News and Announcements
This Sunday will be an exciting one for the EDSL. It also may be an historic one. Honduras has already punched its ticket to the Flamhaft State Cup Final and awaits the winner of the semifinal matchup between Polonia, a Cosmopolitan Soccer League team that has already knocked off two EDSL squads (Hudson Valley, Yorktown) along the way, and Primo FC. Primo FC is a brand new team to the EDSL and has already made it’s mark as a perennial contender for league and State Cups. This match will take place at 12pm in Pine Bush, NY on Sunday, May 17th. An all EDSL Final would be an incredible feat and one that we will undoubtedly be rooting for. Good Luck Primo FC!
Not to be overlooked will be the Marth Over 30 State Cup Semifinal matchup between the NY Dinamo, of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and Czechoslovakia of the EDSL. Czechoslovakia have won numerous titles in their history for the EDSL and are looking to bring home another State Title in their first year in the Over 30 division. They are an incredible team and they represent the EDSL this Sunday, May 17th at 10 am on Randall Island. Awaiting the winner of this game will be the Manhattan Kickers Premier of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Good Luck Czechoslovakia!
Starting on 5/17/15 the EDSL Open Divisions will start the 2014 – 2015 Playoffs where $1,000 dollars
will be awarded to the winner and where teams are playing for a spot on the EDSL premiere event
the $5,000 Champions Cup.
The top 2 teams from each division will receive a bye for the first round on 5/17/15
Remember that the top rated team of each division will always play at home vs. the least rated team on the opposite division or the least rated in their own division in case there are no teams left from the opposite division.
Good luck to all teams!
Stade Breton and Yonkers Ukrainian Blue won their respective EDSL Open Divisions.
Yonkers Ukrainan Blue won the EDSL North Division with 25 points and a record of 8 wins 1 loss and 1 tie
scoring 22 goals and only allowing 9 goals for the entire season. Primo F.C., who is competing in the EDSL Open North Division for the first time, came in second with 19 points and a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie.
Stade Breton won the EDSL South Division with 23 points and a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties while scoring 34 goals and only allowing 9. Westchester CF came in second with the same amount of points, 23, and same exact record 7 – 1 – 2. They scored 29 goals and allowed 11. EDSL Open Division first tie breaker in case of a tie after the regular season is least amount goals allowed. Yonkers Ukrainians received 9 and Westchester 11.
2 goals made the difference this year on winning the divisional title!
The sun was shining, a cool breeze… what a great day to play soccer. Players and coaches arrived early for the 2015 Opening of the Liga de Yonkers. Liga de Yonkers, a Division of the Eastern District Soccer League, plays every Sunday at Pelton Field in Yonkers. This year the league has 10 teams. Eight teams are returning from last year with 2 new teams opting to join in on the fun.
In the first game Pumas defeated a strong San Lorenzo team 2-1. Pumas has added some new players this year and took the field with new energy. But San Lorenzo, who finishes 4th last year, is a force not to be taken lightly.
In the second game C.D. Alianza defeated El Carmen 4-1. C.D. Alianza is one of the new teams and has picked up some strong local players. El Carmen, always at the top of the standings, might have been taking them a little lightly but you can be sure next time around El Carmen will be better prepared.
The third game saw NY El Salvador play to a tie against Sport Peru. The defense of both teams really shined today and scoring opportunities were held to a minimum. Both of these team look to be competing for the top of the standings chart.
The fourth game was a runaway for Honduras defeating Monarcas 7-1. Honduras scored 4 goals early and were just too much for Monarcas. But Monarcas had a limited roster and the few spots they have left will surely be filled with some strikers who can do damage.
The final game of the day saw C. Atlas defeat C.D. Juventus 2-0. Both of these teams are returning from last year and are always in the hunt for a playoff spot.
After the first week all teams showed promise and you can tell the action will be fast and furious during the season. Please join us on Sundays at Pelton and enjoy the great game of soccer.