Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Double Your Pleasure! And, Week 9

The Wild Marys showed no mercy in drubbing Rose City on the road by a 10-3 score in the Major Cup Qualifier. At first the match appeared to be close with Rose City getting 3 early points from Amerikwa and Barnes. But, Cumberland Athletic Club quickly took control with contributions from 6 of the 11 starters. Yellow cards by Rose City allowed Gil off the bench to provide 2 more points. In Bigtime Soccer League action, playing at home, CAC was similarly no-nonsense in routing Gateway United 4-0. "Shutouts are rare and precious in this league making us particularly proud of this outcome," said Coach Ellinger. He continued, "We are satisfied with our defensive orientation and have increased confidence that it will help us continue to lead the league."

For Week 9, CAC will go with the same lineup as Week 8, taking its 7-1-0 record on the road to Spartans 1612 (have they been playing soccer that long, wowzers!).

Starters:
Omar Gonzalez (LAG) Captain
Michel (FCD)
Ryan Hollingshead (FCD)
Chris Tierney (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Demar Phillips (RSL)
Max Urruti (POR)
Andy Rose (SEA)
Bill Hamid (DCU) Goalkeeper

Subs:
Luis Gil (RSL)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)

Reserve:
Donovan Ricketts (ORL)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Week 8 Lineup

After posting a narrow win this past week and returning to first place, Cumberland Athletic hope to solidify our position in the BSL and establish a foothold in the MCQ group.

Hosting Gateway United in their first visit to Campground Stadium this weekend, festivities will start at the usual time with supporters groups marching in unity. While biting cold and wind have ruled the day over the past week, Spring is expected to return by the weekend's matches.

The second match of the week will have the Wild Marys flying across the country to Portland, OR to face Rose City in the MCQ group match. A rematch of last week's BSL game may prove just as close and exciting.

The starting lineup for these matches is as follows.

Starters:
Omar Gonzalez (LAG) (Captain)
Michel (FCD)
Chris Tierney (NER)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Demar Phillips (RSL)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Max Urruti (POR)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Andy Rose (SEA)
Ryan Hollingshead (FCD)

Goalkeeper:
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Subs:
Luis Gil (RSL)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Week 7 Lineup versus Rose City

Hosting Rose City this week, the Wild Marys hope to recover the form that launched the season. Excitement is high for the first annual TIFO competition among the several supporters groups. The Engineers, Braddock's Army, and Knights of the Narrows have been revealing bits and pieces on their website.

The starting lineup for Cumberland Athletic Club is:

Starters:
Omar Gonzalez (LAG) Captain
Michel (FCD)
Chris Tierney (NER)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Demar Phillips (RSL)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Luis Gil (RSL)
Ryan Hollingshead (FCD)

Goalkeeper:
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Subs:
Max Urruti (POR)
Andy Rose (SEA)
Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)

Reserve:
Donovan Rickets (ORL)

Monday, April 13, 2015

First defeat

Cumberland Athletic Club suffered their first defeat of the season, in its history in the BigTime Soccer League, this past weekend as Gold Coast came to town. The 4-2 outcome came down to unexpected injuries and lower than anticipated production by goalkeeper Hamid. Falling behind 2-0 early, the Wild Marys were able to scratch back 1 before going down 2 more. There was no coming back after that. "We will pick ourselves up, examine what went right and wrong, and look forward to getting the win against Rose City," said coach Ellinger.

The loss moved CAC to 2nd place in the BSL with 15 points behind Union Southern Californiat at 16 points.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Early Week, Hosting Gold Coast

Cumberland Athletic welcomes Gold Coast to Campground Stadium this week. With the early start the lineups are ready and seen below:

Starters
Bill Hamid DCU (Goalkeeper)
Omar Gonzalez LAG
Michel DAL
Chris Tierney NER
Andy Rose SEA
Max Urruti POR
Lee Nguyen NER
Robbie Keane LAG (Captain)
Charlie Davies NER
Luis Gil RSL
Ryan Hollinghead FCD

Subs:
Demar Phillips RSL
Pedro Ribeiro ORL
Michael Bradley TOR

Wild Marys Roll ON!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Holding on for the win!

It was nip and tuck for Cumberland Athletic Club visiting the Capital District Gunners with a 2:1 win as the final result. CAC took the lead early with a PK goal by Lee Nguyen. That lead looked unlikely to hold up as Stephan Frei earned a shutout point for the Gunners. With a lot of players yet to contribute, the Gunners looked likely to find more and take all 3 points. CAC earned another point with an assist from Michel. In the end, the Wild Marys were fortunate to hold on for the win with the Gunners unable to find more points out of their many opportunities. Coach Ellinger took the blame for the closeness of the match, saying,  "Lineup rotation placed Hamid on the bench and that may not have been my coaching decision. Win or lose, we evaluate all the decisions made in a week's preparation. It appears our analysis of our players and situations was not up to snuff. We will sort it out for next week for our home match with Gold Coast F.C."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lineup for Week 5 hosting Capital District

Cumberland Athletic Club puts our undefeated and untied record on the line as the Capital District Gunners come to Campground Stadium this weekend. As another of the old guard of the Bigtime Soccer League, the Gunners will bring more than enough game. Technical Director Andy Williams has viewed tape and said, "They will cause the Wild Marys all kinds of problems in the midfield and they have strong forwards with my old friend Alvaro Saborio and Chris Pontius." The midfield Andy was referring to has the legendary David Villa backed up with Stephan Ishizaki. Cumberland will go with the following lineup. The train whistle will blow at 7:00 p.m. sharp with fine weather expected.

Omar Gonzalez (LA)
Michel (DAL)
Chris Tierney (NE)
Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Lee Nguyen (NE)
Robbie Keane (LAG) CAPTAIN
Charlie Davies (NE)
Luis Gil (RSL)
Ryan Hollingshead (DAL)
Donovan Ricketts (ORL) GK

Subs:
Andy Rose (SEA)
Max Urruti (POR)
Demar Phillips (RSL)

Res:
Bill Hamid (DCU)