November 16 th,
2008:Washington Premier League
Aegean Hawks FC - 1 vs. Reds United FC (WPL) - 1 Washington Premier League : Hawks Tie Reds United FC (WPL) 1-1 in Final WPL Match of Fall 2008 Season (Arlington, VA - 5:45 PM, Washington-Lee High School) With the WPL title already captured in prior week action, the Hawks looked to finish off their WPL season with a solid showing over long-standing WPL rivals, Reds United. A win would insure a perfect season, but Reds United had ideas to play spoiler. In a competitive match with plenty of action, center mid Mike Minai pounded in a banger off a driven Rich Rich cross in the 35th minute to get the Hawks up 1-0. Reds converted off a 20 yard blast mid-way through the second half in a see saw game that ended in a 1-1 draw and the Hawks dropped their first points of the season.
Finishing with a 14-0-1 record in all competitions during the Fall 2008 season, the Hawks have set their sights on 2009 National Cups fixtures and outdoor fixtures in the newly-formed Arlington Premier League over the winter. National Cups qualification begins on December 7th, and the Hawks are looking to claim their 4th straight DC/VA US Open Cup title, and 3rd straight DC/VA US Amateur Cup title. With several teams mounting stiff challenges, the Hawks will surely need to step up their game in order to stay at the top of the pack in DC/VA.