The toughest Pro Clubs league in North America is back for another season! On the eve of APL Season 3 we review each Division 1 team and their chances at the title, key additions and projected starting 11.

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HoLiCz

An all-round powerhouse team in which every player knows their role. Winning most of the titles since season one, this unified team will be looking to remain on top while everyone else attemps to catch up to them and their ever growing list of accolades. Recently losing the epic final in the Sean Cup and crashing out in the first round of last season's playoffs, this team will be fired up and wanting to make things right this season. Losing is not an option for this team.

Key Additions:

  • ll Ortiz ll
  • Goat24 x

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Draxler x10
  • ST - Peanut L 7 L
  • CAM - Viva Andressi
  • LM - OziI11 x
  • RM - Evo21 x
  • DM - TGxCFD15
  • DM - FHz Vallejos
  • CB - ll Ortiz ll
  • CB - Aztecaas
  • CB - Risxn
  • GK - Cypress Xlll // Goat24 x After week 2

Viva Futbol

Off the back of their Sean Cup victory against giants HoLiCz, Viva will be looking to carry their momentum into Season 3. With the recent new additions to the team, you could mistake the Viva lineup for the Mexican national team. Their recent failures in the playoffs against Fatality and Never Unlucky has been a wake up call for Viva, and they will be looking to become the top dogs in the North America scene once again. Just like HoLiCz, anything but a championship this season will be seen as a failure for Viva.

Key Additions:

  • iF Energy
  • iF SoNiiCK
  • Ibarra x15

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - iF SoNiiCK
  • ST - Gringo ST 7
  • CAM - Streets i 22 i
  • LM - Viva Ponyy
  • RM - MikeDishin
  • DM - xKangre
  • DM - Viva Romero
  • CB - Viva Pep
  • CB - Viva Rojas
  • CB - Ibarra x15
  • GK - iF Energy

Never Unlucky

Should I say Never Unlucky or Elusive? The returning champions are looking to retain their well-earned title. Coming off a disappointing pre-season tournament, they are looking to get back into gold-obtaining form. Having a splash in the pool of success, this team have added some top-tier players to their lineup and will look to go back to back with their newly refined team. Will they repeat their success, or will a certain curse haunt this team?

Key Additions:

  • Bauer l 43 l
  • Cheeky Vision
  • Rico l 7 l

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Unlucky Dustin
  • ST - l Mann l
  • CAM - xBusquets
  • LM - Cheeky Vision
  • RM - Dinho lskl // Alvess17
  • DM - o Vieira o
  • DM - Rico l 7 l
  • CB - Fiddleton
  • CB - Nick I 5 I
  • CB - TGx rockioz
  • GK - Bauer l 43 l

Criminal Society

A lack of attack should’ve seen this team in the bottom half of the table, but the brick wall defense ensured that it wouldn’t be too easy to beat this squad. With some new signings, they will be hoping to add some finesse to the attack. Finishing second and sixth in the last two seasons, Criminal has never made it past the first round in playoffs. With their quick ball movement and composure they will be hoping to make more of an impact during the business end of the season.

Key Additions:

  • Acardy
  • Arias l 22
  • Duey I 1 I
  • Tofske

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Criminal Lazer
  • ST - Maestro l 21
  • CAM - I M0NEY l
  • LM - Arias l 22
  • RM - Mazda I 20 I
  • DM - Acardy
  • DM - Duey I 1 I
  • CB - Oldmr peanut
  • CB - Velez I 5 I
  • CB - Austin l 33 l
  • GK - zMayhemIV

FC Phoenix

A strong finish to the end of last season was brought to a halt when their defense conceded five goals in a matchup against Fishing Rods. Dominating their group in the Sean Cup proved to be a catalyst for them to add a few new faces to the squad. With their specific style of pace, they can easily catch a defense off guard and deal huge blows without a trace, proving them worthy of a top-five finish.

Key Additions:

  • Joker17 x
  • ll Fish ii
  • ForeverShiek
  • xKillough
  • Thelaw1055

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Dearing l 15 l
  • ST - ForeverShiek
  • CAM - ll Fish ii
  • LM -  Fhz Viti God
  • RM - SlickJoey328250
  • DM - thelaw1055
  • DM - Criminal Vidal
  • CB - xKillough
  • CB - Walker l 2 l
  • CB - Lee l 7 l
  • GK - Joker17 x

Outlaws FC

Outlaws or should I say hors-la-loi (French for Outlaws) after a French revolution has taken the team by storm. Reborn with new talent, this team is looking to bring back the glory days. A creative midfield and a former golden boot winner up top sees them as a genuine threat. Player availability will be key to their finishing position this season.

Key Additions:

  • Reborn Pvlga
  • Reborn MCaandys
  • Reborn Stox
  • Tolino22

Projected Starting 11:

4-2-3-1

  • ST - Messinho x
  • LAM - Tolino22
  • CAM - Reborn Pvlga
  • RAM - Reborn Stox
  • DM - Ao I Truth
  • DM - Reborn MCaandys
  • LB - Wuence i15
  • CB - CFernandoMUtd17
  • CB - l Gado l
  • RB - Ao I Dilo
  • GK - Kasra25

Fishing Rods

Top four team from last season that just came up short of getting a showing in the final last season, Fishing Rods is looking to revolt in the last season of the year before the big title showdown at the end of this FIFA. Only having a three-goal differential last season, they hope to add some fire in the attack with a few new additions to the team. Golden Ball Winner Wasnico10 will look to repeat his success and lead his team to a higher finish.

Key Additions:

  • Wasnico10

Projected Starting 11:

4-1-2-1-2

  • ST - Kessy I 17 I
  • ST - kiliwa KING
  • CAM - Perfect Mode
  • LM - xXThanhTranXx
  • RM - Mocro B
  • DM - iRealms
  • LB - Kev L 11 I
  • CB - QIK
  • CB - Umtiti x23
  • RB - ZSx matador
  • GK - Phil The Fish

Soul Futbol

Coming out hot with a strong showing in D2 this season, Soul Futbol is a team that's ready to show their style of play. Scoring fewer goals than their previous season in D2 but having fewer goals allowed is seen as a positive, as everyone knows a strong defence wins titles. After a solid Sean Cup showing beating the almighty Fifa HoLiCz they might have what it takes to reach the top end of the league table.

Key Additions:

  • ODJM x l 3 l

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Captain Bundles
  • ST - Deu Guero
  • CAM - T0T4L 90
  • LM - Soul Wallyson
  • RM - SilentJ38
  • DM - Soul Splntr
  • DM -Soul SpartanV
  • CB - ODJM x l 3 l
  • CB - Doctah Bubbles
  • CB - R Carlos l 6 l
  • GK - Infecetedgummy9

Fatality

It seems like anything is possible when it comes to Fatality this season. In the last two seasons Fatality has managed to reach a semi-final and final. Coming up short each season is heartbreaking, but this team has always stuck together and looks to rebuild and surge through whatever challenges they face in the next season. Will the addition of Nubsy004, will they be able to go all the way this time?

Key Additions:

  • Nubsy004

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Nubsy004
  • ST - I sT I Giibert
  • CAM - Brisan66
  • LM - igi dom l7l
  • RM - Ticket Man Volz
  • DM - lL A lK lE
  • DM - Foppe l 4 l
  • CB - IFR13I
  • CB - Wanyama x
  • CB - l Riz l 1
  • GK - Tooo Lazyyy

Strikeforce

Avoiding relegation with a close playoff game last season, Strikeforce is looking to improve in all elements of their game. After inconsistent lineups last seasons, they found themselves last in scoring with the second worst defense in the league. If they can achieve consistency with their lineup they should find themselves back in playoffs to possibly even make another final like they did back in the inaugural season.

Key Additions:

  • Africa aR
  • DvL Rossi
  • Marvinho l 10
  • GRiiMALDO1

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - Africa aR
  • ST - OG Calvo
  • CAM - Shady x93
  • LM - Marvinho l 10
  • RM - Ryu l10l
  • DM - Awsemousprime
  • DM - DvL Rossi
  • CB - l sT l Best
  • CB - LoCoTrAcK5tAr
  • CB - DoN L 2 L
  • GK -  GRiiMALDO1

Arrechos Sc

On the verge of being relegated last season, Arrechos now have a fresh start and will be looking to improve on their finish last season. They recently won Division 2 against current Division 1 teams Soul Futbol, Outlaws FC, and Phalanx FC. Will they be able to finish above these teams once again or is the past just the past?

Key Additions:

  • DvL Blazed

Projected Starting 11:

3-5-2

  • ST - ECUABOLO
  • ST - Asc l Millos
  • CAM -Asc l EcuaDT
  • LM -  TBD
  • RM - Asc l Craklos
  • DM - Asc l Recla
  • DM - l sT l Jeffyz
  • CB - Asc l Roldan
  • CB - DvL Blazed
  • CB - xCoki l27l
  • GK - Asc l Camba

Phalanx FC

After two playoff appearances in Division 2, they have finally made it into the big boys league. Struggling in the group of death in the Sean Cup will be good experience for this team as they look to step up when the real games begin. If the attack can find their groove in front of their solid defense, they might be able to avoid relegation and continue to progress.

Key Additions:

None

Projected Starting 11:

4-2-3-1

  • ST - Icon Zlatan
  • CAM - I John I
  • LAM - Jigsaw
  • RAM - X jway x
  • DM - dorseyfurcal18
  • DM - Cozy Bryant
  • LB - B4U3R10
  • CB - L KingEvan300 L
  • CB - WillpowerHD
  • RB - datstankyham
  • GK - A Lil Brazilian
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