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Casa round-up: Week One

How wonderful that spring is here and the smooth, beautiful fields at Pennypack Park are just as wonderful as you remember. So how did the Casa family handle the first round of action? Let’s find out!

Segunda

Four out of six matches are shutouts in the opening weekend of Segunda play. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t much offense, though. Twenty-one goals were scored, with twelve coming from Bayern Makefield and Quaker City alone. Makefield knocked in a grand total of 14 all of the Fall 2010 season, but that probably won’t be the case this year. Putting 7 by Mt. Laurel is a good way to start the season, but it’s a long season and Quaker City is right on their heels. QC dropped a five-spot on former Primera studs AC Milan. Does this foreshadow a long season for Milan or is it just an early hiccup? Cannons and Copabanana also pulled off opening day shutouts with identical 2-0 victories. Copabanana endured a crushing defeat in the Fall 2010 playoffs, but they look like it has just hardened them for a stronger run this season. In the last two fixtures, AOH61 found out that life is a bit tougher in Segunda. After sprinting through Tercera, the new boys dropped a close match to Philadelphia Athletic 2-1. The other newbies, Lot Lizards, grabbed a point off Bluestars in a 1-1 tie.

Tercera

The big scores continue in Tercera where Park Towne and Loose Cannons put up big numbers. Park Towne filled the bag with five goals, four coming from the inimitable Man of the Match Doug Erb. Seamus Scanlan made sure that Loose Cannons were even more impressive with two of the seven goals in a romp of Tri-County United. Marty Phillips lone goal wasn’t enough as FC Spartans lost to United Nations 3-1. Georgie George tallied a brace for the winners. Olou Koucoi and Kyle Ryan canceled each other out for Revolution 76 and Spruce Goose. And finally, Josh Trott and David Warlea had two apiece for United FC in a 4-2 win over It’s Always Sunny.

Abierto

Goalless ties were exceedingly rare in Abierto last season. But this isn’t last season. Celtic and Tech Monkey pull off the feat this week, so we are left to wonder whether Tech Monkey’s Brendan Rooney is related to Wayne Rooney and how long his scoring drought will last. A hat trick from Brian Toll makes him the highest scoring Brian of the week (yay!) and helps The Incredibles to an 8-0 trouncing of Casa United. Lukaz Zuzanski isn’t impressed with a hat trick. After all, he scored all four as PPR got by FC Kilbanes 4-1. It was only slightly closer for Balls of Fury and Tir Na Nog. The Irish couldn’t overcome a pair of fine finishes from Nick Helm as Balls took the points 4-2.

And that’s all we have for week one! Primera kicks off this Saturday and all the other divisions enter week two. Anything could happen

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