News and Announcements
On October, 9th 2016 at Columbus Park, 3:00 p.m. kick off time. Two evenly matched teams are facing off for the third time on play off games, but this time is for the tittle.
At the 3rd minute of the first half Juan Nunez of Tumi capitalizes on a rebound of Kevin Riveros’s shot and Westchester CF goalkeeper Diaz’s save. First half ended with a 1-0 lead in favor of Tumi.
In the 8th minute another counter attack from Tumi, Abdul Byabusha put the 2-0 in favor of Tumi. at the 30th minute Jonathan Sanchez makes a quick play on a indirect free kick awarded to Tumi near the penalty box. Westchester CF wall and goalkeeper were caught by surprise to puts the game 3-0. Five minutes later; Ademir Garcia, defense from Westchester makes a dangerous play and sees the red.
At the 30th minute of the second half Westchester CF player Mauricio Chaparro sees his second yellow card and he is send off leaving his team two men down in an uphill battle for a come back. Danielli Lamicelli put the 4-0 at 39th minute of the second half. Ovan Oakley and James Slatter scores at the 40 and 47th minute a little too late in the game. Final score was 4-2 and Port Chester has a new Champion.
Club Atletico Tumi is now the new 2016 CHAMPION
FINALS IN PORT CHESTER
After defeating Deportivo Guatemala and Yorktown respectively Westchester CF and C.A. Tumi in the semifinals. Westchester CF with an 11-2-1 and C.A. Tumi with a 9-5-0 are now set for the finals in October 10th, 3:00 pm. at Columbus Park. Both teams have reached this stage in the past few years, but it was always Westchester CF the fortunate winner.
It is expected to be a great game from beginning to end since both teams are coming with their full squads.
GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS….!
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
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The Eastern District Soccer League (EDSL) was invited to the ENYSSA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. EDSL and its represented was honored to attend the festivities held on Sunday, December 4th at Verdi’s of Whitestone. The Induction Ceremony is a dinner dance which drew hundreds of attendees.
The ceremony was opened by Master of Ceremony Peter Pinori who welcomed all and introduced ENYSSA President Sal Rapaglia. This year’s induction ceremony had a special entrance and was honored to have the FDNY pipe band perform and open the festivities. The speeches were kept to a minimum but as always ENYSSA takes a moment of silence to remember the members of the soccer community we lost in 2016. This year special recognition was given to Ann Rapaglia and Rocco Amoroso. They will be sorely missed.
This year’s inductees were: 1. Joe Brosi 2. Joseph Sniliello and 3. Rocco Avallone. Each inductee is escorted to the podium by an ENY Hall of Famer and introduced by outlining their outstanding contributions to the game of soccer. Here they receive the official Hall of Fame Jacket and a beautiful Hall of Fame Trophy. The inductee is then asked to say a few words. Each inductee was most gracious to receive the award and thanked the many people who help them in their soccer career, on and off the field. Each inductee also took the time to thank their families who sometimes put their personal lives on hold and supported their commitment to the game of soccer. After listening to their introduction and acceptance speech it was easy to understand why they were being honored tonight.
After the official ceremony concluded everyone enjoyed a fabulous dinner and danced to great music late into the night.
The premier event for the Eastern District Soccer League is seeded and will get under way this Sunday! The top teams from across the EDSL will converge for this two weekend $5,000 Tournament of Champions. Two locations will play host to this event, Pelton Field and Columbus Park. The Champion of this event will receive their prize and trophy at the Champions Dinner Dance in October. If you are around in the lower Westchester area this weekend and next, come on out and watch some quality soccer! Good luck to all teams involved and may the best team win!