CPR Blacks, facing relegation, locked in enough points to ensure they are safe in Metro 1 standings.
A delayed kick-off as a result of Dynamo SC squad’s inability to follow GPS direction to Randalls Island did not stop CPR Blacks determination for a victory.
Goals by multiple CPR players contributed to the score line, with Dynamo SC scoring a late consolation to at least not be shut out.
With CPR Blacks 13/14 campaign now done, summer has officially begun.
CPR Blacks’ first victory of the Spring season couldn’t come soon enough. In a battle of the two bottom clubs in Metro 1 West division, Gotham Argo versus CPR Blacks lined up to be a very important match in the relegation battle.
Early goals by Brandon Levy and Chris Valentine gave CPR Blacks a nice, but not totally secure, cushion for the 1st half ending 2-0.
Even though both Gotham Argo and CPR Blacks had zero substitutes available, play remained at same pace for 2nd half. Gotham Argo managed to get on the sheets and bring the score line to 2-1 in favor of CPR Blacks. Not soon after Gotham’s initial goal, Brandon Levy notches his second goal of the match with a clever chip over Gotham Argo’s GK’s head.
With only a few minutes left, Gotham Argo managed to put a crossed header by CPR Blacks’ GK Ben Zwicker. Time eventually ran out and CPR held on to their much deserved lead to win 3-2.
Man of the match goes to Lance Brune, and Brune’s tireless effort and control of possession throughout the midfield.
Next up for CPR Blacks is Lansdowne Bhoys Metro after Easter Break weekend.
CPR Reds defeated a 10 man CPR Blacks 5-0 on 23-March in Metro 1 derby action.
CPR Blacks wish their intra-club counterparts the best of luck in remaining season.
Next up for CPR Blacks, a re-match vs Gotham Argo. Gotham Argo and CPR Blacks are currently fighting for right to remain in Metro 1.
Last two matches of season vs Mr Dennehys & Bravehearts ended 5-1 and 2-2 respectively.
Blacks went winless in first 8 painful matches and found a way to come together for a push out of last place in Metro 1 West division.
Highlight of season is definitely seeing Adil El Mouji labeled as “The Biggest D*ck in this League”, followed by scoring an impressive goal and yelling “How’s my d*ck taste” to the opponent.
Winter break has begun for CPR Blacks, and look forward to Spring leg of the season to continue momentum.
CPR Blacks being winless in Metro 1 thus far were very determined to make an impact on State Cup tournament. The match against Nysiros was at Con Edison field, recently renovated pitch that used be the worst condition imaginable.
CPR Blacks were in control the entire match, goals provided by Aaron Smith, Brandon Levy, Adil El-Mouji, Lance Brune, and Caleb Seeley.
CPR will play the winner of NY Ittihad vs Mr Dennehys match in 2nd round.
In a match where the GK for CPR Blacks was an injured midfielder, Chris Valentine, the odds for CPR Blacks to pull off a win were slim-to-none.
Queens United found the net three times early in 1st half and where able to maintain that lead throughout the match.
3-1 score line at the half and dominant possession gave CPR Blacks much optimism going into 2nd half.
A once in a lifetime occurrence of which Chuck Calcagni scored in the 2nd half, wasn’t enough for CPR Blacks to obtain their first point of the 2013-2014 campaign.
CPR Blacks return against old foe FC Gwardia PLNY on Sunday in Williamburg at 4pm, be sure to bring your Polish Rosetta Stone books.
CPR Blacks were forced to use their starting midfielder as GK due to card issues and a strict referee.
Early goal in the run of play by Gotham Argo put CPR down early 1-0.
A perfectly placed free kick from top of the box by Adil Elmouji equalized the match, first of the season for Elmouji.
Halftime remained 1-1 with equal play by both squads.
A solid game overall by filled in GK Chris Valentine, wasn’t able to keep a clean sheet in the 2nd half. A late goal in the run of play by Gotham Argo ended CPR Black’s hopes of securing their first points of the 2013-2014 season.
CPR Blacks continue their hunt for points against Landsowne Boys on Sunday, kick off tba.
CPR Blacks failed to capitalize on having more substitutes then opponent Missile FC in losing 3-1.
All tied at 0-0 at the half, CPR Blacks felt they had the advantage in overall play and had much confidence going into 2nd half.
Late goal by Ahmad El-Naggar wasn’t enough to spark a comeback.
CPR Blacks retun to action on Sunday 22-Sept vs Gotham Argo.
An evenly matched game in terms of possession & pace, in which only 20 minutes left the score was 3-2 in favor of CPR Blacks, ended 5-3 to Sporting Astoria.
Two shots from the penalty spot in the 2nd half, first was saved by replacement GK Ben Zwicker and second was scored by Sporting, were called for Sporting for foul play in the box.
Goals by newcomer Lance Brune, and returning Brandon Levy/Mike Sevchek, weren’t enough to lock the short-lived lead by CPR Blacks.
CPR Blacks look to get their first points of the season on Sunday 6pm vs Missile FC.
On a side note, congratulations to US Mens National team qualifying for WC2014!
Brandon Levy & Baha’a Ahmed added to their season tally to lead CPR Blacks over Bravehearts 2-1.
CPR Blacks end Fall league of season 7-1-2 and sit in 2nd place behind Grenadier Zenith.
CPR Blacks return to action Spring 2013 to continue their season.