Tri-State DA-ECNL Review: NJCSA keep improving, Connecticut FC climb

Many of the U-13/14s had off this weekend after the U.S. Development Academy’s regional event in North Carolina, but there was still plenty of action across the USSDA and Elite Clubs National League.

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NJCSA’s older group continued their improvement, as they were able to earn draws against PDA. Cedar Stars also held on for a draw after some positive results in N.C.

In ECNL, Connecticut FC picked

Here are all the results from across the Tri-State region.up positive results once more getting a win and a draw against a pair of Long Island clubs.

USSDA

Albertson

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – Oakwood 1-0 Albertson (11/15)
U-17/18s – Oakwood 0-0 Albertson (11/15)

With the U-13/14s resting, the older age groups traveled to Connecticut to face Oakwood. The U-15/16s continued their struggles falling by a one goal margin. However, the U-17/18s were able to get a draw, which helps them keep pace towards the top of their age group’s Northeast Division.

BSC Connecticut

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – BSC CT 2-2 FC Bolts Celtic (11/15)
U-17/18s – BSC CT 1-3 FC Bolts Celtic (11/15)

The U-15/16s and U-17/18s both hosted FC Bolts Celtic  while the U-13/14s were inactive. The U-15/16s followed up their current trend of draws, but were able to find two goals as opposed to their two consecutive scoreless ones. After falling behind by a two-goal margin, Nicholas Petridis scored in the 63rd minute and Caner Snover equalized in the 80th minute.

The U-17/18s were unable to find the result they were seeking. Luis Zamora tallied in the 87th minute, but was nothing more than a mere consolation as BSC CT was already down three goals at that point in the loss.

Blau Weiss Gottschee

U-13/14s – BW Gottschee 0-4 New York Soccer Club (11/15)
U-15/16s – Seacoast United 0-3 BW Gottschee (11/15)
U-17/18s – Seacoast United 1-0 BW Gottschee (11/15)

The U-13/14s were unable to follow up a strong showing in the regional event in North Carolina as they lost heavily against New York Soccer Club. BW Gottschee was unable to find the back of the net as they conceded four times in the loss.

The U-15/16s and U-17/18s visited Seacoast United to mixed success. The U-15/16 were able to secure three points to currently move to the top of their age group’s Northeast Division. It was several usual suspects finding the goals for Albertson. Conor McGlynn scored his fourth on the season as Matthew Swain added his seventh and Dylan Nealis remained the team leader with his eighth. The U-17/18s fell to defeat by a goal.

Cedar Stars

U-13/14s – Cedar Stars 1-1 World Class FC (11/16)

On the back of some good results down in North Carolina, Cedar Stars was back and action and was able to secure a draw. They hosted World Class FC in the 1-1 affair.

Everton FC Westchester

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – Empire Revolution 1-0 Everton FC Westchester (11/15)
U-17/18s – Empire Revolution 1-0 Everton FC Westchester (11/15)

It was a tough weekend for Everton FC Westchester. The U-13/14s were dormant while the older age groups traveled to play Empire Revolution. Both sides fell by an identical 1-0 score line. The U-15/16s conceded in the 70th minute are were unable to find an equalizer in the last 20 minutes. The U-17/18s fell down a goal in the 56th minute and have now lost four games in a row.

Match Fit

U-13/14s – No Game

Match Fit will be taking the rest of November off and will continue play once more in March.

Met Oval

U-13/14s – No Game

Met Oval had the weekend off, but will return next weekend in a game against Everton FC Westchester.

New York Red Bulls

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – NY Red Bulls 3-1 Philadelphia Union (11/15)
U-17/18s – NY Red Bulls 0-0 Philadelphia Union (11/15)

The U-15/16s and U-17/18s faced off against tough Philadelphia Union sides with the U-13/14s inactive. The U-15/16s continued their strong goalscoring form. Zaire BartleyOmir Fernandez – his sixth of the season – and Zach Ryan were all on target.

The U-17/18s played a draw, but a surprising one. The Red Bulls were held scoreless, which is a rare occurrence. However, picking up a point keeps them at the top of their age group’s Atlantic Division.

NJCSA

U-13/14s – NJCSA 1-3 Continental FC Delco (11/16)
U-15/16s – PDA 0-0 NJCSA (11/15)
U-17/18s – PDA 1-1 NJCSA (11/15)

The U-13/14s hosted Continental FC Delco and it played out in similar fashion to most of the season. It hasn’t been an easy ride for NJCSA and that continued. They fell to Continental FC Delco with Alex Fonseca scoring his team best fourth goal on the season in the loss.

The U-15/16s and U-17/18s have shown better form of late and that continued with draws against PDA. The U-15/16s played out to a scoreless draw. They have now gotten a positive result in four of their last five games. The U-17/18s are now unbeaten in six by way of their draw. Joshua Goldstern seemingly can not be stopped recently. He scored for his fourth game running and now has seven goals on the season.

Oakwood

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – Oakwood 1-0 Albertson (11/15)
U-17/18s – Oakwood 0-0 Albertson (11/15)

The older age groups for Oakwood hosted Albertson while the U-13/14s were given the week off. The U-15/16s took advantage of a struggling Albertson to secure victory. Simon Becher scored the lone goal 33rd minute  of the game. Oakwood was able to win despite being reduced to 10 men when Julian Stifano was sent off receiving a second yellow card.

The U-17/18s were unable to find the back of the net and had to settle for a 0-0 draw. Their strong results continue though as they are unbeaten in their last seven games.

PDA

U-13/14s – No Game
U-15/16s – PDA 0-0 NJCSA (11/15)
U-17/18s – PDA 1-1 NJCSA (11/15)

With the U-13/14s out of action, the older age groups hosted NJCSA. They both would have hoped for more having to settle for draws. The U-15/16s were held scoreless, but the draw does keep their unbeaten run going, which is now at nine games. For the U-17/18s a point helps, but all three points would have helped more as PDA looks to claim top spot in their age group’s Atlantic Division. After conceding in the 64th minute, PDA was able to equalize 11 minutes later through Juan Rivero.

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ECNL

Albertson

U-14s – Connecticut FC 2-1 Albertson (11/15)

Nine games played, nine losses for Albertson. It continues to be a trying season. This past weekend, Albertson traveled to Connecticut and were beaten by a tough Connecticut FC side. Currently at the bottom of the table in the New England Division, the road isn’t looking like getting any easier for the strugglers.

Connecticut FC

U-14s – Connecticut FC 2-1 Albertson (11/15)
U-14s – Connecticut FC 2-2 East Meadow (11/16)

Connecticut FC hosted a pair of Long Island clubs and performed well once more. They defeated Albertson before drawing with East Meadow. With the two results, Connecticut FC now has a five-game unbeaten streak and is now third in the New England Division.

East Meadow

U-14s – FSA FC 2-1 East Meadow (11/15)
U-14s – Connecticut FC 2-2 East Meadow (11/16)

East Meadow has been struggling and that continued in their first game with a 2-1 loss to FSA FC this past weekend. Zakirah Mcgillivary struck once more and now has seven goals on the season. East Meadow did rebound and were able to earn a point the following day against Connecticut FC.

FSA FC

U-14s – FSA FC 2-1 East Meadow (11/15)

FSA FC earned their first win this weekend. They hosted East Meadow and hung on for a 2-1 victory. They will look to build on the momentum of their first win to climb the table in the New England Division. They currently are second from the bottom.

Match Fit

U-14s – No Game

Match Fit was dormant this past weekend and will be until the following month.

PDA

U-14s – No Game

Out of action this weekend, PDA will return this upcoming weekend where they will play twice.