6/19/22: Sidekick defeated Hoboken FC by the score of 2-1. Photos coming soon!
6/4/22: Sidekicks FC defeated EMWSL rival Greater Boston Kickbacks by a score of 2-0. GAME HIGHLIGHTS
5/14/22: The defending regional champs and national finalist, Sidekicks FC, defeated newcomers to the Cup, EMWFC by a score of 3-0.
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5/21/22: The Greater Boston Kickbacks defeated the Jaguars United in our second semifinal.
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On Sunday, June 19th, our Massachusetts State Champions, the Sidekicks FC traveled to the Ukranian Sports Complex in North Wales, PA to take on the NJ representative, Hoboken FC.
These two teams were well matched opponents, but Hoboken won the toss and chose to have the wind to their advantage in the first half. About 10 minutes into the match, Hoboken was awarded a PK for a foul in the box. They were able to convert it, so the Sidekicks would need to face adversity early as they battled strong winds and an early deficit to start the match.
Hoboken goalie and defensive line, plus the strong winds kept the reigning champs scoreless in the first half.
However, with the wind at their backs, Sidekicks came out strong in the second half and started to dominate play. Pressing forward they began to create more scoring opportunities and their defensive line held strong along with some stellar keeping by Casey Halle!!
The Sidekicks equalized on a beautiful pass from Bethany Rennich to Liz Carlos. Liz struck the ball perfectly from 18 and it soared into the upper corner of the net.
The game remained tied until the 88th minute of the match. Leny Alfaro found the ball at her feet at the six yard line. Able to avoid the sliding goalie and defenders, she calmly moved the ball from foot to foot and with complete composure knocked it in on the ground.
Sidekicks team closed out the match with the 2-1 victory and the celebration erupted!