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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Southern Derby

Morning South Florida Soccer fans. Yesterday Kevin Stephens from Atlanta, GA  sent a email about creating a Southern Derby and here is the email:


My name is Kevin Stephens and I am one of the leaders of the Atlanta Silverbacks supporters club “Westside 109”. I am writing your group to see if you would be interested in starting up a fan derby cup competition? We have done this in the past with Charleston and Carolina in the old USL. Unfortunately from my understanding, the original Cup is being used by the USL2 clubs(Charleston,Wilmington,Charlotte). I propose our four supporters groups(ATL, Carolina, Tampa, Ft Lauderdale) buy a new Cup and claim it as the “Real Southern Derby” Cup. I am checking on pricing right now and it seems like if each supporters group chipped in around $50 we can get a really nice Cup. Thoughts????
I’ve emailed you each separately or had a contact email you but once I get a response back from each of you we can all start talking to each other and figure out the details
Here are the Rules of the Cup(from the past):
The Southern Derby is a fan-based cup competition between teams based in the South-Atlantic region of the United States (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama.).
The system of play shall be the league system, with each team playing two matches (home/away) against each of the teams.
The Matches composing the Southern Derby will be the last home and away matches of each team during the regular season unless otherwise negotiated by the members of the respsective supporters club prior to the start of the season.
Points will be awarded on the 3-1-0 systems. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. Overtime wins are treated like regulation wins an awarded 3 points.
The winner of the Southern Derby shall be the team having the greater number of points obtained in all the designated Derby matches.
If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above criteria, the tie-breaker shall be determined as follows:
Goal difference in all the Derby matches.
Greater number of goals scored in all Derby matches.
Greater number of points obtained in all Derby matches between the teams concerned.
Goal difference resulting from all Derby matches between the teams concerned.
Greater number of goals scored in all the Derby matches between the teams concerned.
It is up to the team that is in possession of the Cup to pay for shipping and handling to get the Cup to the new winners at the end of the current competition.

This is something all of south florida fans should think about and consider joining in. 

Mitchell Rivera

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