One week after their first loss of the season, CPR Reds got back on track with a signature win 5-1 vs. the NY Ukranians who had finished 3rd place in last year’s Division 2 table. Perhaps it was the fact that the Reds got their captain and undisputed team leader back in Blake Berg or perhaps it was the fact that Quentin Albrecht wanted to have his coming out party, in any case, it was a strong win and a big statement to the league to watch out for the boys in Red. Albrecht led the way, lighting up the Ukranians for 4 goals with his partner in crime Timur Mone keying in the 5th goal.
The Reds had strong games from Berg who set up 2 of the goals with his strong right boot cross field balls before being forced out of the game following a slide tackle collision. Lance Brune once again was a rock in the central midfield and filled in on defense for Berg; Mark Haroussea was a force to be reckoned with out on the wing keeping the ball moving and creating several opportunities; Chris Valentine also filled in on defense in a week when the squad was missing a few players and held his own well. In the back, Snell held down the goal and as usual Eddie Walter was on a mission to keep the box clear. Shoutout to newcomer Duane Pelz who got his first cap with the firsts and the starting nod at center back.
The Reds face Beyond FC in their next match.