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CASA Soccer League: Spring Matchweek 8

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Things are heating up in the CASA Soccer League and Philly Soccer Page is here to bring you all of CASA’s 11v11 Spring season results. A big thank you is always in order to CASA’s chief executive, Nolan Bair, the CASA writing team, and all the captains for their continued communication and camaraderie throughout the season!


Reporting by: Charlie Shea


SMK 1 – 2 FC Misconduct


SMK and FC Misconduct played a closely contested fixture over the weekend, with the experienced Misconduct side coming out with a 2-1 victory. The fixture was scoreless through the first half, and into the second, with SMK keeper Rishi Sarkar making some strong saves to keep his team in it. Alec Golini broke the deadlock and scored in the 55th to put Misconduct up 1-0, and they’d double their lead on 73′ through Connor Hurff. Fighting until the end, SMK got one back late in the 87th through Scott Crosby to make the end of the fixture interesting, but it wouldn’t be enough, and SMK would take all 3pts. “For the first time in a while I thought we actually played well for the first 85 minutes”, said Misconduct captain Blake Fink, “We didn’t put them away like we should have and they’re a tough team that kept on fighting.” SMK Captain Matt Muench was disappointed, as his team has slipped to a 1-4-1 record with 1 goal losses to top sides Icarus FC, FC SouthHouse, and FC Misconduct. “Playing some of the top opponents well but then playing down to teams we know we should beat,” said Muench. “This Saturday is a must win against a YTP team that has had similar struggles.” Misconduct will have a bye.


SMK: Crosby

FCM: Golini, Hurff


Icarus FC 6 – 1 YTP FC


It was a tale of two half’s between Icarus FC and YTP FC, with teams trading early goals and getting into halftime tied 1-1. The second half was a much different story, with Icarus FC showing why they’re the Primera’s current number one team as they scored 5 to blow the game open and win 6-1. YTP, who had no subs, couldn’t hang on against the depth of the Icarus roster, who were led by their talisman Ridge Robinson. Robinson, who scored a second-half hat trick, has now scored at least a hat trick in his last three games, and has 12 goals in his last 4. “It was a really good game,” said Icarus captain Kyle Smyth, “I think we just wore them down a bit, and Ridge scored a few great goals in the second half.” “We didn’t have any numbers and they were able to run away with the game,” said YTP captain Giancarlo Granese. The Icarus attack isn’t dependent on just Robinson, and they’ve gotten strong production from others like winger Ben Field. “He won a penalty and deserves some credit. He played the whole game and ran nonstop”, said Smyth. Icarus will play Vidas United next week, while YTP will try to get back on track against a hungry SMK.


IFC: Robinson (3), Smyth, Smyth, Freeman

YTP: Teel


Philadelphia Corinthians FC 7 – 3 Philadelphia Legends FC


In a game of youth versus experience, youth won the day, as Philadelphia Corinthians FC blasted past Philadelphia Legends FC by a 7-3 scoreline. Corinthians, who’ve come out to strong starts most of the season, were up 4-0 within 20 minutes. Legends came out in the second half and scored in the 48th and 53rd to pull the game back slightly, but that was as close as they’d get. Corinthians would score a pair of late goals to ice the game, and it was all she wrote. Corinthians captain Sam Vale was happy to win, but thought his team’s mentality slipped coming out of half-time. “We let them back into the game… We need to keep focus and shut down teams.” Legends captain Mitchell Torh said “They were a tough team. Organized. Young. More energy on the bench”. Legends will play FC SouthHouse next week looking to bounce back, while Corinthians will play the strong Real Vidas. “They’re a good team but so are we.”


PCFC: Bishop, Hull, Roda (2), Underwood (2), Pingatore

PLFC: Koroma, Camara, Allison


FC SouthHouse 4 – 1 FC Tigre


FC SouthHouse came from 0-1 down against FC Tigre, winning 4-1 over the weekend. Tigre, who took an early lead through Austin Kotch, kept their lead through the first, and into the 2nd half. A fresher SouthHouse side fought on though, and eventually broke through in the 65th when Finn Reese scored the equalizer. With one crack in the dam, SouthHouse kept pushing, and scored a flood of goals in the 82nd, 87th, and 89th to extend their lead. “They executed their game plan perfectly,” said SouthHouse captain John Trueman, “playing Mourinho-style park the bus… But as the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers, and in the final 25 their players ran out of gas.” Trueman credited the victory to his sides strong midfield force of Tommy Ryan, Mark Liebensperger, Alec Weiss, and David Zipkin – “They did an excellent job at finding our BFG (‘Big Friendly German’ Finn Reese) in space in order that he could make up for his missed penalty in the first half.” FC Tigre, who sit 4th off the bottom on 4pts will play fellow bottom-table side Stoney United next week, while SouthHouse, who sit in 3rd with a game in hand on 15pts, will play midtable side Philadelphia Legends FC.


FCS: Reese (2), Ryan, Sommers

FCT: Kotch


Real Vidas 2 – 2 Vidas United


In a battle of brother clubs, Vidas United came from behind twice to secure a 1pt result in their weekend fixture against Real Vidas. Real, who’ve been having a stronger season than Vidas thus far, took the lead after a half-hour with a goal from Brendan Kelly. United equalized 12mins later through Osse Vilsaint. On the other side of the half, Real re-established their lead with a 58′ goal by Nicholas Anderson. Again, this time 21mins later, United equalized, this time through Joseph Gangl. Those would be all the goals in the game, which would end 2-2. “A well-fought match”, said Real Vidas captain Evan GIbbs, “Resulting in a no blood lost tie.” Vidas United captain Nolan Bair described it as “a scrappy match… but in the end I think the result was fair.” On coming back from behind, he said “We’ve been in this position many times before… The lads know how to fight when they want to.” Vidas United will play the red hot Icarus FC next week, while Real Vidas will play title contenders Philadelphia Corinthians FC.


RV: Kelly, Anderson

VU: Vilsant, Gangl





Reporting by: Pete Taylor


Rose Tree Gunners 2-0 Philadelphia Deportivo


Rose Tree and Deportivo kicked off a busy weekend for each team with a 2-0 win for Rose Tree. Each team would play another game later on in the week. The game was played in what both captains described as a monsoon. Title favorites Rose Tree had more than enough quality to put away Deportivo. Man of the Match Hunter Dyson provided the offense for Rose Tree, scoring a brace each side of half time to finish the game by the 65th minute. Depor were unable to add a goal to make the last 15 minutes interesting. Rose Tree captain Dean Giovannopoulos praised his side’s performance in the tough weather. “We played well the entire game, and had to battle the weather too,” Giovannopoulos commented. Depor captain Aaron Sexton was happy with how his team played, saying “we did a good job of limiting Rose Tree’s chances.” Both teams would have another opportunity to get a good result later during the matchweek.


Rose Tree: Goals- Dyson (32’, 65’)


Smitty Werben Jagen Man Jensen FC 1-1 Rose Tree Gunners


Rose Tree’s second game of the match week ended up being their first non win of the season after they drew 1-1 with Smitty Werben FC. Rose Tree had a lot of possession during the game, but could not breach a stubborn Smitty Werben rearguard more than once. Smitty Werben started the scoring through Nicholas Sample in the 35th minute. The rest of the game followed a similar pattern, with Rose Tree attacking through possession and Smitty Werben waiting for chances on the counter. Rose Tree finally equalized after extended pressure when Hunter Dyson added his third goal of the weekend in the 84th minute. Rose Tree captain Giovannopoulos thought his team could have gotten all three points, while Smitty Werben captain Carson McBain agreed that Rose Tree were decent but was happy with his team’s defending. “We played defense for the majority of the game and took our chances when we could,” McBain noted. “I’m happy with the draw.” The single point dropped Smitty Werben into 4th place, while Rose Tree’s four points over the two games this weekend kept them in first and in line for automatic promotion. Smitty Werben will try for a late promotion push against Cunningham Squires next week, while Rose Tree Gunners face Hunting Park United in their quest for the title.


Smitty Werben: Goals- Sample (35’) / Yellow cards- Diara (23’), misconduct

Rose Tree Gunners: Goals- Dyson (84’)


Philadelphia Heritage 3-1 Loose Cannons


A 3-1 victory kept Philadelphia Heritage in second place and within striking distance of Rose Tree in first. The loss sent Loose Cannons down into 11th and the relegation zone. Loose Cannons will rue the fact they could not secure the three points after starting the game brightly. They opened the scoring in the 9th minute through a Kyle Bruno penalty. While Heritage were in an unfortunate position, they settled down and were able to control most of the play. Their play earned them an equalizer when Nick Testa found the net in the 51st minute. At 1-1, Heritage keeper Carlos Meinhard earned a Man of the Match award by saving Cannons’ second penalty kick and keeping the score even. Heritage would take advantage of their penalty save by scoring two goals in the dying moments, first through Matthew Bik’s diving header and then when Alioune Alsine Sy added the insurance goal. Heritage captain Ryan Pereus was happy with how his team battled back from a goal down. “Their early goal made us scramble a bit,” Pereus said, “but once things settled down we maintained possession for a good amount of the game.” Loose Cannons captain Ben Smith praised his team’s effort in a difficult situation: “We had no subs and we were missing a ton of key guys. Pretty gutsy performance all things considered.” Cannons will face high scoring Santos next, while Heritage, only a point off of first, will look to defeat Statesmen and make a real statement in the title race.


Loose Cannons: Goals- Bruno (9′)

Heritage: Goals- Testa (51′), Bik (83′), Sy (87′)


Santos 3-2 FC Bobert Munich


A crucial three points in Santos’ title hunt kept them connected to the top two teams as they scratched out a difficult 3-2 win over Bobert Munich. The loss pushed Munich down to 9th in the table, while Santos rose one place into third, only three points off the top. The game was back and forth, with both teams boasting opportunities to score. Ramadan Bayyan opened the scoring for the underdogs in the 23rd minute, while Santos’ captain Marcelo Osorio-Soto would equalize on the brink of half time. Two quick goals in the 2nd half would cement a Santos advantage that they would not relinquish. While a Bobert Munich guest player would claw a goal back at the end, a ferocious Munich push did not net them a stoppage time equalizer. Santos’ Osorio-Soto felt his team performed up to their capabilities to secure the comeback win: “Over the course of the game there aren’t too many teams that can match us player for player.” Santos will try to move closer to first place next week against Loose Cannons, while Bobert Munich face Philadelphia Deportivo in a relegation six pointer.


Bobert Munich: Goals- Bayyan (23′), guest player (80′)

Santos: Goals- Osorio-Soto (45′), Sterling (54′), own goal (60′)


Philadelphia Deportivo 3-0 Statesmen FC


In their second match of the week, Deportivo won their first game of the season against mid table Statesmen 3-0. Depor were able to shake off their tired legs from their midweek clash against Rose Tree and get a great result. Depor got off to a flying start when Deyron Celaire powered in a finish over the keeper in the 5th minute. Depor would not score the rest of the half but kept up the pressure on Statesmen’s defense. Their solid performance rewarded them with two goals in the 2nd half, as Alex Demars added a second half brace to take home the Man of the Match award. Depor’s Aaron Sexton was really happy with how the team played: “We had a limited roster and ended up with players out of position, but ironically it was easily our best performance of the season.” Depor will hope to continue their good form against Bobert Munich in their fight to leave the relegation places, while Statesmen will try to win their first game in three against powerful Heritage.


Deportivo: Goals- #8 Celaire (5’), Demars (59’, 78’) / Yellow cards- Asker, consistent fouling


Cunningham Squires 2-0 Cracovia


Cunningham Squires also won their first match of the season, beating Cracovia 2-0. The win kept Squires outside of the relegation places with a game in hand on some of their rivals, while Cracovia need a turn in form in order to avoid relegation. An undermanned Cracovia team kept the game close in the first half, but didn’t have the stamina to get a good result. Cunningham scored twice late to earn the points, first through Sam Kim with a quarter hour left and finally through Kofi Acheampong whose insurance goal just before stoppage time sealed the victory. Cunningham captain Jonathan Saltzman said his side was pumped to get their first win of the year, while Cracovia skipper Eryk Tylek was happy with how his team played in an unfortunate situation: “Both teams played well. We just didn’t have enough gas in the tank at the end, the other team had more subs and it showed.” Tylek will hope for a full roster next week when Cracovia face Bluestars, while Cunningham will try for their second win of the season against Smitty Werben.


Cunningham Squires: Goals- Kim (75’), Acheampong (87’)


Bluestars 2-0 Hunting Park


Bluestars picked up their third win of the season over mid table rivals Hunting Park, winning 2-0. Bluestars had control over most of the game with boasting the majority of the possession, but Hunting Park had enough opportunities to score to make the game interesting. A quiet first half ended goalless with both teams missing chances to open the scoring. Bluestars finally found their breakthrough around the hour mark through Charlie Espinoza’s excellent finish and doubled their lead with ten minutes to play when Julian Crowther provided a scrappy insurance goal. Bluestars captain Aaron Bartels-Swindels was happy with his team’s performance which earned them their first win in three games. “We battled the weather in the first half and took control of the game,” Bartels-Swindels commented. “We did well defensively all around, and big shoutout to our goalie Stevie Paul who made two one on one saves and had another one at the near post.” Meanwhile, Hunting Park’s captain Andy Kim felt optimistic despite the poor result: “We had some of our key offensive players missing, but no excuse for not scoring. However, we are getting better at figuring out our lineups and weaknesses.” 6th place Bluestars face Cracovia next, while 5th place Hunting Park have a difficult match against 1st place Rose Tree.


Bluestars: Goals- Espinosa (57’), Crowther (78’)



Reporting by: Romeo Julmiste


Liberty City FC 4 – 1 Hees FC


League play in the Tercera division kicked off again and began with match week 8 where the division table has been nothing but congested with the top five teams being separated by less than a win. Liberty City FC being amongst those five squads, came off the bye week with the objective to create as much daylight as they could from the teams around them. Hees FC have found themselves firmly in mid table but still within striking distance of the playoff positions. The game unfortunately, was not within the reach of Hees FC as Liberty City FC began the domination early. Liberty City opened the scoring in the fifteenth minute. Hees FC were able to gain a slight foothold in the game since the goal but in the 34th minute, Liberty City were able to double their lead. The game continued to get out of hand as Liberty City scored once again two minutes later. The final goal for Liberty City went in a minute before the halftime whistle. Hees FC were able to secure a lone consolation goal in the second half, a few minutes before the hour mark. That was all the scoring in the match as Liberty City saw the rest of the game out comfortably. With the win, Liberty City continue their excellent promotion campaign and find themselves in second place in the standings with 16 points. Hees FC drop down to ninth place with 8 points.


LCFC: Goals- C. Dunn (15’), R. Valencia-Cook (34’), D. Tenney (36’), B. Rogers (44’) / Yellow: E. Butler

HFC: Goals- J. Quintero (56’) / Yellow: E. Yeung


Barenjager SC 2-1 Drexel Shaft


The second match in Bordentown played host to a clash of two teams that went into the bye week on a streak, and unfortunately it was not the winning kind. Drexel Shaft as well as Barenjager SC were hoping that the midseason break could give them the time to regroup and get back to winning ways. The first goal was scored by the Bear Hunters in the 23rd minute through in form attacker Chris Shaffer. Barenjager kept themselves in control in the match in the first half and were able to double their lead in the 40th minute to see themselves go into halftime up 2-0. The second half began more of the same for Barenjager SC, controlling possession and making sound decisions. However, Drexel Shaft were not to be played off the park and made the Bear Hunters’ lose control and bagged a goal in the 50th. Barenjager SC kept their composure through the rest of the second half and were able to keep Drexel Shaft at bay for the rest of the match to walk away with a much needed three points and end their losing streak. Drexel Shaft, after starting the season with two straight wins fall to four straight losses with this defeat. Barenjager SC sit in 8th place with 10 points and Drexel Shaft sit in 11th place with 6 points.


BSC: Goals- C. Shaffer (23’), A. Sumter (40’)

DS: Goals- N. Warnock (49’)


Alamo FC 4-0 Lost FC


Brunch time at Jame Ramp Turf field in Northeast Philadelphia was the setting for the week eight battle between two teams with wildly different trajectories going into the second half of the campaign. Lost FC have not won a game thus far, part of the reason being that they have only scored a grand total of two goals and have been shut out in back to back games twice. In this game Lost FC did not start off too bad, going into the second half down 1-0. A fifteen minute stretch starting from the hour mark was the undoing for Lost FC as they conceded an additional three goals in that amount of time and were unable to recover. Lance Dotzman of Alamo was the catalyst of the devastation as he bagged a brace. The shut out means that Lost FC have unfortunately failed to score in three straight games. Lost FC stay rooted in the relegation zone and if they hope to avoid the drop will want to rediscover the art of scoring goals. Alamo FC with the win find themselves in the last playoff spot in fifth place with 13 points.


AFC: Goals- L. Dotzman (17′, 70′) Co. Ryan (58′), F. Russomano (75′)





Reporting by: Gabo Zabala


Devon SC 4-4 Rebels


Bristol Municipal Park was the setting of a very exciting game between two teams on opposite ends of the standings. While Rebels fights for the top of the table, Devon SC had no plans to make things easy for them and came ready for a battle. Rebels took the lead with two goals midway through the first half, but Devon SC replied with a late goal to cut the lead before the halftime whistle. In the second half, Rebels came out determined to secure the 3 points and found 2 quick goals thorugh #5 Petro who netted a hat trick and a 3-goal lead for this team. Now that lead would not prove enough as Devon would score twice before finally finding an equalizer very late in the game to take 2 points away from the Rebels. The tie means Rebels will stay at 2nd for another week until they face Philly Falcons while Devon SC gets an important point against tough opposition, from which they will try to build on when they face Nations United.


Goals- Devon SC: #19 McDougall (35′), #6 J.Switucha (62′), #27 S.Switucha (78′), #16 Yaa (85′)

Rebels: #17 Cassedy (23′), #5 Petro (24′), #5 Petro (51′), #5 Petro (55′)

MOTM: Rebels:#5 Petro


Philly Skyliners 2-2 Philly Falcons


Two teams in similar situations met at Bristol Municipal Park when the Philly Falcons met the Philly Skyliners. Both teams have managed to go undefeated in their last 3 games after they both started the season with two losses in a row. On this one, it would be Philly Skyliners who took the early lead with a goal by #16 Gallager midway through the first half. The lead would double for the Skyliners early in the second for the Skyliners with a goal form #12 McAvinue but their opponents were not willing to back down. Despite the slow start the Falcons kept fighting and fueled by strong performances from their captain and their striker Paredes they managed to score a couple second half goals to come away with a tie. Both teams manage to keep their unbeten runs for another week, something the Skylliners will hope to do again when they face Leaders Fc next week while Philly Falcons will face a tough Rebels side fighting at the top of the table.


Goals – Skyliners: #16 Gallager (27′), #12 McAvinue (48″)

Falcons: #9 Herrick (60′), #5 Paredes (68′)

Cards: Skyliners: #16 C.Gallager. (YC, 75′)

MOTM – Falcons: #5 Paredes (GT Goal)


Nations United 1-1 Leaders FC


At Life Center Academy, we had a matchup between two teams that came in on opposite form. Nations United coming off 4 straight unbeaten games was facing off Laders FC who were coming off of 4 straight losses. Nations United got a quick jump on the scoreboard with a goal by #11 Moussa in the first 10 minutes but a long ball a great shot by #16 Hamed would give Leaders FC the tie midway through the first half. The game was very physical, and the conditions of the field did not help the run of play. The second half saw chances for both sides, the cleares of one was a penalty awarded to Nations United which would be saved by Leaders FC goalie to preserve the tie. This makes it 5 straight unbeaten games for Nations United but the 4th straight tie so they will look to get back on the winning column next week against Devon SC. For Leaders FC, the tie is a slight improvement to their previous form, something they will try to build on when they face Philly Skyliners next week.


Goals – Nations United FC: #11 Moussa (7′)

Leaders FC: #16 Hamed (24′)

Cards- Nations United FC #1 GK Worton (YC, 65′)

Leaders FC – #16 Hamed (YC, 56′


SJ Gentleman 3-0 Dead Ball SC


It was a late afternoon showdown at Bristol Municipal Park that saw still undefeated SJ Gentleman face off against Dead Ball SC. It was a competitive game that saw the score opening through an unfortunate own goal that would give SJ Gentleman the lead. Dead Ball tried to find an equalizer, keeping some possession, and almost did when an indirect free kick was cleared at the goal line by the Gentleman’s defense. That clearance would turn into a counter attack that would see #18 Robinowitz find the back of the net for SJ gentleman and extend the lead to 2-0. The last goal was scored by captain Borowik to seal the deal for the SJ Gentleman to take home the three points. For Dead Ball SC the next challenge will come against Vidas FC meanwhile SJ Gentleman will put their unbeaten status to the test against Fishtown FC.


Goals- SJ Gentlemen: #14 Marcia (OG), #18 Robinowitz, #8 Borowik

MOTM – SJ Gentlemen #8 Borowicz


Clubs Sandwich 1-1 Vidas FC


Coming out of a big win against Fishtown in their re-scheduled game last week, Club Sandwich faced an always competitive Vidas FC at Ramp Soccer Field. The first half was competitive and saw both team score. Vidas FC took the lead through #10 Barnes assisted by Escobar, but the lead would not las long as #31 Begolly would tie it right away for Club Sandwich with a trike from distance. The second half was totally dominated by Vidas FC who took advantage of the fact that Club Sandwich showed a short squad for the game. Vidas FC outplayed the league leaders in the second half, generating many chances but failed to finish them to find the 3 points. The tie sees Club Sandwich remain at the top of the table for another week unitl they face Maccabi Philly, while Vidas FC will look to improve their finishing before they face Dead Ball SC in their next game


Goals – Club Sandwich #32 Begolly (33’)

Vidas FC #10 Barnes (30’)

MOTM: Vidas FC #10 Barnes




Reporting by: Michael McKinney


UCFC 5 – 1 Telle Bouche FC


With an offensive explosion that saw just as many goals scored in their match today as they scored all season, UCFC nabbed their first win of the season with a commanding 5-1 victory over the struggling Telle Bouche FC (1-5-1) Having won the 6th division last season, Telle Bouche FC would not have imagined they would be sitting in 11th place with just 4 points heading into week 7. Telle Bouche FC would find themselves down 2-0 when they got on the scoresheet and looked dangerous for a while in the second half but just before the hour mark UCFC would start to pad their lead. By the 83rd minute UCFC was enjoying their 5-1 lead while also still enjoying the game along with Telle Bouche FC who are favorites amongst the refs for their fair play and positive attitudes. Overall the game was fairly matched with UCFC finishing their chances and Telle Bouche FC still working on getting that final pass. Telle Bouche FC will need to keep that sunshine and rainbows disposition when they take on Rapid Daybreak FC (5-2-0) who tend to get under the skin of their opponents while UCFC will have to contend with the aggressive playing style of Mark Walhbergs Cousins (1-4-2) next week.


Goals: UCFC – #36 Popoli (30′), #40 Diehl (43′), #8 Pennisi (59′), #7 Kromah (70), #24 McShain (83′)

Telle Bouche FC – #7 Masi (48′)

MOTM: Sportsmanship


Rapid Daybreak FC 7 – 1 Washington Square S.C


Playing confident and at their normal break neck speed, Rapid Daybreak FC (5-2-0) didnt waste any time and went up 2-0 with back to back goals in the 12th and 13th minute by #3 Gehers. Washington Square would pull one back a few minutes later with a great goal from #8 Black and would keep things close up until right before the half. With goals comng in the 40th and 50th minute, Rapid would start to run away with the game as their oppressive style of play would be too much for Washington Square S.C who found it impossible to penetrate the midfield of Rapid who dominated 50/50 balls and possession in general. The win puts Rapid closer to the top of the standings where team captain J. Ross said is their ultimate goal, with the next match coming against the struggling Telle Bouche FC (1-5-1), Rapid could make a real push for 1st place. Washington Square S.C take on FC Delta (3-2-1) next week in a match that could start the ball rolling towards relegation if they continue to drop points.


Washington Square #8-Black (19)

Rapid Daybreak # 3-Gehers (12, 13, 57), #47 Frebel (40,50), #69 -Reber (53), #14-Ashiotes (77)

MOTM: Rapid Daybreak #3-Gehers


Still Processing FC 2 – 0 Inter Phila


Still Processing FC (2-4-1) took full advantage of the wind and poor field conditions to pick apart the defense of Inter Phila (4-2-1) who plays a very tight back line but today were caught off guard by the constant over the top play by Still Processing FC who dominated the first half. With Inter failing to move the ball and playing defense for the majority of the 1st half, they were caught ball watching as Man of the Match and keeper for Still Processing FC, #1 Mervine, would send a long punt to #7 Elliot who took a great first touch and put his team up 1-0 in the 21st minute. With the windy conditions impacting both trams, the second half played out pretty much the same with SPFC owning the ball in the midfield and Inter trying and failing to string together more than 2 or three passes before they were dispossessed. A beautiful header in the 80th minute by #99 Marcel would seal the victory and their first clean sheet of the season. The disappointing loss will need to motivate Inter Phila as they take on 1st place Sporting Philadelphia F.C (6-0-1) next week. With a good team win and thier first clean sheet, SPFC will need to keep the momentum going for their next match against the stingy defense of New Wave FC (3-2-1)


Goals: Still Processing FC – #7 Elliott 21′, #99 Marcel 80′

Yellow Cards: Inter Phila – #10 Apet unsporting hard late tackle 65′, #9 Toma unsporting hard late tackle

Still Processing FC – #5 Vivar unsporting hard late tackle

MOTM: Still Processing FC- #1 Mervine – Goal keeper played an amazing game


Sporting Philadelphia F.C 4 – 2 Oaklyn Academy


In a battle of 1st and 2nd place, tempers boiled over and the game of the week turned into a hot mess towards the end of the match with both teams seeing cards including a red for Oaklyn Academy (6-1-0) for a reckless foul. Going up 3-1 in less than 15mins, Sporting Philadelphia F.C (6-0-1) controlled the game and dictated the pace for the majority of the match. Try as they might, Oaklyn was unable to break down the midfield diamond of Sporting and that resulted in alot of giveaways in the midfield and in transition as space was not easily found for Oaklyn. Sporting Philly would get the win and bump Oaklyn down to 2nd place with the 4-2 victory. Sporting Philadelphia F.C take on Inter Phila (4-2-1) in what should be another highly contested match while Oaklyn Academy will try to right the ship against Grapes FC (2-3-2) next week.


Goals: Sporting Philly: #33 Henrique 4’, #9 Ricardo 7’, #9 Ricardo 12’, #20 Jose 54’

Oaklyn United Academy: #14 Pease 14’, #22 White 68’

Yellow Cards: Sporting Philly FC: #20 Jose – Careless Foul

Oaklyn United Academy: #9 Unsportsmanlike Conduct, #5 Careless Foul

Red Cards: Sporting Philly FC: #33 – Reckless Foul (From Behind)

MOM: Sporting Philly FC – #9 Ricardo


New Wave FC 3 – 2 Grape Train FC


Staring down a 2-0 deficit just 27 minutes into their match against New Wave FC (3-2-1), Grapes FC (2-3-2) managed to fight their way back level by the 49th minute. With the game tied 2-2, both teams stopped pressing as much and both teams looked equally ok with a draw until the 70th minute when Grapes FC got caught out of position on a corner they thought was a throw that allowed #7 C. Guerin to punch home the game winner for New Wave FC. Amongst the confusion of the corner kick that allowed the cross to be uncontested, Grapes FC still managed to remain calm and look for the equalizer. They would nearly have their equalizer in the final minutes as a great open look was snuffed out as a defender for New Wave FC came streaking back to block a strong shot that could have been a tough one to handle for New Wave’s keeper. A tough loss for Grapes FC who take on 2nd place Oaklyn Academy (6-1-0) next week and a great win for New Wave FC who have a date with a very confident Still Processing FC (2-4-1) team looking to move into playoff seeding.


Goals: New Wave FC # 8 Kevin Vega 27 min, New Wave FC # 24 Bryan Alicea 36 min, New Wave FC # 7 Chris Guerin

Grape Train FC # 6 Shawn Miller 49 min – Grape Train FC # 14 Alex Mellus 70 min

Yellow Card: New Wave FC # 11 Sidney Johnson

MOTM #7 Guerin


FC Delta 4 – 4 Mark Walbergs Cousins


Both FC Delta (3-2-1) and Mark Walhbergs Counsins (1-4-2) came into their match against each other on a 2 game unbeaten streak. FC Delta would find themselves down 2-0 heading into the break, with a halftime pep talk by their co-captain #17 R. Julmiste that was forceful and extremely motivating, FC Delta would grab a 3-2 lead just before the hour mark with long strikes and well placed finishes. Within the next 15mins the lead would change twice as MWC would equalize and then FC Delta would regain their lead they fought so hard for only to have it all wiped away in the 89th minute when MWC would bring the score level with a heart breaking goal in the death to see FC Delta drop 2 crucial points. With next weeks match against Washington Square FC (2-5-0) looking more and more important, FC Delta cant afford to let another lead slip away like they did today. Mark Walhbergs Cousins will take on last place UCFC (1-6-0) in a must win game for UCFC who could go from last place to safe from relegation with a win over MWC and a Telle Bouche FC loss.


Goals: MWC FC: Bowah, Bowah, Briggad, Oliveia

FC Delta:  Nas Issabre, Alex Johnson, Saban Kar, Weber

Red Card: 78th min MWC Mike Lewis arguing and threatening a referee

MOTM: #7 MWC FC Bowah




Reporting by: Michael McKinney


Hamilton FC 4 – 1 S.O.B Athletic


Hamilton FC (5-2-0) put together a great offensive effort against S.O.B Athletic (2-4-1) who until recently were enjoying a a 2 game winning streak that got snapped to the tune of a 4-1 loss. Anchored by the play making skills of #25 Labuda, Hamilton FC found themselves up 4-0 at the break. S.O.B’s would ruin the clean sheet with a nice goal in the run of play in the 58′ minute. Hamilton FC would easily hold on to their 3 goal lead and move closer to the top of the standings as they look to keep the momentum going into their match next week against Coyotes FC (1-6-0) S.O.B Athletic will have a tall task in front of them as they take on the division leading Honey Badgers FC (6-0-1)


Hamilton FC: #8 Wig – 19′, #8 Wig – 21′, #25 Labuda – 27′, #25 Labuda – 42′

SoB Athletic: #12 Goldbloom – 58′

Yellow Cards: Hamilton FC: #27 Vallete – 70′ Unsporting behavior

SoB Athletic: #12 Goldbloom – 70′ Unsporting behavior

MOTM: Hamilton FC: #25 Labuda


Honey Badgers FC 2 – 0 Dyslexia Untied


Looking to widen their goal differential gap, the usually prolific offensive playmakers of Honey Badgers FC (6-0-1) were kept in check by the disciplined backline of Dyslexia Untied (3-3-1). Dyslexia was looking for a statement win and HBFC were looking to get some distance between them and the Mighty Ducks who found themselves in 2nd place only by goal differential. Dyslexia came out with a extra defensive mid to help with the rush that HBFC tend to put on their opponents as they like to move the ball forward in waves with more and more attacking players finding space all around the 18yd area. The game got dicey in the 76th minute when both teams came together to argue a reckless foul, both teams saw cautions given out but ended the game with no further issues and Honey Badgers FC hold onto the top spot for atleast another week. Honey Badgers FC captain and Man of the Match, Brandon Johnson, will look to next week and their match against S.O.B Athletic as another opportunity to widen the gap between 1st and 2nd place in the standings. Dyslexia Untied will take on a surging FC BTC (4-3-0) who have been enjoying a run of multi goal games with 11 scored and 1 against in their last 2 games.


Goals: Honey Badgers: #4 – DG(guest player) 25′, Roman 60′.

Yellow Cards: Dyslexia: #21 – John Norris – unsporting conduct – reckless tackle, 76 min, #7 – Wilmer Chali – Unsporting conduct, 76 min

Honey Badgers: #17 – Hunter Martinez – Unsporting conduct (pushing and shoving #7), 76min

MOTM: Brandon Johnson – Honey Badgers


FC BTC 7 – 0 Coyotes FC


Fresh of their 4-1 victory over Rapid Nightfall FC, FC BTC 94-3-0) put 2 in against Coyotes FC (1-6-0) in the first 12 minutes. With a 2-0 lead coming out of the break, FC BTC scored another 2 quick goals and found themselves with a very comfortable 4-0 lead with just over 40mins to play. With just over 15mins left to play and now enjoying a 6-0 lead, FC BTC would find another goal right before the end of the game as Coyotes would play the final 15mins down a man with #0 Dogso being sent off in the 74th minute. Another great multi goal team win for FC BTC who will face a very tough Dyslexia Untied (3-3-1) next week as both teams jockey for playoff positioning. Coyotes FC who continued their downward slide, will need to work out their ongoing personnel issues before they take on Hamilton FC (5-2-0) next week.


Goals: #10 Kravicz 8′, 12′, 70′, 74′, Schultz 49′, McDonnal 45′, Schroeder 84′

MOTM: #10 Kravicz


Kensington 4 – 0 Birdeaux FC


Winless in their last 4 games, Kensington (2-4-1) an their high press were too much for Birdeaux FC(2-5-0) who at times found space in the final third of Kensington, were unable to make good on any of the chances they did create. Kensington pressed high and wide with their mid field tandem controlling the pace of the game and finding the passing lanes that lead to a great team effort and 4-0 win. In a game that could have seen Kensington score another 4 or 5 goals, the keeper for Birdeaux FC kept it respectable with a great 2nd half that held Kensington scoreless for the final 45mins. Finishing will need to be top notch for Kensington next week when they take on the always dangerous Mighty Ducks (6-0-1) and Birdeaux FC will take on the winless Philadelphia Strikers (0-6-1)


Goals: Kensington: #11(2) – Johnny Ventura – 15min and 25min. #9 – Y Corredor – 29min, #17 – Erik Mendieta – #41min

MOTM: Kensington #11 – Johnny Ventura


Mighty Ducks 2 – 0 Boys Do Cry


With First place up for grabs, Mighty Ducks (6-0-1) had the chance to overtake Honey Badgers FC by way of goal differential but Boys Do Cry (4-3-0) kept the game close and the Ducks who average just over 3 goals a game. It looked like the Ducks were ready to run up the score when they jumped out to a 1 goal lead just 2 minutes into the first half. Boys Do Cry, unlike the other teams that faced the Ducks this season, did not panic and got the game back under control and kept the high scoring Mallards limited to just their one goal going into halftime. The Ducks would find their 2nd goal mid-way through the 2nd half and finished with another clean sheet, their 6th of the season, and they look forward to another great team effort against the well coached Kensington (2-4-1) next week. Boys Do Cry will look to rebound next week in their match against Rapid Nightfall FC (4-3-0)


Mighty Ducks: Green 2′, Dooley

MOTM Andrew Stevens – Boys Do Cry


Philadelphia Strikers 3 – 2 Rapid Nightfall


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