Monday, August 24, 2015

Overtime loss in playoffs

It was a wild match with a crushing end to the playoffs for Cumberland Athletic Club. Hosting our first playoff game in our first season in Bigtime Soccer League, the Wild Marys almost made a furious comeback hold, only to end up in a frustrating overtime loss.

Capital District started off strongly with 5 early points from Kamara, Villa and Poku. That lead seemed insurmountable and became worse as the middle of the match saw 3 more points from Melano and Valeri with only a single point from Villafana in reply. With a 8 - 1 deficit, all hope seemed lost.

As the match wore on Capital District stalled in their run-up of points adding only, albeit crucial, point from Techera. The Campers began to pile on points with Bradley showing why he was a DP with 3 points and Tchani adding 1.

With the score 9 - 5, hope was not really there as the match wound towards its close. But, Robbie Keane showed why he has been the Man of the Year for Cumberland Athletic with 4 magnificent points to draw the game level and forcing overtime. Ellinger said it best, "It's hard to complain about a player who brings 4 points to the table, but he missed that sitter as time was running out and that would have given him a 5th and prevented overtime. It was right there for the taking and we missed out."

Overtime was decided by Godoy's goal and that was end of an exciting, though disappointing, evening.

Next up for the Wild Marys, in two weeks, the Major Cup Playoffs versus Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Playoffs vs Capital District

Proudly welcoming Capital District to Campground Stadium for Cumberland Athletic Club's first ever appearance in the Bigtime Soccer League Playoffs! With key players inactive, the Wild Marys hope to plug the holes in the lineup with solid defenders Kevin Ellis, Steve Birnbaum and Fabinho. Encouraging is the return of Bill Hamid to the net along with Robbie Keane leading the charge. Coach John Ellinger: "Preparing for the playoffs is very exciting for me, something I never was able to accomplish as head coach of Real Salt Lake. We may be missing some of our regular starters, but our new additions are capable of giving us key points."

Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Omar Gonzalez (LAG)
Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)
Kevin Ellis (SKC)
Fabinho, Fabio Alves (PHI)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Max Urruti (POR)
Jorge Villafana (POR)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Steve Birnbaum (DCU)
Bill Hamid (DCU)

Subs
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Chris Tierney (NER)

Res
Sean Johnson (CHI)

Roll Wild Marys! Roll!

The Red Flame Ball roars around the bend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Playoff Transactions

In anticipation of upcoming playoffs, the Campers will be adding several players to the roster.

In will be coming Kevin Ellis, Steve Birnbaum and Fabio Alvez (Fabinho). Dropped will be Ryan Hollingshead, Michel and Jordan Allen. We are particularly saddened to see Jordan Allen depart, but his recovery from injury has not gone as expected.

Roll Wild Marys! Roll!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Week 22

Having made the playoffs, and unable to improve position for the playoffs, CAC will take it easy this week.

Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)
Omar Gonzalez (LAG)
Robbie Keane (LAG) Captain
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Chris Tierney (NER)
Tony Tchani (CLB)
Max Urruti (POR)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Jorge Villafana (POR)
Sean Johnson (CHI) GK

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week 21

Pedro Ribeiro (ORL)
Omar Gonzalez (LAG)
Robbie Keane (LAG)
Charlie Davies (NER)
Lee Nguyen (NER)
Chris Tierney (NER)
Tony Tchani (CLB) Captain
Max Urruti (POR)
Michael Bradley (TOR)
Jorge Villafana (POR)
Sean Johnson (CHI) GK