FC Tiki Tacoz
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|Location||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Fan Club||Rammo's Army|
FC Tiki Tacoz was established on May 7, 2005, just in time to draw its first match, 1-1, in the final week of Season 25. The offseason and lack of Cup play in the following season gave the club the chance to establish a midfield training program, and before long the club was on the road to success.
The Tacoz were placed in VI.88 to start, and tasted surprising success for a brand new club, finishing third in a decent Division VI series in Season 26. The next season saw the club progress further, as the Tacoz finished a strong second with 37 points, portending good things for the future. With rivals Costa SM promoting in Season 27, there was little to stand in the club's way the following season, and the team cruised to a perfect record with a whopping +77 goal differential. The club's reward would be automatic promotion to V.228.
The Tacoz continued their success upon arrival in Division V, winning their first match 5-1 and posting a surprising third-place finish in Season 28. Subsequent seasons would see the Tacoz struggle somewhat, as V.228 matured into the strongest series in all of the USA's Division V. Over the next few seasons, the Tacoz would finish 5th, 4th, 4th, and 5th, at the same time cultivating strong rivalries with clubs such as local rivals Mosby's Rangers, Hoboken Hitmen, Greedy Orphans Fighting and Biting, Twin Rivers, [Mad Hools]], and Lokomotiv United, aided mostly by the fact that few new teams promotion from Division VI were able to avoid an immediate drop (Mad Hools and Lokomotiv United being a notable exception), while the fierce competition within the division ensured that no team dominated a single season enough to win autopromotion. Consequently, V.228 has seen considerable stability over the last several seasons, with only Greedy Orphans escaping to Division IV.
Season 34 started poorly for the Tacoz, as injuries and an unfortunate loss to Twin Rivers had the club questioning its future in V.228. An unprecendented run of success soon followed, however, including the club's first ever victories over Mosby's Rangers, and with three matches remaining in the season, the Tacoz appear on the verge of the club's first ever Division V medal.
The Tacoz have had a decent Cup record for a club of its stature, losing only one away Cup match in its history. The club has reached the fourth round twice, in Seasons 30 and 34. The club's greatest Cup triumph, however, came in Season 28, when the club scored an extra-time upset of then-Division V club Roaches. Overall, the club has a 14-8 record in the Cup.
The Tacoz believe that in Hattrick, midfield is king, and the club has always prided itself on its ball-control game. The club has ridden its powerful midfield to considerable success, culminating in the success of Season 34, a season that has seen the Tacoz put together Division V's 3rd-best midfield. Recent seasons have seen more emphasis put on attack, enabling the club to finally compete with the rest of V.228's strong teams.
Culture and Lore
The Tacoz have a long history of regular Press Announcements, as the club puts out a new release following every competitive match as well as on select other occasions. The club also produces an occasional series, Great Moments in Tacoz History (GMITH), commemorating important achievements and milestones in the history of the Tacoz. Since April 2006, every press announcement has contained a quotation from Estonian midfielder Vootele Rammo.
- Main article: Vootele Rammo
Vootele Rammo is one of FC Tiki Tacoz's best players as well as the club's most outspoken player. Acquired at the age of eighteen from Canadian club 0-0-10, Rammo soon worked his way into the Tacoz's starting lineup and has served as the backbone behind the Tacoz's powerful midfield. He is best known, though, for his regular comments in the Tacoz's press announcements and has attracted a large following both inside and outside the club.