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FM 15 - MLS Story

It's not NYCFC or Orlando City but it is a expansion team
Started on 29 January 2015 by GuiseleyFan00
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After reading LFC Jack (FMstory) and Neilhoskins77 (sigames forum) about their MLS stories i have decided to give my own shot at the possible MLS story.

I will be using the default roster that came with FM15 the only changes i made were taking out Orlando FC and putting in my own MLS expansion club. Which team is it well you will just have to continue to read to find out haha.

Just a bit of history of myself

Growing up in Hamilton, Ontario Canada I was a soccer fan SWMM scouting and Manager course I knew what it would take to run a successful franchise. After finding out that a possible soccer MLS franchise was coming to Canada I knew I had to get in for a interview for the Head Coachs job. It was announced that MLS decided not to go with Orlando but will go with a already made 24,000 field above the boarder in Hamilton, Ontario. With the new built Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton Ontario Canada the ownership jumped on the opportunity to get into the league. So I decided to take my management skills and apply them to a soccer team. So here I am sitting in my Hamilton apartment as i just finished my smww soccer scouting and manager course I have decided to give my dream job to become a Head coach of a soccer club. Whomever takes over the club has their work cut out for themselves as there is no players as they will have to bring in players before the league starts. As I look at the possible ideas to help build a successful club in Hamilton in the MLS, I decided to fax my resume to the ownership of Hamilton FC and after a few interviews as a canadate for the Head Coach position I got a few phone calls later to find out that out of all of the managers that they interviewed i was the best one for the job so now I have been named as the new Hamilton FC Team Coach.

Just so people know my selected nations are:

I have decided to with USA, Italy, Holland and England as far as selected nations, however when it comes to Database I have gone with Advanced and then selected North America, South America, Holland, Italy, and then Canada and USA . We have an approximate 34,000 player count.

We are going with England because of the July 2014 start date that way we have half a year to prep for MLS Expansion draft, Supplemental Draft, Re-entry draft, and Wavier Draft.

Our club will be built from our feeder club, our reserves and the players from our expansion draft, wavier draft, supplemental draft and re-entry draft. We will not be able to acquire any picks or international slots until MLS season 2, our season 1 that way our club will be built through the draft.

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July 2014


In what may have been as a surprise appointment, the Hamilton FC board has named a virtually unknown Canadian Coach as their new boss. Rick Stevens who turns 28 next birthday was introduced to fans and journalists alike at the Tim Hortons Field this morning.

I was given a 1 yr deal until December 2015 worth $5,000 p/w

Our club is setup to have a Hamilton FC (Main squad), Hamilton Reserves (Reserve squad who aren’t ready for our main squad) and our Academy (Feeder Team)

Information about our club:

Professional Status: Professional
Reputation: National
Chairman Status: -
Finances: Okay
Estimated Value: $87M
Stadium: Tim Horton’s Field
Stadium Capacity: 24000 (22,500 seated with 1500 as standing)
Training Facilities: Impressive Training Facilities
Youth Facilities: Good Youth facilities
Region: North America
Continental Competition: -
Rivals: Toronto FC (100 all Hamilton/Toronto sports teams have a huge rival), Montreal Impact (65)

My Managerial Styles will be set as Suggested badges based on Hamilton FC:

Attacking: 6
Defending: 2
Fitness – 6
Goalkeepers: 2
Tactical Coaching: 2
Technique Coaching: 2
Mental Coaching: 2
Working with Youngsters: 12
Adaptability: 1
Determination: 2
Player Knowledge: 9
Youngster Knownledge: 15
Level of Discipline: 2
Man Management: 5
Motivating: 5

As far as our staff goes I have decided to use the Orlando SC staff

Owner:
President – Phil Rawlins
Director: Brett Lashbrook
Manager: Myself

So we will be looking for a Director of Football, Head of Youth, Reserves Manager, Assistant Manager, 3 other Hamilton FC staff and 3 scouts

Our Tactic that we will be going with is a 4-2-3-1 formation

Our main expansion club will be playing in MLS, our Reserve squad will be playing in American Third Division aka USL Pro and our Academy (Feeder Team) will be playing in ADL

Basically the rules that I will be using for this story is that I will be going with it until 2028-2029 hopefully.. The only players I can bring in are players through my Feeder Club or clubs if I get anymore as also the drafts no other players we can bring in through trades or free transfers or anything so it keeps it kind of challenging

July 8th

Just a recap so far what has happen this season as far as trades and where teams are in the season so far. There has been no trades so far this season however Philadelphia is leading the East with 12 wins 2 draws and 4 loses in 12 games for 22 goals for and 9 goals against for 38 pts. In 2nd place of the East is New York Red Bulls with 30 pts with a 9-3-5 record 26 GF 17 GA, followed by Toronto FC with a 8-3-3 record. Outside of a wild card spot in the east is DC United with 19 pts as 5th place montreal has 20 pts. Behind DC United is Columbus with 18 pts, Chicago with 17, KC with 15 and New England with 14.

In the West Conference so far it’s Portland leading the way with a 9-7-2 record 33 GF 15 GA for 34 pts. In second place in San Jose with a 7-6-2 record with 27 pts, Los Angeles 24, Seattle 24 and Real Salt Lake with 22 rounds out the top 5 in the west. Outside of the Wild Card is Colorado in 6th place with 21 pts, FC Dallas with 20 pts, Vancouver with 15 pts and Chivas USA with 14 pts.

July 9th

We have hired 41 yr old American Diego Gutierrez as a member of our scouting staff, we have also added 45 yr old coach Tony Meola as our new goalie coach for 1,100 per week until September 31st 2018

There were 3 trades today:

Trade #1 – Portland traded their 2nd in 2016 superdraft to D.C. United for International Slot 2 years

Trade #2 – Portland traded their 2nd in 2017 superdraft to Columbus for International Slot – 2 yrs

Trade #3 – NYCFC trades 80k in allocation money to Chicago for Alex and Hunter Jumper

July 10th

Our board has hired Paul Robson as our new head of youth development coach as he will be with us until September 31st 2015 at 1,000 per week.

We have hired Rick Guter a 49 yr old USA physio who was with previously the New York Red bulls before getting released.

A few trades went down today:

Trade #1 – NYCFC traded their 2015 Supplemental 1st round pick and 300K allocation money to Philadelphia for Antoine Hoppenot and Ray Gaddis

Trade #2 – NYCFC traded their 4th round in 2015 supplemental draft to New England for Dmitry Imbongo and Bobby Shuttleworth

Trade #3 – NYCFC traded future considerations to Chicago Fire for Matt Watson

July 11th

More trades were announced:

Trade #1 – NYCFC traded future considerations to Chivas USA for Ryan Finleu

Trade #2 – FC Dallas traded their 3rd round pick in the 2015 Supplemental draft and 300k allocation money to D.C. United for 2 yrs worth of International Slot

Trade #3 – NYCFC traded future considerations to Toronto FC for Ashtone Morgan

July 13th

Two trades were made today:

Trade #1 – NYCFC traded futures to New England for Andy Dorman

Trade #2 – NYCFC traded futures to Colorado for John Berner

July 15th

Chivas USA’s Bobby Burling was named MLS Player of the Week

Montreal Impact paid the price for a international slot for 2 yrs to Toronto FC as they sent their 2015 1st, 2016 2nd and 2016 3rd all 3 picks in the Supplemental draft to Toronto FC for that International Slot for 2 yrs.

July 20th

D.C. United has traded Real Salt Lake’s 2015 2nd round in the Supplemental draft and 300k in allocation money to Columbus for International Slot for 2 yrs.

D.C. United traded their 2015 3rd round in the Supplmental pick and 300 of allocation money to New England for 2 yrs of International Slot.

July 22nd

Chicago Fire’s Robert Earnshaw has been named the MLS Player of the week

Montreal Impact has traded their 2nd round of the 2016 superdraft to Toronto FC for 2 yrs of International Slot. Montreal also sent their 2017 superdraft 2nd round pick to KC for 2 yrs of International slot

July 28th

D.C. United traded their 1st round in 2015 Supplemental and 2nd round in 2016 Supplemental drafts to KC for Eric Kronberg.

July 29th

LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan was named MLS Player of the Week
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August/September 2014


August 1st

LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane was named the MLS Player of the month for July.

FC Dallas traded their 2nd round pick in 2016 superdraft to New England for International Slot for 2 yrs

Chivas USA has sent 230k of allocation money to San Jose for 1 yr of International Slot.

August 5th

Houston’s Will Bruin was named MLS Player of the Week

San Jose sent their 2nd in 2015 super draft and their 1st round pick in the 2015 Supplemental draft to Toronto FC for Joseph Bendik and 2 yrs of International Slot.

August 9th

Chivas USA has sent 230k in allocation money to Vancouver for 1 yr of International Slot. They have also sent another 230k in allocation money to Montreal Impact for 1 yr of International slot.

August 16th

NYCFC sent futures to Real Salt Lake for Olmes Garcia

August 18th

We have named 31 yr old coach Keith Anderson as our new Reserve Manager. He will be with our organization until December 31st 2016 at 1,000 per week

August 19th

Montreal Impact’s Marco Di Vaio was named the MLS Player of the Week

August 20th

We have named Eramso Solorzano from Mexico who is a 29 yr old coach to our coaching staff. We have also named Armando Begines who is a 31 yr old coach from Mexico as our new Assistant Manager. Solorzano deal was worth 600 per week until December 31st 2016 and Begines was worth 2,100 until December 31st 2017

August 22nd

NYCFC traded futures to Colorado for Gale Agbossoumonde

August 25th

NYCFC traded futures to San Jose for Brandon Barklage

August 26th

Toronto FC’s Dominic Oduro was named MLS Player of the Week

September 1st

Toronto FC’s Gilberto was named Player of the Month for August

We have named another scout Jeff Cunningham to our scouting staff

September 9th

Montreal’s Marco Di Vaio was named MLS Player of the Week

September 15th

New England send their 2nd in the 2015 superdraft and MLS 2017 supplemental draft 2nd round to Houston for Corey Ashe

September 16th

KC’s Claudio Bieler named as the MLS Player of the Week

September 17th

Vancouver Whitecaps traded 230k in allocation money to Montreal for 1 yr of International slot, Vancouver then sent 230k of allocation money as they get 1 yr old international slot from Real Salt Lake

September 23rd

LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane was named MLS Player of the week

With New York Red Bulls having 53 pts and is in 1st place with 5th place only having 36 pts in the East which is New England, the Red Bulls have secured themselves a playoff spot.

In the East currently with 28 or 29 games played, New York has a record of 15-8-6 for 37 GF 23 GA 53pts, 2nd place currently is Philadelphia in 29 games has a record of 15-5-9 for 35 GF 23 GA 50 Pts, 3rd place is Toronto FC in 28 games has 15-4-9 55 GF 36 GA for 49 pts.

In the 2 wild card spots is Houston in 28 games has a record of 12-8-8 39 GF 32 GA for 44 pts. In 5th is New England with 10-6-13 25 GF 42 GA 36pts in 29 games.

Outside of the playoffs in the East is Chicago Fire in 28 games has a record of 8-9-11 40 GF 40 GA in a 3 way tie with Columbus (8-9-12 29 GF 39 GA 33pts), KC (7-12-10 26 GF 36 GA 33pts) as Chicago has the tie breaker with 1 less game played.

Rounding out the 10 teams in the east is Montreal who is 9th with a 8-7-14 record 36 GF 46 GA for 31 pts and D.C United last place in the East with a record of 7-7-15 31 GF 46 GA 28pts.

In the West Currently, LA Galaxy has a record of 15-6-8 48 GF 34 GA for 51pts in 1st place, 2nd place is San Jose with a record of 13-10-5 46 GF 34 GA 49pts in 28 pts, Real Salt Lake 12-7-10 34 GF 27 GA for 43pts in 3rd place with 29 games. In the 2 wild card spots currently is Colorado (29gp 11-9-9 35 GF 32 GA 42pts) & Portland (10-12-7 49 GF 40 GA 42pts in 29 gp).

Outside of the playoffs looking in, Seattle is 6th place (10-8-10 in 28gp 36 GF 37 GA 38pts), 7th place Vancouver (9-9-11 33 GF 38 GA 36 Pts), Chivas USA is 8th with (5-11-13 38 GF 51 GA 26pts) and last place is FC Dallas with a record of (4-11-14 in 29 games 22 GF 38 GA 23pts)

September 27th

Philadelphia has guaranteed themselves a playoff spot

September 30th

Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti was named the MLS Player of the week.
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October/November 2014


October 1st

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco was named the MLS Player of the Month for September.

October 4th

Toronto FC has secured a playoff spot as Houston is 4 pts behind them with 5 games left

October 5th

San Jose has secured a playoff spot in the West.

October 7th

Columbus Crew’s Elias was named the MLS Player of the Week

October 12th

We have decided that our pre-season will begin on January 19th as the Supplemental draft takes place on around January 15th.

October 14th

Montreal Impact’s Heath Pearce was named the MLS Player of the week

October 16th

Houston has secured a playoff spot, with that being said in the East we have 1 wild card spot left as New England currently holds it with 40 pts as Chicago is right behind them with 39 pts however Chicago has played 1 less game as NE has 33gp and Chicago has 32.

In the West Only LA and San Jose have only qualified for the playoffs so far as Colorado has 49 pts in 3rd and Portland has 46 pts in 4th place and then Real Salt Lake has 44 pts and Seattle and Vancouver each have 43 pts. All west teams have played 32 games each

October 17th

Philadelphia Union have named Victor Manuel Vucetich as their new club Manager. He previously served as the Mexico Manager from September 12th 2013 to October 17th 2013. Before that he served as Monterrey Manager from January 8th in 2009 until August 25th in 2013.

October 21st

Montreal’s Marco Di Vaio won the MLS Player of the Week

October 25th

Chicago Fire has secured the final Wild card spot in the East as they won their last 3 games to finish the season with 45 pts and New England will have 40 pts going into their last regular season game and will miss the playoffs.

Later on in the day Portland and Real Salt Lake secure the Wild Card spots in the West.

Final Player Stats:

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Final League Standings:

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October 27th

Let the unemployment begin as 4 Managers got sacked today

Columbus Crew have fired their Manager Gregg Berhalter

FC Dallas have fired their Manager Oscar Pareja

D.C. United have fired their Manager Ben Olsen

Seattle have fired their Manager Sigi Schmid

October 28th

Chicago’s Mike Magee was named as MLS Player of the week

October 29th

Real Salt Lake are through to the MLS Semi Finals after a 2-1 win after extra time over Portland

October 30th

Chicago is off to the MLS East Semi Finals with a 2-1 win over Houston

November 1st

Chicago’s Florent Sinama-Pongolle was named as the Player of the Month for October. He had 5 goals in 6 appearances.

Today will see the first leg of the semi finals as Chicago is up against Philadelphia in the other first leg of the semi finals it’s Toronto FC up against New York Red Bulls

Chicago and Philadelphia battled to a 0-0 draw as Toronto FC beat Red bulls by a score of 4-2

November 2nd

Real Salt Lake won 2-0 over Los Angeles as Colorado beat San Jose by a score of 3-1 in the West 1st leg Semi Finals

November 4th

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco was named MLS Player of the Week.

November 6th

FC Dallas have hired FC Edmonton’s Colin Miller as their new Manager as FC Edmonton was given 110k in compensation

November 8th

Chicago are through to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-0 win over Philadelphia. Toronto beat New York again by a score of 4-2 and will meet Chicago Fire in the next round.

Columbus Crew have named Marc Dos Santos from Ottawa Fury as Ottawa now begins their search for a new Manager and was given 90k compensation

November 9th

Real Salt Lake win 3-1 over LA Galaxy and will move onto the West Conference Final, Colorado move onto the Conference Final against Real salt Lake as Colorado won 3-2 aggregate win over San Jose.

November 11th

Chicago’s Mike Magee was named MLS Player of the week

November 12th

Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley was named the USA Player of the Year

D.C. United have hired Colin Clarke from Carolina Railhawks as their new Manager. D.C. United has given them 14k in compensation.

November 13th

Seattle Sounders have hired Ryan Nelsen as their new Manager.

November 13th

Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco named as the MLS Newcomer of the Year. In this years MLS season Giovinco had 22 goals in 36 season games with an average rating of 7.42 rating

November 22nd

Chicago Fire beat Toronto FC by a score of 2-1 in the first leg of the East Final

November 23rd

Colorado beat Real Salt Lake by a score of 3-1

November 25th

Colorado’s Zat Knight was named the MLS Player of the week

November 29th

Chicago is off to the MLS Finals with a 4-1 win over Toronto FC

November 30th

Colorado beat Real Salt Lake by a score of 4-2 to meet Chicago Fire in the MLS Finals

With the loss to Chicago Fire in the East Finals the Toronto FC have sacked their Manager Greg Vanney
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December 2014


December 1st

We have a very busy month coming up as the MLS league is having the 2014 MLS Expansion draft of which NYCFC and us will be drafting our first 10 players. After that we will be having a re-entry draft with the 1st half on the 12th of December and the 2nd half on the 19th of December. Also on the 8th of December is the Wavier Draft

December 7th

Chicago has won the MLS Championship beating Colorado by a score of 1-0

December 8th

The MLS season end Award winners:

Xbox 360 Individual Fair Play Award (The player with the least amount of Yellow and Red Cards): Sebastian Jamie (Real Salt Lake/Winner); Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC/2nd Place); Ned Grabavoy (Real Salt Lake/3rd Place)

Xbox 360 Team Fair Play Award (The Team with least amount of Yellow and Red Cards): Houston Dynamo were the winners and other mentions goes to D.C. United and Philadelphia

Volkswagen MVP (League MVP): Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) scoring 22 goals in 30 games with an AvR of 7.50. Other mentions go to Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley

Humanitarian of the Year (Known for their on the field and in the community work): Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), other mentions go to Brad Davis from Houston and Chicago’s Logan Pause

MLS Golden Boot Award (MLS Top Striker): Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) scoring 22 goals; other mentions go to Sebastian Giovinco from Toronto and Marco Di Vaio from Montreal Impact

MLS Rookie of the Year (Top Rookie): Chivas USA’s Thomas McNamara who scored 3 goals in 19 games with an AvR of 6.72, other mentions go to Colorado’s Marion Hairston and Vancouver’s Ethen Sampson

MLS Goalie of the Year Award (Top Goalkeeper): Philadelphia’s Rais M’Bolhi had a solid year with an AvR of 7.08 in 29 games; other mentions go to Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake and Jamie Penedo of LA Galaxy

VISA Defender of the Year (Top Defender): D.C. United’s Samuel Inkoom who had 5 goals in 30 games with a AvR of 7.09; other mentions go to San Jose’s Clarence Goodson and KC’s Matt Besler

MLS Top Referee Award (Really lol): Mark Geiger officiated 25 games and gave out 57 yellow cards and 3 red cards; other mentions go to Jose Carlos Rivero and Edvin Jurisevic

MLS Coach of the Year (Top Coach): Chicago’s Frank Yallop was named top coach followed by Pabio Mastroeni of Colorado and San Jose’s Mark Watson

Today begins the start of the Domestic transfer window and the Loan Transfer window also the MLS December Wavier Draft

Because we are officially in the league until the 10th of December due to the expansion team we will not be able to participate in todays wavier draft

December 10th

Today is the MLS expansion draft. The draft will consist of 10 rounds with 165 players available to be selected. Each non expansion team can lose up to two players from their non protected roster. This means that once two selections from the same team are made, all remaining non protected players from that team’s roster will be protectedand therefore unavailable to the Expansion teams.

If a team passes, it may no longer participate in the rest of the draft

Hamilton FC has the 1st overall pick in today’s draft

Expansion Draft Results

1st overall pick Hamilton FC selects Eriq Zavaleta – D(C) / ST (C) from Seattle

2nd overall pick NYCFC selects 23 yr old centre back Steve Birnbaum from D.C. United

3rd overall pick Hamilton FC selects GK Donovan Ricketts from Portland

4th overall pick NYCFC selects 24 yr old striker Chandler Hoffman from LA Galaxy

5th overall pick Hamilton FC selects 31 yr old DM/M Paulo Nagmura from Sporting KC

6th overall pick NYCFC selects 26 yr old goalkeeper Joe Willis from Real Salt Lake

7th overall pick Hamilton FC selects Seth Sinovic 27 yr old full back from Sporting KC

8th overall pick NYCFC selects Luis Silva 26 yr old midfielder from D.C United

9th overall pick Hamilton FC selects 27 yr old full back Zach Lloyd from FC Dallas

10th overall pick NYCFC selects 28 yr old DM Adam Moffat from FC Dallas

11th overall pick Hamilton FC selects 31 yr old M/AM Marvin Chavez from Chivas USA

12th overall pick NYCFC selects 22 yr old centre-back nick Hagglund from Toronto FC

13th overall pick Hamilton FC select 30 yr old centre-back Hassoun Camara from Montreal Impact

14th overall pick NYCFC select 21 yr old midfielder Luis Gil from Real Salt Lake

15th overall pick Hamilton FC selects Jorge Villafana who is a 25 yr old M/AM from Portland

16th overall pick NYCFC selects 23 yr old full back Chris Duvall from New York Red Bulls

17th overall pick Hamilton FC selected 24 yr old M/AM Kyle Bekker from Toronto FC

18th overall pick NYCFC selects 22 yr old DM J.J. Koval from San Jose

19th overall and final pick Hamilton FC selects 20 yr old centreback/defensive midfielder and midfielder Bryce Alderson from Vancouver

20th overall pick NYCFC selects 33 yr old goalkeeper Troy Perkins from Montreal Impact

Hamilton FC Expansion Review:

1st round (1st overall) – D (C) / ST (C) Eriq Zavaleta

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2nd round (3rd overall) – GK Donovan Ricketts

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3rd round (5th overall) – DM / M (C) – Paulo Nagamura

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4th round (7th overall) – D (L) Seth Sinovic

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5th round (9th overall) – D (RL) Zach Lloyd

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6th round (11th overall) – M / AM (RL) Marvin Chavez

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7th round (13th overall) – D (RC) Hassoun Camara

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8th round (15th overall) – M (L) / D / AM (L) Jorge Villafana

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9th round (17th overall) – M/AM Kyle Bekker

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10th round (19th overall) – D (C) / DM / M (C) Bryce Alderson

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Here is the staff members for our club for the upcoming season:

Manager: Myself

Reserves Manager: Armando Begines

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Coach: Eramso Solorzano

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Goalie Coach: Tony Meola

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Head of Youth Development: Paul Robson

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Physio: Rick Guter

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Scout: Diego Gutierrez

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Scout: Jeff Cunningham

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With the 10 selections from the expansion draft we have used up 4 of our possible 10 international slots for the upcoming season.

December 12th

Today is the stage 1 of the re-entry draft as since we are the expansion team we are not able to take part in the draft.

Trade – Real Salt Lake has traded their 2016 1st, 2nd and 300k of allocation money to Los Angeles Galaxy for Robbie Rogers

Trade #2 – Vancouver sent their 1st pick in the MLS 2015 superdraft 10th overall pick and 300k allocation money to Chicago for Harry Shipp

Trade #3 – FC Dallas has sent 3rd pick in the 2015 supplemental draft 2nd round and 1 yr of international slot to New York Red Bulls for Armando

December 13th

Columbus trades their 2015 1st 6th overall, the 6th pick in the 2nd round both superdraft picks and Seattle’s 11th pick in the 1st round of the supplemental draft and 300k of allocation money to New York Red Bulls for Eric Alexander

Colorado trades their pick 20th pick in the 1st round of the supplemental draft to LA for Marcelo Sarvas

December 14th

Vancouver trades their 1st round and 2nd round picks in 2016 super draft and 240k of allocation money to Sporting Kansas City for Soony Saad

FC Dallas has sent 3rd overall in the 2015 MLS supplemental draft and their 2016 3rd round pick in supplemental draft to Portland for Norberto Paparatto

December 15th

LA Galaxy sent the 17th overall pick MLS superdraft picks in round 1 and 2 and 300k in allocation money to Dallas FC for Hendry Thomas

Colorado sent their 2nd round pick in 2016 supplemental draft and 3rds in 2017 supplemental draft to FC Dallas for Michel Garbini

December 17th

Toronto FC has announced Tim Hankinson as their new Manager. He previously served as the Manager of San Antonio Scorpions from September 13th 2011 to August 28th 2013

December 18th

We have announced that we have made a profit of $600k for the last financial year, a staggering 36 percent of their turnover. The profits were boosted by impressive season ticket sales, which ranked in a total of $1.5M last year. Hamilton FC reported total turnover for the period was 1.6M.

December 19th

Today is the MLS stage 2 of the re-entry draft of which we will not be taking part in

Trade #1 – Columbus sends 140k of allocation money to LA for Rob Friend

Trade #2 – D.C United sent 5th overall in round 1, 2nd round pick in 2016 and Vancouver’s 1st round pick of Supplemental draft to FC Dallas for Matt Hedges

December 20th

The new MLS season schedule will be announced on December 27th with the regular season rumored to be beginning on February 28th

Trade – FC Dallas trade their 2016 superdraft 1st round pick and 300k in allocation money to Toronto FC for Justin Morrow

December 21st

It was announced that we have the 2nd overall pick in each round of the Super draft and the 2nd overall pick in each round of the supplemental draft

Trade #1 – Montreal has sent 1 yr of International slot and 170k in allocation money to Seattle for Stefan Frei

Trade #2 – Columbus sent their 1st round pick in 2016 superdraft, 2nd round pick in 2016 super draft and 300k in allocation money to Real Salt Lake for Joao Plata

Trade #3 – Real Salt Lake sent their 2017 1st round pick in superdraft and supplemental picks to FC Dallas for Victor Ulloa

December 22nd

Trade #1 – Chicago trades their 1st round pick in 2016 super draft and their 1st in 2016 supplemental draft and 300k allocation money to Colorado for Gabriel Torres

Trade #2 – New England have sent their 1st in 2016 superdraft and supplemental draft and 300k allocation money to Houston for Tally Hall

December 23rd

Trade #1 – Columbus trades their 1st in 2017 superdraft to New England for Kevin Alston

Trade #2 – Seattle trades their 1st 2016 superdraft pick to FC Dallas for Chris Seitz

December 24th

MLS Trades on xmas eve

Trade #1 – Montreal Impact sent their 2017 super draft 1st round pick and 300k in allocation money to FC Dallas for Raul Fernandez

Trade #2 – Chicago sent their 2017 1st supplemental pick and their 2nd in 2016 to Red bulls for International slot for 2 yrs

December 25th

We have triggered the automatically 1 yr contract extention with M/AM 31 yr old Marvin Chavez for 2.2k for 1 season, and we have also resigned 30 yr old full back from france Hassoun Camara to a 1 yr extension worth 3.3k

Trades on Xmas day:

Trade #1 – Real Salt Lake sent their 2017 3rd round in supplemental, 4th in 2015 supplemental draft to Philadephia for Conor Casey

Trade #2 – Seattle sent Chicago’s 21st pick in the MLS 2015 supplemental draft 1st round to Houston for Tyler Deric

December 26th

Paulo Nagamura and Seth Sinovic did not like our offers so their agents have decided to not renew with us as they will become free transfers on the 31st of December.

League Trades:

Trade #1 – Real Salt Lake sent their 2016 supplemental 2nd rounder to Columbus for Agustin Viana

December 27th

Chivas USA board have announc3d that the club will suspend operations immediate effect. Chivas USA will therefore no longer compete in MLS and all players and staff contracts to the club will be released.

Hamilton FC will kick off the 2015 MLS season at home to FC Dallas on March 8th. Hamilton FC’s first away game is scheduled for March 11th against US Cup Semi Finalists LA Galaxy.

Our first home game against our Arch Rivals Toronto FC is scheduled for May 16th before we head to Toronto for a game at BMO field on September 26th.

Hamilton FC’s last game of the season is scheduled for October 24th against Columbus Crew

League Trades:

Vancouver sent D.C. United’s 5th pick in the 2014 superdraft and 1 yr of International slot to LA for Leonardo and 75k in allocation money

Montreal sent their 2015 1st round in super draft to Houston for Jermaine Taylor

Montreal has sent their 8th pick in the 2014 super draft 1st round to Portland along with 300k in allocation money for Michael Harrington

December 28th

We have added Jorge Candia as our 3rd scout and the board added a director of Football by the name of Eric Wynalda. Jorge Candia is from Mexico, while Ertic is from USA

Jorge Candia

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Eric Wynalda

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Jorge Candia first task as a member of our scouting staff is to go off and scout for the MLS Combine for the upcoming MLS Super draft

D.C United sent their 1st round pick and 2nd round picks in 2015 superdraft and 300k allocation money to New England for Lee Nguyen

December 29th

Houston sent their 1st, 2nd round picks in 2015 super draft to Columbus along with 300k in allocation money for Steve Clark and Ethan Finlay

December 30th

Houston sent the 12th pick their 2nd round pick in the 2014 super draft along with their second round pick in the supplemental draft to Seattle for Lamar Neagle

December 31st

Hertha Berlin’s John Brooks has won the USA Young Player of the year award

Seth Sinovic and Paulo Nagamura both contracts have expired as they were not willing to deal a new reasonable contract so they have left as free transfers

FC Dallas sent 300k in allocation money to LA Galaxay for 2 yrs of international slot

Houston sent their 2nd round pick in 2016 superdraft to Portland for Ben Zemanski
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January 2015


January 1st

The Group stages were announced today as (in brackets is what they are ranked in the world):

USA U20 (21st), Barbados U20 (160th), Cuba U20 (112th), Guatemala U20 (118th), Honduras U20 (53rd) and Mexico U20 (23rd) were in 1 Group

In the other group it was Canada U20 (117th), Costa Rica U20 (25th), El Salvador U20 (106th), Haiti U20 (98th), Jamaica U20 (84th) and Trinidad & Tobago U20 (94th)

The North America U20 Championship is hosted by Jamaica and the Holders are Mexico

We have two big dates coming up on the 8th of January is the 2014 MLS Superdraft and on the 15th is the MLS Supplemental draft

We have announced that we have a 2 year sponsorship deal is estimated to be worth at 1.6M per annum.

F.C. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won the World Golden Ball award. Messi had 11 goals in 18 games with a AvR of 8.03, in 2nd place was Yaya Toure of Man City and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale who were the top 3 voted players.

The board has gone on to say that they are satisfied with my job so far. A major contributing factor has been the atmosphere in and around the dressing room. They are disappointed with the departure of Seth Sinovic but the money we had to offer him he wasn’t willing to go with so we had to let him go.

The club made a profit of 1.26M last month. The financial outlook for the club is looking relativiely stable for the foreseeable future. Merchandise income for the month amounted to 8.13k with a total of 116 shirts being sold.

January 3rd

Our scouts head down to the Combine today as they prepare to make myself, my assistant manager and the scouts as list of possible players to take in the Superdraft.

January 5th

One of the prospects we were pushing for took a big hit in the combine today as we could maybe try to acquire another pick to maybe select them.

January 8th

Today is the 2015 Super Draft (I will post the top 10 picks):

1st overall pick NYCFC selects: 21 yr old from South Africa AM (L) / ST (C) Lawrence Mofokeng
2014 Season: 19gp 12 Gls 1 Asts 2 PoM 7.29 AvR (SW Florida Adrenaline) Southeast Division

2nd overall pick Hamilton FC selects 21 yr old from Norway AM (C) Robert Heggestad
2014 Season: 18gp 8 Gls 5 Asts 2 PoM 7.16 AvR (Baltimore Bohemians) Mid Atlantic Division

3rd overall pick Colorado Rapids selects 19 yr old American AM (RC) Juan Ignacio Ruiz
2014 Season: 19gp 3 Gls 8 Asts 2 PoM 7.29 AvR (from US Develoopment Academy) Lower Leagues

4th overall pick FC Dallas select 20 yr old Midfielder (RL) Lee Llave
2014 Season: 19gp 1 Gls 8 Asts 5 PoM 7.40 AvR – Washington Crossfire (Northwest Division)

5th overall pick New York Red Bulls select 22 yr old Centreback Robson Carlos
2014 Season: 12gp 0 Gls 4 Asts 7 PoM 7.84 AvR – NJ-LUSO (Mid Atlantic Division)

6th overall pick Sporting Kansas City selects 20 yr old centre-back Hector Mejia
2014 Season:9 gp 0 Gls 0 Asts 0 PoM 6.59 AvR – Long Island Rough Riders (Mid Atlantic Division)

7th overall Portland selects 22 yr old Striker Nick Arce
2014 season: 17gp 8 Gls 2 Asts 1 PoM 6.84 AvR – Fresno Fuego (Southwest Division)

8th overall pick Sporting Kansas City selects 20 yr old Striker Bruno Moreira
2014 Season: 17gp 5 Gls 3 Asts 0 PoM 6.66 AvR – Des Moines Menace (Hertland Division)

9th overall pick Chicago selects 21 yr old Midfielder Michael Hull
2014 Season: 19gp 2 Gls 2 Asts 0 PoM 6.45 AvR – Ventura County Fusion (Southwest Division

10th overall pick New England selects 21 yr old centreback Terry Latham
2014 Season: 16gp 0 Gls 1 Asts 1 PoM 7.31 AvR – Ocala Stampede (Southeast Division)

2nd round pick 22nd overall Hamilton FC selects AM (RC) Terrance Johnson
2014 Season: 13gp 2 Gls 5 Asts 4 PoM 7.56 – San Jose under 23

The Harrison (NJ) Soccer post published the grades for the response for the Annual Superdraft for MLS

B: New York
B-: Seattle, Houston, Chicago, San Jose, Hamilton FC, NYCFC, Montreal Impact, D. C United, New England, Los Angeles, FC Dallas
C+: Philadelphia, Vancouver, Columbus, Colorado
C: Portland, Toronto FC, Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City

Hamilton FC Super Draft 2015 Review:

1st Round (2nd overall) – AM (C) / ST (C) – Robert Heggestad

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2nd round (22nd overall) – AM (C) / AM (R), M (C) – Terrance Johnson

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January 11th

We were told from our board that we could sign 1 Reserve Assistant Manager, 6 more staff members as well as other Reserve staff and 5 more scouts

January 12th

We have named a new staff member to our club in 31 yr old American Scout Joe Zewe. He will be making 1,200 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have also signed Martin Zunlga who is a 44 yr old scout from Mexico, the deal is worth 1,000 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have added Pat McMahon who is a 32 yr old American Manager of which we have signed him to a 2,100 until December 31st as a main squad coach

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We continue to add a few staff members as we signed 29 yr old Mexican coach Ruben Omar Reyes to a 1,400 per week contract until December 31st 2016 to be our Reserve Manager.

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We added another staff member to our Reserves squad as we have hired 32 yr old American coach Scott Palguta as a reserve coach. His deal is worth 2,100 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have added another physio in Michael Gerhardt who is a 35 yr old physio from USA

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We continue to add more staff LOL as we have signed Nelson Pizarro who is a 29 yr old scout from USA.

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January 13th

We have added 61 yr old fitness coach Pascual Sandoval to our coaching staff. He is signed to a 1.7k until December 31st 2017

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We have added Chris Murray from USA who is a 30 yr old to a main club coach

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January 15th

Neale Veach won the Tom Fitzgerald Combine MVP at the combine. He was one who stood out and caught many an eye with his play.

Today is the MLS Supplemental draft. Like the 2015 Superdraft I will be posting the top 10 picks.

1st overall – LA Galaxy selects 21 yr old AM Michael Lalas
2014 Season: 6gp 1 Gls 2 Asts 1 PoM 7.55 AvR – St. Louis Lions (Heartland Division)

2nd overall – Hamilton FC selects 21 yr old ST (C) Neale Veach
2014 Season: 19gp 4 Gls 2 Asts 0 PoM 6.56 AvR – Venture County Fusion (Southwest Division)

3rd overall – Portland selects 21 yr old M (R) Mark Pacheco
2014 Season: 10gp 3 Gls 0 Asts 0 PoM 6.78 AvR – Chicago Inferno (Heatland Divison)

4th overall – Sporting Kansas City selects 22 yr old AM (C) Daniel Pereira
2014 Season: 7gp 5 Gls 0 Asts 1 PoM 7.03 AvR – Springfield Demize (Heatland Division)

5th overall – Columbus Crew selects 21 yr old DM Oliver Robinson
2014 Season: 9gp 2 Gls 3 Asts 1 PoM 7.11 AvR – Sockers FC (Mid South Division)

6th overall – Sporting Kansas City selects 21 yr old AM (C) – Will Leitch
2014 Season: 12gp 1 Gls 3 Asts 0 PoM 6.81 AvR – Bradenton Academics (Southeast Division)

7th overall – Toronto FC selects 21 yr old midfielder John Brown
2014 season: 13gp 1 Gls 2 Asts 0 PoM 6.56 AvR – Kitsap Pumas (Northwest Division)

8th overall – New England selects 21 yr old Midfielder Owen Kalis
2014 Season: 12gp 0 Gls 5 Asts 2 PoM 7.26 AvR – Sockers FC (Mid South Division)

9th overall – Los Angeles selects 21 yr old midfielder Max Roach
2014 Season: 16gp 2 Gls 0 Asts 1 PoM 6.72 AvR – Springfield Demize (Heartland Division)

10th overall – New York Red Bulls select 21 yr old Striker Michael Aceves
2014 Season: 19gp 6 Gls 2 Asts 1 PoM 6.99 AvR – Westchester Flames (Northeast Division)

Rest of Hamilton FC’s Picks:

2nd round (22nd overall) – AM (L) / ST (C) – Bastian Meisenheimer
2014 Season: 18gp 5 Gls 1 Asts 0 PoM 6.79 AvR – Portland Phoenix (Northeats Division)

3rd round (42nd overall) – GK Osmar Franco
2014 Season: 18 gp 21 Conc 0 Gls 5 Cln 0 PoM 6.82 AvR – Jersey Express (Mid South Division)

4th round (62nd overall) – D/WB (L) – Javier Alvial
2013/2014 Season: N/A – San Luis (No Division)

After the draft we have offered or were offered the following contracts:

1st round (2nd overall) – Neale Veach – he wants a reserve type contract and a 700 p/w until December 2016, I am ok with that offer so I suggested it and finalized the deal.

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Our 2nd round pick Bastian Meisenheimer who was the player we were looking with our 1st pick in the superdraft who’s stock dropped at the Superdraft combine that i mentioned so when I seen i could draft him i went for it. He wants a reserve type contract as well worth the same 700 p/w until December 2016.

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Our 3rd round pick we went to go discuss Goalkeeper Osmar Franco from USA with the next pick. He wants a reserve type contract which works out to being a 700 p/w contract until December 2016 contract

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Our last pick in the supplemental draft we selected defender/wing back Javier Alvial. The 23 yr old American wanted a reserve contract worth 700 p/w until December 2016 of which we were happy to agree too

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January 18th

I know i was only going to sign players from the feeder club, and all of the drafts but with 2 months still away from season we still need 3 defenders and 3 midfielders so if there is no more drafts coming up between now and the start of season i will have to sign a few free transfers but that will be the only time that I do it.

January 19th

Our players return from their off-season holidays today as they start to prepare for the upcoming pre-season

January 22nd

We got word that our club has scheduled some friendly games scheduled via our assistant manager:

January 24th @ Rochester Rhinos
January 28th vs. Sparta Prague
January 31st @ San Antonio Scorpions
February 18th @ Charleston Battery
February 21st @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers

January 24th

We have our first ever friendly game as a franchise as we are on the road against Rochester Rhinos. Our squad won by a score of 1-0 over Rochester Rhinos. Kyle Bekker scored the lone goal

January 26th

We went to the board to look for a possible Affiliated Club as the only club we have right now is a feeder club but we cant sign anyone from them as they are too young. They start the search today with it to be completed on February 6th 2015.

We have singed one of those few players we still needed as we sign 24 yr old Juan Cruz Gotta who is 6`5 205lbs centre back from Argentina. Last season he played for Boyaca Chico FC. He signed until December 31st 2016 for $950 per week.

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We have signed 22 yr old midfielder Alejandro Aguilar from USA. He was a prospect we were looking at the superdraft/supplemental draft and when we couldn’t acquire any picks from the draft we decided to sign him as a free transfer. He is signed as a reserve/hot prospect worth $700 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have also added 22 yr old American Brook Maggio who is a centreback. Also like Aguilar, Maggio was a player we were scouting for the drafts but couldn’t acquire any other picks for us to draft him so we signed him as a free transfer. He is also signed as a reserve @ 700 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have signed 22 yr old Canadian midfielder Josh Janniere who was signed out of Toronto FC academy back in 2011. He signed for a reserve spot and 700 per week until December 31st 2016

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We have added some veteran talent to our club as we have signed 30 yr old fullback Fredrik Stoor from Sweden. The defender last played for Viborg FF in the 2013/2014 season. He was signed for $6,750 per week until December 31st 2017

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January 27th

We have added another vet to help these young players develop as we sign 29 yr old Canadian midfielder Tyler Hemming to a Senior Minimum salary contract at 925 per week until December 31st 2016

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January 28th

We are scheduled to play our second friendly game this time it’s on our home pitch as we take on Sparta Prague. Our main squad lost by a score of 6-0

We also got a trade offer from Montreal Impact that they offered us their 1st round pick in the Supplemental draft in 2016 and their 2nd in 2017 supplemental draft along with rights to Stefan Vukovic who is a 21 yr old Canadian in exchange for 2 yrs of international slots and 75k allocation money.

Like I said I want to work on building through the draft and i don’t like to give up international slots however we get 2 more draft picks in the future so we agree to the trade.

Trade Recap: Hamilton FC sents 2 yrs of International Slots (until December 31st 2016) and 75k of allocation money to Montreal Impact for their 1st round pick in 2016 supplemental draft, Montreal’s 2nd round pick in the 2017 supplemental draft and rights to 21 yr old striker Stefan Vukovic

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January 29th

Our main squad has signed 21 yr old American Ben Trejo who is a centreback who we were scouting in the draft who went undrafted in this years superdraft. He was signed to a reserve contract at 700 per week until December 31st 2016

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January 31st

With the start of the MLS just 35 days away, ESPNFC.com focuses on Hamilton FC in today’s “MLS Team Watch”

Hamilton FC have a squad extremely capable of putting together a good season but the name of enthusiastic midfielder Robert Heggestad has increasingly been spoken of as one to watch, whilst winger Jorge Villafana is also emerging as a very handy player.

Heggestad has 2 caps at youth level for Norway and has never been capped by the senior side. The new Hamilton FC signing has already made it known in recent days that he is pleased to be part of the setup at Tim Horton’s Field. He was drafted to the MLS in 2015 by Hamilton FC, as a 1st round (2nd overall) in the superdraft.

Rage have a fairly well balanced squad in terms of numbers and with no obvious weaknesses, they appear to be ready for the big kick off.

Our main squad is scheduled to take on San Antonio Scorpions in friendly action on the road. Our main squad won by a score of 4-1, Marvin Chavez scored 1 goal as Bastian Meisenheimer scored a hat trick for 3 goals.

Two players from our feeder club Nico Louwers who i have been following very close and goalkeeper Nicholas Maroccia helped Canada U20 lift the U20 Championship with a 2-0 win over USA U20 in the Championship final.
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February 2015


February 1st

The club made a profit of 891k last month. Merchandise income for the month amounted to 22.95k with a total of 179 shirts being sold. Revenue through the use of corporate hospitality facilities amounted to 2.4k with match day commercial and retail activity generating 8.37k

February 2nd

Our reserve squad has a game against Liga de Quito U19 in the Youth Club Invitational.

February 4th

Our reserve squad has a game against Catania U20. Our Reserve squad drew a 2-2 tie in the Youth Club Invitational Group 1.

February 5th

One of our full backs 30 yr old Fredrik Stoor will be out for 8 to 10 days with a strained wrist

We have added another coach as we signed former 29 yr old Manager Jerson Monteiro from Angola who will help our other coaches with our attacking as he is 19 in attacking

February 6th

Our Board came back with their verdict on our possible Affiliate club.

We have 3 clubs to choose from

Option #1 – Tigers from Liga MX
Option #2 – Atlas from Liga MX
Option #3 – Veracruz from Liga MX

After looking through all 3 teams we have decided to go with Atlas as our Affiliation club because of the great training facilities and great youth facilities. So the board will consider our recommendation and will return with a verdict as soon as possible.

Our reserve squad has a game against Novara U20. Our reserve squad lost by a score of 2-1

We have also added our last possible Hamilton FC staff member we could sign with former 35 yr old manager Birahim Diop from Senegal. He is known for his excellent defending coaching which will help our defense.

February 18th

Our main squad has their second to last pre-season friendly game as we take on Charleston Battery on the road. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

February 21st

Our main squad has our last friendly game before the regular season begins as we take on Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Our main squad won by a score of 3-1. Tyler Hemming, Ben Trejo and Neale Veach all pick up the goals.

February 23rd

We have added Alejandro Aguliar and Brook Maggio to the possible players for the upcoming March Wavier draft.

February 24th

Today is the March Wavier Draft. We have been given the second overall pick in the draft.

1st overall pick – NYCFC has decided to pass on the pick

2nd overall Pick – Hamilton FC selects 27 yr old goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth
2014-2015 Season: 18 Apps 24 Conc 0 Gls 5 Cln 0 PoM 6.49 AvR – with NYCFC
2014-2015 Season: 7 Apps 12 Conc 0 Gls 2 Cln 0 PoM 6.41 AvR – With New England (MLS)


3rd overall pick – D.C. United selected 18 yr old winger Jose Luis Martinez
2014-2015 Season: 9 Apps 0 Gls 1 Asts 0 PoM 6.79 AvR – Dallas Jrs

4th overall pick – FC Dallas have passed

5th overall pick – Columbus has passed

6th overall pick – Sporting Kansas City – has passed

7th overall pick Montreal has passed

8th overall pick – Vancouver Whitecaps has passed

9th overall pick – New England has passed

10th overall pick – Seattle has passed

Rest of Hamitlon FC’s Picks:

22nd overall – Hamilton FC selects 23 yr old AM (L) / ST Patrick Mullins
2014 Season: 17 Apps 3 Gls 2 Asts 0 PoM 6.68 AvR – With New England (MLS)

With the newest waiver draft picks we have moved the following players down to our reserve squad:

21 yr old GK – Osmar Franco

February 26th

We continue to add a few more players before the start fo the regular season as we sign 24 yr old forward Jimmy Delgado from Aucas from Ecuador. 15,000 will be deducted from our transfer budget of 725k. The 24 yr old will be signed for 1.2k per week until December 31st 2017.

Former Cuniburo player Delgado is said to have welcomed the chance of a fresh start with his new club. Hamilton FC support spokesperson Jason De Grandpre feels the fans are keen to see how Delgado fares after making the leap to a much bigger club but are prepared to let him play a few games first.
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March 2015


March 2nd

21 yr old centreback Ben Trejo has suffered bruised ribs and will be out 5 to 7 days

March 7th

We have contacted New York Red Bulls about a possible trade for 27 yr old DM/M/AM Dax McCarty

Opening day of the MLS season has 8 games on schedule as Montreal is in Houston, Toronto takes on Portland, Colorado up against KC, NYCFC up against LA, NE vs CBS, NYRB vs RSL, Chicago vs Vancouver and DC vs Seattle

Montreal and Houston drew a 0-0
Toronto FC beat Portland 3-1
KC beat Colorado 1-0
NYCFC beat LA 3-2
New England and Columbus drew a tie 1-1
New York Red Bulls lost to Real Salt Lake 2-0
Chicago beat Vancouver by a score of 3-1 and Seattle beat D.C United by a score of 2-1

March 8th

We kick off our regular season as we play host to the FC Dallas. Before the game we sent Alejandro Aguilar and Josh Janniere down to our reserve squad. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

FC Dallas (8th west) @ Hamilton FC (8th East)

Marvin Chavez scores his 1st of the season and Franchise’s 1st goal (14); Marvin Chavez scored his 2nd goal of the season (45); Jimmy Delgado scores his 1st of the season and 1st as a member of Hamilton FC (51); Robert Heggestad our 1st round pick from the superdraft from Norway scored his 1st career goal in a Hamilton FC kit and 1st goal of the season (88); Hassoun Camara picks up 1 assist, Neale Veach picks up 2 assists

Final: 4-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – FC Dallas
Goals: 4 - 1
Shots: 29 - 14
Shots on Target: 8 - 6
Fouls: 5 - 13
Yellow Cards: 0 - 2
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 7.46 – 6.45
Possession: 49 % - 51 %
Passing %: 75 % - 72 %
Player of the Match: Marvin Chavez (Hamilton FC) – 2 goals 9.2 rating

After the game we made a trade with New York Red Bulls as we sent them our 4th round pick in the 2017 supplemental draft to the Red Bulls for Dax McCarty.

Trade Recap: Hamilton FC sends their 4th in 2017 supplemental draft to New York Red Bulls for 27 yr old Dax McCarty.

March 10th

Hamilton FC’s Marvin Chavez has won the MLS Player of the Week award.

Marvin Chavez and Eriq Zavaleta were both named to the MLS Team of the week

March 11th

Our main squad is on the road as we head to Los Angeles to face the Galaxy. Dan McCarty will make his Rage debut. Bobby Shuttleworth will get the start in goal.

Hamilton FC @ Los Angeles Galaxy

Jimmy Delgado scores his 2nd goal of the season (90+3); Dax McCarty picks up the lone assist

Final: 3-1 L

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Los Angeles
Goals: 1 - 3
Shots: 10 - 20
Shots on Target: 4 - 6
Fouls: 8 - 7
Yellow Cards: 2 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 7.61 – 6.65
Possession: 43 % - 57 %
Passing %: 65 % - 77 %
Player of the Match: A. Bance (LAG) 3 goals 9.5 rating

March 15th

Our club returns home as we take on San Jose on our home pitch. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

San Jose (6th West) @ Hamilton FC (4th East)

Dax McCarty scores his 1st goal of the season and 1st goal in a Hamilton FC kit (19); Marvin Chavez scores his 3rd goal of the season (32); Tyler Hemming scores his 1st goal of the season (71); Marvin Chavez has 3 assists; Robert Heggestad picks up an assist

Final: 3-0 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – San Jose
Goals: 3 - 0
Shots: 23 - 12
Shots on Target: 10 - 7
Fouls: 9 - 10
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 7.53 – 6.56
Possession: 57 % - 43 %
Passing %: 80 % - 69 %
Player of the Match: Donovan Ricketts (Hamilton FC) 0 Conc 8.8 rating

March 17th

LA’s Aristide was named the MLS Player of the Week

Donovan Ricketts was named to the MLS Team of the Week

March 20th

Some of our Academy players were named to the Canada U20 squad.

GK – Nicholas Maroccia
D (L) – Adam Malkowski
D (L) – Tyler Gomez
D (R) – Fabio Stella
AM (C) / M (C) – Mario Colasimone
ST (C) – Nico Louwers

Kyle Bekker who is a member of our MLS roster has been called up to International team for Canada for their game against Ecuador on the 27th of March.

We have assigned two more players down to our reserve squad in 24 yr old Juan Cruz Gotta and 21 yr old prospect Ben Trejo

March 21st

Our main squad is on the road against Portland. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

Hamilton FC (2nd East) @ Portland (7th West)

Jorge Villafana scores his 1st goal of the season (82); Bastian Meisenheimer scores his 1st goal of the season (83); Kyle Bekker and Jorge Villafana pick up the assists

Final: 4-2 L

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Portland
Goals: 2 - 4
Shots: 15 - 11
Shots on Target: 4 - 5
Fouls: 12 - 17
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Dax McCarty (Hamilton FC), Diego Chara (Portland)
Average Rating: 6.71 – 7.18
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 77 % - 73 %
Player of the Match: R. Wallace (Portland) – 2 goals 8.8 rating

March 22nd

Our reserve squad is up against Chicago Fires Reserves. Our reserve squad lost by a score of 4-3

March 24th

Real Salt Lake’s Javier Morales won the MLS Player of the Week

Jorge Villafana was named to the MLS Team of the week

March 26th

Canada U20 beat Grenada U20 by a score of 4-0, Nico Louwers scored 2 goals and Allan Guichard from Montreal’s Academy scored the other goal as the 4th goal was from Grenada scoring on their own net.

March 28th

Our main club is on home pitch today against Real Salt Lake. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

Real Salt Lake @ Hamilton FC

Marvin Chavez scores his 4th goal of the season (pen 24); Tyler Hemming scores his 2nd goal of the season (42); Robert Heggestad picks up both assists; Fredrik Stoor scored on our own goal

Final: 2-2 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Real Salt Lake
Goals: 2 - 2
Shots: 13 - 12
Shots on Target: 4 - 4
Fouls: 16 - 8
Yellow Cards: 0 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Marvin Chavez (Hamilton FC/Knock); Alvaro Saborio (RSL/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.75 – 6.70
Possession: 57 % - 43 %
Passing %: 82 % - 72 %
Player of the Match: Tyler Hemming (Hamilton FC) – 1 goal 7.1 rating

Marvin Chavez who is our leading goal scorer with 4 so far this season will be out for 2 weeks with a Thigh Strain

March 29th

Our reserve squad has another friendly game against Chicago Fire Reserves. Our reserve squad lost 2-1, Alejandro Aguilar will be out for 2 weeks with a thigh injury.

March 31st

FC Dallas’s Blas Perez was named the MLS Player of the Week

One of our centreback’s Juan Cruz Gotta suffered a pulled hamstring and will be out for 3 weeks. We will place him on the DL
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April 2015



April 1st

Marvin Chavez will be out for another 8 to 10 days so he will miss our upcoming two games tomorrow against Vancouver and on the 4th against Philadelphia however he will be back on the 11th on the road against Seattle.

Houston’s Mark Sherrod was named the MLS Player of the Month as he scored 7 goals in 5 games.

April 2nd

Our Reserve squad has a friendly game against Montreal Impact on the 5th of April.

Our main squad has a game against Vancouver Whitecaps on the road. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

Hamilton FC (5th East) @ Vancouver Whitecaps (9th West)

Jimmy Delgado scored his 3rd goal of the season (12); Robert Heggestad picked up the lone assist

Final: 1-1 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Vancouver
Goals: 1 - 1
Shots: 18 - 16
Shots on Target: 5 - 2
Fouls: 8 - 15
Yellow Cards: 0 - 0
Red Cards: 0 -0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 6.89 – 6.97
Possession: 52 % - 48 %
Passing %: 70 % - 66 %
Player of the Match: S. Beitashour (Vancouver) – 1 assist 7.9 rating

April 4th

We head back home to take on Philadelphia on our home pitch. Bobby Shuttleworth gets the start in goal.

Philadelphia (2nd East) @ Hamilton FC (3rd East)

Final: 0-0 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Philadelphia
Goals: 0 - 0
Shots: 20 - 4
Shots on Target: 10 - 1
Fouls: 10 - 11
Yellow Cards: 2 - 3
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Josh Janniere (Hamilton FC)
Average Rating: 6.79 – 6.72
Possession: 57 % - 43 %
Passing %: 79 % - 67 %
Player of the Match: Kyle Bekker (Hamilton FC) – 7.5 rating

We get news that we will be signing Bahia’s 21 yr old forward Ze Roberto on a loan until the end of the season.

April 5th

We have put Ze Roberto in our Reserve line up to get some match fitness before we play our next main squad game. Our Reserve squad drew a 3-3 tie. Ben Trejo and Ze Roberto each scored a goal and Marco Molina who is an unknown scored the other goal.

April 7th

San Jose’s Atiba Harris was named the MLS Player of the Week.

April 8th

Group A has been announced for the North American Gold Cup scheduled for July 7th to July 26th 2015. Canada (118th ranked in the world), USA (23rd ranked in the world), Nicaragua (157th ranked in the world), Costa Rica (26th ranked in the world)

Two of our league games were rescheduled to the tournament in USA. Our game against Portland has been rescheduled for the 12th of July, while our game against NYCFC was rescheduled for July 19th.

April 9th

Our reserve squad has a friendly game against Columbus Crew reserves for the 16th of April

April 10th

Marvin Chavez has fully recovered from his injury that has kept him out for 2 weeks.

April 11th

Our main squad has a road game against Seattle as Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal and Ze Roberto will make his Hamilton FC debut.

Hamilton FC (3rd East) @ Seattle (1st West)

Ze Roberto scores his 1st goal of the season (49); Hassoun Camara scores his 1st goal of the season (75); Kyle Bekker scores his 1st goal of the season (83); Kyle Bekker, Robert Heggestad both pick up assists

Final: 3-2 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Seattle
Goals: 3 - 2
Shots: 14 - 15
Shots on Target: 8 - 4
Fouls: 9 - 13
Yellow Cards: 1 - 4
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 7.04 – 6.81
Possession: 55 % - 45 %
Passing %: 79 % - 73 %
Player of the Match: Kyle Bekker (Hamilton FC) 1g 1a 9.0 ratings

April 14th

Portland’s Fanendo Adi was name the MLS Player of the week

Kyle Bekker was named to the MLS Team of the team

We have lost 22 yr old centreback Ben Trejo for 6-7 weeks with strained knee ligaments. We have placed him on the season ending disabled list.

April 16th

Our reserve squad has a friendly game against Columbus Reserves. Our reserve squad lost 2-1 as Neale Veach scored the lone goal.

April 18th

We head home for a home game against Columbus Crew on our home pitch. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

Columbus Crew (7th East) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Marvin Chavez scores his 5th goal of the season (pen 28); Jimmy Delgado scores his 4th goal of the season (70); Robert Heggestad and Jimmy Delgado pick up the assists

Final: 2 – 1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Columbus
Goals: 2 - 1
Shots: 21 - 8
Shots on Target: 10 - 3
Fouls: 12 - 15
Yellow Cards: 1 - 3
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Dax McCarty (Hamilton FC/Knock), Jorge Villafana (Hamilton FC/Knock),
Average Rating: 6.89 – 6.62
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 80 % - 71 %
Player of the Match: T. Tchani (Columbus) 7.7 rating

Dax McCarty will be out 4 to 5 days with a whiplash

April 20th

When we played LA Galaxy earlier in the season their striker Aristide Bance scored 3 goals against us and now today he is being waived by Galaxy.

April 21st

Seattle’s Kenny Cooper was named MLS Player of the Week

April 22nd

We are on the road as we head to Boston to take on New England.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ New England (3rd East)

Ze Roberto scores his 2nd goal of the season (3); Robert Heggestad picks up the assist

Final: 2-1 L

Stats:
Hamilton FC – New England
Goals: 1 - 2
Shots: 11 - 16
Shots on Target: 6 - 4
Fouls: 11 - 13
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Corey Ashe (New England/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.78 – 6.79
Possession: 58 % - 42 %
Passing %: 79 % - 67 %
Player of the Match: Kyle Bekker (Hamilton FC) – 7.4 rating

April 23rd

Our reserve squad has a friendly game against D.C. United on the 26th of April.

April 24th

Canada U20 has been drawn in the Group C of the U20 World Cup along with Australia U20, Serbia U20 and Venezuela U20 as the U20 World Cup will be hosted by New Zealand as France will be the Holders. The tournament will run from May 30th 2015 until June 21st 2015.

April 25th

Our main squad has a home game against D.C. United

D.C. United (6th East) @ Hamilton FC (2nd East)

Dax McCarty scores his 2nd goal of the season (33); Tyler Hemming scores his 3rd goal of the season (59); Ze Roberto scores his 3rd goal of the season (68); Eriq Zavaleta scores his 1st goal of the season (73); Robert Heggestad scored his 2nd goal of the season (82); Zach Lloyd, Ze Roberto, Patrick Mullins each picked up 1 assist as Robert Heggestad picks up 2 assists

Final: 5-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – D.C. United
Goals: 5 - 1
Shots: 21 - 16
Shots on Target: 13 - 10
Fouls: 6 - 12
Yellow Cards: 2 - 2
Red Cards: 1 – 0 (Bryce Alderson/Hamilton FC)
Injuries: Jorge Villafana (Hamilton FC);
Average Rating: 7.88 – 6.47
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 81 % - 72 %
Player of the Match: Robert Heggestad (Hamilton FC) – 1g 2a 9.2 rating

Due to him getting a red card Bryce Alderson will miss our next game. We have given him a 2 week fine for the incident so we will be saving 3.6k for that fine.

After the game we have removed Juan Cruz Gotta off the DL

April 26th

Our Reserve squad goes up against D.C. United Reserves. Neale Veach and Bryce Alderson score in the 3-2 loss.

April 28th

Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer was named MLS Player of the Week

Dax McCarty’s goal was named #1 of the AT&T goal of the week against D.C. United

Eriq Zavaleta and Zach Loyd were named to the MLS Team of the Week

April 30th

Our reserve squad has challenged New England Reserves for a friendly game on May 7th

I forgot to post the photo of Ze Roberto when we signed him on loan

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May 2015



May 1st

Sporting KC’s Claudio Bieler was named the MLS Player of the Month for April. He had five goals in 5 games.

It’s Decision time as Joseph Milton the Canada U20 manager will name for U20 roster for team Canada for the U20 Cup coming up on the 11th of May.

We get our month update from the board:

They are very pleased on my overall leadership so far this season, they said that the teams fantastic overall performance in the MLS has been a particular highlight.

Some fans have voiced their concern over Jorge Villafana’s performance

The club recorded a loss of 390k last month but the club is looking relatively stable for the foreseeable future.

Merchindise income for the month amounted to 19.34k with a total of 181 shirts sold.

Revenue numbers have came in as we got 231k with match day commercial and retail activity generating 138k

May 2nd

We open the month of May with a road game against Montreal Impact

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ Montreal Impact (6th East)

Ze Roberto scores his 4th and 5th goals of the season (1, 8); Jimmy Delgado scores his 5th goal of the season (85); Robert Heggestad picks up 2 assists as Fredrik Stoor picks up the other assist

Final: 3-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Montreal
Goals: 3 - 1
Shots: 22 - 10
Shots on Target: 9 - 3
Fouls: 10 - 19
Yellow Cards: 1 - 1
Red Cards: None
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 7.46 – 6.38
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 75 % - 69 %
Player of the Match: Robery Heggestad (Hamilton FC) – 2 assists 9.0 rating

I apologize I forgot to post a few screenshots for some of my players/staff when they were signed so here they are:

Jerson Monteiro

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Birahim Diop

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Jimmy Delago

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Dax McCarty

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May 4th

Zach Loyd will be out of action for about 9 to 12 days with a strained wrist

May 5th

Vancouver Whitecaps Ayoze was named the MLS Player of the Week

Fredrik Stoor and Robert Heggestad were both named to the MLS Team of the Week

May 7th

Our Reserve squad is up against New England Reserves in friendly action. Our Reserve squadfinally winds a game beating New England reserves by a score of 5-0. Neale Veach picks up 2 goals, Bryce Alderson picks up 1, Bastian Meisenheimer picked up 1 and Josh Janniere picked up the other goal.

May 9th

Our main club is at home to take on Chicago Fire in a home game.

Chicago Fire (10th East) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Jimmy Delgado scores team leading 6th goal of the season (90+3); Bastian Meisenheimer picks up the assist

Final: 1-1 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Chicago
Goals: 1 - 1
Shots: 21 - 7
Shots on Target: 5 - 2
Fouls: 13 - 17
Yellow Cards: 0 - 2
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Patrick Mullins (Hamilton FC)
Average Rating: 6.83 – 6.85
Possession: 63 % - 37 %
Passing %: 82 % - 63 %
Player of the Match: J. Leveron (Chicago) – 1 goal 8.3 rating

Based on just the possession % we dominated this game and we should have scored more goals and won this game but that wasn’t the case.

Patrick Mullins will be out for 5 to 6 weeks with fractured ribs and will be placed on the DL.

May 11th

The Canada U20 squad was announced today for the U20 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Marco Carducci (Vancouver), Nicholas Maroccia (Hamilton FC Academy), Michael Fronzo (Whitecaps Residency)

Defenders: Jon Morgado (TFC Academy), Steve Stephens (Whitecaps Residency), Pat Sulentic (Vancouver), Tyler Gomez (Hamilton FC Academy), Adam Malkowski (Hamilton FC Academy), Francisco Javier Marin (Impact Academy)

Midfielders: Atiba Paulin (TFC Academy), Ryan Alderson (TFC Academy), Steve Poole (Whitecaps Residency), Hanson Boakal (FC Edmonton), Manny Aparicio (Toronto FC), Bozo Kardum (Whitecaps Residency), Edwin Moreau (Impact Academy)

Forwards: Evan Paterson (TFC Academy), John Ling (Vancouver), Nico Louwers (Hamilton FC Academy), Stefano Di Matteo (TFC Academy), Nikolas Budalic (Hamilton FC Academy)

The following are the Groups for the U20 World Cup:

Groups A-C

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Groups C - F

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May 12th

FC Dallas Joao Plata was named MLS player of the week

May 14th

Our reserve squad has scheduled a game against D.C. United for the 17th of May.

Donovan Ricketts will be out of action for 2-3 days with a stubbed finger

May 15th

Hamilton FC’s 22 yr old central defender Ben Trejo has left his agent Marc Brown. LOL I guess his agent wasn’t doing his job to get him more money when Ben Trejo signed .

May 16th

We take on our Archi Rivals from down the QEW on our home pitch as we place host to Toronto FC. Bobby Shuttleworth will get the start in goal as Donovan Ricketts is only 76 % as he will be on the club bench however will dress for today’s game. Zach Lloyd also returns to the starting 11 after missing the past few games with his injury.

Toronto FC (6th East) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Ze Roberto scored his 6th goal of the season (15); Marvin Chavez scored his 6th goal of the season (32); Robert Heggestad scored his 3rd goal of the season (44); Fredrik Stoor, Dax McCarty, and Kyle Bekker have picked up assists

Final: 3-2 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Toronto FC
Goals: 3 - 2
Shots: 26 - 14
Shots on Target: 10 - 6
Fouls: 11 - 19
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Dax McCarty (Hamilton FC/ Knock), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/Knock)
Average Rating: 7.14 – 6.82
Possession: 62 % - 38 %
Passing %: 80 % - 64 %
Player of the Match: Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) – 2g 8.8 rating

Dax McCarty is out for 5 to 7 days with bruised ribs

May 17th

Our reserve squad has a friendly game against D.C. United. Our reserve squad lost by a score of 1-0

May 19th

New York Red Bulls Paulo Nagamura was named the MLS Player of the Week.

Kyle Bekker was named to the MLS Team of the Week

May 22nd

We have made a trade with Columbus that we would send them 300k in allocation money along with our 2nd in 2016 supplemental draft and our 2nd in 2018 superdraft to Columbus for Chicago’s 1st in 2016 superdraft

Trade Recap: Hamilton FC sends $300k in allocation money, their 2nd in 2016 supplemental draft and their 2nd in 2018 superdraft to Columbus Crew for Chicago’s 1st round pick in 2016 superdraft

May 23rd

We head on the road to brotherly love as we play Philadelphia. Donovan Ricketts will make his return as the starting goalkeeper.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ Philadelphia (3rd East)

Ze Roberto scored his 7th goal of the season (64); Jimmy Delgado scored his 7th goal of the season (88); Robert Heggestad picks up the lone assist

Final: 2-2 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Philadelphia
Goals: 2 - 2
Shots: 21 - 15
Shots on Target: 7 - 5
Fouls: 11 - 11
Yellow Cards: 1 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Kenny Walker (Philadelphia/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.83 – 6.86
Possession: 61 % - 39 %
Passing %: 82 % - 69 %
Player of the Match: C. Maidana (Philadelphia) – 1g 1a 8.2 rating

May 26th

Canada U20 got some bad news today as 17 yr old centreback from Vancouver Reserves will be out for 5 weeks with a sports hernia and will miss the tournament. The Manager for U20 Canada will now have to name a replacement.

San Jose’s Chris Wondoloski was named MLS player of the week

May 27th

Ben Trejo has fully recovered from his injury that has kept him out for 6 weeks with strained knee ligaments

May 30th

We head home to take on our Expansion brothers in NYCFC as Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal.

NYCFC (3rd East) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Jimmy Delgado scores his 8th goal of the season (14); NYCFC scores on their own goal (16); Kyle Bekker scores his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season (29, 81); Eriq Zavaleta scores his 2nd goal of the season (57); Bastian Meisenheimer scored his 2nd goal of the season (68); Jimmy Delgado picked up 1 assist, Robert Heggestad picked up 2; Ze Roberto had 1 assist, Terrance Johnson had 1 assist

Final: 6-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – NYCFC
Goals: 6 - 1
Shots: 20 - 11
Shots on Target: 9 - 5
Fouls: 13 - 14
Yellow Cards: 2 - 2
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Robert Heggestad (Hamilton FC/Knock)
Average Rating: 8.01 – 6.15
Possession: 52 % - 48 %
Passing %: 84 % - 79 %
Player of the Match: Kyle Bekker (Hamilton FC) 2g 9.4 rating

May 31st

We have set a new franchise record for six unbeaten games.

USA U20 has drew a 1-1 tie against Germany U20 in the U20 World Cup.
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June 2015


June 1st

Kyle Bekker has been named the MLS Player of the Month for the month of May. The 24 yr old central Midfielder has been a central figure for his club over the past four weeks, making five appearances and playing exceptionally well.

Canada U20 drew a 1-1 draw with Venezuela U20. Atiba Paulin (TFC Academy) scored the lone goal

June 2nd

Four Hamilton FC players were named to the MLS Team of the Week:

D(C) – Hassoun Camara
D(C) – Eriq Zavaleta
D(R) – Fredrik Stoor
M (C) / M (RL), AM (C) – Kyle Bekker

June 4th

Before the reserve game the Hamilton FC board has decided to discuss possible renewal contract talks after posting 1st place in 2 ½ months into the season.

It says:

Hamilton FC Chairman Brett Lashbrok has invited your to enter into contract renewal talks with the club’s board.

Before contracts talks begin, the club’s board would like to give you the opportunity to propose modifications to the current club vision. If the board agrees to the suggested changes they will take effect once your renew your contract.

The board are pleased that you have managed to meet this season’s expectations and would be willing to allow you to increase them if you wish to do so.

The board wish to make clear that they reserve the right to adjust the transfer and wage budget in the future and without prior consultation.

The currently agreed vision is as follows:

League Expectations: Be Competitive
Transfer Budget: $400,000
Wage Budget: $500,000 per week
No agreed philosophies
No agreed board requests.

They have offered me a 1 yr contract extension for 5.25k per week. I have decided to propose a 4 yr contract extension plus drop my wage down to 4k p/w to save the money to sign possible players.

They wouldn’t draw pass a 1 yr deal so contracts have broken off for now until the end of the season. I wanted atleast 2 yrs and they weren’t willing to do that so if they don’t meet those terms I will move on at the end of the season.

I was going through the board section and it looks like they have given more more staff members as they increased it from 9 to 15 and from 6 scouts to 11

Our reserve squad has a friendly against Columbus reserves drew a 1-1 tie with Columbus Crew Reserves. Josh Janniere scored the lone goal for our reserve squad.

Canada U20 drew a 1-1 tie with Australia U20. Ryan Alderson from TFC Academy scored the lone goal at the 80th minute as Jon Christensen scored the tying goal from Australia U20 at the 89th mark.

June 6th

We have a road game against Sporting KC. It’s the Battle of the top teams from each Conference. Donovan Ricketts will get the start in goal.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ Sporting KC (1st West)

Final: 5-0 L

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Sporting KC
Goals: 0 - 5
Shots: 8 - 13
Shots on Target: 2- 9
Fouls: 12 - 10
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Zach Loyd (Hamilton FC/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.23 – 8.25
Possession: 52 % - 48 %
Passing %: 79 % - 74 %
Player of the Match: C. Bieler (SKC) – 2g 2a 9.6 rating

Zach Loyd will be out of action for 12 days to 2 weeks with a damaged elbow

After the game we got word that Kyle Bekker and Bryce Alderson have been named to Team Canada for their games against Sint Maarten and French Guiana on June 12th and 16th respectively. We have asked that each player play atleast 45 mins per game.

June 7th

Canada U20 won their last round robin game by a score of 4-1 over Serbia U20. Nico Louwers who is a member of our Academy squad scored a hat trick for 3g as Serbia scored on their own goal for the 4th goal. With the win Canada has secured their spot onto the second round with a 1 pt lead over Serbia.

Here is the standings after the round robin:

Groups A-C

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Group D-F

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June 9th

San Jose Bradley Wright-Phillips was named MLS Player of the Week

We got word that Ze Roberto will miss the next 3 to 4 months with a hip injury. He was doing so well for our club on a loan. He will be treated by our physios and we will place him on DL.

June 10th

We have asked our board for a possible trail day to maybe bring in some possible future young stars for our club and our reserve club. Our board has agreed and will arrange a open trail day for the club.

June 11th

Our Reserve squad has a friendly game against New York City Red Bulls. Our reserve squad won by a score of 1-0

Today we will see Canada U20 take on Mexico U20 and the winner of that game will play USA or Serbia U20 in the quarter finals.

The other U20 quarter finals has Brazil U20 up against Morocco U20, Portugal against Uruguay, Germany or Iran will play South Korea or Hungary.

Our board has scheduled a trail date for tomorrow as a total of 34 players will be attending as well I and our scouting staff will be attending the game as well.

June 12th

Canada U20 has lost to Mexico U20 by a score of 1-0, as USA beat Serbia U20 by a score of 1-0

Today is our trail day as Hamilton FC Trail Team 1 takes on Team 2. Trail 2 squad beat Trail 1 by a score of 3-0.

We didn’t sign anyone from our trail teams as there is a few players we will keep a close eye on and scout

June 14th

Our main squad is on the road as we take on Colorado.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ Colorado (9th West)

Terrance Johnson scores his 1st goal of the season (32); Marvin Chavez picks up the assist

Final: 1-1 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Colorado
Goals: 1 - 1
Shots: 11 - 16
Shots on Target: 3 - 6
Fouls: 13 - 10
Yellow Cards: 2 - 3
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 6.83 – 6.69
Possession: 52 % - 48 %
Passing %: 73 % - 70 %
Player of the Match: Eriq Zavaleta (Hamilton FC) 7.6 rating

June 15th

We have removed Patrick Mullins off DL as he has fully recovered from his fractured ribs

Mexico U20 have beat USA U20 by a score of 2-1 in the quarter finals

June 16th

Montreal Impact Justin Mapp was named MLS Player of the Week

Eriq Zavaleta was named to the MLS Team of the Week

We have loaned Neale Veach 22 yr old striker and 22 yr old Midfielder Terrance Johnson to our Affiliate club Atlas for 6 months. This way they can get first club fitness and pitch time to develop.

June 17th

Canada’s main squad won 3-0 over French Guiana as they prepare for the Gold Cup Goup A against USA on July 7th.

June 18th

Zach Loyd has fully recovered from his damaged elbow that has kept him out for 12 days

June 20th

Our squad is on the road as we play FC Dallas.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ FC Dallas (7th West)

Jorge Villafana scores his 2nd goal of the season (32); Jimmy Delgado scores his 9th goal of the season (55); Robert Heggestad scored his 4th goal of the season (62); Marvin Chavez, Robert Heggestad, and Jimmy Delgado all pick up assists

Final: 3-0 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – FC Dallas
Goals: 3 - 0
Shots: 29 - 14
Shots on Target: 14 - 8
Fouls: 11 - 22
Yellow Cards: 1 - 3
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Joao Plata (FC Dallas)
Average Rating: 7.54 – 6.53
Possession: 56 % - 44 %
Passing %: 82 % - 70 %
Player of the Match: Robert Heggestad (Hamilton FC) 1g 1a 9.0 rating

After the game we have offered Robert Heggestad a new contract. His current one is until December 2016 at 4.8k per week as a Generation Adidas Player and a Back up status.

Our offer is:

Senior type contract, listed as a Key Player, his agent gets 4.6k, the contract would start Immediate and the deal is worth 2,000 per week until December 2019. He does have a fee release clause of 10M however with how well he is doing we don’t plan to release him. The deal works out to being 1.6k after taxes.

So far this season Heggestad has

16 (2) Apps 4 Gls 0 Pens 15 Asts 3 PoM 1 Yel 0 Red 1.16 Tck 80 % Pas R 4.32 Drb 48 % Sh Tar 6 Fouls 54 Fls Ag 7.35 AvR

June 21st

Our club gets some much R & R as our next game isn’t for 13 days on the 4th of July against San Jose.

June 23rd

Brazil beat Mexico U20 by a score of 2-1 for Third place in the U20 World Cup 2015 as Uruguay beat Germany by a score of 2-0 to win the U20 World Cup

Philadelphia’s Quincy Amarikwa was named the MLS player of the week

Donovan Ricketts, Fredrik Stoor and Robert Heggestad were all named to the MLS Team of the week

June 25th

Robert Heggestad has signed his new 5 yr deal worth 475k

June 26th

We have hired another goalie coach to help out with the training from Mexico 49 yr old goal coach Trini Caballero. The deal is worth 3k per week until December 31st 2016

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We have also signed another scout in Fernando Gutierrez who is from Mexico. His deal is worth 2k per week until December 31st 2016

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June 27th

Kyle Bekker has been named to Team Canada for the North American Gold Cup squad as he will be away from July 7th until July 26th.

June 30th

With how well our captain Marvin Chavez has came into this expansion team and developed Robert Heggestad and helped him through the ropes and what not we have decided to offer Marvin Chavez. His current contract is until December 2015 at 2.9k per week. His new contract would be until December 2017 and the amount would be for 5,250.00 per week of which we agree to offer it to him.

With it being the end of June it is time for the Mid Season Review

MLS Mid-Season Standings:

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MLS Mid-Season League Stats

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Hamilton FC Team Stats:

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Hamilton FC 1st half Schedule:

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Hamilton FC 2nd half Schedule:

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July 2015



July 1st

San Jose Braldey Wright-Philips was named the MLS Player of the Month for June. In 3 games he scored 5 goals

July 2nd

With how well Kyle Bekker has done this season we have triggered his option for a 2 yr extention so with his contract running out in December of this year we have cashed in on the 2 yr option extention so now he is signed until December 30th 2017

Will Johnson who made team Canada for the Gold Cup will now miss the tournament as he will be out for 3 months with a injury. Team Canada has named Patrice Bernier was named as his replacement as he has been playing for Montreal Impact this season where he has 2 goals in 20 games for the DM/M

July 4th

Before the game we have announced that Marvin Chavez has officially signed his contract extension that will keep him in Hamilton until December 31st 2017

We continue the road trip we are on as we head to San Jose.

Hamilton FC (2nd East) @ San Jose (5th West)

Hassoun Camara scores his 2nd goal of the season (80); Marvin Chavez scores his 7th goal of the season (85); Jimmy Delgado and Bastian Meisenheimer pick up the assists

Final: 2-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – San Jose
Goals: 2 -1
Shots: 26 - 13
Shots on Target: 9 - 6
Fouls: 7 - 9
Yellow Cards: 0 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Tommy Thompson (San Jose/Knock); Billy Schuler (San Jose)
Average Rating: 7.07 – 6.75
Possession: 57 % - 43 %
Passing %: 77 % - 67 %
Player of the Match: Marvin Chavez (Hamilton FC) – 1g 8.2 rating

July 5th

Hamilton FC has decided to come back to me with a new contract renewal offer with the same objectives as last time with the transfer budget and such but as far as my contract extension goes this time they are offering me until December 2017 and for 5.25k. I will decide to agree to terms as it gives me more then one year and renew my contract

Hamilton FC chairman Brett Lashbrook has declared himself delighted that you have agreed to renew your contract with the club. Lashbrook feels you have shown fantastic commitment to the club by signing a new deal which he is sure will please the players and fans alike.

In the last 3 days our affiliate club has sold a few of their players:

24 yr old Centreback Luis Manuel Ramos to Atlante for 82,000
28 yr old Forward Flavio Santos to UdeG for 400,000
24 yr old full back to Puebla for 175,000

And now they have sold 23 yr old winger Edson Rivera to Tigers for 3.3M

July 7th

Philadelphia’s Kalilou Traore won the MLS player of the week

Hassoun Camara was named to the MLS Team of the week

Kyle Bekker has officialy left for the Gold Cup with Canada and will be unavailable to our club until July 26th

In their first game of the 2015 North American Cup Canada and USA drew a 1-1 draw. Kyle Bekker finished with a 6.5 rating in 61 mins. USA dominated the game as they had 25-3 in shots over Canada as USA had only 6 on target compared to Canada’s 1

July 10th

USA loses 1-0 to Costa Rica as Mayron George scores the lone goal in the game, Canada draws a 1-1 tie with Nicaragua of which Olivier Occean who is a Canadian that plays in the Germany league scored the lone goal for Canada as Efren Guerrero scored the lone goal for Nicaragua

Kyle Bekker played a whole 90 minutes and finished with a 6.8 rating

July 12th

Our main squad plays host to Portland on our home pitch. Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal.

Portland (2nd West) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Marvin Chavez scored his 8th goal of the season (18); Jimmy Delgado scores his 10th goal of the season (67); Robert Heggestad scored his 5th and 6th goals of the season (70, 73); Dax McCarty, Robert Heggestad, Jimmy Delgado, and Patrick Mullins pick up the assists

Final: 4-2 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Portland
Goals: 4 - 2
Shots: 18 - 19
Shots on Target: 9 - 9
Fouls: 9 - 13
Yellow Cards: 1 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Diego Valeri (Portland/Knock)
Average Rating: 7.29 – 6.93
Possession: 59 % - 41 %
Passing %: 80 % - 71 %
Player of the Match: Robert Heggestad (Hamilton FC) 2g 1a 9.1 rating

July 13th

Canada lost to Costa Rica by a score of 2-1, Mayron George and Elias Aguilar score the goals for Costa Rica as Michael Klukowski score the lone goal for Canada

USA drew a 0-0 draw with Nicaragua

With the loss Canada still makes it onto the quarter finals of the North American Cup as USA has officially been eliminated.

July 14th

Robert Heggestad was named the MLS Player of the Week

Donovan Ricketts and Robert Heggestad were named to the MLS Team of the week

Kyle Bekker played 90 mins in yesterdays loss to Costa Rica where he had a 6.5 rating in the end.

July 17th

It was announced today that I have been selected to manager MLS All-stars in the forthcoming ALL-stars match against Everton.

The following is the 22 Man roster for the MLS All-stars squad

Manager: Myself

Goalkeepers: Rais M’Bolhi (Philadelphia), Miguel Pinto (Colorado)

Defenders: Liam Ridgewell (Portland), Thiaguinho (Sporting Kansas City), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles), Manuel Pogatetz (Columbus), Samuel Inkoom (D.C. United), Oguchi Onyewu (Houston)

Midfielders: Frank Lampard (NYCFC), Diego Valeri (Portland), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), Stefan Ishizaki (Los Angeles), Clint Dempsey (Seattle), Matias Perez Garcia (San Jose), Juninho (Los Angeles)

Forwards: Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), David Villa (NYCFC), Obafemi Martins (Seattle), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles), Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC)

The game is scheduled for July 22nd

July 18th

Canada plays Mexico in the quarter finals as the winner will play Gatemaia in the semi finals

Our affiliate club CD Atlas won their first game 4-2 over America (MEX) however Terrance Johnson and Neale Veach are not on their bench as they currently are just practicing with the club until they make subs squad for the club.

July 19th

Our main squad is on the road as we take on our expansion brother in NYCFC. Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal.

Hamilton FC (1st East) @ NYCFC (2nd East)

Jimmy Delgado scored his 11th goal of the season (23); NYCFC scored on their own goal (58); Robert Heggestad and Jorge Villafana pick up the assists

Final: 3-2 L

Stats:
Hamilton FC – NYCFC
Goals: 2 - 3
Shots: 21 - 11
Shots on Target: 7 - 6
Fouls: 11 - 16
Yellow Cards: 3 - 3
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 6.78 – 7.23
Possession: 52 % - 48 %
Passing %: 75 % - 76 %
Player of the Match: Luis Silva (NYCFC) – 1g 1a 9.0 rating

Canada lost by a score of 3-2 to Mexico as Olivier Occean scored the 2 goals for Canada and Oribe Peralta scored 1 goal for Mexico and Javier Hernandez scored the other 2. I am very happy with the fact that Canada as a country was able to make it to the quarter finals.

Kyle Bekker had 90 mins of play and had a rating of 6.5

We got word from FA that with Hassoun Camara from our club being 1 yellow card away from a ban with him playing 3 consecutive games without being booked, they have decided to take away one of his yellow cards as it will nwo take 2 yellow cards to get a ban now.

The good behaviour rule is only valid once per player per son as Camara is no longer eligible for the remainder of the season.

July 21st

New England Stephen McCarthy won the MLS Player of the Week award

The MLS Allstars vs Everton game will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium which is the home of the Houston MLS franchise. They are expecting 22,000 fans for the game tomorrow against Everton.

American side MLS All-stars face a neal impossible task in this extremely tough encounter against a vastly superior opposition in the shape of English team Everton, according to the American Soccer Daily.

MLS All-stars go into this season’s all-star bidding to be as successful as possible for a team of their stature.

Ze Roberto an update on his injury as he will still be out for 6 weeks to 2 months with his hip injury

Ben Trejo who is a 22 yr old centre back with our main club will be out 3 to 4 days with a dead leg.

July 22nd

We have decided to go with our tactic that i use with Hamilton FC for our game against Everton.

We have decided to start Rais M;Bolhi in goal, Inkoom, Gonzalez, Valdes and Pogatetz as our defenders, Juninho and Lampard as our midfielders, Villa and Ishizaki as our wingers, with Garcia as our shadow striker and our beloved Jimmy Delgado as advanced forward.

The rest of the roster will be on our line up as subs.

Everton @ MLS All-stars

Everton:

Ross Barkley scored his 1st goal of the game (14); Caner Erkin scored his 1st and 2nd goals of the game (33, 41)

MLS All-stars:

Juninho scored his 1st goal of the game (17); Frank Lampard scored his 1st goal of the game (37); Juninho picked up 1 assist, Matias Garica picked up the other assist.

Final: 3-2 L

Stats:
MLS All-Stars – Everton
Goals: 2 - 3
Shots: 13 - 24
Shots on Target: 5 - 9
Fouls: 17 - 4
Yellow Cards: 0 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Aiden McGready (Everton); Darren Gibson (Everton/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.64 – 6.97
Possession: 44 % - 56 %
Passing %: 73 % - 81 %
Player of the Match: Caner Erkin (Everton) 2g 8.7 rating

Considering that 75-85% of my roster came to today’s game at 80% condition or less I am very happy with today’s results even though we did end up losing.

With the game over our club can now focus on our home game against Sporting KC on the 26th of July. Kyle Bekker will be returning to the line up when we play Sporting KC as well as does Dax McCarty will be back from his injury.

July 26th

Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal against SPC.

Sporting KC (1st West) @ Hamilton FC (1st East)

Jimmy Delgado scores his 12th and 13th goals of the season (3, 21); Robert Heggestad picks up 1 assist

Final: 2-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Sporting Kansas City
Goals: 2 - 1
Shots: 12 - 12
Shots on Target: 5 - 3
Fouls: 12 - 14
Yellow Cards: 0 - 1
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC); Robert Heggestad (Hamilton FC); Fredrik Stoor (Hamilton FC/Knock)
Average Rating: 6.83 – 6.85
Possession: 57 % - 43 %
Passing %: 79 % - 68 %
Player of the Match: Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC) 2g 8.6 rating

Fredrik Stoor will be out 2-3 weeks with a twisted knee, Jimmy Delgado will be out 2-3 weeks with a twisted knee as Robert Heggestad will not miss any games.

Guatemala won the 2015 North American Gold Cup

Our Manager has sent an offer of 97k to Internacional for Augusto. The deal works out to being until December 2018 at 2.3k per week, 25k signing on fee, 40k agent fee and 4.4M minium fee release clause and he gets a senior type contract. He has no additional bonuses as he will get paid 1.8k p/w after tax.

July 27th

In the end Augusto has decided to agree to our contract and will join our club. However his agent is depending 31.5k for his 20% stake of Augusto as we have to purchase all of Augusto for him to play in all matches, so we have decided to purchase all of the 22 yr old midfielder from Brazil.

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July 28th

Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti was named MLS Player of the Week.

Jimmy Delgado was named to the MLS Team of the Week

July 31st

Bad news for Adam Malkowski who is a 17 yr old goalkeeper for our feeder club Hamilton FC Academy as he will be out 2 months with a dislocated shoulder
good story but a piece of advice - spread your story out more evenly in your posts as in your posts there was soooo much to read and it can become dull for the reader. its great that you've put a lot of detail into your posts and do stick to that but as i say spread the details out in your posts evenly so that the reader can find it easy and enjoyable to read :)
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August 2015



August 1st

Philadelphia’s Kalilou Traore won the MLS Player of the Month for July with 3 goals in 3 games

It’s a few quiet few days as our next game is not until the 15th of August against Colorado

We have asked the board for another Affiliate club as they will come back to our on the 18th of August as to a possibility of another Affiliate club.

August 4th

Sporting KC’s C.J Sapong has won the MLS Player of the week award

We get some bad news as our rookie of the year canadiate Robert Heggestad will be out of action for 3-4 weeks with a twisted ankle.

As we were looking at our injures we found out that our recently signee Augusto will be out of action for 3-4 weeks with a sports Hernia.

August 6th

We don’t play our next game for another 9 days so hopefully some of our injured players will be back in time.

August 11th

D.C. United’s Conor Doyle won the MLS Player of the Week

The board has came back to say they were unable to find a suitable club to form a link with well I will give it some time and go back at the board next season with this idea.

Fredrik Stoor has fully recovered from his twisted knee injury that has kept him out for 2 weeks.

Jimmy Delgado has fully recovered from his twisted knee that has kept him out for 2 weeks

August 15th

We play host to Colorado at home as Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal.

Colorado(10th West) @ Hamilton FC (2nd East)

Jimmy Delgado scored his 14th goal of the season (18)

Final: 1-1 Draw

Stats:
Hamilton FC – Colorado
Goals: 1 - 1
Shots: 11 - 10
Shots on Target: 4 - 4
Fouls: 15 - 20
Yellow Cards: 1 - 2
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Patrick Mullins (Hamilton FC)
Average Rating: 6.73 – 6.73
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 82 % - 78 %
Player of the Match: M. Sarvas (Colorado) – 1g 7.0 rating

Patrick Mullins will be out of action for 3 months with a torn hamstring as he will placed on the season end DL as the season ends in October.

August 18th

Chicago’s Razvan Cocis was named the MLS Player of the Week

Hamilton FC Injury Update:

Robert Heggestad (Twisted ankle) will be out for another 5 to 10 days
Augusto (Sports Hernia) will be out for another 4 to 10 days
Patrick Mullins (Torn Hamstring) will be out for another 3 months
Ze Roberto (Hip Injury) will be out for another 10 days to 4 weeks

August 20th

25 yr old centreback Juan Cruz Gotta will be out 5 to 8 days with a concussion

August 22nd

We are at home again this time we play New England as Donovan Ricketts gets the start in goal.

New England (4th East) @ Hamilton FC (2nd East)

Marvin Chavez scored his 9th goal of the season (55); Jimmy Delgado scored his 15th goal of the season (84); Tyler Hemming and Bastian Meisenheimer pick up the assists

Final: 2-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – New England
Goals: 2 - 1
Shots: 14 - 20
Shots on Target: 5 - 8
Fouls: 19 - 12
Yellow Cards: 3 - 0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: None
Average Rating: 6.87 – 6.79
Possession: 54 % - 46 %
Passing %: 77 % - 72 %
Player of the Match: Marvin Chavez (Hamilton FC) – 1g 8.4 rating

August 25th

Houston’s Oscar Garcia was named as MLS Player of the Week

August 26th

Canada U20 Manager Joseph Milton has named his squad for the matches against Saint Kitts and Nevis U20 and US Virgin Islands U20

GK: Marco Carducci (Vancouver); Nicholas Maroccia (Hamilton FC Academy); Michael Fronzo (Whitecaps Residency)

Defenders: Jon Morgado (TFC Academy), Pat Sulentic (Charleston Battery), Steve Stephens (Whitecaps Residency), Tyler Gomez (Hamilton FC Academy), Nolan Maheu (TFC Academy), Francisco Javier Marin (Impact Academy), Dave Melvin (Whitecaps Residency), Alija Arifovic (Hamilton FC Academy)

Midfielders: Atiba Paulin (TFC Academy), Ryan Alderson (TFC Academy), Steve Poole (Whitecaps Residency), Michael Petrasso (Gillingham), Bozo Kardum (Whitecaps Residency), Edwin Moreau (Impact Academy), Lucas Gray (TFC Academy)

Forwards: Evan Paterson (TFC Academy), Nico Louwers (Hamilton FC Academy), John ling (Vancouver), Nikolas Budalic (Hamilton FC Academy), Stefano Di Matteo (TFC Academy)

Hamilton FC Academy Players so far this season:

GK – Nicholas Maroccia

21 Apps 33 Conc 0 Gls 6 Cln 0 PoM 6 Yel 0 Red 0.33 Tck 1.83 Con 34 % Pas R 28 Fouls 0 Fls Ag

D (L) – Tyler Gomez

13 (2) Apps 0 Gls 0 Pens 1 Asts 1 PoM 2 Yel 0 Red 2.86 Tck 65 % Pas R 0 Drb 33 % Sh Tar 15 Fouls 0 Fls Ag 6.59 AvR

D (R) – Alija Arifovic

16 (4) Apps 0 Gls 0 Pens 0 Asts 0 PoM 10 Yel 2 Red 4.17 Tck 67 % Pas R 0.35 Drb 35 % Sh Tar 42 Fouls 7 Fls Ag 6.26 AvR

ST (C) – Nico Louwers

17 (1) Apps 7 Gls 0 Pen 0 Asts 2 PoM 0 Yel 0 Red 0.85 Tck 67 % Pas R 2.71 Drb 45 % Sh Tar 5 Fouls 0 Fls Ag 6.99 AvR

ST (C) / AM (RL) – Nikolas Budalic

8 Apps 6 Gls 0 Pens 3 Asts 1 PoM 0 Yel 0 Red 0.27 Tck 55 % Pas R 2.25 Drb 61 % Sh Tar 3 Fouls 0 Fls Ag 7.31 AvR

We also have Kyle Bekker being called up for International duties for September 5th and 9th for Canada and Marvin Chavez has international duties coming up for Honduras for September 2nd and 4th.

August 27th

Canada U20 has lost Francisco Javier Marin for 3 weeks as he is out with a calf strain

We get good news today as Robert Heggestad and Augusto have both returned to full training as they have both fully recovered from their injury.

August 29th

We are on the road as we take on D.C. United as Augusto makes his long awaited Hamilton FC debut.

Hamilton FC (2nd East) @ D.C. United (6th East)

Jimmy Delgado scores his 16th and 17th goals of the season (2, 24); Augusto scores his 1st goal of the season (52); Jorge Villafana scores his 3rd goal of the season (79); Marvin Chavez picks up 2 assists, Jorge Villafana and Robert Heggestad both each pick up 1 assist

Final: 4-1 W

Stats:
Hamilton FC – D.C. United
Goals: 4 - 1
Shots: 21 - 12
Shots on Target: 9-3
Fouls: 12- 19
Yellow Cards: 1 -0
Red Cards: 0 - 0
Injuries: Diego Chara (DC United/Knock)
Average Rating: 7.46 – 6.37
Possession: 53 % - 47 %
Passing %: 76 % - 69 %
Player of the Match: Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC) – 2g 9.0 rating
2015-02-02 16:12#207343 patrick1 : good story but a piece of advice - spread your story out more evenly in your posts as in your posts there was soooo much to read and it can become dull for the reader. its great that you've put a lot of detail into your posts and do stick to that but as i say spread the details out in your posts evenly so that the reader can find it easy and enjoyable to read :)

thanks pat... ill take a look over at the icons section and see what icons i can use to replace some of the text so that it isnt so info at once..
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September 2015


September 1st

Jimmy Delgado was named the MLS Player of the Week

Augusto and Jimmy Delgado were named to the MLS Team of the Week

NYCFC’s David Villa was named the MLS Player of the month for Month of August

September 2nd

Canada U20 beat Saint Kitts and Nevis U20 by a score of 3-2

Michael Petrasso
Michael Petrasso
Evan Paterson

September 3rd

Canada U20 beat US Virgin Islands by a score of 2-0

Evan Paterson
Nico Louwers

September 4th

Honduras won 1-0 over Venezuela, Marvin Chavez had 0 goals and 7.1 rating

September 5th

We are at home as we take on Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact (8th East) @ Hamilton FC (2nd East)

Augusto scored his 2nd (14)

– Dax McCarty

Final: 2-1 L

– Felipe (Montreal) 2a 8.2 rating

September 6th

In the 3-0 win over Dominica, Kyle Bekker had 0 goals and a 7.7 rating in 90 minutes of play

September 8th

NYCFC Frank Lampard was named MLS Player of the Week

NYCFC has secured a playoff spot for the MLS Championship

September 9th

With Canada’s 3-0 win over Dominica in the 1st leg of the World Cup North American Qualfying Section, they beat Dominica in the 2nd leg today by a score of 3-0.

Randy Edwini-Bonsu (Canada) scored all 3

Hamilton FC midfielder Kyle Bekker had a 6.9 rating with 0 goals in 90 mins

September 11th

Ze Roberto has fully recovered from his hip injury that has kept him out for the last 3 months.

September 12th

We have a road game against Chicago Fire

Hamilton FC (2nd East) @ Chicago Fire (10th East)

Jimmy Delgado scored his 18th (4)
Eriq Zavaleta scores his 3rd (17)
Bastian Meisenheimer scores his 3rd (pen 85)

Zach Loyd (Hamilton FC)

Final: 3-1 W

Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC) – 1g 1a 8.9 rating

Osmar Franco who is our 22 yr old goalkeeper on our reserve squad was injured during training and will be out of action for 2 to 3 weeks with damaged shoulder.

Sporting KC has secured a playoff spot

September 15th

Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi was named MLS Player of the Week

Donovan Ricketts, Fredrik Stoor, Eriq Zavaleta, Zach Loyd, Jimmy Delgado were all named to MLS Team of the Week

September 19th

We head back to as we take on New York Red Bulls

New York Red Bulls (5th East) @ Hamilton FC (2nd East)

Robert Heggestad scores his 7th (22)
Jimmy Delgado scores his 19, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd (25, 29, 48, 49, 67)

Final: 6-0 W

Dax McCarty (Hamilton FC), Wendel (NY)

Jimmy Delgado (Hamilton FC) – 5g 10.0 rating

This is the first time I have had a player get a 10.0 rating. I’ve always seen like a 9.6-9.8 but never a 10.0

With the win we have secured our first ever franchise playoff spot. We are 1 pt behind NYCFC for 1st in East with 1 extra game to play for our club as Sporting KC is 1st in the West with 58 pts as we are 3 pts behind them.

September 20th

Hamilton FC’s 6-0 win at home over New York is a new record win. Their previous record was at home against NYCFC earlier this season.

Jimmy Delgado’s 5 goals is a new franchise record as the previous record as held by Marvin Chavez earlier this season with 2 goals at home against FC Dallas.

Real Salt Lake has secured a playoff spot, with that being said NYCFC and Hamtil FC have the top 2 tops in East locked down and Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake have the top 2 spots in the West locked down.

That leaves 3 spots in east and 3 spots in west with 2 of them being wild card games.

September 22nd

Jimmy Delgado was named MLS Player of the Week

We took 9 out of a possible 11 positions in the MLS Team of the Week:

GK – Donovan Ricketts
D (L) – Zach Loyd
D (C) – Eriq Zavaleta
D (C) – Hassoun Camara
D (R) – Fredrik Stoor
M/AM (L) – Jorge Villafana
AM (C) – Robert Heggestad
AM (R) – Marvin Chavez
ST (C) – Jimmy Delgado

Other mentions go to:
M (C) – P.Morales (Vancouver)
ST (C) – C. Dempsey (Seattle)

September 26th

We head down the QEW as we take on our arch rivals Toronto FC in a away game.

Hamilton FC (2nd East) @ Toronto FC (9th East)

Jorge Villafana scores his 4th (6)
Marvin Chavez scores his 10th (13)
Robert Heggestad scores his 8th (38)
Jimmy Delgado scores his 24th (60)

Final: 4-3 W

Augusto (Hamilton FC) (43)
Hassoun Camara (Hamilton FC); Eriq Zavaleta (Hamilton FC)

C. Warner (Toronto FC) – 1g 8.3 rating

With the win we move into 1st place in the East and a 2 way tie with Sporting KC for 1st in the league.

We find out from our physios after the game that Augusto will be out 3-4 months with a torn calf muscle and will miss the rest of the season, playoffs and championship game if we make it that far.

Also with the win we qualify for the Semi Finals

Hassoun Camara will miss our next game after he collected 5 yellow cards to get an automatic 1 game ban

September 29th

D.C. United’s Sean Franklin was named MLS Player of the Week

Robert Heggestad was named to the MLS Team of the Week

September 30th

Kyle Bekker has been called up to International duty for Canada for the 9th and 13th of October as Marvin Chavez was called up for Honuras for October 7th

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