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The Liga de Yonkers Playoffs started this past Sunday (August 23rd) at Pelton Field in Yonkers. In the first game No 5 seeded Honduras defeated Atlas 5-0. In the second game Sport Peru and Puma played a tight and exciting game and was tied 2-2 after regulation. In penalty kicks Sport Peru held on to win 11-10. The third game saw El Carmen edge out Monarcas 2-1 and in the final game Morazán easily defeated Juventud 5-0.
Liga de Yonkers takes a break from the playoffs as this Sunday is Labor Day and continues September 7th. The top 4 teams which drew byes this past Sunday now match up with the four winners as follows:
No 4 seed San Lorenzo plays No 5 Seed Honduras at 9:30am
No 3 Seed Real Cotija plays No 6 Seed El Carmen at 11:00am
No 2 Seed Real Sociedad plays No 7 Seed Sport Peru 12:30PM
No 1 Seed Westchester FC plays No 9 Seed Morazán at 2:00PM
In the final 2 make-up games of the League de Yonkers Season Honduras defeated Real Cotija 2-1 and San Lorenzo beat Puma 2-1. So the final standings are
1. Westchester F.C.
2. Real Sociedad
3. Real Cotija
4. San Lorenzo
6. El Carmen
7. Sport Peru
The playoffs start next week with the top 4 teams receiving byes. The match-Ups for August 24th are as follows:
9:30 am Honduras vs Atlas
11:00am Sport Peru vs Puma
12:30PM El Carmen vs Monarcas
2:00PM Morazán vs Juventud
The Liga de Yonkers completed it’s regular season play on August 10th but their are 2 make-up games to play. Those 2 make-up games affect the entire standings board so Buckle Up for some showdowns.
On Sunday Westchester FC playing short handed lost to Sport Peru 6-3 and left the door open for Real Cotijia to win their make up game next week and finish in first place .El Carmen forfeited to Monarcas. The fifteen minute forfeit time wasn’t enough time for them to field a team and could now cost them one of the Playoff Byes. Honduras also lost to Puma 3-0 and also could be out of the running for a Playoff Bye. Pumas win and a possible win next week against San Lorenzo could catapult them up the standings ladder. San Lorenzo is looking forward to the match up and took care of business this week defeating Atlas 2-0. Real Sociedad looks to finish in third place by defeating Morazán 3-2. Cotijia easily defeated Juventud 5-1 and will take on Honduras next week with hopes of finishing 1st overall.
Next week in the last 2 make-up games San Lorenzo takes on Puma at 10:00 and Cotijia takes on Honduras at 11:30 for all the marbles. It shows great parody in the league when it comes down to the last game to complete the standings.
All the teams have played hard and are now looking forward to the playoffs.
After this Sundays results, July 27th, the positions in the standings are still too close to call!. Everyone brought there “A” game. In the first game Real Cotija and Westchester played to a 1-1 tie. The game was close and tight the whole way just what we expected from these 2 teams. Honduras then defeated Morazan 2-1 moving up to third place while Morazán fell to 7th. Sport Peru defeated an always tough Puma team 2-1 while Juventud and top rated Real Sociedad tied 0-0. Monarcas got there second win of the season hanging on to beat Atlas 2-1.
Just 2 weeks remain in the regular season and then there are 3 make-up games which need to be played. It will come down to those make-up games to determine final standings and the top 4 spots which receive first round byes.
Next week, prior to the men’s league games, the Liga de Yonkers Women’s Division will play their championship game with Azteca Peru taking on Alianza Peru. Azteca got to the finals by defeating Unimex 3-0 and Peru won on penalty kicks 3-2 over Yonkers WFC.