USASA Region 1 Decision: Safira advances to semifinals as an ineligible player was used by NY Greek Americans. They will play Newtown Pride FC on May 13th... match specifics will be announced soon.
GAME RESULTS HAVE BEEN NULLAFIED AND SAFIRA IS AWARDED A 3-0 VICTORY.
April 22, 2018: Dilboy Stadium, Somerville, MA: Safira FC hosted NY Greek American SC in the USASA Region 1 Amateur Cup Quarter Finals. This is the 2nd time these clubs have faced off in National Cup Action this month. Safira defeated NY last weekend in the USASA Fricker Open Cup Quarter Finals in NY.
The NY Greek American SC squad came out strong in the first half. Although, they did not dominate possession, they were able to create and capitalize on scoring opportunities. NY's #10 Chris Megaloudis, (former Puerto Rican National Team forward) was able to net a hat trick before the half, pushing Safira back on its heals heading into half time.
However, Safira did not go away. They were able to strike first with a goal from Jose Matias at approximately the 70 min mark. Safira goalie, Patrick Vilela made a breakaway save to keep Safira in contention and Junior Alencar added a 2nd goal with 3 minutes left to make it 2-3.
Time ran out on Safira's comeback as they fell to NY Greek American SC with the final score of 2-3.
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