COSMOPOLITAN SOCCER LEAGUE
December 21, 2016
ENDING WITH A BANG
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys complete fall season with Amateur Cup win, league victory, and in first
Playing like the Irish juggernaut they’ve morphed into, Lansdowne Bhoys beat Pancyprian Freedoms, 3-1, in midweek in the U.S. Amateur Cup’s Eastern New York final.
December 15, 2016
LEGENDS OF THE FALL SEASON
CSL Report: Shamrock wins 9th in 10 games, a 3-1 victory over Pancyprian Freedoms
Kevin Grogan’s Shamrock wrapped up an outstanding fall campaign with a 3-1 victory over Pancyprian Freedoms at St. John’s University last Sunday. It was the Irishmen’s ninth win in 10 matches in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League's top flight.
December 8, 2016
CSL Report: forward keys 2 Lansdowne Bhoys cup wins over NY Polet in Fricker, Manning competitions
Ovan Oakley notched five of Lansdowne Bhoys’ 12 goals in two matches against NY Polet that saw the Irish juggernaut thrash the Long Island Soccer Football League side in the Werner Fricker National Open Cup’s New York final and, later, reach the Manning Cup final.
November 30, 2016
CHANGES, BUT FAMILIAR RESULT
CSL Report: despite injuries, sickness, Lansdowne Bhoys blank Pancyrpian Freedoms, 2-0
On a quiet Thanksgiving weekend in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League, champions Lansdowne Bhoys blanked archrivals Pancyprian Freedoms, 2-0, in a rescheduled fixture at St. John’s University last Sunday.
November 25, 2016
A HELL OF A HELLENIC DERBY
CSL Report: 10-man Greek Americans outlast Pancyprian in PKs, win ENY leg of U.S. O-30 nat'l cup
In a Hellenic derby on one of the coldest nights of the year, 10-man New York Greek Americans defeated Pancyprian 5-4 on penalties at the Metropolitan Oval Tuesday night to win the Eastern New York leg of the U.S. Over-30 National Cup. NYGA now advance to the regional Level.
November 17, 2016
TRIPLING THEIR PLEASURE
CSL Report: 3 wins in 5 days for Lansdowne Bhoys, who win ENY Amateur Cup final
Lansdowne Bhoys’ third win in five days – and their second over the same team – put them in the Eastern New York final of the U.S. Amateur Cup Tuesday night. The Yonkers Irish side outlasted Cedar Stars Academy, 9-8, on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Tibbetts Brook Park.
November 11, 2016
(SHAM)ROCKING THE PLACE
CSL Report: Shamrock shows its for real behind 5-2 win over Pancyprian Freedoms
If there were any lingering doubts about Shamrock’s title credentials in its second season back in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League's top flight, the Irishmen dismissed them with panache last weekend. Squaring off with Pancyprian Freedoms, an amateur powerhouse in the nation, the Rocks ran off as 5-2 winners at St. Michael’s Playground.
November 3, 2016
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys strike 5 times in final half of 6-0 rout of Zum Schneider
Building on their Irish derby victory seven days earlier, champions Lansdowne Bhoys produced a second-half blitz to demolish Zum Schneider, 6-0, at Tibbetts Brook Park last weekend.
October 27, 2016
WHEN YOU'RE HOT, YOU'RE HOT
CSL Report: Cedar Stars Academy pummels depleted Pancyprian Freedoms, 6-0
So far this fall, Cedar Stars Academy has blown hot and cold. Struggling one week and shining the next. Oliver Papraniku’s crew was red-hot last Sunday, stunning depleted Pancyprian Freedoms, 6-0, in a Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division match on Randalls Island Sunday.
October 20, 2016
NOT THIS YEAR
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys, a Cinderella team last year, already eliminated from Open Cup
A surprise package in last season’s competition, Lansdowne Bhoys bowed out of the 2017 Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup second round qualifiers 3-2 to FC Motown Celtics in Bridgewater, N.J. Sunday.
October 13, 2016
SOLIDIFYING THE LEAD
CSL Report: Shamrock triumphs, enjoys five-point lead in the First Division
First-half goals by Damian Lopez and skipper Zachary Gosse lifted Shamrock to a 2-0 victory over Manhattan Celtic at the Metropolitan Oval last Sunday, extending the Rocks’ record to 5-0 [15 points] atop the Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division.
October 6, 2016
A STUNNING END
CSL Report: Shamrock O-30's 31-game unbeaten streak is napped by Manhattan Celtic Legends
One of the most remarkable runs in Cosmopolitan Soccer League history came to a stunning end last Sunday when Over-30 champions Shamrock -- unbeaten in 31 matches in all competitions over two seasons -- crashed 4-1 to Manhattan Celtic Legends at St. Michael’s Playground.
September 29, 2016
A GOAL A GAME
CSL Report: Mills-Odoi continues early streak to keep Shamrock atop the First Division
Sizzling Shamrock forward Kwesi Mills-Odoi kept his early season goal-per-game streak going with the Rocks’ effort in a 1-1 tie with Cedar Stars Academy at Williamsbridge Oval last Sunday.
September 22, 2016
CSL Report: Defending champion Cedar Stars Academy lose in Rapaglia Cup final
Cedar Stars Academy failed to retain the Rapaglia Cup for New York’s top amateur clubs after succumbing 3-2 to NY Polet in the final at the Verrazano Sports Complex Sunday.
September 15, 2016
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys rally from 2-goal deficit to defeat Freedoms in extratime in Open Cup
Lansdowne Bhoys got off to a dramatic start in the qualifying round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Tibbetts Brook Park Saturday. The Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions erased a two-goal deficit in the last 15 minutes to knockout three-time holders Pancyprian Freedoms 3-2 in extra time.
September 10, 2016
STEPPING BACK TO STEP FORWARD
CSL: Shamrock O-30 coach McCarry moves down to assistant coach to spend more time with family
Bring Jose Mourinho to this level and he may well have some stiff competition in Paddy McCarry.
September 9, 2016
NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN
CSL Report: Steve Kovalenko to start his 43rd year as New York Ukrainians coach
If you are an Over-30 player in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League, chances are that you weren’t born when Steve Kovalenko started coaching the New York Ukrainians in 1974.
September 9, 2016
WHAT A START
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys, Pancyrpian Freedoms kick off new year with Open Cup qualifier
Call it starting with a bang. That’s the story in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League where league champions Lansdowne Bhoys and Pancyprian Freedoms get the 2016-2017 season underway with a Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup qualifier 8 p.m. Saturday at Tibbetts Brook Park.
June 24, 2016
FOURTH TIME NOT A CHARM
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys' try for a 4th trophy ends with a loss to Christos FC in Region I final
Lansdowne Bhoys succumbed, 1-0, to Maryland’s Christos FC in the USASA Region 1 Amateur Open final in Horsham, Pa. last Sunday.
June 16, 2016
DOUBLING THEIR PLEASURE
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys 1st and 2nd teams earn league championships
Lansdowne Bhoys were celebrating another memorable day in the club’s history last Sunday after both first and second teams were crowned Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions at Icahn Stadium.
June 8, 2016
CAPPING OFF AN UNBEATEN SEASON
CSL Report: Shamrock Over-30 team 1st league team to win Fritz Marth Cup
Shamrock’s Over-30 team made history last Sunday, defeating Long Island powerhouse Baisley United, 4-2, in a thriller at a foggy Verrazano ground to become the first Cosmopolitan Soccer League team to lift the Fritz Marth Cup.
June 1, 2016
A BIG HIGH FIVE
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys grab their fifth consecutive division title
Five and counting. That’s the current tally after Lansdowne Bhoys blanked Pancyprian Freedoms, 2-0, at St. John’s University last Thursday to win a fifth successive Cosmopolitan Soccer League division title.
May 26, 2016
HOPING TO CONTINUE THE FAIRY TALE
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys to meet Rochester Rhinos in Open Cup 3rd round next Wednesday
Lansdowne Bhoys’ fairy tale debut in the 103rd Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open continues next Wednesday with a third round tussle away to another professional side, the Rochester Rhinos in Rochester, N.Y.
May 20, 2016
HAVING PLENTY IN RESERVE
CSL Report: NYAC's reserves win 5th title
Bill Saporito’s New York Athletic Club's reserves have followed in the footsteps of their once formidable A team (seven-time Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions) in recent times with a succession of titles.
May 12, 2016
SECOND TO NONE IN SECOND DIVISION
CSL Report: Zum Schneider captures division crown in its first season
As the soccer world celebrated Leicester City’s Cinderella story in the English Premier League, rookie side Zum Schneider punctuated its own magical run in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League with a 3-2 decision over Doxa FC last Sunday to clinch the Second Division title.
May 5, 2016
A GIANT STEP
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys reach U.S. Amateur Cup regional final with 4-1 romp over Southie FC
Cosmopolitan Soccer League envoys Lansdowne Bhoys are headed to the U.S. Amateur Cup Region 1 finals in Pennsylvania next month after another win in the USASA competition last Saturday.
April 27, 2016
DOWN THE STRETCH
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms win, try to hold off Lansdowne Bhoys for First Division crown
With three games remaining, the Pancyprian Freedoms defeated old rivals New York Athletic Club, 2-0, at St. John’s University last Sunday to take another step toward the Cosmopolitan Soccer League regular season title.
April 21, 2016
ALL KNOTTED UP
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys, Pancyprian Freedoms tied for First Division lead
For close to 24 hours last weekend, Lansdowne Bhoys were three points clear atop the Cosmopolitan Soccer League top flight after hammering United FC, 4-1, at Tibbetts Brook Park on Saturday night.
April 14, 2016
TOPPLING THE CHAMPS
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms eliminate Lansdowne from state Manning Cup, reach semis
St. John’s University alum Luis Esteves notched the only goal at his alma mater last Sunday as seven-time holders Pancyprian Freedoms edged Lansdowne Bhoys, 1-0, to advance to the semifinals of the State competition.
April 7, 2016
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys eliminate Newtown Pride in a national cup competition again, 3-0
Lansdowne Bhoys produced an encore performance to blank Newtown Pride FC, 3-0, in Meridian, Conn., last Sunday and advance to the Region 1 semifinals of the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Amateur Cup.
March 31, 2016
HOPING THEIR CUPS RUNNETH OVER
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys, FC Westchester Eagles vie for national glory in separate competitions
As recently as 2011, Pancyprian Freedoms hoisted the USASA US Open Cup, underscoring the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s generations old reputation as one of the top amateur leagues in the country. This spring, it’s defending champions Lansdowne Bhoys and Everton FC Westchester Eagles carrying the CSL’s hopes for national honors.
March 24, 2016
OFF THE BENCH
CSL Report: late-match sub lifts Pancyprian Freedoms into 1-1 draw with Shamrock
Yannick Reyering came off the bench at St. John’s University Sunday to score a dramatic late equalizer against Shamrock in a 1-1 draw and preserve Pancyprian Freedoms’ unbeaten run in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division.
March 16, 2016
GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
CSL Report: Two-time League Cup champions Central Park Rangers roll over Manhattan Celtic reserves
Two-time League Cup winners Central Park Rangers thrashed Manhattan Celtic reserves, 6-2, at McCarren Park last Sunday in the opening round of this year’s Cosmopolitan Soccer League competition.
March 8, 2016
INDOOR CHAMPIONS AGAIN
CSL Report: New York. Croatia rules the roost in the Open Division for the 2nd year in a row
Marko Loncar led New York Croatia to a second consecutive Cosmopolitan Soccer League indoor title with the solitary strike in a 1-0 win over Korabi in the Open Division final at the Superdome Sports facility in Waldwick, N.J. Sunday.
December 24, 2015
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys nip Pancyprian Freedoms for National Amateur Cup Region I title
Lansdowne Bhoys punctuated a successful 2015 with a 2-1 win over Pancyprian Freedoms at St. John’s University last Thursday to claim the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Amateur Cup Region 1 title.
December 17, 2015
SOME IRISH EYES WERE SMILING
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys edge 10-man Shamrock in their 1st meeting in a decade
Anthony Grant’s 25th-minute strike handed champs Lansdowne Bhoys a 1-0 win over 10-man Shamrock at Tibbetts Brook Park last Saturday in the first clash between the two Irish clubs in a decade – on the last weekend of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League fall soccer season.
December 13, 2015
THESE EAGLES SOAR
CSL Report: Everton FC Westchester Eagles top Lansdowne Boys for ENY's Fricker Cup title
Paul Nittoli struck after 15 minutes as Everton FC Westchester Eagles edged Lansdowne Bhoys 1-0 in an all-Cosmopolitan Soccer League final at Tibbetts Brook Park field on Tuesday night to clinch the ENYSSA’s Fricker Cup.
November 27, 2015
CSL Report: Greek Americans finally record their first win of the season
Comatose for the first seven weeks of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League season, the New York Greek Americans sprung back to life last Sunday with a 5-1 shellacking of Central Park Rangers at the Metropolitan Oval. It was the eight-time titlists’ first win of the league season.
November 20, 2015
THEIR CUPS RUNNETH OVER
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys reach Amateur Cup regional final, 3rd round of Open Cup
In a 72-hour spell, Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions Lansdowne Bhoys reached the U.S. Amateur Cup regional final and stormed into the third round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.
November 12, 2015
SOME TOUGH TIMES
CSL Report: N.Y. Greek Americans in First Division basement after 4-1 loss to Westchester Eagles
To say times are hard for the New York Greek Americans would be a monumental understatement.
November 5, 2015
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms edge Greek Americans to complete double over Hellenic rivals
Stelios Andreou and Yannick Reyering struck in either half as Pancyprian Freedoms edged 10-man New York Greek Americans. 2-1, at St. John’s University last Sunday to complete an early double over their Hellenic rivals.
October 29, 2015
HOLDING THEM OFF
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms hold off Everton FC Westchester and 3 of their former players
Following a summer that saw a lot of player movement, the Pancyprian Freedoms came up against three of their erstwhile stalwarts in the Everton FC Westchester side and triumphed, 1-0,in a Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division encounter at St. John’s University last Sunday.
October 22, 2015
A HAUNTING RETURN
CSL Report: Pancyprians' Megaloudis scores 2 to defeat ex team, Greek Americans in Open Cup
Chris Megaloudis returned to haunt his former club with a brace at the Metropolitan Oval last Sunday in Pancyprian Freedom’s 4-2 extratime win over New York Greek Americans at the start of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup qualifiers.
October 15, 2015
MAINTAINING THEIR FORM
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms blank Polonia to remain atop First Division, unbeaten in 5 matches
Seven-time champions Pancyprian Freedoms blanked Polonia, 2-0, on Randalls Island to maintain their hot early season form in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League.
October 8, 2015
CSL Report: Greek Americans struggle as Lansdowne Bhoys hand them 3rd defeat in 4 games
New York Greek Americans’ early season woes continued in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League Saturday. The USASA men’s amateur champions until a few months ago, the depleted Greeks succumbed 3-0 to reigning CSL titlists Lansdowne Bhoys at Tibbetts Brook Park.
October 1, 2015
NOT PLAYING AROUND AT THE PLAYGROUND
CSL Report: Shamrocks win 2nd straight after 4-0 victory over United FC
Kevin Grogan’s Shamrocks knocked off United FC 4-0 at St. Michael’s Playground in Flushing last Sunday to make it two wins out of two in the Cosmpolitan Soccer League top flight for the promotion side.
September 24, 2015
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
CSL Report: Westchester Eagles make sure Rapaglia Cup stays in eague family for 6th year in a row
The Sal Rapaglia Cup remained in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League hands for the sixth year running last Sunday after Everton Westchester Eagles outshot the LISFL’s Glen Cove 7-6 on penalties in the final at the Verrazano Sports Complex.
September 17, 2015
CSL Report: Two-time champion Lansdowne Bhoys overcome deficit, rally past NYC Rovers
With “three-peat” on mind, two-time champions Lansdowne Bhoys came from behind to beat NYC Rovers, 4-2, at Tibbetts Brook Park, in the opening match of the 2015-2016 Cosmopolitan Soccer League season last Saturday.
June 22, 2015
IRISH EYES ARE SMILING WIDE
CSL Report: Irish teams flourish in league, cup play with titles galore
There was a period several years ago when the future of Irish clubs in the nation’s top amateur league seemed bleak.
June 11, 2015
AN UNPRECEDENTED IRISH TREBLE
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys, Shamrock each win three championhips over 48 hours
Lansdowne Bhoys and Shamrock pulled off an unprecedented Irish treble in New York State amateur soccer last weekend, scooping three trophies collectively in a 48-hour period.
June 4, 2015
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms vie for an 8th crown vs. Lansdowne Bhoys in Sunday final
Reigning kings Lansdowne Bhoys stand between old powerhouse Pancyprian Freedoms and a record tying eighth title when they meet in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League championship match at St. John’s University at 8 p.m. Friday.
May 28, 2015
TWO WINS FROM GLORY
CSL Report: N.Y. Greek Americans vie for U.S. national amateur championship this weekend
Cosmopolitan Soccer League powerhouse New York Greek Americans enter the third annual U.S. Soccer National Amateur Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., Friday two wins away from the title of best amateur side in the United States.
May 21, 2015
CSL Report: Defending champs Lansdowne Bhoys face Pancyprian Freedoms against for 1st division crown
In a rematch of last year’s Cosmopolitan Soccer League championship game, Lansdowne Bhoys and Pancyprian Freedoms clash May 31 at St. John’s University’s Belson Stadium for the First Division title.
May 7, 2015
THESE IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
CSL Report: Victorious Shamrock SC returns to the top flight after a decade's absence
One of the most illustrious Irish amateur clubs in the United States is back in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division after a 10-year absence. Shamrock SC held off NYPD FC 3-2 at St. Michael’s Playground in Queens last Sunday to secure promotion to the CSL top flight.
April 30, 2015
PAYBACK ON THE SOCCER PITCH
CSL Roundup: United FC edges Pancyprian in PKs, avenges 2012 rout to reach Manning Cup final
In payback three years in the making, United FC edged Pancyprian, 6-5, on penalties at the Aviator Sports Complex last Thursday to reach the Manning Cup final.
April 23, 2015
JUST A POINT AWAY
CSL Report: After another win, Pancyprian Freedoms a draw away from clinching West crown
Unbeaten Pancyprian Freedoms moved a step closer to another division title in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League last Sunday with a 3-0 romp over Central Park Rangers at St. John’s University.
April 16, 2015
HAUNTING HIS OLD TEAM
CSL Roundup: Emmanuel Gomez helps Clarkstown eliminate Lansdowne Bhoys from Manning Cup
Erstwhile Toronto FC defender Emmanuel Gomez returned to haunt another former club last Sunday after helping Clarkstown Eagles dump Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions Lansdowne Bhoys out of the Manning Cup 5-4 on penalties at Tibbetts Brook Park.
April 8, 2015
HONORING THE PAST
Greek Americans will pay homage Joe Barone, Lucio Russo, Jack Gaeta, Giovanni Savarese on April 16
Four-time US Open Cup winners, eight-time Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions and current USASA Men’s Amateur Cup holders, New York Greek Americans undoubtedly rank among the most storied clubs in North American soccer.
April 2, 2015
TAKING THE FIFTH
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys roll over United FC, 5-0
Austin Friel’s Lansdowne Bhoys continued their turbo-charged dash to the finish line in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League with another 5-0 blitz last Sunday. Host United FC was the victim this time at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, N.Y.
March 26, 2015
SHARING THE LEAD
CSL Report: Defending champs Lansdowne Bhoys rout Celtic to become co-East leaders
Defending Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions Lansdowne Bhoys regained a share of the lead in the East after routing Manhattan Celtic 5-0 in their Irish derby at Gaelic Park last Saturday.
March 20, 2015
A GRAND SLAM OF SORTS
CSL Roundup: Megaloudis' 4 goals power Greek Americans over Stal Mielec in spring opener
Chris Megaloudis lit up a cold gusty night at the Metropolitan Oval last Sunday with a four-goal blitz to lead New York Greek Americans to a 5-2 rout of Stal Mielec.
March 6, 2015
THIRD TIME'S A CHARM
CSL Report: N.Y. Croatia wins its 3rd indoor tournament
A year after the last edition was snowed out, neither the elements nor a strong field could deny New York Croatia a third Cosmopolitan Soccer League indoor title at the SuperDome Sports Complex in Waldwick, N.J., last Sunday.
December 11, 2014
CSL Report: Greek-Americans (Amateur Cup), Pancyprian Freedoms (Open Cup) win respective titles
Chris Megaloudis’ late leveler in the 83rd minute set up a dramatic 3-1 penalty-kick shootout win for defending USASA national champions New York Greek Americans over United FC in the Eastern New York State Amateur Soccer Association final pf the Amateur National Cup on Randalls Island last week.
November 27, 2014
STATE FINAL BOUND
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms edge Greek Americans in Open Cup, to play Lansdowne for title
German ace Yannick Reyering scored twice on Tuesday night as Pancyprian Freedoms edged Cosmopolitan Soccer League rivals New York Greek Americans, 2-1, in the USASA Open Cup at St. John’s University.
GREEK TRAGEDY, TRIUMPH
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms oust defending champs Greek Americans from Manning Cup
New York Greek Americans’ second reign as Manning Cup holders lasted only one match last Sunday. On a bye to the quarterfinals, the U.S. amateur champions bowed out 11-10 in a dramatic sudden death penalty shootout with Hellenic rivals Pancyprian Freedoms at St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y.
November 13, 2014
TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
CSL Report: 40-year-old Dos Santos hit a hat-trick in Pancyprians' 6-1 rout of Celtic
Ageless veteran Julio Cesar Dos Santos turned back the clock with a superb hat-trick in Pancyprian Freedoms’ 6-1 drubbing of Manhattan Celtic on Randalls Island in Cosmopolitan Soccer League action Sunday.
November 6, 2014
THEY'RE DRAWN TOGETHER
CSL Report: In rematch of last year's title match, Lansdowne Bhoys, Freedoms in 1-1 tie
In a rematch of last season’s championship match, Cosmopolitan Soccer League kings Lansdowne Bhoys and former titlists Pancyprian Freedoms battled to a 1-1 draw at Tibbetts Brook Park last Saturday night.
October 30, 2014
SEVEN IN A ROW
CSL Report: Pancyprians extend unbeaten streak to 7 games
If Julio Dos Santos and his Pancyprian teammates had a theme song, it would probably be the old McFadden & Whitehead classic, “Ain't No Stopping Us Now.”
October 23, 2014
REBOUNDING QUITE WELL
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms come back from 1st loss with two big Cup victories
Pancyprian Freedoms rebounded from their first loss of the season to chalk up a pair of 5-0 wins in three days in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup and the Manning Cup.
October 16, 2014
FROM FAMINE TO FEAST
CSL Report: Winless United FC hand Pancyprian Freedoms, Rovers 1st losses of season
Winless the first five weeks of the season, United FC suddenly stirred to life last week. The Brooklyn side inflicted the first defeats on Pancyprian Freedoms and New York Rovers, ending both clubs’ 100 percent records in stunning back-to-back victories 72 hours apart.
October 9, 2014
CSL REPORT: NY Rovers keep rolling, rout Clarkstown to stay unbeaten
Surprise package New York Rovers produced another emphatic performance in the CSL top flight last Sunday, demolishing Clarkstown Eagles, 8-1, to extend their 100 percent record into Week Five.
October 2, 2014
CSL Roundup: Rapaglia winners Lansdowne Bhoys lose to N.Y. Rovers
A week after capturing the Sal Rapaglia Champions Cup, Cosmopolitan Soccer League titlists Lansdowne Bhoys slumped, 2-1, to in-form New York Rovers on Randalls Island. It was the Irish side’s second league loss in three games this fall.
September 25, 2014
Lansdowne Bhoys roll over Real Sociedad, capture Rapaglia Champions Cup
Irish ace Daryl Kavanagh scored twice at the Verrazano Sports Complex last Sunday as Cosmopolitan Soccer League titlists Lansdowne Bhoys routed Real Sociedad, 4-0, to win the Sal Rapaglia Champions Cup.
September 19, 2014
BATTLE OF THE GIANTS
Roundup: Defending CSL champs Lansdowne Bhoys fall to NYAC
September 11, 2014
PICKING UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF
CSL Roundup: Amateur Cup champions Greek Americans roll over Manhattan Celtic in season opener
It was business as usual for New York Greek Americans on the opening weekend of the 2014/2015 Cosmopolitan Soccer League season.
June 19, 2014
CSL: Greek Americans earn Region I amateur title again
An own goal in extra time saw New York Greek Americans edge tough Maryland Bays, 3-2, in Horsham, Pa, last Sunday and pull off a “three-peat” as United States Adult Soccer Association Region I Amateur champions.
June 12, 2014
FROM ONE FINAL TO ANOTHER
CSL roundup: Greek Americans, off winning Manning Cup, will vie for Region I Amateur Cup glory
New York Greek Americans go into this weekend’s 2014 USASA Region 1 Amateur Cup final against Maryland Bays in Horsham, Pa., on a high after lifting the Dr. Manning Cup last Sunday for just the second time in the club’s illustrious 68-year history.
June 5, 2014
DOUBLING THEIR PLEASURE
CSL Roundup: Lansdowne Boys grab first division, Metro Division crowns
On a memorable day for Irish soccer States-side, Lansdowne Bhoys hammered former U.S. amateur kings Pancyprian Freedoms, 4-0, at Icahn Stadium last Sunday to capture the Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division championship.
May 29, 2014
Pancyprian Freedoms hope to cap memorable season vs. Landsdowne Bhoys in CSL championship match
It looked like the end of a dynasty a year ago when the Pancyprian Freedoms, six-time U.S. Amateur Cup champions and seven-time Cosmopolitan Soccer League titlists ended the 2012-2013 season trophyless and second last on the standings.
May 22, 2014
CSL roundup: No matter what jersey he wears NYAC's Reyvering eliminates Greek Americans
A year ago, Yannick Reyering notched a stunning brace for New York Athletic Club to deny New York Greek Americans a ninth Cosmopolitan Soccer League title.
May 15, 2014
RED-HOT AT THE RIGHT TIME
CSL Roundup: Greek Americans prep for playoffs by scoring 16 goals in two games
A 16-goal two-game blitz saw New York Greek Americans clinch the Cosmopolitan Soccer League West division title and storm into the USASA Region 1 Men’s Amateur Cup final.
May 12, 2014
OPEN CUP IS A SHUT CASE
CSL roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys fall in the USASA Open Cup regional semifinals in PKs
Lansdowne Bhoys’ United States Adult Soccer Association Open Cup run ended on Sunday, May 4 with a 5-4 penalty loss to New England’s Mass Premier Soccer in the Region 1 semifinals at Icahn Stadium.
May 1, 2014
MAN OH MAN
CSL roundup, Detelj’s late goal lifts Greek Americans into Manning final for 2nd time
Keith Detelj’s late effort shot New York Greek Americans into the Manning Cup final for only the second time in the club’s history following a 1-0 win over holders United FC on Randalls Island last Thursday.
April 24, 2014
Manhattan Celtic's Kane shows that he certainly is able in Manning Cup as youngest coach in the league
At age 23, Manhattan Celtic’s Matthew Kane may be the youngest coach in the entire Cosmopolitan Soccer League -- and with his UEFA B coaching license, probably one of the most qualified. He’s doing swell, too, at least in cup football.
April 17, 2014
CSL roundup: NY Greek Americans reach Amateur Cup semis with 5-0 victory
New York Greek Americans continued the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s two-prong thrust for national honors with a 5-0 destruction of Mass United in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association's Region 1 Men’s Amateur Cup quarterfinals in Lynn, Mass. last Sunday.
April 11, 2014
BHOYS PLAYING LIKE MEN
CSL roundup: Lansdowne rolls into Open Cup amateur semifinals
Cosmopolitan Soccer League envoys Lansdowne Bhoys demolished Connecticut’s Newtown Pride SC, 5-1, at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers last Sunday to advance to the U.S. Adult Soccer Association [USASA] Region 1 Open Cup semifinals May 4.
April 3, 2014
Lansdowne Bhoys rock to 3rd consecutive CSL First Division East crown after rolling to 5-0 win
Lansdowne Bhoys thrashed Central Park Rangers, 5-0, in Yonkers’ Tibbetts Park last Sunday to clinch a third consecutive Cosmopolitan Soccer League division title.
March 27, 2014
CSL Roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys are one victory away from clinching First Division crown
Irish juggernaut Lansdowne Bhoys are one win away from another Cosmopolitan Soccer League division title after seeing off Barnstonworth Rovers, 3-1, at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island last Sunday.
March 20, 2014
BUSINESS AS USUAL
CSL roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys go 12 points clear in East with 3-1 win over NYAC
It was business as usual for Lansdowne Bhoys as the 2013-14 Cosmopolitan Soccer League season resumed in earnest last Sunday. The still sizzling Yonkers Irish downed defending champs New York Athletic Club, 3-1, in their top-of-the-table clash on Travers Island to move 12 points clear in the East.
March 13, 2014
A STUNNING START
Stal Mielec upsets Central Ranger Rangers in CSL League Cup
Stal Mielec pulled off a 4-3 upset at Bushwick Inlet in Brooklyn on the opening day of spring action in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League to end Central Park Rangers’ two-year reign as League Cup holders.
CSL roundup: United FC take two-point lead into the winter break
United FC went into the Cosmopolitan Soccer League winter break stoking hopes of a league and cup double after edging defending champs New York Athletic Club, 2-1, on Travers Island last Sunday. The Brooklyn club ended the fall campaign atop the West.
December 5, 2013
JUST GETTING BY
CSL: United FC outlasts Clarkstown in penalty kicks to reach Manning Cup semifinals
Holders United FC outlasted Clarkstown Eagles, 5-4, in sudden-death penalties at Aviators Sports Complex last Sunday to squeak into the Manning Cup semifinals.
November 29, 2013
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
CSL First Division roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys capture Open Cup regional final for the very first time
Lansdowne Bhoys edged New York Athletic Club, 2-1, in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup regional final at Tibbetts Brook Park Thursday last week to bag their first silverware in the club’s history.
November 21, 2013
ENY AMATEUR CUP CHAMPIONS
In battle of CSL rivals, Greek Americans blank NYAC, 3-0, to win state title
Stavros Zomopoulos picked up his first silverware as coach of New York Greek Americans Thursday last week when the Cosmopolitan Soccer League powerhouse shutout New York Athletic Club, 3-0. in the U.S. Amateur National Cup Eastern New York final at Icahn Stadium.
November 15, 2013
HAIL JULIO CESAR!
CSL roundup: Dos Santos' 345th career goal propels Pancyprian Freedoms into Manning Cup quarters
One of the greatest players in Cosmopolitan Soccer League history scored a milestone goal against an old foe last Sunday to put seven-time winners Pancyprian Freedoms in the Manning Cup quarterfinals.
November 8, 2013
Lansdowne Bhoys prove to be men, edge United FC
On a day that the mercury dropped perceptibly, one of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s hottest teams maintained its sizzling form with a 3-2 decision over another emerging side at Tibbetts Brook Park. Lansdowne Bhoys’ win at United FC’s expense last Sunday upped their record to 7-1 [21 points] atop the East.
November 1, 2013
CSL Roundup: United FC ends 6-time champ Pancyprians' Open Cup quest in PKs
In what has become like a fall ritual between the two Cosmopolitan Soccer League sides, United FC pulled off another stunning win over Pancyprian Freedoms, this time ending the six-time cup winners’ latest Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup quest at the first hurdle last week Thursday.
October 24, 2013
UNITED FC STANDS TALL
CSL roundup: Manning Cup champs' gamble pays off with a double win on Sunday
Facing a killer schedule of four games in seven days, holders United FC gambled big against New York Irish Rovers at the start of their Manning Cup defense last Sunday and hit pay dirt.
October 21, 2013
THE REDCOATS ARE COMING ...
... to battle against CSL teams Tuesday
Although the British military is coming to win a few battles on American soil this week, it is not to reclaim its former colonies.
October 17, 2013
CONTINUING THEIR REVIVAL
CSL Roundup: Dos Santos double lifts Pancyprian Freedom over Manhattan Celtic
Julio Cesar Dos Santos and his new striking partner Yannick Reyering steered Pancyprian Freedom past Manhattan Celtic 3-1 at St. John’s University last Sunday to continue the Cosmopolitan Soccer League powerhouse’s revival.
October 11, 2013
SECOND TO NONE
NYAC finds itself atop CSL after snapping Lansdowne Boys winning streak
Mike Holody was the New York Athletic Club hero once again last Sunday. His first half goal at Tibbetts Brook Park snapped Lansdowne Bhoys’ winning streak leaving the defending champs as the only unbeaten team in the CSL top flight.
October 4, 2013
SOME EARLY SILVERWARE
CSL champions NYAC defeats San Onofre to capture Rapaglia Cup behind Holody's hat-trick
Michael Holody’s hat-trick in a 3-0 shutout of San Onofre (Eastern District Soccer League) in the Sal Rapaglia State Champions Cup final at Flushing Meadow Park handed CSL titlists New York Athletic Club their first silverware of the season.
September 27, 2013
IT'S STILL DWAYNE'S WORLD
CSL Roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys' Reid continues to fill the net for wins
Two-goal hero Dwayne Reid lit up the Metropolitan Oval last Sunday night as Lansdowne Bhoys defeated New York Greek Americans 3-1 to maintain their 100 hundred percent record in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League top flight.
September 19, 2013
A VERY GOOD 1ST, 2ND IMPRESSION
CSL: Reid strikes the right chords again as Lansdowne Bhoys remain tied for first
New signing Dwayne Reid struck again to lead Lansdowne Bhoys to a 1-0 victory over Barnstonworth Rovers at Tibbetts Brook Park last Sunday and keep the Yonkers side joint first in the East.
OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
CSL defending champs NYAC top Stal Mielec in season-opener, 4-1
Defending champions New York Athletic Club strutted to a 4-1 home win over promotion side Stal Mielec at Travers Island on the opening day of the CSL 2013-2014 season last Sunday.
August 1, 2013
CSL: G-A Atlas fall in Amateur Cup semifinals
That old football aphorism about wasted chances coming back to haunt you proved painfully true for New York Greek-American/Atlas in the U.S. National Amateur Cup Final Four at the STAR Complex in San Antonio, Texas.
July 3, 2013
WHAT A SCRAPBOOK!
CSL season boasts a whole host of memories
Twelve years after legendary Irish coach Ronan Downs led New York Athletic Club to the last of their its six titles, NYAC reigns again in the CSL thanks to another Celtic gaffer.
June 13, 2013
UNITED THEY STAND
United FC survive late rally by Lansdowne Bhoys to capture Dr. Manning Cup in PKs
Blown out 4-0 by Pancyprian Freedoms in last year’s final, United FC survived a late surge by Lansdowne Bhoys to win the Dr. Manning Cup, 5-4. on penalties in dramatic fashion at the Verrazano Sports Complex last Sunday.
June 6, 2013
12-YEAR ITCH IS OVER
NYAC captures first CSL First Division crown in a dozen years, beat Greek-American Atlas, 2-1
Yannick Reyering nodded in a late winner at Icahn Stadium Sunday to dethrone First Division champs New York Greek-American/Atlas, 2-1, and end New York Athletic Club’s 12-year wait for a seventh CSL title.
May 30, 2013
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Greek-American/Atlas vs. NYAC in CSL First Division final at Ichan Stadiium on Sunday
With a combined 14 titles between them, New York Greek-American/Atlas defend their CSL title against New York Athletic Club in Sunday’s Cosmopolitan Soccer League championship match 6:30 p.m. at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island.
May 23, 2013
SHORT ON PLAYERS, LONG ON WINS
CSL: Greek-American Atlas overcomes Battery Park Gunners in Amateur Cup regional semis
Shorthanded New York Greek-American/Atlas traveled to Boston last Sunday with 13 players, two of them goalkeepers, and came away with a dramatic 5-4 sudden-death penalty victory over USASA champs Battery Park Gunners.
May 23, 2013
Dimon 1st woman to score in CSL's 90-year history
She already had made history as the first female player and coach in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League – a men’s league. But last Sunday, Dana P. Dimon went further by becoming the first woman to score in the league’s 90 years.
May 16, 2013
IRISH EYES SMILE TWICE
Lansdowne Bhoys capture CSL top flight, Metro Division One titles
Irish eyes were smiling in Yonkers last Sunday after Lansdowne Bhoys bagged division titles in both the CSL top flight and Metro Division One on the penultimate weekend of the regular season.
May 9, 2013
CSL: Greek-American/Atlas clinch East title with rout of Hoboken FC
Another “Mega” brace, another rout and another title. That was the story at the Metropolitan Oval a week ago Thursday when 10-man New York Greek-American/Atlas thrashed Hoboken FC 6-1 to clinch the East title in their penultimate game of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League regular season.
May 2, 2013
MEGA MAN STRIKES THRICE
CSL roundup Megaloudis' hat-trick powers GA-Atlas to 7-0 romp and into USASA semis
New York Greek-American/Atlas enjoyed another superlative performance from Chris Megaloudis Sunday to vanquish Vistula, 7-0, at the Met Oval and reach the USASA Region 1 semifinals.
April 25, 2013
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
CSL roundup: Lansdowne Bhoys stop Manhattan Celtic, reach their first Manning Cup final
Player-coach Austin Friel was on cloud nine last Sunday after leading Lansdowne Bhoys to their first Manning Cup final. The Bhoys beat Manhattan Celtic, 3-1, on penalties in the semifinals, avenging an earlier loss to Ian Woodcock’s lads in the CSL.
April 18, 2013
ON THE VERGE
CSL roundup: Greek-American Atlas closer to CSL title after winning twice, thanks to Megaloudis
Inspired once again by Chris Megaloudis, who has been in devastating form all season, New York Greek-American/Atlas posted back-to-back victories over three days to move to within a point of another Cosmopolitan Soccer League division title.
April 11, 2013
RETURNING WITH A BANG
CSL: Lourenco helps Hoboken surprise NYAC
Sidelined since last October, Hugo Lourenco returned with a bang last Sunday as Hoboken FC 1912 stunned six-time CSL titlists New York Athletic Club, 1-0, on Travers Island.
April 3, 2013
After securing coaching rep with CSL's Lansdowne Bhoys, Grogan will try hand with Jersey City in NPSL
It’s two years since Kevin Grogan, then 29, was handed the coaching reins by a struggling Lansdowne Bhoys side desperate to avoid the drop in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League First Division.
March 28, 2013
BEATING THE BOGEY MEN
CSL Roundup: Pancyprian Freedoms stop United FC
In its two seasons in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League top flight, United FC has played the role of bogey team against Pancyprian Freedoms to a ‘t.’ Twice the fleet-footed Brooklyn side has clashed with Pancyprian in the league and twice it has mauled the Greek-Cypriots, scoring five goals on both occasions. That was until last Sunday when Julio Dos Santos and Co. rewrote the script at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, N.Y.
March 22, 2013
FOURTH TIME IS THE CHARM
CSL: NYAC finally bests Greek-American Atlas
The fourth time proved a charm for New York Athletic Club, which finally got the better of New York Greek-American/Atlas, 3-2, at the Met Oval last Sunday, after three successive defeats to the defending champs this season.
March 17, 2013
PICKING OFF WHERE THEY LEFT OFF
Central Park Rangers start defense of CSL League Cup with a win behind Mills-Odoi's goal
Kwesi Mills-Odoi’s brace last June in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Hoboken FC at Icahn Stadium won Central Park Rangers the revived CSL League Cup. At Brooklyn Bridge Park last Sunday, Mills-Odoi picked up where he left off in the competition with the only goal of the match against Manhattan Celtic reserves at the start of the CPR Whites’ Cup defense in the round of 16.
March 7, 2013
Mielec falls in CSL indoor final, 2nd time in 7 days it loses in a championship
Twice in seven days, Mielec, a side bristling with youth, reached the final of a major winter competition only to falter at the big moment.
March 1, 2013
CSL will hold indoor tourney Sunday
The Cosmopolitan Soccer League will hold its annual indoor tournament at the Superdome in Waldwick, N.J. on Sunday.
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