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Historic League to launch the formation of East River Division

February 24, 2021 – Yonkers, NY – The Eastern District Soccer League (EDSL) is happy to announce the launch of a new division named East River Division and set to debut in the Fall of 2021. The East River Division will cover the areas of the South Bronx, West Queens, and North Brooklyn.

The EDSL will offer single team clubs in the area a chance to play locally with minimal travel and high competition. Teams will be expected to participate in the Jack Flamhaft ENYSSA Cup as well. The league will conclude with playoffs between the East River Division top teams and the other EDSL Divisions top teams for the $5000 Champions Cup.

EDSL Board will work on the formation of the division bringing together 8-10 Club Managers from the area to establish and grow the division. Furthermore, Mr. Pinori has begun the process of appointing a division manager with a deep understanding of the needs and wants of the amateur soccer community.

A main objective for the formation of the East River Division is to group clubs based on geographical proximity. This approach is successful in minimizing travel and creating local rivalries. Additionally, the division being a single team entity, it is considered to be the most affordable option among all NYC affiliated leagues.

The inaugural season of the East River Division is set to kick off on September 2021. Depending on the number of entrants, a cup tournament might be organized in the Spring.

For more information on the EDSL’s East River Division, please visit the website at or contact us via email at

Eastern District Soccer League

The EDSL was founded in 1928 and is one of the oldest leagues in the United States. The EDSL is an ENYSSA member and operates predominantly north of New York City with their members based in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange County.

The EDSL is affiliated with the Eastern NY State Soccer Association (ENYSSA), the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), United States Soccer Federation. (USSF) and FIFA.

More information about EDSL can be found at or by following the league on Twitter (@).

Just Memories...

Posted by Eastern District Soccer League at Dec 2, 2020 12:06PM PST ( 0 Comments )

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless. Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Standing on the far right is Abraham Rochester current EDSL First Vice-President.
For you die hard soccer lovers, enjoy the attached picture and add it to your collection

The world is mourning...

Posted by Eastern District Soccer League at Dec 1, 2020 1:04PM PST ( 0 Comments )

The death of Diego Armando Maradona, who suffered cardiac arrest on 25 November at the age of 60. There have been thousands of tributes honoring the legacy of the Argentine star and Eastern District Soccer League joined with a tribute of its own.
At Pelton Field in Yonkers NY, just before the scheduled game between Unity Fc and FC Shpresa, a minute of silence was observed to honor the life of a majestic soccer star like D.A Maradona.


Posted by Cesar Aliaga at Sep 21, 2020 10:21AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The Port Chester Football League has concluded its 26th version with a hotly contested match from the kickoff between Deportivo Suchi and United.
Deportivo Suchi will open the scoring in the 38th minute of the first half. Mike Dixon forces a play in the small area with the two central defenders and finds a loose ball to define before the goalkeeper’s vain attempt.
In the 44th minute of the 1st half Carlos Rabanal disputes an aerial ball in the small area before the untimely departure of Omar Hernandez, United goalkeeper; Carlos combs the ball that aguishly enters the goal to decree Deportivo Suchi’s second goal .
With a 2-0 against, United enters the field determined to turn the game around as it has done on other occasions. In the 12th minute, in a play where Santiago Salvador enters the small box with a dominated ball, he is fouled and knocked to the ground, the referee decrees the penalty kick. Martin Alvarez of United is in charge of the execution. Martin adds one more to his goal collection for a total of 12.
In the 38th minute, United’s # 23 Silva Lujan receives a red card for a violent conduct, Santiago Salvador angrily complains, verbally assaulting the referee and is also sent off. Then Raymundo Santiago is also expelled for the same reason, these steps are followed by the assistant coach Rafael and then the rest of the United bench. The Referee gives them time for these expelled to leave the field of play, by refusing to do so the referee determines the culmination of the game, thus enabling the passage to the new champion.
Congratulations DEPORTIVO SUCHI…!