In a lot of ways it was a successful season, but it still ended in disappointment.
The Dallas Sidekicks' first season in eight years ended without the franchise's fifth championship, as the Sidekicks were swept out of the PASL playoffs but the Rio Grande Valley Flash, following a 13-3 debut season in the Professional Arena Soccer League.
Ironically, the season ended at the Allen Event Center, where the Sidekicks didn't lose a game in the regular season.
But after losing 5-4 in overtime in the opening game in Hidalgo, the Sidekicks were unable to tie the series and force an immediate tie-breaking mini-game, as they fell behind 4-0. They did come back to tie the game, only to see the Flash score three goals in less than three minutes.
Still, many fans of the purple and black got a number of memorable moments in the Kicks' first season since 2004.
Among those, the team got to continue honoring its history as David Doyle (11) and Tatu's (9) jersey numbers were retired, going up with Krys Sobieski (31), Matt Lawson (22), Kevin Smith (10) and Mike Powers (5).
And with an influx of young talent like Jaime Lovegrove, who finished the season with 22 goals and 29 points, there is hope that he tradition can continue for years to come.