NY Greek Americans Win USASA National Championship
2014 Title

By Jay Mwamba

CSL giants New York Greek Americans returned from Salt Lake City a triumphant lot after holding off Guadalajara FC of Denver 4-2 to clinch the USASA Men’s Amateur National Cup.

Scripted by Tyler Botte, Josh Trott, Gabrielle Adriano and Stephen Roche, the victory was the four-time US Open Cup winners’ first ever in that competition in three consecutive attempts. It ended their 40-year wait for a national title.

US Open winners in 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1974, Greek Americans came up short in the USASA Final Four in 2012 and last year.

“It was not easy,” first year head coach Stavros Zomopoulos commented after the historic win. “The pitch had extra long plush grass that was ‘the great equalizer,’ neutralizing our ability to play football at the standard and pace we are accustomed to.  And the altitude and heat made playing back-to-back very challenging.”

Peter Strumpf, president of the CSL, arguably America’s most competitive amateur league, offered kudos to the all-conquering Greeks.

“We as a league are proud to have one of our club’s win a national championship. It has been a while,” he remarked. “For a club to get to this point, requires a lot of work and support [mostly financial] from club members. We congratulate the Greek Americans for this accomplishment. We also have the hope, that this will not be the last time a club from our league reaches that pinnacle.”

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Games This Week

Games This Week

League Time  Home    Away  Location Division
Sunday, September 21, 2014
CSL 9:00 AM AO Brooklyn  vs  Metro City Fury Athletic FC  Abraham Lincoln High School Metro Division 2
LISFL 2:45 PM Floral Park  vs  Deer Park  Bellerose School Field #1 Division 2
LISFL 4:45 PM Floral Park O-40  vs  NY Hota Bavarians O-40  Bellerose School Field #1 Over 40's
CSL 2:00 PM Gotham City FC  vs  NY Ittihad FC  Bushwick Inlet Metro Division 1
CSL 4:00 PM Guyana Veterans  vs  Manhattan Celtic Bhoys  Bushwick Inlet Over 30's - Division 2
CSL 8:00 PM Williamsburg International FC  vs  NY Galicia  Bushwick Inlet  Metro Division 2
NYMWSL 1:00 PM Baby Magic FSC vs  NYC United Reserves College Point B Division
LISFL 5:00 PM College Point  vs  NY Olympiacos  College Point Field #1  Division 2
LISFL 1:00 PM NY Olympiacos O-50  vs  Astoria Rudar O-50  Con Edison Field #1 Over 50's
LISFL 3:00 PM NY Serbia R  vs  Istria R  Con Edison Field #1 Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 5:00 PM NY Serbia  vs  Istria  Con Edison Field #1 Division 1
NYMWSL 9:00 AM Manhattan Kickers/Scala Reserves(MKSR) vs  Astoria FC East 6th B Division
NYMWSL 11:00 AM Central Park Rangers Red vs  Manhattan Kickers/Scala(MKS) East 6th A Division
NYMWSL 1:00 PM NY Magic Reserves vs  NYC United East 6th A Division
NYMWSL 3:00 PM Rovers 2 vs  Central Park Rangers White East 6th A Division
NYMWSL 5:00 PM Appletown FC vs  NYC Sirens East 6th B Division
CSL 9:00 AM Manhattan Kickers Over-30  vs  BW Gottschee Over-30  East River Park Field D Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 11:00 AM Manhattan Kickers PREMIER  vs  Central Park Rangers Old Boys  East River Park Field D Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 4:15 PM Sporting Astoria SC Reserve  vs  New Amsterdam United FC Reserve  Evander Childs High School  Division 2 Reserves
CSL 6:00 PM Sporting Astoria SC  vs  New Amsterdam United FC  Evander Childs High School  Division 2
LISFL 11:00 AM Farmingville Portuguese  vs  Real New York FC  Farmingville Portuguese SC Field #1 Division 2
CSL 8:00 AM NYPD FC Reserve  vs  FC Japan Reserve  Flushing Meadow Field 8 Division 2 Reserves
CSL 10:00 AM NYPD FC  vs  FC Japan  Flushing Meadow Field 8 Division 2
LISFL 3:00 PM SS Cosma Damiano  vs  College Point Flames  Flushing Meadow Park Field #8 Division 2
EDSL 11:00AM Germania vs  Ossining Portuguese Germania Field North Division
LISFL 9:00 AM Polonez O-40  vs  Oceanside United O-40  Glen Street Station Soccer Field #1 Over 40's
LISFL 1:00 PM Forest Park R  vs  Westbury FC Azzurri R  Glen Street Station Soccer Field #1 Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 3:00 PM Forest Park  vs  Westbury FC Azzurri  Glen Street Station Soccer Field #1 Division 1
CSL 1:00 PM Mr Dennehey's FC  vs  Dynamo SC  Green Belt Recreational Center Metro Division 1
CSL 3:00 PM FC Partizani NY  vs  NYC Metro Stars  Green Belt Recreational Center Metro Division 2
LISFL 6:00 PM Long Island Gaels VSP O-40  vs  Lindenhurst O-40  Greis Park Field #1  Over 40's
LISFL 5:00 PM Port Jefferson R  vs  East Hampton FC R  Heritage Park / "The Wedge" Field #1 Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 1:00 PM Baisley United O-50  vs  Oceanside United O-50  Idlewild Park Field #1  Over 50's
LISFL 4:00 PM Giresunspor USA  vs  South Jamaica Portuguese  James Vernon Middle School Field #1  Division 3
LISFL 11:00 AM Lindenhurst O-30  vs  AC Glen Cove O-30  Just Kids Learning Center Field #1 Over 30's
LISFL 1:00 PM Lindenhurst  vs  Central Islip Los Galacticos  Just Kids Learning Center Field #1 Division 3
CSL 10:00 AM Hoboken FC 1912 Reserve  vs  Clarkstown SC Eagles Reserve  Laurel Hill Park Field 1 Division 1 Reserves
CSL 12:00 PM Hoboken FC 1912  vs  Clarkstown SC Eagles  Laurel Hill Park Field 1 Division 1
NYMWSL 8:00 PM NY Smoking Aces vs  Fuel FC Leif Ericson A Division
LISFL 10:00 AM Integral Kings O-30  vs  Lusitano Bulls SC O-30  Liberty Park Field #1 Over 30's
LISFL 4:00 PM Queens Liberty United O-30  vs  Oceanside United O-30  Liberty Park Field #1 Over 30's
LISFL    Locust Valley O-40  vs  Baldwin O-40  Locust Valley High School Field #1 Over 40's
LISFL 9:00 AM NY Pancyprians O-50  vs  O.B. Fenerbahce USA O-50  Manhasset High School Field #1 Over 50's
LISFL 9:00 AM Polonia O-40  vs  Baisley United O-40  McCarren Park Field #1 Over 40's
LISFL 10:00 AM NY Polet O-30  vs  Long Island Gaels VSP O-30  NYIT (New York Tech) Field #1 Over 30's
LISFL 12:00 PM NY Polet R  vs  O.B. Fenerbahce USA R  NYIT (New York Tech) Field #1 Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 2:00 PM NY Polet  vs  O.B. Fenerbahce USA  NYIT (New York Tech) Field #1 Division 1
LISFL 5:00 PM Oceanside United R  vs  NY Irish Rovers R  Oceanside Park Field #1  Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 7:00 PM Oceanside United  vs  NY Irish Rovers  Oceanside Park Field #1  Division 1
LISFL 1:30 AM Pele Masters O-40  vs  Astoria Rudar O-40  Old Boys High school Field 1 Over 40's
CSL 7:45 PM Gotham Argo  vs  FC Gwardia PLNY  Pier 40 East Courtyard  Metro Division 1
CSL 9:00 PM Argo Silver  vs  NYPD FC Over-30  Pier 40 West Courtyard  Over 30's - Division 2
CSL 4:00 PM Manhattan Celtic Reserve  vs  United FC Reserve  Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park Division 1 Reserves
CSL 6:00 PM Manhattan Celtic  vs  United FC  Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park Division 1
NYMWSL 9:00 AM Shamrocks vs  Phoenix Randalls Island B Division
LISFL 3:00 PM South Jamaica Portuguese O-30  vs  Baisley United O-30  Randall's Island Field #82 Over 30's
LISFL 5:00 PM Polonez O-30  vs  Istria O-30  Randall's Island Field #82 Over 30's
CSL 8:00 AM SC Eintracht Over-30  vs  Banatul SC  Randalls Island Field 74 Over 35's
CSL 10:00 AM SC Eintracht  vs  FC NY Bravehearts  Randalls Island Field 74 Metro Division 2
CSL 12:00 PM Central Park Rangers Legends  vs  SC Gjoa  Randalls Island Field 74 Over 35's
CSL 4:00 PM Central Park Rangers Reds  vs  Ridgewood Romac SC  Randalls Island Field 74 Metro Division 1
CSL 6:00 PM Brishna  vs  NYC Vllaznia  Randalls Island Field 74 Metro Division 1
CSL 2:00 PM Barnstonworth Rovers Over-35  vs  Hoboken FC 1912 Veterans  Randalls Island Field 74  Over 35's
CSL 8:00 AM Shamrock SC Over-30  vs  Manhattan Celtic Legends  Randalls Island Field 75 Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 10:00 AM CD Iberia Reserve  vs  Manhattan Kickers Reserve  Randalls Island Field 75 Division 2 Reserves
CSL 12:00 PM CD Iberia  vs  Manhattan Kickers  Randalls Island Field 75 Division 2
CSL 2:00 PM Central Park Rangers Grays  vs  NY Dinamo  Randalls Island Field 75 Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 4:00 PM Central Park Rangers Whites Reserve  vs  NY Croatia Reserve  Randalls Island Field 75 Division 1 Reserves
CSL 6:00 PM Central Park Rangers Whites  vs  NY Croatia  Randalls Island Field 75 Division 1
CSL 8:00 PM Barnstonworth Rovers PREMIER  vs  NY Greek Americans Over-30  Randalls Island Field 75  Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 4:00 PM NYC Rovers Reserve  vs  Stal Mielec NY Reserve  Randalls Island Icahn Stadium  Division 1 Reserves
CSL 6:00 PM NYC Rovers  vs  Stal Mielec NY  Randalls Island Icahn Stadium  Division 1
CSL 9:00 AM Nieuw Amsterdam  vs  Hoboken FC 1912 Over-30  Red Hook Main Field Over 30's - Division 2
CSL 11:00 AM Grenadier Zenith  vs  FC Spring Valley Huerto United  Red Hook Main Field Metro Division 2
EDSL 2:00PM Primo FC  vs  Hudosn Valley SC Primo field 547 Glenwood Rd Pine Island NY North Division
LISFL 1:00 PM Port Jefferson 2  vs  NY West Indies United  Selden Middle School Field #1 Division 2
LISFL 3:00 PM Port Jefferson 3  vs  OFI Crete New York  Selden Middle School Field #1 Division 3
LISFL 3:00 PM Volts FC  vs  Leros  Skelos Park Field #1 Division 3
CSL 6:00 PM Missile FC  vs  Lansdowne Bhoys Metro  Spring Valley Memorial Park Metro Division 1
CSL 11:00 AM Shamrock SC Reserve  vs  Polonia NY Reserve  St. Michael's Playground Division 2 Reserves
CSL 1:00 PM Shamrock SC  vs  Polonia NY  St. Michael's Playground Division 2
LISFL 8:30 AM Garden City Centennials O-30  vs  Port Jefferson O-30  St. Paul's School Field #1 Over 30's
EDSL 2:00PM Yonkers Ukrainian Blue vs  Stade Breton Tibbet Brook Park Field 3  South Division
CSL 10:00 AM NY Athletic Club Reserve  vs  NY Pancyprian Freedoms Reserve  Travers Island Division 1 Reserves
CSL 12:00 PM NY Athletic Club  vs  NY Pancyprian Freedoms  Travers Island Division 1
CSL 10:00 AM Megas Alexandros  vs  Barnstonworth Rovers Old Boys  Van Buren High School Over 30's - Division 1
CSL 12:00 PM Doxa FC Reserve  vs  NY Supreme Reserve  Van Buren High School Division 2 Reserves
CSL 2:00 PM Doxa FC  vs  NY Supreme  Van Buren High School Division 2
LISFL 4:00 PM Panatha USA  vs  Queens Liberty United  Van Buren High School Field #1 Division 2
CSL 9:30 AM Mola SC  vs  Barnstonworth Rovers Metro  Verrazano Sports Complex Back Grass Field Metro Division 2
LISFL 10:00 AM Mineola Portuguese R  vs  AC Glen Cove R  Wilson Park Field #3 Division 1 Reserves
LISFL 12:00 PM Mineola Portuguese  vs  AC Glen Cove  Wilson Park Field #3 Division 1
EDSL 10:00 AM Yorktown vs  Yonkers Ukranians Gold Yorktown Community Cultural Center North Division
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