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LONG ISLAND FURY

December 10, 2013
LIFE OF RILEY
It's official: Riley to coach Portland Thorns

It's official. Paul Riley is the new coach of the Portland Thorns FC. Thorns owner Merritt Paulson confirmed the hiring on twitter Tuesday afternon.


December 9, 2013
HIS GAME OF THORNS
Paul Riley is set to succeed Cone as coach of NWSL champion Portland

Paul Riley is about to add another stop on his coaching resume. The veteran women's coach is expected to be named coach of the Portland Thorns this week, perhaps as early as today, according to sources within the Women's Professional Soccer League.


December 5, 2013
LANDING IN PORTLAND?
Riley could be named Thorns coach

After falling short in his recent attempt to secure the English women's national coaching job, Long Island Fury coach Paul Riley appears to be headed for the Pacific Northwest.


November 18, 2013
NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION
Riley told he is out of running for English women's job

Paul Riley is out of the running for the English national women's coaching job. The former Philadelphia Independence coach and Women's Professional Soccer coach of the year was told by the English Football Association was not in consideration for the job.


September 25, 2013
ON THE SHORT LIST
Riley ready to state his case on why he should be England women's national coach on Oct. 4

Late last month Paul Riley went back home to England for some pleasure -- to watch his beloved Liverpool team play Notts County to a 2-2 draw in the English Premier League. When he returns to his native land next week, it will be for strictly business -- to state his case on why he should be the coach of the England women's National Team.


July 14, 2013
ELIMINATED
LI Fury falls in 1st round of playoffs, 1-0

The Long Island Fury was eliminated by the ASA Chesapeake Charge in the opening round of the Women's Premier Soccer League playoffs, dropping a 1-0 decision on Saturday night.


July 6, 2013
AN ANGHEL IN THE NETS
Brittany Anghel gives Fury's foes a devil of a time

When she hasn't been tending goal for the Long Island Fury this summer, Brittany Anghel is taking a course at Nassau Community College. That suits Anghel well. Anghel, who will be a senior at Syracuse University, is a student of the game and she is always learning on the field.


June 26, 2013
EIGHT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
LI Fury roll to 8-0 win as Simonian nets hat-trick and Mulholland scores early and late

Jill Mulholland started the Long Island Fury's 8-0 win over the New Jersy Blaze with a goal two minutes into the match. She finished it with another score with two minutes remaining. Inbetween those goals, the Fury dominated the Blaze as forward Karin Simonian recorded her second hat-trick of the season in an 8-0 triumph as Long Island moved closer to a WPSL playoff spot.


June 25, 2013
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Fury midfielder Lorraine Quinn shines on the field, coaching off of the pitch

Lorraine Quinn is living the best of both worlds. At the age of 26, the Farmingdale, N.Y. native is still young enough to pursue her soccer career and yet has accrued enough experience to be a soccer coach.


June 19, 2013
HAT-TRICK HERO
Simonian's 3 goals lifts LI Fury over BuxMont Torch, 4-0

Karin Simonian was a virtual one-woman wrecking crew for the Long Island Fury as she recorded a natural hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over BuxMont Torch FC in a Women's Premier Soccer League game at New York Tech on Wednesday night.


June 19, 2013
THAT SPECIAL TOUCH
Karin Simonian keeps finding back of the net for LI Fury

In soccer, size doesn't always matter. Just take one look at Long Island Fury striker Karin Simonian, who at 5-2 has turned into a scoring terror in the Women's Premier Soccer League this season.


June 17, 2013
ONE OF THOSE GAMES
LI Fury hit woodwork several times in loss to NYAC

It was one of those games for the Long Island Fury in its 4-0 loss to the New York Athletic Cub on Sunday. The ball seemed not to want to go into the back of the net in the Women's Premier Soccer League game and the Fury paid for it with its first defeat of the season.


June 16, 2013
FIRST LOSS
New York AC hands LI Fury its 1st loss, 4-0

New York Athletic Club handed the Long Island Fury its first loss of the Women's Premier Soccer League season, recording a 4-0 victory on Sunday night.


June 15, 2013
HER BEST SUNDAY SCORING PUNCH
Even as a weekend player, Tina DiMartino still can be one lethal weapon for LI Fury

Not bad for someone who is supposed to be retired, not bad at all. After Women's Professional Soccer folded two years ago, Tina DiMartino decided to get on with her other professional life. The Massapequa, N.Y. native wound up getting a job in New York City.


June 12, 2013
COMEBACK KIDS
LI Fury rallies behind Falcone's 2 second-half goals to remain unbeaten at 4-0

The Long Island Fury improved to 4-0 in the Women's Premier Soccer League rallying for two second-half goals en route to a 2-1 win over the host LVU Lady Sonics on Wednesday night.


June 9, 2013
GOOD ENOUGH FOR A VICTORY
On an off night, the LI Fury still finds a way to win

The mark of a good team? Well, the ability to win on a regular basis certainly goes a long way.Then there is the ability to win when not all cylinders are firing in unison over 90 minutes. On Sunday, the Long Island Fury certainly fit into the latter category in its 2-0 win over FC LHU Lady Sonic, according to coach Paul Riley.


June 9, 2013
GOING FOR THREE IN A ROW
LI Fury hosts Lady Sonic tonight

The unbeaten Long Island Fury hosts FC LVU Lady Sonic in its second Women's Premer Soccer League home game of the season at New York Tech in Old Westbury, N.Y. at 5 p.m. on Sunday.


June 5, 2013
A DOUBLE DOUBLE
Simonian, Falcone score 2 goals apiece as visiting LI Fury routs Buxmont FC, 5-0

Karin Simonian and Elena Falcone scored two goals apiece to power the Long Island Fury to a 5-0 triumph over host Buxmont FC in a Women's Premier Soccer League game on Wednesday night.


June 3, 2013
SIMONIAN SAYS
LIer leads Fury to a 3-1 win in season opener

Karin Simonian scored twice, a goal in each half, to lead the Long Island Fury to a 3-1 win over FC Bucks in its Women's Premier Soccer League season opener on Sunday night.


May 30, 2013
SISTER ACT
Tina, Rosie DiMartino to play for LI Fury

No team coached by Paul Riley wouldn't be the same without one DiMartino sister on it. This year's Long Island Fury will have two DiMartino sisters on it.


May 28, 2013
FOR OPENERS
Fury begins 10-game season on Sunday

The Long Island Fury opens its 10-game Women's Premier Soccer League schedule against FC Bucks at New York Tech at 5 p.m. on Sunday.


May 28, 2013
BULKING UP
LI Fury add 6 players for Sunday's season opener

The Long Island Fury is bulking up for its Women's Premier Soccer League opener this Sunday. On Tuesday, they announced a second group of signings.


May 28, 2013
BACK IN THE SADDLE
An optimistic Riley returns to coach LI Fury for 1st time since 2009; season opener on Sunday

Paul Riley returns to the helm of LI Fury for the first time since the 2009 Women's Premer League national championship triumph and a two- year stint in Women Professional Soccer with the Philadelphia Independence and he is eager to put the club back into championship contention.


July 8, 2012
BIG FINISH
Long Island Fury end season with back to back wins

BROOKLYN, NY---The Long Island Fury rolled to a pair of wins at the Aviator Sports Complex over the weekend, defeating Seacoast Mariners 7-0 on Saturday and the Seacoast Phantoms 4-0 on Sunday.


June 28, 2012
LET ER SLIP
LI Fury can't hold early lead fall 3-1

HEMPSTEAD, NY---The Long Island Fury let an early lead slip away and fell to Aztec MA 3-1 in a Women’s Premier Soccer League game at Hofstra University on Thursday.



RESILIENT FURY
Down twice with 9 players LI comes back for 2-2 tie

PORTSMOUTH, Maine---The shorthanded Long Island Fury came back from goal deficits twice to tie the Seacoast Untied Phantoms 2-2 on Sunday at Portsmouth High School.


June 23, 2012
DOMINATING PERFORMANCE
LI Fury blanks Mariners with only 10 players

Despite being able to field only 10 players, the Long Island Fury defeated the Seacoast United Mariners 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Scarborough High School.


June 20, 2012
DOUBLE ZEROS
LI Fury play to scoreless draw with CFC

The Long Island Fury played CFC Passion to a 0-0 tie Wednesday night at Post University.


June 17, 2012
HALTING THE PASSION
LI Fury post 3-0 win

Maddie Haller had a goal and two assists to lead the Long Island Fury to a 3-0 win over CFC Passion Sunday at Aviator Field.


June 13, 2012
SEVEN SIGNINGS
LI Fury add more local products

The Long Island Fury has announced its second group of player signings for the 2012 Women's Premier Soccer League season. Joining the team are goalkeeper Alicia Ramos; defenders Natali Cikos, Rosemarie Hayes and Jane Wallis; forward-midfielder Taylor Katz; defender-forward Carly Beyar; and forward Kari Quinn. All are products of the Albertson Fury youth program.


June 8, 2012
LOCAL FLAVOR
LI Fury inks 11 Albertson Fury products for 2012

The Long Island Fury has announced its first group of player signings for the 2012 Women's Premier Soccer League season.


July 11, 2011
END OF THE LINE
Fury falls short in playoff quest

Playing three games in four nights caught up to the Long Island Fury in its quest for a berth in the Women's Premier Soccer League playoffs on Monday as they dropped a 1-0 decision to the CFC Passion in its regular-season finale at Yale University.


July 10, 2011
THREE IN A ROW
Fury win, aim for a playoff spot

The Long Island Fury doused the New Jersey Blaze, 5-0, at Aviator Field on Sunday to reamin hot in the Women’s Premier Soccer League.


July 9, 2011
FURY ORIGINALS
They spark LI over Millburn, 2-1

Two Long Island Fury players from the inaugural national championship season of 2006 –– Michele Scifo and Cody Newman –– helped propel the team to a 2-1 victory over the Millburn Magic at Aviator Field on Friday night.


July 7, 2011
VITAL MATCH
LI Fury hosts Millburn on Friday

The Long Island Fury plays an important home game against the Millburn Magic at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. at 8:45 p.m. Friday.


June 30, 2011
KEEPING IT CLEAN
LI Fury douse the Inferno, 1-0

Playing its third Women's Premier Soccer League game in five days, the the Long Island Fury travelled to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and blanked the Penn Legacy Inferno, 1-0, on Wednesday night.


June 29, 2011
THE BATTLE OF THE FURYS
New York blanks Long Island, 2-0

Round 2 of Fury vs. Fury went to the New York Fury as the team shut out the Long Island Fury, 2-0, at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., getting revenge for their only loss of the season, a 3-2 Women's Premier Soccer League defeat to Long Island on June 15.


June 27, 2011
ROUND TWO
Fury derby in Brooklyn on Tuesday night

The Long Island Fury gave the New York Fury its only loss of the Women’s Premier Soccer League season on June 15 and the friendly rivals are set for Round Two, with Long Island as the home team this time at Brooklyn’s Aviator Field on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.


June 24, 2011
HITTING THE ROAD
LI Fury play at FC Bucks Saturday

The Long Island Fury head back on the road this Saturday with a noon encounter at FC Bucks at Council Rock High School North in Newtown, Pa.


June 19, 2011
SECOND-HALF BRACE
Spencer's 2 goals help Fury tie, 2-2

Jasmyne Spencer scored twice in the second half to help the Long Island Fury to a 2-2 draw with CFC Passion in a Women's Premier Soccer League game on Sunday.


June 18, 2011
READY FOR WIN NO. 2
Fury hosts Passion on Sunday

Two Women’s Premier Soccer League teams that have 1-1-1 records will play at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. when Connecticut’s CFC Passion visits the Long Island Fury on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.


June 15, 2011
A FURY-OUS ENCOUNTER
LI Fury edges NY Fury, 3-2

After not scoring any goals in its first two games, the Long Island Fury broke out of its scoring slump in style against its sister team, the New York Fury on Wednesday night.


June 15, 2011
FURY VS. FURY
LI tries to break scoreless streak

The Long Island Fury, which has dominated possession in its first two Women’s Premier Soccer League games but has yet to score a goal, will take on some familiar faces when it plays at the New York Fury at Aviator Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.


June 12, 2011
BLANKED
NYAC shuts down LI Fury, 2-0

The Mid-Atlantic Division-leading New York Athletic Club shut out the Long Island Fury, 2-0, on Travers Island on Sunday.


June 1, 2011
MAKING THE TEAM
Fury's Ramos on WPSL team of week

Long Island Fury goalkeeper Alicia Ramos was named to the Women's Premier Soccer League team of the week.


May 25, 2011
SCORELESS OPENER
LI Fury ties Millburn, 0-0

In the kickoff of the Women’s Premier Soccer League season for both teams Wednesday night, the Long Island Fury and Millburn Magic played to a scoreless tie in New Jersey.


May 24, 2011
SEASON OPENER
LI Fury kicks off in Millburn Wednesday

The Long Island Fury opens its Women's Premier Soccer League campaign at the Millburn Magic at FDU-Florham Robert T. Shields Stadium at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


May 17, 2011
5 DOWN, 5 TO GO
NY Fury adding owners for WPS team

The big question about the proposed WPS franchise for New York is: Does it have enough financial backing? Long Island Fury director of football Paul Riley, who has been the organizing force behind the New York Fury, says the team will have 10 owners.


May 17, 2011
HOFSTRA’S NO. 1
NY Fury wants to play there

If the New York Fury comes to fruition, the team's first choice to call home would be Hofstra University


May 11, 2011
FIRST STEPS
Casella named NY Fury coach, Henderson new team's first signing

The New York Fury announced on Wednesday that Phil Casella has signed with the Women's Premier Soccer League team to become its first coach.


May 11, 2011
A NEW TEAM ON THE SCENE
Introducing the NY Fury, which plans to compete in WPS in 2013

In 2009 the Long Island Fury reached the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite 8 and this year they go in search of their third National WPSL crown. The LI Fury will face some stiff competition this time around as the organization has announced the final piece of the Fury pyramid -- the New York Fury.


August 8, 2010
THREE STARS
3 Fury players make all-WPSL

Three players from the Long Island Fury's team were named to the All-Women's Premier Soccer League team.


August 2, 2010
CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
Fury's Anghel, Pember, Quinn honored

Three Long Island Fury players —- goalkeeper Brittany Anghel from East Meadow, defender Alyssa Pember from Northport and midfielder Lorraine Quinn from Farmingdale -- were honored by the Women’s Premier Soccer League as All-Eastern Conference all-stars.


July 24, 2010
END OF THE LINE
Fury eliminated from WPSL playoffs, 2-1

The Boston Aztec ended the Long Island Fury’s season and the defense of its Women’s Premier Soccer League national championship with a 2-1 win in extratime in the Eastern Conference final Saturday night.


July 23, 2010
A WIN AWAY
Fury aim to reach national final four

The Long Island Fury finds itself only a win from reaching the Women's Premier Soccer League semifinals. If they overcome the Boston Aztecs Saturday, the defending champion Fury will reach the national final four for the third time in its history.


July 22, 2010
SURVIVING THE INFERNO
Fury win, move on in WPSL playoffs

The Long Island Fury defeated the Lancaster Inferno, 2-1, in Pennsylvania Dutch Country Wednesday in the second round of the Women’s Premier Soccer League playoffs to advance to the Eastern Conference finals this weekend.


July 21, 2010
INTO THE INFERNO
Fury vs. Lancaster in WPSL playoffs

Having earned a bye last week, the Long Island Fury play their second-round Women's Premier Soccer League playoff match Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Inferno.


July 14, 2010
FIRST-ROUND BYE
Fury gets some rest in WPSL playoffs

The Long Island Fury got a bye in the first round of the Women's Premier Soccer League playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.


July 10, 2010
THE MIGHTY QUINN
Lorraine Quinn gives Fury 2-2 tie

The Long Island Fury tied the New York Athletic Club, 2-2, at Travers Island Saturday night.


July 10, 2010
FOR THE PLAYOFFS
Fury tries for 1st-round bye

The Long Island Fury play at the New York Athletic Club in the Fury’s last regular season match that will help determine the Women’s Soccer Soccer League playoff pairings.


June 29, 2010
DIVISION WINNERS
Fury make Magic disappear, 2-0

The Long Island Fury’s division-clinching victory Monday night produced the answer to what could be a trivia question one day. But more about that later. The Fury took the field against the Millburn Magic from New Jersey knowing that a victory would clinch the East-Central Division of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The Fury did, with a 2-0 win at Park Stadium,


June 25, 2010
FOR THE DEFENSE
Fury has allowed only 3 goals in 7 games

The Long Island Fury proved the saying that “Defense wins championships” as the team won the Women’s Premier Soccer League national championship in 2006 and 2009 based on the strength of its defense.


June 23, 2010
WPSL HONORS
Anghel, Pember, Vonvorachoti feted

Three local players were named to the Women's Premier Soccer League team of the week.


June 20, 2010
ANOTHER CLOSE ONE
In 6th 1-0 game, Fury stop Torch

The Long Island Fury defeated BuxMont Torch FC, 1-0, in the battle for first place in the Women’s Premier Soccer League East-Central Division Saturday night.


June 17, 2010
ONE'S ENOUGH
L.I. Fury edges NYAC, 1-0

For the third consecutive game, the Long Island Fury played to a 1-0 score. Unlike the two previous games that the lost, the Fury defeated the New York Athletic Club, 1-0, at Adelphi University’s Competition Field Wednesday night.


June 13, 2010
DOUBLE LOSS
L.I. Fury, Academy fall

There was no joy on Long Island as both the Fury and Academy lost their games Saturday night.


June 10, 2010
STEPPING INTO THE INFERNO
Fury hosts Lancaster on Saturday

While the soccer world concentrates on the upcoming World Cup with unprecedented press coverage and interest in the United States, the Long Island Fury continues its Women’s Premier Soccer League schedule this Saturday.


June 4, 2010
RARE LOSS
LI Fury loses for 1st time in nearly 2 years

The Women’s Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury lost to the Millburn Magic, 1-0, on Friday night. It was the Fury's first loss in almost two years.


May 28, 2010
WPSL HONORS
League honors Fury's Pember, Anghel

Two members of the Long Island Fury -- goalkeeper Brittany Anghel and defender Alyssa Pember -- were named to the Women's Premier Soccer League team of the week.


May 24, 2010
GETTING HER CORNER KICK(S)
Pendergast's goal lifts Fury over Philly

Women's Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury continued its winning ways with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Independence Monday night. The Fury improved to 3-0-0 while Philadelphia dropped to 1-1-0. Devin Pendergast of Babylon, N.Y. broke a 1-1 tie in the 76th minute.


May 24, 2010
THE ULTIMATE FRIENDLY
Philly coach Paul Riley will root Fury against Independence tonight

Politics and soccer sometimes makes for some rather unusual bedfellows. For Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley, there was no decision to be made as to which team will be will rooting for in Monday night's Women's Premier Soccer League game between the Independence hosts the Long Island Fury. "I hope the Fury wins," he said.


May 22, 2010
STILL UNDEFEATED
Fury (2-0) blanks South Jersey United, 1-0

Just a short direct kick from Philadelphia, the Long Island Fury defeated South Jersey United, 1-0, in Women’s Premier Soccer League action Saturday night.


May 16, 2010
SEASON-OPENING WIN
Fury edges past BuxMont, 1-0

It wasn’t easy but the Long Island Fury, the defending Women’s Premier Soccer League champions, defeated expansion franchise BuxMont Torch FC, 1-0, at Mitchel Athletic Complex Sunday night.


May 13, 2010
GOING ON THE DEFENSIVE
WPSL champion Fury open at home Sunday



May 7, 2010
BIRTHDAY GIRL
McFarland, 15, agrees to join L.I Fury

Forward Nicole McFarland is celebrating her 15th birthday on Friday in style as she has joined the Long Island Fury.


May 1, 2010
BIRTHDAY GIRL
Blum celebrates by joining L.I. Fury

Rachel Blum, who turned 18 Friday, has joined the Long Island Fury for this season, the Women's Premier Soccer League club announced on Friday.


April 29, 2010
WELCOME ABOARD
Sousa signs with L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champions Long Island Fury announced Thursday that defender Erica Sousa of Franklin Square, N.Y. has joined the team for this season.


April 27, 2010
GOOD CATCH
Gibbons to play for L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury Tuesday announced that midfielder Jennifer Gibbons of Bellport, N.Y. has joined the team for this season.


April 23, 2010
SWEET SEVENTEEN
NHP's Kearney to play with L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury announced Friday that forward-midfielder Shannon Kearney from New Hyde Park, N.Y. has joined the team for the 2010 season.


April 22, 2010
AN ARESTIVO DEVELOPMENT
Northport player signs with L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champions Long Island Fury announced Thurday that forward Sydney Arestivo has joined the team for the 2010 season.


April 21, 2010
RETURN ENGAGEMENT
Wallis back with L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champions Long Island Fury announced Wednesday that midfielder-defender Jane Wallis will return to the team for the 2010 season.


April 20, 2010
NEWCOMER
Massapequa's Greer joins L.I. Fury

The Long Island Fury Tuesday announced that forward-midfielder Katherine Greer of Massapequa, N.Y. will join the team for the Women's Premier Soccer League season.


April 19, 2010
QUINN IS IN
Shoreham forward returns to L.I. Fury

Forward Kari Quinn of Shoreham, N.Y. will return to the Long Island Fury this Women's Premier Soccer League season, the team announced Monday.


April 16, 2010
A TAYLOR-MADE SIGNING
Katz joins the L.I. Fury

The Long Island Fury announced Friday that forward Taylor Katz of Jericho, N.Y. has joined the organization. The 16-year-old could see playing time with both the Fury's new Under-20 squad plus the women's team.


April 8, 2010
NO MORE INJURY TIME
Carly Beyar returns to L.I. Fury

After missing last season due to injury, the Long Island Fury will welcome back Carly Beyar for the 2010 Women's Premier Soccer League season.


April 7, 2010
WELCOME ABOARD
Tarik joins L.I. Fury

Midfielder-forward Salma Tarik will joining the Long Island Fury, the Women's Premier Soccer League the club announced Wednesday.


April 6, 2010
THE GREENE-ING OF THE FURY
Holbrook forward joins WPSL champs

The Long Island Fury of the Women's Premier Soccer League Tuesday announced that forward Laura Greene is joining the organization.


April 5, 2010
CHARLOTTE'S WEB
Scarsdale resident, 15, joins L.I. Fury

The Long Island Fury Monday announced that forward-midfielder Charlotte Miller has joined the team for the 2010 Women's Premier Soccer League season.


April 1, 2010
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
DiMaria, 14, to play for Fury U-20

The Long Island Fury Thursday announced that 14-year-old Julia DiMaria will play for the Fury's new Under-20 team this year. DiMaria, a defensive midfielder, hails from Dix Hills, N.Y.


March 30, 2010
SHE'S BACK
Pendergast returns to L.I. Fury

The Long Island Fury announced Tuesday that midfielder-defender Devin Pendergast of Babylon, N.Y. will return to the team for the Women's Premier Soccer League season. At 17, Prendergast could see action with both the Fury, the defending league champions and new Under-20 squad.


March 29, 2010
BACK FOR MORE
Choffel returns to L.I. Fury

Midfielder Nicole Choffel will return to the Long Island Fury for the Women's Premier Soccer League season, the team announced Monday.


March 28, 2010
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Cohen celebrates her 15th, joins L.I. Fury

Forward-midfielder Courtney Cohen, who turned 15 Sunday, will join the Long Island Fury, the Women's Premier Soccer League club announced.


March 26, 2010
WELCOME ABOARD
Bushman to play for L.I. Fury

Defending Women's Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury Friday announced that defender Alexandra Bushman will join the team for this season.


March 25, 2010
RETURN ENGAGEMENT
Menges to return to L.I. Fury

The Long Island Fury, defending Women's Premier Soccer League champions, announced that 17-year-old defender Emily Menges of Garden City, N.U. is returning to the team for this season.


February 19, 2010
RILEY ON DIMARTINO
'To have the Silver Boot winner playing left makes makes no sense to me whatsoever'

Now that the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship is over and the United States has booked a spot in the FIFA world championships this summer, Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley has decided to speak out, speak out about the use of Vicki DiMartino on the American side.


February 2, 2010
NO SURPRISE
Colleagues praise Riley’s work ethic, ability

Paul Riley's success as a soccer coach certainly has not shocked the people who have been around him. Riley, who will coach the Philadelphia Independence in Women's Professional Soccer, was named BigAppleSoccer.com personality of the year Tuesday as he was honored for his success with the Albertson Fury and Long Island Fury.


February 1, 2010
PROBABLE NO-SHOWS
DiMartino, Dunn longshots for Fury this year

Don't expect forward Vicki DiMartino or defender Crystal Dunn to play for the Long Island Fury this summer. Thanks to their obligation to the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team, they probably won't be playing for the Women's Premier Soccer League defending champions this summer.


February 1, 2010
RILEY ON DIMARTINO
'To have the Silver Boot winner playing left makes makes no sense to me whatsoever'

Now that the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship is over and the United States has booked a spot in the FIFA world championships this summer, Philadelphia Independence coach Paul Riley has decided to speak out, speak out about the use of Vicki DiMartino on the American side. "To have the Silver Boot winner playing left back makes no sense to me whatsoever," he said.


January 31, 2010
PASSING THE BATON
Demakis to replace Riley at L.I. Fury

Michael Demakis will succeed Paul Riley as coach of the Women's Premier Soccer League champion Long Island Fury this season. Riley will coach the Philadelphia Independence in Women's Professional Soccer and Demakis will be Philly's strength and conditioning coach as well.


December 24, 2009
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 5
Living the life of Riley: Fury takes WPSL title 2nd time in 4 years

Paul Riley could not have asked for a better year. And if you want to get technical, he accomplished it in triplicate, making headlines with the Albertson Fury, Long Island Fury and the Philadelphia Independence. Locally, Riley made the biggest news as coach of the L.I. Fury, which captured the Women's Premier Soccer League championship for the second time in four years in August. That accomplishment clinched the fifth spot on BigAppleSoccer.com's top area stories of the year.


December 21, 2009
THE YEAR'S BEST -- N0. 8
Victor(ia) DiMartino lives up to her name and promise by filling the net

Quite appropriately, the first six letters of her name stands for winning and Victoria DiMartino has enjoyed that type of success on virtually every level of soccer in which he has played. To the soccer community, she is better known as Vicki DiMartino, scoring terror from Massapequa, N.Y. DiMartino's success was the ranked No. 8 in the biggest area stories by BigAppleSoccer.com.


December 16, 2009
LIFE OF RILEY
Ex-Fury coach WPSL coach of the year

Former Long Island Fury coach Paul Riley has been named the Women's Premier Soccer League coach of the year by the league. Riley, 45, who has taken on the reins as the coach of the Philadelphia Indepedence as a Women's Professional Soccer team, guided an undefeated Fury side to its second WPSL championship in four years. Long Island won the title in its first year in 2006.


Aug. 16, 2009
PHILLY BOUND (UPDATED)
Sources: Riley to coach WPS team

Long Island Fury coach Paul Riley has agreed to coach the Philadelphia Independence expansion team in Women's Professional Soccer, BigAppleSoccer.com has learned.


Aug. 5, 2009
RELOADING, NOT REBUILDING
Deep Fury ready to defend WPSL crown

Warning to other Women's Premier Soccer League teams: The champion Long Island Fury won't be rebuilding for next season. The team will be reloading.


Aug. 5, 2009
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
WPSL: Henderson, Pember, Mendoza

Three members of the WPSL champion Long Island Fury were named to the Women's Premier Soccer League team. They were defenders Alyssa Pember and Tara Mendoza and midfielder Kelly Henderson.


Aug. 4, 2009
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Fury's Bruh scores it

The Long Island Fury's Molly Bruh, who connected for the lone score in the Women's Premier Soccer League championship game, was named winner of the BigAppleSoccer.com goal of the week.


Aug. 4, 2009
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Fury defender Mendoza earns it

Long Island Fury defender Tara Mendoza, who played a vital role on the backline of the team winning the Women's Premier Soccer League title, was named the BigAppleSoccer.com player of the week.


Aug. 2, 2009
GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY!
Bruh's goal lifts Fury to WPSL title, 1-0

Molly Bruh played hero for the Long Island Fury as the team captured its second Women’s Premier Soccer League Championship in four years with a 1-0 win over defending champions Ajax America at Adelphi University Sunday.


Aug. 1, 2009
ONLY ONE WIN AWAY
Fury win, 3-0, reach championship game

For the second time in four seasons, the Long Island Fury has positioned itself to win the Women's Premier Soccer League championship. In the club's inaugural year in 2006, the Fury captured the title. On the strength of its 3-0 victory over Dallas Premier in the WPSL semifinals at Adelphi University, Long Island advanced to the final on Saturday night.


Aug. 1, 2009
CONFIDENT UNDERDOGS
Fury aims for its 2nd WPSL title

Long Island Fury Paul Riley has an undefeated home that is playing as hosts to the Women's Premier Soccer League Final Four. Yet, his team isn't necessarily favored in its semifinal match against Dallas Premier on Saturday.


Aug. 1, 2009
SPIRITUAL LEADER
Henderson is key to Fury's success

Three years ago, 17-year-old Kelly Henderson turned out to he the MVP of the Women's Premier Soccer League Final Four, helping the young Long Island Fury surprise the league by capturing the national championship.


July 31, 2009
ALL-LEAGUE
DiMartino, Pember named to WPSL 1st team, Henderson to 2nd

Long Island Fury froward Vicki DiMartino and defender Alyssa Pember were named to the Women's Premier Soccer League first all-star team, the league announced on Friday. Midfielder Kelly Henderson was selected to the second team.


July 31, 2009
SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Fury's youngsters aim for WPSL crown

The Long Island Fury go for its second Women's Premier Soccer League title in four seasons this weekend. The club will host the league's Final Four at Adelphi University Saturday and Sunday. What makes the Fury unique is that is has one of the youngest, if not the youngest side in the league.


July 29, 2009
WPSL CONFERENCE HONORS
Fury's Riley coach of the year, DiMartino, Pember share player of the year

The Long Island Fury swept the East Conference honors from the Women's Premier Soccer League, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Paul Riley was named coach of the year, while forward Vicki DiMartino and defender Alyssa Pember were selected as co-players of the year. According to the league, Riley was "runaway choice" for conference coach of the year.


July 29, 2009
SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Fury's youngsters aim for WPSL crown

The 51-team Women's Premier Soccer League kicked off its season in the spring and only four teams remain in the playoffs. Those teams come from the four most populous states--California, New York, Texas and Florida. The WPSL defending champion, Ajax America, is from California while the host Long Island Fury is from New York, Dallas Premier hails from the Lone Star State and the Miami Kickers are traveling from Florida.


July 28, 2009
FINAL FOUR IS SET
WPSL championship at Adelphi this weekend

After a week of of conference and regional playoff action, the field for the Women's Premier Soccer national championship has been finalized.


July 27, 2009
ALL THAT JAZZ
Fury's Spencer named player of the week

Long Island Fury forward Jasmyne Spencer, who scored a goal and recorded an assist in two playoff games, was named the BigAppleSoccer.com player of the week on Monday.


July 27, 2009
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Fury's Beyar scores it

Defender Alaina Beyar, who connected for the Long Island Fury in its 3-0 Women's Premier Soccer League playoff win over the Millburn Magic, was named winner of the BigAppleSoccer.com goal of the week on Monday.


July 25, 2009
INTO THE NATIONALS
Fury make Magic disappear, 3-0

The Long Island Fury dominated ball possession against the surprising Millburn Magic but entered halftime of their Eastern Conference championship game with nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. That changed with three goals in the second half to propel the Fury to a 3-0 win and the Eastern Conference title of the Women's Premier Soccer League.


July 24, 2009
'BIGGEST HOME GAME IN HISTORY'
Fury vs. Millburn at Adelphi Saturday

The Long Island Fury put its 11-0-1 record on the line against the Millburn Magic in the Women's Premier Soccer League Eastern Conference finals at Competition field at Adelphi University in Garden City, L.I. at 6 p.m. Saturday.


July 23, 2009
SATURDAY DATE
Fury-Magic at Adelphi in conference final

The Long Island Fury will host the Millburn Magic in the WPSL Eastern Conference final at Adelphi University in Garden City, L.I. at 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Women's Premier Soccer League announced on Thursday.


July 22, 2009
THEY'RE SEMI-TOUGH
Fury reach conference final with 2-0 win

The Long Island Fury are only a win away from going to the Women's Premier Soccer League Final Four. Jasmyne Spencer and Vicki DiMartino made sure of that, scoring within a five-minute span midway through the second half to to give the Fury a 2-0 victory over the New England Mutiny in the Eastern Conference semifinals at Competition Field on Thursday night.


July 22, 2009
NIL-NIL
Fury, Mutiny scoreless at the half

The Long Island Fury and New England Mutiny played to a scoreless tie in the first half of their Women's Premier Soccer League Eastern Conference semifinal match at Competition Field on Wednesday night.


July 21, 2009
WPSL TEAM OF THE WEEK
Henderson, Beyar, Ventura honored

Three local players were named to the Women's Premier Soccer League team of the week on Tuesday -- the Long Island Fury's Kelly Henderson and Alaina Byear and the Millburn Magic's Ashley Ventura.


July 21, 2009
ARE THEY SEMI TOUGH?
Fury hosts Mutiny in playoffs Wednesday

The undefeated Long Island Fury take on the New England Mutiny in the WPSL's Eastern Conference semifinals at Adelphi University's Competition Field in Garden City, L.I. at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.


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