News and Announcements
Tibbets Park field #3 Yonkers 10am 5/25/14
San Onofre won the first semifinal of the EDSL Steve Howansky Cup by outlasting Westchester CF by the score of 3-2. Westchester went ahead 1-0 and San Onofre tied the game with a PK from their captain Manuel. Westchester CF missed 2 penalties which were both saved by the San Onofre goalkeeper!
San Onofre also played some of the game with only 10 men after midfielder Evandro Jose received a straight Red card for an unnecessary hard tackle in the middle of the field.
Next week 6/1/14 there will be 2 more games at Tibbets Park #3 one at 10am which will be the EDSL final game of the Open Playoff. The top Red Division seed, Germania, squaring off vs. 2nd Seed on the Blue division San Onofre
We will also have the second Semifinal of the EDSL Steve Howansky Cup between Czechoslovakia and African Youth Academy at Tibbets Park #3 at 12PM
At Germania field in Poughkeepsie The number 1 Red seed, Germania, overcame the first year number 3 Blue seed, African Youth Academy, by the score of 2-1. Germania scored first but AYA fought back and tied the game in the second half. After both teams missed opportunities to go ahead, Germania eventually scored the winning goal and have earned a place in the Final.
At Columbus Park in Port Chester, the number 2 Blue seed, San Onofre, won by the score of 4-2 vs. The number 5 Red seed, Ossining Portuguese, saw their “Cinderella story run” come to an end.
Congratulations go out to AYA for a great run in their first season and to Ossining Portuguese for their improbable run to the semi-finals this year. San Onofre will now play Germania on 6/1/14 to determine this year EDSL Playoff Champion!
Schedule for 5/25/14
First semifinal of this year EDSL Open cup
10am Tibbets park Westchester CF vs. San Onofre
Schedule for 6/1/14
2nd Semifinal of this year EDSL Open Cup
2PM Tibbets Park Czechoslovakia vs. African Youth Academy
FINAL EDSL PLAYOFF CAHMPIONSHIP
12PM San Onofre vs. Germania Tibbets Park Yonkers
The second round of EDSL Open play off came with more upsets!
The 5th seeded Ossining Portuguese won by the score of 2-0 over the #1 seed Yonkers Portuguese.
The 3rd seeded African Youth Academy won by the score of 5 – 3 over the #2 seed and State cup Finalist Westchester CF
The other scores saw #1 seeded Germania win on PK’s over CA Tumi 4-3 after a 3-3 regular game tie.
Finally San Onofre won the game vs. Stade Breton 6 -3 with 3 PK’s given through the match 2 to Stade Breton and 1 to San Onofre.
We had a couple of surprises during our 1st round playoff games on Sunday.
6th seed CA Tumi won 5-1 vs. 3rd seed Czechoslovakia and
5th seed Ossining Portuguese won 2 -0 vs. 3rd seed Yonkers Ukrainians.
For next week games we still have 4 teams from each division.
In an all EDSL Flamhaft State Cup Semifinals:
Westchester CF won by the score of 6-2 vs. San Onofre and
Yorktown won their semifinal by the score of 3-1 vs. Stade Breton.
State cup final on June 8th at the Verrazzano Sport Complex in Brooklyn will see Westchester vs. Yorktown to determine the Eastern New York State Cup Champion.
O30 State Cup Semifinal Poughkeepsie lost 1-2 vs. S Baisley of Long Island.
This is the 4th time these 2 teams faced each other in the state cup semis and both won twice and of course lost twice to each other.
Well a very successful season is over. Congratulations to Poughkeepsie for winning the A division over a very good Yorktown team. In the B division Washingtonville dominated and won their first ever league championship. Mahopac will be joining them next season in their journey to the A division. LaGrange and Hudson Valley will be competing in the B division next season hoping for an opportunity to return to the A division. It won’t be easy as the B division has some excellent teams too. Have a great summer! We suggest that you solidify your teams over the next month to see exactly which players will be coming back for next season. This summer should be used as a time to recruit some good players who are reliable and will be there every Sunday. Do not hesitate as competition in the O30 divisions is becoming tougher with each successive season! Please watch your e-mails for the date of the Annual General Meeting. It is normally held about the second week in August at Papa John’s. This meeting is MANDATORY so that we know how many teams will be back and whether we can be accepting new applicants.
Rudy and John