News and Announcements
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.
After taking a week off for Mother’s Day, Liga de Yonkers got back into the swing with 5 games.
In the first match El Carmen handed Atlas their first loss of the season by defeating them 4-2. It was an exciting game and El Carmen just seemed to wear down Atlas in the end.
San Lorenzo had only scored 1 goal in its two previous games, but took out the big guns and scored 7 goals against Monarcas. Monarcas still has some open spots on their roster and plan to add some scorers, but today San Lorenzo was just too much for them.
NY El Salvador had not scored a goal this season, but had a 0-1-1 record. They got their first win defeating CD Alianza 3-0. Both teams have excellent players and will be teams to watch in the future.
Game 4 saw Honduras defeat Puma 5-2. Honduras has a strong team and will be representing EDSL in the State Cup final and was simply too good for Puma this Sunday. But Puma has an explosive team and needs to be taken seriously.
The final game saw Sport Peru defeat Juventus 5-0. Sport Peru now sits at the top of the leader board with 7 points in 3 games. They have a fast team with aggressive strikers and is always pushing the action. Juventus can’t be taken lightly. In the 3 games they have played they have shown that they come to play and never back down.
Liga de Yonkers is taking Memorial Day off and want to thank all the men and women in the armed forces for their service and to thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
It was a great day for our league this past Sunday. Czechoslovakia of the Over 30 Division travelled to Randall Island and defeated NY Dinamo 4-1 of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League to earn a berth in the State Cup Final!
Primo, a brand new team to the EDSL Open Division hosted Polonia of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League in their semifianl matchup and defeated them 4-1 !
The EDSL now has at least one team in the the State Cup Finals in which we participate.
In the Flamhaft Open State Cup there will be 2 EDSL teams. Honduras, of the Liga De Yonkers , and Primo, of the Open Division
In the O30 Marth State Cup Czechoslovakia will face Manhattan Kickers
Premiere of the CSL.
In the 040 Amoroso State Cup Germania will face Astoria of the LISFL
NOW WE NEED TO WIN ALL 3 STATE CUP COMPETITIONS AND MAKE HISTORY!
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR EDSL TEAMS! WE WANT THE CUPS!
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!