|Game Date||League||MSC Team||Opponent||Game Summary|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U9 Girls Breakers||5||0||NY Rush Patriots G06 East|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U11 Boys Clash||5||3||Mt. Pleasant Bayern|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U12 Boys Aztecs||2||1||Pleasantville Panthers||A fantastic end to the season for the Aztecs! Congratulations to all of the boys for a terrific spring season.|
|2015-06-20||MAPS 2015 Summer Challenge||U13 Girls Pride 01||1||0||FC Copa Academy Lima|
|2015-06-20||MAPS 2015 Summer Challenge||U13 Girls Pride 01||1||1||Capital United SC Blue Force|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U14 Girls Pumas||6||1||Rivertowns United Eagles||The Pumas capped off a strong Spring campaign with an easy 6-1 win at Rivertowns on Sunday. MSC controlled the action on the hot turf from start to finish, solidifying their hold on second place in the top division of WYSL this spring. MSC's 7-2-1 record was bested only by a tough Mahopac team that twice squeaked by our Pumas squad. Coupled with a convincing spring tournament win at Massapequa, the Pumas finished off the year in style as the girls head into the Summer with their heads held high. Great season Pumas. See you in the Fall.|
|2015-06-20||WYSL||U15 Boys Sunderland||6||0||Rockland FC Knights|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U15 Boys Sunderland||6||0||New Rochelle Eagles|
|2015-06-20||WYSL||U17 Boys Chelsea||3||3||Bronx Dragons|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U17 Boys Chelsea||1||2||Yorktown Slammers|
|2015-06-21||WYSL||U17 Girls Shamrock||6||0||Rye Brook Dynacats|
|Game Date||League||MSC Team||Opponent|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U8 Boys Roma||10||8||Rivertowns|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U8 Boys Scorpions||2||2||Hurricanes|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U8 Girls Comets||5||5||FC Rush Patriots|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U8 Girls Magic||3||6||Harrison Hurricanes|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U9 Boys Celtic||3||1||White Plains B05 White|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U9 Girls Breakers||2||2||Rue Racers|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U10 Boys Toros||0||0||Yonkers united|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U10 Boys Valencia||8||2||Larchmont Blue Bandits|
|2015-05-30||NYCSL||U10 Girls Stars||4||0||Locust Valley|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U10 Girls Beat||3||1||Munay Ossining Lightening|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U10 Girls Hurricane||2||2||Scarsdale Sao Paolo|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U11 Boys Clash||4||2||New Rochelle United B04|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U11 Boys Sounders||1||2||Scarsdale Lisbon|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U11 Girls Surf||2||3||White Plains|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U11 Girls Spirit||0||1||FC Somers SideKicks|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U12 Boys Aztecs||2||1||Pelham Gryphons|
|2015-05-30||EDP/NPL||U12 Girls Power||1||0||NY Soccer Club NPL-02 White|
|2015-05-30||EDP/NPL||U12 Girls Power||5||4||NY Soccer Club NPL-02 Blue|
|2015-05-31||EDP/NPL||U12 Girls Power||1||5||STA NPL-02 Blue|
|2015-05-31||EDP/NPL||U12 Girls Power||2||2||STA NPL-02 White|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U12 Girls Timbers||0||0||Harrison Hornets|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U12 Girls Sting||6||0||Larchmont|
|2015-05-31||NY Cup||U13 Boys Titans 01||2||1||Atletico FC|
|2015-05-30||NY Cup||U13 Boys Corinthians||5||3||World Class|
|2015-05-31||EDP||U13 Boys Corinthians||0||1||Smithtown|
|2015-05-30||NPL||U13 Girls Pride 01||1||1||New York SC|
|2015-05-31||NPL||U13 Girls Pride 01||0||1||STA|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U13 Girls Fire||1||0||Briar cliff Grizzlies|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U13 Girls Fire||1||0||Briarcliff Girzzlies|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U14 Boys Sao Paulo||1||1||Yonkers United Rush Conquerors|
|2015-05-30||NPL||U14 Girls Crew||1||2||NY Soccer Club|
|2015-05-31||NPL||U14 Girls Crew||0||0||STA|
|2015-05-31||NY Cup||U15 Boys Villa||2||1||Stony Brook Boca Red|
|2015-05-30||NY Cup||U16 Boys 98 Premier||2||3||New York Soccer Club B98|
|2015-05-31||EDP||U17 Boys Cruzeiro||4||3||FC Copa Academy|
|2015-05-30||WYSL||U17 Boys Chelsea||1||0||Rye BHS United|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U17 Boys Chelsea||0||0||Bronx Dragons|
|2015-05-31||WYSL||U17 Girls Shamrock||4||1||Scarsdale HS Raiders|
|2015-05-31||ENYYSA State Cup||U18 Boys PSG 96||4||0||Smithtown|
(Many games were cancelled this week due to the sudden thunderstorms on Sunday)
U8 Girls Comets 5, FC Rush Patriots 5 (WYSL)
The Comets improvement continues and the girls staged a terrific comeback on Kantor today. Down by three to a strong team, the Comets did not give up and ended up with a draw. It was another great effort by the Comets and their rapid development continues. Well done Coach Stephanie and here's to a strong finish!
U9 Boys Celtic 3, White Plains B05 White 1 (WYSL)
On a very hot, humid day the Celtics captured the few opportunities that were presented to them to score against a very strong team. First and foremost, our defense saved the day blocking and playing intelligently by distributing the ball. David set up the first goal (and Damian scored), scored the second goal to give the Celtics a comfortable lead and a mental leg up. White Plains scored a great goal from a very tough angle that Carter tried so hard to save. This kept White Plains in the game until a third goal was scored by Simon assisted by Damian five minutes before halftime. This would have been a great game to have seen through to the end but unfortunately it was called at halftime due to the torrential downpour of rain and thunder. Every player of the team played cohesively and strongly - well done Celtics!
U10 Girls Hurricane 2, Scarsdale Sao Paolo 2 (WYSL)
The Hurricanes played a strong game with first half goals from Arbeitman and Gluck. Scarsdale kept it close and equalized midway through the second half. Final score 2-2.
U11 Boys Sounders 1, Scarsdale Lisbon 2 (WYSL)
This was a hard-fought game .The Sounders had the ball the majority of the time but had a hard time pressuring Scarsdale goalies.
U11 Girls Spirit 0, FC Somers SideKicks 1 (WYSL)
Question: Who was in goal today, Yailine, Tynne or Henrik Lundqvist? Answer: Yailine and Tynee but they both played like Henrik Lundqvist and kept the Spirit close in a 0-1 loss to the top-ranked FC Somers SideKicks. The Spirit played perhaps their best game of the regular season with a solid defense, crisp passing and a steady offensive attack. Jordyn and Tess had several great runs at goal, keeping the SideKicks on their heels. Samara, Gnouma and Yailine each struck solid shots that just missed above the goal. Kudos to Kate, Sydney and Olivia for their great play! And thanks to Carly, Lindsey and Susan from MSC GU10 for filing in for the team. The Spirit look to a great finish over the final two weeks of the season!
U12 Boys Aztecs 2, Pelham Gryphons 1 (WYSL)
The Aztecs scored very early, and very late (in the last 30 seconds of the game) to pull out a victory in a hard-fought game. Great all-around team effort on a hot, sultry day at Randalls Island.
U12 Girls Power 5, NY Soccer Club NPL-02 Blue 4 (EDP/NPL)
In what has become perhaps their most intense rivalry the MSC Power NPL-02 Blue squad won a hard fought battle against a tough New York Soccer Club squad art Randalls 84. After a tough loss in the fall season at the NYSC home field the Power were looking forward to evening the series at one win apiece. The Power struck first on a goal from Justine from Allana. The Power went ahead 2-0 on a strike from Allana on a pass from Emily. NYSC got on the board with a strike by ex-Power striker Theresa. Halftime score - Power 2 and NYSC 1. The second half found NYSC striking first to even the score at 2-2, but Power followed with a third goal as Allana hit her second goal on a pass from Lucy. NYSC answered to even the score at 3-3. Undeterred Power hit on a beautiful give and go from passes from Lucy to Justine to Allana, who hit her third goal of the day. NYSC kept up the pressure and evened the score for the third time at 4-4, as Theresa also converted on a hat trick. With less than five minutes to go the Power mounted a quick rush on a header from Lucy to Emily who hit the back of the net to give the Power a 5-4 lead, which they defended until the final whistle. A fine win by the Power NPL 02 Blues in their first defeat of the NYSC NPL-02 Blues.
U13 Boys Titans 01 2, Atletico FC 1 (NY Cup)
It was men versus boys in the 2015 New York Cup Semifinals, and the boys won. Battling a formidable Atletico side that had physically dominated the Titans five weeks before in a 4-2 smackdown, Manhattan committed to controlling the pace of play on Randall’s 82, resulting in numerous early chances, only one of which was converted off a rebound by leading scorer Jaden Graber for a 1-0 lead in the thirteenth minute. Atletico struck back with a glancing header in the twenty-seventh minute, and from there this contest teetered in the balance until Wyatt McCarthy slotted an exquisite ball through the penalty area to winger Max Mogul who delivered what would turn out to be the game-winner with uncommon poise and precision. Every Titan contributed to this improbable result against the nationally 18th ranked Atletico, though particularly rugged in the final minutes were the defensive efforts of Yali Levy and Matthew Ross, while forward Zidan Douglas was also tireless in his chasing. If the Titans deserved their fate against Atletico in April, then they fully deserved their fate here: a berth in the New York Cup Finals for the fourth time in five years.
U13 Boys Corinthians 5, World Class 3 (NY Cup)
The Corinthians qualified for their first ever state cup final with a strong 5-3 win over World Class.
First half goals by Peter Mastropasqua and Aaron Miller meant the Corinthians had a 2-0 halftime lead to show for their hard work and strong play before the break. Coach Freddy Fuentes' squad extended the lead to 4-0 early in the second half on another goal by Miller off a great steal and trap, and one by Kyran Singh. After a goal by World Class spoiled the clean sheet opportunity, Xilito scored one of the most impressive MSC goals this reporter has seen, leaving parents from both sides impressed by his right and left moves that froze several defenders and the Upper 90 finish from 15'. Down to zero subs on a very hot day after a few injuries the Corinthians ran out of gas towards the end, creating the final score of 5-3 but not diminishing in any way a strong showing and great win. On to the finals on June 13th. Good luck boys.
U13 Boys Corinthians 0, Smithtown 1 (EDP)
The Corinthians continued their recent stretch of hard work and strong play, but unfortunately ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 final as they were unable to convert any opportunities.
U13 Girls Fire 1, Briarcliff Grizzlies 0 (WYSL)
Seems like Fire is just continuing their run of domination on the possession of ball during play. Fire had control of the match today. Good defense and good offense but only one goal although a great many attempts and well-executed strategies to get to the box. First and only goal by (33) Mujaj who executed a very clean long shot from outside the box. Many great attempts by (43) Neugarten and (18) Futterman that were unsuccessful but well-planned. Go Fire!!
U14 Boys Sao Paulo 1, Yonkers United Rush Conquerors 1 (WYSL)
Sao Paulo played the same Yonkers squad twice this weekend. After losing 1-3 on Saturday in a Cup semi-final, Sao Paulo regrouped on Sunday and forced a 1-1 draw in league play. Sao Paulo's defense on Sunday was much better organized and repeatedly smothered the Yonkers offense down the wings and in the middle. Overall, Sao Paulo showed much more resolve and aggression, and the boys put several excellent shots on goal. Alex had a lovely arcing shot that scored.
U14 Girls Crew 0, STA 0 (NPL)
Crew played the division leaders to a scoreless tie, an evenly matched game, well played by both teams. The biggest play of the game was a save on the goal line by a Crew defender of a deflected shot that looked like a certain goal for STA.
U15 Boys Villa 2, Stony Brook Boca Red 1 (NY Cup)
Villa wins the NY Cup SF in OT.
U16 Boys 98 Premier 2, New York Soccer Club B98 3 (NY Cup)
NY Cup semifinal. In extra time, it was unfortunately a free kick on a controversial call that made the difference.
U17 Boys Cruzeiro 4, FC Copa Academy 3 (EDP)
Cruzeiro beat Copa 4-3, a satisfying result, especially after a Copa player sent Henry Kessler, our star defender, to the hospital from a punch in the temple. We’ve heard that Henry is doing well and is on the mend. Bravo, Cruzeiro, and bravo Henry.
U17 Boys Chelsea 1, Rye BHS United 0 (WYSL)
Beautiful day, with a significant breeze which was at Chelsea's back in the first half. Jade connected for the only score of the game midway in the first half, as Chelsea dominated and came close on various other scoring attempts. The second half was played more evenly. In the final 15 minutes Rye mounted a mighty effort. One free kick from 30 yards caromed off the crossbar. Rye had a series of corner kicks as well. Will and the Chelsea defense withstood the effort with some excellent play.
U18 Boys PSG 96 4, Smithtown 0 (ENYYSA State Cup)
PSG 96 with their third ENY State Cup (see home page).
|Game Date||League||MSC Team||Opponent|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U8 Boys Scorpions||1||4||Mamaroneck|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U8 Boys Cosmos||0||6||Casteford dragons|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U8 Boys Impact||3||4||Greenvale es|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U8 Girls Comets||1||1||Larchmont Yellow Wildcats|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U8 Girls Magic||6||1||Edgemont Bluejays|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Boys Express||2||2||Whitecaps|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Boys Celtic||1||6||Manhattan Arsenal|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Boys Celtic||1||6||MSC Arsenal|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Boys Arsenal||6||1||Manhattan Celtics|
|2015-05-17||NYCSL||U9 Girls Union||3||0||Oceanside United SC Orange|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Girls Breakers||4||1||Eastchester Red Rockets|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U9 Girls Blizzard||0||0||NY Rush Patriots|
|2015-05-16||NY Cup||U10 Boys Freedom||0||5||Athletico FC|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U10 Boys Earthquakes||7||1||White Plains|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U10 Boys Mustangs||1||2||East Chester Cosmos|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U10 Boys Toros||1||5||ASphalt Green Wave|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U10 Boys Valencia||7||1||Mt Pleasant Strikers|
|2015-05-16||NYCSL||U10 Girls Stars||3||0||FCLI Bayport|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U10 Girls Hurricane||3||1||Rockland FC Flames|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U11 Boys Clash||3||2||Rye United|
|2015-05-16||WYSL||U11 Boys Rockers||3||1||Chappaqua Hammers|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U11 Boys Rockers||2||2||West Side Red Bulls W|
|2015-05-17||NYCSL PL||U11 Girls Charge||3||2||Locust Valley Soccer Club|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U11 Girls Surf||0||0||New Rochelle|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U11 Girls Spirit||2||3||New Rochelle Purple Angels|
|2015-05-17||EDP||U12 Boys Gremio||3||0||Shoreline Benefica|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U12 Boys Aztecs||6||0||Alba Sharks|
|2015-05-17||NPL||U12 Girls Power||5||2||New York Rush NPL-02 Blue|
|2015-05-17||NPL||U12 Girls Power||4||2||New York Rush NPL-02 White|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U12 Girls Sting||3||0||John Jay raptors|
|2015-05-16||EDP Open||U13 Boys Titans 01||2||1||Philadelphia Coppa|
|2015-05-17||EDP Open||U13 Boys Titans 01||2||3||Pipeline FC|
|2015-05-16||NY Cup||U13 Boys Corinthians||7||0||Locust Valey|
|2015-05-17||EDP||U13 Boys Corinthians||1||2||NJ Stallions|
|2015-05-17||NPL||U13 Girls Pride 01||5||0||NY Rush|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U13 Girls Fire||2||1||West Side Red Bulls G02 W|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U14 Boys Sao Paulo||1||1||Asphalt Green Wave Milan|
|2015-05-17||NPL||U14 Girls Crew||1||1||NY Rush|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U14 Girls Pumas||3||2||West Side Red Bulls|
|2015-05-17||NY Cup||U15 Boys Villa||3||0||AC Connecticut 99|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U15 Girls Monaco||2||2||Port Chester Golden Cats|
|2015-05-16||EDP/NPL||U16 Boys 98 Premier||0||5||World Class FC '98|
|2015-05-17||NY Cup||U16 Boys 98 Premier||6||0||East Islip|
|2015-05-16||WYSL||U16 Boys Cougars||3||0||Rockland Thunder FC|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U16 Boys Cougars||6||0||John Jay Landslide|
|2015-05-16||EDP||U17 Boys Cruzeiro||2||0||FSA Elite|
|2015-05-17||EDP||U17 Boys Cruzeiro||0||1||World Class|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U17 Boys Chelsea||2||0||New York Fusion Boca|
|2015-05-17||WYSL||U17 Girls Shamrock||3||0||Rye Odyssey|
|2015-05-16||ENYYSA State Cup||U18 Boys PSG 96||2||0||Massapequa SC Celtics|
U8 Girls Comets 1, Larchmont Yellow Wildcats 1 (WYSL)
Another great effort by Coach Manta's Comets! We hope for a speedy recovery to Zoe Jacobs.
U9 Boys Celtic 1, MSC Arsenal 6 (WYSL)
So this week, at age mid-40s, I was schooled by a group of 8/9 year olds. They informed me that calling the Arsenal-Celtic game a subway series was ludicrous and that it was a darby (which I have learned is a match between two teams from the same club or town). Thanks boys!! So regarding today's Darby... the good news is that MSC has a lot of great soccer playing U9s! The not so great news for the Celtics is that they didn't bring their A game, and lost a toughly fought, but out matched game against a fierce and on-point Arsenal Team.
Final score of 6-1, which did see many Celtic shots on goal, but either slight misses (like a great one by Itai that hit the cross bars) or really lovely saves by the Arsenal goalies. Elyes scored a solid one off a corner. And many remarkable saves and deflects by the defensive and mid-line, especially Hisham and Ben. But alas, today was not the Celtics day -- great game Arsenal and Celticsl!
U9 Girls Union 3, Oceanside United SC Orange 0 (NYCSL)
The Union girls traveled to Oceanside to play United SC Orange. Notwithstanding the million mosquitoes that had made the Oceanside girls soccer field their home, the girls played a very good game against their toughest opponents so far this season. The first half was very evenly fought, with both teams attacking the goal at regular intervals. Two fast breakaways toward the end of the half, gave the Union girls a 2-0 lead. The second half was also evenly fought but the defensive line of the Union team did not give the Orange girls any real chance of scoring. Union did score once more in the second half. Final score 3-0 and the team remains undefeated so far this season. Kids are happy and so are the parents.
U10 Boys Earthquakes 7, White Plains 1 (WYSL)
The Earthquakes came out flying on Kantor and got quick goals from Ignacio and William and great defense from Robert, Oliver and Elian, who scored the 7th and final goal.
U10 Boys Valencia 7, Mt Pleasant Strikers 1 (WYSL)
A shout out to Coach Byron for bringing the team over to the shade during half time! Valencia was in great form today. Lots of energy, despite the heat and humidity. The Strikers were also aggressive and lively. There were many shots at the goal from both teams, and good team work, thinking and communicating were used to accomplish those shots.
U10 Girls Stars 3, FCLI Bayport 0 (NYCSL)
Stars continued their recent winning ways with a convincing 3-0 victory over visiting FCLI Bayport. Stars started fast with two goals in the first five minutes of the contest, the first from Cassie Cribbs, and the second on a long drive from Amanda Cruz. Sydney Rodin added a goal in the second half to put the game on ice. Another strong week of goaltending from Ella Poppinga and Tess Hanley preserved the clean sheet for Stars.
U10 Girls Hurricane 3, Rockland FC Flames 1 (WYSL)
Goals scored for MSC by:
Final score 3-1 MSC
U11 Boys Rockers 3, Chappaqua Hammers 1 (WYSL)
Another great victory for the Rockers. They took the lead early and maintained the momentum throughout the game finishing with a 3-1 final score.
Within the opening minutes of the game, the Rockers proved that they were going to focus on great teamwork and passing. The first score came from Akira after a beautiful pass down the center from Liam. That was followed by a barrage of shots as the Rockers kept play on their offensive half. The forwards including Lucas, Teymour and Elias kept the pressure on goal…at one point the opponents defensive line actually yelled for help. Matthew’s solid footwork, Owens consistent goalkeeping and booming goal kicks and a defensive line anchored by Liam kept feeding balls forward with multiple corner kicks. More shots, including a corner kick header by Ryan and a shot from Elias that hit the left post, but unfortunately none through the goal. The score at the half, 1-0, did not reflect accurately the dominance shown by the Rockers.
The Rockers maintained their strong play through the second half. Liam, Sam and Ryan on the defensive line were almost impenetrable. The forwards including William, Hedley and Braedon consistently out-maneuvered their opponents. Early on, Elias drove into the corner and took a shot that sailed perfectly over the goalies head. 2-0. Spectacular passing was the showcase when, after what felt like half the team touched the ball through surgical passes, an assist was made to Akira who took a shot. Although blocked by the goalie, Akira nailed the rebound in. 3-0, but the rockers did not let up. The opponents managed a score after a missed off-sides call. Akira played solid guest goalie into the waning minutes. Game ended 3-1. - Ravi Yadav
U11 Boys Rockers 2, West Side Red Bulls W 2 (WYSL)
Today's Rockers/Red Bulls match was packed with action from the word go. Having fallen behind thanks to a Red Bulls volley in the 20th minute the Rockers got back into it thanks to a corner kick from Matthew that was aided by a body deflection from Akira to even the game by half-time. With soaring temperatures the boys were given a water break by the referee.
The second half began with the same intensity. A beautifully executed cross from Elias was chested and volleyed into the bottom left corner by Teymour, putting the Rockers into the lead. From that point the Bulls turned up the pressure and began attacking to make up the deficit. Their second goal was the result of an unfortunate confusion near the Rockers goal resulting in the ball sliding past the goalie, once again leveling the playing field. From then on both side attacked and counter-attacked with several attempts on the Red Bulls goal by Matthew deflecting off the crossbar. As exhaustion set in on both sides, the final whistle came and the game remained level at 2-2, securing the Rockers' position at the top of the league.
- Avi Afkhami
U11 Girls Charge 3, Locust Valley Soccer Club 2 (NYCSL PL)
10:30am match on R84 in what turned out to be a very hot and humid environment in which to play. A wild match, shots all over by both sides. Hard fought and aggressive match which came down to the final seconds and a goal by Charge literally just before the final whistle to capture the win 3-2!
U11 Girls Spirit 2, New Rochelle Purple Angels 3 (WYSL)
Tess’ miraculous, bend-it-like-Beckam corner kick and goal in the first half and Talia’s lightning shot from 20 yards out and goal in the second was all the Spirit could sustain against the New Rochelle Purple Angels, falling 3-2 in an otherwise Spirit dominating match on Randall’s Island. The Spirit had at twelve chances and the Angels only five but the Angles were able to convert three to goals. The Spirit again displayed outstanding passing and solid team play. The Spirit is poised to strike with a vengeance this coming week in Massapequa.
U12 Boys Aztecs 6, Alba Sharks 0 (WYSL)
A satisfying win for the boys after losing to this team in the second game of the season! An odd second half, however, as the boys had to avoid scoring another goal and even saved a goal from going into the Alba net.
U12 Girls Power 5, New York Rush NPL-02 Blue 2 (NPL)
With no games for three weeks because of a break in the NPL League's schedule to accommodate the NY Cup games, the Power NPL-02 Blues were happy to take the field on a hot and humid afternoon at Flemming Field in Yonkers. Looking bit rusty, with their passes a little light, or a little heavy they played through a first half that was not their finest, but found them on the offensive often against the Bronxville NY Rush squad. They peppered their goalie with long shots with Emily finally connecting to give the Power a 1-0 lead. An indirect free kick from Justine to Lucy resulted in a second goal to give Power a 2-0 lead. Rush answered this time and took the score to 2-1 at the half. The second half saw both teams improve on their ball control. Power scored first on a rush up the center by Justine to take the score to 3-1 at halftime. Rush followed with a nice cross and converted to bring them to within striking distance at 3-2. The Power continued to dominate and kept the ball in the Rush end and Emily and Alanna added goals to give Power NPL-02 Blue a 5-2 win.
U12 Girls Power 4, New York Rush NPL-02 White 2 (NPL)
The second game of the Power's NPL 02 doubleheader was a spirited match of two highly competitive squads. Power jumped off to a quick 1-0 on a crossing shot by Malia from the left flank that found the back of the net. As the Power kept up the pressure on the Rush goalie, Dani Bregman scored on a sharp drive after taking a long upfield pass from guest player Frances to give Power NPL-02 White a 2-0 lead. Rush came back to bring the score to 2-1 at the half. The second half found the Power still peppering the Rush with shots, but a substitute goalie put on a show stopping most shots, while hearing other ding off the crossbar or the post. Finally Alex G(of the Timbers) lined up a shot to give Power a 3-1 lead. Rush closed it to 3-2 until Justine was able to bend a corner kick 'almost like Beckham' and hit the goalie in the chest, who bobbled the ball as it fell into the net.
U13 Boys Titans 01 2, Philadelphia Coppa 1 (EDP Open)
The Titans got away with one today. Manhattan’s offense was a river flowing into a desert throughout the first half, with chances in the penalty area always fizzling one pass, one touch, one Coppa defender before their time. At stake was a spot in the EDP Open Semifinals, and the team from Philadelphia seemed content to hold on for a 0-0 tie, though a collective mental breakdown only minutes into the second half resulted in a 0-1 Manhattan deficit, from which they never quite seemed to recover their poise. This looked like a heartbreaker – Philadelphia’s offense consisted almost exclusively of moonshots over the Titan back line – until the sixty-eighth minute when Teddy Bushara performed his imitation of a blender set to Pulse along the end line, finally deflecting the ball off a defender for what we will reluctantly term an own-goal, or maybe not. Zidan Douglas followed five minutes later with an acrobatic header off an elegant cross from Zaul Tavangar, and Titan fans breathed a heavy and well-deserved sigh of relief, or maybe not. The seven remaining minutes saw more back-and-forth drama than was strictly recommended for anyone who had already endured the Titans’ previous four games (3-2 (PKs), 3-2 (PKs), 1-1 and 1-1). Some bright spots enliven the memory – Matthew Ross flashing speed and physicality at left back and defensive center-mid, and Claudio Ferri barely missing an over-the-shoulder volley in the opening minutes that probably would have spared everyone a lot of the drama that followed – but mostly this was a game to want to try and forget. With soothing dreams, and soothing air conditioning, Manhattan prepares to face off against the formidable and well-rested Pipeline squad from Maryland a mere eighteen hours later.
U13 Boys Titans 01 2, Pipeline FC 3 (EDP Open)
The Titans finally succumbed in their season-long quest for the EDP Open Cup against a forceful, speedy and disciplined Pipeline squad, many of whom came ominously equipped with casts and massive bandages. This Semifinal contest happened under MSC’s Director of Coaching Ray Selvadurai’s watchful eye, as well as the looming watchtowers of a neighboring maximum security penitentiary on an oppressively humid morning in Bordentown, New Jersey (interesting civic motto: Bordentown makes it, the world takes it.), though truthfully the most oppressive thing about this game was Pipeline’s pitiless offense. Although the Titans generated sufficient offense of their own over the first twenty minutes to keep this pretty even, Manhattan jack-in-the-box keeper Andy Aquino finally needed to make five or six of what were surely his most spectacular saves of the season to keep this from tipping into a landslide. A towering Pipeline header for a 0-1 deficit in the twenty-fifth minute was almost immediately followed by several more breakaways, before the Titans’ Aidan Aisiks, Vincent Gioaninni and Claudio Ferri combined for a sequence of pretty passes that ended with Max Mogul depositing a banana kick over the keeper from 18 yards for a 1-1 tie at the half that seemed more than satisfactory under the circumstances.
Pipeline struck back in the opening minutes of the second half for two more goals, sandwiched around a scary collision in front of the Titan goal that seemed to also briefly shake the Titans’ concentration. Jaden Graber got one back on a howling free kick that gave the Titans hope for the final fifteen minutes with only one more goal to make up, but in truth the better team ended up winning this match: quicker to every ball, quicker to pass, surer in protecting their defensive third. That this result was finally and officially so close is a testament to the Titans’ disbelief at ever losing.
U13 Boys Corinthians 7, Locust Valey 0 (NY Cup)
The Corinthians dominated a Locust Valley club that had knocked them out of the state cup in PKs a few years ago. The game was so one-sided that even the Corinthians keeper Austin Shatz got in on the action, notching an assist and a PK goal in the second half after leaving the nets to get in some rare field action at striker. Next up in the cup is World Class B in the semi-finals.
U13 Boys Corinthians 1, NJ Stallions 2 (EDP)
The Manhattan Corinthians played arguably their best match of the season losing 2-1 to a NJ Stallions club that entered the match 5-0 with a 19-4 goal differential.
After a slow start that saw MSC fall behind 2-0 at Icahn stadium, the Corinthians had the better of the play the rest of the way. Playing the majority of the second half in the Stallions end the Corinthians pulled within 2-1 on a goal by Xilito with about 5 minutes to play off beautiful passes from Leandro Angulo and Alfie Regan. The home team pressed hard the entire second half with many opportunities but could not convert a second goal for the equalizer. The good play continued a positive recent trend for the Corinthians.
U13 Girls Fire 2, West Side Red Bulls G02 W 1 (WYSL)
Fantastic game today! Fire played West Side Red Bulls G02 team today at Riverdale Country School. Fire out played them in every way. The opponents’ only goal was a high penalty kick. Fire's first goal was by (33) Muija in the first half. Second goal was in second half by Williamson (32) who was assisted by Buehler (3). The girls all played very hard and very well with consistently solid passing and communication. Fire made a great number of goal opportunities but couldn't get past the West Side Red Bull goalkeeper, who was very good. These girls are on Fire.
U14 Boys Sao Paulo 1, Asphalt Green Wave Milan 1 (WYSL)
Both squads fought hard today, and Sao Paulo can be proud of its effort, especially in the first half. Aidan and Gabriel played strong in the back; Cedric and Brandon connected for some lovely combinations; Michael supported Oscar and Luca well; Gabe filled the middle and had a lovely shot; and Alex had a lovely goal. On the whole, Sao Paulo continues to improve in its composure, intelligence, ball movement, and level of aggression.
U14 Girls Crew 1, NY Rush 1 (NPL)
The only thing close in this match was the final score. Crew controlled the ball from start to finish, generating numerous scoring chances, but as sometimes happens in soccer, the opponent scored on their one and only opportunity of the game, in the final minute of the first half. Crew pressed in the second and finally scored the equalizer with four minutes remaining.
U14 Girls Pumas 3, West Side Red Bulls 2 (WYSL)
MSC U14 Pumas 3, West Side Red Bulls 2
El Classico lives up the billing with a thrilling nail-biter on Randall's. After playing to a tie in their first Spring match-up, West Side went up 1-0 at Half with a combination of good passing and strong footwork. The Pumas, though, fought back and struck three times to go up 3-1. West Side found the net one more time but that was all the scoring on the afternoon. Final score 3-2 in favor of the Pumas who improve to 4-1-1 heading into their Memorial Day Tournament. Nice job Pumas and good luck in Long Island!
U16 Boys 98 Premier 6, East Islip 0 (NY Cup)
98 Premier rebounded from an off-game against World Class on Saturday to manhandle their opponents in this NY Cup quarterfinal. Next stop the semis vs. New York Soccer Club.
U17 Boys Cruzeiro 2, FSA Elite 0 (EDP)
Cruzeiro beat FSA 2-0 in this EDP match that saw goals from Andrew Cohen (from a header off a corner kick by Miguel Chung) and by Miguel himself, from close range late in the second half.
U17 Boys Cruzeiro 0, World Class 1 (EDP)
Cruzeiro lost this EDP match 1-0 to World Class. Cruzeiro was not at the top of its game, and most of the shots on goal were not on frame.