News and Announcements
Down to 4 teams
On July 2nd, 2017 at Flemming Park the second round will be played as follows.
10:00 a.m. Kelmendi FC vs C. A. Tumi G13
11:30 a.m. Yonkers Ukranians vs Black Eagles G14
01:00 p.m. Loser G13 vs Loser G14
02:30 p.m. Winner G13 vs Winner G14
Open Division newcomer Kelmendi FC won the winner of the final by the score of 3-0 over another brand new Open division team Black Eagles.
Black Eagles arrived at the final after winning 3-1 over Honduras last year runner up at this tournament, they had an incredible come back in the 2nd round over Kisco International winning on PK’s after scoring 3 goals in the last 15 minutes of the game tying the Kisco team and winning 9-8 on pk’s. The semifinal saw the Black Eagles winning by the narrow margin of 2-1 vs this year Open Champions Yonkers Ukrainians a game which saw both teams miss opportunities to score.
Yonkers Ukrainians missed a last second opportunity by shooting over the bar from only 7 yards away.
Kelmendi road to the final saw them winning over Krasnick from Utica NY 3-0, next round beat Mt Kisco Indians 5-1. The semifinal Kelmendi beat CA Tumi 5-3
The championship game Kelmendi beat the Black Eagles by the score of 3-0.
The most valuable player of the tournament was no doubt #9 from Kelmendi Hoxha Glori who scored a total of 13 goals in 4 games.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Albino and Casimir for being with me at the finals the entire day and to the rest of the Board of Directors, Augie, Cesar, John, German for helping us out.
Excellent job was done by the referee crews for the entire tournament.
By Peter Pinori
In soft glistening night of stars,
hope all your aspirations come true.
May every star present in the sky,
Bring love and mirth to you and
Happy New Year 2017!
EDSL DINNER PARTY
This year’s Eastern District Soccer League (EDSL) Holiday Christmas Party was held on Sunday December 11th at Reno’s Restaurant in Yonkers, NY. Reno’s is the leagues official meeting place and is home to the EDSL Champions Cup representing winners from year past. The cup is displayed proudly year round.
The Holiday Dinner is an annual traditional with two purposes. The first and foremost is to thank the representatives of the 12 Divisions representing over 120 teams for volunteering their time to promote the great game of soccer. Without their tireless efforts and leadership EDSL would not be able to offer the quality soccer experience that thousands of players have come to love and enjoy. The second is put our “soccer agendas” aside and enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the holidays. Although the conversation was light and reflected the holiday atmosphere it’s difficult to put a group of soccer enthusiast in a room and not bring up some great soccer memories and stories. In addition to the Division representatives and their better halves EDSL also invites other distinguished members of the soccer community to join our celebration. This year we had the honor of having ENYSSA President Sal Rapaglia and EDSLsoccer Hall of Fame Elias Tsekerides and Bill Marmo.
Peter Pinoi, President of EDSL, informed the group that today was not a time for speeches but a time of thanks and celebration and wished everyone a happy and more importantly healthy new year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY 2017 NEW YEAR
Check our albums for more pictures of the event
EASTERN DISTRICT SOCCER LEAGUE* “2016 Championship Dinner”
The Eastern District Soccer League held its Annual Championship Dinner on Friday, October 14th at the Yonkers Ukrainian Club in Yonkers NY. Once again the dinner drew a packed house with each of the EDSL Divisions sending their champions to receive their awards and the recognition they so justly deserve. The Eastern New York State Soccer Association, the new Eastern District Referee Association and Eastern New York State Executive Board were also in attendance to commend the Eastern District Soccer League and its champions for another outstanding season.
The Annual dinner dance is not just presented to honor its champions but also to promote sportsmanship between the EDSL Divisions. It is a time to put the heated battle of the game aside and enjoy the company of its outstanding competitors and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
This years event also recognized 3 outstanding individuals and organizations who have taken their love of soccer to the next level and worked feverishly to promote fair play and sportsmanship. The first award, presented by EDRA Galo Trujillo and EDSL President Peter Pinori, went to David Bork “Soccer Official Extraordinaire” for his “passion for the game and work ethic to provide a fair and just environment has left a tremendous positive impact on players and coaches alike.”
The second award was given to the members of the Open EDSL Ossining Portuguese Soccer Club and presented by Albino Guimaraes and Peter Pinori. The award was given “in recognition of your 30 years of service and dedication to the Eastern District Soccer League.
The third award as was given to the Germania Soccer club who has currently 6 teams playing in the EDSL as the Soccer Ambassadors of the year award
Of course the main reason for our dinner is to recognize our Champions. Awards and recognition was given to:
Peter Pinori introduced Mary Howansky who presented the Steve Howansky Open Division cup, VP Abe Rochester presented the Open division championship cup to Yonkers Ukraininans, Treasurer Casimir Krempa presented the Open division Playoff cup to Yonkers Ukrainians
O40 A division the Germania was the winner John Jorgensen Cup presented by president Lori Bregelmann
O40 B division Hudson Valley won and was promoted to the A division for this year presented by Peter Sedlmeier
O30 Division winner was Czechoslovakia and O30 Chairman John Palumbo presented their trophy
Mount Kisco division winners where presented Chairman Galo Trujillo who gave Mt Kisco International and Finalist Deportivo Atlas their cups for winning the regular season and the playoff. Galo also presented 3 individual trophies for best goalie, highest scorer and most disciplined player.
Port Chester Chairman Cesar Aliaga than presented the winners of his division playoff finalist Westchester CF and over all Champion C. A. Tumi who also won $1500 prize winnings.
German Mena Co-chairman of the Liga De Yonkers division came next and presented EL Salvador their trophy for becoming a finalist and Honduras for being the Champion.
The last presentations of the evening where for the EDSL $5,000 Champions Cup tournament
4th place and $300 to CA Tumi
3rd place and $500 to Yonkers Ukrainians
2nd place and $1,200 to Honduras
1st place and champion of the EDSL Westchester CF $3,000 and individual players medals
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