The Perfect Season...FC Winnipeg Lions 2013 Double Crown Champions
The FC Winnipeg Lions are the 2013 double crown champions for Senior Men's soccer in Manitoba.
The Lions finished the 2013 outdoor regular season and MSA Cup with a combined record of 21-0-0, capturing the MSA Cup Championship and the MMSL Premier Division One Championship.
The FC Winnipeg Lions capped off their 2013 regular season schedule on September 6, 2013 with a 4-1 victory over Hellas. The win completed a memorable MMSL Premier Division One regular season in which the Lions had a perfect 16-0-0 record.
On July 20, 2013, the Lions defeated Lucania 4-0 in the MSA Cup Final capturing the Lions second consecutive MSA Cup title. The Lions completed the MSA Cup tournament with a perfect 5-0-0 record. It was the Lions fourth consecutive MSA Cup Final finish.
Moreno Alberti led the Lions with 13 goals. Second in scoring for the Lions was the Club's rookie striker, Brendan Rattai with 10 goals.
With discipline, a balanced-attack and strong defensive play, the Lions have outscored their opponents in their 21 matches by a combined total of 83-10.
Since the Club's inception in 1995, the Lions have captured 7 MSA Cup Championships. At CSA nationals the Lions have captured 1 national title and 1 bronze medal. The Lions have won 7 MMSL Premier Division One championships in the MMSL's 11-year history.
The Lions will participate at CSA Nationals in Halifax, Nova Scotia, competing for the Challenge Trophy from October 9-14, 2013.
The Lions open the tournament on October 9th versus Prince Edward Island, followed by an October 10th match versus British Columbia.