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August 2, 2015- Stringham Soccer Park La Grange NY
FC Dutchmen of the EDSL Capital District division became the boys of summer for 2015 as they won the Eastern New York Soccer Men’s-Under-23 title. The new champs did not give up a goal in the Final Four played at Stringham Park in LaGrange last Sunday, August 2.
These games for state supremacy pitted the top teams from the Capital District Soccer League (EDSL), the Greater Hudson Valley Soccer League (EDSL) and Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL).
“This U23 Leagues comes together only through great cooperation between Eastern New York’s adult and youth associations,” commented EDSL President Peter Pinori.
In the semifinals, Ty Aderou scored in the 10th minute while Rafik Mehhoudi and Mike Fanelli added second half goals as the FC Dutchmen of Capital division of the EDSL cruised to a 3-0 win over the GHVSL’s East Fishkill. In the other semi, Port Jefferson of the LISFL defeated the GHVSL’s in the Final Four, LaGrange 2-0.
As the Rosedale Super Eagles won last summer’s championship, LISFL fans were hoping that Port Jefferson would keep the title in their historic league, which was founded in 1948. But coach Joe Duffy and his very impressive FC Dutchmen team had other ideas. Way Ayger scored in the 22nd minute and Connor Rubin added an insurance goal just before the final whistle to bring the championship trophy to Albany County for the first time in the seven-year history of the summer competition.
. “All in all, it was the perfect soccer day.” Said Enrico Romano SRA of Eastern New York
Fleming Yonkers 6/28/15
Today in Fleming field Yonkers NY the EDSL held the semifinals and finals for this year $5,000 Champions Cup that determined the EDSL 13 divisions over all winner.
The first game at 10am had Westchester play vs. Cabo Verde the final score was 4-1 for Westchester, but the game was very competitive until the latest part of the 2nd half where Cabo Verde tried to tie the game and took many changes to change the score. Westchester was very smart and by using a counter attacking style where able to increase their lead even thought they where playing with a man short.
In the second semifinal the winner of the Open South Division Stade Breton played South Stars also from the Open South Division. Also a very hard fought game that saw South Stars winning by the score of 2-0.
The third place game was than played by Cabo Verde and Stade Breton which saw Stade Breton winning by the score of 3-0 Cabo Verde did win $300 for coming in 4th and Stade Breton won $500 for coming in 3rd.
The final game was played between Westchester and South Stars. South Stars scored first, but Westchester was able to tie the game. The final score saw South Stars win again vs Westchester just like they did 2 weeks ago on the Open division playoff final by the score of 4-1.
Westchester did win $1,200 for coming in 2nd and South Stars won $3,000 for being the EDSL Champion for the year 2015.
Thanks to German Mena and Abe Rochester for helping out part of the day.
I also want to thank ALL OF THE TEAMS AND THE REFEREES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR EVENT which I believe was the best that we ever held.
GREAT COMPETITION AND GREAT SPORTSMANSHIP MADE THIS YEAR EVENT!
All prize monies along with all of the EDSL divisions trophies will be given out at our Champion Dinner Dance October 24th, 7PM at the Ukrainian Youth Center 301 Palisade Ave Yonkers NY 10703.
Westchester vs. Cabo Verde and South Stars vs. Stade Breton are the semifinalist of the EDSL Champions Cup.
This 4 semifinalists are the same 4 Open South Division teams that competed for the $1,000 prize for the EDSL Open Playoff championships just a few weeks ago.
Before I recap the first day tournament I want to thank all of the Board of Directors that helped out.
Thank you to the Eastern New York State Administrator Enrico Romano first for assigning all the referees, saving the tournament by fixing the pitch and helping in Fleming. Thanks to our Treasurer Casimir Krempa, our Trustee Peter Sedlmeier and our O30 Chairman John Palumbo for helping out in Fleming checking teams rosters etc.
Thanks to our LDY Co Chairman German Mena for setting up the field in Pelton and than helping out there and finishing at Fleming field around 7pm.
Thanks to our Port Chester Chairman Cesar Aliaga for helping out at Pelton and again finishing at Fleming.
Thanks to our past president Albino Guimaraes for helping out at Pelton.
As all of you know yesterday was Fathers day and it took an extra effort from all to be there by taking time out from all your families. The day was very long and tiring, but because of all of you it was a great success!
Games where all great and very competitive, teams and coaches behaved very well and that is what I am most proud off. THANK YOU ALL
16 EDSL Champions teams coming from 6 different EDSL divisions started the tournament, but now there are only 4 left to duel it out fro the EDSL over all champion.
Liga De Yonkers was represented by – Honduras, Sport Peru, El Carmen and San Lorenzo
Port Chester had – Bruscian City La Maquina and Tumi
Mount Kisco teams where – Atlas, Azteca and Kisco International
O30 – Czechoslovakia
Open league North – Yorktown
Open League South Stade Breton, Westchester, Cabo Verde and South Stars.
Scores recap of the first round at
@ Pelton field
Game 1 El Carmen 3 vs. Bruscian City 2
Game 2 Westchester 2 vs. Azteca 1
Game 3 Atlas 1 vs. Honduras 3
Game 4 South Stars 4 vs. La Maquina 1
@ Fleming field
Game 5 Yorktown 0 vs.Sport Peru 0 PK’s 4-3 Sport Peru advances
Game 6 Tumi 1 vs. Cabo Verde 1 PK’s 3-1 Cabo Verde advances
Game 7 Stade Breton 5 vs. San Lorenzo 3
Game 8 Czechoslovakia3 vs. Kisco International 0
@ Pelton field
El Carmen 3 vs. Westchester 5
@ Fleming field
Sport Peru 1 vs. Cabo Verde 2
Stade Breton 3 vs. Czechoslovakia 0
Honduras 1 vs. South Stars 2
Looking forward to next Sunday at Fleming field for the semis and finals.
attached you will find the schedule with all scores and up coming games times.
The Eastern District Soccer League had an historic day this past Sunday. Four of our teams travelled to the Verrazano Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY to compete in three State Cup Finals. All four teams represented played well and in the end two teams were able to take home the State Cup!
The second game of the day featured one of the most decorated teams in the EDSL, Czechoslovakia. The Czechs are competing in the Over 30 division for the first time after many successful years spent in the Open division. In fact, just a couple of years ago they were able to win the Open Men State Cup. On this day Czechoslovakia were matched up with the Manhattan Kickers of the Cosmopolitan League, a multi-divisional league based out of the five boroughs of New York City.
This hard fought game was unable to be settled in the run of play as it ended with a score of 1-1 and needed to be settled, as with many other soccer championships, in penalty kicks. The Czechs, in the end, were able to edge out the Kickers 3-2 on PK’s and won their second State Cup Championship!
The late game pitted two EDSL teams against each other in a battle for the Open State Cup Championship. Honduras, of the Liga de Yonkers and Primo FC of the EDSL North Division faced off in a high-flying, action packed score fest of a final!
Primo, a team in its inaugural season with the EDSL, came out strong and jumped to a 3-0 lead in just the first 20 minutes!
It seemed as though it was a going to be a forgone conclusion at that point. However, Honduras would not give in so easily, and showed the true grit of a team that deserved to be in the State Cup Final. They continued to put pressure on and were able to make the game much more interesting than it may have appeared in those first twenty minutes. In the end, the deficit proved to be too much to overcome and Primo FC prevailed by a final score of 6-4. Both teams represented their divisions well and the EDSL congratulates both teams on incredible State Cup runs. Primo has set an incredibly high bar for itself in its first season and will look to continue its success as it continues on into EDSL post season play.
In the early game the EDSL was represented, once again, by the incredibly consistent Germania of the Over 40 division. Germania faced off with Astoria, of the Cosmopolitan League. Germania was unable to capitalize on the chances they created during the game where as Astoria was much more successful in that respect. Astoria won by a score of 4-0 and took home the cup. Germania is a tough team and have experienced much success over the years and they represented their club and the EDSL with great pride. We are sure to see them again in the final very soon. Congratulations to them on another great State Cup run.
League Notes: Sunday we will have our Open Division Playoff Final at Tibbetts field at 12 pm. The EDSL is also looking forward to our premium event of the year, the $5,000 Champions Cup, played on June 21st and 28th. Stay tuned for upcoming details on this awesome event.
This past Sunday (August 2nd) the weather was hot and games were even hotter. In the first game Monarcas, who is still looking for its first win, has a 3-1 lead after the first half of action but couldn’t hold on. The heat took it’s toll and with no substitues on the bench El Carmen scored 5 times to pull out the win 5-3. Monarcas has been playing really good soccer the past coupleof weeks and everyone know a “W” is in their near future.
In the second game NY El Salvador held on to win 2-1 against San Lorenzo. Both teams have been playing well and this close match had plenty of excitement for all.
Puma and CD Alianza came to play with the defense dominating play. The teams played to a 1-1 tie which was good enough to Keep CD Alianza in the overall second slot.
CD Juventus came to play and knocked off a tough Honduras team 3-0. Not sure if Honduras took Juventus too lightly but the loss drops Honduras in the standings.
Sport Peru, who has been the team to beat, defeated a real good ATlas team 2-0. Sport Peru continues to hold the top spot in the leaders board for 8 weeks now.
The top eight teams will advance to a Playoff round and right now 9 out of the 10 teams are still in a hunt for a spot. A couple of wins could jump the eighth placed team into a top four contender. With two thirds of the season over every game is an important game.
Check out all the play Sundays at Pelton Field in Yonkers.