Archive for: November, 2017

Schedule for Sunday Dec 3rd

Nov 28 2017 Published by under Club

CPR Women’s White are off

CPR Men’s White Reserves vs Doxa, 12pm McCarran Park

CPR Men’s White vs Doxa, 2pm McCarran Park

CPR Men’s Red Reserves vs NY Greek American Reserve (CSL) 2pm Randalls #90 (D’Arpino Cup)

CPR Men’s Red are off

CPR Grays @ Port Jefferson (LISFL) TBD/TBD (Marth Cup)

CPR Old Boys, CPR Orange and CPR Legends are off

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Strong Legends squad can’t overcome Manhattan Kickers and strong wind to lose 2-1

Nov 21 2017 Published by under Legends

Roster juggling is an annoying weekly past time, but this week the flipside of begging for players came into view.  Recruiting a couple of Old Boyz combined with a couple of unexpected players resulted in 17 available, the most players the Legends have had for a game in quite a while.  Winning the toss and taking the wind in their favour they put the Kickers immediately on their heels but despite gaining good possession in the final third they were unable to put together any significant attacks on goal.  After the initial onslaught the Kickers started to show why they were the class of the opposite division with a couple of dangerous strikers putting the Legends on their heels.  CPR persevered with their 4-2-3-1, but the formation only worked intermittently as some of the attacking midfielders drifted far too deep.  The defensive midfielders provided good cover but despite having enough numbers back the opposition striker was given far too much room at the top of the box to stroke the ball well into the side netting.  Kickers confidence visibly rose and they had a few more opportunities while the Legends struggled to maintain any type of possession.  Their equalizer came out of the blew, Bradley leaving the confines of his position to charge across the middle as a huge blunder at the back between a defender and goalkeeper allowed Bradley to sneak in and finish the ball into an empty net.

Half time came and the complexion of the game completely changed.  Apparently the Kickers summoned the wind as a substitute because it picked up markedly. Most of the second half was played in the final third of the Legends as they were unable to clear the ball.  The few times they were able to clear the ball up, the strikers were unable to get to the ball or make it stick and back it came.  Indeed, the surprise of the Kickers goal was why it took so long, a deep corner resulting in a straightforward header.  The Legends defence still manfully fought a rearguard action to keep them in the game, and at the tail end they indeed had a few chances.  Harrison was taken down in what looked a clear penalty that was shrugged off by the referee, and Subah had sobered up enough to brush through various attackers before inexplicably not taking a great chance at a shot inside the area.

In the end the Legends acquitted themselves well against a very good team, but a draw would have been nice.

Competition: Manhattan Kickers, League Opposition

Location: Randall’s Island #90, Randall’s Island

Conditions: Very windy Fall afternoon

Fans: 0

Result: 1:2 HT: 1-1

Goals: 1-1: Bradley

Yellow Cards: Harrison putting a boot in to the whiny curly headed defender earned him a booking.

Red Cards: None

Mike D’s aka No Shows: Once again, Santiago no showed with an accidental comment on the evite simply not good enough.

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: Ironically for a game where the Legends had plenty of players, two more unexpectedly showed up to bolster the lineup while also providing a substitution tightrope.  Rosenbloom and Steve Roberts.

”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: Hopefully Belizan’s groin improves over the next 3 weeks.

Old Man of the Match: Several good performances but several outstanding saves by Miller kept the Legends with a chance the entire game. Surprisingly its only his first OMoM, but with performances like this there are many more sure to follow.  Honorable mention goes to Bradley, his trademark energy resulting in his debut goal for the club.

Old Man of the Bar: N/A

El Presidente (Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): None.

Statistic of the week:  Bradley with his debut goal and Miller with his first OMoM.

Team Bar Showing: 4 out of 17 (24%)

Team Bar Night: 2.5 out of 5. A couple of the Old Boys who were joining ended up fading away.  The 4 Legends who did show up stuck around for a decent amount of time, but nothing major.

Team (No new profiles this week): Mitch Miller (GK), Mark Resnik (DF), Luciano Belizan (DF), Willian D’Andrea, Steven Teesdale (DF), Steve Roberts (DF), Oli Roberts (DF), Mark Edmunds (DF), Bevan Rosenbloom, Simon Harrison (DF), Charles Bradley, Neil Stower, Manohar Venkataraman, Ernest Subah, Simon Mckeown, Franco Denari, Mark Dean (DF)

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Results from Sunday 11/19

Nov 20 2017 Published by under Club

CPR Women’s White beat Rovers 1-0.  Goal: Klara Jenkins.

CPR Men’s White Reserves fell 2-3 to NY Greek Americans. Goals: Faissal Sanfo & Chris Gardner

CPR Men’s White were shutout 0-6 by NY Greek Americans

CPR Men’s Red Reserves beat Bronx Supreme 7-1.  Goals: Mike Cuzzi (2), Ahmed Mahbouli (2), Trip Burke, Felipe Copete and David Gaultier

CPR Men’s Red beat Bronx Supreme,  6-3 Goals: Blake Berg, Andrew Fisher, Donal O’Cofaigh (2), Mike Lindley, and Christian Nieto

O30s DERBY: CPR Old Boys beat CPR Grays 4-1.  Goals: Old Boys – Brandon Levy (2) Seb Sobczak (2) Grays – ?

CPR Orange forfeited to Hoboken FC 1912 Over-30

CPR Legends lost 1-2 to Manhattan Kickers Legends. Goal: Charles Bradley

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Schedule for Sunday 11/19

Nov 14 2017 Published by under Club

CPR Women’s White @ Rovers, 1pm Parade Ground

CPR Men’s White Reserves vs. NY Greek Americans, 6pm Icahn Stadium

CPR Men’s White vs. NY Greek Americans, 8pm Icahn Stadium

CPR Men’s Red Reserves vs. Bronx Supreme, 4pm Bushwick Inlet

CPR Men’s Red vs. Bronx Supreme, 4pm Bushwick Inlet

DERBY TIME: CPR Grays vs. CPR Old Boys, 8:30am Randalls #73

CPR Orange @ Hoboken FC 1912 Over-30, 9am Sinatra Park

CPR Legends vs. Manhattan Kickers Legends, 12noon Randalls #90

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State Cup Results Nov 12th

Nov 13 2017 Published by under Club

Sunday Nov 12th:

CPR Women’s White advance via NYC United B 2nd team forfeit

CPR Men’s White beat Manhattan Kickers 1st team (CSL) 2-1 (Manning Cup)  Goals: Jake Joseph and Akeem Brooks

CPR Men’s Red Reserves beat Polonia Gwardia Reserve (CSL) 3-1 (D’Arpino Cup)  Goals: Trip Burke, Dan Flanary and Robin Neri

CPR Men’s Red beat Floral Park (LISFL) 6-0 (Flamhaft Cup)  Goals:  Mike Lindley, Timur Mone, Blake Berg, Stephan, Declan Heffernan, and Dustin Cherry

CPR Grays beat Megas Alexandros (CSL) 3-1 (Marth Cup)  Goals: Godfred Hanson. Bencion Barrios and Marko Guzijan (Happy Birthday!)

CPR Men’s White Reserves, Orange, Old Boys and Legends were off


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State Cup Sunday Nov 12th

Nov 08 2017 Published by under Club

Sunday Nov 12th:

CPR Women’s White vs NYC United B 2nd team, 10am Randalls #82

CPR Men’s White Reserves are off

CPR Men’s White vs. Manhattan Kickers 1st team (CSL), 8pm Icahn Stadium Field 10 (Manning Cup)

CPR Men’s Red Reserves @ Polonia Gwardia Reserve (CSL), 8am McCarren Park (D’Arpino Cup)

CPR Men’s Red vs. Floral Park (LISFL), 2pm McCarren Park (Flamhaft Cup)

CPR Orange are off

CPR Old Boys are off

CPR Grays vs. Megas Alexandros (CSL), 12pm Van Buren HS (Marth Cup)

CPR Legends are off

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Results from Sunday 11/5

Nov 06 2017 Published by under Club

Congrats to our CPR Marathoners (and hopefully you can get back to playing real soon): Matt Hatcher and Lalo Hernandez!!

If we had more runners, please add in the comments or email Drew for the updates

As for normal soccer results:

Sunday Nov 5th:

CPR Women’s White beat NYC United 8-0.  Goals: Jess Tsao (3), Cat Verri (2), Al McNally (2) and Laura Ambron

CPR Men’s White Reserves beat Manhattan Kickers 4-0.  Goals: Alex Subin (2), Tim Micheils and Faissal Sanfo

CPR Men’s White beat Manhattan Kickers 2-0.  Goals: Gabriel de Foresta and Ruben Areiza

CPR Men’s Red Reserves drew 2-2 with FC Spring Valley.  Goals:

CPR Men’s Red beat FC Spring Valley.  Goals courtesy of Mike Lindley, yes all 4!

CPR Orange lost 1-6 Manhattan Celtic Legends. (OG)

CPR Old Boys fell 2-4 to NY Pancyprian Freedoms Over-30.  Goals:

CPR Grays lost 2-7 @ Manhattan Kickers PREMIER.  Goals: Stephen McNally and Mike Swavola

CPR Legends beat Banatul 5-0.  Goals:  Willian D’Andrea. Simon Harrison and Tom Pattinson.  Match Report Link


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Legends easily overcome Banatul and Referee 5-0

Nov 06 2017 Published by under Legends

The week started in a fortunate manner as Harrison pointed out a timing discrepancy that would have resulted in a disastrous forfeit as the Evite showed a start time of noon, while the league correctly showed kickoff as 11.  Fortunately the Friday update did not hurt the Legends as much as the Old Boyz who know could now only utilize Miller in goal for a half.  With a strong side the Legends could be fairly confident against Banatul, although they had lost to them for the first time in the disastrous 2017 spring.   One look at the Banatul team relaxed the Legends as they only had 8 to start, most of them looking like the usual suspects.  What was more a cause for concern was the referee, who although seemingly bright and perky put in one of the worst performances ever seen by the Legends.  Manager Venkataraman tried to tactfully bring up the issue of physical play which the referee blithely brushed off as the reason she was there.

Once the game started a couple of things were clear.  The first was that this Banatul team was very much in the mold of the ones the Legends traditionally spanked.  The second was that the referee’s philosophy was that unless someone was bleeding, play would go on.  Here the Legends were fortunate to have the hulking presence of Harrison to provide much needed brawn in the center, especially as they were experimenting with a 4-2-3-1 to try and inject more attackers in the final third. Despite the expected trepidation given the team’s questionable football IQ the results were fairly positive.  There were naturally occasions where the front 3 didn’t realize they should be staying in Banatul’s half leading to a ridiculous occurrence were all 11 Legends were back in the area for a free kick. Sometimes the lack of width as players chased the ball was also an issue, but for the most part the result was as planned for as more CPR bodies attacked.  The early goal in fact was caused by the formation as an overload between Casanova and Hahn resulted in a lovely deep cross that Pattinson converted, making a difficult shot appear deceptively easy.  With constant pressure the Legends soon created another opportunity as a foul in the box was finally called.  Despite normally being cold as ice, D’Andrea second guessed himself and the Banatul goalie made a nice save, pushing the ball wide for a goalie.  D’Andrea made up for the uncharacteristic mistake by bundling home a second soon after.

Although Banatul now had substitutes, it still looked like the Legends had extra men on the field.  The half time appearance of Stower and Subah were indeed reinforcements that the Legends didn’t need, despite Pattinson’s on again off again calf injury and groin strain.  The second half was one nonstop assault on the Banatul goal, with the goalie putting in a man of the match performance for them.  Despite his heroics there was no way to contain the flood as D’Andrea scored with a remarkable dribbling performance that had the sideline laughing at the audacity of his twinkle toes.  Soon after Bradley was rewarded with his ferocious defensive hounding by stealing the ball and laying it on a platter for D’Andrea to complete his hattrick. Wanting to get in on the action, Harrison decided to stroll through Banatul from the half way line to score.  At this point the referee decided that 35 minutes was enough and called the game, a self invented mercy rule despite the fact that Frazier had been unfairly sent off resulting in Banatul having an extra man.  The Legends are now 4th based purely on goal difference, something they could have easily remedied in the remaining 10 minutes had the rule of law  been applied instead of her own interpretation.

It was nice for the Legends to have a laugher, and they look forward to playing this Banatul team again.  Hopefully it will be a long long time before seeing this referee again.

Competition: Banatul, League Opposition

Location: Randall’s Island #91,Randall’s Island

Conditions: Pleasant Fall morning

Fans: 4 (Clarita, Caroline, Mr. Frazier, Manohar managing)

Result: 5:0 HT: 2-0

Goals: 1-0: Pattinson Assist Hahn

2-0: D’Andrea

3-0: D’Andrea

4-0: D’Andrea Assist Bradley

5-0: Harrison

Yellow Cards: The irony of Frazier finally getting sent off when he least deserved it.  The petty vendetta that the referee decided to have against Frazier based on some initial chat was as embarrassing as it was obvious.  After booking him for simulation after an obvious foul that should have been a penalty, Frazier showed remarkable restraint as Banatul realized they could do anything to him and not get called. The final booking and sending off occurred when a Banatul player slapped Frazier, who instead of retaliating called attention to the fact only to be penalized for it.  One of the most embarrassing refereeing displays ever seen by the Legends, and given the understand mediocrity of Over 38’s play/officiating that is a remarkable statement.

Red Cards: Frazier’s inevitable sending off was the least deserved of his performances.  As an example of this referee’s atrociousness, the Legends have had 8 players sent off in 1409 total games.  This referee has sent off 2 players in 2 games.  Ball don’t lie.

Mike D’s aka No Shows: Fortunately none.

Conboy’s aka Reverse Mike D’s: Ernest Subah did show up along with Stower, but given the salivating of the subs to get on the score sheet there was no chance of him making an appearance. Besides, throwing Subah on against the ancient Banatul back line would have constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

”Mr. Glass” Fragility/Old Man Injury Award: Venkataraman showed up to manage despite 9 stitches in his hand and bruised ribs caused by some punk’s criminal assault while on a Citibike.  Meanwhile Pattinson took himself on and on depending whether his groin or calf were bothering him.

Old Man of the Match: A surprisingly difficult decision given that when a player scores a hattrick the award is almost inevitable.  However Harrison’s introduction of much needed steel in the defensive midfield helped lock down Banatul’s attack, and he culminated an assured performance with an almost casually arrogant stroll through the defence and calm finish.  However in the end, despite the missed penalty it was D’andrea who took the award again, as much for his second goal’s Ricky Villa stroll through several Banatul defenders and goalie before a cheeky finish into the side netting.

Old Man of the Bar: N/A

El Presidente (Old Men who don’t make it to game but come to the bar): None, although Manohar Venkataraman almost qualifies with going to the game with no intention to play but making it to the bar as well.

Statistic of the week:  D’Andrea pushes the all-time and season goal lead further with his hat-trick, while Frazier now remarkably has more bookings than games played.

Team Bar Showing: 2 out of 15 (13%)

Team Bar Night: 1.5 out of 5. Disappointingly few people made it to the bar, with the marathon partly to blame.  Just Frazier and Resnik, with Venkataraman supporting.

Team (No new profiles this week): Mitch Miller (GK), Mark Resnik (DF), Luciano Belizan (DF), Tim Frazier, Willian D’Andrea, Steven Teesdale (DF), Steve Roberts (DF), Tom Pattinson, John Hodges, Bevan Rosenbloom, Simon Harrison (DF), Charles Bradley, Pete Hahn (DF), Neil Stower, Manuel Casanova

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Schedule for Sunday 11/5

Nov 01 2017 Published by under Club

Sunday Nov 5th:

CPR Women’s White @ NYC United, 2pm Verrazano Complex

CPR Men’s White Reserves vs Manhattan Kickers, 2pm Randalls #75

CPR Men’s White vs Manhattan Kickers, 4pm Randalls #75

CPR Men’s Red Reserves @ FC Spring Valley, 2pm Pomona Middle School

CPR Men’s Red @ FC Spring Valley, 4pm Pomona Middle School

CPR Orange # Manhattan Celtic Legends, 7:30pm Pier 40 Courtyard East

CPR Old Boys @ NY Pancyprian Freedoms Over-30, 10am Randalls #75

CPR Grays @ Manhattan Kickers PREMIER, 11am East River Park Field 2 Grand Street

CPR Legends @ Banatul, 11am Randalls #91 (Field Map)

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