News and Announcements
2018 Liga de Yonkers Opening Day
Liga de Yonkers opened its 2018 season this past Sunday, May 13th. This year Liga de Yonkers has 19 teams participating and have been divided into 2 Divisions “A”, 7 teams and “B” 12 teams. Since the number of teams have increased significantly from last year in addition to playing at Pelton Field in Yonkers we are also utilizing Fleming Field in Yonkers.
Division “A” is comprised of teams that have played in the past and Division “B” are new comers to our league. We have put the new clubs basically in Division “B” ( with a few exceptions) to determine their strengths’. Next year the 2 Divisions will be balanced more evenly.
In Division “A” action NY El Salvador, last years champions, opened up against a strong Tallawah team. The final score was 2-0 but it was one of those games that you thought Tallawah was going to break out at any moment. They will be a team to be reckoned with.
Juventus defeated Monarcas 4-1. Juventus, which made the playoffs last year has added some new players to their roster and are looking to move up in the standings and take the next step in the playoffs. Monarcas had some early struggles but the game was closer than the score would have you believe. They are looking to make a major move in the standings this year.
Honduras is back and played a tough Olimpia team which has a number of players from the old Alianza championship teams. Both teams are considered Champion caliber and their 1-1 tie should tell the rest of the division that they are back to play and win.
Division “A” should be full of exciting and close games.
As stated Division “B” is comprised of basically new teams so we will need a few weeks under our belts to see where everyone stands and who are the teams to watch. In first week action:
UNAM defeated Chivas 3-0
Boca Junior defeated Chelsea 2-0
Atlanta United tiedToluca 1-1
Puma defeated Irlanda 3-1
Morelia defeated Liverpool 4-0
CD Leon defeated NYC FC 1-0
Liga de Yonkers will be playing through August with Champion Tournaments starting at the end of July. Come down to Pelton and Fleming and see some great soccer
Liga de Yonkers Champions attended the EDSL Champions Night Party Awards at Ukrainian Youth Center.
Players from CD Alianza received their Champion Trophy and celebrated big time.
CD Alianza wins Liga de Yonkers Championship
Liga de Yonkers Championship week was held this Sunday, September 17th at Pelton Field.
In the consolation game NY El Salvador defeated Atals 3-1 to finish in third place. The game was close till the end of the second half when NY El Salvador scored there third goal to put the game out of reach.
In the Championship game Real Honduras and CD Alianza played to a 1-1 tie at end of regulation. CD Alainza scored their goal on a controversial penalty call in the box which lead to a penality kick. Although the call seemed questionable, it is believed the official made the right call.
During penaillty kicks Real Honduras missed their last kick and CD Alianza just had to make their final kick for the victoy, but the Real Honduras goalie had other ideas and made a great save on Alianza’s last kick to continue the penalty kicks. Penality kicks continued until the D Alianza goalie made a great save and then took the final kick to CD Alianza the championship.
Its a shame that in this game between two great and evenly matched teams their has to be loser but Congratulations to CD Alianza.
Congratulatons to all 4 teams in the finals for great seasons and playoffs.
Gorayed & Associates Sponsors Liga de Yonkers Champonship
Gorayeb & Associates donated $5000 in prize money to the top four teams in Liga de Yonkers playoffs. Gorayeb and Associates have also supported local soccer leagues and Liga de Yonkers was fortunate this year to be on the receiving end of their generosity. Gorayeb’s representative Juan Tejeds was on hand to personally award the prize money.
Liga de Yonkers and all its teams and players thank Gorayeb & Associates.
Two great Semi-finals was played this past Sunday. In the first game CD Alianza jumpe out and scored the first two goals But NY El Salvador closed out the second have with a goal of its own to make it 2-1. Ny Ny El Salvador tied the game at 2-2 early in the second half but CD Alianza closed things out with a great score for a 3-2 final. The second game was almost a mirror image of the first game. Real Honduras closed out the first half ahead 2-0 but ATlas turned on the defense and offense and tied the game at 2-2. The rest of the game was a hard fought defensive battle and looked like it was heading for pentality kicks but with less than 5 minutes remaining Real Honduras score on a 35+ yard kick from the right side and Real Honduras held on for the 3-2 victory. Two great games!!
This SUnday, September 17th, Atlas takes on NY El Salvador for the consolation game at 11:00 with Real Honduras vs CD Alianza for the championship at 1:00. Come down to Pelton to see some great hometown soccer!
The Liga de Yonkers playoffs started this past Sunday and the top 4 seeds advances to the semi-finals.
In the first game the fourth and fifth seed showed exactly how close they are in talent with Atlas hanging on to defeat Juventus 2-1 in a tough defensive minded game.
The second game saw NY El Salvador defeat NYC FC 4-0. NYC FC had a great season but NY El Salvador, the number 3 seed, was simply the better team. Game three showed why CD Alianza is the number 2 seed by defeating Deportivo Toluca 6-1. CD Alaianza took control from the very start and never looked back. In the final game the number 1 seed Real Honduras easily defeated Monarcas 2-0. Although the score didn’t reflect it the game was never in doubt.
This Sunday at Pelton, September 10th NY El Salvador takes on CD Alianza at 11:00am. In there last meeting they played to a 1-1 tie so this will surly be a great game. And at 1:00 Atlas is looking to knock off Real Honduras. These two teams also played to a tie in their last meeting. Atlas is no push over and Real Honduras will have to bring their “A” Game.
The finals are scheduled for September 17th at Pelton wit