News and Announcements
June 11, 2017 at Tibbets Field #3 Yonkers NY
Yonkers Ukrainians are the EDSL Open Champions for the year 2017.
The Ukrainians defeated Oranje 1777 this Sunday by the score of 5-0.
Oranje did start the game with 9 players and was down 2-0 before 2
additional players came in.
This is the second consecutive year that Yonkers Ukrainians won both the
regular championship and the EDSL Open playoffs.
Congratulation to Coach Zenick and Manager Mark Howansky on a terrific
By Peter Pinori
May 20, 2017
Oranje 1777 4 vs 1 Black Eagles
May 21, 2017
02:00 pm Yonkers Ukrainians 3 vs 2 Ossining Portuguese Tibbets Park.
Today we had 2 Playoff semifinals. Ossining Portuguese went ahead twice at 1 – 0 then 2-1 Yonkers Ukrainians tied the game both times and scored the winning goal right at the end of regulation time. Ossining Portuguese also had to play with 10 players since one players was ejected in the second half.
03:00p.m. Oranje 1777 4 vs 2 Cabo Verde Highland Falls.
Cabo Verde did travel to Highland NY and lost vs a very strong Oranje by the score of 2-4 .
June 11, 2017
12:00p.m. Yonkers Ukranians vs Oranje 1777 Tibbets Park #3
The final for the EDSL playoff is now scheduled for June 11, 12pm at Tibbets park #3 in Yonkers. #1 Seed Yonkers Ukrainians will face the 2nd seed Oranje 1777 for the EDSL Playoff Cup and the $1,000 prize Money.
PLAY OFFS ARE ON
5-14-17 Kelmendy vs Ossining Portuguese
Today 5/14/17 at Pelton field in Yonkers 6th seeded Ossining Portuguese beat 3rd seeded Kelmendi by the score of 4-1.
All goals came in the second half and after an Ossining player was shown a red card which also resulted in a PK for Kelmendi.
Ossining Portuguese Goalie and MVP of the game not only saved the penalty kick but also the rebound.
The Ossining Goalie made save after save and kept the 10 men Ossining Portuguese in the game.
Ossining took the lead and while Kelmendi was trying to tie the game on the counter attack Ossining scored 3 more times.
5-14-17 Oranje vs Black Eagles
The game Oranje vs Black Eagles was not played today due to the heavy rain the field is a grass field and is not playable. This game will be made up on Saturday May 20th at 3pm at the same park Mary Nardone park in Highland falls NY.
5-14-17 other results
Ukranians 3 Westchesster Cf 0
Cabo Verde 3 Germania 0
Games next week Sunday May 21st will be determined by the result of the game on Saturday.
These are the possibilities
Semifinal #1 –
Yonkers Ukrainians will play at Tibbets Field #3 with either Ossining Portuguese or Black Eagles
Semifinal #2 –
Oranje will play Cabo Verde in Highland Falls or Cabo Verde will play Ossining Portuguese at 9am at Pelton park
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
Check our albums for more pictures of the event
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.