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Over 30 division champions was present to received their award at the Champions Night Held at Yonkers Ukrainians Youth Center on October 27, 2017.
The EDSL Dinner Dance Party held at Ukrainian Youth Center in Yonkers on October 27, 2017 attracted an attendance of more than 200 people. Champions Awards were handed in to all Champions from all the divisions, Open EDSL, Port Chester, Liga de Yonkers, Mount Kisco, Over 30 and Over 40; topped with the Winners of the State Cup and Champions Cup.
Good music, wine and beer accompany the delicious appetizers and food served.
CONGRATUATIONS TO ALL..!
Down to 4 teams
On July 2nd, 2017 at Flemming Park the second round will be played as follows.
10:00 a.m. Kelmendi FC vs C. A. Tumi G13
11:30 a.m. Yonkers Ukranians vs Black Eagles G14
01:00 p.m. Loser G13 vs Loser G14
02:30 p.m. Winner G13 vs Winner G14
Open Division newcomer Kelmendi FC won the winner of the final by the score of 3-0 over another brand new Open division team Black Eagles.
Black Eagles arrived at the final after winning 3-1 over Honduras last year runner up at this tournament, they had an incredible come back in the 2nd round over Kisco International winning on PK’s after scoring 3 goals in the last 15 minutes of the game tying the Kisco team and winning 9-8 on pk’s. The semifinal saw the Black Eagles winning by the narrow margin of 2-1 vs this year Open Champions Yonkers Ukrainians a game which saw both teams miss opportunities to score.
Yonkers Ukrainians missed a last second opportunity by shooting over the bar from only 7 yards away.
Kelmendi road to the final saw them winning over Krasnick from Utica NY 3-0, next round beat Mt Kisco Indians 5-1. The semifinal Kelmendi beat CA Tumi 5-3
The championship game Kelmendi beat the Black Eagles by the score of 3-0.
The most valuable player of the tournament was no doubt #9 from Kelmendi Hoxha Glori who scored a total of 13 goals in 4 games.
Let me take this opportunity to thank Albino and Casimir for being with me at the finals the entire day and to the rest of the Board of Directors, Augie, Cesar, John, German for helping us out.
Excellent job was done by the referee crews for the entire tournament.
By Peter Pinori
Germania advances 3-1 over defending State Champs Shamrock
Germania advanced this past Sunday to the finals of the O-30 Marth Cup for the first time since back to back titles in 2011-12. The Visitors got on the board first but were quickly answered by Germania’s Conor Lander off a beautiful strike from distance into the upper 90 less than 5 minutes later. An even and entertaining first half saw the teams deadlocked at 1 goal apiece. After the half-time whistle Germania carried most of the play until a counter attack led to a Shamrock penalty. Germania GK Pat Brown however made an outstanding dive to his left and saved a well struck PK from Shamrocks leading scorer. After the huge momentum swing Germania’s Kyle Flynn found the back of the net off a well struck corner from Captain Matt Viggiano. Minutes later Germania would add to their lead off some good build up play that saw Rob Esposito make a tidy finish. The defending champs responded with a mighty push back as the close neared with several corners in the last 10 minutes of play. Germania’s defense proved resolute and the game ended 3-1. Germania will face the winner of NYGA and NY Polet in the final June 4th.
Appearing: Standing Keith Detelj, Connor Lander, Adam Rosen, Keith Fowler, Kyle Flynn, Rob Esposito. KneelingJulian Austin, Pat Brown,, Coach Matt Viggiano, John Palumbo, Will Bussert, Dimitri Markou.
Picture is a courtesy of John Palumbo