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It was a simple gesture - or it should have been - when former US Mens Soccer Star and current Fox Sports Analyst Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas responded to a recent Indy City Futbol tweet.
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Indy City Futbol Commissioner Jordan Updike has recently come up missing. It is suspected that he is buried under the massive amount of league lost and found items piling up inside of his home.
It's nothing new that Indy City Futbol players leave items behind after matches each week. However, with the increase in teams for the 2017 season, the amount of lost and found items collected during this season have greatly exceeded years past.
Local reports indicate that the number lost and found items recently swelled. Having nowhere else to go, the collection had begun consuming the Commissioner's home.
Neighboring tenants have begun to whisper sentiments of horror and concern. "I haven't heard from the Commish in a while. With all the water bottles, clothing, and indiscriminate injury wraps piling up, it was starting to look like an episode of hoarders in there." says neighbor and Mass Ave United manager, Lucas Sanders. "But, the dog barking is muffled now, so that's nice."
Sounds of clattering water bottles, muffled dog barks, and tiny screams of "MELP" could be heard in the background during Sanders' interview. Noises were assumed to be coming from his television.
If you have any information about the Commish whereabouts, please contact the league office.
And if you're missing an item that you believe might be in the Indy City Futbol Lost and Found stash, for the love of all things holy, get your stuff, and help the Commish get his home back.
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BY MJ DUNNE
Rivalries are at the core of what makes sports so special. It’s what convinces seemingly sane people to lash out irrationally at strangers and berate each other’s mothers in public. These “hatreds” elevate players’ blood pressure and sense of team pride, fueling even more intense battles via Twitter (#wearenotadults).
Let’s take a look at some of the tense relationships within Indy City Futbol:
Everyone loves a good rivalry, but not as much as Bates-Hendricks FC.
Bates-Hendricks vs. ...everybody?
How do they hate thee? Let us count the ways.
BHFC vs Garfield AC
Some call their rivalry the "Neighborhood Rumble" or “Raymond Street Rumble”, but we’re not sure who actually wins and loses when the “prize” is the “Alley-Trash Trophy”.
From the team captain, Tyler: “This trophy was glued together using Great Stuff expanding foam, duct tape and gorilla glue. It features scrap metal and trash that was dumped in alleys in both Bates-Hendricks and Garfield Park. Whoever wins the game dictates where the trophy goes and whoever retains the trophy has to add something to it...The trophy itself is ugly and somewhat dangerous to hold due to its sharp edges. We estimate it's scrap metal value at around 35 cents.”
Pretty sure that’s a gross overestimation, Tyler.
BHFC vs FC Fountain Square
This rivalry is pretty scandalous, we must admit. BHFC poached Fountain Square Brewery as their team sponsor for the second season of ICF. Surprisingly, FC Fountain Square barely notices, or even cares. Well, they might care a little bit. Okay, they definitely care a lot.
The rivalry as told by Jairav, the previous team manager and co-creator of “The Golden Growler”:
“It all started a long long time ago, in a field far away - specifically at the beginning of season 2 of ICF. That was when the redheaded stepchild called Bates Hendricks was born into the league. Through some dark magic, they managed to acquire the coveted Fountain Square Brewery sponsorship for their team. That's right. The brewery named for our neighborhood (and their location) would be on their jerseys. As you can imagine, we were not happy with this. So we beat them by something like 9 goals. I don't think I can overplay this - we beat them so hard their neighborhood actually suffered a spike in crime. One of our players scored a goal 5 seconds after kick off.”
“Nonetheless, it turns out the Bates people aren't all that insufferable, and last year I became good friends with Sam Sluis - their goalkeeper. Sam also happens to be quite talented at woodworking. We decided to codify our rivalry and spite for the sponsor brewery situation by creating a giant oak trophy atop which sits a golden growler. Admittedly Sam did the majority of the work, but I did provide the growler and sanded one piece of wood. So you know.”
"The rules for the Golden Growler are still being developed, but so far it can be contested over anything as long as both teams agree. But it is always on the line when we play each other in Indy City. Over the winter I challenged them to a Golden Growler battle over duckpin bowling. Honestly it was because no one on our team wanted to keep it, and I live in a small apartment. So I decided to give them a taste of it until the summer when we would effortlessly regain it. "
"You should have seen their faces when they won. Charity is a great thing. It really makes you feel good inside!”
BHFC vs Real Fletcher Place
BHFC had a rocky start to last year’s season with a few losses. They were able to beat Real Fletcher Place, but Fletcher Place’s team captain, Andy, is confident his team will rise again.
“The I-70 Series has a nice ring to it,” Andy said about their rivalry.
BHFC vs Atletico Cottage Home
BHFC might not know that this rivalry even exists...sorry, Cottage Home. Maybe make a trash trophy?
Atletico Cottage Home vs Mass Ave United
What was once a battle of David and Goliath proportions, Mass Ave United has something to prove after multiple loses to Cottage Home.
Midtown FC vs Broad Ripple City
Two teams that you shouldn’t sleep on, Midtown FC and Broad Ripple City are looking forward to “The Canal Derby”. Midtown’s team captain, Mark, had some fighting words for BRC: “This town ain't big enough for two Broad Ripple teams, so Broad Ripple City is going to need to go for a swim.”
Sporting Herron Morton vs FC Fountain Square
Last season, Sporting Herron Morton was able to emerge victorious against Fountain Square on a thrilling last minute goal. Fountain Square dealt with their heartbreak by rooting against Herron Morton in the final, stoking the flames of this burgeoning rivalry.
Herron Morton rose from the flames to win the final, leaving Fountain Square in the dust.
Old Speedway City vs... nobody
From the team captain, Jian:
“Unfortunately, I am not aware of any rivalries for Old Speedway. I actually don't even live in the neighborhood. I think they asked me to be captain out of pure necessity. We have more transplants than the average team, which makes cultivating a rivalry a bit difficult. Maybe this year something will come up.”
BY DREW KINCIUS
2016 Indy City Futbol reigning champions Old North United will be looking to achieve back-to-back titles, the first since Corn Field Row United won three straight titles from 1949 – 1951, riding the hot foot of Stingy Stumper Thornton.
What makes Old North United such a special group? After finishing in second place in the City Conference last summer, the club hit their stride in the playoffs and rode biscuit wheels to gravy town. A lethal combination of strong offense stifling defense makes them a difficult matchup: they gave up the least amount goals during the campaign, ending with a goal differential of +13.
Team Manager Karim Djabi broke down their success. “We are better than all other 17 teams, hence why we are champions,” he proclaimed in an exclusive interview obtained by ICF WorldWide. “We are champions until a team is crowned at the end of the year, and that team will be us again, so I hope everyone else enjoys the hunt for runners-up.”
It appears the spirit of a repeat is strong within the club: there are no physical or psychological injuries to report within the squad. Number 1 in the ICF WorldWide Power Rankings, they will look to continue their fast start to 2017 and build upon their 0-0 record.
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This year, Indy City Futbol announced a continuing partnership with Holladay Properties that will keep the League at one of Indy Park’s newest park areas on the near west side, Central Green. Indy City Futbol made it their mission to obtain six permanent goals that would remain at Central Green to be used by Indy City Futbol and would also provide soccer goals for neighbors around the developments at Central State. On April 26, 2017, this goal was realized.Read More