Despite our surprise quarter final finish last year and our decent placement in the first adidas Fanatic Premier League in NYC this Spring, TheGoodLifeFC! was not on anyone’s radar to be a contender in this year’s adidas Fanatic Cup. But on Saturday, July 20th, our eight man (and woman) squad trounced through our bracket and breezed through the quarterfinal to make it into the final four out of 28 teams from NYC, England, Germany, and Japan. Unfortunately we met our match in a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat that simply saw the luck go to our opponent as we failed to convert several goal attempts and allowed one to end our bid for victory. Even with the loss, we had plenty to celebrate with our 14-4 goal differential, victories over adidas Originals, Three Kings, BLK DNM, and Borderline Films and an all around awesome day of friends, fam and fun at beautiful Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Congrats to Timbo, Dan, Juan, Santiago, Sara, Jen, Jeff, Noah, and Coach Craig and everyone else involved with TheGoodLifeFC! for building something from nothing and taking it even closer to the top. Relive the day in film by Craig Wetherby as well as a quick glimpse of the team in action from Eddie Grams after the jump.
Let’s get it started! Captain Timbo gets warmed up in his Fanatic Premier tank from Nowhere FC.
No warmup would be complete without one of his patented headers.
This one’s called the “Superman!”
Noah Ritter aka SeeThruMoney ready for the games to begin. Two clean sheets and the heart of a lion, his purpose came from above.
Then it began, first up was adidas Originals.
Our homegirl Sara Glick got serious quick.
So Juan had to turn up the heat!
And Noah had the goal on lockdown.
After a 3-0 win, Jeff enjoyed a well-deserved break.
NowhereFC’s Coach Simonez took in the entire scene.
Next up was 3 Kings. Even a swarm of yellow was no match for Jen.
Juan was slicing through them like Swiss Cheese!
The beginning of one of his three goals that game.
Juan was moving so fast he almost lit the ground on fire. Beep Beep!
There goes another one! Or should we say another Juan?!
These three were unstoppable – Juan, Dan, and Santiago.
Just peep the video, you’ll see.
Some between game lounging with the TheGoodLife! fam.
Then came BLK DNM. They came with the 2 on Juan.
Leaving Jeff open to strike!
By the end all BLK DNM could do was chase.
After our third win the clouds rolled in.
Nolhi grabbed Daddy.
And the rain came down!
But stopped just in time for our next game. Coin flip to TheGoodLife!
Juan with another one. For real it was Golazo City!
But Jeff stayed laying down some joga bonito of his own.
This crew was diggin it. Thanks to Bradley and Mans from adidas for all the support!
Our final game was a nail biter, we had them guarding their jewels!
Next year its ours!!