Roles(CB)-Alex Marston(LCB)-Raul Gilardino(LB)
Salomon Robledo(CDM)
Oliver Hickman(RCM)-Juanito Dzvonimir(LCM)
Pedro Marquez(ST)-Weavaro Florenzi(ST)



Media Projected Final Table
1. Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
2. Cardonia FC
3. Alameda Desperados
4. Real Alegria

5. AS Cartablanca
6. Alexandria FC
7. Sareña FC
8. CF Rayuela
9. Club Valentino
10. November City FC
11. Mayflower FC
12. Catamulina Catarollas
13. CMI FC
14. Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
15. Fisherman FC
16. Bananada CF
17. Tasmador Wanderers
18. Küsbon Town
19. Conchara Marriposa
20. Purellia Vida
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Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Cardonia FC 19 12 4 3 54 22 +32 40
2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 19 12 3 4 42 20 +22 39
3 Real Alegria 19 12 2 5 34 19 +15 38
4 CMI FC 19 10 4 5 41 26 +15 34
5 Bananada CF 19 10 2 7 28 21 +7 32
6 Alexandria FC 19 9 3 7 19 16 +3 30
7 November City FC 19 9 3 7 18 20 -2 30
8 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 19 8 6 5 26 18 +8 30
9 Tasmador Wanderers 19 9 3 7 26 24 +2 30
10 CF Rayuela 19 8 4 7 19 19 +0 28
11 Club Valentino 19 7 3 9 28 44 -16 24
12 Catamulina Catarollas 19 7 3 9 29 38 -9 24
13 Mayflower FC 19 6 5 8 23 30 -7 23
14 Fisherman FC 19 5 5 9 20 28 -8 20
15 Purellia Vida 19 6 2 11 14 24 -10 20
16 Sareña FC 19 5 4 10 20 30 -10 19
17 Conchara Marriposa 19 5 4 10 27 35 -8 19
18 AS Cartablanca 19 5 3 11 17 30 -13 18
19 Küsbon Town 19 4 6 9 23 34 -11 18
20 Alameda Desperados 19 4 5 10 35 45 -10 17


MATCHDAY 1
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-0 Purellia Vida
Cardonia FC 4-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alameda Desperados 1-6 Küsbon Town
Real Alegria 1-2 Tasmador Wanderers
AS Cartablanca 0-2 Bananada CF
Alexandria FC 2-1 Fisherman FC
Sareña FC 1-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
CF Rayuela 1-2 CMI FC
Club Valentino
4-1 Catamulina Catarollas
November City FC 1-1 Mayflower FC

MATCHDAY 2
Conchara Marriposa 1-4 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Küsbon Town
3-0 Purellia Vida
Tasmador Wanderers 3-1 Cardonia FC
Bananada CF 2-1 Alameda Desperados
Fisherman FC 2-0 Real Alegria
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-1 AS Cartablanca
CMI FC 1-1 Alexandria FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 Sareña FC
Mayflower FC 1-1 CF Rayuela
November City FC 1-2 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 3
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Küsbon Town
Conchara Marriposa 0-2 Tasmador Wanderers
Purellia Vida 1-2 Bananada CF
Cardonia FC
2-1 Fisherman FC
Alameda Desperados 2-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Real Alegria 2-2 CMI FC

AS Cartablanca 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alexandria FC 2-0 Mayflower FC
Sareña FC 1-0 November City FC
CF Rayuela 2-1 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 4
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Bananada CF 1-1 Küsbon Town

Fisherman FC 0-3 Conchara Marriposa
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 Purellia Vida
CMI FC 2-2 Cardonia FC
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 Alameda Desperados

Mayflower FC 0-1 Real Alegria
November City FC 0-3 AS Cartablanca
Club Valentino
1-0 Alexandria FC
CF Rayuela 2-1 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 5
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Bananada CF
Tasmador Wanderers 0-0 Fisherman FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Conchara Marriposa 0-0 CMI FC

Purellia Vida 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Cardonia FC 5-0 Mayflower FC
Alameda Desperados 1-2 November City FC
Real Alegria
2-0 Club Valentino
AS Cartablanca 0-0 CF Rayuela
Alexandria FC 2-1 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 6
Fisherman FC 5-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-0 Bananada CF
CMI FC 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Catamulina Catarollas 3-1 Küsbon Town
Mayflower FC 1-3 Conchara Marriposa
November City FC
1-0 Purellia Vida
Club Valentino 3-1 Cardonia FC
CF Rayuela 2-1 Alameda Desperados
Sareña FC 2-3 Real Alegria
Alexandria FC 0-1 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 7
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Fisherman FC 0-3 CMI FC
Bananada CF 1-4 Catamulina Catarollas
Tasmador Wanderers
1-0 Mayflower FC
Küsbon Town 0-2 November City FC
Conchara Marriposa
6-0 Club Valentino
Purellia Vida 2-0 CF Rayuela
Cardonia FC 8-3 Sareña FC
Alameda Desperados 3-0 Alexandria FC
Real Alegria 3-0 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 8
CMI FC 0-4 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Mayflower FC 1-1 Fisherman FC

November City FC 1-0 Bananada CF
Club Valentino 4-0 Tasmador Wanderers
CF Rayuela 0-1 Küsbon Town
Sareña FC
1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Alexandria FC 2-0 Purellia Vida
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Cardonia FC
Real Alegria
6-1 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 9
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-3 Catamulina Catarollas
CMI FC 3-4 Mayflower FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 November City FC
Fisherman FC 3-3 Club Valentino
Bananada CF 0-1 CF Rayuela
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Sareña FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Alexandria FC

Conchara Marriposa 4-1 AS Cartablanca
Purellia Vida 1-3 Real Alegria
Cardonia FC
8-2 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 10
Mayflower FC 1-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
November City FC 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Club Valentino 1-2 CMI FC
CF Rayuela 0-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sareña FC 0-1 Fisherman FC
Alexandria FC 0-1 Bananada CF
AS Cartablanca 0-3 Tasmador Wanderers
Real Alegria
2-1 Küsbon Town
Alameda Desperados 5-0 Conchara Marriposa
Cardonia FC 3-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 11
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 4-0 November City FC
Mayflower FC 3-1 Club Valentino
Catamulina Catarollas 2-3 CF Rayuela
CMI FC
2-0 Sareña FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-0 Alexandria FC
Fisherman FC 0-1 AS Cartablanca
Bananada CF 0-1 Real Alegria
Tasmador Wanderers 2-4 Alameda Desperados
Küsbon Town 0-1 Cardonia FC
Conchara Marriposa
2-0 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 12
Club Valentino 1-6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CF Rayuela
1-0 November City FC
Sareña FC 2-1 Mayflower FC
Alexandria FC 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
AS Cartablanca 1-4 CMI FC
Real Alegria 0-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Fisherman FC
Cardonia FC 4-2 Bananada CF
Purellia Vida 0-2 Tasmador Wanderers
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 13
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-0 CF Rayuela
Club Valentino 1-1 Sareña FC
November City FC 0-1 Alexandria FC
Mayflower FC 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Catamulina Catarollas 2-1 Real Alegria
CMI FC 3-0 Alameda Desperados
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Cardonia FC
Fisherman FC 1-0 Purellia Vida
Bananada CF 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Tasmador Wanderers 4-0 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 14
Sareña FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alexandria FC
1-0 CF Rayuela
AS Cartablanca 1-2 Club Valentino
Real Alegria
1-0 November City FC
Alameda Desperados 1-2 Mayflower FC
Cardonia FC
8-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Purellia Vida 2-0 CMI FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Küsbon Town 1-1 Fisherman FC

Tasmador Wanderers 0-2 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 15
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-0 Alexandria FC
Sareña FC 2-0 AS Cartablanca
CF Rayuela 1-1 Real Alegria
Club Valentino 0-8 Alameda Desperados
November City FC 1-1 Cardonia FC
Mayflower FC 0-2 Purellia Vida
Catamulina Catarollas
3-0 Conchara Marriposa
CMI FC 7-0 Küsbon Town
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Fisherman FC
1-0 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 16
AS Cartablanca 2-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Real Alegria
1-0 Alexandria FC
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Sareña FC
Cardonia FC 2-0 CF Rayuela
Purellia Vida 0-2 Club Valentino
Conchara Marriposa 1-2 November City FC
Küsbon Town 0-2 Mayflower FC
Tasmador Wanderers
4-2 Catamulina Catarollas
Bananada CF 4-2 CMI FC
Fisherman FC 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 17
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-0 Real Alegria
AS Cartablanca 0-0 Alameda Desperados
Alexandria FC 0-0 Cardonia FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Purellia Vida
CF Rayuela 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
Club Valentino 2-2 Küsbon Town

November City FC 1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Mayflower FC 0-3 Bananada CF
Catamulina Catarollas
2-0 Fisherman FC
CMI FC 3-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 18
Alameda Desperados 0-4 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Cardonia FC 0-1 Real Alegria
Purellia Vida
1-0 AS Cartablanca
Conchara Marriposa 0-1 Alexandria FC
Küsbon Town
2-0 Sareña FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 CF Rayuela
Bananada CF
4-0 Club Valentino
Fisherman FC 1-2 November City FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Mayflower FC
CMI FC 2-0 Catamulina Catarollas

MATCHDAY 19
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-2 Cardonia FC
Alameda Desperados 2-3 Purellia Vida
Real Alegria
5-1 Conchara Marriposa
AS Cartablanca 3-1 Küsbon Town
Alexandria FC 4-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Sareña FC 0-1 Bananada CF
CF Rayuela
2-0 Fisherman FC
Club Valentino 0-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
November City FC
2-1 CMI FC
Mayflower FC 4-1 Catamulina Catarollas


An extremely exciting time across the nation as the Cardenao MegaPower League kicked off on its inaugural season! All domestic football history prior to this has been wiped away so the slate is clean and every club has the chance to build their own future and fans will hope that their future is bright. The energy for the opening matchday was so high throughout the nation that President Mihaly declared a national holiday and people took advantage at viewing parties springing out all across the country. Cardenao was back and ready to bring our domestic football heritage into this new age. 10 whistles blew simultaneously and it was game on!

That was then and here we are now, 18 matchdays later. We are one third through the first ever Cardenao MegaPower League season and it has already shaped up to be quite dramatic with some fans flying high, some hoping for more, some feeling the stress, and then there’s the extremely traumatized Alameda Desperados who entered the season predicted to finish 3rd but now currently sit in…20th. Now that’s gotta hurt! In this 1/3rd season review, we’ll examine each club and comment on how they’re fairing and what the future might hold, so crack open a beverage of your choice and let’s begin!

1. Cardonia FC


Starting off with the pole position we have Cardonia FC on 40 points, who have made the most of their league leading attack to blow away their competition. Averaging a 2.84-1.15 scoreline (whatever that means) you can clearly see how much more dominant they are, and they’ve shown this killer edge ever since the first matchday where they dismantled Conchara Marriposa 4-1. Summer signing Yeison Mesa and national teammate Jayful Archer showed signs of the fruitful partnership to come as they combined for three goals. Fans were feeling good before a second matchday loss to 17th predicted Tasmador Wanderers introduced the reality of trench warfare(STRIKE) a football season and let them know it was going to be an interesting season to come! It would be three games, including a 5-0 smashing of Mayflower FC and a Yeison hattrick, before they lost again and that set the tempo for the first third of their MegaPower campaign. The attacking interplay of midfielder Jayful Archer(3g/12a), right winger Dimitri Micalizio (9g/5a), and Yeison Mesa (15g/3a) through the center has been devastating to opposition defenses and the 54 goals scored in these first 19 matchdays are in large part due to them. Cardonia FC fans have a lot to feel good about and a lot to look forward to, all the team has to do is keep winning games and not losing because one point behind them in second place is…

2. Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Escuela Nacíonal De Cardenao Por Football, who are similarly having a great season, albeit not as offensively prolific as the league leaders are. Predicted to finish first, it was a rocky start for La Escuela who, known for their historical preference of fielding a youthful team of homegrown talent, only took six points from their first six games. After that point though things started firing on all cylinders, with the foundation of possession and positional play Escuela Nacíonal DCPF was synonymous with propelling some truly beautiful attacking displays. CMI FC and November City falling 4-0 were statements, while their unsolicited 6-1 dismantling of Club Valentino was shocking to see. Key to their success has been the sublime interplay between the midfield and offensive line, Abwooli Isaza and Rafa DiSantos feeding Chevaugn Williams (5 goals) and the hottest Cardonian youth player Chímo Ventura (13 goals) in attack. All four are national team teammates and the free acquisitions of Gil Moreira (Cabo Azure) and Denis Silvester (Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom) have been solid additions to the team, Silvester in particular has struck a wonderful connection with Chímo thanks to the Zetan’s keen vision and passing ability routinely setting up the youngster with a goal scoring opportunity. Team captain Samuel Alcatron has been steadfast in the defensive line, marshaling two new foreign faces in the lines, Walt Jansen (Capital Cove) and Duncan Redfield (The 14 Stars), excellently. Escuela Nacíonal DCPF is very much in the race, more consistent goal scoring displays might help turn these plucky draws into wins and that’s the luck that’s needed when you’re one point behind Cardonia FC. Of course and in turn, one point behind La Escuela sits…

3. Real Alegria


Real Alegria with 38 points in third! The key here is to simply have the league’s best defense, 19 goals conceded, while scoring just about two goals per game. For those mathematicians out there, that’s roughly a 2-1 scoreline and that’s a good way to get three points! Really this success comes down to Jenarío Cervahir playing out of his damn mind in midfield and putting in class displays every week. His silky dribbling, eye for a pass, and almost comical obsession with winning has combined for 7 goals and 6 assists. Canderous Armenti, the striker whose job it was to score, sat on 5 goals but nobody was complaining as Real Alegria sits just two points behind the league leaders. The season got off to an unideal start with Real losing their first two, drawing the second before going on an eight game winning streak, including a huge 6-1 win against the Alameda Desperados. The Desperados went into the season expected to finish third, while Real Alegria was expected to finish fourth, so a win of this magnitude was an adrenaline shot to the heart of the team. Unfortunately a 1-0 loss to Escuela Nacíonal DCPF set the title pursuit back by three points on matchday 17 but Real Alegria redeemed themselves when a 91st minute shot from centerback Samuel Eastmen the next week saw them beat Cardonia FC. Real rode that to a 5-1 drumming of Conchara Marriposa in this most recent matchday and as things stand they have some momentum behind! The key to climbing into first is to get the offensive line, particularly Kaison Sibonaliso who has admittedly shown flashes of brilliance, scoring more goals while somehow coaxing even more out of Jenarío Cervahir while shielding him from injury or a dip in form. The league leading defense has obviously done well, can that hold? Much is in the air but with a third of the season done, Real Alegria is sitting in a positive position.

4. CMI FC


To the surprise of many sits CMI FC in fourth with 34 points. Named after Cardenao Military Industries and the worryingly emerging military industrial complex, CMI FC went into this season projected to finish 13th but they have been…blowing away the opposition to the effect of having the league’s third highest scoring offense. Much like is the case with Real Alegria, CMI FC’s strong start to the season has come from inspiring performances from a midfielder, Isidoro Nao in this case. The 22 year old has simply been sublime, playing with an elegance that is rarely seen in the modern game. Making everything look gracious and easy, Isidoro boasts 6 goals and 10 assists thus far as he dictates the game at his leisure. His success comes from being an absolute baller of course, but also through teammate Santiago Koldobika putting in tireless performances and dealing with the defensive aspects of midfield in a way that lets Isidoro focus solely on the offensive. Pastor du Estévez has been sharp in the striking line, with his sheer pace and finishing ability securing 8 goals, though his lack of linkup play ability has seen him come under fire from a small but vocal minority of fans who seem unable to process the fact that CMI FC is 11 points above the position they were projected to be in. Football fans eh, couldn’t be me! The bigger issue stems from a slightly leaky defense; Eloi Mteodija the 20 year old right back is seeming to have struggles balancing his offensive and defensive responsibility, frequently getting caught out in the counter and more teams are starting to specifically overload his side. CMI FC is one of the more interesting teams this season and we will be very curious to see if they can secure this fourth place position or even finish higher.

5. Bananada CF


With 32 points in fifth, possibly even more surprisingly than CMI FC in fourth, is…Bananada CF??? Yes that is right, the team from the namesake city that is so backwards they misunderstood how democratic voting works by voting to change the town name to…Bananada, is currently in fifth place in the Cardenao MegaPower League. The shock is so severe, compounded by a pre-season projection of 16th!, that I struggle to finish this sentence. Oh thank god I’ve finally done it, I can now press on! 28 goals scored, 21 goals conceded in 19 matches played. Something about that statline just stumps me. Obviously it’s a positive as they’re in fifth, but just on the face it seems unsustainable. Serge Diallo has taken the all yellow kit upon himself to be the teams goalscorer, netting 8 times thus far while captain and U21 NTer Lonzo Capiatelli has been commanding in midfield. Standing tall and strong, he’s like a turbocharged spear that lances from the midfield and up through the forward line, smashing through defenses with his powerful runs, knack for creating passing triangles, and long range shooting ability that has netted him three goals, all from 20+ yards out, all while Serge Diallo uses his outrageous pace to push the line further forward. Abel Ruiz has been a complete defensive presence in midfield, snuffing out opposition movements with his positioning and making crunching tackles on the rare chance he gets it wrong. But perhaps the true source of this wonderful first third of the season for the club from Bananada is the marvelous play from Ray Cheryl and Dani Anselmo on the right, and Kari Alacruz and Macario De la Cruz on the left. These four players advance and retreat down the flanks together in near perfect unison, combining to overload the wing while ensuring they are space properly to be able to come back to cover defense. It has truly been a joy to watch and much credit must go to manager Eric Desailly for his successful tactical implementation. Can this continue? Honestly…I have no clue, as you have seen and will continue to see this has already been an insane season so I really have no sense of where things can go. As I said earlier, that 28 goals scored, 21 goals conceded just has my gut feeling funny but when you watch Bananada play it’s all so seamless and smooth…I really don’t know but I do know there’s no way they finish in 16th having seen what we’ve seen thus far.

6. Alexandria FC


It’s a four way tie for 6th place with 30 points but it is Alexandria FC who take the lead thanks to their head to head. So this is what I’m saying about the season being insane, because for as nervous as Bananada with 28 goals scored, 21 goals conceded, two points behind them is Alexandria FC with 19 goals scored, 16 goals conceded. 19 goals scored, 16 goals conceded. Ladies and gentlemen there’s been 19 games this season and Alexandria FC has 19 GOALS SCORED, AND 16 GOALS CONCEDED. WHAT!? What do you even say about that, I mean this is truly impressive for reasons I’m not quite able to discern. Despite being bottom five of the league in goals scored, they have the best defense in the league so it is truly sacrifice one for the benefit of the other over there in Alexandria, those island harbor living weirdos. Maybe it’s the 2-2-2-2-2 formation manager Gus Sollihan is rocking, maybe it’s Antonio Gessepo and Christor Agilov forming and incredible stopper-sweeper combination, maybe it’s that everything Alexio Minkov touching turns gold with his 11 goals, whatever it is, it’s working but damn is it painful to watch. The highlight of the season for the fans must undoubtedly be their four-nil win against Tasmador Wanderers on matchday 19, after a season of 1-0, 2-1, and 0-0 score lines, this 4-0 shelling must’ve been as addicting to the fans as a baby’s first breath. Honestly good luck and godspeed Alexandria FC, projected to finish with 90 points from 57 matches with 57 goals scored and 48 conceded. Hilarious. By the way, has anyone seen the Alameda Desperados? They were projected to be in third but I haven’t seen them, I’m sure they just have their phone silenced or something.

7. November City FC


Innnnn 7th, part of the four way points tie, is November City FC and they continue the trend of triggering me with unusual goal statistics with…18 goals scored, 20 conceded. That just seems so unreal to me, like are we Cardonian’s just not good at putting the ball in the net? Are we just boring old sods who can’t be assed to entertain the fans a little? By the Gods I don’t know what it is but it is working I suppose, as these lads sit four points behind CMI FC and international qualifying. The star of the show has been midfielder Giampetro Vona who turned on his pace in their season opener against rivals Mayflower FC and hasn’t turned it off yet, that man can sprint, he can sprint rapidly, and he can sprint all game every game. Pair that with his great dribbling, flair, and good passing and you have the recipe to a strong season. Captain Shannon Grandillon has been nothing short of inspirational in his centerback positioning, dominating the game with his strong challenges and inability to be beaten in an ariel duel, while leftback Jean Carlos Esposito has been linking up very well with Ussi Marquez further up the flank. Indeed Eusebio ‘Ussi’ Marquez has been the bright light in an otherwise uninspiring November City attack, but even then his 4 goals and 2 assists is unimpressive on its face. The key to taking the next step lie on striker Iacopo Fantacci, a free signing from San Ortelio, finally clicking and starting to convert his chances. It’s not that he’s been bad, he really hasn’t, he’s just gotten supremely unlucky having hit the woodwork 11 times already this season while there are rumors he’s having a little trouble adapting to life in Cardenao, which is unsurprising if you come from a place with a high standard of living. That being said there was been a notable push on matchdays for fans loudly singing their love for him so hopefully that relationship lights a spark for the lad. Cause more goals would make their fans very, very, verrrrry happy. Projected to be in 10th, Manager Jalen M’Strica will be feeling the pressure to secure and progress from 7th.

8. Jucuacanos Silver Surfers


The third way of the four way points tie, it is the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers who can thank their goal differential for not being the last of the ways. 28 goals scored, 18 goals conceded, it’s a pretty balanced statline for the Silver Surfers off the backs of captain Diego Valenzuela, leading goalscorer and certified tank Đạt Iqaluk, and the ‘defender in name only’ free signing from Farfadillis, Cundoistar Kander. Honestly the team has just been unfortunate to lose the games they had, with losses against November City FC sure to hurt Purellia Vida, but taking four points from Cardonia FC and Real Alegria were hugely positive signs that there is potential for this to be a good season. As stated Đạt Iqaluk has been immense as a traditional number nine, bullying every defensive line with his strength, skill on the ball, and relentless drive to score and punish his marker. With ten goals and a single assist to his name, he is the man to stop if the opposing teams want to have a good game. Well him and Diego Valenzuela, the life long Silver Surfer and the man who quarterbacks the team from his position in defensive midfield. With an awesome passing range and the vision and technique to pull it off, Valenzuela sets up every attacking movement while making use of his positioning and speed to snuff out his opposition's attempt at retaliation. If he were to suffer an injury or a drop in form, it would be a massive blow to the team as, not only would they be out of his skills and leadership, but his two goals and six assists. Finally the free leftback singing Kander has been a revelation as he 100% ignores his defensive obligations in favor of all out attack and the lad makes it work. Zipping up the field as Kai Bailey shifts to cover him, Kander uses his pace, crossing ability, and 1v1 dribbling skills to either whip a ball in to Đạt Big Lad (yes I did just come up with that nickname) or slice in from the left wing to create passing triangles and goalscoring opportunities. Of course, the obvious line here is the continued success for the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers season is to maybe have Kander sit back in defense a bit as teams start to specifically target the space he’s leaving behind, but manager Roberto Bennedetto has done well to shield and enable the Farfadillan wide sensation. Fans, however, will be hoping that doesn’t happen as Kander has struck an immediate relationship with the club's supporters, and with his toothy smile, goofy demeanor, and electric approach to the game, I can’t blame them and find myself feeling the same way.

9. Tasmador Wanderers


And for the final participant in this four way tie on 30 points, it is Tasmador Wanderers in 9th place. Another team stoked to be sitting where they are, the Wanderers went into their opening match against Real Alegria projected to finish 17th. As you know though, they beat Real Alegria thanks to two moments of surreal brilliance from Pedro Marquez, a fake shot to backheel and rainbow to chipping the keep from an absurdly narrow angle, and Tasmador Wanderers haven’t looked back. 26 goals scored, 24 goals conceded is a pretty narrow differential to have, but at least they aren’t struggling to put the ball in the net. Jack Roles has been a revelation this season, with his mazy runs from centerback into the attacking play sparking oohs and awhs while his pinpoint long range passing is appreciated by all. Nerve wracking for manager Josiah Macklemore sure but that’s why he’d opted for three center backs in the first place. Plus Salomon Robledo has done brilliantly this season to rotate deeper from midfield to cover the space left open or link with Roles to beautifully pass their way into attack. It must be said that Weavaro Florenzi has had a miserable season with the striker only netting twice despite being considered a key player for the side. Fans will be hoping he bangs on in the remaining 2/3rds of the campaign, but they will take great hope from Pedro Marquez who exploded from nowhere in his first game and hasn’t stopped scoring, with eleven to his name already. Marquez plays with a certain guile, making fake runs, crouching out of side, even famously tapping national team captain Dylan Mathers on the opposite shoulder, making him look the wrong way so Pedro could run on to a through ball and slot it past national team goalkeeper Ray Holland as the Wanderers went on to win 3-1. He’s been great, and hopefully Pedro Marquez can keep getting his while figuring out a way to get Weavaro banging goals too. That could be the difference between a good yet ultimately meaningless campaign or challenging for international qualification. Hey seriously, I’m getting kinda worried about the Alameda Desperados…ain’t a clue of them so far and they were supposed to be back in third.

10. CF Rayuela


10th place. Halfway through the table, a third of the way through the season, thus creating some fraction I am entirely incapable of deducing. All I know is, 10th place is called CF Rayuela with 28 points and with, brilliantly, 19 goals scored, 19 goal conceded in 19 matches. Amazing. Just amazing. Originally predicted to finish 8th, the issue is obvious and lies with a lack of goalscoring ability. Josef Alpertti Ikin, starting striker, has one goal. Cassius Ovidio, the team's key creative and goal threat from the left wing, has two goals. Augustinho Powerplay? More like……Nopowerplay or something, I dunno, but ZERO GOALS! That is inexcusable, they’re only bailed out by manager Xabi Maricci switching to five at the back when he realized goals were not being scored and defensive stability was the only hope of a successful season. Fan’s moment of the season so far? The 2-3 victory against Catamulina Catarollas where they scored nearly 16% of their goals so far this season. Hilarious and not super promising for the CF Rayuela as a whole. They really need to get the offense clicking or the other teams behind them, first off I don’t know how the hell there’s ten teams behind a team with a 0 goal differential but here we are, or else those teams will eclipse them, I mean there’s just no way they don’t. Good luck Rayuela fans, you’re gonna need it.

11. Club Valentino


11th place. Bottom half of the table. Humiliation zone. Getting us started is Club Valentino with 24 points, four points behind CF Rayuela creating a notable gap in the table. Club Valentino is doing well offensively, 28 goals scored with the front three combining for 18 of those while the midfield is doing well to retain and recycle the possession. A 4-0 win against Tasmador Wanderers sure to be the highlight of the campaign so far. However, there is some bad news. 44 goals conceded. 8-0 loss to the Alameda Desperados. 4-0 loss to Bananada 6-1 loss to La Escuela. Fucking 6-0 loss to CONCHARA MARRIPOSA. HOW. PARDON ME BUT HOW THE FUCK. Easily the second worst defense in the league, next worst defense has conceded ‘only’ 38 goals. By the way, the worst defense? 20th place. The three centerback partnership has been an absolute disgrace, totally failing with Matt Dolan (RCB), Pram Aguado (CB), andMichael Ljupcho (LCB) routinely getting caught in each other’s lines and interfering with logical defensive play. It’s been abysmal and frankly it’s a miracle they’re in 11th. Again, the only worst defense is the 20th place and they’ve only conceded one more. Hilarious and confusing. Good luck Valentino fans.

12. Catamulina Catarollas


Tied on points yet behind in 12th is the Catamulina Catarollas. Hailing from Catamulina where the iconic Cardonian dance, the Catarolla, they’ve put on a lively and entertaining attacking display with quick changes of play, dazzling dribbling moves, and flair-filled decisions in the final third. Sure, they’ve conceded a staggering two goals per game, but who needs that when you score 29 per game! Wait, my editors are telling me that math isn’t working out and in fact attractive football doesn’t matter when you’re in 12th place, so sorry to burst your bubble Catarollanos but it’s honestly time. You’ve conceded 38 goals. There, I said it. What’s somewhat…ironic, no that’s not the word, what’s weirdly interesting is how you have the third worst defense and yet you’re in 12th tied with the 11th placed team who happens to have the second worst defense. I……I really don’t know what to make of that. Defense wins championships but offense secures an acceptable minimum? I’m gonna have to let sharper minds than mine debate how that quote should sound but I know it’s a winner. Anyhow, Paul Arano is your player of the season so far, full stop. Standing alone in defensive midfield, Paul is staking a claim for the best defensive midfielder along with Diego Valenzuela with his complete defensive package. Seriously, he hasn’t been dribbled by once this season, he’s been exceptional at standing tackling, and his positioning in the first place has been wonderful to be in the right place at the right time to smoother attacking moves. On the offensive side, he has great passing, 92% completion rate, great dribbling completion rate (0.49 attempts a match), and just overall been an absolute talisman for the Catarollans. National team backup Theo Capella has been brilliant at left back, impactful in offense and defensive play while Tony Archipelago has insanely scored nine goals with all of those being first touch shots. Nine goals, all off first touch shots. What? Halan Medhagbia has been an absolute showboat on the right wing, marrying dazzling dribbling skills with an eye for a keen pass and a beautiful curling shot. At 23, he’s most notable for his ability to simply create goalscoring chances for teammates. There’s some real good players there. But…38 goals conceded. The defenders not named Theo Capella have been absolutely woeful, Jerelki Salvadorez might actually be the worst performing centerback in the league. Just woeful. SM DAMN H.

13. Mayflower FC


Unlackeeee 13th placed is Mayflower FC with 23 points and there’s just not a whole bunch of good here. 23 goals scored, 30 conceded, absolutely meh overall but it’s been the revelation of Seong-Hun Gabriel in his two footed perfection and incredible technique when striking the ball that’s made Mayflower FC fun to watch. He’s got seven goals and four assists so far this season and you absolutely have the sense he can and will bang in more, something about the way he strikes the ball is truly great to see and it’s proven very hard for opposing defenses to deal with the threat that comes with that. In their game of the season so far, Mayflower FC beat Catamulina Catarollas 4-1 Gabriel scored two and assisted the other two while being an overall beast inbetween. Xabi Alvarinho has similarly been a surprising jewel for the Shipmasters as the 19 year old puts in consistent performances mature beyond his years, with his defensive positioning strong and his ability to slice an accurate ball to a forwards offensive movement truly in the elite tier within the MegaPower League. Johan van Maria Mata has been good from right back, with very positive early offensive contributions, however the increasingly dire situation for Mayflower, projected to be in 11th, prompted a notable turn toward a more defensive priority became clear for Maria Mata. Building on that, unfortunately for Mayflower fans this season has had more humiliating losses than it’s had positive moments. 5-0 to Cardonia FC, 3-1 to Conchara Marriposa and a painful 2-0 loss to nearby Purellia Vida, those are all just bad and if you’re a fan, you’ve got a right to be nervous. HOWEVER, however, if service to Seung-Hun Gabriel can be consistent and quality, then the goals should come as the 20 year old really does seem to be that good. Also, if leftback Ryan Davies could figure out how to do anything other than use his truly otherworldly pace to put his team in a bad position, that would go a long way to pushing Mayflower FC up the table. Good luck lads.

14. Fisherman FC


Three points behind is Fisherman FC in 14th with 20 points and we are quite clearly in the bottom tier of the table folks. Sorry to the fans of the seven teams I just insulted but……you know it’s true so I don’t even feel bad. Fisherman FC, formed from that small port town in honor of the fishing way of life of Cardenao and the story built from there. Forever and foralways ‘the people’s club’ Fisherman FC is doing slightly better than expected. Projected to be in 15th, big wins against Real Alegria, Escuela Nacíonal DCPF, and Bananada CF have helped them jump a spot forward in the table. 20 goals scored with 28 conceded is a fairly even distribution but I’m sure fans will be wanting to see more goals scored and less given up. With The Net selling out its 13k capacity every home match, it’s been good viewing as Reynaldo Minarinho has lead the team to where they’re at now! I’ll acknowledge the obvious, yes Minarinho has incredible dribbling and flair, far beyond most in the game today. Yes he is quite rapid. Yes he has put the ball in the net three times and helped other six times. However, you want to know the big thing holding him back? It’s his team. Sorry to be so blunt but Reynaldo Minarinho is an incredible talent and the inability of strikers Alexander Deodato and Couala Nogueira to do their job and put the ball in the net is no fault of Minarinhos. He’s been lucky to have Emanuel Odita, the 20 year old having the best season of his life so far as he elegantly snuffed out attacking attempts and recycled the ball into the Fisherman’s attack. How do they climb up from here? Well to be honest it’s hard to see a path. If the strikers start striking and Reynaldo keeps up his incredible performances, maybe midtable can be contested but consistently uninspiring performances from the defense makes me skeptical. It could be worse I suppose!

15. Purellía Vida


And so it is worse for 15th placed Purellia Vida, tied with Fisherman FC with 20 points but behind on account of their -10 goal differential. They’ve scored 14 goals. There you go, I…I solved it guys! They’ve scored 14 goals in 19 games. It’s pretty obvious what the issue is, and it’s goals baby, pure goals. But you know what the funny thing is? You could argue this is an overachievement for the club as they were projected to be dead last in 20th at this point. So yes, 14 goals in 19 games is an overachievement and they have the Farfdillan free signing Emiliano Albizu to thank for that. This man has played like he knows he is destined for more and His speed, dribbling ability, and innate eye for creating attacking chances has been extremely pleasing to see from such a pitiful attacking team. Sure he ‘only’ has two goals and four assists, but that’s about 43% of Purellia’s total goals. I mean 14 goals in 19 games, what the fuck. And they’re STILL NOT THE WORST OFFENSE IN THE LEAGUE!!! What the hell is this, how? Donate Versina has been great in centerback, right back Moustir-Yves Allainmat has been inspirational to the team with his ability to cover every blade of grass between right back, right wing, and right centerback at any given moment in a game. Purellia fans, you’re…I guess you’re in a good spot considering the expectation of 20th but you’ve scored 14 goals in the first third of the season, that’s just not a good recipe no matter how overperforming your defense is over a couple games. That 3-2 win against the Alameda Desperados was pretty sweet though! Wait……YOU beat Alameda Desperados?? Wait a second……they were projected for 2nd place and…wait this is OVERPERFORMING 15th placed Purellia Vida and the Alameda Desperados still haven’t been found??? I’m calling the emergency line right n––

16. Sareña FC


Innnn 16th place with 19 points is the very underperforming and sad Sareña FC. Projected to be at 7th, it’s clear the yellow-reds are having a bad run at the thing called competitive football as they can’t quite score enough (20 goals scored) to offset their bad defense (30 goals conceded). As you can see, this is not an ideal spot to be in. The defense is especially frustrating considering the club captain is the national team starting centerback Robert Rojas but the 33rd year old clearly can’t do it all by himself anymore and he must be frustrated at his 20 year old defensive partner Gensen Palovian simply appearing lost this season. The top flight is given the young lad a rough go of it as he encounters the skill of world class footballers and the added pizzazz that foreign players bring. It does seem like he has good foundational skills but in their 8-3 loss to Cardonia FC showed he was totally overwhelmed against quality opposition, while the 2-0 loss to Küsbon Town was just an embarrassing display from him. Manager Victor Oquanquin needs to get this figured out immediately or there’s no guarantees things won’t go from worse to very very worse. I guess the bright spot of the season so far would be the matchday 15 2-0 victory against AS Cartablanca who were, in the preseason rankings at least, projected to be a very close rival. AS Cartablanca is in…oh. Wait are you serious?? They’re that low?? We still haven’t found my pals over at the Alameda Desperados and now we have yet another missing team that was projected to finish in the top of the table? Are our projections that bad? Are the teams just having a poor run of luck? Read and find out, for innnnnnnn 17th place…

17. Conchara Marriposa


Is Conchara Marriposa on 19 points from 19 games! Their fans were expecting 19th place right now and hey here we are two places higher in the table (though only two points ahead of 19th…). Looking at their season statline, 27 goals conceded really isn’t the worst buttttt Conchara Marriposa has scored ten goals. Ten goals scored. All season. What? 10 goals in 19 games I just can’t wrap my head around that, and the fact Conchara Marriposa isn’t in the relegation zone somehow manages to be even more impressive for the wrong reasons. I really must be Misery FC over there with the Conchara fans only scoring ten goals. The only reason why they aren’t in a worse spot is because somehow the last three teams managed to be worse than they Conchara has been…Anyway, the bright spots this season have been Hector Canteros playing very well in centerback as some semblance of a commanding defensive presence, while the star, national team regular Fabrizio Viscarra has 3 goals and 3 assists and has generally been a menace on the right wing with his direct style of play. Only six goal contributions seems poor for a national team creative force but that is hilariously also 60% of Conchara Marriposa’s entire offensive output. How? This team is just a solid how? Fans will be replaying their 6-0 win against Club Valentino on repeat as the sole game they’ve been entertained and enjoyed. Wait hold up…they scored 60% of their goals in one win and they’re not dead last? What the hell??? I feel like I’m in a fever dream but I suppose this is the sort of dark arts to be expected from a team with one point per game and somehow isn’t in the relegation zone. Of course, they only have a point ‘cushion’ on……

18. AS Cartablanca


18th placed AS Cartablanca HOLY HELL we were finally able to make contact with them!!! Projected to be in 5th it is crazy to be talking about them here in the relegation zone with only 18 points. 17 goals scored, I mean that is just pitiful. You can’t be in a good position after 19 matchdays by only scoring 17 goals, it’s just plain math! Add on the 30 goals conceded and the misery compounds for Cartablanca fans. So what’s gone wrong? The Red and Whites are having trouble linking their midfield to their forward line, Jesus Ramon Sanchez and Antonio Silmani have been woeful while rightblack Agramunt is averaging at least one major error per game. It’s just shambles, honestly. At least the two free acquisitions from Nephara have shown glimpses of their talent, Matthias Slade is the only thing holding the midfield together while striker Lars Glaston has six goals to his name. AS Cartablanca fans will be wistfully thinking of their 3-0 win against November City back on matchday 4 as the time they last felt hope this season. Two thirds of the MegaPower League season left though, a lot can happen and the Cartablancans will be hoping things change for the better sooner rather than later.

19. Küsbon Town


Tied on points with AS Cartablanca but behind due to head to head, it is Küsbon Town in 19th with 18 points built of 23 goals scored and that’s pretty much the highlights for the team. Küsbon has an interesting conundrum where their best player is also their worst. Kenway Alexander, club captain and lifelong player for Küsbon town. Exceptional passing, great vision, he holds the keys for every defense in the MegaPower league. HOWEVER, he is 34 years old and plays like he doesn’t have any legs. Kenway is slow, immobile, and is really dragging down the team yet manager Xu Conchas simply refuses to do anything about it. Bring on a fresh midfielder who can press all game long and I promise you Küsbon will progress up the table, maybe not by much since they’re gash overall but you gotta have hope in these kinds of situations. Alberto Godwine has been the club’s bright spot, scoring 9 goals and generally looking deadly in every game with his tall, strong physique, knack for making dangerous runs behind, and ability to hold the ball up making him quite the complete player up top. It’s really a shame the team isn’t able to play him to his full potential as that would really be something to see. The moment of the season for the fans so far? Küsbon Town’s 6-1 smashing of the Alameda Desperados on the first matchday. Although it’s kinda hilarious to think after this game they scored 17 goals in the remaining 18 games, which is clearly why they’re in the position they are today. Good luck, have fun, be safe, and I’ll be praying for you Küsbon fans.

20. Alameda Desperados


And finally, in 20th with 17 points, is the Alameda Desperados and I have no idea what to say. I’ve been looking for them for so long at this point I don’t recognize who I was when I started writing this review. I mean the Desperados were projected to be in 3rd and here we are in 20th. For God’s sake, how does a team that has Ibai Acosta-Vargas (who has two goals and 16 assists in 30 national team caps), two Under-21 national team players in centerback Gelson Mukendi and the electric Paolo Van Montanari on the left wing, AND they signed three international players, Niba Punu the goalkeeper from Quebec, Francois Lemercier (Savigliane) and Dome Odoma, the striker hailing from Cosumar. All this talent, all this money, for dead last. The issue has been simple, injuries injuries injuries, I mean just absorb all of this. Ibai Acosta-Vargas out for 12 games, Paolo Van Montanari out for seven, centerback Barnam Cardon missed the first nine games, came back for the back to back victories against Conchara Marriposa (5-0) and Tasmador Wanderers (2-4) before missing the rest of the season thus far. By the way those were the last games the Desperados have won. Leftback Jonny Pence missed six games and free agent signing Francois Lemercier of Savigliane has been out since matchday 13. Injuries injuries injuries, just insane. As a result of this, inexperienced defenders from the youth teams are plucked seemingly at random to fill in against MegaPower League attackers and it has been devastating, just look at these stats. Over 19 games, the Desperados have conceded a mindbending 45 goals. 45 goals in 19 games. That is just insane and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that if the Desperados want to salvage the rest of the season, that defense needs to get sorted and sorted ASAP. There are some weird positive signs despite the club being dead last and that’s mainly the fact that they’ve scored an impressive 35 goals in that same time period, with Ibai Acosta-Vargas leading with 11 goals and 7 assists so obviously putting the ball in the opposing net isn’t the issue and as long as they stay consistent with that and get their defensive issues addressed, then the season could still yet come……not good but sorta decent. Very very hard to see a path to their projected finish of 3rd.




Thank you for reading this review of the first part of the season. With 38 matchdays yet to be played, everything is still wide wide open and a lot, my dear readers, can happen. Hope you enjoyed!

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Postby Cardenao » Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:46 pm

Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Cardonia FC 38 23 7 8 97 51 +46 76
2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 38 20 7 11 64 47 +17 67
3 CMI FC 38 20 5 13 76 55 +21 65
4 Real Alegria 38 20 4 14 59 42 +17 64
5 Bananada CF 38 19 4 15 53 51 +2 61
6 Alexandria FC 38 17 7 14 36 32 +4 58
7 November City FC 38 17 7 14 35 35 +0 58
8 Tasmador Wanderers 38 16 9 13 53 55 -2 57
9 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 38 16 9 13 53 39 +14 57
10 Mayflower FC 38 15 9 14 54 50 +4 54
11 CF Rayuela 38 15 7 16 40 44 -4 52
12 Club Valentino 38 14 10 14 62 73 -11 52
13 AS Cartablanca 38 14 6 18 49 61 -12 48
14 Sareña FC 38 14 6 18 51 56 -5 48
15 Catamulina Catarollas 38 14 6 18 61 73 -12 48
16 Conchara Marriposa 38 13 7 18 60 68 -8 46
17 Purellia Vida 38 11 8 19 29 43 -14 41
18 Alameda Desperados 38 11 7 20 67 78 -11 40
19 Fisherman FC 38 10 10 18 45 64 -19 40
20 Küsbon Town 38 9 9 20 49 76 -27 36


MATCHDAY 20
Purellia Vida 3-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Conchara Marriposa 1-5 Cardonia FC
Küsbon Town 1-3 Alameda Desperados
Tasmador Wanderers
3-2 Real Alegria
Bananada CF 2-4 AS Cartablanca
Fisherman FC
3-0 Alexandria FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-2 Sareña FC
CMI FC
3-0 CF Rayuela
Catamulina Catarollas 1-4 Club Valentino
Mayflower FC 0-1 November City FC

MATCHDAY 21
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Conchara Marriposa
Purellia Vida 0-0 Küsbon Town
Cardonia FC 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers

Alameda Desperados 2-3 Bananada CF
Real Alegria
4-0 Fisherman FC
AS Cartablanca 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alexandria FC 2-0 CMI FC
Sareña FC 1-2 Catamulina Catarollas
CF Rayuela
1-0 Mayflower FC
Club Valentino 2-2 November City FC

MATCHDAY 22
Küsbon Town 2-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Tasmador Wanderers
2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Bananada CF 1-1 Purellia Vida
Fisherman FC 1-6 Cardonia FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
4-0 Alameda Desperados
CMI FC 4-3 Real Alegria
Catamulina Catarollas 0-1 AS Cartablanca
Mayflower FC 0-1 Alexandria FC
November City FC 0-2 Sareña FC
Club Valentino 0-1 CF Rayuela

MATCHDAY 23
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Küsbon Town 1-4 Bananada CF
Conchara Marriposa
3-2 Fisherman FC
Purellia Vida 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Cardonia FC 2-1 CMI FC
Alameda Desperados 0-4 Catamulina Catarollas
Real Alegria 4-4 Mayflower FC
AS Cartablanca 2-1 November City FC
Alexandria FC 0-0 Club Valentino
Sareña FC 1-0 CF Rayuela

MATCHDAY 24
Bananada CF 1-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Fisherman FC 0-2 Tasmador Wanderers
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
2-0 Küsbon Town
CMI FC 3-1 Conchara Marriposa
Catamulina Catarollas 2-0 Purellia Vida
Mayflower FC 1-1 Cardonia FC
November City FC 1-0 Alameda Desperados
Club Valentino 0-2 Real Alegria
CF Rayuela
2-0 AS Cartablanca
Sareña FC 0-0 Alexandria FC

MATCHDAY 25
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-2 Fisherman FC
Bananada CF 2-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Tasmador Wanderers 1-5 CMI FC
Küsbon Town 3-4 Catamulina Catarollas
Conchara Marriposa
2-0 Mayflower FC
Purellia Vida 0-1 November City FC
Cardonia FC 1-1 Club Valentino
Alameda Desperados 4-1 CF Rayuela
Real Alegria 1-0 Sareña FC
AS Cartablanca 1-0 Alexandria FC

MATCHDAY 26
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CMI FC
4-0 Fisherman FC
Catamulina Catarollas 3-1 Bananada CF
Mayflower FC 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
November City FC 0-0 Küsbon Town

Club Valentino 3-6 Conchara Marriposa
CF Rayuela 0-1 Purellia Vida
Sareña FC 1-2 Cardonia FC
Alexandria FC
2-1 Alameda Desperados
AS Cartablanca 2-0 Real Alegria

MATCHDAY 27
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-0 CMI FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 3-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Fisherman FC 1-1 Mayflower FC
Bananada CF 2-1 November City FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-5 Club Valentino
Küsbon Town
2-0 CF Rayuela
Conchara Marriposa 4-0 Sareña FC
Purellia Vida 0-1 Alexandria FC
Cardonia FC
3-1 AS Cartablanca
Alameda Desperados 0-0 Real Alegria

MATCHDAY 28
Catamulina Catarollas 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Mayflower FC
1-0 CMI FC
November City FC 3-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Club Valentino 0-2 Fisherman FC
CF Rayuela
2-0 Bananada CF
Sareña FC 1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Alexandria FC 3-2 Küsbon Town
AS Cartablanca 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
Real Alegria 1-0 Purellia Vida
Alameda Desperados 2-1 Cardonia FC

MATCHDAY 29
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 Mayflower FC
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 November City FC
CMI FC 1-1 Club Valentino

Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 3-1 CF Rayuela
Fisherman FC 1-1 Sareña FC
Bananada CF 0-0 Alexandria FC

Tasmador Wanderers 3-1 AS Cartablanca
Küsbon Town 1-0 Real Alegria
Conchara Marriposa 0-5 Alameda Desperados
Purellia Vida 2-3 Cardonia FC

MATCHDAY 30
November City FC 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Club Valentino
3-2 Mayflower FC
CF Rayuela 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Sareña FC 5-0 CMI FC
Alexandria FC 0-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
AS Cartablanca
2-1 Fisherman FC
Real Alegria 1-0 Bananada CF
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Cardonia FC 5-1 Küsbon Town
Purellia Vida 0-2 Conchara Marriposa

MATCHDAY 31
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Club Valentino
November City FC 1-0 CF Rayuela
Mayflower FC 3-1 Sareña FC
Catamulina Catarollas 2-2 Alexandria FC
CMI FC 1-2 AS Cartablanca
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 Real Alegria
Fisherman FC 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Bananada CF 1-4 Cardonia FC
Tasmador Wanderers 2-1 Purellia Vida
Küsbon Town 4-2 Conchara Marriposa

MATCHDAY 32
CF Rayuela 4-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Sareña FC 2-4 Club Valentino
Alexandria FC 0-1 November City FC
AS Cartablanca 1-2 Mayflower FC
Real Alegria
2-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Alameda Desperados 4-5 CMI FC
Cardonia FC 0-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Purellia Vida 0-0 Fisherman FC
Conchara Marriposa 0-1 Bananada CF
Küsbon Town 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers

MATCHDAY 33
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-3 Sareña FC
CF Rayuela 0-2 Alexandria FC
Club Valentino
2-1 AS Cartablanca
November City FC 2-1 Real Alegria
Mayflower FC 2-0 Alameda Desperados
Catamulina Catarollas 6-1 Cardonia FC
CMI FC 2-0 Purellia Vida
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Fisherman FC 1-4 Küsbon Town
Bananada CF
2-1 Tasmador Wanderers

MATCHDAY 34
Alexandria FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
AS Cartablanca
4-1 Sareña FC
Real Alegria 0-1 CF Rayuela
Alameda Desperados 1-2 Club Valentino
Cardonia FC
1-0 November City FC
Purellia Vida 1-0 Mayflower FC
Conchara Marriposa 4-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Küsbon Town 0-3 CMI FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Bananada CF
2-1 Fisherman FC

MATCHDAY 35
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 4-2 AS Cartablanca
Alexandria FC 2-0 Real Alegria
Sareña FC 3-0 Alameda Desperados
CF Rayuela 3-2 Cardonia FC
Club Valentino 1-1 Purellia Vida
November City FC 1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Mayflower FC 2-1 Küsbon Town
Catamulina Catarollas 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
CMI FC 1-2 Bananada CF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-3 Fisherman FC

MATCHDAY 36
Real Alegria 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alameda Desperados
6-1 AS Cartablanca
Cardonia FC 1-0 Alexandria FC
Purellia Vida 3-2 Sareña FC
Conchara Marriposa 0-0 CF Rayuela
Küsbon Town 3-2 Club Valentino
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 November City FC
Bananada CF 0-4 Mayflower FC
Fisherman FC
4-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 CMI FC

MATCHDAY 37
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 Alameda Desperados
Real Alegria
2-1 Cardonia FC
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Purellia Vida
Alexandria FC 0-1 Conchara Marriposa
Sareña FC
3-0 Küsbon Town
CF Rayuela 3-4 Tasmador Wanderers
Club Valentino
2-0 Bananada CF
November City FC 0-1 Fisherman FC
Mayflower FC
2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Catamulina Catarollas 3-0 CMI FC

MATCHDAY 38
Cardonia FC 3-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Purellia Vida 1-0 Alameda Desperados
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 Real Alegria
Küsbon Town 0-4 AS Cartablanca
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 Alexandria FC
Bananada CF 1-2 Sareña FC
Fisherman FC 1-1 CF Rayuela
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Club Valentino

CMI FC 1-0 November City FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-5 Mayflower FC


1(1). Cardonia FC


Leaders after 19 matchdays and leaders after 38 matchdays, Cardonia FC is flying high and sitting pretty with 76 points, nine clear of the chasing pack. The name of the game has been goals galore for the team from the capital New Cardonia, who have scored 97 over the first 38 games. The Yeison Mesa(33g/7a-Jayful Archer(10g/25a) connection has exploded to a new level with the two combining to shred through defenses for fun, most notably in their 6-1 win against Fisherman FC where the duo combined to score or assist all six goals. Dimitri Micalizio has come into his own as a direct goalscoring threat. In particular he’s coming to be known for a devilish feint to the right before cutting in on his left foot and racing to goal. It’s hard to say that there’s an ‘issue’ when you’re three matches clear at the top of the league, but the defensive performances of the team have hardly been inspirational, with a 6-1 loss to the Catamulina Catarollas the lowlight of choice for a defense that has conceded 51 times. If manager Alphonoso LeDias can get the back line figured out, they could go from first all the way up to first.


2(2). Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Runner up after 19 matchdays and runner up after 38 matchdays, Escuela Nacíonal DCPF is doing their best but not enough as they sit nine points behind Cardonia FC with 67 in total. They’ve scored 64 goals, conceded 47, and they can not beat bad teams. Honestly it’s the only reason La Escuela isn’t easily in first place: 3-0 loss to Purellia, draws against Conchara and Tasmador Wanderers, loss to Mayflower FC, and a draw against Fisherman that’s 12 points dropped right there and I’m not even halfway through the list. It’s just embarrassing with Chímo Ventura in particular seeming to play down to his opposition’s level rather than playing his game and leading the line. He and the team have played well against the top half teams (minus two painful losses to Cardonia FC) and could still end up with the title if those losses can be turned into wins.The connection between Chímoooo, Rafa DiSantos and Denis Silvester on the left side of the field has proven a delight to watch as the three interplay and create their chances seemingly at will, so if manager Giuseppe Parisi can turn them up another notch…La Escuela could have a chance.

3(4). CMI FC


CMI FC have certainly blasted and blazed their way up to third in the MegaPower League thanks to Isidoro Nao’s sublime form firing them 65 points. The 76 goals they scored is good for second most in the league with the striking trio of Nicodemo (11), Pastor du Estévez(17) and Zephino Slakov (9) all feasting off the magical moments Nao has been creating with his outrageous passing, setting up 18 goals in addition to scoring nine himself. Santiago Koldobika continues to be an absolute legend with tireless performances all over the pitch week-in week-out, while Durante Alshana next to him has been a master of the dark arts of defending. That being said, 55 goals conceded will be cause for concern, especially as CMI FC has given up in the last 19 games than the did the first 19 while also scoring less in the same comparative time frames, but they’ve managed to climb up the table by one position so it is working out for them! Fans will remember the thrills of matchdays 24, 25 and 26 where they beat their opponents by a combined score of 12-2.

4(3). Real Alegria


Now trailing CMI FC by one point is Real Alegria with 64 points. They’ve been having a more defensively solid season than the team they were looking down at on matchday 19, having conceded a respectable 42 times in the 38 games thus far. Samuel Eastmen and Gerváinho have been absolute rocks at the back, communicating very well to keep the line organized well using their strength, tackling ability and tendency to coordinate mental warfare attacks on their marks. Offensively they’ve been sharp as well, finding the net 59 times in total. Much like CMI FC, it is their attacking midfielder making everything work and Jenarío Cervahir has continued to be superb for Real Alegria. 11 goals and 13 assists tops off his smooth dribbling and ability to ghost past his defender into open space and start causing real problems.Striker Canderous Armenti has starting firing in a little more regularly, finding goal 14 times and setting up another three while Kaison Sibonaliso has exploded into form, scoring eight and assisting a further five goals. Things are going well but they’re just not scoring enough in the games they need to win like the recent 4-3 loss to CMI FC and the 4-0 loss to La Escuela, hard to see a path to the title so it’s all about securing fourth and international qualification.

5(5). Bananada CF


In no change at fifth place with 61 points is our favorite Bananada CF. Somehow they’ve managed to be fairly unremarkable despite being in 5th, 53 goals scored and 51 given up shows how lacking the yellow crew has been in defense. Iñaki Pena has been putting in great performances in goal but Macario Bernitez getting absolutely rinsed on the regular renders that null and void while Danial Simões hasn’t covered himself in glory either. Midfield has been bright with Captain Capiatelli continuing his great form from the first third of the season and Abel Ruiz adding some very nice long range goals to his arsenal, with his last minute winner in the 3-2 vs the Desperados coming from well outside the box. Serge Diallo has kept shutting the doubters up as he’s grabbed 18 goals thus far with Augustinho Sorra chipping in with nine. Bananada CF fans must be going…bananas at how good the season has gone and they’ll be hoping to climb the three point gap between them and Real Alegria in the international qualification spot. If Bananada CF can improve even a little defensively they have a real chance at it and that, my friends, would truly be bananas.

6(6). Alexandria FC


With 58 points in sixth is Alexandria FC and they are playing classic Gusball with only 36 goals scored and only 32 conceded. How boring must those games be for a fan when your team isn’t even scoring a goal per game. Quite obviously Alexandria FC would be much higher in the table if they would play a little more attacking and score more goals but of course that would destroy the very carefully structured team manager Gus Sollihan has created. Alexio Minkov has largely cooled off, 11 goals after the first 19 matches was pretty eye-catching but he now sits with 15 goals scored in total, fortunately striking partner Ramon Sanchez picked up the slack with eight goals scored. Agilov and Antonio Gessepo have continued to be a great defensive partnership, there’s just really not much more to say other than they aren’t scoring enough goals. Fans will be fondly remembering the adrenaline shock of the 3-2 win against Küsbon Town as an island of entertainment in a sea of 1-0 and 0-0 games.


7(7). November City FC


Level with Alexandria FC with 58 points is November City FC and they have a staggering statline. Over 38 games they have scored….35 goals and have conceded…35 goals. It’s truly incredible and painful to witness yet also weirdly impressive. Manager Jalen M’Strica has got his team playing his way and while it is brutal to see such creative talents like Giampetro Vera and Ussi Marquez play in chains, the fact remains they are still overperforming their preseason projection and they’re only six points outside of an international qualification spot. All the credit goes to the back four for playing in such incredible sync, truly moving as a unit and seemingly shutting down everything the opponent throws at them barring a miracle goal. The path higher up the table lies with Jalen M’Strica figuring out how to unleash his attacking players while remaining so defensively tight and while that’s a difficult balance to find, at this point in the campaign, staring down the final 19 matches, it might be time to start loosening the gloves a bit. That is just a suggestion though, take it or leave it!

8(9). Tasmador Wanderers


In eighth is the Tasmador Wanderers with 57 points. They’ve climbed one spot up the table since matchday 19 but they’re level on points so it’s a bit of a wash at that point. Looking at the stats, 53 goals scored is a welcome relief after the borefest of the 6th and 7th placed teams but it’s immediately offset by the 55 goals conceded. Offensively the Wanderers are not wandering at all thanks to Pedro Marquez’s continued, if somewhat less regular, moments of total brilliance while fans are praising the Gods that Weavaro Florenzi has finally found his feet and gone from three goals to 17 now. With that solved, the next inquest has come at Jack Roles expense with his long runs from defense. While it looked brilliant over the first 19 games and it does look brilliant when it works out, the fact is that the defensive line he is a quarter of has conceded 55 times now with a 5-1 loss to Club Valentino the ultimate humiliation (so far). If manager Josiah Macklemore does reign Roles in though, he loses that X factor that has been a part of many crucial goals this season. Would you want your key X factor to be your centerback? Sounds concerning to me…

9(8). Jucuacanos Silver Surfers


Falling one position to ninth yet tied with Tasmador on 57 points are the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers who have been having an interesting season so far. 53 goals scored is good, 39 conceded is real real good, yet how are they only in 9th? Well they just aren’t beating the teams they need to beat and those they do beat, they beat by a couple goals. Goalless draws against Purellia Vida and AS Cartablanca, losses to Bananda, November City, and Mayflower FC are all games fans would’ve been hoping for more from, especially considering the next week the Silver Surfers are beating Cardonia FC 3-nil Alexandria FC 2-nil and demolishing the Desperados 4-nil. They looked good in those games, real good but it’s just not coming together consistently enough and that’s why they’re in ninth now. There’s 57 points left to play for, so now is the time for Roberto Bennedetto’s lads to step up their play. Captain Diego Valenzuela has continued his strong showing at defensive mid while the Farfadillin leftback Cundoistar Kander has checked off every attacking box you would expect. The goals are coming easily for Đạt Iqaluk, who has found the net 23 times so far this season thanks to his traditional number nine dominance. Great in the air, strongly bullying his defender, blasting powerful shots at goal from every angle, just a nightmare for the other teams and it’s been great to watch as a neutral. The Silver Surfers were originally projected to finish 14th so they’ll still be thrilled if they were to finish in 9th but fans would be left wanting more.

10(13). Mayflower FC


Mayflower FC sit in 10th, moving three spots up the table from matchday 19, with 54 points to their name. They’ve made some improvements both offensively and defensively that have helped them battle up to 10th, and they’ve scored 54 goals while letting in 50 at this point. Seong-Hun Gabriel has continued his great campaign now with 16 goals and nine assists coming from his great shooting technique and two-footedness. Xabi Alvarez has been the defensive marshal in midfield, forming a solid defensive trio with centerbacks Lille Van der Linde and Arthur Caetano that allows the wingbacks to push further up. Leftback Ryan Davies has started showing some defensive skills and that’s been a massive boost in the Shipmasters rise up the table. With their 54 points, a climb even as high as sixth isn’t totally out of the question if bigger defensive improvements can be made.

11(10). CF Rayuela


In 11th is CF Rayuela with 52 points. This team is pretty balanced in terms of their stats and it’s not necessarily in a good way having only scored 40 goals while conceding 44. To that point, CF Rayuela have only scored 11 goals in the last 19 games, while conceding 15 during that time. The good and the bad come from the midfield, while Wanyonyi and Pablo Bahtiyar are supremely athletic and lend themselves brilliantly to attacking movements, they are equally inept at the defensive side of the game and can not hold down the midfield thus regularly leaving that back three terrorized. Meanwhile up the field Cassius Ovidio is running the show with 10 goals and 10 assists making up 50% of CF Rayuela’s total offensive output. If some other players, looking at you David Villa, can start finding the night, a climb up the table is certainly on the cards over the last 19 matchdays.

12(11). Club Valentino


What do you get when you combine the 3rd best offense with the 3rd worst defense? Club Valentino in 11th with 52 points. This team does a lot of scoring, finding the net 62 times so far this season, while also conceding quite a bit at the same time, giving up 73 goals this season, with both marks good for 3rd in the MegaPower League. It’s funny how they had 19 goals scored, 19 conceded after the first 19 matchdays, something clearly changed! The good and the bad come from the midfield, while Carlitos Amegatcher and Benoit Charpez are supremely athletic and lend themselves brilliantly to attacking movements, they are equally inept at the defensive side of the game and can not hold down the midfield thus regularly leaving that back three terrorized. Meanwhile in offense Radoslav Jiménez has started banging goals in, grabbing 11 while captain Victor Atanasov recently hit 10 goals and 10 assists. The problem isn’t scoring goals though, it’s defending, and for a team predicted to finish in 10th, Club Valentino will have a lot of defensive improvement to do if they want to climb up the table.

13(18). AS Cartablanca


Pulling off the great escape is AS Cartablanca, who have risen from 18th all the way up to 13th with 48 points. They’ve finally found their scoring boots, pumping 49 goals past opponents with Nepharan Lars Glaston leading the way with 18 after the first 38 games. Defensively it’s been poor but Cartablanca manages to concede most of their goals in games they end up winning or were expected to lose anyway, meaning they’re making the most of their matches and that explains their five place rise up the table. Jesus Sanchez has started clicking in midfield with Nepharan Matthias Slade, with the two of them passing and moving in tandem to advance the ball up the field and pass it out wide to the pacy wingers Savatier and DeFrancesco in threatening positions. It’s been refreshing to see after their pitiful first 19 games and I will be curious to see where they end the season. If the goals can keep flowing, the passing keeps connecting, and the sheets stay a little cleaner, reaching the top half of the table is absolutely doable. In a weird way this must be a very exciting time for Cartablanca fans, good luck!

14(16). Sareña FC


In 14th place with 51 points is Sareña FC, who have jumped up two places compared to the first 19 matchdays thanks to a much more composed defensive showing. 33 year old captain Robert Rojas has truly willed himself to a new level, giving it all to ensure his beloved Sareña finish as high as possible. 56 goals conceded is a testament to how much more solid they’ve gotten, with centerback Gensen Palovian finally looking halfway competent in the center of the defensive line. Babou Charlemo (9g/9a) has been pulling an endless amount of tricks out of his bag as he dazzles week in week out as the focal point for Sareña’s attack, creating plenty of scoring options for Félix Almirron (11 goals) while Princeton Siddle, the attacking mid from Eastfield Lodge, has contributed six goals and nine assists. It’s hard to see a path further up the table for them but fans will be hoping manager Victor Oquanquin can inspire his troops to the next level.

15(12). Catamulina Catarollas


In 15th, down three spots from the first 19 matchdays, are the Catamulina Catarollas with 48 points who have totally imploded defensively, conceding a massive 73 goals over the first 38 games. Jerelki Salvadorez apparently has two left feet as he’s committed the most errors leading to opposition goals, while Pancho Aravino’s lack of strength and height leads to him routinely getting bullied by opposing players. Right back Michael Gleeson started to play much more defensively to allow his partner out left, Theo Capella, to make the most of his attacking gifts. That resulted in 61 goals scored but it really might not be worth the defensive drop off so that’s a decision for manager Marc Elanga to make. Up top, Tony Archipelago has been killing it, with 19 goals to his name so far. Quick, has a great eye for slipping into channels unnoticed, and a knack for powerful shots into the side of the goal, he’s really looked class and there’s zero way he stays with the team past the next transfer window. Paul Arano has been exceptional in defensive mid, using his great passing and tackling to influence the tempo of the game in a way that’s wonderful to watch and, much like Tony Archipelago, it seems unlikely that he’ll be a member of the team much longer. Fans will be hoping this slump from 12th to 15th will turn around soon and the Catarollas can solidly stay above the relegation zone.

16(17). Conchara Marriposa


Up one place in the table compared to the first 19 games, it’s Conchara Marriposa in 16th with 46 points. Fabrizio Viscarra has been iconic directing the offensive movements from his spot at right forward, dropping back to help with build up play before using his pace and positioning to burst through the line on to a well timed through ball from midfielder German Crespo. Indeed, Fabrizio has scored 12 and assisted nine of Conchara’s 60 total goals scored, which has been an incredible improvement over the ten goals they scored over the first 19 matches and fans will sure to be loving the higher paced attacking tempo the team has harnessed to push up a spot in the table. Centerback Hector Canterous has shown plenty of speed and strength in the back line but his sense of positioning just seems to be fairly non-existent so if there’s even a minor improvement here, it’s not out of the question for Conchara Marriposa to keep climbing up the table. If it doesn’t though, well they’re only six points above relegation so it’s gonna be an anxiety filled last 19 matchdays for Conchara fans!

17(15). Purellía Vida


Sitting in 17th place is Purellía Vida with 41 points, only one above the relegation zone and that is largely due to them being tied for the worst offense in the league, only finding the net on 29 occasions while actually conceding a very respectable 43 goals in return. The centerback pairing Abrahami Holguín and Donate Versina have been having exceptional seasons and it honestly wouldn’t be out of the question to see them get a national team call-up for the pre-World Cup friendlies. Mousti-Yves Almeny has started showing some real promise as an attacking right back option, he’s just unfortunate to be in a team where most attempts at attacking go absolutely nowhere as the front three have been totally useless, with a 12 goal return between the three of them nowhere near an acceptable level for a MegaPower League team. It’s just shambles, honestly. Captain Maximos Jeong-Hui has continued to be exceptional as he tries to do it all from midfield in both attack and defense but one man does not make a team. It’s pretty difficult to imagine things improving for Purellía Vida for the rest of the season, especially as the superior in quality Alameda Desperados try to find their best form and climb up from the relegation zone.

18(20). Alameda Desperados


In 18th with 40 points are the Alameda Desperados. Originally predicted to finish in third, now wallowing in the relegation zone. At least they’ve managed to claw their way up from 20th after the first 19 matchdays but given the team is still in a precarious situation means fans will hardly be relieved. They’ve scored 67 goals and conceded an astonishing 78 times, good enough for second best and flat out worst in the league. Honestly they’re kinda like Club Valentino except way worse and the goal figures reflect that. The injury bug is still around and morale, understandably, seems to be quite low in the Desperados camp, but fans are on incredible amounts of copium that a further rise up the table might be possible. The Alameda Desperados are only nine points behind 13th is their rationale which, yeah, true, but maybe focus on escaping the relegation zone first eh? While Ibai Acosta-Vargas, Dome Odoma, Paolo Van Montanari have all been exceptional up front, Barnum Cardona, Johnny Pence, and Francois Lemercier have all been shambolic in defense. I really do hope for the best for the Desperados during the final nineteen matchdays and I do think they have it in them to climb above 18th but…I also thought they would be in 3rd now so what do I know?

19(14). Fisherman FC


In 19th with 40 points is Fisherman FC, who have been the biggest losers since our first review after the initial 19 games, having fallen five spots from their then place at 14th. 45 goals have been scored, which is decent enough especially when compared to the 36 and 35 scored by Alexandria FC (6th) and November City FC(7th) respectively but it is their lack of a defensive identity that has proven to be the downfall of the Fisherfolk. Academy product Emi Cardono, who also stars for the Cardenao Under-21 National Team, has been the sole source of pride as he has combined his ability to pull off multiple stepovers with a rapidly developing eye for goal that has seen him find the net 14 times but that is not a strong foundation to escape the relegation zone. The defense will have to step up massively and Emanuel Odita has been trying his hardest in centerback but his partner Jean Obi-Sarra has been abysmal. Good luck Fisherfans but I am not optimistic.

20(19).Küsbon Town


And last and also least is Küsbon Town with 36 points and about 5% hope level at not getting relegated. 29 goals scored. 29. Just terrible, actually abysmal to the point Cardonian icon Kenway Alexander announced he would retire at the end of the season. That being said, Kenway has been a massive problem for Küsbon as his age, immobility, and general inability to contribute to a decent level to both sides of the games has cost them many more points than his incredible passing has earned. Alberto Godwine has been the sole bright spot with 15 goals, over half of the team’s total. I’m not really sure what else to say, it’s just been plain bad for Küsbon Town. Relegation seems certain and they’ll lose their best player Godwine because of it and then it becomes hard to see a path back to promotion for them as they’re four points below 19th place. I feel bad for the fans, enjoy what you can from these moments.

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Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Cardonia FC 57 31 15 11 130 68 +62 108
2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 57 30 11 16 100 69 +31 101
3 Sareña FC 57 30 6 21 106 75 +31 96
4 Alexandria FC 57 26 9 22 54 49 +5 87

5 Real Alegria 57 26 9 22 79 65 +14 87
6 CMI FC 57 25 11 21 102 81 +21 86
7 Bananada CF 57 25 10 22 76 77 -1 85
8 Club Valentino 57 22 17 18 94 94 +0 83
9 November City FC 57 24 10 23 47 55 -8 82
10 Mayflower FC 57 22 15 20 84 80 +4 81
11 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 57 22 15 20 74 64 +10 81
12 Alameda Desperados 57 21 13 23 98 101 -3 76
13 AS Cartablanca 57 21 13 23 75 85 -10 76
14 Tasmador Wanderers 57 21 12 24 72 94 -22 75
15 CF Rayuela 57 20 12 25 59 76 -17 72
16 Conchara Marriposa 57 19 12 26 88 100 -12 69
17 Fisherman FC 57 18 15 24 76 91 -15 69
18 Catamulina Catarollas 57 20 8 29 94 113 -19 68
19 Küsbon Town 57 15 12 30 74 115 -41 57
20 Purellia Vida 57 13 13 31 43 73 -30 52



MATCHDAY 39
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 3-2 Purellia Vida
Cardonia FC 1-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alameda Desperados 4-3 Küsbon Town
Real Alegria 1-2 Tasmador Wanderers
AS Cartablanca 1-3 Bananada CF
Alexandria FC 0-1 Fisherman FC
Sareña FC
5-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
CF Rayuela 2-2 CMI FC
Club Valentino 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
November City FC 0-2 Mayflower FC

MATCHDAY 40
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Küsbon Town 0-0 Purellia Vida
Tasmador Wanderers 0-4 Cardonia FC
Bananada CF 2-2 Alameda Desperados
Fisherman FC 0-0 Real Alegria

Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 AS Cartablanca
CMI FC 0-1 Alexandria FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-6 Sareña FC
Mayflower FC
2-1 CF Rayuela
November City FC 1-0 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 41
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 5-0 Küsbon Town
Conchara Marriposa 4-5 Tasmador Wanderers
Purellia Vida 1-2 Bananada CF
Cardonia FC 2-2 Fisherman FC
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Real Alegria 3-2 CMI FC
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alexandria FC 1-0 Mayflower FC
Sareña FC 2-0 November City FC
CF Rayuela 1-1 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 42
Tasmador Wanderers 0-5 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Bananada CF
2-0 Küsbon Town
Fisherman FC 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Purellia Vida
CMI FC 1-1 Cardonia FC

Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Mayflower FC 0-2 Real Alegria
November City FC 0-0 AS Cartablanca
Club Valentino 3-0 Alexandria FC
CF Rayuela 1-3 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 43
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Bananada CF
Tasmador Wanderers 2-2 Fisherman FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 CMI FC

Purellia Vida 1-5 Catamulina Catarollas
Cardonia FC 0-0 Mayflower FC
Alameda Desperados 0-0 November City FC
Real Alegria 2-2 Club Valentino

AS Cartablanca 2-0 CF Rayuela
Alexandria FC 0-1 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 44
Fisherman FC 2-5 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-0 Bananada CF
CMI FC 1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Catamulina Catarollas 4-1 Küsbon Town
Mayflower FC 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
November City FC
1-0 Purellia Vida
Club Valentino 1-1 Cardonia FC
CF Rayuela 1-4 Alameda Desperados
Sareña FC
2-0 Real Alegria
Alexandria FC 1-1 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 45
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Fisherman FC 0-1 CMI FC
Bananada CF 0-3 Catamulina Catarollas
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 Mayflower FC
Küsbon Town
3-0 November City FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-4 Club Valentino
Purellia Vida 1-1 CF Rayuela
Cardonia FC 0-1 Sareña FC
Alameda Desperados
1-0 Alexandria FC
Real Alegria 1-0 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 46
CMI FC 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Mayflower FC
1-0 Fisherman FC
November City FC 0-2 Bananada CF
Club Valentino
2-1 Tasmador Wanderers
CF Rayuela 0-2 Küsbon Town
Sareña FC
4-0 Conchara Marriposa
Alexandria FC 0-1 Purellia Vida
AS Cartablanca 1-4 Cardonia FC
Real Alegria
2-0 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 47
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
CMI FC 4-1 Mayflower FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 November City FC
Fisherman FC
1-0 Club Valentino
Bananada CF 0-2 CF Rayuela
Tasmador Wanderers 2-5 Sareña FC
Küsbon Town
2-1 Alexandria FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Purellia Vida 1-0 Real Alegria
Cardonia FC 1-1 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 48
Mayflower FC 2-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
November City FC 1-2 Catamulina Catarollas
Club Valentino 2-2 CMI FC
CF Rayuela 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Sareña FC 4-0 Fisherman FC
Alexandria FC 1-1 Bananada CF
AS Cartablanca 2-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Real Alegria 1-0 Küsbon Town
Alameda Desperados 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
Cardonia FC 2-0 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 49
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 November City FC
Mayflower FC 1-1 Club Valentino

Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 CF Rayuela
CMI FC 1-2 Sareña FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Alexandria FC
Fisherman FC
4-1 AS Cartablanca
Bananada CF 1-0 Real Alegria
Tasmador Wanderers 2-2 Alameda Desperados
Küsbon Town 1-0 Cardonia FC
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 50
Club Valentino 1-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CF Rayuela 1-2 November City FC
Sareña FC
3-1 Mayflower FC
Alexandria FC 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
AS Cartablanca 1-1 CMI FC
Real Alegria 2-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Alameda Desperados 0-4 Fisherman FC
Cardonia FC 2-2 Bananada CF
Purellia Vida 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Conchara Marriposa 1-3 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 51
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 3-0 CF Rayuela
Club Valentino 4-1 Sareña FC
November City FC 0-1 Alexandria FC
Mayflower FC 1-5 AS Cartablanca
Catamulina Catarollas
2-1 Real Alegria
CMI FC 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
4-2 Cardonia FC
Fisherman FC 3-1 Purellia Vida
Bananada CF 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Tasmador Wanderers 0-0 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 52
Sareña FC 4-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alexandria FC 1-0 CF Rayuela
AS Cartablanca 2-2 Club Valentino
Real Alegria 2-0 November City FC
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Mayflower FC
Cardonia FC 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Purellia Vida 1-1 CMI FC

Conchara Marriposa 2-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Küsbon Town 2-3 Fisherman FC
Tasmador Wanderers
2-1 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 53
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-3 Alexandria FC
Sareña FC 0-1 AS Cartablanca
CF Rayuela 2-2 Real Alegria
Club Valentino 0-1 Alameda Desperados
November City FC 0-1 Cardonia FC
Mayflower FC
2-0 Purellia Vida
Catamulina Catarollas 0-4 Conchara Marriposa
CMI FC 1-2 Küsbon Town
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Fisherman FC 0-0 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 54
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Real Alegria 0-2 Alexandria FC
Alameda Desperados
4-1 Sareña FC
Cardonia FC 4-0 CF Rayuela
Purellia Vida 1-1 Club Valentino
Conchara Marriposa 0-1 November City FC
Küsbon Town 2-3 Mayflower FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-4 Catamulina Catarollas
Bananada CF 1-3 CMI FC
Fisherman FC 1-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 55
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Real Alegria
AS Cartablanca 0-2 Alameda Desperados
Alexandria FC 1-3 Cardonia FC
Sareña FC
2-1 Purellia Vida
CF Rayuela 3-2 Conchara Marriposa
Club Valentino 2-1 Küsbon Town
November City FC 3-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Mayflower FC 2-2 Bananada CF
Catamulina Catarollas 2-3 Fisherman FC
CMI FC 0-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 56
Alameda Desperados 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Cardonia FC
3-0 Real Alegria
Purellia Vida 0-1 AS Cartablanca
Conchara Marriposa 0-1 Alexandria FC
Küsbon Town 1-7 Sareña FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 CF Rayuela
Bananada CF 0-2 Club Valentino
Fisherman FC
3-0 November City FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-2 Mayflower FC
CMI FC 4-3 Catamulina Catarollas

MATCHDAY 57
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 Cardonia FC
Alameda Desperados
2-1 Purellia Vida
Real Alegria 0-1 Conchara Marriposa
AS Cartablanca
4-1 Küsbon Town
Alexandria FC 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Sareña FC
2-1 Bananada CF
CF Rayuela 1-0 Fisherman FC
Club Valentino 3-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
November City FC 1-0 CMI FC
Mayflower FC 7-2 Catamulina Catarollas


Champions(1). Cardonia FC


Championsssss!!!!! With 108 points, 130 goals scored and 68 conceded, may I present the winners for the inaugural Cardenao MegaPower League season, Cardonia FC! It was never really in doubt as they were league leaders after 19 matches, league leaders after 38 matches, and here they are league winners after 57 games in a final result that was never really in doubt. Yeison Mesa finished as the league’s top scorer with 41 goals, Joyful Archer finished as the league’s top assist provider with 31 assists and ten goals himself, while Dimitri Micalizio tacked on another 14 goals and six assists. The final 19 matches of the season were marked by a notable improvement in defense, with 21 year old Max Packham taking a massive step up in quality in centerback, with his ability to win the ball cleanly without giving up a foul shining through in addition to his ability to withstand pressure to play the ball out of the back. Rightback and national team captain Dylan Mathers was exceptional all season, using his endless reservoir of energy to charge up and down that right flank contributing equally to offense and defense without a sign of slowing down. Where does Cardonia FC go from here as they cruised to an eventual seven point margin of victory? Defensive reinforcement seems the obvious approach. Davidol Andrea wasn’t as convincing as you would like your centerback to be, while defensive midfielder Sven Garrison Alcavanz seemingly forgot what the defensive part of his title meant as his frequent advances from deep left the defensive line rather exposed, not a problem when Max Packham is in the form of his life, but still concerning. I would imagine a foray into the transfer market to bring in a more experienced and reliable defensive midfield presence.

2(2). Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Well one certainly can’t fault Escuela Nacíonal DCPF for a lack of heart or effort as they kept up a spirited pursuit of Cardonia FC from the first matchday till the last, but alas it wasn’t enough as La Escuela finishes seven points behind the league champions. Giving it their all, we always respect that, and every Cardonian is sure to have enjoyed watching the free-flowing, beautiful passing and moving that enchanted the mind. 100 goals was the result, good enough for the fourth best attacking record in the league with 18 year old superstar in the making Chímooooooo Ventura netting 21 times mainly thanks to his fruitful partnership with Denis Silvestre on the left wing, with his passing and eye for movement creating countless attacking opportunities for the duo to take advantage of. Youngster Rafa DiSantos was mature beyond his years in La Escuela’s midfield, serving as the reliable pressure-resistant metrononym that dictated the pace of play, while national teamer Abwooli Isaza has been a rock in defense, using his positioning to shut down the majority of attacks and happily making good use of his crunching tackles if that were to fail. Moving into the offseason, Chevaugn Williams is likely to be sold as his profile as a large target-man out wide simply didn’t mesh with the playstyle of Escuela Nacíonal DCPR, though it did initially promise to provide an interesting tactical approach. A secondary scoring option should be brought in to relieve some pressure off Chímo, who is sure to face increased defending next season, while some defensive fortification would certainly be a good idea. Better luck next year for La Escuela, I’m sure they’ll have a new crop of high potential youngsters for next season so that will be fun to look forward to!

3(14). Sareña FC


Truly the story of the season comes from third place Sareña FC’s meteoric rise from 16th after the first 19 matchdays, 14th after the first 38 matchdays to ultimately finishing 3rd and securing international qualification. The source of this incredible rise? Sareña casually winning 16 of their final 19 games while doubling the amount of goals they scored over the season (51 scored after the first 38 games) finishing with the second most goals scored, 106 on the season. I have never seen anything like it, meanwhile in the same time they only conceded 19 times. They scored 55 goals, conceded 19 in the last 19 games, I am just awestruck by that turn of fate, the Gods are truly smiling on the people of Sareña. Babou Charlemo has cemented his status as one of the most electric Cardonian players alive with his incredible array of dribbling skills complimenting an unselfish mentality and the passing ability and vision to set up his teammates in attack, finishing with 18 goals and 23 assists and under serious consideration for Player of the Year. Félix Almirron finished the season with 20 goals scored including four goals in the 7-1 demolition of Küsbon Town on matchday 55. It’s really hard to say what the path forward for Sareña FC, was the 16/14th place more accurate for them and this insane push to finish 3rd is just an outlier? Or was the 16/14th place the outlier and this 16 game win streak just a return to normal for them? That is hard to say, one thing is for sure if Sareña FC wants to have a better showing next season, they absolutely can not start as slowly as they did this year. Similarly, looking at some new defensive options might be a good call as 34 year old Robert Rojas is very much at the tail end of his career, and it seems he spent everything he had left to drag his boyhood club up to 3rd. What a display from him, after a shaky first 19 matches for Rojas, he absolutely turned it around and is sure to be under consideration for the Defender of the Year.

4(6). Alexandria FC


Snagging the final international qualifying spot in 4th place is Alexandria United, who’s fantastic run of form over the last 19 games saw them claw their way up from 6th after the first 38 games had been played. The team from Alexandrida played a very even game, scoring 54 goals and conceding 49 over the 57 match season, finally ending with 87 points. Alexio Minkov did well to finish the season with 20 goals, however after 11 in the first 19 matches fans were hopeful for more but a 4th place finish shut everyone up, with the play of fellow striker Ramon Sanchez catching the eye due to his clever ability to drop deep from the attacking line to link up with Claudio Torres and Nathan Guillaume in midfield. It was a great way to pull apart defenses and a great way to generate clear cut chances for his teammates to run on to, and that threat was integral to helping the actual goals get scored. Christor Agilov and Antonio Gessepo were inspirational in the center of defense, a classic stopper-sweeper combo that stood tall, strong and proud. Where to go for next season? They need more goals, a lot more goals. Finding some better goal scoring options from the wide positions might be a good thing to consider, doubly so if they have good passing and interplay abilities so as to combine with Ramon Sanchez. More goals and keeping the defensive stability and who knows what could happen! I do find it unlikely Alexandria FC could create a squad that matches the level of Cardonia FC or La Escuela, at least not within a transfer window or two. What a season for Alexandria FC fans, international qualification!

5(4). Real Alegria


I feel bad for Real Alegria fans, they must be feeling the pain right now. 3rd after the first 19 matches, 4th after 38, all to end in 5th with 87 points, losing out on international qualification by way of goals scored and the miraculous recovery of Sareña FC. Offensively it was a solid showing from the team who ran their play through the excellent Jenarío Cervahir whose 14 goals and 19 assists underpinned his exceptional ability to carry the ball through the attack and set up attacking opportunities. Canderous Armenti put in 19 goals and was notable for being tall and strong up front as a capable target man, occupying defenses so Jenarío could excel, while Kaison Sibonaliso contributed five goals from free kicks alone. Defensively the 65 goals conceded was pretty good, they just happened to concede in the games that mattered most. Samuel Eastmen and Gerváinho were strong in defense for the most part, notable for their extremely loud barking communication to each other to organize the defense but it ultimately wasn’t enough. So what comes next? It’s hard to say, the slow slip out of international qualification was painful and a result of falling short at the worst moments, however the team showed quality throughout so the decision will have to be made to replace players or try to organize and improve them. Can they count on Jenarío Cervahir to have another incredible season or at least one close to it? Decisions to be made.

6(3). CMI FC


In sixth, crashing down from their spot 3rd after 38 matchdays, is CMI FC with 86 points secured. Speaking honestly it does bring me personal satisfaction to see the disgustingly named Cardenao Military Industry FC drop out of international qualification and drop down to 6th. 102 goals scored was fourth most in the nation, with the attacking trio of Nicodemo (17), Pastor du Estévez (30), and Zephino Slakov (14), all doing very well for themselves in front of goal thanks to the incredible run of form from midfielder Isidoro Nao who assisted 24 and scored 11 in a staggering offensive campaign. 81 goals conceded however shows the debilitating factor for CMI FC, as many goals goals goals as they scored… they conceded as many in return. Monti Caramendi and Marshal Blythe were woeful as centerbacks and it will certainly be a priority for manager Franc Yanez in the offseason to ship them off and replace them with a much defensively inspiring duo. Fans will be sad and rightfully so, you support an extension of the military industrial complex so this is what you get. Misery.

7(5). Bananada CF


Quite possibly the biggest winner of the inaugural MegaPower Season not named Sareña FC, in 7th with 85 points it is Bananada FC. At one point as high as fifth, Banadada was originally predicted to finish in 16th but the attacking ability of the 20 year old homegrown leftwinger Serge Diallo blasted them up the table. His incredible pace combined with an exceptional first touch, great dribbling and lethal finishing ability have made him one of the hottest young talents in the country, scoring 26 times and using his flair and impressive crossing ability to assist seven more goals. Wow. Not bad for someone who would’ve barely featured in the league a year ago, and now he’s got quite the expectations laid on his shoulders. Lonzo Capiatelli, the club’s captain in midfield, was inspirational with his height, powerful runs from midfield, and eye for defensive splitting laser guided through balls forming the crux of the team’s offensive success. 76 goals scored was very nice for a team predicted to be fighting to escape the drop, but the 77 goals conceded shows why they were expected to be in contention for relegation. 21 year old centerback Simões Ruslan showed every bit of his inexperience as he frequently left his feet on ill-advised challenges, while his central partner 31 year old Macario Bernitez failed to show the necessary maturity and leadership to compensate for that youth, and to help Simões improve and become more consistent. It’ll be interesting to see what Bananada CF does over the transfer window, and how they might be able to repeat, or even improve on their 7th place finish.

8(12). Club Valentino


Club Valentino have done well to earn an 8th place finish with 83 points this season after dropping as low as 12th after the first 38 matchdays. They have accomplished this, and built on their pre-season prediction of a ninth place finish, by achieving a wonderful equilibrium: 94 goals out, 94 goals in for a 0 goal differential after 57 games. Radoslav Jiménez was radical in front of goal, scoring 33 while his striking teammate Theo Ryūnosuke netted 27 times to score just about 2/3rds of the teams total. Victor Atanasov was wonderful behind them, firing in precise, strongly powered passes for them to run on to, while also scoring 6 goals (all outside the box as he is keen to emphasize) as he could rely on Carlitos and Benoit Charpez behind him to clean up any messes. Well that was it in theory, in practice the 94 goals conceded sorta says it all. The three centerback formation worked out in the sense they overachieved their goals, however it was this formation that led them to being so defensively frail, with Antony Blasa in particular looking weak in goal and needing replacement in the offseason if anything more solid is to be built next season. Congratulations for finishing with zero differential Club Valentino fans, if we threw your club in the ocean, it’d float!

9(7). November City FC


Next is November City FC, projected to finish 8th, ending the season in 9th with 82 points in total. Defensive strength was the name of their game, finishing with 55 goals conceded thanks to a brilliant season from national team starter Shannon Grandillon, who’s consistent calm and commanding appearances in centerback put him strongly in contention for Defender of the Year. Charlie Montvedi was very solid in defense at rightback, if lacking a little in more advanced offensive play, while goalkeeper and U21 team member Emiliano Parodi was fantastic, stopping shots you would absolutely expect to go in. So that is good for them indeed, however the 47 goals scored over a 57 goal campaign is quite clearly a foundational area that must be improved over the offseason. Ussi Marquez was quite decent, with the U21NT player finding the net 10 times while Iacopo Fantacci of San Ortelio netted on 12 occasions. Full on national team midfield starter Giampetro Vera played very well with his unique blend of incredible pace and love to supply an assist leading to his 17 assists over the season but…there are rumors swirling about him wanting a transfer out and, to be honest, it’s hard for me to blame him. Such attacking talent like Vera and Ussi are sure to always be stifled under manager Jalen M’Strica’s defensive based tactics. To that end, it is quite hard to predict what next season will hold for November City FC. Will M’Strica pivot to a more attacking approach under pressure from the fans? Will Vera stay around? If not, then who will they replace them with? Conundrums indeed. Have fun November City fans!

10(10). Mayflower FC


A decent season for Mayflower FC, projected to finish 11th they ultimately finished 10th with 81 points in total. Johan van Maria Mata was great at right back, providing 11 assists while being the best member of a pretty poor defensive unit that conceded 80 times over 57 games. Arthur Luddid Caetano was the weakest link in centerback, but fans will have taken some solace in 20 year old right back Ryan Davies finally developing some defensive abilities to pair with his insane pace. Xabi Alvarez did well in defensive midfield to provide an outlet from pressure, but supporters will probably have been hoping for a little more defensive stability. Fortunately, Seong-Hun Gabriel gave them everything they could’ve hoped for in attack, scoring 31 times over the season thanks to his two-footed proficiency and accurate striking technique. So manager Hassan Al Jumaily of Tikariot will be hoping to retain his services during the transfer window, while also firming up his defense a fair amount. A real top level striker would also be nice, despite the 84 goals scored it might be more beneficial to have a dedicated high level finisher so the rest of the team can focus somewhat more on defensive matters. Not my call though so good luck and enjoy Mayflower fans!

11(9). Jucuacanos Silver Surfers


In 11th, up five places from their pre-season projection of 16th, are the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers with 81 points in total. 74 goals scored comes off the back of “Đạt guy” Đạt Iqaluk, who scored 34 goals in an insane season where he scored from inside the box, outside the box, headers, right foot, left foot, you name it and he scored Đạt goal, dis season. Jefferson Kane was instrumental with his buildup play and keen eye for a line-splitting pass, picking up 13 assists over the course of the season but the real praise goes to Diego Valenzuela. The club captain, who spent his entire career at the club, was an absolute quarterback from defensive midfielder, perhaps the best quarterback the country that had produced no professional football players had ever seen. Pass after pass Valenzuela precisely pinged over the defensive line onto the feet of his attacking teammates, time after time he situated himself in the perfect position to snuff out opposing attacking movements. I’m not sure if there is a Defensive Midfielder of the Year award, but if there was, it would surely be Diego Valenzuela who walked away with it. So what comes next for the Silver Surfers? Well, it seems unwise to bet on Đạt Iqaluk repeating his season, and it seems unwise to plan on it. So further goalscoring options should be considered, while centerback Kai Bailey’s 6 errors committed makes him a prime candidate to be replaced. Watch that space and enjoy the offseason Silver Surfer fans!

12(18). Alameda Desperados


Young manager Sebastiano Guerco was able to do it, he was able to lead the Alameda Desperados from 20th after the first 19 matchdays out of the relegation zone and a much more respectable 12 place finish, nine places lower than they were projected to finish. Let’s start with the ugly, their defense. 101 goals conceded I mean what the hell is that? Centerback Barnam Cardona will 100% be sold to some unaware newly promoted team as he was truly woeful, responsible for what feels like 51 of those goals conceded. His partner, Under21 national team member Gelson Mukendi did well and tried his hardest to compensate but it simply wasn’t enough, as Jonny Pence getting beat repeatedly from leftback meant there really wasn’t anything he could do to single handedly turn around the defensive woes. Much improvement is needed here for the Desperados to challenge for international qualification next season. Offensively, things were great for their free-flowing attack, scoring 98 goals over the 57 games they contested. The front trio of U21 national team Paolo Van Montanari (15g/6a), Dome Odoma of Cosumar (32g/5a) and Ibai Acosta-Vargas the creator (13g/30a), was an absolute treat to watch with their tricky, pace, and seemingly telepathic connection with each other. Acosta-Vargas in particular has some shouts for the Player of the Season thanks to his all around brilliance from the left wing. What to do to improve for next season? Defense defense defense and in that order too. Without any defensive improvement the Desperados are totally hosed as we saw this year.

13(13). AS Cartablanca


Jumping up from as low as 18th and relegation at one point to finish in 13th with 76 goals total points secured is As Cartablanca and we are happy they managed to escape the drop! 75 goals scored came primarily from Lars Glaston of Nephara scoring 25, while wingers Aymeric Lyon Savatier and Simon DeFrancisco curiously scored 12 apiece. Jesus Sanchez was class from midfield, with his goal scoring threat from every angle creating interesting spacing opportunities he was able to use his incisive passing to take advantage of and secure 11 assists. Matthias Slade was key to their attacking success, with straightforward holding midfielder doing exactly that, cleaning up the defensive line and allowing his attack minded teammates to take care of business. 85 goals conceded though meant there is absolutely more that needs to be done if AS Cartablanca is to have a successful season next year. Right back/right wingback Urbain Agramun will surely be shown the exit, Antonio Silmani might need a replacement in midfield, we’ll see what next year brings for Cartablanca!

14(8). Tasmador Wanderers


Ending the season in 14th, a big drop from their high point of 8th but an improvement on their pre-season prediction of 17th, are the Tasmador Wanderers with 75 points. Ultimately it was their defense that proved their undoing, conceding 94 times over the course of the season and manager Josiah Macklemore will be left wondering if the fans demand to switch to a more balanced (theoretically) four men at the back would’ve been sufficient to remedy the Wanderers defensive woes by opening up room in the attacking phases. Jack Roles was wonderful with his runs out of deep to create attacking opportunities from nothing, but his vacancy from the centerback positioning absolutely led to goals scored by opposing teams so it gets a bit tricky to deconde there. Which makes me happy that it’s not my problem! Weavaro Florenzi was great in attack, ending the season with 31 goals to his name, and being the most dangerous attacking force for the Wanderers. Six of his ten assists were thanks to his shots that ricocheted to one of his teammates, so even his misses turned to goals. What’s next for the Tasmador Wanderers? Ah man, they need more goal scoring threats, they need better defenders, they need someone to replace John Calabasas in goal, it’s a whole lotta rebuild work that needs to be done if something greatest is to occur next season.

15(11). CF Rayuela


In 15th with 72 points comes CF Rayuela, dropping from their high of 10th and their predicted finish of…10th. Blame must be laid at the defense’s feet, with the 76 goals conceded forming the bases for the poor showing from Rayuela. Joselu Jubasta was bad, full stop. Done, sold, out the door if further improvement is to be found next season. Beyond that, CF Rayuela was horrid when defending setpieces, conceding 13 times from those situations alone, and that’s not to mention the amount of close calls and near misses from such predicaments. Jaramo Parqezzi in left wingback was not ideal, he was bad in that he didn’t offer the attacking capabilities you would want from a wingback, while similarly failing to provide the defensive stability you would hope for from, well, any defender. 76 goals conceded, it was simply too much. 59 goals scored was similarly not enough, David Villa played well from right mid, showing a smart eye for goal from tough angels that resulted in 12 goals scored, while his strike partner Josef Alpertti Ikin put in 15 himself. Looking to next season, it seems clear that offensive and defensive improvement is needed, someone very clinical up front and two defenders who will do nothing except be good at defense would be a dream transfer window for CF Rayuela fans.

16(16). Conchara Marriposa


In 16th with 69 total points finishes Conchara Marriposa. They presented what by now is a typical Cardonian approach to football, high octane attack and blatant disregard for anything defense. 88 goals on the season was accomplished thanks to Fabrizio Viscarra netting 18 times and setting up 14, Mino Jarkola did well using his dribbling, shooting, and large lad status to be a wrecking ball in the box off set-pieces, ultimately scoring 12 goals through the season. German Crespo was a tidy midfielder, always offering a passing option and bouncing pressing opposition members off him like it was nothing. For all of that however, came 100 goals conceded by the defense. For starters, Paul Arano in defensive midfield was very, very good. Strong tackling, great passing where he always seemed to identify the safe but progressive passing option, always offering an outlet for his defenders. However, the majority of those 100 goals can be blamed on the pitiful defensive pairing of Fernando Calero and Hector Canterous. Poor in their communication, poor in their organization, poor in their ability to be a basic defenders, poor poor poor. You could argue that 33 year old manager Pleebus Fee’s decision to run three centerbacks straight up without a dedicated left or right back defensive presence was a crazy one…and you’d be right. Still not sure what he was thinking but the idea to entrust attacking and defensive responsibilities to left and right midfielders was just not the best, thus leading to the 100 goals conceded.

17(19). Fisherman FC


Fisherman FC fans, I can hear your sigh of relief from here for having escaped the relegation zone. Finishing the season in 17th place and 69 points, you can thank Reynaldo Minarinho for putting in great shifts from left wing, with his precise dribbling, pass first approach, and elegant mannerisms leading to 11 goals and 15 assists while just generally setting the tone of attack. Alex Deodato was one of his favorite passing targets, combining eight times, with the striker scoring a team leading 13 times. Defensively though, 91 goals conceded is not great and national team reserve member Emanuel Odita will have to shoulder a fair bit of the blame here. The majority of the time he played very well but, perhaps because he (rightly) felt himself to be the teams best defender therefore he had to do the most in defense, often lunging in on preliminary reckless challenges that lead to goals scored instead of playing with patience. At 20 years old, he is still young and has much time to improve. Fortunately, he’ll be able to do it in the MegaPower league again next year! Oliver Balendin in leftback will have to be replaced due to his constantly losing his mark over his back shoulder. Ali Abdi wasn’t much better in goal, committing several grave errors that should’ve generally been an easy save. With some astute defensive signings, a higher finish next season is possible provided Minarinho stays with the club and keeps his high level of form. We’ll have to see what happens but congratulations for avoiding the drop!

18(15). Catamulina Catarollas


A tough fate for dancers from Catamulina as they suffer a painful relegation after slipping from as high as 12th after the first 19 matchdays down to 18th on 68 points. 113 goals conceded says it all, the second-worst in the league, I mean the Catarollas were just destroyed. Jerelki Salvadore was objectively awful in centerback, one of the worst players in the league, while his partner Pancho Aravino wasn’t much worse. Only bright spot was Theo Capella showing the quality that made him a member of the national team, contributing impressively from defense with a team leading 13 assists and setting up many more attacking opportunities. Fans might wonder what would’ve been their fate if maybe he had focused more on his defensive responsibilities, though that being said the Catarollas tally of 94 goals was good enough for 5th best in the league. Tony Archipelago put in a wonderful 34 goals, gaining notice for his great first touches and ability to generate powerful, curling shots based off of that. Halan Medhagbia showed some real quality running in from the right wing, showing good dribbling ability to cut in and hitting some incredible bending shots in a 16 goal showing. We can talk about goals, we can talk about goals conceded, but the reality is they are relegated and things are going to get bad, very bad. Tony Archipelago will for sure be sold, Theo Capella will for sure be sold, Halan Medhagbia will for sure be sold. Not a lot of potential to see, but Catamulina is notable for the wealth of creative talent coming out of the city and surrounding area, so maybe some youth players could step up and fill it all out. But that is asking a lot of the goddess of randomness. Thanks for playing Catarollan flans.

19(20). Küsbon Town


With the worst defense in the league finishing in 19th place is Küsbon Town. No glory to be found here for defenders Ximo Fargassi and John Arnolds, who were by far the worst fullbacks to be found this season. Brett Sanderson and Trevor Alliman? Two of the worst centerback in the league. I’m not hating, I’m just validly critiquing the worst defense in the league. The extra painful thing is they were pretty decent in attack, netting 74 times in an insane turnaround from the 29 they had scored after the first 38 matches, sadly they just conceded just as many. Alberto Godwin was a sensation for Küsbon, hitting an awesome 30 goals over the season thanks to his pace, dribbling ability, and knack for bursting through offside’s traps. Kenway Alexander has officially retired in a move that will make fans sad to see him go but happy that his geriatric presence is no longer a constant in the midfield. I’m not really sure what happens next for Küsbon Town, they’ve been relegated and it’ll be interesting to see how they restructure their team in the hopes of an immediate bounceback promotion to the MegaPower League.

20(17). Purellia Vida


And finally we have the biggest losers, Purellia Vida, and it has been a season devoid of bright patches. 15th after the first 19 games, 17th after the first 38, 20th after the full 57 games, I suppose it’s been fairly predictable for a while now but that won’t make relegation any easier for Purellia fans to stomach. First time manager Jamie Bahng-Olawale of Quebec will have his share of tactical blame despite captain Maximos Jeong-Hui giving it his all every single match day, being possibly the most complete midfielder in the league in terms of defensive, offensive, and overall contribution to the game. Unfortunately though he alone couldn’t do it and here we are, with Purellia sinking into the depths. 43 goals simply wasn’t enough, though their signing of Emiliano Albizu from Farfadillis went well to the tune of 13 goals scored and eight assisted. It’s pretty hard to see what the future holds for Purellia Vida, they aren’t a big enough club to retain their top talent through this relegation and they aren’t an attractive enough club to get similar quality replacements, which places the club and the fans in a tough spot. With the 73 goals they conceded though, some level of defensive reinforcement will be necessary before a return to the MegaPower League. Fortunately, that is not my problem!

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Postby Cardenao » Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:24 am

The Cardenao MegaPower League Season Two
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Good evening all and thank you for joining. We will be providing a preview for the upcoming second season for the Cardenao MegaPower League. The inaugural season was an incredible triumph, who can forget Cardonia FC winning the first ever MegaPower League in spectacular fashion with 108 points and 130 goals scored. Or how about Sareña FC’s dramatic rise from 16th a third of the way into the season before ultimately finishing third? Or the heartbreak for Real Alegria who finished in fifth, losing out on international competition by virtue of goals scored. Who could forget the woefully shite performances from Purellia Vida, who finished with 52 points after 57 matches? It was an incredible season with over 1600 goals scored across the competition, including 41 from Cardonia FC's Yeison Mesa, 34 from Jucuacanos Silver Surfers recently departed Đạt Iqaluk, and Ibai Acosta-Vargas' legendary 13 goal/30 assist season.

Now, this season, many stars of the inaugural Cardenao MegaPower League have been sold abroad, including national team stars Giampetro Vera and Halan Medhagbia, of November City Sporting Club and the Catamulina Catarollas respectively, both moved to Quebec while there were transfers of Fabrizio Viscarra and Đạt Iqaluk to Anchors FC in Chromatika, and Emmanuel Odita and Eusebio ‘Ussi’ Marquez to Ko-Oren, among many other. There are now more Cardenaoan players than ever plying the trade for a foreign team, while there were some exciting transfers in.

Granted, there was not much inward bound transfer activity to the MegaPower League. Despite cementing its status as one of the most exciting and unpredictable leagues in the world in these beginning years, the low IFCF ranking of the league and clubs within means that Cardenao remains a somewhat unattractive domestic football destination. That is slowly starting to change as the league welcomed two of its highest profile transfers ever.

Escuela Nacíonal De Cardenao Por Football's free agent signing of 29 year old Strayan goalkeeper Thomas Yesak was one that shocked the many people as the highly rated keeper boasts five SFL and one SPL Golden Glove awards, he certainly could have gone to a better team in a more high profile league, but it's clear the sunny beachs of Cardenao and the weed and fishing were too much to turn away for Mr. Yesak! That and Escuela Nacíonal DCPF's burning desire to win the league after finishing six points behind Cardonia FC in the inaugural season.

The second high profile newcomer is less a signing, more an appointment as the Alameda Desperados appointed the legendary Conan Estelline to the manager's chair. The 77 year old eccentric data and set-piece wizard comes to the MegaPower League after securing history as the SuperLeague's most decorated manager of all time, and five strong cycles as the Llamanean national team assistant manager. Conan joins Tikariotan Hassan Al Jumaily of Mayflower FC and Quebecois Jamie Bahng-Olawale of Purellia Vida as one of three foreign coaches in the Cardenao MegaPower League.

There was some international competition progress to report too! This was, of course, Cardenao's first foray into international club football competition and it went better than one would expect as Cardonia FC represented the hopes of the entire nation as they reached the Round of 32 for the Association Trophy, while Escuela Nacíonal DCPF reached the group stage of CAFA LigAnaia. For our nation's first attempts at international qualification, that must be deemed a success. Indeed, the MegaPower League went from being an unranked league at the start of last season to ranked 86th out of 129 eligible leagues heading into this one.

Now, what does that all mean? Fuck if I know, that's for the 22 players on the pitch to decide. So without further ado, here is the Season 2 preview for the Cardenao MegaPower League!

Alameda Desperados

Home Kit: Red-Gold-White
Away Kit: White–Red-White
Alternate Kit: Black-White-Red
Stadium: Il Palomino (27,223)
Manager: Conan Estelline (77, SLL)
Captain: Ibai Acosta-Vargas
Key Player: Ibai Acosta-Vargas
Media Prediction: 8th. The Red and Golds are a little hard to properly place but they made the signing of the off season in bringing in foreign born legendary coach Conan Estelline. The 77 year old boasts an eccentric, data driven approach to football and has made it work, boasting a pedigree as the SuperLeague’s most decorated manager of all time, while also working as the Assistant Manager of the Llamanean national team. It will be very interesting to see how he does with the Alameda Desperados, who could forget their pre-season forecast of a 3rd place finish, only to drop to 18th after 38 matchdays and needing some serious luck to finish the season in 12th. They have the most creative Cardenaoan player in the game in Ibai Acosta-Vargas, who chipped in with 30 assists and 13 goals last season. He formed a strong partnership with Cosumarite Dome Odoma, who managed to bag 32 goals himself, while the third member of the trio, U21 national team member Paolo Van Montanari hit 15g/6a to round out the attacking threat that contributed heavily to 98 total goals scored. Offensively speaking, as long as Sebastiano Guerco keeps the gameplan the same, the goals should come. The big issue was the defense, with 101 goals conceeded. The manager has done well to kick out Barnam Cardona, the weak centerback that was responsible for a good deal of those goals and replaced him with Cardonia FC youth academy prospect Joselu Fernandez. There are question marks as to if the 20 year old is ready to start in the MegaPower League but with a 6’4 frame, fans will be hoping Joselu will at least be a bigger defensive presence then Cardona was. Joselu will be lining up next to former U21 national teamer, Gelson Mukendi, to organize the backline while Jamie Persuapuade will try to do the same in midfield, ensuring center mids Gonzalo Valiente and Miguelito can focus on maximizing their eye for the game. Slightly questionable defense, solid midfield, one of the best attack forces in the league, it’s gonna be an interesting season for the Alameda Desperados but I am not convinced they have rectified their defensive issues to the point that they can mount a challenge at top of the table. 8th for them for me.
Niba Punu (GK/QUE)
Francois Lemercier(RB/Savigliane)-Gelson Mukendi(RCB)-Joselu Fernandez(LCB/1m)-Jonny Pence(LB)
Miguelito Pereira(RCM)—Jamie Persuapuade(CM)—Gonzalo Valiente(LCM)
Paolo Van Montanari(RW/U21)—Dome Odoma(ST/COS)—Ibai Acosta-Vargas(LW/NT)


Alexandria FC

Home Kit: Red/white sides-White-White
Away Kit: Teal/dark blue vertical stripes–Teal-White
Alternate Kit: Black with red graphic-Black-Black with red top
Stadium: The Library (7,777)
Manager: Gus Sollihan (54)
Captain: Stefan Leudarmen
Key Player: Ramon Sanchez
Media Prediction: 4th. Manager Gus Sollihan will be happy to be lining up with the same squad as last season with the notable inclusion of their free agent signing of Sander Moritz, the 32 year old defensive midfielder from Nephara who will be tasked with helping control possession and setting the tempo for the rest of the team. Antonio Gessepo and Christor Agilov make a strong partnership in defense while the midfield duo of Nathan Guillaume and Sander Moritz will be tasked with providing defensive stability so the front four can attack with impunity. Ramon Sanchez emerged as Alexandria’s key offensive player, due to his clever ability to drop deep from the attacking line to link up with Claudio Torres and Guillaume. Claudio Torres will be counted on for his crossing abilities with 6’5 Alexio Minkov in the center eager to benefit. Scoring goals was a slight issue last season, only scoring 54 goals, 20 via Minkov, but the had one of the better defenses as they only conceded 49 over the season. If they can keep that defensive stability while adding on goals, it could be a very good season for Alexandria. Maybe the 4th place prediction is a little optimistic but we’ll see what happens!
Antoine Jaugermann(GK/SWEN)
Christor Agilov(RCB)-Antonio Gessepo(LCB)
Alessio Suarez(RWB)-Bradley Nirvana(LWB)
Nathan Guillaume(RDM)-Sander Moritz(LDM/NPH/$0)
Charlie Acaunaut(RW)-Claudio Torres(LW)
Alexio Minkov(RF)-Ramon Sanchez(LF)


AS Cartablanca

Home Kit: White with red slash-Red-White with red tip
Away Kit: Red with white cross–White-White with red tip
Alternate Kit: Green-Black-Gren
Stadium: Casa Cartablanca (41,000)
Manager: Moharuk Redondo (46)
Captain: Antonio Slimani
Key Player: Jesus Ramon Sanchez
Media Prediction: 9th. A team that flirted with relegation before finishing in 13th last season, it is difficult to place AS Cartablanca. They return with the all the same starters and, presumably, the same general gameplan. The Nepharan duo of Lars Glaston and Matthias Slade were key players in the side and I’d expect that to continue. Manager Moharuk Redondo has some of the best tacklers in the leagueToulalard, Jasopin, and Marco Landucci, but the 85 goals given up last season means there is much work to be done here. Much of the attack orchestration will rest on Jesus Sanchez’s shoulders, who showed great class in using his goal scoring threat for all distances to smartly create attacking space for his forward line, which he was able to take advantage of to the tune of 11 assists and many more key passes. The 75 goals scored shows a great platform for AS Cartablanca to build on, they just need to shore up defensively.
Jules Kondengba(GK)
Urbain Agramunt(RWB)-Louis Toulalard(RCB)-Humbert Jasopin(LCB)-Marco Landucci(LWB)
Matthias Slade(RCM/Neph)-Antonio Silmani(LCM)
Jesus Ramon Sanchez(CAM)
Aymeric Lyon Savatier(RF)-Lars Glaston(ST/Neph)-Simon DeFrancesco(LF)

Bananada CF

Home Kit: Yellow-Yellow-Yellow
Away Kit: Dark Green-Yellow-Yellow
Alternate Kit: Black with yellow graphic-Yellow-Yellow
Stadium: The Hand (17,600)
Manager: Eric Desailly (44)
Captain: Lonzo Capiatelli
Key Player: Lonzo Capitatelli
Media Prediction: 11th. The team bearing the name of the infamous city of Bananada will be hard pressed to replicate their incredible form last season that saw them blow past their predicted finish of 16th to finish the season in 7th place. Academy product Serge Diallo was inspirational, scoring 26 times with his great first touch, shooting ability, and extreme pace. I am not too proud to say that in last season’s preview I said “Sure, Serge Diallo is extremely rapid and young but he hasn’t shown much to make you think he can score the goals the club needs,” and boy was I wrong. Makes you wonder why I have a job doing this sorta stuff! Anyhow, national team reserve keeper Iñaki Pena played about as good as he ever has last season and will be needed to keep up that level of play. Macario Bernitez was shipped off and in comes Fernao Vergara, the 28 year old La Escuela reject, who will be hoping to form a more solid partnership this season with Danial Simões. 22 year old captain and former U-21 national team member Lonzo Capiatelli will be tasked with running the offensive show with his ball control, passing offensive movement, flair, and goal scoring abilities key to every attacking movement Bananada undertakes. They do have a talented team, particularly in attack and in the transition from midfield into their opponents part of the pitch, it’s just defense that will make or break this squad.

Iñaki Pena (NT)
Ray Cheryl(RB)-Fernao Vergara(RCB/Free)-Danial Simões Ruslan(LCB)-Kari Alacruz(LB)
Dani Anselmo(RM)-Lonzo Capiatelli(CM)-Abel Ruiz(CM)-Macario De la Cruz(LM)
Roger Agustinho Sorra(RF)-Serge Diallo(LF)

Cardonia FC

Home Kit: White-White-White
Away Kit: Blue-White-White
Alternate Kit: Orange-Orange-Orange
Stadium: Cardenao Fisheries Center (57,772)
MegaPower League Titles: 1 (Season 1)
Manager: Alphonso LeDias (47)
Captain: Dylan Mathers
Key Player: Yeison Mesa
Media Prediction: 1st. Champions last season and expected champions this season, the experience and quality throughout Cardonia FC is unmatched within the MegaPower League. They’ve got national team members in Ray Holland, Joyful Archer, Yeison Mesa, and Dylan Mathers forming the core of the team, with former U21 national teammers in Callistio and Dimitri Micalizio chipping in with additional quality. The backline is solid on the wings and ironclad in the center, and up front you have the last season’s top scorer Yeison Mesa, who finished with 41 goals to his name, and dangerous players out wide. It seems crazy to me that another team could come close to challenging Cardonia FC this season, especially after the 130 goals for/68 goals against season they had last year. Now they return with the same team just….better. Poor league.
Ray Holland(GK/NT)
Dylan Mathers(RB/NT)—Davidol Andrea(CB)—Max Packham(CB)—Felipe Callistio(LB)
Sven Garrison Alcavanz(CDM)
Francesc Aniol(CM)—Jayful Archer(CM/NT)
Dimitri Micalizio(RW)—Yeison Mesa(ST/NT/)—João Ferrazon Almiron(LW)


Catamulina Catarollas

Home Kit: Mango-Teal-Teal
Away Kit: White with mango and teal spotting-Teal-White
Alternate Kit: Black-Black-Black
Stadium: El Centro (23,125)
Manager: Marc Elanga (61)
Captain: Paul Arano
Key Player: Paul Arano
Media Prediction: 20th.. Representatives of Catamulina, the birthplace of the iconic Catarolla dance, will be starting the season in a state of depression as their best players got snapped up following their 18th placed finish last season. Key player Halan Medhagbia is off to Quebec, highest goalscorer Tony Archipelago and his 34 goals was sold to Cenial Halcyon of Ceni, national team member Theo Capella was shipped to Kellsek, that’s their three best players, their only three good players, all gone. Sure, they got some nice money in the bank and spent it smartly, but replacing proven quality with unknowns is, well, an unknown. After just one season as a professional, the formerly amateur Paul Arano takes the captain’s band and is as proficient in creating attacking opportunities for his team as he is at snuffing out opposition attempts. Michael Ciurria of Tikariot slots in at left back and fans will be hoping the 80 TPL games he has under his belt will bring a sense of calmness and maturity to a very suspect back line. The big question is the $1.5m spent on 20 year old Raul de la Torres from La Escuela, the youngster made news throughout his time in their academy for being one of the highest goalscorers ever for their youth teams and touted to accomplish big things in the future. It’s rare to see such a highly rated prospect leave La Escuela, even more surprising to move to a doomed side like Catamulina. I get it though, he’ll be the main man here and a good season or two will be sure to bring the high paying offers in.
Alessio Riccardi (GK)
Michael Gleeson(RB)—Jerelki Salvadorez(CB)—Pancho Aravino(CB)—Michael Ciurria(LB/TKT/Free)
Paul Arano (CM)
Shoana Alvadorez(RAM)-Yuri Jenkinson(LAM)
Yanson Marcova(RW/250k)-Raul de la Torres(ST/1.5m)-Edgar Feliciano(LW)


CF Rayuela

Home Kit: Yellow-White-White
Away Kit: Blue-Yellow-Yellow
Alternate Kit: Black/Yellow-Yellow-Yellow
Stadium: Mission Viejo (18,420)
Manager: Xabi Maricci (47)
Captain: Davi Alvarez
Key Player: Cassius Ovidio
Media Prediction: 13th. CF Rayuela struggled last season, finishing in 15th after a preseason prediction of 10th and it’s hard to imagine them improving on that this season. The defense was in shambles last year, conceding 76 goals over the 57 game season while in offense they only found the net 59 times. It just wasn’t enough on both ends and manager Mission Viejo will have a task on his hands getting improvements made. Tegalok is a very good keeper so that will bring fans some relief to be in good hands, while his counterpart in attack Josef Alpertti scored 15 and was unlucky to not score more. The problem though, lies in midfield with Wanyonyi and Pablo Bahtiyar who are both more athletic minded than they are proficient in either attack or defense. When that’s your core midfield, you might have a bad time, especially when both David Villa and Cassius Ovidio are more attack minded. Fans were thrilled to see Joselu Jubasta and his shite defending getting shown the door and will be hoping that the 27 year old Alisson de la Terra will make a more positive contribution. On a tactical note, it seems manager Xabi Maricci has chosen to invert the wingbacks so it will be interesting to see the impact that switch has on his team’s fortune.
Maddison Tegalok(GK)
Jaramo Parqezzi(RWB)-Gregos Charlemange(RCB)-Alisson de la Terra(CB/500k)-Davi Alvarez(LCB)-Maikel Arelliano de Santiago(LWB)
Eloy Wanyonyi(RCM)-Pablo Bahtiyar(LCM)
David Villa(RAM)-Cassius Ovidio(LAM)
Josef Alpertti Ikin(ST)


Club Valentino

Home Kit: Purple with maroon pattern-maroon -Black with maroon top
Away Kit: White with maroon/purple pattern-maroon with white pattern-White with maroon top
Alternate Kit: Orange with blue vertical stripes-Blue-Orange
Stadium: The Club (21,880)
Manager: Jason Demur (59)
Captain: Victor Atanasov
Key Player: Salva Perez
Media Prediction: 7th. Club Valentino looked sharped in their maroon and white kits last season, finishing in eighth while playing beautiful football under Jason Demur’s pass and move, total football philosophy. The success came from most members of the team being equally capable in attacking and defending, the team gained notoriety for being a little too balanced, 94 goals scored, 94 goals conceded. Radoslav Jiménez was radical in front of goal, scoring 33 while his striking teammate Theo Ryūnosuke netted 27 times to score just about 2/3rds of the teams total. Victor Atanasov was wonderful behind them, firing in precise, strongly powered passes for them to run on to, while also scoring 6 goals (all outside the box as he is keen to emphasize) as he could rely on Carlitos and Benoit Charpez behind him to clean up any messes. Salva Perez was inspiring at right wingback and the 21 year old attacking threat will be looking to force his way into the national team setup.
Antony Blasa (GK)
Matt Dolan(RCB)-Pram Aguado(CB)-Michael Ljupcho(LCB)
Salva Perez(RWB)-Kaynard Oldbury(LWB)
Carlitos Amegatcher(RCM)-Benoit Charpez(LCM)
Victor Atanasov(CAM)
Boban Radoslav Jiménez(RF)-Theodore Ryūnosuke Sarraposa(LF)


CMI FC

Home Kit: Green/White-White-White
Away Kit: Yellow-Blue-Blue
Alternate Kit: Black with red accenting-Black-Black with red top
Stadium: The Forge (35,734)
Manager: Franc Yanez (41)
Captain: Isidoro Nao
Key Player: Isidoro Nao
Media Prediction: 6th. This team surprised the hell out of me last season, defying a predicted 13th place finish to ultimately end up 6th after being as high as 3rd on matchday 38. The club is named after Cardenao Military Industries. It is regrettable to see the burgeoning military industrial complex gain this much power and influence in such a short time but that is just the nature of President Mihaly’s modernization plan. Their success this season balances on their ability to recreate their incredible attacking displays last season, finishing with 102 goals scored (compared to 81 goals conceded) with the attacking trio of Nicodemo (17), Pastor du Estévez (30), and Zephino Slakov (14), all doing very well for themselves in front of goal thanks to the incredible run of form from midfielder Isidoro Nao who assisted 24 and scored 11 in a staggering offensive campaign. If this quartet can keep that form up? 6th place is easily behind them
Pau Gaston(GK)
Eloi Metodija(RB)-Vinicio Juapuala(RCB)-Marshal Blythe(LCB)-Monti Caramendi(LB)
Durante Alshana(RCM)-Leo Fernandez(LCM)
Isidoro Nao(CAM)
Nicodemo Chiranjivi(RF)-Pastor du Estévez(ST)-Zephino Slakov(LF)


Conchara Marriposa

Home Kit: Light Blue-Light Blue-Light Blue
Away Kit: Black/Purple-Black-Black with purple top
Alternate Kit: Tire print on grey background-Tire print on grey background-Tire print on grey background (Kit is made from recycled tires)
Stadium: The Cove (14,789)
Manager: Pleebus Fee (36)
Captain: Fernando Calero
Key Player: Jezenen Hui
Media Prediction: 19th. The sad reality for Marriposa fans is that their team overperformed last season to barely finish in 16th thanks to heroic performances from Fabrizio Viscarra…and now he’s gone. Hector Canteros is the only quality player in this starting 11 so it’s gonna be a long season. Maybe Chad Marquis will start scoring goals but the 33 year old is slower than a brick, maybe German Crespo will start connecting on his passes, maybe Mino Jarkola will finally have some end product to go with his pointless dribbling tricks, maybe maybe maybe. And even if all of that does happen, there’s zero shot of Conchara Marriposa even reaching mid-table. Sorry to be Debbie Downer but that’s just the way things seem. At least they have an exciting academy product starting up top to replace Viscarra, Jose Embarrido brings pace, direct dribbling, and a whip of a shot to the side, so fans will be hoping he can find his feet quickly.
Jezenen Hui(GK)
Ezequiel Muñoz(RCB)-Fernando Calero(CB)-Hector Canteros(LCB)
Paul Arano(CDM)
Jose Bartemou(RM)-John Rando(RCM)-German Crespo(LCM)-Mino Jarkola(LM)
Jose Embarrido(ST/Academy)-Chad Marquis(LF)


Escuela Nacíonal DCPF

Home Kit: Black/White vertical stripes-Black-Black with white top
Away Kit: Yellow with black accents-Yellow-Yellow with black top
Alternate Kit: Black/White/Yellow cube pattern-White-White with black top
Stadium: The Academy (27,845)
Manager: Giuseppe Parisi (53)
Captain: Rafa DiSantos
Key Player: Chímo Ventura
Media Prediction: 2nd. Escuela Nacíonal De Cardenao Por Football, the famous production line of footballers in Cardenao, will be hoping to challenge for the title. They have one of the younger teams in the league but it is filled with quality throughout. Rafa DiSantos is the key in midfield with his skill at organizing attacking movements making him one of the best in the league, while Chímo Ventura showed glimpses of his potential by scoring 21 goals last season. Now 19 years old with 17 goals in 34 appearances for the national team in his pocket, you get the sense he’s going to take it to a whole nother level. Meanwhile you’ve got Abwooli Isaza the beast in midfield, while Samuel Alcatron is a lion in the backline that conceded 69 times in the inaugural MegaPower League season. The signing of Thomas Yesak is considered to be a massive coup, not only for Escuela Nacíonal DCPF, but for the MegaPower League as a whole. The 29 year is a 5-time SFL/1time SPL Golden Glove winner and his move to Cardenao is certainly high profile, then there’s Chevaugn Williams who will be fighting to get back into the national setup after being left out of three successive squads now after 24 caps for the Cardenao team (only 2 goals and a single assist though, never was very impressive to be honest).
Thomas Yesak(GK/STR/Free)
Walt Jansen (RB/CPC)-Samuel Alcatron(CB)-Duncan Redfield(CB/TFS)-Iván Umokoro(LB)
—Abwooli Isaza(CDM/NT)—
Gil Moreira (CM/Cabo Azure)—Rafa DiSantos(CM/NT)
Chevaugn Williams(RW)-Chímo Ventura(STNT)-Denis Silvester(LW/Zeta)


Fishermen FC

Home Kit: Blue with blue/green pattern-Blue with blue/green pattern-Blue with green top
Away Kit: White with green/blue pattern-White with green/blue pattern-White with blue/green top
Alternate Kit: Black with blue/green pattern-Black-Black with blue/green top
Stadium: The Net (13,000)
Manager: Nicolas Moukam (57)
Captain: Emanuel Odita
Key Player: Reynaldo Minarinho
Media Prediction: 18th. Fishermen FC, named in honor of the massive fishing tradition and industry within Cardenao, are unfortunately worse footballers than they are fishermen. Reynaldo Minarinho was an elegantly excellent exception last season with long range curling shots, direct and explosive dribbling, and ability to create chances for his team lead to 11 goals and 15 assists on the season, and his play generally built the 76 total goal season Fishermen FC had. Unfortunately for their odds this season, captain and star centerback Emanuel Odita was sold to Ko-oren. I’m not really sure what the Fishermen will be able to do in terms of attack
Ali Abdi(GK)
Leeson Chambers(LB)—Jean Obi-Sarra(CB)—Jean-Marie Fabron(CB)—Antoni Erramanu(RB)
Zhubin Charamichi(RCM)—Miguel Luisinho Roig(LCM)
Javelen Eminerio(RW/U21)—Alexander Deodato(RS)—Couala Nogueira(LS)—Reynaldo Minarinho(LW)


Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Home Kit: Light blue with red/white collar-Light blue-White
Away Kit: Red with white/light blue graphic-White-White
Alternate Kit: Neon Green-Neon Green-Neon Green
Stadium: The Wave(26,262)
Manager: Rodolfo Benardsson(36)
Captain: Diego Valenzuela
Key Player: Diego Valenzuela
Media Prediction: 12th. The Silver Surfers found a wave to ride last season as they surpassed their pre-season prediction of a 14th place finish to ultimately end up in 11th and they will be hoping for similar luck this go at it. Captain and the new national team captain Diego Valenzuela returns to his quarterback like position after many transfer rumors over the off season, it is telling though that the rumors haven’t dissipated. Barring one notable transfer out, the rest of the team returns after a 74 goals for, 64 goals against season. Overall it was a strong season but the departure of ‘Đạt Guy’ Đạt Iqaluk and his 34 goals will be very difficult to replace, and they will be hoping that new man Gilson Martinez can somewhat replicate that. He’s a different type of player, quicker and more keen to play off the shoulder compared to his predecessor’s more target man style of play. Jonathan Woods was strong in goal while Kai Bailey and Bishal Clement formed a solid partnership in centerback, while Cundoistar Kander from Farfadillis helped bring some defensive stability while also giving a lot as an attacking option at leftback. It will be interesting to see how the season could go. Could go good, could go bad. I personally think that it will go decent.
Jonathan Woods(GK)
Jason Charmenge(RB)—Bishal Clement(RCB)—Kai Bailey(LCB)—Cundoistar Kander (LB/Farf/Free)
Diego Valenzuela(CDM/NT)
Julet Klasson(CM)-Reinaldo Deson Ademar(CM)
Angel Niraj Vilaró(RF)-Jefferson Kane(LF)
Gilson Martinez(ST/150k)


Küsbon Town

Home Kit: Black/Burgundy vertical stripes-Black-Black with yellow top
Away Kit: Burgundy with black accents-Burgundy-Burgundy with black top
Alternate Kit: White with Burgundy pattern-White-White
Stadium: The Cottage (23,689)
Manager: Xu Conchas (46)
Captain: Kenway Alexander
Key Player: Alberto Godwine
Media Prediction: 19th. Küsbon Town were truly woeful last season, conceding 115 times in a season that saw them finish 19th. They’re incredibly lucky that the second tier of football in Cardenao hadn’t been developed and as such there was no relegation. It is really hard to see anything good coming for Küsbon town as they field a pretty shite team. Fans will be thrilled to see two new centerbacks in 19 year old academy member Freddy Bertrand step up while 420k was spent on the athletic and hard hitting Mathias Vidal from La Escuela. Another positive for fans? Alberto Godwine staying for another season, let’s just review what he did last season right? 30 goals on the season thanks to his pace, dribbling ability, and knack for bursting through offside’s trap to perfectly dispatch through balls, just a killer. Sadly I don’t think it will be enough, they greatly overperformed their xG over the last half of the season and it will be hard to replicate that form.
Cyril Leno(GK)
Ximo Fargassi(RB)—Mathias Vidal(RCB/420k)—Freddy Bertrand(LCB/Academy)—John Arnolds(LB)
Telmo Andrade (CDM/CBZ)
Kenway Alexander(CM/NT)—Dominaro Asapo(CM)
Pierson Balon(RW)—Alberto Godwine(ST)—Ademil Feliciano(LW)


Mayflower FC

Home Kit: Cream with light purple pattern-Light Purple-Light purple with cream top
Away Kit: Light purple with cream pattern-Cream-Cream with light purple top
Alternate Kit: Black with violet accents-Black with violet accents-Black with violet top
Stadium: The Port (30,500)
Manager: Hassan Al Jumaily (45/Tikariot)
Captain: Lille Van der Linde
Key Player: Johan van Maria Mata
Media Prediction: 11th. Mayflower FC with their beautiful cream and purple will be batting around midtable and hinge their hopes on the incredible playmaking ability of Johan van Maria Mata from right back to propel them to victory. Seong-Hun Gabriel is an unknown up front but rumors are the lad has a cannon of a leg and can shoot equally well with both feet, that could be a great partnership with the more creative Louavin next to him. Ximu and Calvin Abdu are traditional wide midfielders moving between attack and defense equally in a format that should help provide additional coverage for Maria Mata’s frequent attacking adventures, while Ryan Davies will need to bring his defensive abilities to the next level to help shore things up. Could go really well if everyone plays their best but I’m not convinced.
Rufus Holland (GK/NPH/Free)
Johan van Maria Mata(RB/NT)—Lille Van der Linde(RCB)—Arthur Luddid Caetano(LCB)—Ryan Davies(LB)
Ximu Anselmo(RM)-Xabi Alvarez(RCM)-Avril Haines(LCM)-Calvin Abdu Raymundo(LM)
Gabriel Seong-Dai(CF)-Louavin Cortez(ST)


November City Sporting Club

Home Kit: Black with white graphic pattern-White with black top–Black with white top
Away Kit: White with black graphic pattern-Black with white top-White with black top
Alternate Kit: Pink-Purple-Pink
Stadium: The Swamp (14,235)
Manager: Jalen M’Strica (39)
Captain: Shandon Grandillon
Key Player: Giampetro Vera
Media Prediction: 11th. November City, a scar on Cardenao, destroyed by Echani weaponry that left half the city flooded and partially submerged finally had something to cheer about last season as their team battled hard to claw up to a 9th place finish. National team starter Shandon Grandillon was exceptional as he marshaled a backline that was only beaten 55 times in 57 games. Emiliano Parodi was in with a shout for Goalkeeper of the Year, while Charlie Montvedi earned plaudits for his proficiency in both areas. The bad news is the departures of Giampetro Vera and Eusebio ‘Ussi’ Marquez, national team starter and under-21s star respectively, from the team on transfers out and the arrival of unknown players to replace them. Stephen McGeever is apparently a very talented passer and reader of the game in midfield, and Jamal Mustafason is a young, talented dribbler with an eye for goal. If it all works out, then let’s see what happens. If not…could be bad!
Emiliano Parodi(GK/U21)
Charlie Montvedi(RB)—Shandon Grandillon(RCB/NT)—Eloi Odenellion(LCB)—Jean Carlos Esposito(LB)
—Vilar Abaroa(CDM)—
Anthony Snipes(CM)—Stephen McGeever(CM/150k)
Archer Castivas(RW)—Iacopo Fantacci (ST/San Ortelio)—Jamal Mustafason(LW/U21/Academy)


Purellía Vida

Home Kit: Blue with white pattern-White with blue highlights-White with blue top
Away Kit: Red with blue pattern-Red with blue pattern-Blue with red top
Alternate Kit: Gray with red/blue pattern-Gray with red/blue pattern-Red with blue top
Stadium: The Swamp (14,235)
Manager: Jamie Bahng-Olawale (34, QUE)
Captain: Maximos Jeong-Hui
Key Player: Maximos Jeong-Hui
Media Prediction: 20th. 20th last season, likely 20th again this season, it’s just hard to see much good coming for Purellía Vida fans this season as their defense is absolutely woeful. The quad pairing regularly make mistakes, lose their mark, and just generally make fools of themselves and it’s really hard to win games when that’s the baseline. Captain Maximos Jeong-Hui is the sole bright light as the midfielder can attack and defend very well in equal capacity, indeed this could be his last season with the team especially if they get relegated. Emiliano Albizu from Farfadillis was the top scorer last season with 13 goals, so hopefully he can score twice as many to drag them higher up the ladder this season.
Leymone Mahamadou Lopez(GK)
Moustir-Yves Almeny(RB)-Abrahami Juramica Holguín(CB)-Donate Versina(CB)-Abel Parsinho (LB)
Eric Abbatelli(RCM)-Maximos Jeong-Hui(CM)-Guilherme Vargas(LCM)
Pursakas Almarez(RW)-Aramu Valcenzias(ST)-Emiliano Albizu (LW/Farf)


Real Alegria

Home Kit: Green with horizontal white stripes-White-White with green top
Away Kit: Gold-Gold-Gold
Alternate Kit: Orange/Black graphic design-Black with orange sides-Orange with black top
Stadium: The Palace (47,359)
Manager: Deerson McDonald (77)
Captain: Tomás Nuno Sanchez
Key Player: Jenarío Cervahir
Media Prediction: 5th. 3rd after the first 19 matches, 4th after 38, all to end in 5th with 87 points, losing out on international qualification by way of goals scored, it was ultimately a tough season for Real Alegria fans. Jenarío Cervahir notched up 14 goals and 19 assists while running the show with his ability to carry the ball through the attack. Canderous Armenti was tall, powerful, and strong up top to score 19 goals, presenting a great aerial target for Kaison Sibonaliso’s accurate crossing. Some worries will be had due to a distinct lack of a true defensive presence in the midfield, but the high energy industrial approach that Jamoi and Tómas were more than capable of compensating. Fans must be hoping that the pain of last season’s heartbreak will fuel the fire needed to do even better in the second MegaPower League season.
Mario Palitano(GK)
Cristóvão Marchesi(RB)-Samuel Eastmen(CB)-Nicolau Gerváinho(CB)-Antony Pachis Anargyros(LB)
Jamoi Sausen Harakaitz(RCM)-Tomás Nuno Sanchez(LCM)
Jenarío Cervahir(CAM)
Kaison Sibonaliso(RW)-Canderous Armenti(ST)-Cassius Elizondo(LW)


Sareña FC

Home Kit: Yellow/Red vertical stripes-Red-Yellow with red top
Away Kit: White with yellow/red pattern-White-White with yellow/red pattern
Alternate Kit: Neon blue with green chest band-Green with blue top-Blue with green top
Stadium: RTC Transhub Arena (36,420)
Manager: Victor Oquanquin (38)
Captain: Eloy Nunez Holguín
Key Player: Babou Charlemo
Media Prediction: 3rd. Truly the story of the inaugural MegaPower League comes from third place Sareña FC’s meteoric rise from 16th after the first 19 matchdays, to 14th after the first 38 matchdays to ultimately finishing 3rd and securing international qualification Robert Rojas was inspirational at centerback in his final professional season, so much will be expected of the highly rated 26 year old Tieran Masqarada from CF Rayuela. Under 21 national team player Gensen Palovian will be hoping to make a case for himself for the senior side, while Eloy Nunez Holguín will be hoping to replace the form that got him into the Team of the Season. Babou Charlemo cemented his status as one of the most electric Cardonian players alive with his incredible array of dribbling skills complimenting an unselfish mentality and the passing ability and vision to set up his teammates in attack, finishing with 18 goals and 23 assists and the striker serious consideration for Player of the Season. Félix Almirron finished the season with 20 goals himself, it was really exciting to watch this team once it started to click for them, and I predict their hot form to continue into this new season ahead of us. Could be a fun season if it all goes according to manager Victor Oquanquin’s plan.
Wladislaw Kirowić(GK/ZRH)
Alessandro Martinelli(RB)-Tieran Masqarada(CB)-Gensen Palovian(CB/U21)-Eloy Nunez Holguín(LB)
Wombolowski Alvantrez(RDM)—
—Lancin Nyang Balduíno(LCM)
Princeton Siddle (CAM/EFL)
Chinny Yehle(RW)-Babou Charlemo(ST)-Jaime Félix Almirron(LW)


Tasmador Wanderers

Home Kit: White with blue and red pattern-Blue with red siding-white with blue/red top
Away Kit: Red with blue pattern-Blue with red pattern-Red with blue pattern
Alternate Kit: Blue with red pattern-Red with blue pattern-Blue with red pattern
Stadium: City of Tasmador Stadium (21,000)
Manager: Josiah Macklemore (33)
Captain: Oliver Hickman
Key Player: Weavaro Florenzi
Media Prediction: 14th. Ending the season in 14th, a big drop from their high point of 8th but an improvement on their pre-season prediction of 17th, are the Tasmador Wanderers with 75 points. Ultimately it was their defense that proved their undoing, conceding 94 times over the course of the season while the offense found the net 72 times. Unfortunately it seems like this season could be even worse defensively as key centerback Jack Roles was sold off, the 19 year old prospect Jason Vergara coming in has looked good in the youth ranks but the MegaPower League is a whole nother level. Weavaro Florenzi was great in attack, ending the season with 31 goals to his name, and being the most dangerous attacking force for the Wanderers. Six of his ten assists were thanks to his shots that ricocheted to one of his teammates, so even his misses turned to goals. Let’s see what happens this season, it could be decent but it could just as easily be very bad.
John Calabasas(GK)
Andy Booth(RB)-Salva Perez(RCB)-Alejandro Gutierrez(CB)-Alex Marston(LCB)-Raul Gilardino(LB)
Salomon Robledo(CDM)
Oliver Hickman(RCM)-Juanito Dzvonimir(LCM)
Pedro Marquez(ST)-Weavaro Florenzi(ST)



Media Projected Final Table (Last Seasons predicted finish/final finish)
1. Cardonia FC (1/1)
2. Escuela Nacíonal DCPF (2/2)
3. Sareña FC (7/3)
4. Alexandria United (6/4)

5. Real Alegria (4/5)
6. CMI FC (13/6)
7. Club Valentino (9/8)
8. Alameda Desperados (3/12)
9. AS Cartablanca (5/13)
10. Mayflower FC (11/10)
11. November City Sporting Club (10/9)
12. Bananada CF (16/7)
13. Jucuacanos Silver Surfers (14/11)
14. CF Rayuela (8/15)
15. Tasmador Wanderers (17/14)
16. Catamulina Catarollas (12/18)
17. Fishermen FC (15/17)
18.Conchara Marriposa (19/16)
19. Küsbon Town (18/19)
20. Purellia Vida (20/20)
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MATCHDAY 1
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 4-2 Purellia Vida
Cardonia FC 2-3 Conchara Marriposa
Alameda Desperados
6-1 Küsbon Town
Real Alegria 3-0 Tasmador Wanderers
AS Cartablanca 3-4 Bananada CF
Alexandria United 0-0 Fishermen FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
CF Rayuela 2-2 CMI FC
Club Valentino 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas

Sporting Club November City 2-0 Mayflower FC

MATCHDAY 2
Conchara Marriposa 2-6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Küsbon Town 1-1 Purellia Vida
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 Cardonia FC
Bananada CF 1-1 Alameda Desperados
Fishermen FC 1-1 Real Alegria
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 AS Cartablanca

CMI FC 1-3 Alexandria United
Catamulina Catarollas 0-0 Sareña FC
Mayflower FC 1-2 CF Rayuela
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 3
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-0 Küsbon Town
Conchara Marriposa 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Purellia Vida 1-1 Bananada CF
Cardonia FC 2-1 Fishermen FC
Alameda Desperados 2-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Real Alegria 1-1 CMI FC
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alexandria United
2-0 Mayflower FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Sporting Club November City
CF Rayuela 2-2 Club Valentino


MATCHDAY 4
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Bananada CF 2-1 Küsbon Town
Fishermen FC 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
2-1 Purellia Vida
CMI FC 2-1 Cardonia FC
Catamulina Catarollas 3-1 Alameda Desperados
Mayflower FC 0-2 Real Alegria
Sporting Club November City 0-1 AS Cartablanca
Club Valentino
3-0 Alexandria United
CF Rayuela 0-1 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 5
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-3 Bananada CF
Tasmador Wanderers 0-1 Fishermen FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Conchara Marriposa 2-3 CMI FC
Purellia Vida 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Cardonia FC 1-3 Mayflower FC
Alameda Desperados 0-1 Sporting Club November City
Real Alegria
2-1 Club Valentino
AS Cartablanca 3-2 CF Rayuela
Alexandria United 2-3 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 6
Fishermen FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-0 Bananada CF
CMI FC 0-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Catamulina Catarollas 2-2 Küsbon Town

Mayflower FC 1-3 Conchara Marriposa
Sporting Club November City
2-0 Purellia Vida
Club Valentino 0-0 Cardonia FC
CF Rayuela 0-1 Alameda Desperados
Sareña FC 1-1 Real Alegria
Alexandria United 1-1 AS Cartablanca


MATCHDAY 7
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Fishermen FC 1-2 CMI FC
Bananada CF
4-2 Catamulina Catarollas
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Mayflower FC
Küsbon Town 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Conchara Marriposa 2-3 Club Valentino
Purellia Vida
1-0 CF Rayuela
Cardonia FC 4-1 Sareña FC
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Alexandria United
Real Alegria 0-2 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 8
CMI FC 4-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Mayflower FC
1-0 Fishermen FC
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Bananada CF
Club Valentino 0-4 Tasmador Wanderers
CF Rayuela 0-1 Küsbon Town
Sareña FC 0-2 Conchara Marriposa
Alexandria United
1-0 Purellia Vida
AS Cartablanca 1-5 Cardonia FC
Real Alegria 0-3 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 9
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
CMI FC 0-3 Mayflower FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Fishermen FC
3-0 Club Valentino
Bananada CF 1-2 CF Rayuela
Tasmador Wanderers
2-0 Sareña FC
Küsbon Town 1-4 Alexandria United
Conchara Marriposa 2-2 AS Cartablanca
Purellia Vida 1-1 Real Alegria

Cardonia FC 5-4 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 10
Mayflower FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Club Valentino 0-0 CMI FC
CF Rayuela 2-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sareña FC 0-2 Fishermen FC
Alexandria United 2-2 Bananada CF
AS Cartablanca 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Real Alegria 0-1 Küsbon Town
Alameda Desperados
3-0 Conchara Marriposa
Cardonia FC 0-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 11
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Mayflower FC
1-0 Club Valentino
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 CF Rayuela
CMI FC 2-4 Sareña FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Alexandria United
Fishermen FC 2-2 AS Cartablanca

Bananada CF 4-0 Real Alegria
Tasmador Wanderers 0-2 Alameda Desperados
Küsbon Town 1-2 Cardonia FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 12
Club Valentino 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CF Rayuela 0-0 Sporting Club November City

Sareña FC 0-1 Mayflower FC
Alexandria United
2-0 Catamulina Catarollas
AS Cartablanca 4-0 CMI FC
Real Alegria 3-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alameda Desperados 4-1 Fishermen FC
Cardonia FC 3-0 Bananada CF
Purellia Vida 1-2 Tasmador Wanderers
Conchara Marriposa
3-0 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 13
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-3 CF Rayuela
Club Valentino
4-3 Sareña FC
Sporting Club November City 1-0 Alexandria United
Mayflower FC 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Catamulina Catarollas 0-1 Real Alegria
CMI FC 3-5 Alameda Desperados
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Cardonia FC
Fishermen FC 2-1 Purellia Vida
Bananada CF 0-1 Conchara Marriposa
Tasmador Wanderers 2-2 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 14
Sareña FC 0-6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alexandria United
1-0 CF Rayuela
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Club Valentino
Real Alegria 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Alameda Desperados 0-1 Mayflower FC
Cardonia FC 3-3 Catamulina Catarollas
Purellia Vida 0-0 CMI FC

Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Küsbon Town 0-4 Fishermen FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-3 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 15
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 3-1 Alexandria United
Sareña FC 3-0 AS Cartablanca
CF Rayuela 1-3 Real Alegria
Club Valentino
3-1 Alameda Desperados
Sporting Club November City 2-2 Cardonia FC
Mayflower FC 2-0 Purellia Vida
Catamulina Catarollas 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
CMI FC 1-0 Küsbon Town
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Fishermen FC 0-3 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 16
AS Cartablanca 0-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Real Alegria 0-0 Alexandria United

Alameda Desperados 3-0 Sareña FC
Cardonia FC 1-1 CF Rayuela
Purellia Vida 2-3 Club Valentino
Conchara Marriposa 1-2 Sporting Club November City
Küsbon Town
2-1 Mayflower FC
Tasmador Wanderers 4-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Bananada CF 1-2 CMI FC
Fishermen FC
3-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 17
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-0 Real Alegria
AS Cartablanca 2-0 Alameda Desperados
Alexandria United 1-1 Cardonia FC
Sareña FC 1-2 Purellia Vida
CF Rayuela
1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Club Valentino 1-0 Küsbon Town
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Mayflower FC 2-2 Bananada CF
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 Fishermen FC

CMI FC 1-4 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 18
Alameda Desperados 0-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Cardonia FC
3-1 Real Alegria
Purellia Vida 0-1 AS Cartablanca
Conchara Marriposa
1-0 Alexandria United
Küsbon Town 5-2 Sareña FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-4 CF Rayuela
Bananada CF 0-0 Club Valentino
Fishermen FC 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
2-0 Mayflower FC
CMI FC 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas

MATCHDAY 19
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-4 Cardonia FC
Alameda Desperados
2-0 Purellia Vida
Real Alegria 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
AS Cartablanca 2-2 Küsbon Town
Alexandria United 1-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Sareña FC 2-2 Bananada CF

CF Rayuela 1-2 Fishermen FC
Club Valentino
1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sporting Club November City 0-2 CMI FC
Mayflower FC
2-0 Catamulina Catarollas



Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Alameda Desperados 19 11 1 7 39 23 +16 34
2 Cardonia FC 19 9 6 4 41 26 +15 33
3 Sporting Club November City 19 9 5 5 20 11 +9 32
4 Bananada CF 19 8 7 4 34 24 +10 31
5 Club Valentino 19 8 7 4 24 22 +2 31
6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 19 9 4 6 34 27 +7 31
7 Conchara Marriposa 19 9 3 7 31 29 +2 30
8 CMI FC 19 8 5 6 27 31 -4 29
9 AS Cartablanca 19 7 7 5 28 25 +3 28
10 Mayflower FC 19 8 3 8 22 22 +0 27
11 Alexandria United 19 6 7 6 22 20 +2 25
12 Fishermen FC 19 7 4 8 26 24 +2 25
13 Real Alegria 19 6 6 7 21 25 -4 24
14 CF Rayuela 19 6 5 8 24 24 +0 23
15 Catamulina Catarollas 19 5 7 7 19 26 -7 22
16 Küsbon Town 19 5 6 8 22 34 -12 21
17 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 19 4 7 8 16 24 -8 19
18 Tasmador Wanderers 19 4 7 8 21 26 -5 19
19 Sareña FC 19 4 5 10 21 38 -17 17
20 Purellia Vida 19 3 6 10 16 27 -11 15


And here…we…go! Yes all, the MegaPower League is BACK and I am so happy for it. It’s been an exciting and unpredictable season 19 matchdays in the books and 508 goals scored and plenty of drama as always! Just like with the inaugural season, President Mihaly declared it to be a national holiday and just about every single citizen was at the stadium or at one of the now permanent sports watching facilities the President had established for the World Cup as part of his social modernization initiative.

There's been plenty of drama, plenty of goals, plenty of what the hell is that team doing or Manager X thinking or player Y trying to do, so let's get straight into it!

Welcome to the Cardenao MegaPower League Season Two!!!!




1(8). Alameda Desperados


What a great first of the season it has been for the Alameda Desperados, who have romped their way to a narrow one point lead at the top of the table! Llamanean manager Conan Estelline has had an incredible impact on the team, with his data driven approach unlocking the full potential of Ibai Acosta-Vargas who already has 5 goals and 11 assists to his name after 19 matchdays. 39 goals scored as a team shows the offensive firepower Conan has developed, Cosumarite Dome Odoma has been lethal up front with 13 goals, six of those off first touch shots. As good as the offense is, the defense has been just as good for the Desperados as they’ve only conceded 23 times so far on the season. Gelson Mukendi and $1m summer signing Joselu Fernandez have been rocks at the center of defense, with their level of communication bordering on telepathy at times, such is how synchronized their movements and coverage is. Jamie Persuapuade is the unsung hero of the team, holding down the midfield pretty much by himself and leading the league in distance per match and distance traveled in total as he races around the midfield shutting down opposing counters before they can catch the Desperados out of position. It remains to be seen if Conan Estelline can keep his team playing at this level, a 5-4 loss to Cardonia FC and a 2-0 loss to La Escuela show that perhaps the team might now be capable of overcoming the best of the best, but the Desperados don’t necessarily need to if they can keep the other results constant. There are some worrying signs like the back to back losses to Mayflower FC and Club Valentino, but by and large if Alameda can keep this level of play? The Alameda Desperados could be champions after 38 more matchdays and their 6-1 victory over Küsbon Town on the opening matchday would look prophetic.

2(1). Cardonia FC


The big guns of Cardonia FC have picked up right where they left off, with last season’s highest scoring team currently leading the scoring charts 19 matches into this season with 41 goals scored compared to 26 conceded. They’re perhaps unlucky to be a point behind the league leaders, but when you draw three times in a row to Alexandria United, Sporting Club November City, and CF Rayuela, you’re going to have a bad time. It seems personal for Yeison Mesa who already has 17 goals to his name, while Jayful Archer has turned back the clock, looking more like 23 than 32 the way he’s skipping around challenges and dictating the offensive play, already has 10 assists to his name and could have more if Dimitri Micalizio on the right wing could find his shooting boots this season. Realistically you have to think that Cardonia FC will keep powering up and only get better as the season progresses, indeed their 5-4 victory over the league leaders will fill the team up with confidence that, if nothing else and every single result stays the same the rest of the season, those two extra victories alone would see Cardonia squeeze by to win the title. But that’s not how football is played, and manager Alphonso LeDias knows that as well as anybody. If I were a Cardonia FC fan, I would just be patient and trust the team. The goals are already coming, the defense is a little more leaky than you would want, but overall trust the team and the results will come. They have to, it’s Cardonia FC for crying out loud!

3(11). Sporting Club November City


What a bizarre season it is for Sporting Club November City, a bizarrely good one that is! 19 matches played, nine victories, 32 points total and…20 goals scored? What? And 11 goals conceded? Double what? Yes November City has the worst offense but the best defense and a knack for scoring goals right when they’re needed, see their 1-0 win over the Alameda Desperados and their 2-0 defensive masterclass against Escuela Nacíonal DCPF for examples. Manager Jalen M’Strica has his team playing exactly the way he wants, football terrorism. Shandon Grandillon has been perhaps the best defender in the league while U21 national team goalkeeper Emiliano Parodi has by far been the best goalkeeper after 19 matchdays. Add in very solid defensive performances from the other three members of the defensive line and the incredible tackling from CDM Vilar Abaroa and you’ve got November City in third. Everyone was curious to see how the team would perform with Giampetro Vera, Ussi Marquez, and Tony Archipelago transferring out and it’s clear that they’ve doubled down on the defense-first approach to the game. Academy product Jamal Mustafason has been fantastic on the left wing, with the 22 year old scoring five and assisting six from his position out wide and his general pace and trickery have quickly seen him become a fan favorite. Stephen McGeever, the $150k 23 year old signing from Mayflower FC has been a wonderful signing, with his exceptional passing, vision, teamwork, and work rate making him a dynamic presence in midfield, running the show with his athletic 6’ frame. It’s really hard to say what’s next for Sporting Club November City, it doesn’t feel like their current results can hold over the course of the season but crazier things have happened. Either way, you get the sense they need to be scoring more goals, can’t be relying on lucky strikes to last over the full 57 match season. Enjoy it while it lasts, fans!

4(12). Bananada CF


Two teams in a row that are overperforming, in fourth is the ‘so yellow it’s visually assaulting’ kits of Bananada CF. 34 goals scored is good enough for the second best offense in the league and Eric Desailly’s squad have done well to only concede 24 over that same timeframe. Much of the praise must go to their 22 year old captain Lonzo Capiatelli who has emerged as possibly one of the most complete Cardenaoan midfielders. The lad is capable of doing it all, hard hitting tackles, denying space and cutting off passing lanes, dribbling three defenders, passing the ball all over the pitch with both feet, and don’t forget the goals, four of them to go with seven (7) assists too. He’s been inspiring, just like his teammate Serge Diallo who has picked up off his 26 goal season last year to start with 12 scored over the first 19 matches of this season. The speed is simply sublime, stunning, staggering even, while his exceptional first touch helps him place the ball exactly where he needs it. Praise must go to national team reserve keeper Iñaki Pena too, the man has not only been great in goal, but also really the 12th man out on the field. He has dribbled several attackers and routinely pings the ball around the pitch with his accurate passing. Of course, his job is made easier by Danial Simões Ruslan having the season of his life in centerback, and the free signing of Fernao Vergara from La Escuela next to him has proven to be inspired as the two form a classic stopper-sweeper combination. If this combination of scoring and solidly decent defense keeps up, there could be international football for Bananada CF at the end of the season. So far they’ve drawn the league leading Alameda Desperados and they beat title challengers Escuela Nacíonal DCPF so they might be legit, but a 3-0 loss to Cardonia FC shows there is still a gap at the top. Enjoy this moment Bananada CF supporters, who knows what’s coming next.

5(7). Club Valentino


Club Valentino has done decently to play above their stats and predicted finishing position to end up at 5th after 19 matches. 24 goals scored, 22 goals conceded. Their seven (7) draws have been pretty beneficial, drawing against teams they would be hoping not to lose against like La Escuela and Cardonia FC while also beating the Alameda Desperados 3-1. While they have done well, the high scoring duo of Radoslav Jiménez and Theo Ryūnosuke haven’t been nearly as prolific as they were last season, at least not yet. Victor Atanasov has been the driving force behind the offensive play, with the attacking midfielder making use of his ability to drive the ball at the defense, passing the ball around the pitch, just being the conduit through which their play progressed. The five at the back approach has worked well for manager Jason Demur, with Pram Aguado and Michael Ljupcho performing well in the heart of defense while right wingback Salva Perez has been sharp in facilitating attacking movements while also staying true to his defensive duties, his stamina has been nearly unparalleled throughout the league, having played every single minute of the campaign so far. It’s tough to say what the rest of the season holds for Club Valentino, if they keep getting the good results and the offensive firepower starts firing, they could certainly climb up the table, they’re only three points behind the league leaders after all!

6(2). Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Okay, you’re a La Escuela fan. You wake up and you see you’re in sixth and it is panic time. 6th place for easily one of the two best teams in the league, that is failure. But when you look at the points, you’ve got 31 points while the league leading Alameda Desperados have 34. Okay, the season is wide open with 38 days left to play for! Defensively there are some issues, 27 goals scored isn’t ideal especially when they’ve been given up in matches like their 3-1 loss to Bananada CF and the 4-1 loss to CMI FC show, but the 34 goals scored makes them one of the best in the league. The points will continue to come, especially when this team has such a talented side. Chímo Ventura has been in sensational form, with 15 goals after the first 19 matches, while his national team teammate Rafa DiSantos has been essentially perfect with his ability to totally direct the state of play with his tempo-setting passing, and ability to dribble and evade pressure making him instrumental to manager Giuseppe Parisi’s tactical approach. Thomas Yesak, the goalkeeper signed on a free, has been sensational between the sticks, having saved the team several points, most notably in their 2-0 win against the Alameda Desperados where he recorded an incredible eight saves. It’s early in the season, there’s a lot that can happen so I would just stay calm if I were an Escuela Nacíonal DCPF fan.

7(18). Conchara Marriposa


Perhaps the biggest of the many surprises after 19 matchdays is Conchara Marriposa sitting in seventh place, laughing in the face of their pre-season prediction of 18th. Of course, there’s a lotttt of football left but things are looking fundamentally better for Marriposa this year around. The striking duo of 33 year old Chad Marquis and 20 year old youth product Jose Embarrido is terrifying defensive lines across the MegaPower League. Embarrido brings very inventive and productive dribbling to his side, which opens up plenty of goal scoring opportunities for the more traditional advanced forward that is Chad Marquis. The 33 year old has turned back the clock and is looking more spry than ever, with his sensational hattrick against Cardonia FC on the opening matchday showcasing that re-found ability. German Crespo has been a great defensive presence in midfield, with his positioning and tackling ability making him a one man destroying presence within the midfield line. The loss of Fabrizio Viscarra on an international transfer seems to have had zero impact on the team’s ability to play the game, but I remain unconvinced of their ability to make this 7th place their own. Their nine wins are pretty hot but brought down by their seven losses. Looking at the stats, Conchara Marriposa’s 31 goals scored is impressive and bodes well for the future, but the 29 goals scored show the truth that this is just a big overperformance from the island squad. Indeed, I fear it will be a long and sad slip down the table for Marriposa fans, so take this all in while it lasts!


8(6). CMI FC


CMI FC are an interesting case. First off, not great defensively, let's just establish that. 31 goals conceded makes them one of the worst in the league and they have a fair few games conceded four or even five times. That’s bad enough but the military men have drawn several winnable games including the 2-2 with CF Rayuela, the 1-1 against Real Alegria, and a nil-niler against Conchara Marriposa, so there is definitely room for them to improve upon their results as the rest of the season continues to play out. Unfortunately their key player last season, Pastor du Estévez, is off to a slow start after his 30 goal season last year, with only six to his name thus far. Fortunately, Nicodemo Chiranjivi is off to a great start this season with his 12 goals already five off this total from last season. Isidoro Nao has again been in fine form, being the glue behind the attacking movements with his slick dribbling and knack for opening up the defense with his passing. Manager Franc Yanez will be looking to shore up his defense over the last 38 games, while also converting those painful draws into wins will go a long way to boosting them up the table.

9(9). AS Cartablanca


One of three teams sitting in their predicted finish, AS Cartablanca fans will be reasonably happy with the foundation manager Moharuk Redondo has established after the first 19 matchdays. Both the defense and the offense are performing better than last season, especially on the defensive end where Louis Toulalard, Jasopin, and Marco Landucci have cemented their status as three of the best tackling defenders in the MegaPower League. The Nepharan duo of Matthias Slade in midfield and Lars Glaston in attack have only gone and made their partnership even more lethal, with the two connecting for 19 of the side’s 28 total goals. Jesus Ramon Sanchez hasn’t been quite as imposing on the offense side as he was last season, however the emergence of Simon DeFrancesco as a tall, strong, creative force up top has been a revelation. He has the size and strength to hold off defensive players, the speed to beat fullbacks, and the creative passing play expected out of a smaller mindfield maestro, and the combination of these traits have made the 25 year old a very interesting player. There are some fixtures Moharuk Redondo will be keen for his team to improve on, the 1-1 draw to the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers and the 0-1 loss to the Catamulina Catarollas are two opportunities in particular he would’ve hoped to come away with three points from. It’s a long season but things are looking bright enough for AS Cartablanca fans, the team is playing well and performing better than they did last season so that’s all you could really ask for after the first 19 matches.

10(11). Mayflower FC


Mayflower FC are a perfectly balanced team, sorta. Eight victories, eight defeats, three draws, 22 goals scored, 22 goals conceded for a lol-worthy 0 goal differential. The manager from Tikariot, Hassan Al Jumaily, has his hands full trying to get things going for the last 2/3rds of this league season. The defense has performed decently enough, centerback captain Lille Van Der Linde and national team right back Johan van Maria Mata continue to build on the solid partnership they formed last season, while Ximu Anselmo and Calvin Abdu Raymundo have gained plaudits for their work rate on the wing, with the wide midfielders dropping back to help cover the defensive line then exploding forward in attack. Centerforward Gabriel Seong-Hai has been their player of the season, dictating attacking tempo and alternating between dropping deep to collect position and pull his marker out of position, and holding a position within the channels to help break the defensive line. He’s already got seven (7) goals and four assists, and he would’ve had more if striker Louavin Cortez was more consistent with his shooting accuracy. It’s hard to tell what the rest of the season holds for Mayflower FC, obviously scoring more goals is the first place to start, but operating with a more attacking mindset might have the side effect of destroying the careful balance between attack and defense Hassan Al Jumaily is trying to implement. Could be a rough season if things aren’t figured out quickly.

11(4). Alexandria United


Things aren’t going super great if you’re an Alexandria United fan. Six games won, six losses, seven draws shows just how underperforming the team expected to finish fourth is doing after the first third of the season. 22 goals scored is awful for the second season in a row now (a reminder that AU only scored 54 last season) while the 20 goals conceded is actually pretty damn decent so at least they got that going for them. Atonio Gessepo and Christor Agilov kept up their high level of play from last season to already being in strong contention for defenders of the year despite their team’s underperformance thus far. To be fair, they’re only six points behind fourth place so it’s not like Alexandria United is totally out of contention just yet. The offense has just been a little selfish, not clicking as well as manager Gus Sollihan would want, though Alexio Minkov has been lethal with his ten goals. New signing Sander Moritz from Nephara has been somewhat disappointing, with the 32 year old struggling with the more athletic offensive pace of play in the MegaPower League. He has the quality for sure, and shows it with his class passing that helps control possession for United, not that they’ve been able to do much with it considering those 22 goals scored. Fans will be hoping the offense gets their chemistry and mojo back sooner rather than so that goals will be a little more frequent at The Library.

12(17). Fishermen FC


Fishermen FC Fans will be pretty happy with how their season is starting, all the way up in 12th place compared to their pre-season projection of 17th. They’ve done well to win seven (7) matches and drawing four, but the eight defeats have been painful for fans, but positives will be taken from the team’s solid record against the teams ranked below it. 26 goals scored is fairly decent while 24 conceded is also fairly decent, there’s plenty of good things for manager Nicolas Moukam. The departure of star centerback and captain Emanuel Odita hasn’t been felt too terribly thanks to Jean Obi-Sarra and Jean-Marie Fabron’s strong defensive partnership. Unfortunately, right back Leeson Chambers is having a season to forget about, being directly responsible for five goals while clawing one back with an assist. The midfield has been surprisingly good considering it’s literally just Zhubin Charamichi and Miguel Luisinho Roig, just them that’s it. Yes, Fishermen FC plays a 4-2-4 formation, seems crazy but it’s working! Sorta? Anyhow the duo have been superb with their athleticism and stamina to hold things down just themselves and support the four players up to. For the second year in a row Reynaldo Minarinho has been ballin out, scoring five and assisting seven after 19 games, he’s well on his way to surpassing his 11g/15a season last year. Alexander Deodato has scored ten and is generally playing very well in the right striking position, moving well with his partner Couala Nogueira to create opportunities to get in on goal. Honestly more of the same from the team and they’ll be happy at the end of the year, 12th would be a Godsend to the fans.

13(5). Real Alegria


It’s surely been a disappointing season for Real Alegria fans, predicted to finish the season in 5th and here that are in 13th after a third of the season is down. 21 goals scored is certainly on the lower half of that particular table and the 25 goals scored have come in matches they simply can’t afford to lose, like 2-0 loss to CF Rayuela and the 1-0 loss to Küsbon Town. THose are matches you always need to win, double so when you’re having as shit a season as Real Alegria is having. They totally lack a defensive presence in midfield to offset the admittedly brilliant performances from Jenarío Cervahir, who is responsible for three goals and seven (7) assists, for ten of his club’s 21 total goals. Samuel Eastman will be the man fans want to see sold as the centerback is directly responsible for five goals over the first 19 matches, that’s 15 total if the results hold for the entire season. Look, manager Deerson McDonald is good……or well he used to be, but now at 77 years of age there are rightfully questions being asked about his tactical knowhow, and his team full of firepower being 13th is good for at least one or two nails in the coffin. To improve, La Real must score more goals, there’s no two ways around it. More goals scored, less conceded and a long climb back up the table.

14(14). CF Rayuela


One of three teams playing to their predicted position is CF Rayuela in 14th place. Six games won, five drawn, eight losses with 24 goals scored and 24 goals conceded to settle on 23 points after the first 19 matchdays. CF Rayuela is an interesting case of a team looking…decent-ish on the stats, but the results are just not going their way. Draws against CMI FC, Club Valentino and the last minute 2-3 victory against Escuela Nacíonal DCPF show the promise of the team, but then you’ve got losses against Purellia Vida and Küsbon Town that show the ugly side. Manager Xabi Maricci wanted an athletic midfield and he certainly got it in Eloy Wanyonyi and Pablo Bahtiyar, but the issue is they might be too athletic and unable to control the game either offensively or defensively. $500k new man Alisson de la Terra has been a sensation in the heart of defense, with the 27 year old’s leadership and tackling ability making him the cornerstone of the team. The inverted wingback approach from Maricci has produced mixed results. It worked to perfection in the 1-4 victory against the Tasmador Wanderers, with both Jaramo Parqezzi and Maikel Arelliano de Santiago walking away with a pair of assists and Maikel on the scoreboard. However, it went terribly in their 1-3 loss to Real Alegria where they were sliced apart on the flanks for all three goals. You truly do win some and lose some. Cassius Ovidio has been sharp from his position as a left attacking midfielder, providing a constant threat with his long range shooting; the 21 year old has already scored four times from outside the box in his 14 appearances so far. More goals and more controlling possession and I’d back CF Rayuela to climb up the table.

15(16). Catamulina Catarollas


In 15th, one spot above their predicted position, we have the Catamulina Catarollas who have very little to dance about. Man, they got decimated over the offseason, losing national team players Halan Medhagbia and Theo Capella, while also selling their 34 goal scoring striker Tony Archipelago and the impact has been apparent. 19 goals scored is exactly 1 per match and bad enough to be the second worst offense in the league, while the 26 goals conceded isn’t too terrible but after 19 games they’ve got five wins, seven (7) draws, and seven (7) losses. Not great. The free agent signing of Tikariot left back Michael Ciurria has been inspired, with the man holding down the left flank all by himself and contributing decently in attack as a wide option, registering a pair of assists so far. Raul de Torres is showing his potential after his $1.5m transfer from la Escuela as the 20 year old has found the net five times and is generally showing the potential that made him such a hot talent. If he can keep getting consistent gametime and hone his off the ball movement, he could really become a dangerous striker as he’s already a great shooter of the ball. Midfielder and captain Paul Arano has been spectacular in his second professional season at the age of 26, he commands the game with his ability to snuff out opposition attacks while creating opportunities for his side with his broad passing range. All the Catamulina Catarollas have to do over the remaining 38 games is score more goals and concede fewer than they have over the first 19 matches. Easy!

16(19). Küsbon Town


Küsbon Town fans will be enjoying this moment being in the lofty heights of 16th place and they should take it in while they can, because Xu Conchas is managing the second worst defense in the league, with 34 goals given up including their 6-1 annihilation vs the Alameda Desperados and a handful of 3 and 4 goal losses. That being said, they did hold La Escuela to a scoreless loss and fans surely enjoyed Küsbon’s 5-2 victory over Sareña FC in the mists of performances that have brought eight defeats, six draws, and only five wins. 22 goals scored seems decent but once you take out the five from that aforementioned win, it becomes 17 goals over 19 games which is bad. Then there’s the 34 goals conceded, which is also bad, considerably bad at that especially since both starting centerbacks were replaced over the offseason, which the purchased Mathias Vidal running all over the pitch leaving huge holes in the defensive line while 19 year old academy product Freddy Bertrand looks totally out of his depth in the MegaPower League. Kenway Alexander is playing his last season as a professional and it is clear to see why as the 34 year old moves around the pitch slower than my nan. The sole bright spot thus far has been Alberto Godwine being an absolute king with 14 of his team’s 22 total goals, which is incredible for him but also bad for the team in the sense that this is unsustainable and more goals will have to come from somewhere. It doesn’t matter much though, the quality of the team is too poor for that to happen and it’s impossible to see them climbing up the table, the only direction in Küsbon Town’s future is down.

17(13). Jucuacanos Silver Surfers



Oof it has been a rough first 19 matches for the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers, not that much was expected of them in the first place. The 24 goals conceded is pretty impressive, but 16 goals scored is woeful, just awful. Gilson Martinez, the $150k signing from CF Rayuela has been not good at all, while Angel Niraj Vilaró has carried the load offensively with his ability to create opportunities through his through balls, while Diego Valenzuela has done just about all that he can. IN fact, there’s some talk of him wanting a transfer out but it is his boyhood club so…I feel bad for the Silver Surfer fans, he can definitely transfer away and if he does, your team will be that much more shit, but if he doesn’t, you’ll still be totally shit. Cundoistar Kander of the Farf-land has been fantastic at left back to help secure the defensive line while centerback Kaily Bailey has been one of the best defenders in the league. A lot of questions were asked of ‘Đạt Guy’ Đạt Iqaluk’s departure from the side and the 34 goals he provided and…yeah if they were 10 goals in the positive at this moment, the squad would be Surfing to a relatively comfortable finish, but here they are in 17th. It seems a straightforward enough message, but if the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers can keep their defensive stability while increasing their attacking output, and also keep a hold of Diego Valenzuela, they can certainly ride the wave above their opponents.

18(15). Tasmador Wanderers


Down to 18th are the Tasmador Wanderers, who have seemingly been quite unlucky after the first 19 matchdays. 21 goals scored isn’t great sure, while 26 conceded also isn’t great but not horrible, the Wanderers are just getting on the wrong side of results. 1-0 losses to Cardonia FC, Fishermen FC and draws against CMI FC, Mayflower FC, and Küsbon Town present many more points fans think they could’ve done more in. Only 19 games into the season though so there’s plenty of time for things to go better! Not much room for them to go worse though as the team currently occupies 18th place. The sale of Jack Roles has hurt the team defensively, as his replacement Jason Vergara has found the transition to the MegaPower League a bit difficult. The bigger issue is the woes from star player Weavaro Florenzi, with only four goals and a single assist so far this season. He finished last season with 31g/10a so there’s a lot of ground to make up if he’s aiming for those heights again. His striking partner Pedro Marquez has picked up the slack though, already with ten goals to his name. If manager Josiah Macklemore wants to see his team improve this season, he’ll have to have his lads play better in defense, and play better in offense. So…just be better!

19(3). Sareña FC


Wow. Sareña FC massively underperformed after the first 19 matches despite being predicted to finish in the top four, where have I seen this before? Oh, that’s right! Literally last season. Predicted to finish 4th before crashing down to 16th after the first 19 matches, except now they’re in 19th. Honestly, I’m not sure what to say at this point. Two years in a row, how the hell does this happen?? 38 goals conceded, the worst defense in the league, there’s the answer. The right side of the defense has been woeful, centerback Tieran Masqarada especially has been poor, while the attacking trident of Yehle, Babou Charlemo, and Jaime Félix Almirron haven’t been able to recreate their form from the last season that lead to a miraculous 3rd place finish. I’m just confused, is this team actually shit and Sareña FC put together the most insane 19 games ever to rise from 14th after 38 matches to finish in 3rd? Are they just bad? Have we all been wrong about them? I don’t know anymore, but 38 goals conceded is clearly where they need to improve. 21 goals scored ain’t too good either, so the sooner the team gets better both offensively and defensively…no big deal!

20(20). Purellía Vida


Let me put it like this, things are not great for Purellía Vida. Actually, things are bad. 19 games, 10 losses, three victories. 16 goals scored is enough for joint-worst in the league, while the 27 goals conceded is joint-fourth worst. Not ideal. Last place in the league by two points, offense not the greatest, just seems like not the best season they could be having. Emiliano Albizu has been fantastic for them, eight goals scored and three assists to go along with his generally great level of play. Good passing, good shooting, generally showing intelligent play to link all the attacking play together, well what little attacking play there was. The 27 year old Maximos Jeong-Hui has done well in midfield, pinging balls all over the pitch and contributing with two nice long range goals and generally troubling the other team with his ability. If he were surrounded by higher quality players, he would certainly have a higher level of offensive gravity to open up space for other players. It’s just really hard to see literally anything good to come of Purellía Vida’s season. I mean…19 games, 10 losses, three victories, negative 11 goal differential, it’s just destined to be a loss of a season. Better start drinking Purellía fans.
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MATCHDAY 20
Purellia Vida 2-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Conchara Marriposa 0-3 Cardonia FC
Küsbon Town
3-0 Alameda Desperados
Tasmador Wanderers 1-6 Real Alegria
Bananada CF 2-4 AS Cartablanca
Fishermen FC 0-1 Alexandria United
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Sareña FC
CMI FC 0-1 CF Rayuela
Catamulina Catarollas 0-3 Club Valentino
Mayflower FC
1-0 Sporting Club November City

MATCHDAY 21
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 6-0 Conchara Marriposa
Purellia Vida 0-1 Küsbon Town
Cardonia FC
4-2 Tasmador Wanderers
Alameda Desperados 0-0 Bananada CF
Real Alegria 0-1 Fishermen FC
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alexandria United 1-1 CMI FC

Sareña FC 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
CF Rayuela 1-0 Mayflower FC
Club Valentino 0-4 Sporting Club November City

MATCHDAY 22
Küsbon Town 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Tasmador Wanderers 0-3 Conchara Marriposa
Bananada CF 0-0 Purellia Vida
Fishermen FC 2-0 Cardonia FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-4 Alameda Desperados
CMI FC 0-1 Real Alegria
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Mayflower FC 0-1 Alexandria United
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Sareña FC
Club Valentino 3-4 CF Rayuela

MATCHDAY 23
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-3 Tasmador Wanderers
Küsbon Town
5-1 Bananada CF
Conchara Marriposa 0-2 Fishermen FC
Purellia Vida
1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Cardonia FC 1-2 CMI FC
Alameda Desperados 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Real Alegria 3-1 Mayflower FC
AS Cartablanca 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Alexandria United 2-0 Club Valentino
Sareña FC 2-1 CF Rayuela

MATCHDAY 24
Bananada CF 2-4 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Fishermen FC 0-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 3-1 Küsbon Town
CMI FC 2-0 Conchara Marriposa
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 Purellia Vida
Mayflower FC 3-1 Cardonia FC
Sporting Club November City 1-4 Alameda Desperados
Club Valentino 2-3 Real Alegria
CF Rayuela
2-1 AS Cartablanca
Sareña FC 1-2 Alexandria United

MATCHDAY 25
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-0 Fishermen FC
Bananada CF 4-3 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Tasmador Wanderers 0-2 CMI FC
Küsbon Town
1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Mayflower FC
Purellia Vida 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Cardonia FC 3-3 Club Valentino
Alameda Desperados 1-0 CF Rayuela
Real Alegria 4-0 Sareña FC
AS Cartablanca 2-0 Alexandria United

MATCHDAY 26
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CMI FC
1-0 Fishermen FC
Catamulina Catarollas 3-6 Bananada CF
Mayflower FC
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Sporting Club November City 2-0 Küsbon Town
Club Valentino 5-0 Conchara Marriposa
CF Rayuela 1-0 Purellia Vida
Sareña FC 1-0 Cardonia FC
Alexandria United 1-2 Alameda Desperados
AS Cartablanca
1-0 Real Alegria

MATCHDAY 27
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 CMI FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
4-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Fishermen FC 1-1 Mayflower FC
Bananada CF 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Tasmador Wanderers 3-0 Club Valentino
Küsbon Town 1-0 CF Rayuela
Conchara Marriposa 1-2 Sareña FC
Purellia Vida
1-0 Alexandria United
Cardonia FC 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Alameda Desperados 4-2 Real Alegria

MATCHDAY 28
Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Mayflower FC 0-1 CMI FC
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Club Valentino 0-1 Fishermen FC
CF Rayuela 1-1 Bananada CF
Sareña FC 4-3 Tasmador Wanderers
Alexandria United 0-2 Küsbon Town
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Conchara Marriposa
Real Alegria 1-1 Purellia Vida
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Cardonia FC

MATCHDAY 29
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-1 Mayflower FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-3 Sporting Club November City
CMI FC 2-2 Club Valentino
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-0 CF Rayuela
Fishermen FC 0-0 Sareña FC
Bananada CF 0-2 Alexandria United
Tasmador Wanderers
1-0 AS Cartablanca
Küsbon Town 1-2 Real Alegria
Conchara Marriposa 0-0 Alameda Desperados
Purellia Vida 3-0 Cardonia FC

MATCHDAY 30
Sporting Club November City 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Club Valentino
2-1 Mayflower FC
CF Rayuela 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Sareña FC 1-0 CMI FC
Alexandria United 1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
AS Cartablanca 1-3 Fishermen FC
Real Alegria
1-0 Bananada CF
Alameda Desperados 0-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Cardonia FC 1-1 Küsbon Town

Purellia Vida 0-2 Conchara Marriposa

MATCHDAY 31
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-4 Club Valentino
Sporting Club November City 2-3 CF Rayuela
Mayflower FC
2-0 Sareña FC
Catamulina Catarollas 1-1 Alexandria United
CMI FC 2-1 AS Cartablanca
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-1 Real Alegria
Fishermen FC
4-3 Alameda Desperados
Bananada CF 3-1 Cardonia FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-0 Purellia Vida
Küsbon Town 2-0 Conchara Marriposa

MATCHDAY 32
CF Rayuela 2-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Sareña FC 2-4 Club Valentino
Alexandria United
1-0 Sporting Club November City
AS Cartablanca 1-2 Mayflower FC
Real Alegria
2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alameda Desperados 1-6 CMI FC
Cardonia FC
3-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Purellia Vida 2-1 Fishermen FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Bananada CF
Küsbon Town 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers

MATCHDAY 33
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-4 Sareña FC
CF Rayuela 0-1 Alexandria United
Club Valentino
4-2 AS Cartablanca
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Real Alegria
Mayflower FC 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 Cardonia FC
CMI FC 1-2 Purellia Vida
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-2 Conchara Marriposa
Fishermen FC 0-0 Küsbon Town

Bananada CF 1-0 Tasmador Wanderers

MATCHDAY 34
Alexandria United 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
AS Cartablanca 1-2 Sareña FC
Real Alegria 2-3 CF Rayuela
Alameda Desperados
3-0 Club Valentino
Cardonia FC 1-2 Sporting Club November City
Purellia Vida
1-0 Mayflower FC
Conchara Marriposa 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Küsbon Town 4-0 CMI FC
Tasmador Wanderers 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Bananada CF 0-1 Fishermen FC

MATCHDAY 35
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 AS Cartablanca
Alexandria United 0-0 Real Alegria
Sareña FC 1-0 Alameda Desperados
CF Rayuela 1-3 Cardonia FC
Club Valentino
2-0 Purellia Vida
Sporting Club November City 2-0 Conchara Marriposa
Mayflower FC 2-3 Küsbon Town
Catamulina Catarollas 3-3 Tasmador Wanderers
CMI FC 6-0 Bananada CF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Fishermen FC

MATCHDAY 36
Real Alegria 0-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alameda Desperados 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Cardonia FC 1-0 Alexandria United
Purellia Vida 1-0 Sareña FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 CF Rayuela
Küsbon Town 1-1 Club Valentino

Tasmador Wanderers 2-0 Sporting Club November City
Bananada CF 0-1 Mayflower FC
Fishermen FC 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 CMI FC

MATCHDAY 37
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 6-1 Alameda Desperados
Real Alegria 4-4 Cardonia FC
AS Cartablanca 1-0 Purellia Vida
Alexandria United 0-1 Conchara Marriposa
Sareña FC
3-1 Küsbon Town
CF Rayuela 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Club Valentino 1-1 Bananada CF
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Fishermen FC
Mayflower FC 0-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Catamulina Catarollas
2-1 CMI FC

MATCHDAY 38
Cardonia FC 3-3 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Purellia Vida 2-0 Alameda Desperados
Conchara Marriposa 2-0 Real Alegria
Küsbon Town 2-3 AS Cartablanca
Tasmador Wanderers
3-0 Alexandria United
Bananada CF 4-0 Sareña FC
Fishermen FC 0-0 CF Rayuela
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Club Valentino
CMI FC
3-1 Sporting Club November City
Catamulina Catarollas 2-0 Mayflower FC


Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 38 20 6 12 73 54 +19 66
2 Alameda Desperados 38 19 6 13 66 51 +15 63
3 CMI FC 38 18 8 12 59 50 +9 62
4 Club Valentino 38 16 11 11 62 55 +7 59
5 Cardonia FC 38 15 11 12 73 59 +14 56
6 Fishermen FC 38 15 10 13 44 37 +7 55
7 Real Alegria 38 15 10 13 54 50 +4 55
8 Bananada CF 38 14 12 12 61 58 +3 54
9 CF Rayuela 38 15 8 15 48 46 +2 53
10 Conchara Marriposa 38 15 8 15 46 57 -11 53
11 Küsbon Town 38 14 10 14 52 54 -2 52
12 Alexandria United 38 14 10 14 36 36 +0 52
13 Sareña FC 38 15 7 16 48 66 -18 52
14 AS Cartablanca 38 13 11 14 52 52 +0 50
15 Mayflower FC 38 15 4 19 39 43 -4 49
16 Sporting Club November City 38 14 6 18 39 35 +4 48
17 Purellia Vida 38 13 9 16 34 39 -5 48
18 Tasmador Wanderers 38 11 10 17 45 55 -10 43
19 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 38 10 12 16 38 49 -11 42
20 Catamulina Catarollas 38 8 13 17 36 59 -23 37


League Position(Position after first 19 MDs/Predicted final finish)

1(2/2). Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Finally, for the first time in a season and a half, Escuela Nacíonal DCPF are leading the league. They’ve done it with style and swagger, with their 20 wins the most in the league, the six losses joint-lowest, and the 73 goals they’ve scored after 38 games is good enough to be tied for the most in the league. They’ve been commanding, running up 11 wins in these last 19 matches, including a resounding 6-1 smashing against the Alameda Desperados on the 37th matchday that propelled La Escuela into the pole position. Goals have been coming easily for them, Chímo Ventura already has 28 in 38 including four in that drubbing of the Desperados, while Chevaugn Williams has rediscovered his peak form, with the big man playing a sort of playmaking target-man role out wide on the right wing and playing it to perfection. A common goal sequence is Abwooli Isaza winning the ball in La Escuela’s half before laying it off to Rafa DiSantos, who pings a ball out wide for Chevaugn to use his height and strength to win, before squaring it to Chímo for an easy goal. There are some worries on the defensive side of things, not too much of a concern as La Escuela has a 3 point lead at the top of the table, but the 54 goals conceded is certainly more than manager Giuseppe Parisi would like to see his team concede. The issue seems to be with the two foreigners in the backline, rightback Walt Jansen (CPC) and centerback Duncan Redfield (TFS), accounting for almost half of the defensive errors between the two of them. Fortunately, the third foreigner in defense, goalkeeper Thomas Yesak (STR) has been sensational and kept La Escuela out of plenty of risky situations, honestly he’s been about as important as Chímoooo has been to the team, such are the importances of the saves Yesak is making. Overall, I’m not sure if it's an issue with the system, an issue with communication, or just a plain old skill issue, but either way fans of the Black and Whites will be praying the defense can keep it together enough to see out this league title. Best of luck!

2(2/8). Alameda Desperados


The Alameda Desperados are most certainly still in the title race and don’t let anyone tell you differentially! No seriously, don’t let them, the Desperados are only three points behind the league leaders, of course if they hadn’t lost 6-1 to said leaders, the Desperados would still be in the pole position but alas! Manager Conan Estelline has rapidly become a fan favorite with his innovative play and general eccentricity such as the various bird shaped formations he employs during free-kick routines…and they actually work, with the “Pigeon formation” resulting in four goals. It’s equal parts hilarious and mesmerizing to watch in action but if it works, it works! It is again Ibai Acosta-Vargas’ season as the left winger has exploded to 11 goals and 28 assists after 38 matches, only four goal involvements behind the 13g/30a season he had last year, with Cosumarite striker Dome Odoma proving to be the main beneficiary with 25 goals to his name as we reach the final third of the season. Indeed, the Alameda Desperados 66 goals scored is good enough for the second most in the MegaPower League through the first 38 matchdays. Jamie Persuapuade’s form dropped a little bit from MDs 22-28 but he has recovered to take his spot in the heart of midfield just in time for the Desperados to begin their last push towards the title. After a pre-season prediction of 8th place, you’d think a second place finish would be fantastic but no, not according to the Desperado fans I’ve talked to. No, it’s either the title or nothing after a season like this. Well……good luck with that, despite the grandness of Conan Estelline’s gameplan, the simple fact is La Esceula has better quality throughout the side, and you can’t count Cardonia FC out until the final whistle on the last matchday. It’s going to only get more nerve wracking for Desperado fans so…enjoy?

3(8/6). CMI FC


As much as I hate to see the disgustingly named Cardenao Military Industry FC sitting three points clear in third place, I have to admire the way they’ve done it. Manager Franc Yanez has set up his side perfectly to take advantage of the brilliance of Isidoro Nao, the 28 year attacking midfield sensation has been the driving force behind his team’s success with six goals and 19 assists. The attacking trio of Nicodemo (18 goals), Pastor du Estévez (13 goals), and Zephino Slakov (14 goals), have scored 45 of the teams 59 goals and that is by design, again when Isidoro Nao is in the squad, you want to enable him to pull the strings and get the goalscorers their goals. The defense has been solid, with Vinicio and Marshal Blythe holding things down in the center of the defensive line, while goalkeeper Pau Gaston has been fantastic and single handedly won CMI FC the three points in their wins against La Escuela and Mayflower FC. Fans will be thrilled with how the season has gone, and their 6-1 victory against the Alameda Desperados must’ve felt like MDMA. The key for CMI FC moving forward is simply to keep doing what they’re doing and the results will continue to come. Sure, the crazy 102 goal season they had last year seems highly unlikely to repeat itself, but the team is winning and still scoring 1.55 goals per game and who can argue with that? One point behind the Desperados, four points behind La Escuela, and wins against both of them, I’d be optimistically anxious if I were a CMI FC supporter!

4(5/7). Club Valentino


Club Valentino has inched up the table from 5th to 4th and now sits three points clear in an international competition qualifying zone. They’ve done so on the back of the league’s third best offense, scoring 62 times over the initial 38 matchdays thanks to strikeforce Radoslav Jiménez and Theo Ryūnosuke finally getting back into the form that saw them share 60 goals, and Victor Atanasov continuing to be one of the most direct attacking players in the league with his direct runs causing defenses to collapse and trip over themselves to cover the wingers cutting inside and wide backs pushing up. Just as manager Jason Demur drew up on the whiteboard. Yes, Club Valentino is the most dangerous team on the counter, staggering their opponents with the speed they break with and the totality of their offensive overload. Defensively they’ve been…not the best but then again most teams in the MegaPower concede a lubricious amount of goals, so the 55 Club Valentino have let in isn’t that bad comparatively speaking. Still though, fans will be hoping the centerback trio of Matt Dolan, Pram Aguado, and Michael Ljupcho can start to get things figured out just like the strikeforce has gotten their goal scoring issues sorted. After the first 19 matches, I wrote “if they keep getting the good results and the offensive firepower starts firing, they could certainly climb up the table” and that’s exactly what happened. So now I write, if they keep getting the good results and the defensive line starts standing firm, they could certainly climb up the table. Lettuce see what the end of the season holds for Club Valentino, it’s bound to be an anxiety filled affair for fans!

5(2/1). Cardonia FC


Hard to believe I’m saying this but after 38 matchdays, alarm bells must be going off for Cardonia FC supporters. Sitting in 5th place, three points out of the international qualifying zone and ten points behind the league leaders, things are not at all right in the nation’s capital. Looking at the stats is interesting, they’ve scored 73 goals, tied with the league leading La Escuela but they’ve conceded five more goals for a total of 59 given up, and boy have those goals hurt. They did draw Escuela Nacíonal DCPF in a thrilling 3-3 clash, but a 4-4 draw against Real Alegria hurt them and showcased the leaky Cardonia defense, as did their 3-0 and 3-1 losses to Purellía Vida and Bananada CF. Ouch, that’s gotta sting if you’re the reigning league champion. Yeison Mesa has been a monster again this year with the striker netting 31 times over the first 38 matches, while Dimitri Micalizio is looking like the player we’ve been hoping for as the 22 year old has emerged as one of the finest and trickiest dribblers as he has tormented defenses all season long from the right wing. Despite the 59 goals given up, centerback Max Packham has been putting in solid displays with his strong tackling and proficiency when on the ball. Jayful Archer has started to show his 32 years of age after a very strong start to the season, he still has 23 assists to his name but he’s having trouble lasting the full 90 minutes. Perhaps the explosive start to the season was a bit too explosive for him and now load management will become a concern as the team pushes towards first. Yes, things could be and arguably should be better for Cardonia FC. The good news for fans is, if there’s one team you would bet on to go on a championship winning run over the last 19 matches, it’s the reigning MegaPower League champions Cardonia FC.

6(12/17). Fishermen FC


In sixth place come the biggest overperformers of the season after 38 matches. With 15 wins, ten draws, and 13 losses comes Fishermen FC on the back of 44 goals scored for a +7 (seven) goal differential. They’ve gone 8-6-5 since the fist 19 matchdays and have scored 18 while conceding 13 over that time period. The key to manager Nicolas Moukam’s success has been getting the victories in the matches they’ve needed to win including the 1-0 win over November City Sporting Club and Club Valentino and several draws against progressively higher placed teams, and as a result the originally 17th predicted team have stormed up the table from 12th after 19 matches to 6th after 38. Los Dos Jeans, Jean Obi-Sarra and Jean-Marie Fabron, in centerback have continued to be fantastic at the back making any memory of former captain Emanuel Odita long forgotten with the steal the two Jeans have added to the team. Right back Leeson Chambers has gotten his act together after a terrible first 19 matches and now looks a solid player, while Reynaldo Minarinho has continued to be the team's light in attack with his eight goals and 14 assists coming in handy as he directs how the Fishermen play. Alexander Deodato has increased his goal tally to 18 for the season, with his striking partner Couala Nogueira gaining plaudits for playing as a sort of defensive forward tasked with hustling the opposition to force errors and create space and unorthodox attacking opportunities, a role the sneaky lad fills to perfection. Last go around I said 12th would be a God send to fans, but now 6th?? That would truly be the pie in the sky for the majority of the Fishermen FC supporters, so how do they secure their place over the final 19 matches? Just keep playing the same, boring brand of football. Sure it’s ugly but you can’t argue with the results!

7(13/5). Real Alegria


The big recovery is on for Real Alegria who have jumped from 13th after the first 19 matches to secure 7th for themselves after 38 matches. With 19 final games to go, Deerson McDonald’s side have 15 wins, ten draws, and 13 losses. 54 goals is decent enough while the 50 goals conceded is a little more concerning, but the 55 points they have is way more ideal than the however many they would have in the universe where they’re still in 13th at this point. Anyhow, 23 year old Jenarío Cervahir has gone nuclear, with seemingly every attacking movement passing through his talented feet at some point of another. He is amongst the league leaders for key passes, dribbling completion percentage, possession won back in the attacking third, not to mention his eight goals and 19 assists are impressive enough on their own right. The way he caresses the ball with his left foot, it’s unnervingly perfect and I would hate to be a defender looking at him run at me. Fans will be very happy to see that Samuel Eastmen has gotten his shit together after his bad performances over the first 19 matches, playing a key role with his centerback partner Gerváinho in forming the foundation for Real Alegria to push up the table. Look, as long as the team continues in this vein of form they’re in, things will be fine. I mean, sure they’re in seventh, but they’re only four points outside of qualifying for international competitions so the season is still very much alive for Real Alegria, if they can keep their focus sharp.

8(4/12). Bananada CF


Despite victories against Sareña FC and Cardonia FC, the banana boys of Bananada CF find themselves slipping down from fourth after 19 matches to 8th after 38. WIth only 19 more to go, the team from Bananada has scored an admirable 61 goals while conceding 58 for a +3 goal differential and 54 points. Now what does all that mean? It means they’re in 8th and have their fate in their hands as they’re only five points outside of the international qualification spots. Manager Eric Desailly will be hoping for his offense to find the scoring boots they had during the initial 19 matches while also desperately needing the defense to get back into the type of form that saw them only concede 24 times over the first 19 games. Since then, they’ve given up 34 goals while only scoring 27. Like I said, there’s some problems here for Bananada CF and they need to get figured out ASAP. 22 year old captain Lonzo Capiatelli is really doing it all in midfield with his polished all-around game, delivering crunching tackles and setting up clear cut scoring chances in equal measure, it’s really been a pleasure to watch and a national team callup is surely coming in the near future. Iñaki Pena has still been strong in goal but his left centerback Danial Simões Ruslan has come crashing down into mediocrity after an incredible start to the season. Abel Ruiz has started misplacing a fair few passess in midfield and that just kinda says it all, it just feels like Bananada is slipping in the basics and, as a result, they have dropped down the table. Get the small stuff hammered out, get the defense standing strong again, and a trek back up the table is absolutely doable.

9(14/14). CF Rayuela


Now for a team enjoying a rise up the table! After sitting in 14th after the first 19 matchdays, CF Rayuela now sit in ninth and six points outside of the international qualification zone. Lots can continue to go well for the lads if they keep getting results like they have over the second third of the season. Wins against CMI FC, Mayflower, and Club Valentino have helped fuel the fire for the island based team to climb up the table like they have, and it’s been pretty remarkable how they’ve done it. From matchday 20-38, CF Rayuela have scored 24 goals, which is obviously meh, and conceded 22 during that same time. On the face, those stats look fairly not good, probably because those stats aren’t good, and yet it’s working for Xabi Maricci’s side as they’ve pushed up five positions in the table. Alisson de la Terra has still been spectacular in defense, standing tall and commanding his backline with conviction, while praise must go to Jaramo Parqezzi and Maikel Arelliano de Santiago for beginning to truly understand the inverted wingback role and have really started making an impact on the pitch. They fill into the midfield perfectly to bolster attacking movements and control possession in midfield, and if they can keep this level of play up perhaps there is more to come from this plucky team. I wouldn’t expect much if I were a fan, but I would certainly be excited to see what else might come.

10(7/18). Conchara Marriposa


Innnnn tenth place we have Conchara Marriposa, who have dropped three points down the table since we last did a review. The offense has found scoring to be next to impossible, only scoring 15 goals compared to 31 after the first 19 matches, while the defense has ever so marginally improved, conceding 28 compared to 29 in that same timeframe. Chad Marquis has slowed down after his hot start, but his striking partner Jose Embarrido has looked very nice with his mazy dribbling, sharp eye for one-two passes to break through the lines, and a great ability to shoot with the outside of the foot snagging him two goals and giving opposing keepers much to worry about. Paul Aranao has been great from defensive midfield, playing sharply as a regista and adding some solid defensive work on top of that. John Rando needs to step his game up and not be so anonymous to provide a bit more stability to the midfield and facilitate attacking movements. So how do they improve from here? MORE GOALS people, more goals goals goals, that’s the only way when the defense has been as bad as it’s been. Perhaps Conchara Marriposa can claw their way up the table but that seems highly unlikely. Sorry Conchara fans, I just feel the good times are in the past and down the table it is for you lot!


11(16/19). Küsbon Town


One of the biggest surprises after 38 matches has to be the emergence of Küsbon Town as a mid-table team after 38 matches. They were quite poor after the first nineteen, landing in 16th place, but they’ve done well to rally up to 11th since then. Credit must go to the defensive line for getting settled and organized, they conceded 34 times in matchdays 1 to 19 and only 18 times since then. Mathias Vidal has settled down and gotten his sense of positioning more calibrated to the MegaPower League level while his centerback partner Freddy Bertrand has found his feet and is now playing with a bit of confidence and apparently that makes all the difference in a defender! If manager Xu Conchas can keep them in this form, Küsbon Town supporters could be surprised with how much higher they can climb up the table. The offense has found form too, scoring 30 goals in the most recent 19 matches compared to 22 in the initial 19, those are good stats! 30 goals for, 18 goals against is international qualification form, and Alberto Godwine must get credit for his 27 goals scored and generally impeccable level of attacking play. I think he’ll be able to keep this level of play up because he’s been a beast for two seasons now, but can the rest of the team keep up? That I am less convinced about, but we’ll see what lies in store for Küsbon Town supporters after the final 19 matches!

12(11/4). Alexandria United


Things are not going the way manager Gus Sollihan would have wanted before the season Alexandria United was predicted to finish in 4th place. Then they slipped to 11th after the first 19 matches, and now they’re in 12th after 38 despite picking up more points during that same time period. The biggest issue has by far been the offense, only scoring 14 goals over the last 19 matches which is, needless to say, absolutely awful. The 16 conceded during that time frame is actually super impressive and just goes to show how well the four defenders are playing, while Antoine Jaugermann has been phenomenal in goal. The 36 goals Alexandria United have scored in total is good enough for the worst in the league, while the 36 goals they’ve given up is good enough for best in the league. It’s honestly crazy how the team has operated thus far in the way, worst offense, best defense. So hey, I’ve got some great great advice! Keep doing the same thing defensively, while scoring more goals! That’s it, that’s all you have to do if you play for Alexandria United. I mean what else is there to say? Score more, concede the same, ride up the table and regain some glory.

13(19/3). Sareña FC


I swear to God if Sareña FC have exactly the same season as last year, I will…I don’t know. But damn they are actually going to have the exact same season as they did last year. Last season they went from 16th after the first 19 matchdays, 14th after the first 38 matchdays to ultimately finishing 3rd, now this season Sareña FC have gone 19th after the first 19 matches, to 13th after the first 38. I mean come on, it’s just bizarre how closely the two seasons have aligned. Babou Charlemo has kicked off into hyperdrive as he’s exploded for 21 goals and 12 assists after 38 matches compared to his 18 goals and 23 assists in total last season. Now let’s see the comparisons, they’ve scored 27 over the last 19 compared to 21 over the first 19, and 28 conceded compared to 38 over the first 19. Honestly the improvement is the most impressive thing I’ve seen since…oh right, Sareña FC at this point last season. Jaime Félix Almirron has looked very sharp with his inventive dribbling and creative passing helping facilitate the attacking movement of the team. Chinny Yehle hasn’t quite hit the level needed of him, but as long as Babou Charlemo can keep building on his high level of play that doesn’t really matter. I don’t know, I’m just a little frustrated at how they’re having the exact same season as they had last year, they can’t keep getting away with this!!!

14(9/9). AS Cartablanca


Another team facing a big drop, AS Cartablanca has dropped from ninth to 14th off some real poor play. After scoring 28 goals and conceding 25 for 28 points in total after the first 19 matches, the standard has slipped to 24 scored and 27 conceded for only 22 points during the next 19 games. The injury to Marco Landucci certainly played a part in the team slipping in both offense and defense as the left back is essential to manager Moharuk Redondo’s plans. In attack he races forward to overload the left flank and provide a passing or dribbling to a cross option, while he tucks back in defense to help fend off attacking movements. Simon DeFrancesco has been fantastic up top, with his powerful build lending itself perfectly to holding up the ball and creating interesting attacking opportunities thanks to his passing ability. Nepharan Lars Glaston has been a strong striker while Jesus Ramon Sanchez has yet to reach the heights expected of him after his strong showing last year, so obviously work must be done on the training ground to get the attacking side of things figured out. The defense has been strong enough if they can keep up the level of play, but they will die if they can’t start scoring the ball more frequently. It seems hard to believe that they could pull an act off to rize up the table but anything can happen!

15(10/11). Mayflower FC


Alarm bells are ringing for manager Hassan Al Jumaily’s squad and fans are in panic as Mayflower FC has dropped from 10th after 19 played, to their current standing of 15th after 38. Only 49 points at this point in the season is poor, 39 goals scored is poor, 43 goals conceded is…actually not that bad so that’s a good thing! The 19 losses are definitely poor but the 15 wins are decent, it’s a confusing team that’s for sure, and they’ve scored 17 while conceding 21 over the most recent 19 matchdays. Defense has been decent enough, but the attack has been awful; I mean 17 goals scored is terrible and the blame must be laid at Louavin Cortez’s feet. The striker has a paltry nine goals so far, despite Gabriel Seong-Hai playing so strongly. The two footed striker has abandoned his playmaking efforts and replaced it by increasing his own attempts on goal, and it’s worked well! He’s gone from seven (7) after the first 19 to 18 after 38 and that’s due to his incredible shooting accuracy and ability to hit the ball with both feet. Johan van Maria Mata has been solid from right back, while captain and centerback Lille Van Der Linde has been doing his part to keep things solid at the back. You get the sense the Tikariotian manager will be forced to give up a little of his defensive stability in order to score more goals. Goals baby goals, that’s what Mayflower FC need in order to stop their fall down the table. I would be nervous if I were a Mayflower supporter, very nervous indeed. Fortunately though, only four points behind 9th so there is much that can still go well!

16(3/11). Sporting Club November City


In 16th place is…Sporting Club November City? What? Weren’t they in 3rd after the first 19 matchdays? Why yes they were. And now here, after 2/3rds of the season, they are in 16th. 39 goals scored is not great, while the 35 goals Jalen M’Strica’s team have conceded is good enough for the best defense in the league. Yes, the 16th place team has the best defense in the league, I just do not understand this team. National team starting centerback Shandon Grandillon and U21 national team goalkeeper Emiliano Parodi have continued to form an excellent partnership, but losses to CMI FC, Fishermen FC, and the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers show that two strong defenders doesn’t make a strong team. Indeed, after a strong showing over the first 19 matches, right back Charlie Montvedi has seen his form drop off a cliff as he has been responsible for six goals in MDs 20-38, that’s a woeful return. At least academy product Jamal Mustafason is continuing to ball out with nine goals and 11 assists coming from the 22 year old who has become known for his silky smooth dribbling and ability to create something out of nothing, which is exactly what the sluggish SCNC attack needs most, someone with a bit of electricity in their boots. Stephen McGeever has still been solid in midfield, with the $150k signing showing off his passing range and accuracy every match, which is great but when the team is in 16th it doesn’t really matter. I am sighing right now as I try to figure out what’s next for Sporting Club November City, they’re only six points outside of 8th so their season isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination, especially if they can continue to be so solid in defense. They just need to score more goals and score more goals in games they need to win. Easy!

17(20/20). Purellía Vida


Surely not? ‘Surely Purellía Vida will go down in relegation, I’d be my life savings on it’ is what everyone in Cardenao would’ve said before the season. Actually, it is what everyone in Cardenao was saying before the season, and they were saying it after the first 19 matchdays as the island-based team sat in 20th. Now though, after 38 matches, Purellía Vida is sitting five points clear of the relegation zone in 17th with 48 points, and are only five points behind 10th place. To be clear, I do not expect them to finish the season in 10th, or even north of 15th, but the odds of them surviving the drop are looking increasingly more comfortable, though very far away from being a certainty. The key to this turnaround has been the unexpected emergence of Purellía’s defense becoming the best in the league, from matchdays 20-38 they only conceded 12 goals. 12 goals. That’s stunning for any team, doubly, no, triply so when that team is projected to finish dead last in the league. The flip side is Quebecois manager Jamie Bahng-Olawale’s team only scoring 18 goals during that time period, still those goals have come at just the perfect time like the wins over La Escuela, Sporting Club November City, and their huge 1-0 win against the fellow relegation candidates, the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers. Captain and midfield stud Maximos Jeong-Hui has been sensational with each one of his six goals being game winners, while I must give credit by name to the defensive line of Moustir-Yves Almeny, Abrahami Juramica Holguín, Donate Versina, Abel Parsinho and Leymone Mahamadou Lopez in goal for their incredible feat of 12 goals allowed over the last 19 matchdays. Now they just need to form the foundation to keep Purellía Vida out of the relegation zone and in the Cardenao MegaPower League. I’m……I’m starting to believe they might do it!

18(18/15). Tasmador Wanderers


18th after the first 19 matches and 18th again after the first 38 matches, it’s hard to see the light for Tasmador Wanderer fans. The club is five points adrift in the relegation zone and the 55 goals conceded means the suffering ain’t over yet for the Wanderers. I guess some decent news is their academy centerback Jason Vergara has finally found his feet and isn’t committing nearly as many brain dead mistakes like he did over the first 19 matches, so that’s certainly a good thing. Unfortunately, the rest of the defense has taken a bit of a down turn as evidenced by the 29 goals they’ve conceded in MDs 20-38 compared to the 26 over the first 19 matches. Fortunately, the offense has started firing more with those numbers at 24 goals MDs 20-38 while only 21 were scored in the first 19. So the defense is conceding more and the offense is scoring more, perfectly balanced and that’s why the Tasmador Wanderers find themselves still in 18th. Key player Weavaro Florenzi has totally checked out of the side as he angles for a transfer elsewhere, though fortunately striker Pedro Marquez is continuing to have a strong season with 21 goals to his name. It must be said, the rest of the team has been fairly forgettable, which is to be expected from a relegation side I suppose. I do not see a path to safety for the Wanderers, maybe if Weavaro gets his head out of his ass and starts to play for the team, maybe that can drag them up but overall…sorry Tasmador Wanderers fans.

19(17/13). Jucuacanos Silver Surfers


Oof, the misery must be building for supporters of the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers. The only surf they’ve found has been shite, not silver as the team has slipped from a pre-season prediction of 13th, to 17th after the first 19 matchdays, to now sitting in 19th with 42 points, six behind Purellía Vida and safety. Ten wins, 12 draws, 16 total losses, things are grim. Looking at the stats, the Silver Surfers scored 16 goals in the first 19 matches, then 22 in the 19 after, so they’re doing much better in terms of putting the ball in the net. Which is important. When examining the defense, you notice they’ve actually conceded more goals in that same time frame: 24 after the first 19 versus 25 after MDs 20-38. Sure, it’s only one more goal conceded, but the fact is that one goal has caused them to drop two places in the table. Captain Diego Valenzuela has given it all from the heart of midfield, but even the national team captain himself can’t do anything when the strikers aren’t scoring. Gilson Martinez is fast for sure, but he’s only scored 11 over the season. Jefferson Kane? I like the guy, he seems nice and boy can he pass the ball, but he’s scored five times. That’s a disasterclass right there, and it’s so easy to say this, but if they would just put the ball in the net more, they would be doing better but fuck me if it isn’t true, they’ve got the third worst offense in the league. Just score more and keep being better than average defensively and the Silver Surfers will create a wave to ride up the table.

20(15/16). Catamulina Catarollas


After a somewhat promising-ish first 19 matches where they sat 15th, after 2/3rds of the season done, the Catamulina Catarollas sit in 20th position, 11 points behind safety. It’s really hard to imagine them overcoming this deficit, and their -23 goal differential shows just how grim the situation is over in Catamulina. They looked decent if shaky after the first 19 matches, back when they were snug in 15th but now things are looking pretty grim. 59 goals conceded is the problem as the dancers from Catamulina watch the opposition dance all over them every single match. After the first 19 matches I said they had to score more goals while conceding less and the Catarollas have done exactly the opposite, scoring less and conceding more than they did over those initial 19 games. Tikariotian Michael Ciurria has done just about as much as he can from left back and will surely be moving elsewhere after the Catarollas are inevitably relegated. The midfield of Alvadorez and Yuri Jenkinson however have been totally found out, with opposing teams pulling them all over the pitch and exploiting space left over, Manager Marc Elanga has tried different formations and personnel but there’s just not much that can be done. Captain Paul Arano has done as best he can from his position from defensive midfield but he can’t do it all himself despite his excellent quarterback style of play from the back, indeed he will probably request a transfer out at the end of this season. 11 points behind safety…it’s impossible to see a way back for the Catamulina Catarollas.

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((OOC: Final analysis to come tomorrow!!!))

MATCHDAY 39
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Purellia Vida
Cardonia FC 3-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Küsbon Town
Real Alegria 2-4 Tasmador Wanderers
AS Cartablanca 3-3 Bananada CF
Alexandria United 2-1 Fishermen FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
CF Rayuela 1-1 CMI FC
Club Valentino 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas

Sporting Club November City 0-1 Mayflower FC

MATCHDAY 40
Conchara Marriposa 3-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Küsbon Town 4-4 Purellia Vida
Tasmador Wanderers 1-0 Cardonia FC
Bananada CF 0-3 Alameda Desperados
Fishermen FC 1-4 Real Alegria
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-4 AS Cartablanca
CMI FC
2-1 Alexandria United
Catamulina Catarollas 3-1 Sareña FC
Mayflower FC 1-0 CF Rayuela
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 41
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-4 Küsbon Town
Conchara Marriposa
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Purellia Vida 1-2 Bananada CF
Cardonia FC 0-0 Fishermen FC
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Real Alegria 1-2 CMI FC
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alexandria United 0-2 Mayflower FC
Sareña FC
3-1 Sporting Club November City
CF Rayuela 4-0 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 42
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Bananada CF 2-0 Küsbon Town
Fishermen FC 1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Purellia Vida
CMI FC 4-1 Cardonia FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 Alameda Desperados
Mayflower FC 1-1 Real Alegria
Sporting Club November City 1-0 AS Cartablanca
Club Valentino 0-1 Alexandria United
CF Rayuela 2-2 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 43
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 6-0 Bananada CF
Tasmador Wanderers 1-2 Fishermen FC
Küsbon Town
3-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 CMI FC
Purellia Vida 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Cardonia FC 3-1 Mayflower FC
Alameda Desperados 3-2 Sporting Club November City
Real Alegria 4-2 Club Valentino
AS Cartablanca 3-2 CF Rayuela
Alexandria United 1-0 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 44
Fishermen FC 1-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Bananada CF
CMI FC 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Küsbon Town
Mayflower FC 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Purellia Vida
Club Valentino
4-0 Cardonia FC
CF Rayuela 0-3 Alameda Desperados
Sareña FC
2-0 Real Alegria
Alexandria United 1-1 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 45
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Fishermen FC 0-0 CMI FC
Bananada CF 4-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Mayflower FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Sporting Club November City

Conchara Marriposa 4-2 Club Valentino
Purellia Vida 1-0 CF Rayuela
Cardonia FC 3-2 Sareña FC
Alameda Desperados 3-0 Alexandria United
Real Alegria 2-0 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 46
CMI FC 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Catamulina Catarollas
2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Mayflower FC 0-1 Fishermen FC
Sporting Club November City 0-0 Bananada CF
Club Valentino 4-1 Tasmador Wanderers
CF Rayuela 1-1 Küsbon Town
Sareña FC 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alexandria United 1-0 Purellia Vida
AS Cartablanca 1-0 Cardonia FC
Real Alegria 0-4 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 47
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
CMI FC 1-1 Mayflower FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Fishermen FC 0-1 Club Valentino
Bananada CF 5-1 CF Rayuela
Tasmador Wanderers 4-1 Sareña FC
Küsbon Town 2-0 Alexandria United
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Purellia Vida 0-0 Real Alegria

Cardonia FC 2-0 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 48
Mayflower FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Club Valentino 1-2 CMI FC
CF Rayuela 2-4 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sareña FC 1-1 Fishermen FC
Alexandria United 1-1 Bananada CF

AS Cartablanca 2-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Real Alegria 1-1 Küsbon Town
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Conchara Marriposa

Cardonia FC 1-0 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 49
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-3 Sporting Club November City
Mayflower FC 0-1 Club Valentino
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 CF Rayuela
CMI FC 0-2 Sareña FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Alexandria United
Fishermen FC 3-0 AS Cartablanca
Bananada CF 0-5 Real Alegria
Tasmador Wanderers
5-3 Alameda Desperados
Küsbon Town 0-1 Cardonia FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 50
Club Valentino 0-5 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CF Rayuela 0-0 Sporting Club November City
Sareña FC 2-0 Mayflower FC
Alexandria United 2-0 Catamulina Catarollas
AS Cartablanca 1-4 CMI FC
Real Alegria
1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alameda Desperados 2-1 Fishermen FC
Cardonia FC 0-2 Bananada CF
Purellia Vida
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 51
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 CF Rayuela
Club Valentino 2-1 Sareña FC
Sporting Club November City 0-0 Alexandria United
Mayflower FC 7-0 AS Cartablanca
Catamulina Catarollas 2-1 Real Alegria
CMI FC 1-6 Alameda Desperados
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
1-0 Cardonia FC
Fishermen FC 1-0 Purellia Vida
Bananada CF 1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Tasmador Wanderers 1-2 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 52
Sareña FC 1-6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alexandria United 1-1 CF Rayuela
AS Cartablanca 0-3 Club Valentino
Real Alegria 0-0 Sporting Club November City
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Mayflower FC
Cardonia FC 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Purellia Vida 3-2 CMI FC
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Küsbon Town 0-0 Fishermen FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-0 Bananada CF


MATCHDAY 53
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Alexandria United
Sareña FC 2-1 AS Cartablanca
CF Rayuela 1-3 Real Alegria
Club Valentino 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Cardonia FC
Mayflower FC 1-1 Purellia Vida

Catamulina Catarollas 0-4 Conchara Marriposa
CMI FC
7-2 Küsbon Town
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Fishermen FC 1-3 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 54
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Real Alegria 3-0 Alexandria United
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Sareña FC
Cardonia FC 2-1 CF Rayuela
Purellia Vida 1-0 Club Valentino
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Küsbon Town 0-2 Mayflower FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-2 Catamulina Catarollas
Bananada CF 4-2 CMI FC
Fishermen FC 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 55
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 4-1 Real Alegria
AS Cartablanca 0-0 Alameda Desperados
Alexandria United 1-2 Cardonia FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Purellia Vida
CF Rayuela 2-2 Conchara Marriposa

Club Valentino 3-1 Küsbon Town
Sporting Club November City 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Mayflower FC 1-1 Bananada CF
Catamulina Catarollas 3-0 Fishermen FC
CMI FC 1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 56
Alameda Desperados 2-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Cardonia FC 2-0 Real Alegria
Purellia Vida 1-0 AS Cartablanca
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Alexandria United
Küsbon Town 0-0 Sareña FC
Tasmador Wanderers 3-4 CF Rayuela
Bananada CF 0-4 Club Valentino
Fishermen FC 2-0 Sporting Club November City
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-2 Mayflower FC
CMI FC 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas

MATCHDAY 57
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Cardonia FC
Alameda Desperados 2-3 Purellia Vida
Real Alegria 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
AS Cartablanca 2-1 Küsbon Town
Alexandria United 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Sareña FC 2-2 Bananada CF
CF Rayuela 0-0 Fishermen FC

Club Valentino 3-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sporting Club November City 2-2 CMI FC
Mayflower FC 2-0 Catamulina Catarollas



Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 57 31 10 16 114 78 +36 103 ---Champions on Goals For
2 Alameda Desperados 57 31 10 16 106 70 +36 103
3 Club Valentino 57 26 12 19 94 82 +12 90
4 CMI FC 57 25 13 19 91 80 +11 88

5 Cardonia FC 57 25 13 19 96 81 +15 88
6 Conchara Marriposa 57 25 13 19 76 76 +0 88
7 Bananada CF 57 23 18 16 93 88 +5 87
8 Fishermen FC 57 22 15 20 61 56 +5 81
9 Real Alegria 57 22 14 21 84 78 +6 80
10 Purellia Vida 57 20 17 20 54 56 -2 77
11 Sareña FC 57 21 13 23 72 94 -22 76
12 Mayflower FC 57 22 9 26 64 61 +3 75
13 Küsbon Town 57 19 17 21 77 82 -5 74
14 Alexandria United 57 19 15 23 50 59 -9 72
15 AS Cartablanca 57 18 16 23 72 87 -15 70
16 CF Rayuela 57 18 15 24 73 80 -7 69
17 Sporting Club November City 57 18 14 25 55 54 +1 68
18 Tasmador Wanderers 57 17 13 27 70 85 -15 64
19 Catamulina Catarollas 57 14 17 26 52 84 -32 59
20 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 57 14 16 27 56 79 -23 58
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Postby Cardenao » Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:12 pm

MATCHDAY 39
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 1-1 Purellia Vida
Cardonia FC 3-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Küsbon Town
Real Alegria 2-4 Tasmador Wanderers
AS Cartablanca 3-3 Bananada CF
Alexandria United 2-1 Fishermen FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
CF Rayuela 1-1 CMI FC
Club Valentino 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas

Sporting Club November City 0-1 Mayflower FC

MATCHDAY 40
Conchara Marriposa 3-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Küsbon Town 4-4 Purellia Vida
Tasmador Wanderers 1-0 Cardonia FC
Bananada CF 0-3 Alameda Desperados
Fishermen FC 1-4 Real Alegria
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-4 AS Cartablanca
CMI FC
2-1 Alexandria United
Catamulina Catarollas 3-1 Sareña FC
Mayflower FC 1-0 CF Rayuela
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 41
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 0-4 Küsbon Town
Conchara Marriposa
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Purellia Vida 1-2 Bananada CF
Cardonia FC 0-0 Fishermen FC
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

Real Alegria 1-2 CMI FC
AS Cartablanca 0-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Alexandria United 0-2 Mayflower FC
Sareña FC
3-1 Sporting Club November City
CF Rayuela 4-0 Club Valentino

MATCHDAY 42
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Bananada CF 2-0 Küsbon Town
Fishermen FC 1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Purellia Vida
CMI FC 4-1 Cardonia FC
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 Alameda Desperados
Mayflower FC 1-1 Real Alegria
Sporting Club November City 1-0 AS Cartablanca
Club Valentino 0-1 Alexandria United
CF Rayuela 2-2 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 43
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 6-0 Bananada CF
Tasmador Wanderers 1-2 Fishermen FC
Küsbon Town
3-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 CMI FC
Purellia Vida 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Cardonia FC 3-1 Mayflower FC
Alameda Desperados 3-2 Sporting Club November City
Real Alegria 4-2 Club Valentino
AS Cartablanca 3-2 CF Rayuela
Alexandria United 1-0 Sareña FC

MATCHDAY 44
Fishermen FC 1-0 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Bananada CF
CMI FC 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Catamulina Catarollas 1-2 Küsbon Town
Mayflower FC 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
Sporting Club November City 0-1 Purellia Vida
Club Valentino
4-0 Cardonia FC
CF Rayuela 0-3 Alameda Desperados
Sareña FC
2-0 Real Alegria
Alexandria United 1-1 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 45
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Fishermen FC 0-0 CMI FC
Bananada CF 4-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Tasmador Wanderers 1-1 Mayflower FC
Küsbon Town 1-1 Sporting Club November City

Conchara Marriposa 4-2 Club Valentino
Purellia Vida 1-0 CF Rayuela
Cardonia FC 3-2 Sareña FC
Alameda Desperados 3-0 Alexandria United
Real Alegria 2-0 AS Cartablanca

MATCHDAY 46
CMI FC 0-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Catamulina Catarollas
2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Mayflower FC 0-1 Fishermen FC
Sporting Club November City 0-0 Bananada CF
Club Valentino 4-1 Tasmador Wanderers
CF Rayuela 1-1 Küsbon Town
Sareña FC 2-1 Conchara Marriposa
Alexandria United 1-0 Purellia Vida
AS Cartablanca 1-0 Cardonia FC
Real Alegria 0-4 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 47
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Catamulina Catarollas
CMI FC 1-1 Mayflower FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 0-2 Sporting Club November City
Fishermen FC 0-1 Club Valentino
Bananada CF 5-1 CF Rayuela
Tasmador Wanderers 4-1 Sareña FC
Küsbon Town 2-0 Alexandria United
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 AS Cartablanca
Purellia Vida 0-0 Real Alegria

Cardonia FC 2-0 Alameda Desperados

MATCHDAY 48
Mayflower FC 1-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Catamulina Catarollas
Club Valentino 1-2 CMI FC
CF Rayuela 2-4 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sareña FC 1-1 Fishermen FC
Alexandria United 1-1 Bananada CF

AS Cartablanca 2-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Real Alegria 1-1 Küsbon Town
Alameda Desperados 1-1 Conchara Marriposa

Cardonia FC 1-0 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 49
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-3 Sporting Club November City
Mayflower FC 0-1 Club Valentino
Catamulina Catarollas 0-2 CF Rayuela
CMI FC 0-2 Sareña FC
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-1 Alexandria United
Fishermen FC 3-0 AS Cartablanca
Bananada CF 0-5 Real Alegria
Tasmador Wanderers
5-3 Alameda Desperados
Küsbon Town 0-1 Cardonia FC
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Purellia Vida

MATCHDAY 50
Club Valentino 0-5 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
CF Rayuela 0-0 Sporting Club November City
Sareña FC 2-0 Mayflower FC
Alexandria United 2-0 Catamulina Catarollas
AS Cartablanca 1-4 CMI FC
Real Alegria
1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Alameda Desperados 2-1 Fishermen FC
Cardonia FC 0-2 Bananada CF
Purellia Vida
1-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Conchara Marriposa 1-1 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 51
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 CF Rayuela
Club Valentino 2-1 Sareña FC
Sporting Club November City 0-0 Alexandria United
Mayflower FC 7-0 AS Cartablanca
Catamulina Catarollas 2-1 Real Alegria
CMI FC 1-6 Alameda Desperados
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
1-0 Cardonia FC
Fishermen FC 1-0 Purellia Vida
Bananada CF 1-0 Conchara Marriposa
Tasmador Wanderers 1-2 Küsbon Town

MATCHDAY 52
Sareña FC 1-6 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Alexandria United 1-1 CF Rayuela
AS Cartablanca 0-3 Club Valentino
Real Alegria 0-0 Sporting Club November City
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Mayflower FC
Cardonia FC 1-0 Catamulina Catarollas
Purellia Vida 3-2 CMI FC
Conchara Marriposa 2-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Küsbon Town 0-0 Fishermen FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-0 Bananada CF


MATCHDAY 53
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Alexandria United
Sareña FC 2-1 AS Cartablanca
CF Rayuela 1-3 Real Alegria
Club Valentino 1-2 Alameda Desperados
Sporting Club November City 1-1 Cardonia FC
Mayflower FC 1-1 Purellia Vida

Catamulina Catarollas 0-4 Conchara Marriposa
CMI FC
7-2 Küsbon Town
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Fishermen FC 1-3 Bananada CF

MATCHDAY 54
AS Cartablanca 1-1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Real Alegria 3-0 Alexandria United
Alameda Desperados 1-0 Sareña FC
Cardonia FC 2-1 CF Rayuela
Purellia Vida 1-0 Club Valentino
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Sporting Club November City
Küsbon Town 0-2 Mayflower FC
Tasmador Wanderers 0-2 Catamulina Catarollas
Bananada CF 4-2 CMI FC
Fishermen FC 1-2 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 55
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 4-1 Real Alegria
AS Cartablanca 0-0 Alameda Desperados
Alexandria United 1-2 Cardonia FC
Sareña FC 0-0 Purellia Vida
CF Rayuela 2-2 Conchara Marriposa

Club Valentino 3-1 Küsbon Town
Sporting Club November City 2-0 Tasmador Wanderers
Mayflower FC 1-1 Bananada CF
Catamulina Catarollas 3-0 Fishermen FC
CMI FC 1-0 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers

MATCHDAY 56
Alameda Desperados 2-2 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF
Cardonia FC 2-0 Real Alegria
Purellia Vida 1-0 AS Cartablanca
Conchara Marriposa 1-0 Alexandria United
Küsbon Town 0-0 Sareña FC
Tasmador Wanderers 3-4 CF Rayuela
Bananada CF 0-4 Club Valentino
Fishermen FC 2-0 Sporting Club November City
Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 1-2 Mayflower FC
CMI FC 0-0 Catamulina Catarollas

MATCHDAY 57
Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 2-1 Cardonia FC
Alameda Desperados 2-3 Purellia Vida
Real Alegria 1-2 Conchara Marriposa
AS Cartablanca 2-1 Küsbon Town
Alexandria United 0-1 Tasmador Wanderers
Sareña FC 2-2 Bananada CF
CF Rayuela 0-0 Fishermen FC

Club Valentino 3-1 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers
Sporting Club November City 2-2 CMI FC
Mayflower FC 2-0 Catamulina Catarollas



Cardenao MegaPower League Standings

Team P W D L For Ag +/- Pts
1 Escuela Nacíonal DCPF 57 31 10 16 114 78 +36 103
2 Alameda Desperados 57 31 10 16 106 70 +36 103
3 Club Valentino 57 26 12 19 94 82 +12 90
4 CMI FC 57 25 13 19 91 80 +11 88

5 Cardonia FC 57 25 13 19 96 81 +15 88
6 Conchara Marriposa 57 25 13 19 76 76 +0 88
7 Bananada CF 57 23 18 16 93 88 +5 87
8 Fishermen FC 57 22 15 20 61 56 +5 81
9 Real Alegria 57 22 14 21 84 78 +6 80
10 Purellia Vida 57 20 17 20 54 56 -2 77
11 Sareña FC 57 21 13 23 72 94 -22 76
12 Mayflower FC 57 22 9 26 64 61 +3 75
13 Küsbon Town 57 19 17 21 77 82 -5 74
14 Alexandria United 57 19 15 23 50 59 -9 72
15 AS Cartablanca 57 18 16 23 72 87 -15 70
16 CF Rayuela 57 18 15 24 73 80 -7 69
17 Sporting Club November City 57 18 14 25 55 54 +1 68
18 Tasmador Wanderers 57 17 13 27 70 85 -15 64
19 Catamulina Catarollas 57 14 17 26 52 84 -32 59
20 Jucuacanos Silver Surfers 57 14 16 27 56 79 -23 58


League Position(Position after 19 MDs/38MDs/Predicted final finish)

1(2/2/2). Escuela Nacíonal DCPF


Congratulations La Escuela fans! What a way to snatch the title, coming into the final matchday in second and needing a win against the reigning league champions Cardonia FC and needing the league leading Alameda Desperados to lose against 9th place Purellia Vida. Not ideal but by the grace of the Gods did it happen! A 2-1 win with Chímoooooo Ventura etching his name into MegaPower League history with his title winning brace as Purellia defeated the Desperados 3-2, and so the title went to the academy that has produced so many greats of Cardenaoan football, Escuela Nacíonal De Cardenao Por Football. Their 103 points was joint most in the league with the Alameda Desperados, and they shared the same 31-10-16 record and shared a +36 goal differential, the difference maker came in La Escuela's 114 goals compared to the 106 by their competitors. The man behind that is undoubtedly Chímo, who’s second goal in that match against the Desperados brought his final goal tally to 37, a 16 goal improvement over the year prior. The team’s 78 goals conceded was a little high, compared to 69 last year, and is certainly something that manager Giuseppe Parisi will be trying to shore up for next season, credit must go to goalkeeper Thomas Yesak (STR) for his fantastic goalkeeping performances that have put him in final contention for the MegaPower League Golden Glove award, while his centerback Samuel Alcatron was tall and commanding in the defensive line. Gotta shout out the big man Chevaugn Williams for having a career year and putting up 21 assists to go along with ten goals; is it enough to get back into Scooter McNash’s national team plans? Only time will tell, but he should be proud of the massive role he played in securing La Escuela’s first MegaPower League title. Rafa DiSantos was inspirational in midfield, wowing the league with his passing, ability to shrug off pressure, and ease with which he dictated the tempo of the entire game. What a great season by the team and we will all be wishing them well in international competition!

2(2/1/8). Alameda Desperados


Heartbreak and pain for the Alameda Desperados fans, heartbreak and pain. Leading after the first 19 matches, only behind by three points after 38 matches, then to go into the final matchday three points clear in first and playing the 9th ranked team while the second place team has to play objectively the most talented team in the league? Should be a win. But no, a shock 2-3 loss to Purellia Vida and the most unlikely of braces by Chímo Ventura for La Escuela cause the Desperados to lose the title, not on points, not on head to head, not on victories, not on goal differential, but on goals scored to La Escuela, who managed 114 to your 106. Heartbreak and pain. One thing is for sure, well two things. First, hats off to the Desperados themselves, the players were incredible and can cover themselves with honor despite not winning the glory at the end of the day. Special shout outs to Ibai Acosta-Vargas for his unreal 16 goal, 37 assist season, everything he passed seemed to turn to gold, and he had the clinical Cosumarite striker Dome Odoma and his 36 goals to thank for that. The whole team played well, Jamie Persuapuade was a hero in midfield with his seemingly four lungs letting him charge up and down the pitch all match long and then for another 90 minutes after that, what a lad. The second thing to be sure of, Llamanean manager Conan Estelline is quite possibly the best manager in the league and sets his team up so well that any fan of Cardenaoan football is specifically tuning into Alameda Desperados matches to see what the willy 77 year old has got schemed up. There’s already a notable attempt from other clubs to copy his data driven approach and from other managers to imitate his incredibly entertaining and effective set-piece routines, long may he bless the Cardenao MegaPower League!


3(4/5/7). Club Valentino


It was truly a great season for Club Valentino, who have qualified for international football for the first team in the club’s history. 5th after the first 19 matches, 4th after 38, and 3rd after 57, it has been a campaign of consistency and improvement from the Valentinos, and manager Jason Demur must be thrilled. Radoslav Jiménez and Theo Ryūnosuke were insane for the second season in a row, with the pair combining for 71 of their team’s 94 goals, 21 more than their landmark season last year. Radoslav is a classic, powerful, no-nonsense clinical finisher while Theo Ryūnosuke is one of the league’s most direct attacking players by running directly at defense and causing them to collapse and open up space and shooting angles. It was brilliant to watch them fire their team up the ladder, but credit must go to right wingback Salva Perez, the 21 year old was sensational and complete in all aspects of play, going forward with skill, intelligent movement and strong passing and crossing while also being aware of his positioning on the field with the speed and stamina to bomb back to cover a counter attack and the defensive awarness and tackling ability to shut down attacks single-footedly. It was honestly a thrill to watch him play and he has surely burst into national team consideration. As Club Valentino looks to next season, defense must be the priority as the 82 conceded was just too many and will keep them from being able to contend for the title next season. To be clear, I don’t seriously think they will compete for the title as they were 13 points behind the winners but more simply because I don’t think they’ll be able to replicate this season’s success. We shall see!


4(3/8/6). CMI FC


You already know my thoughts about Cardenao Military Industry FC so let’s just get this over with. Honestly they did well to achieve fourth, fans are probably a little annoyed to see them lose 3rd place on the final matchday, but hey it’s their first time qualifying for international competition so that is exciting! Isidoro Nao, what a player he is with his 12 goals and 25 assists (one better in each category compared to the season prior) driving his team’s success in the MegaPower League. 91 goals scored was great, not as many as their 102 the year before but still quite good with Nicodemo (30 goals), Pastor du Estévez (15 goals), and Zephino Slakov (18 goals) combining for 69% of CMI FC’s total. 80 goals scored was nice, so credit to Vinicio Juapuala and Marshal Blythe for keeping things held down from the center of defense, while goalkeeper Pau Gaston went into overdrive in the final 19 matches trying to keep his team in it even though scoring goals became the priority at the expense of the defense (32 goals scored compared to 30 conceded in the last 19 matches), so kudos to all. Manager Franc Yanez did well to set his team up and put them in great tactical matchups, so I will be curious to see what next season brings. International competition might provide a nice incentive for players to sign for them, and the fact that they’re one of the richest teams in the league probably doesn’t hurt that either.


5(5/2/1). Cardonia FC


It was a bad season for the defending champions full stop. To go from seven (7) points clear at the top last season to 15 points behind this one must be a sickening feeling for friends and fans. They can take some solace in the fact that Cardonia FC actually played really well over the season, with their 96 goals scored good enough for third best in the league. Yeison Mesa had another great season, putting away 37 while 22 year old Dimitri Micalizio pumped in 20 from the right wing, with Micalizio’s tricky dribbling and strong free kick shots made him one of the most exciting players in the league to watch. Jayful Archer was great to watch in midfield as a wonderfully creative player with little chipped passes over defenders legs right to his teammate’s feet, but ultimately it wasn’t enough as the defending champions crashed down to 5th place. What’s next for Cardonia FC? Well it’s hard to say, the defense needs to be improved, that much is clear, but you have to think with the freescoring Yeison Mesa and the midfield genius of Jayful Archer behind him, it really shouldn’t be too hard to build a league winning team around them. Maybe I’m being too harsh on them, as Cardonia FC did only lose out on international qualification based on head to head results. Still, fifth and no international competition is painful, and we were relying on them to carry our coefficient!!!


6(10/7/18). Conchara Marriposa


Outside of La Escuela winning the title, the biggest winners this season have to be Conchara Marriposa fans. Pleebus Fee is in contention for Manager of the Season thanks to guiding his team to a 6th place finish, not bad for a team initially predicted to finish in 18th. It gets even better though, Conchara Marriposa finished with 88 points, enough to tie for fourth and international competition but they lost out on a combination of goal differential and head to head against Cardonia and CMI FC. Still though, what a banger of a season from them and a bit of a yo-yo one at that, starting in 7th after the first 19 matches, dropping down to tenth after 38, to roaring up to finish 6th. 30 goals scored and 19 conceded was a great run of form to go on, winning 35 of the final 57 available points. Chad Marquis and Jose Embarrid formed a fantastic striking partnership over the season, while John Random came into form in the final matches to help push the team over the line. Captain Paul Arano was fantastic from defensive midfield, being one of the league leaders in distance per match as he was industrious in the midfield, shutting down opposing attacks and making use of his vision and passing ability to get counter attacking movements started. 76 goals scored, 76 goals conceded, Conchara Marriposa is the only team in the league to have a goal differential of zero at the end of the season. So what’s next? Well fans watch this season on repeat for starters, but they will be hoping for perhaps some defensive reinforcement and a goal scoring threat from midfield. The two of those plus some solid work on the training ground and it could be an interesting season again next year!


7(8/4/12). Bananada CF


In 7th place is Bananada CF! Yessss the banana men from Bananada have defied pre-season expectations of a 12th place position to finish the season seventh (7th) place, six points clear of the 8th ranked team. Serge Diallo put the team on his back again to score 35 goals and did so with speed, speed, and more speed, with the lad capable of beating anyone in a footrace. Special praise must also go to 22 year old captain Lonzo Capiatelli showing his skill as one of the most complete Cardenaoan midfielders to play the game, equally talented in attack and defense alike and making his case for a possible transfer away to a more competitive league. Credit must also go to manager Eric Desailly and the team as a whole for a good run of form to close out the season, winning 33 of 57 points on the back of 32 scored goals (hot) and 30 conceded (not hot). Danial Simões Ruslan had an inconsistent season at centerback, but his highs were very high indeed so fans will be hoping he can build on that over the off-season, while goalkeeper Iñaki Pena did well in goal despite the 88 total conceded, that’s just life as a keeper in the MegaPower League. Next season will see fans hoping for an injection of quality into the fullback and center midfield positions as Eric Desailly and Bananada FC attempt to one up this great season they had.

8(7/12/17). Fishermen FC


It was a triumphant season for Fishermen FC, who defied pre-season expectations of 17th to finish in seventh (7th). Never lower than 12th, the Fishermen touched 7th after 38 matchdays before going on a poor run of form with 17 goals for, 19 against to ultimately finish the season in 8th. At the start of the season, I was surprised and skeptical to see manager Nicolas Moukam make the decision to line-up in a very unconventional 4-2-4 formation, but I am eating my words now. Superlatives must be given to Zhubin Charamichi and Luisinho Roig for their incredible stamina and industry in midfield, while Los Dos Jeans, Jean-Marie Fabron and Jean Obi-Sarra, were fantastic in the heart of defense. The pair moved well together, communicating to their fullbacks and the midfielders, and just generally set the tempo for a very organized and methodical style of play. Reynaldo Minarinho was spectacular for the Green and Blues in attack with his 12 goals,17 assists and generally strong play forming the backbone of the Fishermen’s success. Fans will be hoping next season brings an injection of quality to the attacking line, while also bringing in a capable fullback or two to help provide more support in attack while not leaving the defense too exposed. Enjoy these moments Fishermen FC fisherfans, who knows what the next edition of the Cardenao MegaPower League will bring for your team?

9(7/13/5). Real Alegria


Only pain for Real Alegria fans, whose pre-season hopes of 5th were dashed by the 19th matchday when they were in 13th. Since then, Deerson McDonald’s men have performed decentish to march as high as 7th before ultimately finishing the season in 9th place. 84 goals were scored courtesy of Jenarío Cervahir’s excellent campaign, with the magician scoring 15 and providing 29 while serving as the team’s primary playmaker and facilitator. I find it hard to believe he’ll remain a Real Alegria player much longer, but this isn’t the time for that. This is the time, however, to slander Nicolau Gerváinho for having a poor season and being a large reason for why the team conceded 78 for a final goal differential of +6. Canderous Armenti was strong and dangerous up front, playing as a classic back-to-goal target man and facilitating play before streaking into the box for a powerful header, while Jamoi Sausen in midfield is getting his roses after doing well all season to cover for Jenarío Cervahir’s offense only approach to the game. For next season, fans will be hoping Real Alegria hold onto their talismanic Jenarío and sign some solid defenders to shore up that leaky backline. You have to wonder if Deerson McDonald will return to his position as manager; with only a year left on his contract and after two ultimately disappointing league campaigns, it could be time to move on. Who knows, that’s the joy of this stuff!

10(17/20/20). Purellía Vida


Go ahead and celebrate Purellía Vida fans, you lot had a helluva season and capped it off by crowning La Escuela as league champions with your victory over the Alameda Desperados on the final matchday. Originally projected to finish 20th in the league, the players showed tremendous character to go from 20th after the initial 19 matches, to 17th after 38, to finally finishing in tenth after a great run of form to end the season. 20 goals scored over 19 matches is poor, but when you only concede 17 times that changes the picture; 29 points later and you’ve run from 17th to 10th and feeling on top of the world. 34 year old Quebecois manager Jamie Bahng-Olawale was inspirational on the sidelines, and his self-assured press conferences where he built his players up gathered national attention as Purellía started to climb up the table, and it will be interesting to see what next season brings for him. Will club management open up the coffers for some quality players to come in? Who would those quality players be? Maximos Jeong-Hui was spectacular in midfield with his passing and shooting, but the other midfielders were poor. Could use a new goalkeeper and could absolutely use a new strikeforce. Emiliano Albizu was good with his 17 goals, but fans will be wanting a more complete player who can bang them in with more frequency. I’m interested to see what the off-season holds, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high if I were a Purellía Vida fan, it will take a lot to convince quality to join your crew!

11(13/19/3). Sareña FC


Unfortunately for supporters, manager Victor Oquanquin wasn’t able to guide Sareña FC to another miraculous finish to the season. Whereas last year the club went 16th after the first 19 matchdays and 14th after 38 before ultimately finishing 3rd, this year they went 19th and 13th to now finish the season in 11th place. Their defense was just awful, flat out awful. 94 goals conceded was the most in the league by six goals and it came down to Victor’s system and the individuals themselves. Wladislaw Kirowić(ZRH) is a good goalkeeper, Gensen Palovian is a capable center back, but Tieran Masqarada is masquerading as a professional defender and is a fraud and needs to be treated as such. Alessandro Martinelli needs to be replaced, the right back routinely loses his mark and doesn’t contribute anything in attacking to make it worthwhile. Like I said, the formation is problematic too, the weird attempt at an asymmetric midfield with a right defensive mid, left center mid, then a central attacking mid at the top is just goofy, though Princeton Siddle(EFL) should be given credit for having a good season with six goals and fourteen assists. Let’s be clear here, Oquanquin has to go. Full stop. Get em gone and things might start to improve. Might certainly help to get some new defenders too. Which brings me to my last point, something positive that we can end on. Babou Charlemo was immense in the center forward position, 32 goals and 15 assists is an incredible return and something the fans must have been thrilled to see in action. Bad news is, it’s unlikely he sticks around for another season of the Sareña Show. Ah I said I’d end on a good note didn’t I? Hmm…Good news Sareña FC fans, the season’s over!

12(15/10/11). Mayflower FC


Coming in at 12th place, one behind my pre-season prediction for them is Mayflower FC. 22 wins, nine draws, and 26 losses isn’t exactly great stuff, while the 64 goals scored compared to 61 conceded is not a good ratio at all. In the end, it’s enough for 75 points, one behind 11th and 13 outside of the international qualification zone, it’s honestly not the worst platform to build on for next season even if fans might’ve been hoping to finish higher up the table. Gabriel Seong-Dai had a solid season, with the two-footed sharpshooter netting 27 goals on the season, single-footedly winning manager Hassan Al Jumaily(TIK) plenty of points over the course of the season. Johan van Maria Mata had a good season at right back but he’s starting to show his 32 years of age and I’m unsure of his status within the team moving forward. Lille Van der Linde was a sensation in centerback, with his commanding nature helping steady his backline and possibly earning a national team callup in the near future. Striker Louavin Cortez never got his feet sorted, only scoring 11 times this season, and if you’re a Mayflower supporter you’re probably hoping to see him shown the door during the transfer window. Last thing I want to touch on here, Mayflower FC’s run of form over the last 19 matches was pretty impressive, 25 goals scored, 18 conceded are fundamentally good stats so if the team can improve smartly over the window, I wouldn’t put it past them to knock on the international qualification door next season.

13(11/16/19). Küsbon Town


Despite ‘only’ being in 13th, you gotta say Küsbon Town has had one of the better seasons in the league this year. First off, praise must go to manager Xu Conchas for bringing his team up from as low as 16th at one point to finish far above their pre-season predicted finish in 19th and relegation. The team from East Cardenao did it on the back of a vastly improved defense, conceding 82 times this season compared to an astonishing 115 times last season. The two new centerbacks, 19 year old academy product Freddy Bertrand and $420k new man Mathias Vidal from La Escuela, formed a strong partnership and held things down, while hats must be taken off to goalkeeper Cyril Leno for his exceptional keeping (at times) that picked up enough points to take Küsbon 15 points clear of where they were predicted to finish. The 77 goals they scored was pretty nice too and there is only one thing to say here. Alberto Godwine is legit. The 30 goals he had last season was crazy enough, but the 24 year old has outdone himself with 39 this season. He’s got it all, the incredible speed, the effective dribbling, the bursting through the offsides trap like a bull, oh and the ability to pick his shooting target from anywhere 25 yards in. Welcome to the national team lad, it’s well deserved. Unless…unless he’s bolstered by being the only quality option a shit team has, therefore his numbers are inflated? That’s the question I’ve been hearing recently but I think we’ll get the answer next season as I’ve also been hearing plenty of transfer talk regarding Godwine and only top teams will be sufficient. I’m excited for Küsbon Town supporters, I think if the club makes some smart purchases this transfer window, then this 13th place finish could become the launchpad for a march up the table.

14(12/11/4). Alexandria United


It was an awful, awful season for Alexandria United, who at no point seemed remotely capable of reaching their pre-season predicted finish of 4th place. Indeed, they were 11th after 19 played, 12th after 38, and finished the season in 14th, 16 points behind the 4th place finisher. That is, might I say again, awful, and Gus Sollihan will be lucky to keep his position as the team’s manager next season because of it. Somehow his team got worse in both offense AND defense this season, scoring 50 and conceding 59 compared to 54 and 49 last season. New signing Sander Moritz of Nephara must be wondering what the hell he walked into and desperate to get out, imagine thinking you're signing for a team expecting 4th at the minimum and you ultimately end in 14th. I’d leave! Ramon Sanchez was invisible compared to last season, while the lauded connection between pinpoint crosser Claudio Torres and big strong striker Alexio Minkov never quite came to fruition. Gameplanning for next season will be tough. Do you give Gus Sollihan another go at it? Do you make sweeping player changes? Do nothing and hope it works out? No definitely not that last one, but either way it will be interesting to see what Alexandria United does in preparation for the new MegaPower League season.

15(14/9/9). AS Cartablanca


At one point, things must have looked halfway decent for AS Cartablanca supporters. 9th in the league after 19 matches with 28 points, then they only picked up 22 points over the next 19 to fall to 14th before the bottom fell out entirely and Cartablanca only managed 20 points over the final 19 matches. The defense completely caved in, conceding 35 times while they only managed to find the goal 20 times for a shocking -15 goal differential over the final third of the season. That’s just awful and I am honestly surprised to see it. Louis Toulalard, Jasopin, and Marco Landucci are three of the best tackling players in the league so I’m forced to imagine the issue came with how manager Moharuk Redondo set his team up to play in those final matchdays. Their light last season, Jesus Ramon Sanchez, didn’t burn quite as brightly this season. He played decently enough for sure and his 12 scored, eight assists are good, but there were more moments of mediocrity then there were moments of magic, fortunately Nepharan striker Lars Glaston was firing on all cylinders and pumped in 27 goals on the season. Meanwhile, right forward Simon DeFrancesco well and truly arrived this season, looking like a sort of Chevaugn Williams type player, just as tall though perhaps more physically gifted but not quite as technically proficient as the player from La Escuela is. I’m interested to see how DeFrancesco is utilized moving forward, you can’t help but feel if he were given a more prominent role that he might end up firing the team in a positive direction. Either way it seems some changes in personnel might be necessary at Casa Cartablanca if the club hopes to improve next season.

16(9/14/14). CF Rayuela


In 16th place we have a team that fell from grace in the 9th position after 38 matches, and it’s CF Rayuela! Yikes, that’s a rough drop and only finishing five points above relegation must have fans and players feeling thankful. So where did it go wrong for these yellow lads? Well for starters, they only one three of their last 19 matches while losing nine and drawing seven (7), that’s obviously not good, not good at all. 25 goals scored during that time is decent but the defense gave up 34 during that time period! The inverted wingbacks, Jaramo Parqezzi and Maikel Arelliano de Santiago, reverted back to their poor form during the first 19 matches and it ended up being the catalyst for the team crashing and burning. Blame must be assigned to manager Xabi Maricci as well, I mean surely at some point you see things aren’t working so you pull back to something more familiar or suiting of your player’s specific strengths, but hey what do I know, I only predicted them to finish in 14th instead of 16th so sorry for underestimating how shite of a season they would have! ……Excuse me, I got a little carried away there but anyhow it’s hard to see how things can improve for CF Rayuela. Maybe a new manager? Either way the defense has to be figured out and the strikeforce has gotta be changed up, main man Josef Alpertti Ikin only managed to get 19 goals which is fine over a 38 game season but not that great after 57 matches, especially when the team manages 73 in total. None of it was enough, better luck next year.


17(16/3/11). Sporting Club November City


What an abject failure of a season for Sporting Club November City, so much so that manager Jalen M’Strica has already been released from his duties and rightfully so! Sure, they were predicted to finish in 11th, so ultimately ending up in 17th might not seem that bad on the face, but after reaching 3rd after the first 19 matches, fans got a taste for more, and the general quality of the team meant a top half finish should be obtainable. Oh how wrong we all were as SCNC crashed to 16th after 38 matchdays before ultimately finishing in 17th, only four points clear of the relegation zone. I’m just amazed they were this shite, I mean Emilian Parodi is a great goalkeeper and he showed it this season, while Shandon Grandillon is a starting centerback for the national team for a reason, and the rest of the defense is, on paper, supposed to be decent! Vilar Abaroa didn’t have the best of seasons as the defensive midfielder was regularly overrun in midfield. The $150k signing of Stephen McGeever was wonderful business as the lad wowed the league with his sharp passing over all distances, while Jamal Mustafason was electric on the left wing with the ball seemingly glued to his feet as he worked his magic on the pitch. Striker Iacopo Fantacci of San Ortelio might be shown the door as Sporting Club November City go back to the drawing board as they look to put this season behind them and move on to bigger and better things. Now, will that actually happen? That much I don’t know, but what I do know is that the 55 goals scored were not enough, and the 54 goals conceded were…actually quite good, so good that they conceded the least goals of any team this season. So defensively great, offensively shit, and 17th is what you get. Let’s see what next season holds for ye!

18(18/18/15). Tasmador Wanderers


Entering the relegation zone, we have the Tasmador Wanderers in 18th place and 64 total points. This has been a long time coming for fans and players, so there was less shocked depression on the final matchday, more quiet acceptance that the writing on the wall was right once again. 18th after the first 19 matches, 18th after the next 19, and 18th again after the final 19 matchdays, it’s been clear this was the outcome ever since the season started. 70 total goals scored isn’t the worst, but it’s the defense where things fell apart, with the center not holding to the tune of 85 goals conceded. The sale of star centerback Jack Roles at the start of the season was unfortunately too much for the backline to compensate for, with 19 year old Jason Vergara easily one of the worst players, but you can’t really fault him; it’s hard to come into the MegaPower League as a teenager and succeed from the first day. I have hopes for him though as he did show flashes of defensive potential, but I am more frustrated with his centerback partners Salva Perez and Raul Gilardino, who have been playing the game for quite some time now and I would’ve loved to see these mid-upper 20s year old players step up, take some responsibility, and help ou Vergara. Oh well, what’s done is done. Weavaro Florenzi had a woeful season with only 15 goals compared to the 31 they had last season, and i would be shocked if he were still with the club in the new season as his attitude has been awful since day one, can’t have that sort of Negative Nelly around the club, only bad things will come of it! Well, I suppose bad things have already come as the Tasmador Wanderers head down a division. Good luck!

19(20/15/16). Catamulina Catarollas


I have to admit, I am sad to see the Catamulina Catarollas get relegated. I enjoy their name, their mango and teal uniforms, and just the way they play. Well, the way they play when they’re actually performing well. Unfortunately for myself and their supporters, that only came in the form of 14 victories over the season, with the team recording 17 draws and losing a depressing 26 matches. This is a ‘huge L’ for the club, but honestly it’s been fairly foreseeable, obviously from the way they’ve played this season, but also due to how they got absolutely gutted during the off-season. Two national team players, including your best overall player, and the man who scored 34 goals getting shipped out generally has a pretty negative impact and we saw that this season. Two players played very well, captain and defensive midfielder Paul Arano and leftback Michael Ciurria (TIK) showed their quality but it wasn’t enough, so they will be sure to have suitors in the transfer window. Honestly, yes getting relegated sucks but some time in the lower league might actually be good for the dancers from Catamulina, it’s a chance to get some deadwood cut, some salaries reduced, and the opportunity for young prospects to show what they’re made of. I think we’ll see the Catarollans back in the MegaPower League before too long, and I think they’ll be much better off for it. Or they could be caught fighting in the lower leagues for many seasons, who knows! That’s part of the joy of football, for football is life, but also football is death, but mostly, football is football!

20(19/17/13). Jucuacanos Silver Surfers


And finally, we have this season’s biggest losers, the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers. Indeed, there was no silver to be surfed, just shite as they come in 20th place and are being relegated to the as of yet unnamed second tier of Cardenaoan football. It’s not confirmed if their life-long player and captain, national team captain Diego Valenzeula will be returning for another season, but based on the way he was crying at the end of their 57th match, a 3-1 loss to Club Valentino, you have to wonder if the Silver Surfer himself might finally ask for a transfer away. At no point this season did the Silver Surfers look like even a halfway decent team, but over the last 19 matchdays they looked especially woeful. Four wins, four draws, nine losses, 18 goals for, 30 goals against, 16 points, just dreadful. The sale of Đạt Iqaluk over the offseason obviously hurt them, as they found his 34 goals impossible to replace. Gilson Martinez did his best up top but it became clear that he’s not entirely full of quality with only 17 goals over the course of the season. It’s hard to say what comes next for the Jucuacanos Silver Surfers, they have some intriguing youth prospects coming up (if they can hold on to them) and it will be interesting to see if upper management decides to blow things up and build for the future, or try to buy their way back to promotion. Exciting times?


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