Liga de Yonkers Opening Day
Liga de Yonkers opens its 2017 season on Sunday May 14th. As always the games are played at Pelton Field on McLean Avenue in Yonkers. This is the 11th season for Liga de Yonkers and we have 8 teams participating. 1. Atlas 2. CD. Alianze 3. Toluca 4. NYC FC 5. Juventus 6. Monarcas 7. Real Honduras and 8. NY El Salvador. NY El Salvador and CD Alianza are the strongest teams returning from last year but late runs from Atlas, NYC FC, Monarcas and Juventus made things interesting and caused some last minute seed changes for the 2016 playoffs. These teams have strengthen their rosters and are contenders for the top spots. Two new teams, Toluca and Real Honduras have shown great promise during our pre-game “Friendly Games” and will surprise everyone with their defense and scoring power.
The schedule will be a double round robin so each team plays 14 games. All eight teams will advance to a single elimination playoff round starting in August.
The leagues top 4 teams will represent Liga de Yonkers in the Eastern Division Soccer League Tournament of Championship Cup in June. In this tournament 16 teams from the various Eastern District Soccer League divisions will play for some substantial prize money and the bragging rights to say they were the best of the best in 2017.
Everything starts this Sunday at Pelton at 11:00am. Come down and watch some fast, exciting local soccer.