With tonight’s win, the FC Buffalo side completed its inaugural season in the NPSL. Finishing third place in the Northeast, Keystone Conference, the Blitzers ended the year with an impressive 6-2-4 record, having been the only team to defeat first place FC Sonic. Personally, my own record was 3-0, each match a clean sheet for the team—so I know I did my part.
The finale had a little of everything from great goal scoring (Rich Wilson earning the Golden Boot with his 6th goal of the season); a little 7v7 rugby from Kenmore East and West high schools; a Chinese raffle; autographed player away jerseys given to random fans; and the biggest turn out yet of supporters, (as well as the most media/photographers out on the field grabbing shots). Buffalo ends their journey from the pitch on a three game winning streak, (outscoring their opponents 13-3), and a positive note to build on before returning quality soccer to the Queen City next year.
Support the sport, support the team, and support your city. The FC Buffalo Blitzers are worth it.
Here are some photos from the game: