We were well stocked with football storylines before they all got trumped on Tuesday when GameTime’s preseason state writers’ poll was released: the top four schools are all from the FCIAC. The league is currently Connecticut’s hotbed for the sport, with two defending state champions and a finalist.
If you were to choose a popular movie title as a description of FCIAC boys soccer, it would be The Usual Suspects. At least recently.
There is a core group of teams that make regular league playoff appearances, with their places in the standings the lone question mark. Occasionally you get a surprise, like Stamford finishing third a year ago. Danbury has returned to the top of the pack in recent years.