It is surprising to see a lowly-rated team perform excellently to win a top league. Calgary Foothills is a football club in Canada. This club is based in Calgary, Alberta and competes in USL League.
In 1972, this football club was established as a club for youngsters. It joined the league in 2015 as a USL2 franchise. The team plays its home games at a Composite High School in Okotoks. Players put on white and green colours when competing with other teams.
How Calgary Defied Odds in 2016 Season
Against the wish of many football supporters, fans of Calgary FC had something to smile about. The 2016 season ended well for the club and its supporters. People had given this club a probability of 4% to win the USL League 2. To the surprise of many, Calgary Foothills only lost in the finals.
Calgary Foothills defeated strong teams in this league, including:
- Golden State Force FC
- FC Tucson
- U23 Seattle Sounders
The Development of Calgary
Calgary had a difficult time playing in three different stadiums over a short period. Within three years, they had used three playgrounds. The greatest challenge they had is their injured vital players. Stephanie Labbe, a player of the Canadian women’s soccer team, tried her luck in the USL2. The soccer club (Calgary) would enjoy its best season to date.
In 2018, they only lost once in 14 games. After defeating the Tucson FC and Colorado rapids under 23, they went on to win the League 2.
Since 2018 season, they have performed excellently and reached the semi-finals. Many teams around the world have surprised football fanatics after winning their leagues. It would be essential for all soccer teams rated as underdogs to emulate Calgary. They can improve significantly and develop soccer in their top leagues and countries.