As daylight dwindles on 2015 and we seal this calendar's time capsule, why not thumb through the best team performances, and determine which will best prevail against the test of time.
Some Washington sides made some remarkable accomplishments in the past year, and here are the best of the best:
Seattle United B98 Copa - In April they defeated Crossfire Premier to become the state's first Dallas Cup champion, and the boys just kept going, winning the state and regional titles before reaching the USYSA U16 final match in July
Seattle Reign - First professional club to win back-to-back regular season league championships, going 13-3-4 in NWSL despite losing Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe to national team duty for the better part of three months
Puget Sound women - Despite being eliminated in the Division III second round, the Loggers allowed only three (3) goals in 22 matches and became the state's first unbeaten (17-0-5) women's collegiate program
Seattle University men - For first time in program's 49 seasons the Redhawks earned the mantle of the state's top D1 men's program by beating UW, winning the WAC and reaching the NCAA third round
Seattle Prep girls - Panthers overcame injuries to finished undefeated at 22-0-1 and 3A champions
Western Washington women - Vikings won a record 21 games and their fourth straight GNAC regular season title before falling in D2 semi
Seattle Pacific men - SPU finished 14-1-4, the fewest losses in 48 seasons
Frank MacDonald is a Seattle soccer journalist and historian. This story first appeared on his website and has been republished here with his permission.