News and Announcements
In a battle for league supremecy in the Liga de Yonkers, Real Cotjia defeated Morazan convincingly by the score of 4-0. Real Cotjia now stands atop the league table with 10 points and an impressive goal differential of 15 after just 4 games played! Having suffered their first defeat, Morazan now occupy the second spot with 7 points. Was this a preview of the league championship? That remains to be seen, but Morazan will certainly be hoping to get another chance at Real Cotjia in September.
In another top half of the the table battle Real Sociedad handed Pumas their first loss of the season by defeating them narrowly 1-0. Pumas hold the 3rd spot despite the loss, and Real Sociedad rise to the 4th position. Both teams currently have 7 points, however Real Sociedad have a game in hand having only played 3 games through 4 weeks.
Around the league
Metepan get their first win by defeating San Lorenzo 3-1 and climb out of the cellar…Sport Peru remains winless with a 1-1 draw against Honduras…Westchester CF gain a close victory over El Carmen by a score of 2-1. Atlas and CD Juventud play to a 2-2 draw.
Next Week’s Highlighted Matchups
League leader Real Cotjia takes on 4th place Real Sociedad…Morazan looks to get back to their winning ways against San Lorenzo…Pumas look to remain in the top 3 with as they take on Metapan
Congratulations to Lori Brengelman and Hugo Cueva for their outstanding committment to the sport we all love! The Eastern New York State Soccer Association thanks both Lori and Hugo for their dedication recognizes their 25 year commitment with a most grand award. On behalf of all of the players, coaches, and fans The Eastern District Soccer League Board of Directors thanks you for your continued commitment to our league and the sport of soccer as a whole. We are very proud of you both!
Czechoslovakia advances to the EDSL Steve Howanky Cup by winning in PK’s over a very strong African Youth Academy. The African team moved ahead 1-0 and kept this score until the end of the first half. Czecholsovakia had 3 chances to even the score but could not find the equalizer.
The Czechs continued to pressure forward and eventually were able to tie the game in the second half capitalizing on a rebound from a free kick outside the PK area. AYA fought back and recaptured the lead at 2-1 and was winning rught up until 5 minutes to full time when the Czechs again tied the game! At the end of regulation the score was 2-2. This well-played game was, however, going to be decided by penalty kicks. The Czechs converted on all 5 kicks while the African team missed one of their attempts and Czechoslovakia is now moving on to the Final to face San Onofre.
Excellent Officiating done by the referee crew
The Czech will play the final next week vs San Onofre who had beat the Westchester CF last week on the other semifinal. The game will be at Tibbets park #3 at 10am 6/8/14. Good luck to both teams!
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!
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