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2019 USASA Fricker Cup: Lansdowne Bhoys defeat Brockton FC in Semifinals

05/02/2019, 10:00am EDT
By National Cup Commissioners

May 6, 2019"  Yonkers, NY.  Brockton FC ended their quest for the USASA Fricker Cup this Sunday when they traveled to play Lansdowne Bhoys Yonkers. Final score: 0-3. 

First goal was scored in the 10th minute on a Lansdowne free kick:  Lansdowne First Goal.

Score remained 0-1 at halftime and into the second half.  With 17 remaining, Lansdowne's Cian Collins tapped in a second goal assisted from perfectly placed free kick just outside the 18. Here is Collin's Goal.

Lansdowne added their third and final goal shortly there after. This possession started off with another free kick that worked its way all the way around the pitch, built from the back, then cleared up the field by Lansdowne goalie, crossed and finished: Lansdowne's Final Goal.

Congratulations to Brockton FC for a good run in the 2019 Fricker Cup Regional Tournament. Thank you for representing Mass Soccer!

Best of luck to the Lansdowne Bhoys in the Fricker Cup Regional Finals.

USASA Quarterfinals: Brockton defeats CT Croatia

April 14, 2019: Marciano Stadium - Brockton FC defeated a tough CT Croatia team, 2-0. Brockton scored early in the 14th minute when #2 Rilton Carvalho assisted with a through ball to #11 Edmilson Barros who finished brilliantly.

The game remained tight but the Brockton defense held strong and limitted many Croatia scoring opportunities. Croatia had a few corner kick opportunities in the stretch but they were again well defendeded.

With only seconds remaining, Brockton was able to add a second goal as seen here:

Brockton's Final Goal 

2019 USASA Fricker Cup State Finals

USASA Fricker Cup State Tournament - General Information

Tournament is a Men's Open Cup and runs annually mid March 15th- early April. Champion will represent Massachusetts & advance to the regional quarterfinals typically the 2nd weekend in April. 

State will announce & conduct a tournament draw. Home teams are responsible for securing a home field in the opening rounds of the state qualifier tourney. Mass Soccer will secure a home field for the championship game.

Referees are provided by Mass Soccer for the entirety of the qualifying tournament. We encourage all teams to review the rules before registering for the tournament.

National Cups: Qualifying Tournaments Rules and Regulations

Announcing... 2019 Mass Soccer State Champions: Brockton FC!!

Veteran's Sports Complex, Waltham, MA: March 31, 2019 - Brockton FC defeated GPS Omen's 3-1, in an exciting match filled with great soccer. 

This match got off to a quick start with GPS hitting the crossbar in the opening minutes off a well placed GPS corner kick.

But it was Brockton FC's #11 Edmilson Barros  who netted the first goal on a well placed low ball to the outside corner to beat the GPS goalie. Click here to see: Barros' Goal

Both teams exchanged shots and saves through the first half. Here are a few examples:

GPS Direct Kick - Brockton Save

Brockton Direct Kick - GPS Save

With just minutes left in the half, GPS Omen's were able to equalize with a goal from #7 Stefan Defregger, assisted by #11 Mike Fucito in the 42 minute.  Click here to see: Defregger's beautiful finish off a brilliant Fucito assist.

The score remained 1-1 through halftime but 5 minutes into the second half, Brockton's #10 Kessy Alves scored.  This 50th minute goal was a beaut!   Click to see Alves Goal.

Although, GPS was able to maintain pressure in the Brockton half in the last 15 minutes of the match, they were unable to convert.  Click here to see GPS Challenging.

Brockton sealed the victory with this 89th minute goal from #21 Leonel Pereira: Pereira Counter Goal.

Congratulations, to both teams for a well played tournament and final. 

GPS Omens

Brockton FC

Semifinal Results

Scores:

GPS Omens over Safira: 1-0 (Goal scored in 116 min) GAME PHOTOS & HIGHLIGHTS

Brockton FC over Kendall Wanderers: 3-1 - GAME PHOTOS & HIGHLIGHTS

Photo by Junior DePina

Quarterfinal Results

Scores:

  • GPS Omen's over Boston Siege: 2-0.
  • Safira over Mystic River: 2-0 - Game Highlights
  • Brockton FC over United Hands: 11-0
  • Kendall Wanderers over Boston Olympiakos 4-3 in OT. Game Highlights

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