June 5, 2012
Man-down Brooklyn Italians prevail
Moriken Sangary scored in the 73rd minute as the shorthanded Brooklyn Italians defeated the Rhode Island Reds, 2-1, on Saturday night.
Sangary controlled a ball played behind the defense by Christian Camacho, then dribbled around goalkeeper Byron Register to put away the game-winner.
“I was playing very high next to the last defender lurking around," Sangary said. "Camacho played a great ball, I took off and dribbled around the goalkeeper and I just knocked it home.”
Cristian Turizo scored in the 62nd minute, on a very clever goal, to draw the Italians (5-2) even.
Brooklyn went down to 10 men in the 83rd minute, after Arthur Kulkov was shown his second yellow card of the match. Referee Igor Gvozdik brought out the card after Kulkov was called for a trip from behind. Kulkov earned his first yellow card in the 10th minute, for his hard tackle on Rhode Island captain Joaquim De Pina.
Andreas Wilder scored for Rhode Island (1-1-3) in the 26th minute, a quality goal that gave goalkeeper Antonio Salluzzi (four saves) no chance.
Player of the week
Junior Lone Star FC forward Moses Jackson has been selected as the National Premier Soccer League Player of the Week for the week ending June 3.
Jackson scored two goals and assisted on a third to help Lone Star to their first win of the season, 4-1 over Buxmont Torch on Sunday. Jackson staked Junior Lone Star FC to a quick 2-0 lead with goals in the eighth and tenth minutes, the dribbled his way through two defenders before sending a pass across goal to set up an easy tap-in for Fornatee Brapoh to make the score 3-0.
Making Motor City RunKyle Bethel scored two goals to lead Detroit City FC to a 4-0 win over Binghamton. Bethel opened the scoring in the 18th minute, making a breakaway into the penalty area on a pass from Keith Lough. DCFC made it 2-0 on Bethel's second goal, which came 12 minutes later, this time when he connected off a throw in.
Knox Cameron made it 4-0 in the 57th minute and Cyrus Saydee put in a cross from David Dwaihy to close out the scoring in the 77th minute.
Striking for GoldMiguel Aguilar scored two goals to help the Sacramento Gold to a 5-3 win over the Fullerton Rangers on the road Saturday.
The Gold’s Manolo Pina opened the scoring, finding the back of the net in the second minute. Fullerton’s Christian Alvarado scored the equalizer in the fifth, and then Aguilar gave the Gold the lead back in the ninth minute. The Rangers’ Leobardo Alvarez tied the game in the 16th minute, but Aguilar came back for the Gold and scored another goal in the 20th minute. Eliot Chambers added to the Gold’s lead in the 25th minute. The Rangers came back in the second half when Eders Roldan scored in the 52nd minute, but the Gold’s Nicolas Brioso capped off the win with a 90th-minute strike.
Highlight ReelSD Flash forward Justin Picou registered a first-half hat trick in Saturday’s 9-1 win over the San Francisco Stompers, giving him five goals over his last two games…After turning in a solid performance at right back for 80 minutes, AFC Cleveland’s Christian Earnest moved up front and scored the equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw with the Erie Admirals on Sunday…Luke Hugget led the Morris County Colonials with 2 goals in his debut in a 7-0 road victory over the Pocono Snow on Saturday. The JUCO All- American set to play for the College of Charleston in the fall scored a brace with two clinical close range finishes and was a constant menace to the Snow defense.
Cinderella PartnershipCal FC, the U.S. Open Cup's Cinderella club from Thousand Oaks, California has announced a new partnership with its Southern California counterparts the San Diego Flash Soccer Club.
Cal FC becomes an affiliated club of SDSP Soccer Marketing, Inc. This will help secure the financial future of Cal FC on the back of the significant costs incurred with their successful U.S. Open Cup run. SDSP will also help with strategic marketing and PR support to help Cal FC grow now and into the future.