First, a little about the club itself. Alphabet City SC plays in the Urban Soccer League in New York City. We were formerly known as the Rovers of Catan, named after the trendy board game that a bunch of us were into at the time of our founding (summer of 2010, just after the World Cup). But, believe it or not, players on the club had a bit of trouble rallying behind that name. (Shocking, I know.) So we switched it up two or three seasons ago to something more literal: Alphabet City SC. Most of us live or have lived for long stretches in the East Village, so the name — “Alphabet City” is the Eastern-most part of the East Village, where the avenue names are letters, like A, B and C, not numbers — made a lot more sense. And, more importantly, this new name had absolutely nothing to do with board games.
… excellent post by Randy about the soccer team we’re all playing on.