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!
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!
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