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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.
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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!
Starting on 5/17/15 the EDSL Open Divisions will start the 2014 – 2015 Playoffs where $1,000 dollars
will be awarded to the winner and where teams are playing for a spot on the EDSL premiere event
the $5,000 Champions Cup.
The top 2 teams from each division will receive a bye for the first round on 5/17/15
Remember that the top rated team of each division will always play at home vs. the least rated team on the opposite division or the least rated in their own division in case there are no teams left from the opposite division.
Good luck to all teams!