CAN OLD NORTH UNITED REPEAT IN 2017?
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.