Despite battling several last minute illnesses and only one sub who is still nursing a massive groin injury, the White Reserves showed up to Randall’s Island to defeat the reigning league champions, Manhattan Celtic, 2-0. Due to the lack of true wingers, Coach Eli decided to approach the start of the match with a different strategy which showcased the offensive threat consisting of CPR’s very own Trifecta. Led by Carlos who danced circles around the Celtic midfield/defense, the Trifecta wreaked havoc all night with Alberto finishing two great chances and also had another called back for an awful offside shout. Dino also had his way with the Celtic defense as we finally saw a long awaited Trifecta start to click. (More to come…..stay tuned)
Manhattan Celtic made a few changes to their attack to begin the second half, but the Whites defense handled the changes with no problem. The team showed great old school heart, character, and perseverance; the type that led them to win the league cup and state cup a few years back.
Team: Jon, Adam, Greg, Devin, Andy, Brent, Archie, Tomer, Carlos, Dan C, Alberto