If you're a soccer fanatic, you already KNOW that pro soccer in North America is coming on strong these days, with a fan base that's growing faster than any other sport. Now you can put today's soccer excitement on your very own tabletop with the new 2015 North American Pro League cards for SOCCER BLAST Pro Soccer Game!
The North American Pro Season runs roughly parallel with big league baseball, from March to November, and this year's season was the league's most successful ever. Twenty clubs took to the pitch in 2015, including brand new teams in Orlando, FL and New York City—the league's second Gotham entry. It didn't take long for the sports world to notice that fan interest in the league was burgeoning: Seven of the weekend's ten opening weekend matches sold out, with an average attendance of almost 26,000 fans per game. Orlando drew over 60,000 fans for its debut. There were strong TV ratings, too, with games spread out over three major cable networks and a cumulative audience of a million and a half viewers.
But the opening weekend fanfare was just a foretaste of the excitement to come. Fans of the league witnessed an amazingly balanced and remarkably competitive season in 2015, the likes of which the league had not seen. No club reached twenty wins, and only two won fewer than ten games. When the season ended, the established New York and Dallas clubs sat atop their respective divisions, each with a league-best eighteen wins.
Following the completion of there regular season, the league featured a new, expanded playoff field for the 2015 post-season, with twelve teams joining the run for the championship cup. But when it was all said and done, the top two teams in each division made up the league's "final four," and in a final fun twist, both runners-up, Columbus and Portland, knocked off the team to whom they finished second, New York and Dallas, respectively. That set up a great title match, a tense battle won by Portland 2-1. It was Portland's first-ever league championship.
There were plenty of great individual efforts in 2015, all of which you can experience again—or, experience for the first time!—with the 2015 North American Pro Season cards for SOCCER BLAST. Toronto's explosive forward won the "Golden Boot," with 22 goals, and also led the league in assists—yes, he has an amazing card! Columbus' dangerous forward and Los Angeles' Irish striker were right behind. Standing strong against the onslaught of the likes of these guys was a cadre of talented defenders, spearheaded by Montreal's defensive MVP, and a band of courageous keepers, led by shut-out leaders in Portland and Vancouver and the league's "Keeper of the Year," in the New York net.
With the 2015 North American Pro Season cards for SOCCER BLAST, you can re-live this exciting season in whatever format suits your tabletop availability. You can re-play your favorite team's season, perhaps guiding your guys to the title game! With SOCCER BLAST's fast game time, a 34-game single-team season can be completed in a matter of weeks. Or, pick up the season at the start of the playoffs and paint your own playoff picture. You get over 450 players, each represented with his own unique individual card, printed in team colors. You also get a league summary and an Instant Results card that lets you generate winners of matches with a single dice roll—perfect for recreating the league standings week-by-week as your single team replay unfolds! The 2015 North American Pro Season card set for SOCCER BLAST Pro Soccer game sells for $28 postage-paid. NOW AVAILABLE!