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With only 2 regular season games in, Yemen Elite is at .500 with a loss at Rush FC and a win at Polonia. The Rangers only playing one game so far beat Polonia with the same amount of goals as Yemen Elite. Last year’s match ended in an Elite victory 3-1 in West Seneca. Ranger claimed to have bolstered their roster and looking to do some damage at the “CAGE”. Yemen Elite is not backing down and are more than willing to answer the challenge. Some members of the Elite traveled to Coldwater Michigan Friday night and tore through 7 other teams to win the 2013 Unity Cup on Saturday. Driving back last night was their kipper Taha Omar who made sure they had a good night sleep while he drove the bus back. Will this effect their performance on the field or will they continue on with their adrenaline rush to stomp the Rangers into submission. Gil will be returning the line up after missing the Tehel Cup game as the hapless Monarch were no match to Elite’s front line (8-1). Mateo had an all-star game scoring a hat trick and 2 assist and goalie Semir Kardic scored a PK after Waheeb was tripped in the box. Hats off to Waheeb for his sportsmanship act.
Today’s weather should be a salubrious 76 degrees compared to the first couple of weeks of the season. Kick off is at 6PM today May 19th @ Lackawanna Yemen Soccer Field . Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game.
Yemen Elite will face Hamburg Monarchs at our beloved home field. This game will feature a more cohesive Yemen team after a convincing win in Polonia (4-1). These troops showed heart battling in one of the worst weather conditions in BDSL history. The weather went from sunny and windy to torrential monsoonish hail storm that pierced the players like sharp daggers, the second half looked to be more goals for Elite, but unfortunately the ref called the game with 20 mins left. Coach Faress second game adjustments proved to be the right move, by going back to the 3-1-3-1-2 formation and promoting Guilford Sai to Center Defender. Yemen Elite has not faced Hamburg Monarchs who hail from the 1st division, but initial reports show that they had a bye the first week of the season and lost to the Amherst Raptors in a close game 2-1. Hamburg will be very hungry for a win to boost their morale and get a footing on their season. This will be Yemen Elite’s first home game of the season and will want to show the home crowd they are up for the challenge and continue on through the second round of the Tehel Cup.
What is the Tehel Cup? It is a knockout cup outside of divisional play. All teams in the league are thrown into a hat and drawn randomly to play each other. Each team is placed in a bracket like College basketball and each winning team from the 4 divisional brackets advance onward, losers are knocked out and end their Tehel Cup dreams. Within the Tehel Cup any team from any division can face each other. In today’s game it is Yemen Elite (Championship team) vs Hamburg Monarchs (1st division team), and next week Tehel Cup will showcase the undefeated Yemen United (1st division team) vs Clarence (Premier team). Ranking of divisions goes from Premier, Championship, 1st Division, 2nd Division, 3rd Division. But only the top 3 divisions a combination of 35 teams face off to earn the coveted Tehel Cup Trophy.
Kick off is at 630PM today May 16th @ Lackawanna Yemen Soccer Field . Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game.
Yemen Elite vs Polonia – 4PM Game Start – Sahlens Sports Park – 7070 Seneca St. Elma NY.
Yemen Elite will face Polonia in Sahlen’s Park Soccer field located in Elma. This will be a game of 2 veteran teams who have been in the league for a long time. Yemen Elite with a mix of young bloods and experienced troops should give Polonia, a rival team, a great game. Yemen Elite coming off a disappointing loss verse Rush FC will have to show composure and skill against a hungry Polonia team which lost to Lakeshore Select (formerly West Seneca Striker) 4-0
Kick off is at 4PM @ Sahlen’s Sportspark 1 . Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game.