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The second '''California Friendly Cup''' saw a dramatic increase in the number of participants.  CFC II drew almost three times as many participants as the inaugural event.  By now commonly acknowledged as one of Hattrick's premier cup events, the CFC continued to be marked by a nearly perfect record of participation -- only a single side having been defaulted during the first two competitions.  Cup founder ''fuegodiego'', with mounting RL pressures, added Illuminati FC manager ''mbodey'' as Cup co-coordinator.
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The second [[California Friendly Cup]] saw a dramatic increase in the number of participants.  CFC II drew almost three times as many participants as the inaugural event.  By now commonly acknowledged as one of Hattrick's premier cup events, the CFC continued to be marked by a nearly perfect record of participation -- only a single side having been defaulted during the first two competitions.  Cup founder ''fuegodiego'', with mounting RL pressures, added Illuminati FC manager ''mbodey'' as Cup co-coordinator.
  
 
The CFC continued to have a strong international flavor with the well known Brazilian side Alpha F.C besting local favorites LA Lazers in the final. A third place finish was secured by Gothic Wombats, a team from the obscure and mysterious country of Oceania, by beating locals Illuminati FC.
 
The CFC continued to have a strong international flavor with the well known Brazilian side Alpha F.C besting local favorites LA Lazers in the final. A third place finish was secured by Gothic Wombats, a team from the obscure and mysterious country of Oceania, by beating locals Illuminati FC.

Revision as of 08:05, 25 May 2010

California Friendly Cup I
Cal cup ii.jpg
Tournament details
Season(s) 40
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Brasil raphaelcbn
Runner-up USA Socalballer
Third place Oceania CHPP-Trixibelle 
CFC I CFC III

The second California Friendly Cup saw a dramatic increase in the number of participants. CFC II drew almost three times as many participants as the inaugural event. By now commonly acknowledged as one of Hattrick's premier cup events, the CFC continued to be marked by a nearly perfect record of participation -- only a single side having been defaulted during the first two competitions. Cup founder fuegodiego, with mounting RL pressures, added Illuminati FC manager mbodey as Cup co-coordinator.

The CFC continued to have a strong international flavor with the well known Brazilian side Alpha F.C besting local favorites LA Lazers in the final. A third place finish was secured by Gothic Wombats, a team from the obscure and mysterious country of Oceania, by beating locals Illuminati FC.

CFC I Champion 1896 Lyn (En Pryd For By'n) represented the CFC in the US Champions League Cup. Solidifying the CFCs growing reputation, 1896 Manager tbane5 guided the side to the final where they lost a bitterly contested battle. mbodey, as the CFC I runner-up was also invited to participate in the USCL but declined the invitation.

While CFC I was primarily noted for it's heated rivalries, savage tackling, and connotations of class warfare, CFC II was marred by several controversies that erupted off the pitch. The most serious event was the now infamous Thanksgiving Day Incident.

The controversy erupted on the American holiday after a close finish in Group A. A tie for second place in the group required the application of the fifth tiebreak rule to determine which team would advance to the playoff round. CFC co-coordinator mbodey determined that, by rule, Illuminati FC was the second team to advance. The ruling, in conjunction with the fact that the CFC official making the ruling was also the manager of the advancing team, set of a firestorm of protest. While the ruling was upheld after review, and the integrity of the official involved was validated, the incident did spur a reassessment of the tie break rules. A secondary result of the incident was that the term "mbodey" (link to Urban Dictionary entry for "mbodey") has now entered the popular lexicon as a reference to situations related to suspicious results involving officials with a vested interest in those same results.

A second, notable incident occurred just prior to the CFC Final. Final participant (and eventual Champion), Rapha (A.K.A Mac Daddy Rapha) was rumored to be attempting to influence the officiating of the Cup Final. Mac Daddy Rapha was reputed to have sent two young women to the Southern California city of San Diego and offered to "introduce them" to CFC officials. While no official charges were ever lodged, an air of suspicion continued to cling to Mac Daddy Rapha. The rumors intensified after Mac Daddy Rapha's side won the final, with two controversial free kicks making the difference. CFC officials were in San Diego on personal business and unavailable for comment.


Participants

The following teams have signed up for the CF Cup II.

Initial Rank Team Previous Finish Best Finish Cup Entries Pts W GD GF Pld
1 Illuminati FC Runner-up Runner-up 1 10 3 +7 13 6
2 Balboa Banana Slugs Third Third 1 12 4 +2 13 6
3 Collision Fourth Fourth 1 7 2 -4 8 6
4 Santa Clara United Did Not Advance Did Not Advance 1 3 1 -8 1 4
5 Reagan Did Not Compete
6 FC Penasquitos Did Not Compete
7 Alpha F.C. Did Not Compete
8 Rockys F.C. Did Not Compete
9 KneeCaps Did Not Compete
10 LA Lazers Did Not Compete
11 F.C. Westchester Did Not Compete
12 Piedmont FC Did Not Compete
13 Red___Team Did Not Compete
14 Westchester Bobs Did Not Compete
15 MonkeyButts Did Not Compete
16 Gothic Wombats Did Not Compete

Final Standings

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Finish
Alpha F.C. 15 6 5 0 1 18 14 +4 Champion
LA Lazers 15 6 5 0 1 26 8 +18 Runner-up
Gothic Wombats 12 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 Third
Illuminati FC 9 6 3 0 3 14 7 +7 Fourth
Collision 9 4 3 0 1 10 6 +4 Top 8
Reagan 6 4 2 0 2 11 14 -3 Top 8
Piedmont FC 6 4 2 0 2 10 13 -3 Top 8
FC Penasquitos 4 4 1 1 2 5 10 -5 Top 8
KneeCaps 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 Did Not Advance
Red___Team 6 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1 Did Not Advance
Balboa Banana Slugs 3 3 1 0 2 8 8 0 Did Not Advance
Westchester Bobs 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5 Did Not Advance
F.C. Westchester 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 Did Not Advance
Santa Clara United 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 Did Not Advance
MonkeyButts 0 3 0 0 3 3 15 -12 Did Not Advance
Rockys F.C. 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 Did Not Finish


USCL Representatives

Previous Finish Team
CFC Champion 1896 Lyn (En Pryd For By'n)

Group Stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Gothic Wombats 6 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
Illuminati FC 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
KneeCaps 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
Rockys F.C. 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8


Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • Gothic Wombats, Illuminati FC, and KneeCaps are ranked by their overall goal difference.
  • Illuminati FC and KneeCaps are ranked by their initial rank.

Round 1

Home Result Away Match
Illuminati FC 1 - 0 Gothic Wombats (252439926)
Rockys F.C. 0 - 2 KneeCaps (252491095)

Round 2

Home Result Away Match
Gothic Wombats 2 - 0 KneeCaps (252740767)
Illuminati FC 3 - 0 Rockys F.C. (252689324)

Round 3

Home Result Away Match
Rockys F.C. 0 - 3 Gothic Wombats (Walkover)
KneeCaps 2 - 0 Illuminati FC (253010553)

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
LA Lazers 9 3 3 0 0 14 2 +12
Alpha F.C. 6 3 2 0 1 7 7 0
Balboa Banana Slugs 3 3 1 0 2 8 8 0
MonkeyButts 0 3 0 0 3 3 15 -12


Round 1

Home Result Away Match
Balboa Banana Slugs 6 - 1 MonkeyButts (252467606)
Alpha F.C. 0 - 5 LA Lazers (252448567)

Round 2

Home Result Away Match
MonkeyButts 0 - 5 LA Lazers (252798020)
Balboa Banana Slugs 0 - 3 Alpha F.C. (252695038)

Round 3

Home Result Away Match
Alpha F.C. 4 - 2 MonkeyButts (253028133)
LA Lazers 4 - 2 Balboa Banana Slugs (253026602)

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Collision 9 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5
FC Penasuitos 4 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2
Westchester Bobs 3 3 1 0 2 3 8 -5
FC Westchester 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2


Round 1

Home Result Away Match
Collision 3 - 0 Westchester Bobs (Walkover)
FC Penasquitos 1 - 1 FC Westchester (252389331)

Round 2

Home Result Away Match
Westchester Bobs 2 - 1 FC Westchester (252806502)
Collision 1 - 0 FC Penasquitos (252639019)

Round 3

Home Result Away Match
FC Penasquitos 4 - 1 Westchester Bobs (253037756)
FC Westchester 0 - 1 Collision (253011292)

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Reagan 6 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4
Piedmont FC 6 3 2 0 1 10 8 +2
Red___Team 6 3 2 0 1 8 7 +1
Santa Clara United 0 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7


Notes on the tie-breaking situation:

  • Reagan, Piedmont FC, and Red___Team are ranked by their overall goal difference

Round 1

Home Result Away Match
Santa Clara United 1 - 3 Red___Team (252440296)
Reagan 3 - 5 Piedmont FC (252447280)

Round 2

Home Result Away Match
Red___Team 4 - 1 Piedmont FC (252688713)
Santa Clara United 0 - 2 Reagan (252673164)

Round 3

Home Result Away Match
Reagan 5 - 1 Red___Team (252954595)
Piedmont FC 4 - 1 Santa Clara United (252991749)

Playoff

Seeds: 1. LA Lazers 2. Collision 3. Reagan 4. Gothic Wombats 5. Piedmont FC 6. Illuminati FC 7. Alpha F.C. 8. FC Penasquitos

  Quarter-Final
Semi-Final
Final
                           
 
  1  LA Lazers 7  
  8  FC Penasquitos 0    
    1  LA Lazers 3  
  4  Gothic Wombats 2  
  4  Gothic Wombats 5
  5  Piedmont FC 0    
    1  LA Lazers 2
      7  Alpha F.C. 4
  2  Collision 5
  7  Alpha F.C. 6    
    7  Alpha F.C. 1
  6  Illuminati FC 0  
  3  Reagan 1
  6  Illuminati FC 8  
  3rd Place
 
  6  Illuminati FC 2
  4  Gothic Wombats 3