SEMI-FINALIST IN IASL TOURNAMENT
KASTORIA by the score of 3-0, NY Salamina tied Insernia 1-1
in regulation time in the semi-final and the game went into
a shoot-out. Not a penalty kick shoot-out but a (hockey style)
In any case Rony Goncalves lifted Salamina in the early stages
of the game, as the Reds led the semi-final 1-0 with only two
minutes left in the game.
In a season of second and third place finishes in these type
of Indoor Tournaments, was not lucky this time either at the
PaerdegatSports Complex last Sunday. Insernia tied the game
with 2:32 left and sent it to a controversial shoot-out. Nikola
Dokic scored in the shoot out but the GOAL was disallowed by
the referee because as he claimed it took longer than five seconds
to execute the play. Was this rule explained to us before? NOT!
The Irony was that Nikola Dokic didn't take more than five seconds
to execute the play.
"We made it difficult for ourselves to reach this Indoor
Final" commented Andrew Parperides after the game.
After we were leading 1-0 we had at least five clear opportunities
to ice the game at 2-0. The best one was when Nikola Dokic opted
to pass wide to an open Peter Antoniades who missed a great
opportunity from real close as he shot the ball over the net
with about three minutes left in the game.
The goals in the Quarter Final versus Kastoria were scored by
Rony Goncalves, Nikola Dokic and Tomas Ojanguren.
SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER AS THEY CLINCH FIRST PLACE IN GROUP A
The Reds played
two games against LOCALE last Sunday at Roosevelt Island. In
the first game, Marco Santana was injured with a deep bruise
right below his left knee after a collision. The Reds opened
a 2-0 early in the game from goals from Adam Pullinen and Juan
Rodriguez. The Reds continued to pour it on winning the first
game 10-2 with Stavros Tsividakis and Tomas Ojanguren adding
two goals each.
In the second game the Reds could not score even though they
hit the post four different times. Locale prevailed 2-0. Marco
Santana had to sit out for the second game with the knee injury
which hopefully it's not too serious. Tomas Ojanguren hit the
post twice, the first time on an open net shot.
"It was our first loss in this Arena in three years"
commented Manager Andrew Parperides. "It was not a costly
loss because we are already locked in into First Place in our
Division and have a BYE in the First Round of the Playoffs."
Salamina's record in the competition is 11-1 with 33 points.
River Flushing is in second place with 26 points with one game
to go before the start of the playoffs.
Salamina finishes the Regular Season next Saturday night at
Roosevelt Island in the Alianza. The playoffs start on Saturday
March 3rd in the competition.
In other news, the I.A.S.L Indoor Tournament after a three week
break resumes next Sunday February 25th at the Paerdegat Athletic
Complex in Brooklyn. Salamina is indefeated thus far with 4
wins and no losses in the competition. Kick-off for next Sunday
is at 2 P.M.
ISLAS MALVINADAS 4-0 AT ROSSEVELT
New York Salamina
won their 10th straight game at Roosevelt Island last Saturday
night. The opponent was Islas Malvinadas, a team that received
five yellow cards during the game and eventually a red card
for a blatant elbow that was somewhat bloody. Adam Pullinen
was the recepient of the elbow that resulted in a bloody lip
but it wasn't too serious as the Salamina midfielder came out
of the game for three minutes, iced his mouth and reentered
The Reds scored four answered goals against a team that possessed
soccer skills but halfway through the game, Islas Malvinadas
turned the game into a punching match. Salamina kept their composure
and with new goalie Adrian Benitez, maintained the shut out
and remained in First Place of the League Alianza standings.
Adam Pullinen finished with two goals while Enrique Caceres
and Marco Santana added a goal each. The Reds are scheduled
to play a doubleheader this Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Island
The time of the games will be announced by the middle of the
In other news, the Reds made their presence felt last Sunday
at the NYC Indoor Classic at Pratt Institute.
In the Tournament that was organized by the Brooklyn Italians
Soccer Club, the Reds had a good run by winning two games, tying
two and losing only one.
In detail, the Reds defeated FC Bulgaria by the score 4-2, tied
Barnstonworth Rovers 2-2, tied Brooklyn Italians U-19 2-2, defeated
New York Athletic Club by the score 4-3 and lost to Brooklyn
Italians Premier by 4-2. Marco Santana and Rony Goncalves had
3 goals a piece while Adam Pullinen and Stavros Tsividakis
added 2 goals each. Nikola Dokic did not participate due to
"We stood tall among the City's best on Sunday" commented
manager Andrew Parperides. "Only 4 teams went through to
the semi-finals and by us losing only one game in the qualifiers
should have been good enough for us to qualify. The two ties
hurt us because in both games we were leading by 2-1 scores
and shoul have held on. But in any case we are very content
to show that NY Salamina can play with the best of them."
Guyana Juniors defeated Greek American Atlas by the score of
2-1 to take the first Place Trophy.
SWEEPS INDOOR TRIPLEHEADER AT ROOSEVELT ISLAND
The Reds with
plenty of new young talent had their regularly scheduled game
to play plus two make-up games last Saturday night at Rooseveltr
The Reds defeated Alma Fuerte with the score of 4-1 playing
shorthanded 5 v 6 practically the entire second half . Marco
Santana received a second yellow for tight marking giving the
Reds a disantavantage in the number of men on the floor. Roberto
Esquivel and Juan Rodriguez along with Carlos Salinas and Robero
Oporte put on an exhibition of Indoor Soccer and lifted the
Reds in all three games.
Vadim Slatchev was superb in goal for Salamina as the Reds climbed
very high in the standings of the Indoor Alianza League.
The Reds defeated L.J.C in the second game by the score of 4-0
and ousted Woodside United in the third by the score of 5-2
although they were down at halftime by 1-2.
Juan Rodriguez netted 4 goals for the Reds, Roberto Esquivel
had three goals, Roberto Oporte had three as well while Marco
Santana, Carlos Salinas, and Enrique Caceres had one each.
"There's plenty of young talent on this team" commented
Andrew Parperides after the game. The competition will get better
down the stretch but we feel very confident in this Tournament."
The Salamina players will train on Monday night, January 8th
Indoors at Long Island City High School at 8:30 P.M.
IN OVERTIME 1-0
|The game was played in the bitter
cold with a gusting wind. The temperature was 20F degrees with
a wind chill factor of -4F. New York Salamina came determined
to play against old Hellenic rival Greek American Atlas.
The blistering cold kept plenty of fans away as this game was
a make up from November 16th. The Reds had tremendous opportunities
in the first half when the chances came and went with three one
on one situations. On the 3' Nikola Dokic feeds Peter Antoniades
to the right side. The English Cypriot takes a crafty shot and
the ball miraculasly for Greek Altas shaves the far post wide.
On the 22' Rony Goncalves slants in from the left side takes a
shot and he misses by inches on the far post wide. On the 31'
a clever pass finds Tomas Ojanguren one on one with Atlas' goalie
Mike Mellis. Tomas lifts the ball over the horizontal post.
In the second half Greek American became more persistent and had
two good opportinities to score. One shot from real close went
wide and another was saved by Salamina goalie Memo Valencia. On
the 82' Nikola Dokic took a pass from Rony Goncalves, beat the
last defender and with a strong shot just shaved the near post.
In overtime, the Reds as well as Atlas started showing signs of
fatigue as the game progresssed into the second overtime period.
On the 116' just four minutes before penalty kicks, the Reds committed
suicide. Rony Goncalves hesitated with the ball at center midfield.
As he held it, the take away came as well the quick counter attack.
A cross from the left side was headed into the net giving Greek
Atlas the lone goal of the game and the win after 120 minutes
"It was a Marathon between two worthy opponents"
commented Salamina Head Coach Andrew Parperides. "We had
our chances to score especially in the first half of the game.
We'll put this game behind us and turn our focus to the Super
League for the second half of the season and try to win our third
straight championship there in the Spring."
New York Salamina returns to the Super League this Sunday, December
10th as they face FC New York at Verrazano Sports Complex. Kick-off
is at 2 P.M.
in White Plains
|Salamina visited the Scorpions
of White Plains last Thursday night at Saxon Woods Park. The Reds
due to the holiday break plus a rain-out, had a two week break
and looked a little bit out of rhythm in the early stages of the
game. Rony Goncalves opened the score for the Reds on the 23'
with a rocket volley from just outside the box.
White Plains pressed for the equalizer in the last twenty minutes
of the first half. It took two really good saves from Reds goalie
Memo Valencia to keep the score at 1-0.
In the second half the Reds had numerous opportunities.On the
58' a good lead pass from Alex Tobon Villa to Tomas Ojanguren
and a good finishing shot from the young Argentinian made it to
2-0 for Salamina.
On the 63' a strong shot from Nikola Dokic just shaved the horizontal
crossbar. On the 70' Alex Tobon Villa passed three White Plains
defenders but his ground shot just missed wide left. On the 82'
Roberto Esquivel goes in alone unmarked but his open net shot
just misses inches wide. The final whistle found the Reds victorious
with a share of First Place in the Super League along with Albanian
Eagles. The Reds have a better goal difference.
Plains is a very good and experienced team. The three points are
big for us in an away game" commented Manager Andrew Parperides
after the game.
LINE-UP: Valencia, Velasco, Tsividakis, (Hodge 72'), Caceres,
(Grishin 61'), Salomonsson, Pullinen, Goncalves, Ojanguren, Tobon
Villa, (Mekhaelov 74' ), Dokic (Vrahimis 84'), Esquivel.
Salamina faces Olympic 78 on Saturday night December 2nd at EAST
RIVER PARK in Manhattan. Kick off is at 8:00 P.M.
The U.S Open Cup game that was rained out on November 16th has
been rescheduled for Thursday night December 7th at 8:30 P.M.
Greek American Atlas will host New York Salamina at Icon Field
in Randall's Island.
LIFTS ALBANIANS 1-0
The Reds had
their opportunities especially in the first half. The Albanians
Eagles goalie made three very good saves throughout the game
as the Reds did not capitilize on their chances last Sunday
night at East River Park in Manhattan.
The addition of Harry Triana and Rony Goncalves into the regular
line-up helped the Reds maintain a good ground game as both
veterans played their first Super League game of the early season.
Salamina lacked in offensive thrust and emotion. The added burst
that was there the week before was missing.
On the 80', a questionnable penalty was given in favor of the
Albanians. Chistopher Karatzias saved the penalty and kept the
game tied at 0-0. On the 86' minute a quick counter attack by
the Eagles was good enough for the game winner from a close
shot just inside the box.
"We did not take avantage of our opportunities" commented
Coach Andrew Parperides. With Nikola Dokic out for the last
three weeks, Salamina is missing that offensive spark that's
necessary to threaten the opposing defense. Peter Antoniades
and Tomas Ojanguren did not make the right decisions upfront
at the appropriate times.
LINE-UP: Karatzias, Tsividakis, Mekhaelov, (Goncalves 32'),
Grishin, Esquivel, Pullinen, Salomonsson, Triana, Tobon Villa,
Salamina will face SEBIL next Sunday, November 12th at Verrazano
Sports Complex. Time of the game is not yet confirmed.
STORMS BY NYC SOCCER CLUB 6-1
|The Reds were patient
against the gusting wind at Verrazano Sports Complex this past
Sunday. Reds Captain Stavros Tsividakis opted to go against the
wind in the first half of play after winning the pre-game coin
Salamina defended against the swilrling northwest wind that reached
at times up to 40 mph. A stubborn defense with Anders Salomonsson
leading the way held the Black shirts of NYC Soccer Club scoreless
in the first half giving the Reds something to build on. Alex
Tobon Villa and Peter Antoniades worked a nice one- two combo
upfront with Tomas Ojanguren adding more speed to the mix. Newcomer
Midfielder, G. Mora put the Reds on the scoreboard first after
a clever pass from Tomas on the 26'.
The parade of goals came in the second half, with the wind this
time . On the 56', Tobon Villa's cross was drilled into the net
by Mora giving him his second goal of the day. Then it was Peter
Antoniades' time to shine. A long ground shot found the opposing
goalie out of position on the 63' making it 3-0 for the Reds.
NYC S.C. cut the lead to 3-1 on the 65' after a wicked line drive
that trickled through pas the hands of Salamina's goalie Chis
Mikil. An unassisted run from Antoniades that finished with a
strong rocket on the 67' made it 4-1 and the Reds didn't look
back after that. Peter got his hatrick on the 77' with a blast
just inside the box. Mora answered back with a hatrick of his
own on the 83' after finding NYC's goalie out of position he lifted
the ball into the back of the net and sealed the triumph for his
"A great victory for our Club" commented Manager
Andrew Parperides after the game.
"That's nine points
in three games which is a great start for these guys. We need
to carry the momentum as we face the Albanian Eagles next Sunday
night at East River Park."
LINE-UP: Mikil, Tsividakis, Mikhaelov, (Vrahimis 68'), Alcides,
(Teran 58'), Tobon Villa, Antoniades, Tomas, Mora, Salomonsson,
DEFEATS ARGENTINOS 2-0 IN A FORFEIT
The Head Coach
from Argentinos Jrs. notified the Reds at 3:20 P.M. on Sunday
that his team was not showing up to play. NY Salamina was there
in full force to compete and completed the game sheet to receive
the three points.
The players practiced for 60 minutes with new trainer Alex Teran
leading the way.
"The Argentinian Team notified us a little late. In a situation
such as this one, we expect better cooperation fron the Super
League officials. Our players aleady arrived at Verrazano and
got dressed for warm-up" commented Salamina's Head Coach
The Reds are scheduled to face NYC Soccer Club this Sunday,
October 29th at 3 P.M at Verrazano Sports Complex. Salamina
will train this Thursday night at Long Island City High School
at 8 P.M.
VILLA'S HATRICK LIFTS REDS IN NESSL SEASON OPENER
on Sunday were Alex Tobon Villa and Tomas Ojanguren. Nikola
Dokic returned after a three week vacation. Salamina, showed
once again why they are NORTHEASTERN SUPER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!
The game on Sunday featured the debut of goalie Chris Karatzias
and the return of the ADELPHI BOYS, Adam Pullinen and Anders
Tomas Ojanguren showed that he is creative with the ball on
his crosses and his distribution.
Tomas assisted on two of Alex Tobon's three goals and gave the
College Scouts that looked at him something to think about.
Dokic added two goals to seal the 5-2 victory in the season
opener versus the Morroccian side of NY RAJA. The second goal
from Nikola came on a header from an Adam Pullinen cross.
On Saturday, the Reds after trailing 2-0 at halftime, scored
4 unaswered goals in the Latin Premier League Group Playoff
game versus VIEJO CALDAS to take over First Place in Group A
with 4 points. JOSHUA SPORT tied AMERICA NY 0-0 , therefore
there's a two way tie for second and third place in the Group.
Anders Salomonsson, Alex Tobon Villa and Ojanguren (with two
goals) lifted the Reds with a big win.
GROUP A - Latin Premier American League
NY Salamina is in control of their own destiny this Saturday
afternoon versus Joshua Sport. Kick-off on October 7th at FIELD
#3 in Flushing Meadow Park @ 5:00 P.M. A tie or a win guarantees
Salamina a ticket for the Semi-Finals.
In Group B , LOS CRIOLLOS are in First Place, with Six Points
with Zafiro Jr. with three points in Second. Zafiro FC is in
third and Pablazo is in fourth with 0 points
TIES AMERICA N.Y IN GROUP QUARTER FINAL
The Reds showed
superiority last Saturday afternoon at Flushing Meadow Park
versus their opponent AMERICA N.Y but they had to settle for
a tie. The game was a Quarter Final qualifier for the Latin
Premier League Championship.
Without striker Nikola Dokic,(groin injury) the Reds opened
the score early from Argentinian Tomas Ojanguren after he faked
the last defender and aimed successfully for the corner of the
Salamina had the majority of the possession in the first half
and had another real good opportunity to double the score when
a shot from midfielder Jason Racine just shaved the far post.
One costly give way in the second half was enough to knot the
game 1-1 after a pass from Adam Pullinen was intercepted from
an America forward. Salamina presssed for the game winner and
the opportunity came on the 70' when a direct free kick from
Laurence Piturro was barely touched by the opposing goalie and
then hit the horizontal post bouncing into a corner kick.
"We felt we played better than a 1-1 tie" commented
Manager Andrew Parperides. "Salamina will be tough to beat
in the Playoffs. We're looking to bounce back next Saturday
with a victory" he added. The Reds face VIEJO CALDAS in
the second Group game of the Playoff phase next Saturday September
30th. Kick-off will be at 3:30 P.M. at Field #3.
In the other game of GROUP A, powerhouse Joshua Sport had a
settle for a 0-0 tie versus VIEJO CALDAS.
LINE-UP: Slashtchev, Salomonsson, Goti (Pullinen 35'), Goncalves,
Tsividakis, Llagami, Racine, Piturro, Ojanguren, Mekhaelov,
- AMERICA N.Y
stage begins this Saturday September 23rd at the Latin Premier
League. New York Salamina will face AMERICA N.Y. at Field Number
#3 at 5 P.M. Players are to meet for warm-up at 4:30 P.M on
the side of Field #3 at Flushing Meadow Park.
HONORS OUR LATE PRESIDENT
It was a picture
perfect clear day on Sunday at 85 degrees. The family of our
late New York Salamina President, DEMETRIS PARPERIDES was present
along with over 150 people to pay tribute to his memory.
NY Salamina still in Pre-Season mode showed up with plenty of
new faces in the starting line-up. The Reds dropped the first
game in the Tournament to the Baldwin Athletics by the score
of 2-0 but came back against NYC with a real strong effort to
with a 1-1 tie versus a competitive NYC squad. Joining the Reds
after a three year absence is defensive midfielder ANDERS SOLOMONSON,
an Adelphi University Graduate from Sweden. In addition, the
Reds showcased Argentinian TOMAS OJANGUREN to a few College
scouts that were present. The 18 year old scored in the second
game and was very effective for the Reds counter attacks. 22
year old American-Cypriot LEONTIOS STAVRINOU made his debut
with NY Salamina and showed a burst of quickness upfront.
"We have a lot of work to do in the following month just
to get to the point we were last May when we won the League
Championship" commented Manager Andreas Parperides. "Salamina
is a Champion and we proved over the years. Nothing comes easy.
When the chips are down we'll be there to answer when the time
The Albanian Eagles defeated the Baldwin Athletics in the Final
in penalty kicks by the score of 7-6 to take the Pre-Season
Trophy. The President of ENYSASA Mr. Sal Rapaglia was present
along with the widow of Demetris Parperides, Georgia Paperides,
for the Trophy presentation at the end of the day.
"REST IN PARADISE DEMETRI, YOUR SPIRIT WILL BE WITH US
Super League President
Eastern Super Soccer League is very proud to dedicate this Sunday's
September 17,2006 cup to Demetrios Parperides whom recently
passed away ,he was a great supporter of soccer around the world
and specially in the New York Metropolitan area were he helped
his son form one of the best semi professional teams in the
Eastern United States of America , to all of our teams we wish
the best and remember be there early to make this a joyous event
. FAIRPLAY PLEASE.
Sal Rapaglia .President
Alfonso Vargas Vice President
for Tournament Schedule
here for directions
OPENS PRE-SEASON WITH THE "DEMETRIOS PARPERIDES" MEMORIAL
Super League will kick-off its Pre-Season with an exhibition Tournament
this coming Sunday September 17th at Verrazano Sports Complex
in Brooklyn. The Tournament will be dedicated to the memory of
our Late President Demetrios Parperides. Salamina will wear black
arm bands and a minute of silence will be held in honor of his
memory before the start of the first game.
In the Tournament all eight teams from the Super League will participate
divided into to two groups of four.
The Tournament will kick off at 1:00 P.M. New York Salamina wishes
to thank the officials of the Super League for having the DEMETRIOS
PARPERIDES CUP in memory of the Late Salamina President.
"My father gave his heart and soul to our Club and was there
all the time for us" commented Salamina Manager Andrew Parperides.
"Anyone that's present this coming Sunday will honor his
memory. My father's good hearted spirit will be with us forever".
The Tournament gives the Reds a chance to test their strength
early, before the season opener on Sunday October 1st.
In addition on Saturday September 16th, Salamina will face America
N.Y. for the Latin Premier League. The game will kick-off at 4:45
P.M. at Flushing Meadow Park.