News and Announcements
Congratulations to Lori Brengelman and Hugo Cueva for their outstanding committment to the sport we all love! The Eastern New York State Soccer Association thanks both Lori and Hugo for their dedication recognizes their 25 year commitment with a most grand award. On behalf of all of the players, coaches, and fans The Eastern District Soccer League Board of Directors thanks you for your continued commitment to our league and the sport of soccer as a whole. We are very proud of you both!
Czechoslovakia advances to the EDSL Steve Howanky Cup by winning in PK’s over a very strong African Youth Academy. The African team moved ahead 1-0 and kept this score until the end of the first half. Czecholsovakia had 3 chances to even the score but could not find the equalizer.
The Czechs continued to pressure forward and eventually were able to tie the game in the second half capitalizing on a rebound from a free kick outside the PK area. AYA fought back and recaptured the lead at 2-1 and was winning rught up until 5 minutes to full time when the Czechs again tied the game! At the end of regulation the score was 2-2. This well-played game was, however, going to be decided by penalty kicks. The Czechs converted on all 5 kicks while the African team missed one of their attempts and Czechoslovakia is now moving on to the Final to face San Onofre.
Excellent Officiating done by the referee crew
The Czech will play the final next week vs San Onofre who had beat the Westchester CF last week on the other semifinal. The game will be at Tibbets park #3 at 10am 6/8/14. Good luck to both teams!
San Onofre beat Germania by the score of 6-0 on Sunday to win the 2014 EDSL Playoffs. Unfortunately, for Germania they had to play down players the entire game. San Onofre scored 5 of their 6 goals in the first half of the game. However, in a good show of sportsmanship, San Onofre did not try to add any more goals as the remainder of the game played out. Excellent Officiating done by the referee crew. Congratulations to both teams and especially to San Onofre for an outstanding season and run to the Championship!
Tibbets Park field #3 Yonkers 10am 5/25/14
San Onofre won the first semifinal of the EDSL Steve Howansky Cup by outlasting Westchester CF by the score of 3-2. Westchester went ahead 1-0 and San Onofre tied the game with a PK from their captain Manuel. Westchester CF missed 2 penalties which were both saved by the San Onofre goalkeeper!
San Onofre also played some of the game with only 10 men after midfielder Evandro Jose received a straight Red card for an unnecessary hard tackle in the middle of the field.
Next week 6/1/14 there will be 2 more games at Tibbets Park #3 one at 10am which will be the EDSL final game of the Open Playoff. The top Red Division seed, Germania, squaring off vs. 2nd Seed on the Blue division San Onofre
We will also have the second Semifinal of the EDSL Steve Howansky Cup between Czechoslovakia and African Youth Academy at Tibbets Park #3 at 12PM
At Germania field in Poughkeepsie The number 1 Red seed, Germania, overcame the first year number 3 Blue seed, African Youth Academy, by the score of 2-1. Germania scored first but AYA fought back and tied the game in the second half. After both teams missed opportunities to go ahead, Germania eventually scored the winning goal and have earned a place in the Final.
At Columbus Park in Port Chester, the number 2 Blue seed, San Onofre, won by the score of 4-2 vs. The number 5 Red seed, Ossining Portuguese, saw their “Cinderella story run” come to an end.
Congratulations go out to AYA for a great run in their first season and to Ossining Portuguese for their improbable run to the semi-finals this year. San Onofre will now play Germania on 6/1/14 to determine this year EDSL Playoff Champion!
Schedule for 5/25/14
First semifinal of this year EDSL Open cup
10am Tibbets park Westchester CF vs. San Onofre
Schedule for 6/1/14
2nd Semifinal of this year EDSL Open Cup
2PM Tibbets Park Czechoslovakia vs. African Youth Academy
FINAL EDSL PLAYOFF CAHMPIONSHIP
12PM San Onofre vs. Germania Tibbets Park Yonkers