Eastern District Soccer League Announces Launch of East River Division

Posted by Eastern District Soccer League on Apr 13 2021 at 01:14PM PDT

Historic League to launch the formation of East River Division

February 24, 2021 – Yonkers, NY – The Eastern District Soccer League (EDSL) is happy to announce the launch of a new division named East River Division and set to debut in the Fall of 2021. The East River Division will cover the areas of the South Bronx, West Queens, and North Brooklyn.

The EDSL will offer single team clubs in the area a chance to play locally with minimal travel and high competition. Teams will be expected to participate in the Jack Flamhaft ENYSSA Cup as well. The league will conclude with playoffs between the East River Division top teams and the other EDSL Divisions top teams for the $5000 Champions Cup.

EDSL Board will work on the formation of the division bringing together 8-10 Club Managers from the area to establish and grow the division. Furthermore, Mr. Pinori has begun the process of appointing a division manager with a deep understanding of the needs and wants of the amateur soccer community.

A main objective for the formation of the East River Division is to group clubs based on geographical proximity. This approach is successful in minimizing travel and creating local rivalries. Additionally, the division being a single team entity, it is considered to be the most affordable option among all NYC affiliated leagues.

The inaugural season of the East River Division is set to kick off on September 2021. Depending on the number of entrants, a cup tournament might be organized in the Spring.

For more information on the EDSL’s East River Division, please visit the website at or contact us via email at

Eastern District Soccer League

The EDSL was founded in 1928 and is one of the oldest leagues in the United States. The EDSL is an ENYSSA member and operates predominantly north of New York City with their members based in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange County.

The EDSL is affiliated with the Eastern NY State Soccer Association (ENYSSA), the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), United States Soccer Federation. (USSF) and FIFA.

More information about EDSL can be found at or by following the league on Twitter (@).


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