After defeating 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) shoot-out.
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.


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.


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 game.
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 Arena.
The time of the games will be announced by the middle of the week.
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 work obligations.
"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.


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 Island Arena.
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.

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 of play.
"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.
Reds Victorious 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.
"White 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.

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, Ojanguren, Antoniades.
Salamina will face SEBIL next Sunday, November 12th at Verrazano Sports Complex. Time of the game is not yet confirmed.

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 toss.
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 team.
"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, Grishin, Pullinen.

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 Andrew Parperides.
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.


The protagonists 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 Salomonsson.
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
Joshua Sport
Voekp Caldas

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


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 net.
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, Tobon Villa.


The Playoff 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.


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 is right."
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.

Letter from Super League President

North 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.

Thank You
Sal Rapaglia .President
Alfonso Vargas Vice President

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The Northeastern 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.

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