Not a Malorian vassal
The CEFA World Cup has concluded, with Goyanes crowned world champions for the third time. Now, it is back to club football for the players, and back to domestic leagues. Highton's HPL is considered one of the "Big 4" leagues and it prepares for its 2019-2020 season. Although Capital FC won the cup treble last year, winning the NH-Cup, HFA Cup, and Prince's Cup, Highton City FC are the two-time defending champions and they will be gunning for the hattrick with the leadership of World Cup golden boot winner Alexís. After a collapse toward the end of last season, Trier FC is the other favorite to win the league title this year. Those two teams will take part in this year's CEFA Champions Cup, and they will be joined by Aþletic Lighton in the group stage, with AS Nola and Capital FC entering in the second qualifying round. After just missing out of CEFA play this year, Aleman FC will be looking to come back rejuvenated and make a push for top four. North Highton and Capital FC are hoping to push for top four as well, with Phoenix Coast hoping to recover from their abysmal 8th place finish last year. Towards the bottom of the table, there is set to be an exciting relegation battle between half a dozen teams hoping to stay up. Aachen SV and Glöckenkirchen Union both come up with surprisingly good teams, with Aachen playing Essalanean World Cup hero Atta Hureg in goal, and Glöckenkirchen led by Highton international Emil Galeta. Jefferson and 3City must both prepare for the worst after losing many key players in the transfer window. Georgetown may struggle to refind the form which took them safely into mid-table last year, and Lincoln Park Town may not be so lucky this season.