News and Announcements
The Final Four teams for the Open Division Championship have been set for this coming Sunday, May 15th. Tibbets Field #2 will be the setting for Yonkers Ukranians vs. Yorktown at 6pm. The second semifinal matchup will see Germania playing host to Cabo Verde at 11 am Sunday morning in Poughkeepsie. These matches should be extremely competitive, so if your looking for some live soccer in the Hudson Valley, come on out and support your local EDSL teams! Good luck to all four teams!
Around the Division: Fishkill squeak by Mahopac 1-0, FC Putnam defeat Somers 4-1, and East Fishkill narrowly defeat LaGrange 2-1.
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.
Check out all the play Sundays at Pelton Field in Yonkers.
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!