November 23rd: USASA Mengel Cup Qualifier at East Boston Stadium
November 24th: US Lamar Hunt Open Regional Qualifier at Everrett Memorial Stadium
New Indoor Soccer Men's League: Registration for teams and players. Register before November 22, 2019.
November 18, 2019: Yes, it was cold and the snow flurries arrived just in time for the Boston Siege vs Brockton kickoff but as predicted the competition was intense and spectators for both semifinal matches remained bundled on the sidelines to support their clubs.
Brockton defeated Siege in a close 1-0 match. Brockton's goal was netted in the first half on a rebound. Although Siege pressed Brockton often and had several opportunities in the match, they just could not score against the solid Brockton defense which has been holding opponents scoreless in both this Amateur Cup Qualifier and the US Open Qualifier so far this fall.
In our second semifinal match, Broadway Gunners hosted Safira at Rotch Field under the lights. Both teams traded goals to start the match and the game remained tied through halftime. In the 60th minute, Safira scored on a counter, as seen here: Safira's 2nd Goal
Safira, playing with no subs, began to tire. Gunners continued to pressure Safira and in the final minutes of the game scored on a corner to force over time. Click here to see Gunner's Corner Goal.
Neither team scored in the extra time, the match then headed to PKs. Safira won the coin toss and elected to defend first. Safira's goalie made a beautiful diving save to set the tone of PKs, as seen here: Gunner's First PK
Safira outscored the Gunners in PKs with a score of 3-1 to advance to the qualifier final where they will face Brockon in a rematch of their USOC match earlier this fall. Game information will be announced soon.
2019 USASA Mengel Cup Qualifying Tourney is set to kick off this this Saturday at East Boston Stadium.
Brockton FC United will host the three-time US Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms this Sunday at Everrett Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30pm.
Last night, the Bay State Soccer League hosted it's 2019 Ucal McKenzie Cup Final at Almont Park featuring the reigning 2018 Cup Champions, Kendall Wanderers, vs rival GPS Omens.
The Ucal McKenzie Cup is an annual tradition in the Bay State Soccer League. The opening rounds of this single game elimination tournament start in the spring with its Division 2 and Division 3 teams facing off against one another. Then, enter the Division 1 powerhouses. You win, you advance.
2019 Semifinals Results:
With both Kendall Wanderers and GPS Omens advancing, the stage was set for a rematch of the 2018 Cup finals. This match was predicted to contain all the drama and excitement of any high level competition and it did not disappoint fans.