# World 67 Champions League - Season 26 Topic

Based on the success of last season's tournament, I'm hoping to get everyone to participate again this season, and I hope this can become seasonal thing. The format will be the same as last season's, dependent on the number of teams interested, as before.

Format #1 - 2 or 4 teams (also elimination round of Format #3, and Format #2 if necessary)- Elimination bracket with two rounds, each team hosting one game of a two-game tie, with Aggregate scoring, and then Away goals as tiebreaker. Similar to the knockout rounds of the European Champions League. Since no penalty system exists in FC Dynasty currently, if the away scoring is a necessary tiebreaker, and that is tied as well, the next tiebreaker will be based on cards. The team with the least amount of cards will advance, with one red-card being the equivalent of three cards. If still tied after that, the tie will be replayed, that being both games, one at home for each team.

Format #2 - 3, 5, 6, or 7 teams - A simple league will be played with each team playing one game each home and away against each of the other teams. League sorting rules in the current system of FC Dynasty (points [obviously], then Goal Differential, then goals scored) will apply, with the exception of the coin toss being removed in favor of away goals, and the card tiebreaker from Format #1 applied after that. If still tied after that, the remaining teams will go to either Format #1 (if 2 teams are tied) or Format #2 again on a smaller scale (if 3 teams are tied, I can't imagine more being tied then that, but we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.)

Format #3 - 8 or more teams - Here's where we get into more of an actual Champions League type of tournament. Teams will be divided into groups (8 = 4&4, 9 = 4&5, 10 = 5&5, 11 = 5&6, 12 = 4&4&4, 13=4&4&5, etc.) Group sorting will be the same as described in Format #2. If we have a nice number of groups like two or four, the top two will advance to the knockout rounds described in Format #1. If we have a not so nice number of groups (3, 5, 6, etc.) the clubs which did not win their group will be placed in a new group, but will not play any games. It will be similar to the wildcards of the NFL and MLB, where the best teams that did not win their group, (same league sorting rules as Format #2.)

A note, I did not invite any of the first season teams.

In addition, all matches must be scheduled in a timely manner. Each team owner must please post when the have sent out all their challenges, and when they are accepted, and any problems that may arise from the scheduling. Failure to do say in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of those matches that are not scheduled as a result of your negligence, and possibly your team's disqualification  from this tournament as well. Thank you.

Invites must be accepted no later then one week from today at midnight (US Central) either via world/league chat in game, here on the forum, or site-mail to me, iamajedi1234. So if I get confirmation from you at 12:01 August 30th, 2012, sorry, too late.

Invited Teams (Confirmed in Bold [UTD = Up To Date])

Dallas Dragons - USA - 6th Place - iamajedi1234
The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay - IRL - *1st Place* - moldy311
Royal Pythons - IRL - 2nd Place - d77force14
The Spinkers - USA - 2nd Place - warsteiner
Chelsea FC USA - USA - *1st Place* - rtalley63
Greensboro Football Club - USA - 4th Place - ctf8407
AC Bari Football Club - ITA - *1st Place* - alebear
FC Diego Dynamos - USA - 17th place - captaindiego
Giulianova Atleticho - ITA - 3rd Place - mbalestra
ASU Venom - ITA - 3nd Place - pieo
Minnesota Torpedoes FC - USA - 3rd Place - rangerscott2
Irish Football Club - IRL - 3rd Place - flexbomb1169
Wolves - USA - 9th Place - thebeard
Milligan - USA - 5th Place - full8032
Covington Old Boys - USA - 7th Place - kygooner
FC Arizona Green Snakes - USA - 8th Place - Animal7
9/14/2012 10:42 PM (edited)
I am in!
8/23/2012 5:11 PM
Cool we're up to six teams already.
8/23/2012 10:38 PM
Seeds are determined by taking a team's final league position from the previous season and dividing it by the number of human teams in that league for the same season. Thus Chelsea FC USA is the highest seed as they finished 1st in the USA League which had 12 teams in it last season. With 13 teams participating in the Champions League this season we will have three groups, two with four teams and one with five, so there are three #1-#4 seeds, and one #5 seed.

Seeds:
Chelsea FC USA - 0.0833 - #1 Seed
The Spinkers - 0.166 - #1 Seed
Minnesota Torpedoes FC - 0.25 - #1 Seed
The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay - 0.33 - #2 Seed
AC Bari Football Club - 0.33 - #2 Seed
Greensboro Football Club - 0.33 - #2 Seed
Milligan - 0.4166 - #3 Seed
Dallas Dragons - 0.5 - #3 Seed
Royal Pythons - 0.66 - #3 Seed
ASU Venom - 0.66 - #4 Seed
Giulianova Atleticho - 1.00 - #4 Seed
Irish Football Club - 1.00 - #4 Seed
FC Diego Dynamos - 1.4166 - #5 Seed
8/31/2012 11:44 AM (edited)
So with 13 teams this year we're doing three groups, two of 4 and one of 5. The winner of each group will automatically advance, as will the second placed team with the best results. However since their is one additional team in Group C, and therefore two more games to be played for each team, the 2nd placed team of group C will not have it's final two games counted toward it's record for the second placed slot in the knockout rounds. Any questions, please ask. Each team must schedule one home and one away game against each of the other teams in its group.

 Group A Owner Team Seed # Points W D L GF GA Goal diff AG YC RC mouldy311 The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay 2 3 1 0 0 4 2 2 4 0 0 warsteiner The Spinkers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 d77force14 Royal Pythons 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 mbalestra Giulianova Atleticho 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0 0 0 Group B Owner Team Seed # Points W D L GF GA Goal diff AG YC RC iamajedi1234 Dallas Dragons 3 10 3 1 2 13 7 6 7 6 0 rtalley63 Chelsea FC USA 1 7 2 1 2 9 8 1 0 4 0 flexbomb1169 Irish Football Club 4 7 2 1 3 8 12 -4 3 7 0 alebear AC Bari Football Club 2 6 1 3 1 9 12 -3 6 12 0 Group C Owner Team Seed # Points W D L GF GA Goal diff AG YC RC rangerscott2 Minnesota Torpedoes FC 2 13 4 1 2 19 10 9 4 10 0 ctf8407 Greensboro Football Club 1 11 3 2 0 19 9 10 4 1 0 full8032 Milligan 3 8 2 2 0 13 7 6 13 7 1 pieo ASU Venom 4 2 0 2 2 5 11 -6 3 2 0 captaindiego FC Diego Dynamos 5 0 0 0 5 6 25 -19 3 9 1

Matches (bold are as to my knowledge yet to be scheduled):

Group A:

Spinkers @ Galway FC - 9/15
Spinkers @ Royal Pythons
Spinkers @ Giulianova Atleticho
Galway FC @ Spinkers
Galway FC @ Royal Pythons
Galway FC @ Giulianova Atleticho - 9/8 - 4:2
Royal Pythons @ Spinkers
Royal Pythons @ Galway FC
Royal Pythons @ Giulianova Atleticho
Giulianova Atleticho @ Spinkers - 9/7 - 1:5
Giulianova Atleticho @ Galway FC
Giulianova Atleticho @ Royal Pythons

Group B:

Chelsea @ AC Bari
Chelsea @ Dallas Dragons - 9/3 - 0:2
Chelsea @ Irish FC - 9/7 - 0:2
AC Bari @ Chelsea - 9/5 - 3:3
AC Bari @ Dallas Dragons - 9/4 - 1:1
AC Bari @ Irish FC - 9/6 - 2:1
Dallas Dragons @ Chelsea - 9/6 - 1:2
Dallas Dragons @ AC Bari - 9/7 - 5:1
Dallas Dragons @ Irish FC - 9/10 - 1:2
Irish FC @ Chelsea - 9/8 - 0:4
Irish FC @ AC Bari - 9/9 - 2:2
Irish FC @ Dallas Dragons - 9/5 - 1:3

Group C:

Minnesota FC @ Greensboro FC - 9/12 - 2:4
Minnesota FC @ Miligan
Minnesota FC @ ASU Venom - 9/11 - 3:0
Minnesota FC @ Dynamos - 9/12 - 2:1
Greensboro FC @ Minnesota FC - 9/8 - 2:2
Greensboro FC @ Milligan
Greensboro FC @ ASU Venom - 9/17
Greensboro FC @ Dynamos - 9/11 - 4:0
Milligan @ Minnesota FC - 9/9 - 2:1
Milligan @ Greensboro FC
Milligan @ ASU Venom - 9/7 - 2:2
Milligan @ Dynamos - 9/12 - 7:2
ASU Venom @ Minnesota FC - 9/10 - 0:3
ASU Venom @ Greensboro FC 9/13 - 3:3
ASU Venom @ Milligan - 9/13 - 2:2
ASU Venom @ Dynamos
Dynamos @ Minnesota FC - 9/14 - 1:6
Dynamos @ Greensboro FC - 9/11 - 2:6
Dynamos @ Milligan
Dynamos @ ASU Venom

9/14/2012 10:49 PM (edited)

 Player Goals Club Position Nationality Age Mcgrath McSorley 5 Chelsea FC USA F IRL 32 Gary Lundragon 5 Minnesota Torpedoes FC M IRL 32 Francesco Feronetti 4 Greensboro Football Club F ITA 35 Jawuan Sturgis 4 Greensboro Football Club F USA 37 Giacomo Bianchi 4 Minnesota Torpedoes FC F ITA 33 Jamor Kelly 3 AC Bari Football Club F USA 26 Enzo Vignaroli 3 AC Bari Football Club M ITA 28 Rocco Balleri 3 ASU Venom M ITA 35 Cromawn Ebrill 3 Dallas Dragons M IRL 26 Ferris Mernagh 3 Greensboro Football Club M IRL 32 Rogelio Paez 3 Greensboro Football Club D ARG 35 Roarty MacLoughlin 3 Milligan M IRL 25 Primo Fiorillo 2 Dallas Dragons F ITA 34 Materazzi De Vezze 2 Dallas Dragons M ITA 19 Davin McClire 2 Dallas Dragons D IRL 33 Danilo Ceballos 2 FC Diego Dynamos M ARG 19 Ucello Tagliani 2 FC Diego Dynamos F ITA 21 Devin Henneberry 2 Giulianova Atleticho F IRL 33 Fineen Nagle 2 Greensboro Football Club M IRL 35 Jason Callinan 2 Greensboro Football Club F IRL 38 Benjamin Kevin 2 Irish Football Club F IRL 26 Ernesto Meritano 2 Irish Football Club F ARG 26 Nuncio De Sanctis 2 Jersey Shore Spinkers M ITA 30 Toro Miranda 2 Milligan F ARG 30 Dantrell Norris 2 Milligan F USA 34 Waldon Schopp 2 Milligan F USA 29 Elias Franks 2 Minnesota Torpedoes FC D ARG 36 Jaime Valentin 2 Minnesota Torpedoes FC F ARG 33 Valerio Langella 1 AC Bari Football Club F ITA 31 Luca Pavarini 1 AC Bari Football Club F ITA 25 Jamie Ivors 1 AC Bari Football Club F IRL 24 Finbar Crummer 1 ASU Venom D IRL 32 Mullin MacKinnawe 1 ASU Venom D IRL 27 Nicolas Roig 1 ASU Venom M ARG 34 Roberto Pisanu 1 ASU Venom F ITA 38 Estevan Merello 1 Chelsea FC USA D ARG 26 Martin Meath 1 Chelsea FC USA D IRL 32 Gianluca Ghinassi 1 Chelsea FC USA D ITA 32 Richard Palencia 1 Dallas Dragons D USA 36 Randal Nesbitt 1 Dallas Dragons F IRL 40 Paco Villareal 1 Dallas Dragons D ARG 32 Galtero Padilla 1 FC Diego Dynamos F ARG 25 Keandre Upton 1 FC Diego Dynamos M USA 23 Gaetano Bellucci 1 Giulianova Atleticho M ITA 26 Aaronjames Sequeba 1 Greensboro Football Club D USA 32 Orion Harris 1 Irish Football Club M USA 23 Anadrea Gasparetto 1 Irish Football Club D ITA 23 Cass Hoban 1 Irish Football Club M IRL 27 Rannal McAuliff 1 Irish Football Club M IRL 27 Arsenio Pigazzi 1 Irish Football Club M ARG 26 Keenan MacKenna 1 Jersey Shore Spinkers F IRL 25 Josh Pierce 1 Jersey Shore Spinkers F USA 25 Dominik Regan 1 Jersey Shore Spinkers D USA 34 Eron Tapia 1 Milligan D ARG 31 Lino Bonazzoli 1 Milligan F ITA 33 Melloran Tighe 1 Milligan F IRL 22 Olindo Portanova 1 Milligan F ITA 31 Sabino Gonzales 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC F USA 33 David Moran 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC F IRL 31 Quinlisk Heaney 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC M IRL 28 Giacomo Palombo 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC M ITA 26 Manuelo Santiago 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC F ARG 35 Finney Barken 1 Minnesota Torpedoes FC M IRL 33 Marco Canales 1 The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay M ARG 26 Victorio Cornejo 1 The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay F ARG 29 Nixon Herbert 1 The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay F USA 30 Drew Nickell 1 The Independent Irish Football Club of Galway Bay D USA 31