Tehel Cup, some around league hold this competition in high prestige compared to the divisional championship. This is because teams will face each other no matter what division they are in, so a 1st division team can face a Premier team and possibly have a chance to win. Today’s game will pit 2 teams that have not faced each other in over 5 years. So to say one team has an edge over the other or any type of rivalry is mute. What we could see from these 2 teams is a battle to see who will take the upper edge in the division when the dust settles today. Yemen is a determined team this year revamping thier line-up and no longer seeing veterans on the team like Nabeal (Billy) Saif the defensive beast or the likes of Ab (the Duel) Zaid with his physical tenacity that would rival any midfielder.. No. This Yemen team is built on speed and skill with new comer Mateo Escobar commanding the helm. We do not know much about NS Alliance other than they started the season against the strongest team in the Championship division and losing on thier home field 5 nil then bouncing back against a young Amherst Raptors 4-1 at ECC North, but conceding to West Seneca Strikers in West Seneca 3-0. What team will show up in Orchard Park, we will just have to see.
Yemen will have to keep focused and strike early to take this game. Yemen will have to deal with a couple of player no-shows due to work since this is a weekday game. Injury report shows all players are healthy and should be there minus the no-shows. As the game of Mortal Kombat say “ROUND 1…..FIGHT!!!”.
Kick off is at 6PM @ Orchard Park Soccer Complex 1 . Come show your support, bring your friends and family along for what should be a great game. (5/24/2012)