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Germania Blue & White Soccer Club of the EDSL continues to raise the bar as its Over 40 and over 30 men’s soccer teams captured the state crown on Sunday. This is back-to-back years for both teams which has never been done before. The over 40 team came from behind to beat NY Hota Bavians 6-3 powered by Evan Whitson (1goal, 2 assist), Chris Mygan (2 goals) and Brian Kennedy (1 goal, 2 assists).
In Division A NY El Salvador continues winning and continues being in first place by defeating Juventus 2-0. Juventus drops to position 5 overall.
Tallawah and Olimpia played to a 1-1 tie in a tough defensive game while Monarcas and the Vikings also put there defenses on center stage and played to a 1-1 tie. Honduras drew the bye this week but still remains in second place with 10 points.
In Division B action Puma defeated UNAM 4-1 and Morelia defeated Chivas 3-1. Puma and Morelia are both tied for first with 12 points each but Morelia has the edge in the first tie breaker by allowing only 5 goals this year while Puma has allowed 6. CD Leon tied Irlanda 3-3 and now sits in the 3rd spot with 11 points . NYC FC defeated Chelsea 4-1 and sits in 4th place. Atlanta United defeated Liverpool 3-0 and Boca Junior held on to beat Toluca 1-1.
The big games next week is NY El Salvador takes on Honduras at 6:15PM in Division A action and CD Leon plays Puma at 9:00am. All games being played at Pelton Field. Come out and check outsome great soccer.
Liga de Yonkers completed Week # 3 this past Sunday.
In Division A NY El Salvador dropped to third place but that is because they drew a bye this week but it was good to see what teams will be contenders. Honduras easily defeated the Vikings 7-2 and will definitely be looking for top billing. Tallaway after a week 1 loss to NY El Salvador has now won the past 2 weeks defeating Juventus 3-1 and taking the # 2 spot. Defense is the seconded tie breaker after points from win and Tallawah is proving to be a tough team to score on. Rounding out Division A Olimpia got there first win defeating Monarcas 4-0.
In Division B CD Leon defeated Liverpool 4-0 and takes the top spot. UNAM defeated Boca Junior 3-1 and is in second place by the seconded tie breaker, defensive goals. Morelia, NYCFC and Puma are all tied for the third position. Morelia defeated Irlanda 6-0, NYC FC defeated Atlanta United 3-0 and Puma won 3-0. Finishing out the results Chelsea and Toluca played to a 0-0 tie.
Next weeks games look to be significant in the standings when Tallawah takes on Honduras and Juventus meets Olimpia.
Courtesy of Augie Cambria
May 20th Tibbets Park #3 10am Yonkers Ukrainians vs Black Eagles
Congratulations to Yonkers Ukrainians for winning the last tournament of the EDSL Open division, or the Steven Howansky EDSL Open cup, named after their long-time manager, by winning over the Black Eagles with the score of 2-1.
The Ukrainians hit the goal post in the 1st half hour, went ahead at the 32 minute of the first half and that is the way the first half ended.
The Black Eagles started the second half in offense and tied the game on the PK awarded by the Referee for a foul in the area.
The Ukrainians did have an opportunity to go ahead on the 85th minute on a break away, but the Eagles goalie Afrim Lajqi neutralized the shot by diving to his left.
At the 92th minute or in extra time the Ukrainians did go ahead from a cross from the left and a header from the left side of the goalie.
Black Eagles did have an opportunity in the 95th minute or last play of the game with a header, but the Ukrainian goalie made a sensational save.
It was an excellent game played by both teams and the best way to end the season.
This year the Open Division has 3 separate winners
1. Ossining Portuguese won the regular Championship
2. Black Eagles won the $1,000 playoffs
3. Yonkers Ukrainians won the Steven Howansky EDSL Cup.
By: Peter Pinori
Sunday May 13th 2018 Tibbets park field #3
The Black Eagles did indeed had a great mother’s day this Sunday May 13th, by winning their first EDSL Open Championship over Yonkers Ukrainians.
Black Eagles scored first, but Yonkers Ukrainians tied after only 5 minutes and the first half ended 1-1.
The second half the Black Eagles scored 3 consecutive goals. Yonkers Ukrainians did manage to score a late goal to a final of 4-2
Both teams will meet again next Sunday 5/20/18 for the final of the Steve Howansky EDSL Open Cup at Tibbets field #3 at 10 a.m.