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The Final Four teams for the Open Division Championship have been set for this coming Sunday, May 15th. Tibbets Field #2 will be the setting for Yonkers Ukranians vs. Yorktown at 6pm. The second semifinal matchup will see Germania playing host to Cabo Verde at 11 am Sunday morning in Poughkeepsie. These matches should be extremely competitive, so if your looking for some live soccer in the Hudson Valley, come on out and support your local EDSL teams! Good luck to all four teams!
Around the Division: Fishkill squeak by Mahopac 1-0, FC Putnam defeat Somers 4-1, and East Fishkill narrowly defeat LaGrange 2-1.
Liga de Yonkers started their 2015 playoffs this Sunday at Pelton Field. As though scripted the higher seed advanced to the next round. In the first game third seed CD Alianza defeated sixth seed San Lorenzo. The game was tied 1-1 after the first half with both teams playing tough defense. Alianza proved to be a little too much for San Lorenzo defeating them 3-2.
In The second game defense again was the deciding factor with El Carmen defeating NY El Salvador 1-0. Neither team could get the offense going with both teams pressing midfield.
The third game saw number 2 Honduras defeat seventh seed CD Juventus. CD Juventus came to play and the score was 0-0 at half time, but Honduras got their offense going the second have to win 3-0
In the final game the 8th seed Atlas gave the number 1 seed Sport Peru all they could handle pressing on defense and getting ample opportunties to score but Sport Peru isn’t the number one seed for nothing and defeated ATlas 3-1.
Next weeks action starts at 12:30PM at Pelton with Honduras taking on CD Alianza and Sport Peru meeting El Carmen in the second game. Both games will be exciting!
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.