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*Germania versus Washingtonville, Played on June 23 at East Fishkill sports complex.
Both teams came ready to play. Germania were wearing their sky blue kits, as Washingtonville wore their Yellow alternate tops. The match was cleanly played with neither team making many errors to keep the opponents scoring opportunities at a minimum. The majority of the match was played in the middle third of the pitch with both teams just trying to keep possession.
Germania was first to score at about 15 minutes in. A workman type goal that the Washingtonville keeper was unable to keep out of the back of the net. Washingtonville scored the equalizer 10 minutes later on a rebound that was smashed to left of the Germania keeper from 12 yards out. Washingtonville then took the lead a few moments later off a tough break for Germania when the keeper made an aggressive play to block the ball after a heavy touch from a Washingtonville striker only to have the ball ricochet off him and into the goal. Washingtonville 2-1 at half.
The heat and injuries played a factor. Both teams losing a player, with Germania losing a striker who was pressuring everyone and creating havoc, and Washingtonville, losing a marking back who was a big part of their build up from the back. Germania ties the match after 10 minutes, the winger who scored their first goal wisely headed the ball down into the ground off a long cross bounced over the keeper into the top of the net.
Germania then takes a 3-2 lead a few minutes later on a counter where the striker calmly chips the Washingtonville goalie as he tried to come out and make a play.
Washingtonville having a golden opportunity to tie the match with 15 minutes left was thwarted by the Germania keeper coming out cutting the angle and getting his glove on the ball to stop it from going in near post. As Washingtonville was pushing to try to tie the match Germania had some opportunities to score on counters that were coolly handled by Washingtonville’s center back as they were out numbered.
In the 90th minute after a quick throw down the left side near the end line a Washingtonville player was able to flick the ball across the field over the Germania keeper as a Washingtonville striker slid in volleying the ball from 6 yards out hitting the right post crossing the goal line, tying the game at 3-3
Seconds later the referee blows the whistle. Straight to Penalties. In the best of 5 Washingtonville wins 3-1 as the Washingtonville keeper made 3 fantastic saves in a row.
Courtesy of Konstantinos
OnFleming Field Yonkers NY – June 23rd 2019**
CA Tumi and Tallawah to meet for the final on June 30th at 10 a.m.
Tallawah reached the final by winning over Paraguay 3-2 in their first round and another win over San Onofre in the semifinal.
CA Tumi won a convincing first round over 5-1 over San Lorenzo La Cuadra, but had a very difficult semifinal win over Unity after ending regulation time 0-0. Both Tumi and Unity did miss their highest goal scorers and could not capitalize on their many goal scoring opportunities during the game and their PK’s. Tumi did win after 8 PK’s and scored 6 goals to Unity 5 out of 8.
Would like to thank all participants for the great sportsmanship and fair play exhibited throughout the day.
Thank you also go to Augie, Cesar, Albino and Gallo and all the referees for helping out with our tournament
Now T&T (Tallawah and Tumi) will meet to claim this year tournament of champions title and put their name on the cup.
Both teams are already winners since they will both receive monetary prizes and players medals.
Below you will find all scores recap.
EDSL CHAMPIONS CUP 2019
Winner $1,750 Finalist $750
June 23, 2019
Game #1 – 10:00 AM El Salvador (LDY #1) 1 vs Unity (Open #2) * 1* PK’s 5-6
Game #2 – 11:30 AM CA Tumi (Port Chester #1) 5 vs S. Lorenzo La Cuadra (LDY #3) 1
Game #3 – 01:00 PM Tallawah (Open #1) 3 vs Paraguay (Port C. #3) 2
Game #4 – 02:30 PM San Onofre (P. C. #3) 1 vs Pumas (LDY #2) 1 PK’s 3-0
Game #5 – 04:00 PM Unity 0 vs CA Tumi 0 PK’s 5-6
Game #6 – 05:30 PM Tallawah 3 vs San Onofre 1
June 30, 2019 2018 Champions cup Final
Game #7 – 10:00 AM CA Tumi vs Tallawah
Winner $1,750 with Player’s Gold Medals
Finalist $750 with Player’s Silver Medals
Columbus Park Port Chester NY Sunday May 19th 6:30PM
CA Tumi reached that ever elusive state cup final by defeating PDB Irish Rovers 5-4 on PK’s.
The first half ended 0-0 after Tumi missed 2 goal opportunities with their highest goal scorer Geraldo Ceja.
Rovers did score first at the 50th minute with #2 Matt Burke smart shot to an empty goal after Tumi goalie mishandled a cross.
Tumi then attacked recklessly trying to level the score and at the 78th minute had the misfortune or losing Cesar Ceja their highest scorer to a red card.
Even though Tumi now was down to 10 men they continued to attack and Rovers defended well and relied on a counter attack for their opportunities.
At the 78th minute #17 Frank Lara tied the game on a free kick on the right of the 18 yard line which curled in on the left corner of the net.
Scored remained 1-1 after regulation and 3 minutes of regulation time added.
A total of 6 PK’s were taken by both teams, Rovers missed the third and six, while Tumi missed only their 5th kick.
After the game CA Tumi was presented with the regular championship trophy cup by the EDSL President Peter Pinori, past president Albino Guimaraes and Port Chester Chairman Cesar Aliaga. CONGRATULATION CA TUMI!!!!
5/5/19 @10 AM Pelton Field Yonkers
Unity vs Ossining Portuguese 3-2
Unity scored the first 2 goals in the first half, one by Captain Nicholas Dodd who dribbled 2 defenders and took an unstoppable shot.
The second goal came when #14 of Unity scored on a deflection by a defender, Ossining defense stopped and was calling offside which made easy for #14 Jamel Thompson to score.
Ossining as able to cut the lead when Daniele Iamicelli who scored on a Pk toward the end of the first half.
In the second half Ossining could had tied the score but the direct free kick hit the cross bar.
Unity also had opportunities to score and finally did again with the second goal by captain Nicholas Dodd.
Ossining changed their formation to an attacking one and did score with a header with their forward Sam Griswald making the final score 3-2 for Unity.
Unity will play the final next Sunday at 6:30pm at Columbus Park with the winner of AC Tumi vs San Onofre.
5/5/10 @6:30PM Columbus Park Port Chester NY
AC Tumi vs San Onofre 4-4
I want to say that this was the best game I did attend this year and want to thank both Casmir Krempa and Cesar Aliaga for attending it with me.
The game was played mostly under torrential rain, but it did not “tarnish” the performance by both teams.
San Onofre scored the first 3 goals of the game and ended the first half with a lead of 3-0 with Manuel Gonzalez scoring on a PK.
CA Tumi fought back and scored to make it 3-1 and again making it 3-2. San Onofre than scored again with 10 minutes left in the game 4-2.
This is when San Onofre decided to protect their lead and basically barricaded themselves making the old Italian “catenaccio”.
CA Tumi continue their attacks and where able to make the score 4-3. In extra time AC Tumi did score their tying goal and the game ended tied 4-4 with their highest scorer Cesar Ceja.
The Penalties kicks where started by Tumi who scored 3 of the 4 PK’s taken San Onofre GK Juarez Cholo did save one shot, San Onofre scored on all 3 PK’s taken, when the forth was being taken the lights went out and the game had to be abandoned.
We will finish the PK’s shoot out this Saturday night at Columbus park to see who will be Unity opponent for the final.
Again let me congratulate both CA Tumi and San Onofre on last night incredible game!
Eastern District Soccer League Annual Holiday Party
The Eastern District Soccer League held its annual Holiday Party this past Sunday at Casellato’s in Elmsford. Over 50 people attended this gala event. President Peter Pinori thanked everyone for coming and although the party was titled “Holiday Party” Peter clarified that the main theme was “thank you”. Everyone in attendance graciously volunteers their time, without any compensation, to promote the game of soccer. With over 150 teams representing thousands of soccer players the work required to meet the demands of everyone takes more than a handful of people. Peter was so appreciative of everyone’s work that he took the time to visit every table and introduced each volunteer to the room. Nothing was scripted, he spoke with ease as he mentioned just a few of the accomplishments of each person. He also specifically thanked the spouses and “better halves” for putting up with the phone calls, late night meetings and probably spending too much time at the soccer field.
James Bowne Elected to Eastern District Soccer League’s Hall of Fame
The highlight of the party was the induction of James Bowne into the Eastern District Soccer Hall of Fame. His list of accomplishments and support for the Eastern District Soccer League and the game of soccer is truly outstanding. From organizing and running leagues, scheduling and assigning officials James is in the forefront of getting things done. The Eastern District Soccer League has stringent rules and regulations for selection into the Hall of Fame, and James was a unanimous, first ballet inductee. It is truly our pleasure to have someone of James caliber a member of EDSL Hall of Fame.
Courtesy of Auguie Cambria