News and Announcements
This past weekend was suppose to be a “black out” weekend because of the 4th of July, but Liga de Yonkers was so many games behind we decided to play and play they did.
Real Cotija regained the top spot in the standings defeating Monarcas 5-0. Real Cotija seems like the team to beat this year. Westchester F.C. , which had the most games to make up played a double header and came away with 2 wins defeating “EDSL Tournament of Champion” winner Real Sociedad 1-0 is an extremely tough game and then Atlas 5-0. Morazán and Sport Peru battled to a 1-1 tie and El Carmen defeated San Lorenzo 2-0 in a continuation of a suspended game.
With 5 weeks left to play in the regular season the standings are just to close to call and a 3 point win can change the positions of the top teams. The next 4 teams are separated by a mere 1 or 2 points.
Metapan has forfeited out of the league. Possibly the competition was just too tough but the others are getting ready for a fast and furious finish!
It was an all “Liga de Yonkers” final with Real Sociedad and Morazán meeting in the Championship Game played at Fleming Field. Liga de Yonkers sends 4 teams to this 16 team championship tournament and 3 out of the final four were from Liga de Yonkers this year. This was the best showing we have had since the start of the Tournament 4 years ago. All 16 teams are true champions and it is a great honor to compete against them and this year luckily win against each and everyone of them. Real Sociedad defeated Morazán 3-2 in a tough played final match. Real Sociedad scored first and was ahead 2-0 nothing at half but a determined Morazán team stayed in the game with aggressive play but just couldn’t keep up with Real Sociedad in the end. Real Sociedad just seemed quicker and was one step in front of Morazán the whole match. Morazán has lost in the finals the past 2 years but vows to be back next year. Real Sociedad is basking in their victory and looking forward to the EDSL Dinner Dance in October where they will get their proper recogination.
Real Sociedad now advances to Stae Tournament!!!!
Liga de Yonkers wants to thank EDSL and its board of directors who attended the matches and conducted an excellent tournament. It is an honor to play for the Eastern District Soccer League
San Lorenzo and Real Sociedad played to a tough 4-4 tie at Pelton but the one point received by San Lorenzo was good enough to put them in first place for the first time this season. San Lorenzo is a well balanced team and when they come to play is tough to beat. Real Socidad had played earlier in the day and had won the EDSL Champions Cup and just didn’t have the energy in the second game.
Hondurs looked sharp defeating C.D.Juventud 4-1 with only 9 players. Juventud scored first and early in the first half but then it was all Honduras. Atlas and Sport Peru both received wins on forfeits this week. I think World Cup action was just too much to pass on. Real Cotija and Monarcas didn’t play this week. The week off caused Cotija to slip to second this week but with a game still to be played you know they want to regain that top spot.
There is still 5 weeks of regular play the points are really close. Anything can and probably will happen.
Sunday 6/29/14 we will have the final of the EDSL $5,000 Tournament of Champions at the Fleming field in Yonkers NY at 12pm .
This is the 4th year running and every year we have had, a different champion and from different divisions taking the title as best team in the EDSL. The winner will than represent us at the State Sal Rapaglia Champions cup the 3rd week in September.
The first Year of our Tournament of Champions or 2010 the Winner was Carribean Strikers from our Northern Westchester Division, the second year we had Germania from our Open Division, last year San Onofre won from our Port Chester Division and this year the winner will be from the Liga De Yonkers Division since both finalist Morazán and Real Sociedad play for this division.
The winner will take home $3,500 and the other finalist will take home $1,500. Both prizes along with the champions trophies for all of our divisions will be given out at our annual Dinner dance at the Yonkers Ukrainians center on October 24th 2014.
The 1/4 finals saw Morazán win vs. Stade Breton 3-0 and San Onofre winning 3-0 vs. African Youth Academy.
Real Sociedad won vs. Mount Kisco Indians 2-1 and Honduras beat Westchester CF 2-1.
In the semis Morazán won 2-1 vs. San Onofre and Real Sociedad topped Honduras 3-1
Hope to Attached you will find the schedule and bracket of this tournament.
Finally I will like to thanks Augie Cambria and German Mena for letting us use Pelton for both Sundays leading up to the final and all of you that found the time to come to help me.
Augie Cambria, German Mena, John Palumbo, Enrico Romano, Peter Sedlmeier, Galo Trujillo and Casimir Krempa.
Hope to see you all Sunday at 12pm at Fleming.
San Onofre beat Germania by the score of 6-0 on Sunday to win the 2014 EDSL Playoffs. Unfortunately, for Germania they had to play down players the entire game. San Onofre scored 5 of their 6 goals in the first half of the game. However, in a good show of sportsmanship, San Onofre did not try to add any more goals as the remainder of the game played out. Excellent Officiating done by the referee crew. Congratulations to both teams and especially to San Onofre for an outstanding season and run to the Championship!