We completed our last two semifinals of the cups season with the Gerhard Mengel Cup. It will be a replay of last season’s final with Region cup holder Christos FC (MD) once again meeting NY Pancyprian Freedom (ENY). Christos FC shutout Sporting 804 (MDCVA) 6:0 as Jon Ports and Tommy Quaranta hit a brace each. Collin Fisher scored and assisted with goal also coming from Marco Mangione. Karou Forbess added two assists while Phil Saunders an Dan McCleary shared the shutout. The Pancyprian reached the final after a crazy 8:5 victory of Danbury United (CT). The final will take place 19 June at the Ukrainian American Sports Center in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Our Region championships start on Saturday evening, 18 June with the National Over-40 Cup followed by the Amateur Cup for the Fritz Marth Trophy. Sunday, will be the finals for the Gerhard Mengel Cup, the Over-30 Championship, and then the Werner Fricker Cup, the Amateur Open Championship.
Also during the weekend will be the Region I Under-23 Championship for the Gus Xikis Trophy. Tournament play starts on Saturday concluding with the semifinals & final on Sunday.