- Training every Wed at 8 PM ALL YEAR LONG
- 246 games played …149 won
- "You Will Never Drink Alone"
- 2016 New Jersey State Cup Champions
- 2012, 2013, 2018 GSSL O30 North and 2014, 2015 A Division Champions
[Sunday Oct 20th] | JCFC vs. Ramsey Rangers 9:00am HOME
Berry Lane Park
White shorts, white socks
JCFC through to next round of League Cup
JCFC  vs White Eagle SC 
JCFC advanced to the next round of the league cup after a fairly dominant display against White Eagle SC. Very assured defensively and comfortable in possession, JCFC created about a million (give or take a few) chances but found goals hard to come by. The first goal came from a half-cleared corner that Colin hit cleanly first time, probably deflected it off a defender (he doesn't remember), and into the far corner.
The second half saw continued JCFC attacks but the scoreline remained a one goal affair. Two would-be goals (Felipe, Matt) were incorrectly ruled out by the ref (offside and not-playing-advantage respectively). Late in the half, Paul picked up the ball and drove forward, drawing White Eagle's defense. He then slid the ball forward to Colin, who took a touch before finishing low inside the far post to kill the game off.
Goals: Colin x 2
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Matt, Jose, Colin, Brian, Shawn, Paul, Felipe, Illan, Owen, Vander, Bernon
JCFC Wins Third Straight
JCFC  vs. Sportfriends 
Following two impressive wins against Verona FC (6-1) and Falcons FC (3-0), JCFC continued their winning streak with a 3-1 home win against Sportfriends. In the first half, a quick throw set Raouf free down the touchline. Using his body well to hold off a challenge, he squared it into the path of Lee's outstanding run, who beat his defender to the ball and squeezed it under the keeper to make it 1-0. Jose doubled the score in the second half with a beautiful 25-yard free kick straight into the far corner. Sportfriends pulled a goal back after what should have been a goal kick for JCFC turned into a throw for Sportfriends, and the subsequent ball into the box was flicked in. JCFC added the third with an incredible heads up play by Matt, who pressured deep in their half, intercepted the pass, and then calmly shot past their out of position goalie.
Goals: Lee, Jose, Matt
Team: Mirko, Nabil, Jose, Matt, Jaimi, Shawn, Felipe, Colin, Paul, Raouf, Lee, Nassim, Larry, Owen
JCFC  vs. Falcon FC 
Goals: Paul, Owen, Lou
Assists: Lou, Raouf
JCFC  @ Verona FC 
JCFC dominated. Bernon played extremely well as emergency goalie. Rumors continue to circulate he may get called up for the national team after this performance, but he remains fully focused on JCFC.
Goals: Lee, Felipe, Lou, Shawn, Raouf, Paul
Assists: Kris, Colin, Raouf, Jose (40 yard assist)
Team: Bernon, Nabil, Jose, Matt, Jaimi, Shawn, Lou, Kris, Felipe, Lee, Raouf, Paul, Damien, Nassim, Colin
First game in NJSL World Division results in Loss to Spring Street
JCFC allowed two first half goals and was unable to rally back despite a wonderful goal by Raouf set up by Brian. Spring Street 2 JCFC 1.
 Fall Schedule
Sep 08 Spring Street AWAY 8 AM. Loss 2 - 1
Sep 15 United Serbs HOME 9 AM. ppd
Sep 22 Verona AWAY Win 6 - 1
Sep 29 Falcons FC HOME Win 3 - 0
Oct 06 Sportfriends HOME Win 3 - 1
Oct 13 MEL SMITH CUP GAME v White Eagles Win 2 - 0
Oct 20 Ramsey Rangers HOME
Oct 27 Hump Street AWAY
Nov 03 STATE CUP
Nov 10 Spring Street HOME
Nov 17 Falcons FC AWAY
Nov 24 United Serbs AWAY
Dec 01 Make Up Thanksgiving Weekend same for Dec 08
ALL HOME GAMES ARE AT BERRY LANE PARK 9 AM
Goals: Raouf 2, Lee 2, Paul 2, Lou 2, Colin 2, Shawn 1, Matt F 1, Jose 1, Felipe 1, Owen 1
Assists: Raouf 3, Lou 1, Paul 1, Colin 1, Kris 1, Brian 1, Jose 1
JCFC 5 Clifton Police 0
JCFC visited Clifton HS on a sunday evening in a friendly match vs. police soccer players
JCFC over 40 take Alex Rikshpun Memorial Tournament
JCFC defeated Marlboro Liverpool, Jersey Revolution and Long Branch to take the 6 team tournament. Scores of 5-0, 3-1 and 1-0 with Illan scoring the winning goal in the final to see the Over 40 squad win it all.
July 3 Training is ON !! Expect fireworks
No work next day means everyone should come out and play and then drink = July 3 at BLP 8 PM to 10 PM
Horrible non call sees JCFC out of League Cup
JCFC quickly fell behind 2 - 0 to Blue Stars only to see Raouf tie it up (Jaimi, Felipe) with a pair of goals before halftime. Lee put JCFC ahead with 17 minutes left with a wonderful 40 yard volley over the keeper who was sitting too far out. However, a PK was awarded in the 80 minute and Diego scored for BS. JCFC continued to attack and with 7 minutes remaining the BS central defender purposely handled the ball inside the 18, but the ref ruled offside. Shamefully admitting his error afterwards. BS quickly played the ball and scored. Down 4-3, JCFC sent everyone forward for the corner and BS cleared it out to score another.
JCFC 6 South River FC 2 quarters League Cup
JCFC raced out to a 6 nil lead eventually winning 6 v 2 against the southern GSSL squad. Lee Patrick Mulvaney scored 3 goals and Lou, Raouf and Peter added the other three to put the squad into the semis. Lee passed to Raouf out left and Raouf cracked the net. Lou doubled it when Paul hustled to Mac's through ball and centered it for the sliding Lou top of the six. Half 2 - 0. JCFC stormed out to a 6 nil lead when Lee scored the next three goals on assists from Raouf (2) and Macario. Peter sealed the deal when Owen heeled it and Peter calmly chipped the ball left footed. Let it be known Jaimi blamed Brian for the 2 goals. Final 6 - 2. Team: Mirko, Brian, Jake, Nabil, Jaimi, Lee, Lou, Raouf, Larry, Vander, Owen, Shawn, David B, Nasim, Felipe, Macario, Paul, Peter: Coach Bernon and Jose.
JCFC lose to Den of Lions to conclude the regular season THUR NIGHT
The score may seem one sided, but this was a really good intense game played by both clubs. Their second goal a clear offside and Mac's shot just barely wide could have made the game a little more close. A bad turnover 15 minutes into the 2nd half made it 3-0 and the possible next state cup winners (TBD) made it 4-0 on a counter from a lost ball and then 5-0 with 3 minutes remaining on a free kick that hit off the post and landed on the DOL player left foot 10 yards out empty net. JCFC hit the cross bar, had a lot of possession, took at least 4 or 5 corner kicks, but it just didn't happen inside the 18 for us. Team: Coach Bernon, Larry, David B, Matt, Vander, Lou, Raouf, Felipe, Jose (injured 15 minutes in), Nasim, Paul, Macario, Lee, Brian, and Peter. Owen cheered to cross the ball.
JCFC 3 SC Portuguese 3 Sunday at BLP
A most frustrating game against a club who consistently argue, complain, foul. Matt opened up the scoring with a breakaway from a nice Macario pass through the middle. SCP tied it up somehow (own goal). Raouf scored on another Macario assist to make it 2 - 1. But SCP number 7 sprinted to the box and scored one on Jose. 2 - 2 half. JCFC fell a man behind but still managed to control the game and made it 3 - 2 when Lee was brutally hacked to the ground. Lee converted the pk. But with 8 minutes left, number 9 of SCP scored far post. Team: Bernon, Peter, Lee, Nasim, Nabil, Larry, David B, Matt, Jake, Macario, Felipe, Raouf, Jaimi, Lou and Jose as gk.
JCFC host Club Espana Sunday May 5 9 AM
JCFC extended its 2-1 halftime lead scoring 4 times to win 6-2. Goal scorers were Mac (2) (assist Paul 2x), Colin (assist Raouf), Matt, Kris and Nassim (assist Felipe) again.
JCFC 5 and Hudson FC 1. April 28
Lee opened up the assist category with a deep cross from the left flank finding Larry in the box who easily beat the keeper. Hudson scored to even it up. But just prior to halftime, Mac scored a lovely goal when Felipe lobbed in a deep pass through the middle and the Peter (assist Lee) punished Hudson with a right foot shot. 3 - 1 half. Bernon changed the lineup and put Mirko and Larry up top and it paid dividends. Mirko controlled a long pass and back heeled to Larry who rocked a 35 yard shot over the keeper. The final score was Nasim deflecting an attempted clearance that hit off Mirko's face. 5 - 1 final.
Team: Arturo, Mirko, Raouf, Lee David B, Larry, Shawn, Vander, Brian, Nabil, Nasim, Kris, Peter, Mac, Felipe, Bernon.
JCFC 5 v Polonia Wallington 4
JCFC took a 2-2 halftime lead and quickly made it 5-2 before letting a couple late goals in. A one two combo with Lee put Lou into the 18 where he placed it past the keeper. Peter made it 2-1 when he raced down the left flank (from a Lee change of field pass) and chipped it far post past the oncoming keeper. JCFC scored in the 2nd minute of the 2nd half when Larry intercepted a pass a midfield and found Lee who one touched Raouf in behind the defense and he easily slid the ball past the keeper. Shawn then cleared a ball out wide to Larry who dashed 70 yards through the defense and nutmeg the keeper. The fifth goal was Peter who found a Raouf pass inside the six and dribbled past the keeper and scored. Team: Ivan, Jake, Brian, David B, Nabil, Larry, Shawn, Colin, Lee, Raouf, Mac, Illan, Peter, and Lou.
JCFC completed its preseason with a close loss (4-3) to an excellent open Ukrainian club that is in first place in Central A division and a victory vs. Hump Street. Now the season starts.
Season 2018/19 Schedule
Sep 16 9 AM home v Den of Lions Legends 1 - 5 loss
Sep 23 1030 AM away at Polonia Wallington 4 - 5 loss
Sep 30 9 AM home v Parsippany Blues forfeit to JCFC
Oct 07 9 AM away at Blue Stars FC 3 - 3 draw
Oct 14 9 AM home v Hudson FC 2 -1 win
Oct 21 9 AM away at Club Espana 2 - 0 win
Oct 28 STATE CUP BYE
Nov 04 11 AM away at SC Portuguese 6 - 1 win
Nov 11 9 AM STATE CUP home v Jackson Lions O30 0 - 2 loss
Nov 18 9 AM home v Blue Stars FC 6 - 2 WIN
April 07 8 AM at Parsippany Blues AGAIN A FORFEIT
April 14 9 AM home v Polonia Wallington 5 - 4 win
April 21 EASTER
April 28 9 AM away at Hudson FC 5 - 1
May 05 9 AM home v Club Espana 6 - 2
May 12 Mothers DAY
May 19 9 AM home v SC Portuguese 3 -3
May 23 9 PM at Den of Lions - 0 - 5
June 02 7 PM v South River FC 6 - 2 League Cup Quarter Finals
June 09 9 AM v Blue Starts 3 - 5 League Cup Semi Finals
Exhibition match v. Meadowlands FC
JCFC held back the semi pro division club 3 - 2 as Paul netted twice and Raouf added another.
WE TRAIN EVERY WEDNESDAY
training is January 9 AND every Wednesday after - we never not train.
Goals: Raouf 11, Macario 8, Lee 6, Larry 4, Lou 4, Illan 3, Peter 4, Matt F 2, Jose 2, Nassim 2, Felipe 1, Paul 1, Arturo 1, Colin 1, Kris 1,
Assists: Raouf 7, Lee 6, Felipe 4, Macario 3, Paul 3, Matt 2, Bernon 1, Larry 1, Andrey 1, Illan 1, Shawn S 1, Mirko 1, Owen 1, Jaimi
Annual THANKSGIVING EVE TRAINING this WEDNESDAY
This is a big tradition of the club. We have a great training and we all go out for a beer or two (or dozen if you're Brian). Folks, we have been doing this since 2005. So please make an effort if you are around to train or even show up to the WS Bar to celebrate the meaning of this great holiday.
Thanks, JCFC Management and Ivan.
JCFC 6 Blue Stars 2
JCFC scored three goals each half to defeat Blue Stars. Macario scored first with a chip past the keeper (assist Illan). He added another with a header that rebounded off the keeper. Raouf scored on with a re-direction from a pass by Matt. 3-0 half. Blue Stars made it 3-1. Raouf opened the scoring with a breakaway in the second half. Blue Stars made it 4 - 2. Then Illan scored on a breakaway via Felipe through ball. Raouf finished it up with another chip of the helpless keeper.
Team: Christian as keeper. Matt, Nabil, Larry, Colin, Macario, Raouf, Shawn, Illan, Lou, Nasim, Felipe, Bernon.
JCFC 0 Jackson Lions O30 2 State Cup at Berry Lane Park
Jackson Lions scored one goal each half. One goal disallowed for JCFC. 2 - 0 loss.
Three Birthdays in a Row
Happy Birthday this week starting today with Raouf, Owen and Matias ! ! ! !
Now lets celebrate on Wednesday with our annual thanksgiving day training and party right after long into the night !
AS A SIDENOTE, JCFC PLAYED ITS 246th OFFICIAL GAME AS AN OVER 30 CLUB. *last game v Sportfriends 10-13-19
JCFC 6 SCP 1
JCFC took a first half lead with 2 minutes remaining when Raouf slide a ball into the six to find Macario. SCP responded early in the second half with a corner kick header. But JCFC found its grove scoring the next five. Lou, Jose, Paul, Raouf and Arturo (Andrey) scored. Team: Lou, Jose, Paul, Raouf, Arturo, Mirko, Larry, Matt, Jake, Vander, Peter, Nabil, Felipe, Bernon, Andrey, Macario, Colin, Brian.
JCFC 2 Club Espana 0
Illan netted a brace with assists from Matt and Larry and JCFC picked up the three points blanking Club Espana 2 nil. Team: Arturo, Jaimi as striker, Jake, Larry, Nabil, Vander, Brian, Matt, Paul, Colin, Lee, Felipe, Jose, Illan, Shawn, Lou, Christian, Bernon.
JCFC 2 Hudson FC 1
First half goals by Larry and Macario and first time keeper Jose Miranda was enough to gather 3 points from cross town opponent Hudson FC at Berry Lane Park. Bernon played a quick re-start to Larry who zoomed down the right flank passing several defenders and cutting inside the six to score left footed. Macario scored on a fast break two on two with Raouf placing a perfect low ball across the six. Hudson scored on a PK midway through the 2nd half. Team: Nabil, Jose M, Jake, Brian, Larry, Bernon, Shawn, Andrey, Macario, Raouf, Paul, Illan and Colin.
JCFC 3 Blue Stars 3 for Early Game
The 8 am battle on the grass pitch saw six goals split amongst the familiar rivals. JCFC scored first when Felipe knifed into the box and crossed the ball deflecting off BS and into the net. BS tied it up 4 minutes before half. 1-1. JCFC stormed out of the gate in the second half netting a goal 8 minutes in when Raouf found Lou's bandana and crushed it into the corner of the bag. BS controlled the middle of the second half scoring two quick goals. However JCFC was not done when striker Lee Muller Mulvanney dribbled through four of their players and struck a low ball past the outstretched keeper with 12 minutes remaining. 3 - 3 draw.
JCFC host Parsippany Blues
Parsippany Blues had 5 players singing the blues when the remainder of their squad didn't bother to show up. Forfeit to JCFC.
JCFC lose first 2 games
JCFC lost its opener to Den of Lions 5 - 1 and followed up that loss with another away to Polonia Wallington 5 - 4.
Goals: Macario 8, Raouf 8, Larry 4, Illan 3, Lou 3, Peter 3, Matt F 2, Lee 2, Jose 2, Nassim 2, Felipe 1, Paul 1, Arturo 1, Colin 1, Kris 1,
Assists: Lee 5, Raouf 5, Felipe 3, Macario 2, Matt 2, Paul 2, Bernon 1, Larry 1, Andrey 1, Illan 1, Shawn S 1, Mirko 1
Over 30 Team Award History
2009/10 Garden State Soccer League O30 B Division Champions
2009/10 Garden State Soccer League O30 B League Cup Champions
2011/12 Garden State Soccer League O30 North Division Champions
2012 Lucy Bennett Soccer Over 30 Tournament Champions
2012/13 Garden State Soccer League O30 North Division Champions
2013/14 Garden State Soccer League O30 A Division Champion
2014/15 Garden State Soccer League O30 A Division Champion
2015 Serbian Land Summer Cup Tournament Champions
2015 Lucy Bennett Soccer Over 30 Tournament Champions
2016 NJ State Cup Champions
2017/18 Garden State Soccer League O30 North Division Champions
Wed Training and Dues
Bring your Dues both club members and training associates. Thanks
JCFC win first friendly of 2018-19 - 4 - 0 v. NJ Alliance
JCFC defeated NJ Alliance (open) 4 - 0 on Sunday morning. Jose hit a rocket from a set piece at the 40th minute mark. 1-0 half. JCFC destroyed the opposition in the first 10 minutes by netting three goals. Larry crashed the net right footing the ball on a gorgeous free kick taken by Illan. Next was Nabil on a quick right footed shot from 10 yards out. Then the golazzo from Mac when he recovered a clearance from our goalkeeper and then caught the keeper off the line with a 40 yards volley on a rope. 4-0. It's noted that Lou attempted a bicycle kick from 70 yards out.
Team: Arturo, Larry, Jaimi, Jake, Nasim, Nabil, Jose, Illan, Mac, Colin, Felipe, Brian, Lou, and Andrey.
Alecko 3 JCFC 0
A well contested game ended JCFC's season. A real back and forth affair. Blue Stars netted first with a nice combo freeing up Alecko Eskandarian to score from short range. BS second goal was a fluke mistake. 2-0 halftime. JCFC had some excellent chances to start the second half, but failed to convert. Alecko ended the game on the last play breakaway as JCFC was chasing for one goal. 3-0 loss result. Team: Mirko, Larry, Jake, Vander, Ivan, Shawn, Jose, Felipe, Raouf, Brian, Nabil, Illan, Lou, David C, Jaimi, Colin, Macario, Andrey, Coach Bernon.
Stat History for Over 30..DOB is going to love this
The past 13 years, JCFC has been an over 30 club. FOUNDED 06 / 07.
Goals: Larry 82, Raouf 64, Shesh 59, Cash 32, Owen 31, Shawn 31, Lee 30, Kris 28, Dario 27, George 17, Roman 16, Macario 13, Sebastian 12, Juan Gali 12, Paul 13, Nabil 11, Goose 10, Peter 9, Jose M 9, Jesse 8, Silas 7, Mirko 7, Lou 7, Marwan 6, Brian M 6, DOB 6, Eddie V 6, Stanley 5, Anto 4, Gary 4, Juan H. 4, Dawit 4, Illan 4, Felipe 4, Colin 4, Matt F 3, Julian 3, Ivan 2, Nassim 2, Seba O 2, Mario 2, Mario Lasso 2, Eamonn 2, Andrei 2, Dmitry 1, Lawir 1, Geremy S 1, Gerald V 1, Frank 1, Kevin 1, Gerard 1, Mike Burke 1, Luis Leveron 1, Speedy 1, Joe O'Beirn 1, Jaimi P 1, David C 1, Arturo 1,
Assists: Raouf 43, Larry 38, Shesh 26, Kris 25, Sebastian 18, Dario 18, Shawn S 18, Cash 15, Lee 15, George 13, Owen 13, Jesse 12, Brian M 11, Dawit 11, Roman 8, Silas 8, Anto 7, Paul 7, Gary 6, Mirko 6, Nabil 5, Felipe 5, Marwan 5, Dmitry 4, DOB 4, Eddie V 4, Juan H 4, Eamonn 4, Dragoslav 4, Jake 4, Ivan 4, Jose M 4, Sebastian O. 3, Angry 3, Mike Burke 3, Kevin 3, Carlos 3, Andrei 3, Illan 3, Macario 3, Lou 3, Matt 2, Jaimi 2, Bernon 2, Peter 2, Brian F 2, Geremy 2, Julian 2, Joe O'Beirn 2, Elkin 2, Lawir 2, Stanley 2, David C 2, Colin 1,Frank 1, Goose 1, Gerard 1, Mark 1, Snake 1, Assane 1, Sean C 1, Peter D 1, Ben K 1, Nassim 1, Brian F 1
Wins 149 Losses 67 Draws 29 as of Oct 14 2019
2017-18 Goals: Raouf 13, Paul 7, Macario 5, Shawn 4, Andrei 2, Felipe 2, Jose M 2, Nabil 2, David C 1, Jaimi 1, Dmitry 1, Lou 1, Illan 1, Colin 1, Ivan 1
2017-18 Assist: Dmitry 4, Raouf 4, Shawn 3, Andrei 2, Lee 2, Illan 2, Lou 2, David C 2, Nabil 1, Jake 1, Jose M 1, Colin 1, Ivan 1, Brian 1, Felipe 1
2016-17 Goals: Raouf 18, Shawn 9, Owen 7, Larry 7, Lee 7, Nabil 5, Kris 5, Paul 3, Mirko 3, Anto 1, Ivan 1, Cash 1, Jose 1 and own goal
2016-17 Assist: Raouf 13, Kris 12, Anto 4, Larry 4, Shawn 3, Jose 3, Lee 3, Ivan 3, Paul 2, Nabil 1, Owen 1, Jaimi 1, Bernon 1, Ben K 1.
2015-16 Goals: Raouf 11, Lee 9, Kris 7, Shawn 6, Stanley 5, Mirko 4, Anto 4, Nabil 4, Dario 3, Owen 3, Jose M 3, Larry 3, Cash 1, Silas 1
Assists: Raouf 5, Mirko 5, Anto 4, Nabil 3, Shawn 3, Owen 3, Larry 3, Lee 2, Silas 2, Jake 2, Kris 2, Dragoslav 2, Stanley 2, Dario 1, Cash 1, Peter D 1
2014-15: Goals: Kris 9, Owen 7, Shawn 6, Lee 6, Raouf 5, Larry 3, Cash 2, Seba 2, Peter 1, Lawir 1
Assists: Raouf 5, Kris 4, Sebastian O 3, Lee 2, Shawn 2, Lawir 2, Owen 2, Mirko 1, Kris 1, Drago 1, Jake 1, Larry 1.
JCFC 2 vs Meadowlands FC 0
Two wicked goals by Macario (excellent assists from Brian and Felipe) sent JCFC into the League Cup quarters. One goal with the left (first half) and the other with the right (second half). Game was completely in JCFC control, missing tons of chances. Team: Keeper MR, Larry, Jake, Vander, Ivan, David C, Shawn, Jose, Felipe, Nassim, Macario, Brian, Andrey, Bernon.
JCFC 3 Polonia Wallington 2 to conclude Reg Season
Reported by Ivan
1-0 Andrei on a breakaway, hits the gk with his shot, gathers the rebound and makes a 12 yard cross to Raouf who heads it in. 5 min into the game.
1-1 jcfc concede a penalty. Mirko makes a big time pk save but the rebound was put home. 25 min into game.
2-1 Polonia make a back pass that Andrei intercepts. Andrei shoots left bottom corner past the gk, but it hits the post and then he follows up with a rebound. 50 min
2-2 jcfc give the ball up in the midfield, quick pass to Polonia left side, cross comes in and Colin heads/traps the ball back into the middle and Polonia score. 55 min.
3-2 corner kick taken. Shawn goes with head to the ball and Polonia defender goes with foot. Ref calls indirect free kick inside the 10. Ivan does line up in the wall. Shawn quickly passes to Raouf who toe pokes it in. 85 minute.
Team: Bernon, Shawn, Jake, Raouf, Mirko, Nabil, Nassim, Jaimi, Larry, Ivan, Andrei, Colin, Vander, Felipe, Macario, Lou, Brian.
JCFC 4 FC Fair Haven 0
JCFC roared out to League Cup Group A first place with a decisive 4 - 0 victory against an experienced and dangerous FC Fair Haven. Midway through the first half Brian banged a set piece off the keepers chest and Raouf finished it off. A PK was awarded prior to half when Vander was wrestled to the ground. Raouf converted. 2 - 0 half.
FCFH challenged the North Division champs, desperate to score a goal. But after stalling, JCFC capitalized. A David Chase corner kick rocketed off Ivan's head into the goal. Felipe provided the finishing touches with a low left footed blast from 6 yards out (assist Ivan). 4 - 0 win.
Team: Christian Sir, Larry, Jake, Vander, Ivan, Andrey, Colin, Nabil, Macario, Shawn, Jaimi, Raouf, Nassim, David, Illan, Felipe, Brian, and sides run by Bernon, Lou, and Jose
How did JCFC win their 6th Division in 9 seasons?
The season started out promising, with two solid pre-season victories and a clumsy win over Hudson FC 2 - 1. But two time defending champions Blue Stars stroll into Berry Lane and walked out with a 1 - 0 victory. Then the streak began. Nine straight victories, including two clean sheets v. SC Portuguese and one at Blue Stars lifted the Hudson County based club back to the peak. Stellar defense and top notch goalkeeping helped. Only 7 goals in 11 games. A consistent offense that netted 31 goals added to point gathering. New players who dedicated themselves to training and being team players and older players showing and helping guide the rookies helped also. A good combination for a club.
When are League Cup games
June 10, 17 and 24 is League Cup Tournament Knock Out Games
Schedule not yet announced, but these are the dates games are scheduled.
JCFC captures O30 North Division Title JCFC 3 Meadowlands FC 0
Jersey City FC captured it's first division title after two years without. Club Espana defeated SCP earlier in the day, thus JCFC only required one point to take the crown. JCFC traveled to Kane Stadium in Secaucus v. Meadowlands FC. The swamp based club fought tough and played a physical brand of soccer to keep the score 0-0 at half. Most of the possession and play was on the home squads half. About 10 minutes into the second half, Lee turned and rifled a shot that the keeper saved, but Andrey rushed in to blast the rebound in. Then Lee found Colin streaking down the left side. Colin beat the keeper and scored from a tight angle far post. Raouf finished Meadowlands off with a calm far post delivery past the outstretched arms of the keeper from 20 yards. Team: Mirko, Larry, Jake, Vander, Jaimi, Colin, Lou, Felipe, Jose, Bernon, David, Lee, Macario, Andrey, Nabil, Nassim, Raouf, and Shawn. Kris and Owen helping on the sides.
JCFC 4 Club Espana 1 at Berry Lane Park
Wearing the silver kits, JCFC battled a powerful first half wind to draw 1 - 1 at half. Club Espana scored first on a cheeky quick free kick with the wind from 40 yards out. But Raouf evened it up later with a wicked right footed shot from 16 yards out. 1 -1 half. With the wind, it was mostly one way traffic for JCFC. Mac scored his third of the season off a Raouf cross into the six. Then the goal of the match by Felipe with a master back heel on a Colin cross at the 8 yard mark made it 3 - 1. Nabil finished off the visitors with a goal from the six (assist Andrey on a great run into the box). Team: Andrey, Larry, Jake, Vander, Ivan, Brian, Bernon, Felipe, Jose, Paul, Macario, Raouf, Colin, Nabil.
JCFC 4 Hudson FC 0 on a Wednesday night
Macario notched his first 2 goals of his JCFC career and Raouf added 2 assists along with a 22 yard free kick in a very difficult intense matchup. Paul scored the lone goal in the first half from a feed from Raouf at the top of the 18 on a fast break. Raouf scored the free kick and then Lee assisted to Mac for the third goal and Raouf's cross found Mac's head to end the scoring at 4.
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Larry, Ivan, Shawn, Brian, Jose, Raouf, Lou, Nabil, Paul, Felipe, Macario, Lee, Andrey, Nassim, Bernon, Vander, Colin.
JCFC 3 Blue Stars 0 in Manalapan
The 5 - 3 - 2 formation rarely employed worked its magic sunday as GSSL North league leading JCFC cushioned their first place margin with a 3 to 0 victory at Blue Stars. Jose scored midway through the first half on a corner kick. 1 - 0 at half. Crisp solid passing and midfield movement lead to two more scores in the second half. Raouf (assist Paul) on a counter found the keeper asleep and launched a 35 yard rocket over the helpless netminder's outstretched arms. Raouf added a second from much closer range (a tap in) from an assist by Nassim. Solid goalkeeping and a defense that constantly played the ball through to the midfielders was rewarded with a 3 - 0 final.
Team: Mirko (GK), Jaimi, Brian, Shawn, Larry, Ivan, Nabil, Lou, Illan, Paul, Jose, Felipe, Nassim, Bernon, Raouf, Colin, Macario.
Spring 2018 Schedule
Sunday April 1 is make up games is Easter
Sunday April 8 9 AM at Blue Stars FC in Manalapan 3 - 0 win
Wed. April 11 8 PM - Hudson FC at Berry Lane Park 4 - 0 win
Sunday April 15 9 AM - Club Espana at Berry Lane Park 4 - 1 win
Sunday April 22 8 PM at Meadowlands FC (Kane Stadium in Secaucus 3 - 0
Sunday May 6 9 AM - FC Fair Haven at Berry Lane Park 4 - 0
Wed May 16 8 PM - Polonia Wallington 3 - 2
Sunday June 3 8 AM - at Meadowlands FC 2 - 0
Sunday June 10 9 AM v. Blue Stars 0 - 3 loss
TRAINING EVERY WEDNESDAY NO MATTTER WHAT FOR 2018
TRAINING ALL THE TIME EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THIS IS WHERE DIVISIONS ARE WON AND LOST - GET YOUR ASS OUT THERE ON THE PITCH
BE AT BERRY LANE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO GET LOTS OF TIME IN THEN BEERSKI. .
JCFC indoor 2018
Defeated FC Youngin's 6 - 4 in Metuchen indoor soccer league !
JCFC visits SC Portuguese and wins 1 - 0
With black shorts and black socks, JCFC swept the season series v SCP by posting another 1 - 0 victory, this time in Newark. Paul scored (assist Lou) and JCFC held on. On the back of a devastating state cup game, JCFC truly demonstrated the strong fiber that is the backbone of the club, team belief and determination.
Team: Lou, Mirko, Paul, Felipe, Colin, Vander, Ivan, Bernon, Jaimi, Jake, Nasim, Nabil, Shawn, Raouf, and Brian.
JCFC 1 Brick Americanos 4 in 2nd Round
Goal by Paul, assist Raouf
JCFC travel to Oakland Strikers and win 3 - 2 in 1st Round State Cup
Jose free kick from 23 yards out evened the score before half and then JCFC scored 2 more - Shawn (assist Jose) and Illan (assist Lou) to seal the deal. Oakland scored late. Crappy field, great saves from their keeper, JCFC maintained possession all game, but Oakland fought hard. Team: Mirko, Jake, Larry, Ivan, Vander, Raouf, Lou, Shawn, Colin, Jose, Jaimi, Felipe, Nasim, Andrey, Illan, Bernon, Brian. Kris on the sides.
JCFC 3 Polonia Wallington 2 at Berry Lane Park
Great saves from Christian and key header by David Chase (assist Illan) after going down 1 - 0 on an own goal off a corner kick - and a PK by Shawn (foul in the box drawn by Paul on breakaway) and the finale from Shawn (assist Illan) provided just enough for JCFC to squeak by a very good Polonia Wallington 3 - 2. The Polish squad scored with 2 minutes remaining to make it a thriller in the rain. Team: Christian, Larry, Jake, Bernon, Brian, Raouf, Nabil, David C, Shawn, Illan, Paul, Vander, Ivan, Nasim, and Andrey.
FALL AND SPRING 2017-18 SCHEDULE
Sep 13 Friendly at BLP 8 PM v. Morris County FC 1 - 0
Sep 17 9 AM v. Hudson FC 2 - 1
Sep 24 BYE Friendly v FC Dynamo 3 - 2
Oct 01 9 AM v. Blue Stars FC 0 - 1
Oct 08 9 AM at Club Espana 4 - 1
Oct 15 830 AM v. SC Portuguese 1 - 0
Oct 22 9 AM v. Meadowlands Legends 6 - 1
Oct 29 9 AM v. Polonia Wallington 3 - 2
Nov 05 State Cup at Oakland Strikers 3 - 2
Nov 12 9 AM at Polonia Wallington. Postponed
Nov 19 9 AM at Hudson FC postponed
Nov 19 9 AM State Cup v Brick Americanos 1 - 4
Nov 22 is Thanksgiving Eve Training !!!!
Nov 26 Thanksgiving weekend - no game
Dec 03 11 AM at SC Portuguese 1 - 0
Apr 08 8 AM at Blue Stars FC 3 - 0
Apr 11 8 PM v. Hudson FC 4 - 0
Apr 15 9 AM v. Club Espana 4 - 1
Apr 22 8 PM at Meadowlands Legends 3 - 0
Apr 29 BYE
May 6, 20, June 3 to 24 is League Cup Tournament Games
JCFC 6 Meadowlands FC 1 at BLP
Raouf hat-trick lead the way as blasts from Dmitry and Lou along with Paul's first half header added three points to JCFCs tally this season. Dmitry assisted on Paul's goal, and Jake assisted on Lou's 25 yards screamer. Meadowlands closed the gap to within 1 when their free kick from 25 yards out was beautifully placed upper 90 giving the keeper no chance. Raouf's free kick skidding off the wall's head at the halftime gave JCFC a 3-1 advantage.
Dmitry then opened the 2nd half gathering a loose ball from 27 yards out and volleying it with pace into the net. Raouf then took another Dmitry pass and blasted it from 12 yards out on the run and Raouf finished off a Shawn cross from the right and volleyed it in the air left foot through the keepers legs. 6 -1 win.
Team: Christian, Larry, Jake, Jaimi, Bernon, Shawn, Nabil, Paul, Jose, Dmitry, Raouf, Nasim, Andrey, Lou, Kris, Felipe. Dmitry took the kits.
SCP 0 JCFC 1
Paul scored a goal with 17 minutes left to take the three points. Sport Club Portuguese lost their keeper to a red card with 10 minutes left when Raouf broke free and the net minder was caught outside the box saving the shot.
Team: Mirko, Jake, Vander, Brian, Ivan, Shawn, David C, Dmitry, Raouf, Nabil, Paul, Larry, Jose, Lou, Bernon, Nasim, Felipe: coaches Jaime and Kris.
JCFC travel to Newark and win 4 to 1 at Club Espana - capture 125 win all time
Slippery surface and wind with bursts of rain still didn't deny JCFC the 3 points. Two goals each half was enough to seal the victory as Paul (ua), Raouf (Shawn), Shawn (Nabil) and Nabil goals lead the way. Team: Mirko, Jake, Jaimi, Ivan, Larry, David C, Dmitry, Shawn, Nabil, Raouf, Paul, Nasim, Andrey, and Bernon.
JCFC battle tough, but fail to score 0 - 1 Blue Stars
A battle of two of the best clubs in NJ saw Blue Starts edge out JCFC 1 - 0 on a lone goal in the 30th minute of the 1st half. Against the wind, JCFC played an even game with the visitors. The 2nd half was one way traffic, 80 percent possession most likely, but the Blue Stars keeper saved the day with terrific save after save in both halves. Though a loss, JCFC can have a bright season, it's now up to the club spirit and ability to score.
Team: Mirko, Jake, Larry, Ivan, Dmitry, Jose, Raouf, Shawn, Vander, Owen, Nabil, Colin, Lou, David C, Bernon, Jaimi, Andrey, Paul.
JCFC 2 v. Hudson FC 1
JCFC with Dmitry two assist, a timely Jaimi left footed goal before halftime and Paul's 70th minute goal was enough to hold off the stingy Hudson FC squad. Though JCFC controlled the majority of the action on the HFC half, the city rival worked hard in the back to keep the game close.
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Jake, Andrey, Ivan, Larry, Raouf, Dmitry, Shawn, Nabil, Paul, Colin, Owen, Bernon, Nasim, and Brian. Coach Matias S.
Friendly v Morris County FC
JCFC looked impressive in their 1 - 0 friendly v. Morris County FC from GSSL Open Division. Lone goal by Colin with a cheeky back heel was enough.
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Ivan, Andrey, Jake, Shawn, Bernon, Larry, Paul, Jose, Felipe, Nabil, Nassim, Dan, Colin, Raouf, Owen, Dmitry, Lou A and Brian.
Injured: Christian, Kris, Matias
Away: Vander, Peter, Lee, David C
GREAT TURNOUT FOR RAIN TRAIN
As normal, JCFC trained in the rain. We train in 100 degree weather, in 8 degrees, snow, rain, mudslides, etc. 22 strong last night, great job everyone.
JCFC 2 Minas FC 3 in First Round League Cup
JCFC knocked out early by upstart Minas FC 3-2. JCFC scored early when Lee pushed the ball forward to Paul who crossed inside the 18 to Shawn who turned wonderfully in the box and smashed home the goal. Minas FC evened it up at half. 1-1 half. At the 55 minute, Lee found a red card. JCFC would have to play with 10 in the blistering heat. Surprisingly, JCFC then controlled the game, whereas the first half was predominantly held by Minas. But Minas would score first 2-1.. .. but then JCFC rallied and Raouf was thrown to the ground inside the box. Shawn deftly put the ball in. 2-2. The game reached OT. The first 15 went scoreless, but Minas broke away 3 v 2 and scored with 8 minutes left. Mirko was moved out of goal to striker, replaced by Bernon, JCFC pressed and pressed but couldn't equalize. Team: Mirko, Lee, Raouf, Paul, Bernon, Jaimi, Brian, Nasim, Nabil, Ivan, Vander, Shawn and Jose.
JCFC fall 2 to 4 v. Blue Stars
Goals by Mirko and Raouf (pk)
write up pending Bernon
JCFC 2 Club Espana 2
Despite injuries and sick people, JCFC drew a well organized Club Espana. Club Espana had the better of the play in the first half, but Mirko netted a wonderful header into the back of the goal off a Raouf cross to give the visitors the lead. CE scored two before half. The second half was all JCFC. A switch of Nabil to the left found the Moroccan international terrorizing the flank. The equalizer was received when midfielder convert Ivan sprinted down the right flank and found Shawn at the top of the 18 and blasted it past the keeper. A Mirko header hit the post in the final minute. 2-2 result. It must be said, Owen and Larry noted injuries on Jake, Paul, Shawn, Raouf and Matias (who was at the edge of throwing up all game, and still had a marvelous performance truly) gut it out and put it on the line for club.
Team: Christian (first game as keeper), Mirko, Shawn, Kris, Raouf, Paul, Nabil, Jake, Jaimi, Ivan, Matias, Bernon, Alan.
JCFC regrets lost chances in State Cup Semi v Kubala
Three breakaways, header off the post, another shot off the cross bar and tons of missed chances doomed the home squad. Two shots on goal the entire game by Kubala resulted in two goals. An evenly played first half ended 0-0. JCFC opened the second half quickly when Ben no looked a perfect pass to Lee sprinting down the middle of the pitch. Lee finished easily. Kubala was on their heels and JCFC was pressuring for that second goal, but all the opportunities resulted in nothing and finally Kubala scored with a combo down the right flank and a square pass into the six for the tap. The visitors scored with 10 left off a deep throw and scramble for the ball in the six yard box. Tough result knowing that two great chances in the first and then half a dozen in the second half went to the wayside. Sometimes in football, these things happen. Best of luck to United Serbs and Kubala in the final.
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Jake, Ivan, Vander, Ben, Kris, Lee, Shawn, Paul, Jose, Raouf, Alan, Bernon, Nabil, Nasim, Chris Long.
JCFC 5 v Hudson FC 0 at Caven Point
For the second consecutive game, JCFC kept a clean sheet and Kris lead the way. Kris made an early assist to Shawn in the 6 yard box. Then Kris was fouled inside the penalty area and Shawn converted the PK. Lee then gobbled up a loose ball and dribbled 25 yards into the box and blasted one home. 3-0 halftime. Kris added to his resume another goal off a Lee pass and Nabil got the fifth off a Raouf head-flick behind the defense. 5-0 result.
Team: Matias S, Alan, Nasim, Mirko, Jaimi, Chris Long, Bernon, Nabil, Shawn, Kris, Lee, Jose, Paul, Raouf.
JCFC 4 Meadowlands FC 0
Behind Kris' two goals and two assists, JCFC captured it's 8th GSSL North victory at Berry Lane Park. Kris received a Shawn pass at the top of the 18 and blasted it past the keeper. Raouf added to his goal tally this year with a wonderful volley from a Kris pass. Kris scored another goal on a wonderful combination play (assist from Raouf) where Kris dribbled past the defender and keeper. Jose made it four on a chip cross from Kris. Team: Mirko, Alan, Jake, Vander, Ivan, Peter, Bernon, Shawn, Kris, Raour, Nasim, Nabil, Jose, Paul.
JCFC 1 at SC Portuguese 2
First half lead provided by Paul's free kick meeting Raouf's head wasn't enough as JCFC struggled to pass the ball and was outplayed by it's northern division rival SC Portuguese in Newark. Injuries during the game didn't help. Team: Mirko, Alan, Larry, Paul, Raouf, Peter, Jaimi, Shawn, Nabil, Kris, Jose, Vander, Ivan, Chris.
JCFC advances to 3rd State Cup Semi Final in 4 years
Semi Final to be played in Jersey City week of May 15th v. Sportfriends Kubala
Spring Street 3 Brick Lions 2
United Serbs 5 Blue Stars 3
Sportfriends Kubala 6 Moonstar 3
JCFC 6 v Somerset 2
Lee Mulvaney led JCFC past Somerset Hills with three goals at Caven Point. Lee opened up the game scoring on an assist from Raouf. Then Kris provided a nifty flick into the box and Shawn one touched it out of the air into the goal. 2-1 halftime lead. Lee scored another goal from Shawn and another off a loose ball. Kris stole the ball from the keeper to make it the fifth goal and then Larry finished off the game with a Raouf long ball over the defense and putting the ball past the keeper from 25 yards out. 6 - 2 final score. Team: Mirko, Alan, Chris L, Jake, Bernon, Ivan, Shawn, Nasim, Larry, Matias, Jose, Kris, Raouf, and Paul.
Spring Schedule 2017
April 2 at Berry Lane Park v. Carteret Portuguese 9 AM 6 - 4
April 9 at Berry Lane Park v Somerset 6 - 2
April 16 is Easter
April 22 5:30 PM - Quarterfinal State Cup game - AWAY to Flemington
April 23 at Sport Club Portuguese 11 AM Ironbound Stadium 1 - 2
April 30 at Berry Lane Park v. Meadowlands FC 9 AM 4 - 0
May 7 at Berry Lane Park v. Hudson FC 9 AM 5 - 0
May 14 is BYE
May 15-19 State Cup Semi Final Sportsfriends Kubala 1-2
May 21 at Club Espana Newark 9 AM 2-2
May 28 is Memorial Day
June 4 at Blue Stars 9 AM 2-4
June 11 v Minas FC 2-3
JCFC 6 - Carteret Portuguese 4
The visitors from Carteret gave JCFC all the trouble in the world with 10 18 and 4. Controlling the first 25 minutes, Carteret scored the first to make it 1 nil. But JCFC stormed back against the wind and put in 3 goals in a span of 10 minutes. The first a Raouf cross finding Larry's head from six yards out. The second on a PK by Shawn after Raouf was mauled to the ground. The third from Larry cross to Raouf in the box. 3-1 half. JCFC made it 4 - 1 when a save by the keeper fell right into Nabil who blasted it home. Carteret scored on a PK and a wonderful volley from a cross. But JCFC sealed up the three points when Kris found Raouf and then Bernon found Nabil. The visitors scored their fourth, but that would be all the scoring in this intensely contested game. 6-4 JCFC.
JCFC 6 v Club Azores 1
JCFC played a super talented Club Azore at Berry Lane Park - first friendly of the season - and the outcome was glorious. Club Azore started quickly, moving the ball with pace and determination. The club from Newark scored first off an own goal. However, JCFC found its ground and started applying pressure to the Azore back four. Finally, Nabil evened it up before halftime with a nice shot. JCFC then went on a barrage of goals. Lee and Ben netted two each and Jose flicked a beauty off a corner kick. 6 - 1 JCFC. Team: Kris, Ben, Lee, Mirko, Vander, Larry, Ivan, Nasim, Nabil, Bobby, Shawn, Jake, Anto, Bernon, Jose, Alan, Dan.
Last Training of 2016 !
This wednesday December 21st will be the clubs last training. Enjoy the time off. We will commence training wednesday January 11th, 2017 in addition, Kris will be reserving SoFive indoor every sunday night. That will begin January 8th, 2017.
JCFC picks up State Cup Award at NJSA Hall of Fame Ceremony
On November 19, Bernon and Larry (and Ivan) attended the NJSA Hall of Fame Ceremony at Don Pepe in Newark, NJ and collected the NJ State Cup 2016 award on behalf of Jersey City FC
JCFC 4 Minas FC 2
JCFC won 4 - 2 to gather its sixth consecutive state cup victory. Raouf gave JCFC the lead when Jose made a beauty of a pass and Raouf crushed it at the top of the 18. Minas tied it up late in the half. 1-1. With a slight wind and sun in Minas eyes, JCFC dominated the second half. Raouf scored off a free kick that Jose drew. The kick was from 28 yards out. JCFC scored the third goal off a Paul throw that discombobulated the Minas defense resulting in an own goal. JCFC scored the fourth when Jaimi laid a perfect pass to Owen who charged into the box and put a neat finish into the back of the net. JCFC should have scored 8 or 9 goals but Minas played tough and it was a well deserved victory for the returning Champs.
Team: Mirko, Larry, Shawn, Jake, Vander, Ivan, Bernon, Jaimi, Nabil, Peter, Paul, Alan, Owen, Raouf, Jose. On another note, this was the clubs 200th game as over 30.
Club Espana 1 and JCFC 7
JCFC took control early capturing its fifth league win of the season. Larry sprinted past the defense on the left flank dishing the ball to Owen for the tap in. Nabil volleyed the second ball over the keeper on a Raouf cross field pass. Kris scooped up a loose ball and dribbled octagons around the Espana defense before a crisp left foot goal. Club Espana scored on a really nice goal. But JCFC regained its 3 goal advantage when Kris perfectly fed Anto who slotted a wonderful near post goal down the right side. 4-1 halftime.
Second half goals by Raouf (2) and Larry with assists from Larry, Jose, and Owen finished the visiting side. Great bounce back game, from Mirko making a couple wonderful saves, to a stellar defense playing the ball out of the back. Team: Jake, Jaimi, Ivan, Peter, Larry, Nabil, Shawn, Mirko, Jose, Cash, Owen, Kris, Anto, Raouf, Silas, Bernon, Alan, and coach Matias.
JCFC 3 SC Portuguese 2 at Berry Lane Park
A match of the last two NJ State Cup Champions proved as advertised. Rainy, Windy, Tense. Each team fighting hard. After 90 minutes, it was the 2016 Champs taking all 3 points in a crucial GSSL North game. Owen scored when Raouf placed a perfect pass through the defense and Owen skirted around the keeper to score. Owen scored his second after Nabil laid a perfect cross and Owen headed it and followed the rebound to blast it in. SCP scored to make it 2-1 at half with a wonderful header from 10. JCFC quickly scored to start the second half when a long Mirko punt found Larry who headed it to Raouf, who turned and shot far right post. SCP would score to make it 3-2. The SCP striker would secure his second yellow with 20 minutes left.
Team: Mirko, Larry, Ivan, Vander, Jake, Bernon, Alan, Matias, Shawn, Owen, Raouf, Silas, Kris, Nabil.
JCFC 1 Hudson FC 3 at Berry Lane Park
JCFC didn't match the intensity of HFC and paid dearly. Going down 1 early and giving away a cheap PK to go down 2..JCFC scored off a Raouf corner and headed in by Owen. But HFC scored quickly thereafter. JCFC had four or five clear chances from 6 yards out and missed all, including a PK off the post.
Team: Alan, Jake, Shawn, Kris, Vander, Larry, Jose, Raouf, Owen, Nabil, Jaimi, Paul, Bernon, Silas, Ivan, Peter. Cash on the sides.
JCFC defeats Somerset Hills 7-1
Somerset team had no good answer for fast pace and quality soccer from the visitors side. After one of the early counterattacks Lee freed up Raouf and the ball hit the back of the net, it was over. JCFC outplayed their opponents 5-1 in the first half with Raouf (2), Lee (2) and Owen's names on the scoresheet. Game slowed down in the second half but JCFC team was able to keep things on the field under control scoring two more goals from Owen and Mirko.
Team: Alan, Mirko, Ivan, Jake, Peter, Jaimi, Bernon, Matias, Silas, Paul, Nasim, Kris, Shawn, Raouf, Owen, Lee Assists: Ivan, Raouf (2), Kris (2), Lee
JCFC 2 Carteret Portuguese 7
JCFC 10 La Liga Flemington 0 at Berry Lane Park
Paul opened the scoring off several deflections after Ivan's corner kick. Second goal Shawn was tackled harshly in the box and a PK was awarded. Shawn stepped up and scored the PK. Kris then found the net when he pick pocket the defender and scored. 3-0 halftime.
Paul scored again off a Kris pass. Then bad luck struck LLF when the defender back passed it into the goal. Larry found the fifth goal off good pass movement and Lee assisted a wonderful pass in. Larry scored his second of the day of an Anto cross. Steve Cash got in the action when he left footed a blast off assist from Jose. Larry completed the hat trick with an 8 yard header off a superb cross from Anto on the right flank. Raouf capped it off with a goal from 30 yards out over the keepers arms.
Team: Matias, Larry, Alan, Cash, Shawn, Nabil, Jose, Kris, Raouf, Peter, Silas, Bernon, Lee, Anto, Paul and Ivan.
JCFC 8 at Meadowlands FC 1
JCFC rampaged through its first game of the season scoring 8 goals and allowing 1 v. Meadowlands FC. Paul opened his JCFC account flicking the ball in from an Ivan cross. Raouf scored two goals with assists from Shawn and Kris. Meadowlands FC scored on a corner kick wonder goal to end the half 3-1. JCFC put all worries aside when Raouf (assist Anto) completed his hat trick to make it 4-1 and then he worked a ball into Nabil who scored near post to make it 5-1. Raouf got another assist when he put a ball over the defense and Larry beat the keeper to make it 6-1. Shawn scored (Kris) the seventh and then another JCFC rookie Ivan streaked into the six on a Anto corner kick to make it 8 with a flick shot. Team: Bernon, Larry, Kris, Shawn, Cash, Jaimi, Alan, Raouf, Anto, Paul, Ivan, Nabil with Owen as coach.
Friendly Sept 7 750 PM @ Berry Lane Park
Friendly vs. Mr. Dennehy's Manhattan, NY.
Berry Lane Park - Jersey City NJ
4 to 3 win by JCFC, goals from Anto, Gus, and two by Raouf in a very fast paced well played game by both squads: Larry, Shawn, Alan, Gus, Seba, Nabil, Raouf, Jaimi, Cash, Silas, Ivan, Paul, Anto.
Fall Schedule 2016
Sep 11 JCFC 8 at Meadowlands FC 1
Sep 18 JCFC 10 v La Liga Flemington 0 - Berry Lane Park
Sep 25 JCFC 2 at Carteret Portuguese 7 - John Street (turf) 9 AM
Oct 02 JCFC 7 at Somerset Hills 1 - Miller Lane Fields (grass) 9 AM
Oct 09 JCFC 3 v SC Portuguese 2 - Berry Lane Park 9 AM
Oct 16 JCFC 1 at Hudson FC 3
Oct 23 JCFC 7 v Club Espana 1
Nov 13 JCFC 4 v Minas FC 2 - State Cup
Nov 20 JCFC at La Liga Flemington
JCFC finish 4th at Gorges Classic August 26-28
Roster: Larry, Daniel, Mirko, Peter D, Bernon, Alan, Raouf, Marino, Jaimi, Ivan, Vaso, Ratko, Paul, and Milun. Coach: Kris (because of injury)
Grantchester Meadows Soccer Fields at (Rt. 34) 1767 East Shore Dr, Lansing NY 14882
1st game 10 AM JCFC 0 Cornell Santos 0
2nd game 3 PM JCFC 1 Mamma Teresa Pizza FC 1 (goal by Mirko)
3rd game 11 AM JCFC 2 Cornell Mundial 1 (goals by Paul and Raouf)
Though JCFC finished fourth, the club faced the top 3 teams placed. The Cornell Clubs average age was 20 years old. And JCFC defeated Mundial who went 3 wins with only 1 loss ( :
1st place: Cornell Mundial (defeated Mamma Teresa Pizza 2-1)
2nd - 6th Place: Mamma Teresa Pizza; Cornell Santos; JCFC; Fordham University; Williamsburg Brooklyn International FC
Thanks to everyone who made the trip, many great memories and it was fun as hell. Thanks to guest players Vaso who played one game Saturday....Ratko who covered the left defense all three games and Milun -- who somehow Ratko convinced to drive 4 hours in the middle of the night to play one game on Sunday. Daniel our young Danish training player and the rest of the JCFC squad, big thanks and great job not losing any games to some really talented squads. MVP would be Jaimi for his anchoring the defense which only allowed 2 goals in 3 games.
Wednesday Training at Berry Lane Park NOW ON
Our days of training at Grand Street is done. We are now using Berry Lane Park. Berry Lane Park lies near Communipaw Avenue, bordering Garfield Avenue and Woodward Avenue. Lightrail access is Garfield Avenue Station.
Parking on Street, best to park the car on Garfield cross streets Union and Bramhall. Field is right next to light rail.
See you there !!!!!!
So...how do I get to WSB after training now that we moved
Go up Garfield Avenue and cross over Communipaw Avenue.
Garfield will merge into Grand Street, so stay right. Turn right onto Grand Street and follow...you will go past Gateway Grand Street Turf Field.
After you pass that, turn left after McDonald's onto Monmouth. Stay on Monmouth for about 1 mile until you reach 10th Street. Take a left on 10th and another quick left on Brunswick and you are now at the home bar of the New Jersey State Champions.
JCFC 1 v Blue Stars 4 GSSL O30 League Cup Final
Just wasn't our day. Missing four key playmakers, the club drove all the way to Blue Stars home field. Blue Stars struck first and scored again at the last minute of half. A couple of weird goals in the second half sealed the deal, though JCFC fought hard and finally played really well the last 30 minutes, but too late. A goal by Nabil from Peter was a small consolation. Raouf hit the cross bar in the first half and Bernon hit the post in the second half and thus it was not meant to be. Congrats to BS. Team: Larry, Mirko, Jose, Peter, Bernon, Nabil, Jaimi, Kris, Shawn, Raouf, Silas, Matias, and Stan.
Training Continues ALL SUMMER ! Every Wednesday
BERRY LANE PARK, Training will also continue for the summer. Every Wednesday 8 PM . .. Beers at White Star afterwards…SEASON IS OVER BUT WE NEVER STOP TRAINING. Training always, all the time, every Wednesday.
JCFC travel to Lincroft v. FC Fair Haven win 4 - 3
Jersey City traveled to Thompson Park and pulled out a 4 -3 victory to send the club to the GSSL O30 League Cup final. Fair Haven scored after 15 minutes but JCFC equalized when Stan laid off a pass to Lee who blasted it past the keeper from 22 yards outside straight away. 1 - 1 halftime. JCFC stormed to a 3 - 1 advantage when Stan stole the ball and broke free and duped the keeper for the tap in. Lee also picked up a loose ball, dribbled through various defenders and smashed a far post shot from 18. Fair Haven scored on a PK and then a corner kick to tie before Owen was taken down in the box with 12 remaining and Shawn buried the shot. 4 - 3. Team: Mirko, Peter, Nabil, Bernon, Silas, Larry, Owen, Kris, Lee, Stan, Shawn with Sides run by Dario and Jaimi. It must be noted, the combo of Peter and Nabil filled in valiantly for missing starters Cash and Jake at center defense. A total team effort without subs in a very horrid heat.
JCFC 5 vs. Minas FC 1 at Caven Point
Newly crowned State Champs maintained their momentum from Saturday by swooping past Minas FC of Long Branch, NJ 5 - 1. Shawn put a solid through ball to Raouf who maneuvered into the box and was fouled. Shawn nailed the PK. Minas FC scored the next off a scramble in the box after a corner kick. 1 - 1 at Half. The second half Minas FC was blitzed by an up tempo JCFC squad. Dragoslav launched a cross field pass into the 18 where Lee finished it off. A handball in the box resulted in Kris putting a PK into the net from the spot. The next two goals Shawn tapped in a rebound and Lee (assist Stanley on combo from Raouf) dazzled his way through a defender and keeper. Team: Mirko, Larry, Jake, Dario, Shawn, Lee, Stanley, Silas, Bernon, Alan, Nabil, Raouf, Dragoslav, Kris, Chris L and sides: Cash and Jaimi
GSSL O30 LEAGUE CUP SCHEDULE
2016-O30 DIVISION LEAGUE CUP/PLAYOFFS
Weekend of JUNE 5, 2016 (QUARTERFINALS)
Q1 BLUE STARS FC 4 - BULLDOGS FC O30 SOUTH - 1
Q2 JERSEY SH BOCA 3 - SC PORTUGUESE - 2
Q3 FAIR HAVEN FC 2 - PERTH AMBOY - 1
Q4 JERSEY CITY FC 5 - MINAS FC - 1
Weekend of JUNE 12, 2016 (SEMIFINALS)
Home team determined by the position of the teams on May 29, 2016
S1 P3Q1-P3Q2 TTBD BLUE STARS - JS BOCA
S2 P3Q3-P3Q4 TTBD FHFC 3 - JCFC 4
Weekend of JUNE 19, 2016 - FATHER'S DAY - NO GAMES SCHEDULED
Weekend of JUNE 26, 2016 (FINAL)
JERSEY CITY FC 1 - Blue Stars 4 At a location chosen by the League
Jersey City FC are NJ State Cup Champions
Jersey City FC are now New Jersey O30 State Cup Champs. Spring Street FC scored on a rifle shot with 10 minutes remaining. But Jersey City never stopped believing. A ball found its way in the box where Larry headed it on and Raouf headed the ball from 8 yards out just over the keeper's finger tips into the back of the net. From there, the game continued into another scoreless 30 minutes of extra time. JCFC missed the first PK and so did Spring Street. From there, 6 consecutive PK's were made until Mirko (who made a PK himself), saved the shot and the team rushed to the box to celebrate. An accomplishment well deserved when you look at the clubs JCFC had to defeat to bring the silverware back to Jersey City. It has to be noted, Owen was unbelievable, holding the ball up and putting in 120 minutes of hard work under difficult circumstances, I am sure Spring Street are happy not to see him again. PK made: Shawn, Dario, Cash, Chris L, Peter, Mirko.
Team: Kris, Bernon, Shawn, Jake, Alan, Mirko, Cash, Silas, Peter, Jose, Owen, Raouf, Dario, Chris L, and Jaimi as coach. Sidelines were Dragoslav, Juan, Speedy and some of our lady supporters who we love so much.
Spring 2016 Schedule Out
April 03 at Somerset Hills 9 AM 6 - 0
April 10 at Meadowlands FC 8 AM 3 - 0
April 13 at Ramapo FC 9 pm 1 - 0
April 17 at Sporting Club Portuguese 1 - 5
April 24 v. Liga de Flemington 9 AM forfeit
May 01 v. Perth Amboy Portuguese 9 AM 4 - 0
May 03 v. Blue Stars at Caven Point 8:30 PM 4 - 0
May 08 v. Hudson FC 9 AM 4 - 0
May 18 v JS Boca State Cup Semi at Caven Point 2 - 1
May 22 at Club Espana 3 - 3
June 04 is State Cup Final JCFC v. Spring Street 2-1 PKs
June 07 v Minas FC 5 - 1 at Caven Point - League Cup
June 12 at Fair Haven FC 4 - 3 - League Cup Semi
June 26 at Blue Stars 1 - 4 League Cup Final
How JCFC made it to the State Cup Final
This Saturday evening at 6 PM will decide the new NJ State Cup Champion. Jersey City FC who was a semi-finalist to eventual State Champ Scots-American Kearny two years ago seeks it's first ever title v. Spring Street FC. Both clubs defeated four very tough opponents mainly with solid defense. Jersey City defeated North Jersey US Division Champ Clarkestown and former State Champ (2013) NJ Lions in the fall. Then JCFC defeated 2015 North Jersey World Division Champ Ramapo 1-0 in Clifton before defeating Jersey Shore Boca 2-1 at Caven Point.
JCFC 2 and Jersey Shore Boca 1 - faces FC Spring Street
JCFC caught Boca cold in the first 20 minutes on a Shawn goal assisted by Raouf in the box and then a beauty of a free kick by Jose from 25 yards out sealed the deal in a wild affair. Boca moved the ball well in the second half though JCFC had the better clear cut chances. A late goal by Boca with five minutes didn't provide the guests enough time to equalize. JCFC face FC Spring Street whom defeated FC Fair Haven 1 - 0 for the New Jersey O30 State Cup Trophy on June 5. Location and Time determined by New Jersey Soccer Association. Team: Mirko, Alan, Bernon, Larry, Jake, Cash, Silas, Stanley, Owen, Nabil, Peter, Chris Long, Kris, Raouf, Anto, Shawn, Jose with Jaimi running the lines.
JCFC travel to Ironbound v Club Espana games end 3 - 3 again
Goals by Silas (assist Kris), Larry, and Nabil (assist Mirko) again couldn't assure JCFC 3 points as Club Espana scored a PK with 2 minutes left. However, the game ended controversially when Nabil broke through the midfield and launched a rocket. The keeper tipped it off the cross bar and Mirko followed in to head in a goal. However, fearing for his life, the referee declared an offside and later admitted so, "the other club is coo-koo". All is good as JCFC ends the regular season campaign in second place and will host a first round league cup game in June. JCFC rears its head to its most important game on June 5, the NJ State Cup Final. Team: Peter, Shawn, Alan (as GK), Dario, Nabil, Kris, Jake, Bernon, Silas, Owen, Stanley, Mirko, Larry, and Cash as the Coach.
JCFC 4 Hudson FC 0 at Weehawken
JCFC took a 1 - 0 lead into half time after Kris zig zagged through the Hudson FC defense and right footed a shot into the corner post from 16 yards out. In the second half, JCFC scored three more. Mirko found Nabil floating outside right and Nabil cracked a shot from 22 denting the net. Anto scored another on a turn around shot squeezing it past the keeper from 15 yards out. Lastly, Kris found his second when Larry crossed in and Anto flicked it past the defense and Kris settled the ball and then left footed a goal from 12 yards out. Team: Coach: Matias with Alan as goalkeeper, Jake, Cash, Silas, Peter, Shawn, Nabil, Kris, Owen, Anto, Dario, Larry, Mirko, and Bernon.
JCFC 4 Blue Star 0 at Cochrane Stadium
JCFC tacked on three goals in the first half and another in the second half while maintaining a clean sheet v. Blue Star FC. Owen scored off a wonderful feed from Raouf volleying the ball over the keeper from 18 yards out. Owen returned the favor and found Raouf on the left who rifled a shot past the keeper from 20 yards out. Then Raouf recorded his second assist of the game crossing with his left foot finding Shawn streaking into the box to smash it in. Kris put the finishing touch when he received a Silas cross from the right flank, taking a touch and then sliding the ball past the keeper. A wonderful job by everyone from the keeper to the forwards to the coaches on the sides. Team: Chris Long, Mirko, Alan, Larry, Jake, Cash, Silas, Jose, Shawn, Kris, Raouf, Owen, Anto, Nabil, Peter. Coaches: Jaimi, Bernon.
JCFC 4 Perth Amboy 0 at Weehawken
A first half goal by Jose was enough to capture 3 vital points in GSSL North. In the second half, Dario launched a missile to Raouf on the right flank who found Owen at the PK spot whom smashed it in one time. The third goal Nabil found Raouf who juked left and beat the keeper near post with his left foot. The fourth goal was misjudged by the keeper and Stan was able to score. Team: Cash, Alan, Jake, Silas, Bernon, Jose, Dario, Owen, Stan, Shawn, Raouf, Larry, Nabil, Peter with Coach Matias.
JCFC 1 Liga Flemington 0 - FORFEIT
Liga Flemington was not able to field a team for the game.
JCFC travel to Newark v. SC Portuguese
JCFC lost to last year's State Cup Champions 5 to 1. SCP just flat out hustled a tired and lethargic JCFC. A Stan Maxi goal off pure strength and clinical finishing with 10 men got JCFC on the board. Roster: Mirko, Anto, Larry, Cash, Shawn, Raouf, Owen, Stan, Silas, Alan K, Kris, Nabil, Lee, Dario, Jose
JCFC 1 Ramapo FC 0 . . . ADVANCE TO SEMI FINAL
JCFC scored on assist by Cash and goal by Raouf off a corner kick in the first half to advance to NJ State Cup Semi Final for the second time in three years. Excellent play by everyone involved, total team effort to defeat an excellent Ramapo FC.
This will be 2nd time in 3 years JCFC reached NJ State Cup semi-final. Let's hope this year will see the club push through to the final.
ROSTER: Lee, Larry, Owen, Kris, Cash, Mirko (goalkeeper), Alan K, Nabil, Jake, Shawn, Bernon, Silas, Raouf, Peter, Jose, Anto, Stan COACHES: Jaimi with Dragoslav and Mark on the sides
JCFC 3 Meadowlands FC 0 at Laurel Hill Park
Nabil put away a rebound from 12 in the first half and Anto and Raouf provided the insurance in the second half. A give and go between Anto and Raouf set up the games second goal and Raouf blasted a shot from 25 for the third assisted by Shawn. Alan kept another clean sheet.
Roster: Larry, Jake, Shawn, Bernon, Nabil, Raouf, Anto, Peter, Owen, Jose, Cash, Silas, Alan
Coach: Matias and Jaimi
Notes: The win tied the all time club mark for consecutive wins at 7.
JCFC 6 vs. Somerset Hills 0 at RIVER ROAD Fields
JCFC pitched a shutout and Mirko scored 4 goals and 2 assists to defeat Somerset Hills 6-0 in Bedminster NJ. Goals by Cash and Owen complimented the first half hat trick by Mirko as JCFC lead 5-0 at half. Solid play all around. No major errors and good team play doomed the respectable opponents. Assist by Jake, Jose, Shawn, and Silas. ROSTER: Larry, Mirko, Bernon, Alan in goal, Silas, Stan, Nabil, Owen, Jose, Spilman, Jake and Cash.
Holiday Party 29th of December Lots of Fun
JCFC enjoyed the slightly extended 1 hour Open bar, appetizers of sliders and pizza, buffet of pasta and lemon chicken with potatoes and Brussels sprouts and desert. A cheerful night indeed as many of the JCFC contingent showed up looking sharp and the girls even more beautiful than ever. Contending for the crown of best dressed was a very formidable and most competitive group. Juan and Dario showed up as twins with the fine camel-hounds tooth jackets. Mark as always worked his magic once again. But this year, new arrival Jose finally knocked Mark off his perch. Featuring a dazzling array of color (peach pants and checkered tie), Jose brought home the title. Thank you to White Star Bar for hosting a great evening.
Distinguished guests were Larry, Irina; Mark H, Cash, Cristiane; Juan; Peter; Lee + Lee's brother + 2; Kris J; Alan, Amanda; Matias S, Soldedad; Chris L , KaLa; Brett; Jake, Christine; Nabil; Raouf; Jaimi; Marino, Liz; Christoph, Yelana; Jose + friend; Dario; Sean G, Maria; John Skeete + 1, Brian McDermott,
JCFC 6 Hudson FC 1 at Lincoln Park JC
Dario scored when the keeper mishandled a punch out from a corner. Hudson FC tied the game on a set piece from a corner kick. JCFC scored right before half when Mirko quickly launched a ball to Raouf who beat two defenders and scored. 2-1 halftime.
Dario scored a sizzler off his left foot from a feed from Lee. Raouf scored with his head when Dario received a short corner kick on the right flank. Next was Lee (assist Nabil) who beat the defender and keeper and nailed it in with his left foot. Stanley scored (assist Lee) the final goal to finish the victory.
Team: Coaches Shawn and Matias. Mirko, Jake, Jaimi, Larry, Silas, Peter, Jose, Cash, Nabil, Owen, Dario, Kris, Lee, Stanley. Cheering was Anto.
THANKSGIVING EVE 2015 TRAINING
THIS IS OUR BEST AND FAVORITE TRAINING. . . IF YOU CAN'T MAKE TRAINING, HEAD STRAIGHT TO THE PUB AT 10 PM. LETS BE THANKFUL FOR THE FRIENDS WE HAVE AND THE GAME WE LOVE TO PLAY….SALUD
Nov. 25 - Wednesday - Grand Street Thanksgiving Training and Party After
JCFC 2 Meadowland FC 1 ...under rain @ Caven Point
Two second half goals by Lee lead JCFC to their fifth consecutive victory. The first goal was within the first few minutes of the second half. Raouf sent a picture perfect left footed cross and Lee smashed it home from the top of the six with his head. The second was a long play in from Jake, Lee took the ball out of the air and struck the ball in from 15 yards out. A late goal by the visitors was too little too late. The conditions of the game was awful. A lake that covered the 18 prevented any JCFC opportunity in the first half.
Team: Mirko, Alan, Larry, Lee, Chris L, Kris, Bernon, Silas, Stanley, Nabil, Jake, Jaimi, Cash, Dario, and Raouf
JCFC knock NJ Lions from State Cup 2-0
Goals by Lee and Stanley assisted by Larry and Nabil along with a clean sheet moved JCFC into the next round of NJ State Cup action. One goal in each half and solid defending and dangerous counter-attacking was enough to thwart the Hudson County rivals out of the tournament. A very entertaining and well played game by both squads. Team: Larry, Owen, Kris, Dario, Cash, Lee, Jaimi, Jake, Alan, Bernon, Silas, Nabil, Mirko, Peter, Stanley and Dragoslav. Sidelines were Shawn, Matias, and Marino.
JCFC 1 Perth Amboy 0 at John St Soccer Park for 100th All Time
In this reporters eyes, what a great day, Eagles win, Red Bulls advance to Conference Finals and JCFC score a victory finally at John Street Soccer Park. A Lee blast from the 18 received in from an Owen cross in the 15th minute was enough to secure JCFC's 100th all time win in over 30 club history. Everyone knows, JCFC has been around since 1999 and switched to Over 30 in 2005-06 season. Many memorable victories have been recorded on this website for your reading pleasure on Game Results. Team: Larry, Cash, Dario, Dragoslav, Alan,Tony, Nabil, Stanley, Silas, Jaimi, Bernon, Lee, Antog, Raouf, Kris and Peter.
State Cup - JCFC downs Clarkstown FC in Overtime 4-2
A hard fought victory was earned by the boys in silver at Weehawken Waterfront Park. After going down by a goal early in the game, JCFC rallied back after Anton was able to poke the ball away from the keeper's feet to tie the game. With the score leveled, JCFC took over the midfield but was unable to find the winning goal forcing the game went into overtime. JCFC continued the high-pressure game and Dario was able to find the back of the net with a great volley from 30 yards out. From there on, it was all silver. Raouf scored the third one assisted by Kris and Kris scored the fourth one assisted by Larry after Owen stole the ball. JCFC will now face NJ Lions FC in the next round of the State Cup.
Mirko, Alan. Larry, Jaimi, Cash, Bernon, Peter. Silas, Spillman, Kris, Raouf, Dario, Owen, Drago, Anton.
Welcome Baby Leon
JCFC is very happy to announce that Kris and his wife have welcomed Baby Leon into the world. He was born on October 22nd weighing 7lbs and measuring 20 inches. Both Leon and Mom are doing great. Dad also made it out in one piece and we think he'll be available for the game on Sunday. JCFC management has filed a discovery claim with the league to sign Baby Leon in the Fall of 2045. Congrats to Kris and wife, from the entire JCFC family.
JCFC 3 SC Portuguese 0
Behind 2 Raouf specialties, JCFC decisively controlled the majority of play and won 3 to 0 at Weehawken. The first goal of the game when Jose scored a free kick after Larry drew the red card from the SCP defender 15 minutes into the game. Assist by Shawn Spilman on Raouf's second goal (JCFC third of the game) sealed the victory.
Team: Alan, Jake, Cash, Silas, Bernon, Larry, Owen, Raouf, Chris L, Jose, Kris, Shawn, Dario, Lee, Peter.
JCFC first game ever at Futbol Liga Flemington results in loss
Two goals by Larry (assist by Anto) was not enough as JCFC could not hold onto a 1 - 0 lead. Missed chances and two goals called back forced JCFC into a battle with the home side. Result 3-2 Loss.
Team: Larry, Alan, Mirko, Silas, Bernon, Kris, Raouf, Anto, Lawir, Jose, Dragoslav, Jake, Tony, Coaching: Matias.
Club Espana 3 JCFC 3 at Weehawken
Goals from Raouf, Kris and Anto that took 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 leads was not enough to hold Club Espana back. Two 2nd half set pieces doomed JCFC. Especially a last play corner kick in the 90th minute. Assists from Dragoslav and Owen.
Team: Coach Matias, Larry, Kris, Jake, Silas, Bernon, Owen, Anto, Lawir, Shawn, Raouf, Dragoslav, Alan.
2014-2015 GSSL Over 30 A Division Champions
JCFC 2 v. Somerset Hills 0
Two assists by Anto finished off by Kris in the first half and Shawn in the second half was enough to start the season with 3 points. Something JCFC has rarely done in the past. The first twenty minutes saw JCFC hammering the visitors. However, the play needs to improve to continue the clubs success.
Team: Tony, Alan, Dario, Drago, Eric, Jaimi, Jake, Jose, Kris, Larry, Owen, Raouf, Shawn, Silas, Cash, Peter, Anto.
Prelim Fall Schedule OUT . . .
All home games at Weehawken UNLESS otherwise noted
Sep 20 - Somerset Hills (home) 2 - 0
Sep 27 - Blue Stars FC (away) 9 AM "Disaster"
Oct 04 - Club Espana (home) 10 AM 3 - 3
Oct 11 - Liga de Futbol Flemington (away) 930 AM @ LENAPE PARK 2 - 3 Loss
Oct 18 - SC Portuguese (home) 8 AM 3 - 0
Oct 25 - bye
Nov 01 - Clarkstown SC NJ State Cup 4 - 2
Nov 08 - Perth Amboy Portuguese (away) 9 AM 1 - 0
Nov 15 - NJ Lions NJ State Cup 2 - 0
Nov 19 - Meadowlands FC (home 8:30 PM @ Caven Point) 2 - 1
Nov 22 - Hudson FC (away) Lincoln Park JC 9 AM 6 - 1
Dec 06 - Blue Stars (home) *spring make up game
Fall Season Record 7 wins 1 draw 2 defeats as of Nov 23
Kearny Scots American Friendly at Caven Point 4-0 JCFC win
JCFC took a 1 nil halftime lead and tallied three goals to win their final pre-season game 4-0 at Caven Point v. 2014 State Cup Champions Scots American (Kearny NJ). Goals by Raouf, Medin, Anto and Dario.
Mr. Dennehy's Friendly at Caven Point 2 -1 JCFC win
A vivacious and lively action filled friendly played by both clubs at a high level. Shawn and Kris netted goals assists from Larry and Lee. Mirko kept a clean sheet and Alan made a brilliant save at the end to preserve the lead.
2 to 1 JCFC
JCFC take their 2nd Lucie Bennett Cup
Congratulations to JCFC for capturing a third trophy this year. JCFC deservedly captured the Lucie Bennett trophy facing stiff competition under the beaming sun. JCFC pitched two shut outs but then surrounded four goals in a back to back game. 7 points was enough to win the group and face an undefeated untied Empire United. JCFC lead the championship game 2 to 1 and 3 to 2 but gave away both. However, it was Big Alan Kennedy who saved the first PK, watched the second PK rattle the cross bar and then saved the fourth PK giving JCFC the glory. Job well done.
Team was: Larry, Kris, Silas, Marino, Alan, Jaimi, Lee, Jose, Drago, Henry, Eric, Bobby with guests Collin, Christian and Stanley
SCHEDULE all games on Field 2
JCFC 3 Hillsborough United 0
JCFC 2 Shamrock Rovers 0
JCFC 4 FC Overlap 4
JCFC 7 points, Hillsborough United 6 points, FC Overlap 2 points, Shamrock Rovers 1 point
Championship Game JCFC 3 Empire United 3 - JCFC win 3 to 1 in PK
Weehawken Twilight 2015
We are fortunate to have Eric, Kris and Lee handling the Weehawken Twilight Soccer 2015. It is super important we ALL volunteer one evening. Even half a session is helpful if you can split with another person. Here is the dates, start emailing all three to confirm your date:
Twilight Soccer - - NOTE: Eric or Kris will always be at Weehawken
July 06 - Eric, Kris and Lee - DONE
July 08 - Eric, Kris - DONE
July 13 - Chris L, Kris - DONE
July 15 - Owen, Lee - DONE
July 20 - Jose M, Kris - DONE
July 22 - Shawn S, Jaimi - DONE
July 27 - Raouf, Kris - DONE
July 29 - Eric, Alan K - DONE
Aug 03 - Eric, Kris - DONE
Aug 05 - Eric, Rauf - DONE
Aug 10 - Larry, Kris and Jake - DONE
Aug 12 - Marino, Lee - CANCELLED
END OF TWILIGHT
JCFC take Serbian Land Cup
JCFC went undefeated winning games 6-2; 6-5 and 5-1 to capture their first ever Serbian Land Summer Cup. The club thanks Serbian Land and its gracious hosts and Mirko for inviting the club. The food was delicious, the grass fields in excellent condition and lots of beers. Thanks to the players for driving all the way to Exit 12. JCFC: Mark, Larry, Dragoslav, Mirko, Kris, Raouf, Jaimi, Alan, Eric, Brett M, Owen, and guests Pope and Borko.
HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
To.......Lee ...…Bernon .........and Kris !!
BBQ a Fun Time
Thank you Sean Gibson again for hosting a great BBQ and big thumbs up to Jaimi for cooking all the food. The annual BBQ was full of laughs and good times. Alan, Mirko, Brett, Lee, Mark, Larry, Brian, Marino, Kris, Gibson, John Skeete, Shawn, Jaimi, Eric, Matias, and many of the girls and kids were there as well.
Next up is Serbian Land August 2 tournament and Lucy Bennet Charity Tournament on August 15. Lets go !
JCFC field Trip a Fun Outing to Red Bull Arena 7/1/15 7:30 PM
Lacey . . FCD. . Boca all forfeit
Our season has concluded with three home forfeits in a row. . . we stand at 42 points and first place. The season started with a bang as a back and fourth battle at Perth Amboy ended with a last minute loss. The first four games would have JCFC in ninth place with 0 wins and 2 draws and 2 losses. However, JCFC would win its next nine out of 10 games played, only drawing once. The spring season started impressively with wins at Fair Haven, then consecutive wins at home v Perth Amboy and Blue Stars and ending with road victories at Monmouth Red Star and SC Portuguese, both State Cup finalists. If JCFC is declared the winner of Over 30 A . . this would be four consecutive seasons as first place champions, two being in Over 30 North and the last two Over 30 A.
JCFC host Lacey at Weehawken 9 AM 6-7-2015 POSTPONED..BUT WE ARE TRAINING
Cash, Jake, Kris, Raouf, Alan, Brian with Owen, Eric, Larry, Tony and Dragoslav . . June 7, 2015 at Weehawken Waterfront Park.
Lacey could not field a team and will forfeit, but JCFC still used the field to enjoy a scrimmage, SO…..we scrimmaged 8 v 8 on a beautiful sunday morning.
JCFC 4 at SC Portuguese 1 at Ironbound Stadium
JCFC continued its winning ways this spring with another hard fought victory v. a talented and dangerous SC Portuguese club. JCFC scored when Kris found Raouf at the edge of the box and Raouf skillfully placed it into the back of the net. SCP desperate to draw the game even pressured...when 17 found himself alone inside the six...but was denied by a brilliant save by Mirko...not once but twice...And then just prior to half time, Silas passed to Lawir who passed to Kris who put a perfect ball into space to Larry who beat the keeper. 2-0 Half. JCFC increased its margin when Larry found Lee who tap danced around the defense and scored left footed. Kris put the game out of reach when his shot deflected off the defender and went right through the keepers legs. 4-1 win. Juan "Gaffer" Hidalgo played in his last game, going out in style, taking a foul, committing a foul, and nearly scoring in his 15 minutes of duty. Juan ran the sidelines most games the last three or four years, sacrificing playing time to ensure the club progressed . . . . the club was fortunate to his committment to this role and club, which spans many years.
Team: Mirko, Alan, Jake, Silas, Larry, Tony, Raouf, Shawn, Cash, Kris, Dragoslav, Lee, Jose, Eric, Juan, Lawir.
JCFC PREPS for Final Stretch ….BUT PLAYS NONE
JCFC finds itself ahead of Perth Amboy with the Portuguese squad from Middlesex County having one game in hand.
Here is our schedule:
Lacey Americans in Weehawken June 7 9 AM FORFEIT
FC Dynamo in Weehawken June 14 10 AM FORFEIT
Jersey Shore Boca in Weehawken June 21 8 AM FORFEIT
DO WE GET ANY MONEY BACK FOR GAMES NOT PLAYED BC OF FORFEITS . . .
JCFC at Real City POSTPONED
JCFC showed up only to find a County Park vehicle blocking the entrance to the pitch for electrical issues due to the previous evenings rain.
White Shorts White Socks
Be at Field before 8:30 AM
Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus NJ - Bring both Turf and Grass footwear
WE WILL LEAVE PARK AND SIXTH AT 8 AM
TAKE 139 WEST AND BEAR RIGHT ON TO RT 1/9 NORTH. DRIVE PAST RINGSIDE BAR AND WHITE MANA AND BEAR RIGHT TO MAKE THE LEFT HAND TURN. YOU WILL BE ON RT 653 COUNTY ROAD. CONTINUE TO FOLLOW COUNTY ROAD TO THE NJ TURNPIKE AND THEN THAT WILL CHANGE TO NEW COUNTY ROAD. LAUREL HILL PARK WILL BE THERE. PLEASE SEE MAPS. THE FIELD IS OFF OF 15X ON THE NJ TURNPIKE ALSO.
JCFC travels to Manasquan, looks to continue streak
It was a beautiful sunday morning, and the men from JCFC drove down to the shore looking to continue their winning spring campaign. By all accounts, seems Lawir was the first one down to the Atlantic Club. Impressive.
The game did not start off well for City, as at the 3:45 mark, Monmouth striker got free on a corner and headed the ball into the back of the net. Their short lived joy was not to last, as the mistake was paid back when a Silas throw found Kris, who moved it forward with a no-look flick to Lee, who found Raouf on the opposite side of the pitch -- and as Raouf is wont to do, he looked for the shot and provided a beautiful screamer across the mouth of the goal to the back post. Eight minutes in and the game was tied at 1.
Monmouth did not take many shots onto Mirko's goal, but they did clog up the middle of the pitch making it hard for City's men to do their thing. In the second half, Owen found Lee who slotted the ball into the net.
With 15 to go in the game, Monmouth found themselves knocking on the City goal, and with their second shot of the game on target, they found their 2nd goal, tying the game at 2.
With less than a quarter hour to go in the match, the City manager, looking for the full three points, pulled out a defender and pushed the offensive. The last five minutes saw the Monmouth keeper knocked out of the game in a collision with Silas, as well as Owen pulling up lame as his his hamstring went. The ref added an additional four minutes to make up for the lost time, and it was in these last minutes that Cash headed a ball only he could find, over to Raouf who slotted it in to Lee.. a few lucky bounces and Lee buried it past the reserve keeper.
The last two minutes, City defended with all players behind the ball as Monmouth mounted one last attack. It was for naught, as City won the game 3-2 to continue the winning spring campaign.
Squad: Mirko, Jake, Jaimi, Tony, Silas, Eric, Matias, Drago, Cash, Spillman, Raouf, Lawir, Kris, Lee, Owen, Alan, Juan
Mgr : Juan, Alan assisting.
Next Up - Away @ Real City
JCFC 1 Blue Star 0
A Shawn Spilman 38 yard bomb over the keeper lifted JCFC to another three points over a top rival in GSSL O30 A Division. Kris secured the ball and passed to Raouf at midfield who one touched it into open space to the overlapping Spilman whom recognized the keeper was out of position and launched a glorious ball into the net. Great game amongst two great teams.
Team: Juan and Alan coaching, Mirko, Larry, Dragoslav, Geremy, Jaimi, Lawir, Spilman, Jake, Cash, Tony, Silas, Matias, Kris, Raouf, Owen, Lee.
JCFC 5 Perth Amboy 3
JCFC v. Perth Amboy Portuguese, always a classic and this was no exception. Owen scored mid way through the first half to make it 1-0. But PAP number 9 Pedreiras scored three goals in 10 minutes to give the league leaders the advantage. However, right before half, Owen was grounded in the box and Spilman put the PK away. 3-2 half. JCFC pressed early in the second half and Larry capitalized on a free ball in the box to even it up. Kris scored the fourth on a drop pass from Lawir and then finalized the scoring with a pass from Spilman, slicing a left footed shot into the corner. 5-3 JCFC.
Team: Mirko, Cash, Jake, Silas, Tony, Eric, Larry, Alan, Chris L, Kris, Raouf, Owen, Geremy, Lee, Lawir, Matias, Shawn, Dragoslav.
JCFC takes 3 to start the Spring .. .. .. defeat Fair Haven 2-1 in Lincroft
Raouf scored a free kick from 22 in the first half and then was tripped in the box in the second half. Spilman nailed the PK providing JCFC with a much needed 3 points on the road. Another FC Fair Haven - Jersey City FC battle.
Team: Manager Juan, Assisting was Alan; Larry Mirko Kris Lee Cash Raouf Dragoslav Jake Tony Silas Lee Lawir Eric Spilman Geremy Owen
JCFC Spring Schedule
April 12 9 AM at FC Fair Haven (2-1)
April 19 11AM v Perth Amboy at Weehawken (5-3)
April 26 9 AM v Blue Stars at Weehawken (1-0)
May 03 9 AM at Monmouth Red Star (3-2)
May 17 9 AM at Real City FC (F - League Decision)
May 31 11 AM at Sporting Club Portuguese (4-1)
June 07 9 AM v Lacey Americanos at Weehawken (F)
June 14 10 AM v FC Dynamo at Weehawken (F)
June 21 8 AM v. JS Boca at Weehawken (F)
JCFC registered for Sunday Night League at Capelli Center
A mixed group of lads, three americans, serbian, english bloke, ecuadorian, algerian, polska, two nigerian brothers, an irishman, and espana!
JAN 11 915 V N ARLINGTON FIELD 1 - IN: Larry, Mirko, Raouf, Chris L, Alan, Owen, Pedro, Kris, Lee, Geremy, Cash, Tony, John ( 5 - 1 JCFC win )
JAN 18 815 V El Astillero Sports Club FIELD 1 - IN: Larry, Mirko, Raouf, Chris L, Alan, Owen, Pedro, Geremy, Tony, Eric ( 3 - 1 JCFC loss )
JAN 25 915 V LEONIA FC FIELD 2 - IN: Larry, Mirko, Eric, Owen, Geremy, Alan, Chris L, Pedro, Raouf (3-7 loss)
FEB 08 815 V MACHO MONKEY FIELD 2 IN: Larry, Eric, Alan, Chris L, Kris, Raouf, Cash, Mirko (3-1 JCFC win)
FEB 15 915 V CAPELLI 1 FIELD 1 IN: Larry, Eric, Kris, Lee, Raouf, Cash, Mirko, Drago, Owen (9-2 JCFC win)
FEB 22 915 V AVIATORS FIELD 2 IN: Larry, Geremy, Tony, Kris, Pedro, Lee, Raouf, Cash, Mirko, Alan, Chris L, and Owen (13-0 JCFC win)
MAR 08 815 V JARITOS FIELD 2 IN: Larry, Geremy, Eric, Tony, Kris, Pedro, Raouf, Mirko, Alan, Chris L, and Owen (14-0 JCFC win)
MAR 15 915 V El Astillero Sports Club FIELD 1 - for THIRD PLACE . . .IN: Larry, Mirko, Raouf, Chris L, Alan, Owen, Pedro, Geremy, Tony, Eric, Cash, Lee, Kris
THE CLUB IS REGISTERED ...PART TIME PLAYERS WILL PAY 20 PER GAME. We will start with 80 and 100 for full time players and if we can refund any money back, we will.
Email went on December 16 inquiring if anyone was interested in the sunday night league at Capelli Center. It is OPEN league. Not over 30 or 35. It is 80 (20 covered by the club) for JCFC squad players and 100 for non squad. 8 games, 1 game per week. January 11, 18, 25, Feb 8, 15, 22 and March 1 and 8. 50 minute game. 7 v 7. $1000 per team. Fees include Refs. Must be 18 or over. 8 or 9 PM Kick Off.
So far we have:
Full Time: Pedro, Raouf, Jon Skeete, Kris, Owen, Chris Long, Juan, Tony, Lee, Geremy, Cash.
Part Time: Shawn, Jake
No: Drago, Marino (can be emergency player),
Please respond to the email by December 25 so we can register. We need at least 10 players.
Training is ON tonight, no matter how cold ..at CAVEN POINT
CAVEN POINT…CAVEN POINT ...8 PM tonight, dress warm
See you at CAVEN POINT and then Park and Sixth after !!
YES WE TRAINED, AND YES WE DRANK PINTS AT THE PARK AND SIXTH
LAST TRAINING OF THE YEAR
WEDNESDAY WILL BE THE LAST TRAINING IN 2014 !
WE WILL RESTART ON JANUARY 7, 2015
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE
In: Kris, Drago, Silas, Owen, Raouf, Gibson, Mark, Marino, Shawn, Alan, Jose, Matias
Out: Jake, Eric, Tony
Training is ON was ON and will always be ON !!!!
Gentlemen, snow, cold, rain..can't stop training . . . Kris, Owen, Alan, Larry, The Gibsons, Mark, Mirko, Raouf, Silas, Bobby enjoyed the fresh air and the best game in the world...the clock flew by and before we knew it, 10 pm struck!
JCFC Holiday Party kicks off the Season
Juan was the best dressed, Shawn..or was it Scott...the best singer, maybe Eric a close second..and all the ladies looks beautiful once again. JCFC partied it's ass off at Brightside Tavern and tore that open bar apart as the club emptied several bottles of scotch.
JCFC v Sporting Club Portuguese investigation complete ...Game Dec 7, 2014
Good news for Lee, his goal will stand official.
The game will be completed on December 7, 2014 starting at the 55th minute. SCP is required to finish the game with 10 men. Kick off is at 9 AM at Caven Point, be there 8:30 AM to warm up.
Lee Mulvaney scored a terrific goal after receiving a pass from Raouf to tie the game before halftime. JCFC totally controlled the game and was looking like the favorite to gather all three points, but the referee called the game after giving Sporting Club Portuguese five yellow cards and another red after the 50th minute.
Lee Mulvaney continued to terrorize SCP finishing the game with two more goals to complete the hat trick. Lee scored to give JCFC the early lead, but SCP fought back and scored. With five minutes remaining, Lee scooted near post and volleyed in Lawir's cross from the left flank to reward JCFC with the three points. Drago and Silas joined the club from the first part of the game and Juan finished up as keeper replacing Mirko. JCFC 3 SCP 2
Schedule Out for the Fall
Sep 14 at Perth Amboy 3-4
Sep 21 FC Fair Haven 1-1
Sep 28 at Jersey Shore Boca 2-2
Oct 05 Monmouth Red Star 1-2
Oct 12 at Blue Stars FC 3-2
Oct 19 Real City FC 1-1
Oct 26 at FC Dynamo 5-1
Nov 02 STATE CUP at Parsippany Blues 4 - 0
Nov 09 at Lacey Americanos 3 - 1
Nov 16 STATE CUP at Blue Stars FC 1 - 5
Nov 23 / Dec 07 Sporting Club Portuguese 3 - 2
Nov 26 Best Training All Year
Dec 13 Holiday Party
Thanks DOB, Ann Marie and The Merchant
JCFC will miss The Merchant, DOB, Ann Marie.. we thank you for all the great times we had over these 8 years!
JCFC 3 and Lacey Americanos 1
An executive order from city hall to bring three points back to Jersey City was carried out by JCFC. Lacey scored within five minutes on an own goal. But then JCFC gained its footing and took control of the first half. Owen was tripped up by the goalie in the box and Kris put the PK away. Minutes later, Larry followed a Kris shot that was blocked by the keeper and he crushed it home from six. Then it was Seba's turn to score when he collected his own rebound and put it in for the final score of the contest. Lacey put the pressure on in the second half, but JCFC and Mirko prevented the net from being compromised.
Team: Mirko, Jake, Jaimi, Eric, Matias, Larry, Owen, Dragoslav, Kris, Raouf, Sebastian, Cash, Silas and Lee performing an outstanding job on the lines.
JCFC and NYC Marathon
Carlos Fighetti and Silas Clark both raced and completed the NYC Marathon on November 2, 2014. Carlos timed in at 4 hours 30 minutes while the much younger and less grey-haired Silas finished in 3 hours and 15 minutes. It seems though Silas was probably tracking the very hot Caroline Wozniacki who finished 11 minutes behind him. Congratulations to both JCFC members.
JCFC moves forward in State Cup 4 to 0 over Parsippany Blues
The wind howled and the cold is here to stay but JCFC continued its recent fine form by registering a 4 to 0 victory at Parsippany Blues on Smith Field. Owen assisted on Kris' goal to open the scoring. Owen scored from a Shawn delivery …. and Sebastian scored the final goal of the first half. Shawn scored the fourth and final goal on an assist by Kris.
Team: Mirko, Juan, Larry, Jaimi, Eric, Matias, Shawn, Raouf, Kris, Owen, Lawir, Dario, Cash, Tony, Geremy, Dragoslav.
JCFC 5 and FC Dynamo 1
Jersey City FC gained 3 points today away at FC Dynamo in Milltown, NJ winning 5 to 1. JCFC scored first when Owen knocked it in off his head on a Kris corner kick. After FCD tied it up on a wonder goal, JCFC struggled. The scoring came quick after Dynamo tied the score 1 to 1. But after Kris scored with his left foot from a Sebastian assist, Raouf blasted a goal from 25 yards out when Kris laid off a nice pass. The fourth goal was delivered off Mirko's foot finding Owen who beat the defense and scored. The fifth goal was a terrific build up with crisp passing and finished by Lawir from Raouf. A superlative display of technical skill by the offense in those last 20 minutes of the first half.
Team: Mirko, Jaimi, Jake, Eric, Larry, Owen, Kris, Dragoslav, Shawn, Lawir, Silas, Matias, Sebastian, Raouf, Juan and sideline help with Cash and Tony and the Hidalgo's!
JCFC 1 Real City 1
Real City scored first on a PK and Jersey City FC tied it up in the second half when Drago supplied a pass toward Owen who finished it cleanly. A hard fought game that saw JCFC control the first 20 minutes beautifully but without reward.
Team: Juan, Mirko, Larry, Tony, Matias, Eric, Jaimi, Silas, Raouf, Dragoslav, Kris, Shawn, Geremy, Kris, Dario, Owen, Seba, Lawir.
We got that W!
A short handed and not quite 100% fit JCFC traveled down the Garden State Parkway once again this season, this time to face Blue Star at their home field in Piscataway.
Blue Star came out firing on all cylinders and banged two shots off the post within the first ten minutes of the game. However, JCFC slowly settled in and began finding space and closing gaps.
The opening goal came from Raouf when he received a bouncing ball from the Seba in midfield and chipped the on-rushing goalie from the eighteen yard box.
Blue Star did not give up and was able to tie the game on a long shot after a cleared corner kick. Not much goalkeeper Juan could do to keep the blast out of the net.
The teams went into halftime 1-1 and its fast pace continued into the second half. The game took a difficult turn for JCFC in the 70th minute when team captain Jake was forced to take down a speedy Blue Star forward just outside the box. The captain took one for the team, prevented the goal but also earned himself a straight red card.
This is when JCFC rallied together and began settling the game and applying our passing game. Some sharp passing led to a corner kick for the good guys and Owen got on the end of it with a well-placed header to give City the lead 2-1.
Blue Star increased the pressure but JCFC maintained their defensive shape and held off every attack and continued to apply the passing game to wear down the opponent. Nearing the 85th minute, a defensive clearance landed on the feet of Raouf who played a smooth through pass to a rushing Kris who took the defender to the end of the box, cut left and calmly placed the ball in the back of the net to give JCFC the 3-1 lead.
Blue Star got a late goal to keep it interesting but JCFC was determined to leave that field with 3 points. And we did! Well done City!
Roster: Juan, Matias, Jake, Tony, Eric, Seba, Raouf, Drago, Pete, Krys, Owen, Dario, Lawir, Spillman (running the sidelines and making a late GK appearance to help ease off the pressure).
Monmouth Red Star takes the 3 points from JCFC at home
Despite playing its best 1/2 of football this season, City was unable to run up the score on Red Star this past Sunday. Peter got his own rebound off a breakaway to put City up 1-0 at the half, however the team faced a serious headwind in the second half, came out flat and eventually paid the price.
The 1-2 Loss at home sees City with 2pts out of their first four games. Time to bear down and get some results.
JCFC: Eric, Jack, Tony, Matias, Juan, Owen, Kris, Drago, Raouf, Lee, Silas, Dario, Peter, Sebastian, Dario.
next up -- Away at Blue Start (Edison, NJ)
JCFC 2 at Jersey Shore Boca 2
Gentlemen, the club gained it's second point of the season playing a full Jersey Shore Boca squad on a very hot morning. JCFC started the game with momentum. The majority of the play occurred in the Boca half and Kris rewarded the club with a fantastic goal on a pass from Seba. Kris' left footed shot soared into the upper left corner from 20 yards out. Boca evened it up on a beautiful cross and one time shot from 15 yards out. The second half was just as entertaining. Boca was awarded a PK but Mirko made an unbelievable save. JCFC was awarded a PK when Cash was taken down by the keeper and he crushed the opportunity into the back of the net from the spot. JCFC was five minutes away from all three points when a cross deflected off a defender's head and unfortunately flew over Mirko and into the back of the net. Jersey Shore Boca look to be back to normal with their full lineup and to take a point and have the advantage in goal chances was a positive note. On the flip side, JCFC had three 1 on 1 with the keeper and walked away with no goals.
Roster was: Larry, Juan, Eric, Kris, Lee, Jake, Drago, Pete, Tony, Raouf, Owen, Mirko, Lawir, Seba, Matias, Cash.
JCFC 1 FC Fair Haven 1
FC Fair Haven scored mid way through the first half. JCFC pressured continuously in the second half until Kris scored a wonderful free kick from 22 yards out. Raouf almost scored on a head ball when Eric lofted in a beautfiul cross, however the FH keeper made a brilliant save and the score finished up all even.
Team Pic: Mirko, Drago, Cash, Larry, Jake, Dario, Eric, Tony, Raouf, Kris, Shawn, Silas, Owen, Lawir, Matias, Sebastian, Juan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASH
Steve Cash, twice eastern Ireland's defender of the year 1998 and 2000 now turns 35 this week. Steve has been anchoring the defense and occassionally bailing out the offense for 6 years now!
Big Thanks again to sponsor Madame Claude Winery
This is the third year in a row that Madame Claude Winery has been one of our sponsors to the club, big thanks to Mattias and the Madame Claude Winery familia.
JCFC 3 and Perth Amboy Portuguese 4
A typical Perth Amboy Jersey City battle with Perth Amboy defending home territory at the very last minutes. JCFC battled back twice only to be denied any points by the Perth Amboy striker Pedrairas who scored three. Owen and Cash scored goals and Spilman capitalized on a PK. JCFC hit the crossbar once and the post twice and out shot the opponents 20 to 5...a classic game of possession v counter attack.
Team: Juan, Larry, Mirko, Cash, Tony, Eric, Silas, Kris, Dario, Lee, Owen, Raouf, Seba, Shawn, Lawir and Peter.
Wed 8:15 PM Aug 27 start v Mr. Dennehy's (Manhattan, NY) at Grand Street
6 to 3 JCFC Opens the friendly season with a victory.
Wed 8:15 PM Sep 03 start v Union Lancers (Elizabeth, NJ) at Grand Street
10 to 3 JCFC finishes the friendly season in style as Lee, Raouf and Lawir score multiple goals.
Black Shorts Black Socks for both games
DOB Testimonial Game a True Tribute!
DOB Testimonial game on Saturday August 23, 2014 at Waterfront Park in Weehawken.
Teams were selected amongst past and present players, particularly newer players v older players. As you may be aware, DOB is moving to Australia on August 27.
DISTINGUISHED GUESTS - DOB, Roman Juan, Drago, Larry, Matias, Raouf, Spilman and Brother, Lawir, Marino, Owen, John S, Mirko, Sebastian, Kris, Kevin, Bobby K, Shesh, Mark "Scissorfeet" Hollingsworth, Brian, Eddie V, Dawit, Hasan, Oscar "Dr. O".
DOB PLAYed FOR BOTH SQUADS.
August 16 Lucy Bennett Soccer Tournament roster set.
IN: Juan, Marino, Jake, Dawit, Tony, Owen, Matias, Lee, Larry, Raouf, John Skeete, Kris, Mirko, Dragoslav, Silas, Bobby, Eric.
ROSTER IS SET, NO MORE PLAYERS NEEDED.
Leave The Merchant 745 AM
Be at The Fields by 9 AM - FIELD #3 GRASS FIELD GRASS FIELD
10 AM v. JCFC 2 Casa do Ribatejo 1 - 2 goals by Larry
11 AM v. JCFC 1 Bridgewater Amici 1 - 1 goal by Owen. Goal scored by B.A. in last second.
1 PM v. JCFC 1 Gentle Choire Boys 3 (last year and this years winner) - DISASTER FIRST 10 MINUTES
JCFC LOST IN PK to enter into playoffs 5 to 4. PK made by Larry, John, Eric, Raouf
Weehawken Twilight Soccer ...Volunteers Needed
Gentlemen, I want to thank all the volunteers who stepped up and helped out the local community, the kids and the club, job well done.
July 07 - Larry and Nate -done
July 09 - Juan and Brian M -done
July 14 - Juan and Shawn S - first session done / second rained out
July 16 - Larry and Alan K - done
July 21 - Eric R and John Skeete - done
July 23 - Juan and Dragoslav - first session done / second rained out
July 28 - Cash, Alex S, Raouf - done
July 30 - Larry and Matias S - done
Aug 04 - Marino, Matias S and Juan - done
Aug 06 - Chris L and Dawit - done
Aug 11 - Mirko, Kris and Larry - done
Aug 13 - Larry, Lee M and Shawn S - canceled for Fun Night
JCFC thanks BBQ VOLUNTEERS for another summer success
Thank you to SEAN GIBSON and Maria for VOLUNTEERING TO HOST THE BBQ.
Another big thank you to Juliana, Mirko, Matias for cooking and setting up the BBQ…There was nearly 30 distinguished guests enjoying the excellent food and Matias falling on his ass while dancing.
JCFC share Division Title with Jersey Shore Boca
GSSL has declared for the first time in over 30 a share of the division title. Jersey City FC and Jersey Shore Boca both finished the season with 32 points out of a possible 42 points. Both clubs are declared co-champions and will receive cups in honor of the excellent season each had.
JCFC 2 and FC Fair Haven 3 in League Cup Final
Jersey City FC fell just short to FC Fair Haven 3 -2 in Millbrook NJ. With a defense that never played together, JCFC found itself down 1 -0 when Kevin was goal side of the player and he went down with a game ending injury. The ball was crossed in the middle, shot, deflected off the post into the air and went straight back to the FCFH players head tapping it in. With Larry shifting back to central defender, FCFH got another goal off a cross that hit off Eric's leg and generously bounced to an FCFH player who one timed a perfect shot into the corner from 10 yards out. Though JCFC was down 2-0 at half, the club controlled the flow of the game and should have had two early goals.
The second half saw a shift in lineup to a 3-2-3-2 formation, with Larry and Peter up top, Dawit Eric and Matias filling out the back. A quick injury to Peter saw a major change. Juan went in goal and Mirko was put in at striker. JCFC pressed FCFH and was rewarded when a Silas cross deflected off the hand of an FCFH defender. Spilman calmly stepped up and placed the ball low to his right easily beating the keeper. JCFC dominated the half with crisp passing, excellent attacking and movement, but a Mirko rifle was barely tipped over the goal. That would have evened the scoreline. Unfortunately, FCFH finally found that important third goal off a corner kick that was floated in, bounced in play on the far post and trickled in. But JCFC did not give up. The club got a second goal with five minutes remaining when Spilman quickly identified Larry between defenders and lofted a beauty of a pass from 30 yards. Larry beat the keeper to the ball and chipped it past the onrushing netminder. Unfortunately, all the opportunties inside the 18 could not muster any more goals and JCFC was left shorthanded in the GSSL O30 A division League Cup Final 2014.
Squad: Mirko, Kevin, Dawit, Larry, Eric, Matias, Silas, Spilman, Dario, Raouf, Kris, Peter, Juan. Helping out the sides: DOB, Dragoslav and eventually Kevin and Peter (though Peter made it back in the last 10 minutes!)
JCFC advances to League Cup final . . . win 3 to 1
Jersey City FC advanced to the GSSL Over 30 A Division League Cup Final after posting a 3 to 1 victory over Perth Amboy Portuguese in dramatic fashion at Weehawken Waterfront Park. One way traffic the entire first half, Perth Amboy defended well. Zero-Zero halftime. The second half saw the same, JCFC dominated possession, but survived a couple of shaky Perth Amboy counterattacks JCFC scored with five minutes remaining in the game when Peter put a chip onto Spilman foot scoring from five yards out. Then Perth Amboy scored one minute later. Then JCFC scored when a deflected shot found Peter on the left side of the six yard box and he scored. Geremy scored a minute later when he chipped a ball from 25 yards out over the keeper (assist Kris).
Squad: Mirko, Cash, Dawit, Jake, Eric, DOB, Matias, Geremy, Raouf, Dario, Spilman, Kris, Larry, Peter. Bench coaches: Drago, Owen.
Johnny Leveron trains with Jersey City FC
Jersey City FC had the privilege to have a special guest player last evening as Johnny Leveron, central defender for Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the National Team Honduras. Leveron trained in his normal position as he was visiting family and JCFC former keeper, his brother, Luis Leveron. Leveron just missed the 23 cut for the World Cup as he has only recently returned to action for his MLS club starting 3 of their last 4 games. Only two players were aware of who he was until he was introduced to everyone after the training and he duly received a round of applause.
JCFC finish campaign undefeated at Home
A first for JCFC. Perfect home campaign. JCFC not only won all their Weehawken games, but was victorious in games in Jersey City at Caven Point and Lincoln Park, but did lose one game inside Hudson County in the NJ State Cup semi-final.
Games at Weehawken, Jersey City and Kearny (Hudson County)
09.22 - Fair Haven FC (Weehawken) 1 - 0 win
10.06 - FC Dynamo (Weehawken) 4 - 2 win
10.20 - at Real City FC (Lincoln Park) 2 - 1 win
11.10 - River Road Rangers (Weehawken) 6 - 1 win
11.24 - Perth Amboy (Weehawken) 1 - 0 win
03-23 - Friendly v. Polonia Wallington in Weehawken 3 - 2 win
04-13 - Hoboken 1912 (State Cup Quarters) @ Caven Point 5 - 0 win
04-27 - Real City FC in Weehawken 3 - 0 win
05-10 - at Scots American (State Cup Semis) 7 PM Harvey Field, Kearny 0 - 1 loss
6-01 - River Road Rangers in Weehawken 4 - 1 win
6-08 - Perth Amboy Portuguese in Weehawken 3 - 1 win
Dawit recruits Samaras to play for JCFC at Newport PATH
Stat through June 15, 2014.
Goal: Kris 7, Owen 6, Shawn 5, Raouf 5, Peter 4, Larry 4, Cash 3, Dario 3, Mario 2, Eamonn 1, Silas 1, Geremy 1.
Assist: Kris 6, Owen 4, Raouf 4, Larry 3, Shawn 3, Dario 2, Dragoslav 2, Eamonn 2, Geremy 2, Peter 2, Cash 1.
Games 18, Record: 13 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses. Scored 42 Allowed 16 (4 allowed PK's) (included in 2 wins are forfeits by MRS and JSB)
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AT THE MERCHANT ..SATURDAY
Another fun champions league get together. Owen, Jake, DOB, Larry, Mirko, Cash, Mattias, Matias, Nicolas with French comrade, Alan, Silas, Eric, Raouf, Jesse, John Skeete were all in attendance. Mirko won the jackpot, stealing it from Raouf in the dying minutes.
Spring 2014 Schedule
3-23 - Friendly v. Polonia Wallington in Weehawken 3 - 2 win
4-06 - at FC Dynamo 4 - 0 win
4-13 - Hoboken 1912 (State Cup Quarters) @ Caven Point 5 - 0 win
4-27 - Real City FC in Weehawken 3 - 0 win
5-04 - at Perth Amboy 1 - 2 loss
5-10 - at Scots American (State Cup Semis) 7 PM Harvey Field, Kearny 0 - 1 loss
5-18 - Monmouth Red Star forfeit
5-20 - Jersey Shore Boca forfeit
6-01 - River Road Rangers in Weehawken 4 - 1 win
6-08 - Perth Amboy Portuguese in Weehawken 3 - 1 win
6-15 - League Cup Championship Game v FC Fair Haven 2-3 loss - David Crabial Park, Milltown NJ
6-22 - Division Championship game v. Jersey Shore Boca Field/Time TBD
JCFC defeat River Road Rangers 4 to 1 to begin League Cup
Zero to Zero at halftime, JCFC could not compose themselves to cash in on their dominance. A rough patch to start the second half, JCFC capitalized on a corner kick when Kris glided a nice ball to Dario who headed it in from 6 yards out. The ketchup spilled out afterwards, as Larry found Raouf on a fast break to make it 2 - 0. Larry scored when a nice feed from Raouf returning the favor. The last goal was scored when Kris put a tap in from a ball delivered by Spilman. River Road added a late goal on a PK.
Squad: Mirko, Kevin, Larry, Peter, Spilman, Kris, Geremy, Cash, Dario, Jake, Drago, Eric, Raouf, Eamonn, Silas, Juan, Matias S.
JCFC bow out of state cup 1 to 0 at Scots American Kearny
A 65th minute goal by Scots American was enough to stop JCFC from reaching its first ever NJ State Cup final. So many chances without any result. Scots American possessed the ball but found it difficult to really threaten the JCFC goalkeeper. The home club had some dangerous corner kicks near the end of the first half, but JCFC was rock solid in defending once again. JCFC played quick counter attacking football and created excellent opportunities, but never finding the back of the net. The last ten minutes, it looked like JCFC would find the tying goal, but the rally fizzled as the final whistle sounded.
Squad: Mirko, Cash, Jake, DOB, Larry, Dario, Eamonn, Dragoslav, Peter, Spilman, Raouf, Silas, Dawit, Eric, Juan, Kevin.
JCFC 1 Perth Amboy Portuguese 2
JCFC was robbed of one goal and missed many other goals and the result was a shocker as the club fell to Perth Amboy 2 to 1. With the score 1 to 0 at halftime, JCFC knocked in an early goal when Geremy's cross from the left corner made it through to Peter who calmly slipped home the equalizer from 8 yards out. An Eric goal line clearance kept JCFC in sight of three points, but a late goal off a set piece put JCFC behind for good when the rebound was not attended to with 10 minutes remaining.
Squad: Juan as Goalie, Cash and Dawit, DOB, Jake, Eric, Dragoslav, Raouf, Kris, Eamonn, Spilman, Owen, Peter, Dario, Silas, Geremy, and Larry as bench coach.
JCFC 3 Real City FC 0
JCFC played a tough physical talented Real City FC and won 3 to 0. Owen started the scoring on a corner kick from Kris. Owen hammered home the ball with his head. 1-0 halftime. Real City pounced on JCFC to start the second half, but a goal was disallowed on an offside. JCFC then recovered and finally broke through when Kris dished a nice ball to Peter who beat the keeper one v. one. The scoring was done when Peter took the last kick of the game and scored with a chip over the keeper from 30 yards out. Squad: Mirko, Larry, Cash, Dawit, Eric, Dragoslav, Eamonn, Peter, Kris, Silas, Owen, Kevin, DOB, Dario, Juan, Raouf.
JCFC Moves into State Cup Semi Finals after 5-0 Win vs Hoboken 1912 FC
Behind goals from Kris(2) (assists from Raouf and Larry), Eamon (assist from Kris), Larry (assist from Eamon) and Silas (assist from Peter), City coasted into the State Cup Semi Finals on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Cochrane Stadium (Caven Point) in Jersey City. Despite a late start in an increasingly warm afternoon, City's fitness once again proved a key factor in the game, and Hoboken FC had no answer for neither the quality, nor the speed of the home side's play. Once Raouf pass freed up Kris to go on the breakway and the ball hit the back the of net, it was over. The chances came often, as did the goals. Great day to be City. Raouf summed it up well after the game, "You don't need to play well in a cup game, you just need to win it" Next up in the Semi Finals.. Scots Americans from Kearny.
Squad: Mirko, Larry, Cash, Jake, Eric, DOB, Kevin, Raouf, Dario, Drago, Silas, Kris, Peter, Eamon, Juan
JCFC defeat FC Dynamo 4 to 0
Jersey City scored four second half goals to take another three points in GSSL Over 30 A division. Owen scored on a break through pass by Raouf. Raouf then scored his first goal of the game on a corner kick melee and another (who assisted) with a beautiful strike from 20 yards out. Dario capped off the scoring when he striped the defender of the ball and calmly slid the ball near post past the keeper from 15 yards out.
Roster: Mirko, Cash, Jake, Eric, Larry, Drago, Spilman, Kris, Raouf, Owen, Silas, Eamonn, Dario, Dawit, Peter, DOB, Juan.
Also note: Serb-a-Que 2014 was a great success. The Dragoslav family were gracious hosts serving traditional Serbian drinks (very potent) and tasty dishes to the JCFC crew (Kris, Mirko, Larry, Eric, Raouf, Peter, Silas, Dario and Juan). Many thanks!!
Happy 33rd Jake !!
JCFC 3 and Polonia Wallington 2 in Friendly
Polonia Wallington shocked JCFC the first five minutes with ball possesion and quick countering, but the remaining 40 minutes was complete domination (though we escaped a miracle miss). JCFC scored three quick goals (Peter, Raouf and Geremy) to put the contest to bed by halftime. Polonia Wallington came alive the last 20 minutes of the game scoring two goals. Overall, it was a useful exercise to compete against a quality opponent.
Here was the roster: Larry, Mirko, Raouf, Geremy, Owen, Peter, Cash, Jake, Eric, Silas, Dawit, DOB, Juan.
OUT: Bobby, Kris, Spilman, Matias, Drago, Eamonn, Kevin, Dario, Mario
Meet at The Merchant on FEB 12 . . . a nice evening
In attendance was Alan, Larry, Cash, Jake and Spilman
At a bar 7 am
“If you’re in a bar at 7 in morning with a pint of Guinness, you have a social problem. If you are in a bar at 7 in the morning with that same pint of Guinness and the Premier League is on TV, you’re a football fan."
Weehawken Volunteers....Thanks once again
Jan 04 - Larry
Jan 11 - Eric
Jan 18 - Alan
Jan 25 - Dawit 1st session / Drago 2nd session
Feb 01 - Brian
Feb 08 - Shawn Spilman & Eamonn
Feb 22 - Marino
Mar 01 - Mirko and Kris J
March 01 is the last day for the winter program and once again, JCFC pulled through providing assistance to the small kids of weehawken. We will have all the dates for home field games thanks to your support, thank you from JCFC management for giving your time and effort.
Who said it ?
"In America, maybe not everyone knows who I am there so maybe I can come over and play some seasons and that way people get to know me."
D. Kris J
E. Matias S
Christmas Party …another Great Time
Thank you to Anne Marie and DOB for another wonderful Christmas Party and a big applause for Brian "Manchester Bob" McDermott for organizing the 8th Annual event.
The distinguished attendees were DOB, Christoph, Jesse, Nicolas, Geremy, Owen, Larry and Irina, Dragoslav, Mario L, Dawit, Eamonn, Alan, Cash and Cristiane, Mark and his wife, Ross and Michelle, Alex and Athena, Eric and Andrea, Jake and Christine, Shawn and Julie, Shawn's twin brother Scott, Mirko and Julianna, Kevin, John Skeete and his girlfriend, Marino and Liz, Brian and Angela, Dario and Danielle, Sean Gibson and Maria, Kris and Alicja, Raouf, Nate and Ingrid.
Well, once again, Mark "Scissor Feet" Hollingsworth grabbed the title for best dressed, it was over the moment his right foot stepped into The Merchant. Nate gave it his best shot with the 1880's look, but the rookie was denied. Larry lead the toast this year, acknowledging the rookies, the old guys, the staff and most importantly, the wives and girlfriends. Dragoslav took the title for ordering the most expensive drinks, but we're certain he will make it up in April at the Serb-a-Que at his place. This year, it was Mirko who succombed to the Spilman twin switch. DOB kept the tradition of closing the place out on unsteady legs with many others as well. Happy Holidays.
Happy Birthday to Geremy S
One week off, but never too late, happy birthday to Geremy...one of our clubs newest players, he brought his technical ability and wicked right foot to the club this fall.
Thank you to The Merchant for complimentary finger foods and appetizers courtesy of DOB and Anne Marie O'Brien. It was a good training session and the party lasted late into the night. George and Eamonn met the team at the bar after training. We had 9 v 9 and after Alex, Larry, Dawit, Cash, Par, Mirko, Mark, John, Sean Gibson, Matias, Alan, Raouf, and Marino, along with Mirko's friends Peter and Tjiana. There was a DJ pumping the music!
Again..Best Training all year, no work next day, celebrate the holiday!!
JCFC 1 Perth Amboy 0 at Weehawken
For the second consecutive week, Jersey City FC scored a late winner and put up another clean sheet. The wind whipped around Weehawken Waterfront Park (23 degrees F at game time) , but both teams played a good game. Surprisingly, JCFC controlled the first half up against the wind and Perth Amboy was very dangerous for a twenty minute spell in the second half, but it was JCFC who scored when Kris back heeled to Owen who hit a solid low shot near post with fifteen minutes left in the game.
Roster: Mirko, Cash, Jake, Larry, Eric, DOB, Matias, Kris, Drago, Eamonn, Geremy, Raouf, Shawn, Roman, Dawit, and Owen.
Notes: It was another stellar defensive performance and goalkeeper Mirko has now allowed only 1 goal in the last four games (Ballyowen, River Road, FC Fair Haven and Perth Amboy). Very impressive. JCFC will go into the break with 6 wins, 2 drawn and 1 loss and in first place with five GSSL A League games in the spring 2014 remaining.
JCFC repeat 1 to 0 victory over FC Fair Haven
Jersey City FC continued to keep pace amongst the GSSL Over 30 A League leaders with a dramatic and tough victory over a very good FC Fair Haven squad. Jersey City FC dodged some good FCFH corner kicks in the first half to keep the score 0-0 at half. JCFC played most of the game in FCFH half, but FCFH was very dangerous in counter and free kicks. With five minutes remaining, FCFH was on the attack and a ball that went over the endline was kept in play by an FCFH forward, which created a good opportunity, but the close range shot was blocked, the ball broke for JCFC who countered quickly when a forty yard cross the field pass from Dario found Owen wide left at midfield, who then passed it to Raouf who juked one way and then fired a low crisp shot with his left foot from 16 yards out hitting the post and bouncing in.
Squad: Jake ran the sidelines, Larry, Eric (who is now familiar with the NJ State Police), Cash, DOB, Kevin, Mirko, Drago, Kris, Dario, Mario, Raouf, Owen, and Geremy.
JCFC 6 River Road Rangers 1 at Weehawken Waterfront Park
JCFC scored three goals in each half and captured its fourth victory in GSSL A League by a score of 6 - 1 over River Road Rangers. Owen netted the first two goals. Owen pressured the goalie who coughed it up and Owen put the ball in with his left foot. Owen got his second of the game on a through pass from Dario. Kris finished the first half scoring by belting a left footed shot assisted by Owen. JCFC gifted an early goal to River Road, but quickly found its footing when Geremy put a perfect through ball to the left with Larry overlapping. Larry took one touch and smashed it home near upper post. Dario scored on a PK when Raouf was tackled inside the box and Kris added another when Raouf found him drifting left inside the box and Kris scored.
Roster: Mirko, Cash, Eamonn, Eric, Larry, Spilman, Geremy, Dario, Kris, Drago, Owen and Raouf.
Kris ...Happy Birthday !
Kris is celebrating his birthday in Poland this week, his 32nd. Kris joined JCFC about a year ago and he has been an excellent player and even better colleague and we are fortunate to have Kris in the club. So far this year, he scored the game winner v. FC Fair Haven and then scored a dramatic header at Boca to tie the game near the very end.
Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazi urodzin !!
Fall Schedule OUT
09.15 - at River Road Rangers 1 - 1
09.22 - Fair Haven FC (Weehawken) 1 - 0 win
09.29 - at Monmouth Red Star (Oak Glenn Park) 1 -2 loss
10.06 - FC Dynamo (Weehawken) 4 - 2 win
10.13 - at Jersey Shore Boca 1 - 1
10.20 - at Real City FC (Lincoln Park) 2 - 1 win
10.27 - NJ State Cup game at Ballyowen 2 - 0 win OT
11.03 - NO GAME
11.10 - River Road Rangers (Weehawken) 6 - 1 win
11.17 - at Fair Haven FC (Dorbrook Park, Colts Neck) 1 - 0 win
11.24 - Perth Amboy (Weehawken) 1 - 0 win
11.27 - Annual Thanksgiving Eve Practice - Best training all Year !
12.08 - make-up games
12.11 - Last Wed Training
12.13 - Club 8th Annual Christmas Party
1.08.14 - Wednesday Training Resumes !
All games at 9 AM unless noted
JCFC 2 Ballyowen 0 in OT in NJ State Cup to advance
Jersey City FC traveled to Ballyowen Golf Course to play the 2011 and 2012 NJ State Cup Champion Ballyowen FC. The pitch was in perfect condition. With the wind advantage in the first half, Ballyowen was forcing the issue. A couple of unbelievable saves by Mirko and a goal line clearance from Cash preserved a 0-0 half. JCFC did have two golden opportunities, but could not capitalize. JCFC did much better with the wind in the second half. Ballyowen only had one or two chances in the second half. The game ended 0-0. Two minutes into the first overtime, Kevin subbed in for Eric on a Ballyowen corner kick. A Ballyowen player smashed the ball with his head toward the upper corner. Kevin holding his post position, cleared it out of danger with his head, saving a certain goal. Five minutes into the first overtime, Cash was shown a straight red when he brought down the striker. Ballyowen pressed but was unsuccessful in securing a lead. JCFC maintained its composure and shape and held the score 0-0 at the end of the first OT. During the second OT, JCFC began to take the game to the hosts and Owen found Raouf at the top of the 18. Raouf juked and crushed it into the net with his left foot. Five minutes later, Shawn tipped the ball to Mario, who flicked the ball past the defender, bursted into the Ballyowen side and outpaced the defense beating the keeper one on one to capture the victory.
Roster: Mirko, Larry, Cash, Jake, Eric, Shawn, Mario, Dario, Drago, Eamonn, Owen, Raouf, Roman, Kevin, Geremy.
Putting the Pub back in Jersey City
First Cap and Birthdays
Congratulations on Matias Sendon's first cap with JCFC. The Argentine international started at right midfield and really played very well and gave JCFC good passing options and some tough defense.
This weeks birthdays are Cash, whom celebrates today in Venice Italy and DOB will be celebrating his birthday on wednesday.
JCFC 75 wins all time
With the 1 to 0 victory at Weehawkwen Waterfront Park v. FC Fair Haven, JCFC won its 75th game out of 137 played in its 7 plus year history as over 30 soccer club. JCFC has won back to back GSSL North Division O30 titles. The year prior, JCFC competed in the GSSL O30 A Division, finishing third place out of 10 teams and the year prior, JCFC won the GSSL O30 B League and B Cup. Currently, the squad competes once again in the resurrected GSSL O30 A League.
2012 - 13 GSSL OVER 30S - NORTH DIVISION CHAMPS - TROPHY UNVEILING
The 2012-13 Champions Trophy will be presented after training this week at The Merchant. Your presence at the pub is hereby respectfully requested.
Words to Remember
"You create your own luck sometimes but that only comes from the whole team being in a really positive state of mind. We'll have more bad moments but, if we stay together, good things will come along." DD
Annual Piss Night Out at Surf City Bar this Saturday!!
Jersey City FC was out and about this past Saturday night at Surf City Bar in Jersey City. Roman, Larry, Cash, Alan, Eric, Matias, Jesse, Speedy, Owen, Ross, and Mark all made appearances.
Be on Time for Training
Please be at the pitch between 7:50 PM and 8:00 PM to warm up and teams will be chosen by 8:20 PM. If you are not there for when teams are chosen, please wait until the break, which is usually 9:00 to 9:10 PM.
Lucy Bennett Tournament No Trophy this Year
We had the following players: Larry, Juan, Mirko, Ochuko, Geremy, Lawir, Jake, Drago, Brian, Roman, Shesh, Sebastian S, Owen, Divine (Lawir's guest) and Dominick (Owen's guest)
JCFC once again competed in the annual Lucy Bennett soccer tournament. Wearing yellow with white shorts/socks, JCFC started the day with a draw against F30. F30 scored first, but Sebastian equalized. The second game was our arch-rivals from last year, Empire United (last years finalists). Empire won their first game 4 to 0. So JCFC could not afford another draw. JCFC scored two early goals to take a 2 to 0 halftime lead and then JCFC struck within the first 30 seconds of the second half on a goal by Dominick. The final score was 3 to 1. In our third game, JCFC needed another 3 points to secure first place as F30 drew 2 to 2 against FC Slovan Byram. JCFC again scored the first three goals against FC Slovan Byram and cruised to victory 3 to 1. Owen scored the third goal and decided to perform some kind of cart wheel with a flip included. Thus, JCFC won the division. Now it was right on to the semi-final with only 15 minutes rest against a pretty good Hillsborough United who rested for over an hour. Hillsborough came out flying with high pressure. Hillsborough scored on what appeared to be an egrigious offside. But JCFC evened it before half time when Drago took a wonderful free kick that found Roman's head and nodded it in the far post. However, bad luck struck with five minutes remaining in the game when a PK was awarded to Hillsborough and they scored and held off a late JCFC rally to win 2 to 1 and advance to the final, where they eventually lost in a shoot-out to GASSCB FC.
Volunteer for Weehawken Twilight Soccer NOW
Because of the hard work and giving attitude of the following club members, JCFC once again has secured Weehawken Waterfront Park: Kris, Dawit, Brian, Alan, George, Marino, Eric, Spilman, Juan, Par, Gibson, and Larry. Thanks to Cash and Gerald for being available, but their dates were canceled because of extreme heat.
Annual BBQ at Romans
The 7th annual JCFC BBQ may have been the best thus far. It was hosted this past Saturday July 20th at Roman's in Jersey City Heights. The distinguished attendees were Christoph, Geremy, Owen, Larry, Irina, Juan, Chistina, Roman, Dawit, Geraldine, Marino, Liz, Brian, Angela, Eric Rios, Andrea, Goose, Speedy, Sean Gibson, Par, Carlos, Juanita, Eamonn, Jenn, Matias S, Soledad, Alan, Cash, Cristiani, Mark and a bunch of kids.
Big huge thanks to Roman for hosting and Dawit and Goose who worked their tails off BBQ'g all day!!
Spain Brasil 5 PM Merchant, good turnout
DOB allowed both TVs to show the game, with sound to watch the Confed Cup Final, Spain v. Brasil and we had a good turnout, with Speedy, Dawit, Larry, Mirko and his brother along with some of his friends (celebrating his 37th), Shawn and two of his friends, Cash, Alan, John S, and Gerald.
JCFC defeat first place JS Boca in close game
JCFC traveled down to Berkeley Twp and defeated Jersey Shore Boca 2 to 1. Dario scored off a pk earned by Owen and then Owen assisted on Shesh's second half goal. The score was 1 to 1 at half.
Team: Cash, Larry, Owen, Eamonn, Eric, Kevin, Juan, Roman, Shesh, Jake, Dario, Kris.
Beckett's on Stone Street and Champions League
JCFC hosted the Champions League Final at Beckett's on Stone Street in the Financial District NYC this past Saturday May 25. We had a good crowd and the place was packed. Jake and Christine, along with Simon and Anaka, Cash, Larry, Eamonn, Gerald, Brian, Eric, Alan, Goose, John, and Eric's friend was there to enjoy the festivities.
Trainings at Grand Street
500 Grand Street is located underneath the NJ Turnpike Extension in downtown Jersey City The field is astro-turf. Our training mainly consist of 12 v 12 or less with at least 1 goalie. Training is all year round except for Holiday season in December/January.
A reminder: The remaining Wednesday sessions are now reserved for JCFC members, past members and associates. People who play for other clubs are not permitted, unless authorized, so please ask if and we will definitely consider it. Full time associates can pay 50 dollars to train for the entire year (Aug 2013). Others who may randomly show up will have to pay 10 dollars. The club reserves the right to deny anyone to train with the club. IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN SQUADS ARE CHOSEN, YOU MUST WAIT UNTIL THE HALF TIME BREAK. Thank you.
Associate List: We will update our associate list in August 2013. From now on, training is free until then when we decide the traveling Sunday squad. If you wish to be on the associate list, please inquire by showing up on Wednesday 8 PM or emailing JCFCO30NJ@aol.com
Monmouth Red Star topple 9 man JCFC
Anyone who did not attend this Sunday's League Cup 2013 game should thank the nine who did as they represented JCFC proudly (we have never forfeited a game because we could not field a squad). JCFC used the old yellow kits and nine men fought hard to keep the score low vs. an experienced and highly skilled Monmouth Red Star squad. Obviously, it was one way traffic, but JCFC nearly scored off a set piece and had about four or five shots toward goal. Monmouth scored once in each half to capture the three points, but not without frustration as JCFC was discipline in their shape (as noted throughout the contest by MRS players) preventing any real breakdowns. The lineup was set at Larry and Eamonn central defense, with Kevin and DOB wide, Jake, Shawn and Roman in the middle and Eric up top and Juan as goalie who put a real gutsy performance at a wet and rainy Oak Glenn Park in Howell NJ.
JCFC win final friendly, turn to Sunday
JCFC finished the pre-season training with a 9 to 0 win v UDL from the GSSL Central Division. You needed two Stato's to keep track last evening. Roman started at striker and finished the first goal, followed by goals from Brian, Larry, Eamonn, Dario with three or four, Shawn, Roberto and ..well, 9 goals is tough to track.
JCFC finishes in semi's for March 2 Benefit Tournament
JCFC competed today in a benefit tournament to assist Tomas Banionis daughter to her college fund. Tomas passed away recently in a car accident. The 7 v 7 indoor tournament was in Wall Twp NJ at the Good Sports Arena.
JCFC opened brightly v. Polonia with an early goal. But JCFC reeled playing its first ever indoor game in five years. Polonia tallied four to win 4 to 1. JCFC next opponent would be a very tough FC Fair Haven who lost 1 to 0 in their opener at the dying minutes while dominating their opposition. It was due or die. JCFC responded brilliantly winning 4 to 1. Especially when FCFH scored with 4 minutes left to make it 2 to 1, JCFC banged home 2 more to put the contest out of reach and Roberto put out their goalie with a knee to the eye socket. JCFC played Athletico United next..winner goes to the semi-finals as Polonia drew FCFH 1 to 1. So with Polonia notching first place, the battle for second was on. JCFC secured second place and entry to the semi-finals with a dominating 5 to 1 victory. JCFC then had to stay on the pitch and play a well rested JS Boca who took first place in their respective division. JCFC held the organized club to 0 to 0 with both clubs having good chances. But Boca scored with under 10 minutes remaining and then scored another with 5 minutes lremaining to put the contest out of reach.
There were some really good goals by Kris and Shawn and Roberto added a bunch too. A good experience for a good cause.
TEAM: Alan (GK), Larry, Roberto, Jake, Eamonn, Shawn, Eric, Dario, Carlos, Kris, and Gerald.
Holiday Party at The Merchant
Thee 7th annual JCFC holiday party was another superb success. Huge thanks to Dawit for making the incredible effort to bring many of us together for such a wonderful occassion. I believe this years Party was the biggest turnout ever in the history of over 30 JCFC. The ladies looked ravishing and we all thank them for attending and putting up with our passion for the beautiful game.
This year's best dressed has to be Mark...again, as he rocked the silk red shirt and sleeveless blue sweater with matching red ralph lauren emblem. Probably Roberto Bobbie McGrath was second and Brian now has major competition and we are certain he will shoot to regain his title as most dapper next year. And Gerald, definitely kicked butt with the 70's south american drug kingpin look, sweet! And once again, first to go home, well, Silas, as DOB took Kevin's money in a bet. Now if we can get Scott Spillman to move to JC, the opposition will be spinning their heads with the look-a-likes (imagine Jesse in there also!).
Of course thanks Ann Marie and DOB for hosting the holiday party at The Merchant.
Attendees were Silas+1, Mark+1, Larry+1, Cash+1, Brian, Carlos+1, Shawn+2, Gerald+1, Eamonn, Jesse, Dawit, Kevin, Sean Gibson+1, Sean Grayson+1, DOB, Roberto+1, Marino+1, Eric+1, Shesh+1, John+1, The 4 Danish Lads, Kris+1, and Par+3.
2012-13 Stats FINALIZED
Goals: Larry 6, Cash 6, Dario 4, Shawn 2, Owen 2, Kris 1, Roman 1, Eamonn 1, Gerald 1, Shesh 1
Assists: Owen 3, Larry 2, Shawn 2, Cash 2, DOB 1, Dawit 1, Gary 1, Shesh 1, Eamonn 1 (last game v RCFC 6.19.13)
Weehawken Winter Program
The Weehawken Kids Winter Soccer Program will begin this Saturday (Jan 5). The first program is more orientation than anything, so I will go alone. George Guerin will run the program. When George is not there, either I or someone else will go to assist. I will also need 1 volunteer for January 12 to attend with me. After that, we will need 2 volunteers. Please POST on the FORUM ASAP. The program runs (Saturdays) from January 12 to March 9 (except President Weekend February 16). There may be make up dates for snow or other related weather issues.
The first group of kids are ages 5 to 7 (9 to 1030 AM). The kids (75) will be divided into 4 or 6 teams and play games. The second group (40) is 8 to 10 year olds (1030 to 12 PM). The kids will be divided into 4 teams. Your job is to coach, set up and break down the field, referree, collect soccer balls, etc..anything they need. Please be there at 830 AM. I will text and email the volunteers George's cell number so they can contact him upon arrival. The program is at Weehawken High School. http://www.weehawken.k12.nj.us/weehawken/schools/WHS/whs_home.html
We have worked with Weehawken for over 4 years now and many of us know the kids, so it is a nice way to give back to the community and to inspire kids to love soccer.
Jan 12 - Larry
Jan 19 - Shesh and Jonas
Jan 26 - Roberto and Eric
Feb 02 - Eamonn and Shawn
Feb 09 - CXL Snow
Feb 23 - Larry and Brian
Mar 02 - Marino and Par
Mar 09 - Sean Grayson and ?
Sep 16 v Vodka Juniors 9 AM Weehawken 2 to 1 win
Sep 26 v Jersey City United 8 PM Grand Street 3 to 2 win
Sep 30 v Club Espana 9 AM Weehawken 1 to 0 win
Oct 14 v Union Lancers 9 AM Weehawken 1 to 2 loss
Oct 24 @ Real City 8 PM Grand Street, Jersey City 1 to 0 win
Oct 28 v Tatry Slovakia 9 AM Weehawken 1 to 2 loss
Nov 11 - State Cup v Kubla SK at Watessing Park Turf Field in Bloomfield 3 to 5 loss
Nov 18 @ Jersey City United at Caven Point Turf Field 3 to 1 win
Dec 02/09 @ Vodka, CANCELED
Dec 12 - training at Grand Street
Dec 15 7 PM Holiday Party at The Merchant
Dec 19 - training at Caven Point
training resumes January 9, 2013 or January 16
TEAM NIGHT OUT - - KICK OFF 2012-13 SEASON 9.7.12
JCFC continued its annual tradition of getting pissed, rat arsed, bladdered, snockered, and pickled all while hoisting another trophy!
Festivities were at Surf City Bar http://www.surfcitybar.com/
A night to remember. Appearances were made by: Dario, Larry, Juan, DOB, Brian, Carlos, Shesh, Cash, Snake, Dawit, Eamonn, Gerald, Goose, Jonas, Speedy, Mark.
Friendlies and Team Night Out
Sunday August 26 at Weehawken 9 AM - NJSL 4th Place World Polonia Wallington 3 and GSSL Over 30 North Champions 2.
Wednesday August 29 at Grand Street 8 PM - NJSL World Division Champions Diyanet FC 3 and JCFC 1 - An experimental first half team (Larry in goal by default) controlled most of the play, but Diyanet had most of the shots as JCFC was gun shy. With a more normal line up in the second half (Cash's buddy Brian in goal), Larry and Shawn wide and Owen back up top, it was JCFC who was launching shot after shot. Larry's header made it 2 to 1, but Diyanet scored off some missed clearances. Diyanet had 1 other shot the remainder of the 2nd half, but JCFC could not plow through the very excellent Diyanet keeper (former Fenerbahce SK product).
Wednesday September 5 at Grand Street 8 PM - TRAINING BY INVITE Only
Friday September 7 at Surf City Bar in Jersey City 8 PM, this is an annual thing JCFC does prior to the start of the fall season. Everyone including non members, associates, etc...are Welcome Out!
JCFC wins Lucie Bennett AUGUST 18 TOURNAMENT
First, JCFC thanks the organizers, the charity and the clubs that participated in this unbelievable well organized tournament.
Now, how to describe the events that lead to JCFC wining the trophy and capturing the gold medals will not be an easy task.
First game: Empire United shocks JCFC. Empire United put it to a flat JCFC with some good passing, a very solid midfield and brute physical strength. EU took the lead into halftime1 to 0. But typical JCFC fought hard and finally tied it up on a Cash goal. But EU pressed and scored with 5 minutes left on a throw in / header. JCFC 1 Empire United 2.
Second game: JCFC plays AFC Imperial right after EU. Imperial jumped to a quick 2 to 0 lead. JCFC scores on a Larry goal. But Imperial score quickly to make it 3 to 1 at halftime. In the second half, JCFC make it 3 to 2. Imperial add another to make it 4 to 2. With 12 minutes left, JCFC scores 3 goals (Julian nailed 2) and wins 5 to 4.
Third game: JCFC confident off those last 12 minutes, brings it to Springborough. Roberto opens up the scoring and it never stopped as JCFC took a 6 to 0 halftime lead and was able to rest some key guys finishing the game 8 to 0.
Fourth game: This is a must win game. All UDL needs to do is draw. JCFC score quickly on a Larry goal. UDL quickly counter with a rifle free kick just outside the 18. But then JCFC tallies another from Shawn. 2 to 1 halftime. JCFC puts some breathing room when Larry adds another and Roman dents the back of the net. UDL tried to rally with another goal, but JCFC held firm. JCFC 4 UDL 2.
Semi Final: A real battle against a well organized Shamrock Rovers who used all of the pitch. Shamrock had an excellent net minder who would be tough to beat. With 5 minutes left, a Brian clearance had Larry chasing down the ball and beat the keeper to win the game. JCFC 1 Shamrock Rovers 0.
Final: Empire United just won their Semi 3 to 0. After a 0 - 0 halftime, EU scored off a JCFC own goal midway through the second half. It looked extremely bleak as time ticked away. JCFC had two very close chances and it was thought that would be it. But with the last play of the game, Brian launched a bomb and Cash crushed it with his head from 20 yards out beating the surprised keeper. JCFC 1 Empire United 1. Agron, Roberto, Owen and Roman nailed the first 4 kicks. So did EU. But then Shesh missed. Then Tim saved the next EU kick. But then Cash missed off the cross bar. Then Tim saved the next EU kick. Larry made the next and then Tim made a dramatic diving save and the team RUSHED Tim and in a wild celebration.
The club was presented with a towering trophy which now is displayed at The Merchant. Each participating player that proudly wore the JCFC kit was presented a gold medal for the achievement.
IN: Shesh, Shawn S, Larry, Owen, Cash, Brian, Roman, Roberto, Lee, Agron, Martin Larsen, Christoph, Matias S, Tony, Lawir, Julian, Eric and Tim as Goalkeeper.
Schedule: 10 AM v. Empire United 2-1 loss, 11 AM v. AFC Imperial 5-4 win, 1PM v. Springborough FC 8 to 0 win and 2 PM v. UDL 4 to 2 win. Semi Final: Shamrock Rovers 0 - JCFC 1. Final: Empire United 1 JCFC 1 - JCFC wins PK 5 to 4.
Eamonn Returns . . . . just not yet
Update: Eamonn is being held up in Ireland, something to do with playing with JCFC I am certain. However, all is well and he should arrive soon..hopefully!
TWILIGHT SOCCER IN WEEHAWKEN
This will be our fourth year doing Twilight soccer. We do it 1) for community service to encourage youth to enjoy and love the sport we love so much and 2) we get the field for free. No other club has this opportunity. It is only monday and wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 PM. All you do is help with equipment and drills, easy stuff and rewarding..the kids are great.
Guys are doing a great job for volunteering ahead of time, with the exception for the July 11 session... Really proud of the club associates like Marino, Sean, Luis, Brian, Lee..these are not even 2012-13 full time club players and they are stepping up for JCFC...
Jul 09 - Silas
Jul 11 - URGENT NEED VOLUNTEER - NONE SHOWED ) :
Jul 16 - Carlos
Jul 18 - Roberto CXLD RAIN
Jul 23 - Cash
Jul 25 - Marino
Jul 30 - Sean
Aug 01 - Dawit
Aug 06 - Brian
Aug 08 - Luis H
Aug 13 - Lee
Aug 15 - Roberto CXLD RAIN
Thank you for all who assisted, this is what JCFC is all about!!
SUMMER BBQ RIDICULOUSLY FUN
Cash only establishment...so bring Cash, Money, Currency.
OUR ANNUAL JCFC summer BBQ on Saturday July 21 at The Park Tavern was a great time. Dawit and Carlos excelled as BBQ captains this year and Goose was head of grilling. Polskas, Skirt Steak, Burgers and Hot Dogs along with some salads and chips were chowed down by all. Thank you again to Dawit, Carlos and Goose for putting in the hard work and making it an enjoyable event for all those who attended.
Attendees: Dawit plus family, Carlos and Juanita, Goose and Liz, Marino his wife, Cash with Cristiani and her brother Fernando, the Danish lads, Leando from Germany, Roman, Larry, Gerald, Snake, Seannie and son Julian.
2011-12 Season Wrap Up
JCFC looks to improve in State Cup and League Cup next year.
All Hail the JCFC Defense
But look at the other end of the pitch. JCFC has only allowed 15 goals in 14 GSSL games. Against Union Lancers, with a defense that has never played together as a unit, JCFC only gave up 1 goal in a quarterfinal match, and that was a PK. Union Lancers came into the game with the second most lethel offense in GSSL O30. They scored 49 regular season goals and 5 the previous week to defeat a 2nd Place Perth Amboy from the Central Division. Yet, Gary, Sean, Carlos and Brian with the help of Frank in the middle of them and Juan H in goal essentially pitched a shut out. Lets see, no Cash, DOB, Eamonn, Kevin, no starting goalkeeper Fredrik and we had these guys fill in valiantly and played lights out defense. Great Job.
JCFC top points in O30 GSSL move to June 17 Semis
As the first place team from North Division O30, JCFC does not play on June 3. JCFC has secured Weehawken for 6.10.12 at 9 AM. White Shorts, White Sox. We will wear the black kit that day.
Group 1 Hazlet v Polish Falcons, winner v JS Boca
Group 2 Tatry v Middletown Inter, winner v River Road Rangers
Group 3 Perth A v Union Lancers, winner v JCFC
Group 4 FC Dynamo v Monmouth Red Star, winner v Vodka Juniors
Group 1 Hazlet (0) v JS Boca (2)
Group 2 Middletown Inter (4) v River Road Rangers (3)
Group 3 Union Lancers (1) v JCFC (5)
Group 4 FC Dynamo (4) v Vodka Juniors (2)
JS Boca v Middletown Inter
JCFC v FC Dynamo
The Final has been set for June 24 in Manalapan NJ at 8:30 AM
JCFC takes North Division Title 3 to 0 v JC Utd
JCFC takes their 2nd crown in 3 seasons with a 3 to 0 victory over JC United at Weehawken. It was not easy, though JCFC dominated, JC United was tough and firm. It took a while, but finally JCFC broke through on a Shesh delivery to Owen who beat the keeper, but the ball went wide and Larry was there to tap it in. 1 to 0 at half. JCFC scored early in the second when a JC United miscue allowed Owen to charge in. His first attempt was denied, but his follow through found the far post. Roman ended any doubts to the affair when Cash put a free kick on Roman's foot and his shot squeaked through the JC United net-minder.
Congratulations on a 14 game season where JCFC did just enough to earn the silverware.
Team: Fredrik, Larry, Dario, Shesh, Dawit, Roman, Silas, Kevin, Cash, Brian, Sean, Owen, Gary, Carlos and Juan H., Snake and Speedy on the lines.
JCFC May 13 2012 6 to 1 JCFC v UDL
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Stats FINAL
Goals: Larry 16, Dario 8, Shesh 6, Roman 6, Owen 5, Silas 5, Gary 4, Cash 4, Julian 3, Brian 2, Dawit 1, Marwan 1, Kevin 1, Goose 1, Juan Gali 1, Frank 1.
Assists: Dario 9, Larry 8, Dawit 6, Cash 6, Silas 6, Shesh 4, Gary 3, Roman 3, Julian 2, DOB 1, Brian 1, Goose 1, Eamonn 1, Kevin 1, Carlos 1, Frank 1, Owen 1.
JCFC has 66 (2 own goals included) goals and 23 allowed in GSSL North Division games plus League Cup.
Goalkeepers: Juan (10) in 10 games, Fredrik (4) in 4 games, Shesh (5) in 2 games and Luis L (2) in 1 game. Kevin and DOB played a few minutes and each let 1 goal in. Damn, we used 6 keepers!
Streak Ends, Cash Sits
2011 Team Stats
After losing our first game in the Spring, JCFC went on to win 5 of 6 games and qualify third place in the GSSL A Division. Less than 10 minutes away from going to the League Cup championship. The Fall has been more successful. JCFC has 7 wins and 1 draw with 35 goals and 8 conceded. The 35 goals is by far the most productive in GSSL Over 30 League. The defense is ranked 2nd with 2 other clubs. JCFC has the best goal differential in GSSL Over 30 League. Overall in 2011, in all competitions, JCFC had 12 wins, 4 losses, 1 draw, scoring 59 goals and allowing 26.
Thanks are in Order
After being the Captain of the over 30 club for four years, John “Angry” O’Neill decided to put the studs to the pasture this past fall 2011. John was also an original member of the over 30 club. He anchored the defense usually in the middle or left side and sometimes goalkeeper, never short on voice, always tall on leadership.
This past fall 2011, Jesse Mallen decided to hang up the cleats. Jesse kicked off the over 30 club with Seba and John and a few others six years ago. Jesse contributed so much on and off the pitch. Always played with tenacity and passion and who can forget his yelp. He's one of those players every team needs, a player the other team hates. He scored 8 goals and 12 assists in five seasons with various injuries.
Steve “Speedy” Davison put down the laces a few years ago and now hands in the clipboard. Steve supported the club in all sorts of ways and still contributes with permits for practice and assists on the sidelines for home games. No one can deny his fondness for JCFC success.
Now another departs. Juan Gali was found on a board (like some of our other more recent players) looking for a club to play with several years back. He contributed strongly to our championship season and then to our 3rd place A Division last year. He always put out maximum effort in training and on Sundays. In two and half seasons, Juan scored 12 goals, none more important than the penalty kick to win the League Cup on June 30, 2010.
Some of the Greatest
Yesterday's come from behind victory was probably one of the greatest days in JCFC five year history as Over 30. To withstand the early devastation of being down 2 to 0 with the season virtually on the line and win 3 to 2 is a testament to belief. The season can still be ruined as JCFC really does need the 3 points to qualify for League Cup with certainty.
Lets take a look at some other great JCFC games from the past. First game of JCFC history, the club travels 80 miles to Lacey to begin an uncertain future as an over 30 club. JCFC wins behind a Seba game winning goal 3 to 1. Stato specifically recalls being a passenger in DOB's car blasting RAP music the entire way down!
First game of Spring 2007. Parma is in sole possesion of first place hosting JCFC. JCFC defeats Parma 2 to 0 as Eddie V scores early and Larry seals it late. Out of frustration, one of the Parma players is red carded before the whistle. Another has a heart attack in the parking lot.
June 1, 2008. FC Dynamo comes into Weehawken overconfident as they had clinched the title. JCFC stays even at half 0-0. But with a spy in our mist, we catch what the Ukrainians are saying. JCFC begins the half with 3 goals in the first 20 minutes and go on to victory 4 to 2, defeating FC Dynamo for the first time. Remember we lost a scrimmage like 8 to 3 also!
May 10, 2009. Cash's first game. JCFC travels to Cranbury, a top 4 team in A division to face off in the first game of League Cup. Otherwise named the Wind Bowl, JCFC with only Speedy as a sub, Juan H goaltending, defeat Cranbury off a Seba goal 1 to 0.
Oct 25, 2009. JCFC defeats competitor Vodka Jrs at Ramapo College in a see saw affair. Shesh's 2 goals and a late first half goal by Cash affirmed that JCFC was the class of the division.
Nov 1, 2009. JCFC knocks out defending treble winner (State Cup included) Hazlet Hoops at Weehawken by the score of 1 to 0.
June 6, 2010. JCFC avenge a 1-0 loss during the Fall against Fair Haven. Shesh's 3 goal effort propels JCFC to the title in Long Branch NJ defeating Fair Haven 4 to 2.
June 30, 2010. JCFC takes the League Cup title with a Juan Gali PK to defeat Middletown Inter 1 to 0.
Oct 10, 2010. Day 10.10.10 will always be known when JCFC had only 10 men with 60 minutes to play and down 3 to 0 at FC Dynamo. Looks like FC Dynamo makes the list twice. JCFC storms back behind 2 Juan Gali goals to draw 4 to 4 as stated earlier, 10 men and 1 substitute. Angry finished the game as goalkeeper as Juan H was carded twice and forced to watch the contest from the sidelines.
Apr 22, 2012. The week after losing its first game to Tatry (1-0) and relinquishing first place to Vodka Juniors, it was time for the Super Clasico to decide the balance of power. Traveling to Vodka's pitch, JCFC fell behind 1 to 0 at half. Vodka scored on a wonderful head ball from Kaka to make it 2 to 0. The home team was brimming with confidence. With 3 minutes remaining on the clock, Kevin's free kick from 30 out found Larry's head skimming the ball into the back of the net. JCFC then added another on the last kick of the game when Roman put Larry through for the tying goal. Two weeks later, Vodka would lose to Union Lancers 5 to 1 and JCFC would win its remaining 3 games to seal its second crown in 3 years.
Oct 27, 2013. Jersey City FC traveled to Ballyowen Golf Course to play the 2011 and 2012 NJ State Cup Champion Ballyowen FC. The pitch was in perfect condition. With the wind advantage in the first half, Ballyowen was forcing the issue. A couple of unbelievable saves by Mirko and a goal line clearance from Cash preserved a 0-0 half. JCFC did have two golden opportunities, but could not capitalize. JCFC did much better with the wind in the second half. Ballyowen only had one or two chances in the second half. The game ended 0-0. Two minutes into the first overtime, Kevin subbed in for Eric on a Ballyowen corner kick. A Ballyowen player smashed the ball with his head toward the upper corner. Kevin holding his post position, cleared it out of danger with his head, saving a certain goal. Five minutes into the first overtime, Cash was shown a straight red when he brought down the striker. Ballyowen pressed but was unsuccessful in securing a lead. JCFC maintained its composure and shape and held the score 0-0 at the end of the first OT. During the second OT, JCFC began to take the game to the hosts and Owen found Raouf at the top of the 18. Raouf juked and crushed it into the net with his left foot. Five minutes later, Shawn tipped the ball to Mario, who flicked the ball past the defender, bursted into the Ballyowen side and outpaced the defense beating the keeper one on one to capture the victory.
CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY 2011
This year's best dressed has to be Mark, as he had the skinny tie, basically, he could have been Miami Vice' Tubbs. This gives Brian something to shoot for next year. Best hat easily Kevin and first to go home, well, Silas, but he's a rookie.
Of course thanks Ann Marie and DOB for hosting the holiday party at The Merchant.
Attendees were Silas+1, Mark+1, Larry+1, Cash+1, Brian+1, Carlos+1, Eamonn+1, Jesse+1, Dawit+1, Kevin, Dario, Marwan, Sean, DOB, Luis Herranz, Oscar, and I think Snake showed his mug for a moment.
FINAL REG and POST SEASON STATS
Goals: Dario 9, Larry 8, Shesh 6, Juan Gali 6, Marwan 5, Cash 4, Roman 2, Goose 1.
Assists: Dario 6, Marwan 5, Brian 3, Cash 3, Larry 2, Elkin 2, Shesh 2, Gary 2, Kevin 1, Dawit 1.
Games Played: Cash 17, Larry, Dario 16, Carlos, Angry, Shesh, Roman 15, Juan Gali, Marwan 14, Kevin, Jesse 13, Luis L 12, Elkin, Juan H, DOB 11, Gary, Goose 10, Dawit 8, Brian, Fernando, Seba 7, Sean 5, Mike 4.
Team: 41 goals scored, 27 assists, 27 goals against in 18 games (not counting the forfeit).
NY FOOTBALL CHALLENGE SUNDAY
Jersey City Football Club (JCFC) defeats Middletown Inter 1-0 to win GSSL League Cup and finish top of the league.
On a beautiful summer evening on the last day of June, the team from Jersey City prevailed in a close, tough match that saw both sides fighting tooth and nail for every inch.
JCFC got off to a strong start and dominated play in the opening minutes. However, despite pressing the issue and getting several opportunities the squad was unable to dent the net, with the first half ending 0-0.
The second half saw Middletown rebound. But, a mistake in their own box resulted in a penalty kick for JCFC. The kick was taken by Shesh, who was surprisingly denied by the Middletown keeper. Momentum swung in Middletown's favor for ten minutes as JCFC reeled from the save. In the 88th minute another penalty kick opportunity came JCFC's way. This time the kick was taken by newcomer Juan Gali who buried it in the back of the net with a blast that ended matters. The team celebrated the victory with drinks into the wee hours.
Squad: Luis Leveron (keeper), Carlos Fighetti, Stephen Cash, Dave O'Brien, John O'Neill (captain), Roman Zakamarek, Dawit Kibreab, Jesse Mallen, Brian McDermott, Gustavo Diaz, Mashesha Truesaw, Sebastian Perez, Luis Herranz, Juan Gali, Kevin Lynott, Sean Gibson, Larry Kurtz, Juan H.(coach).
Sidelines: Steven Davison (co-coach), Michael Burke, Mark Hollingsworth, Ed Vergara, Dario Brito, David Escobar, Elkin Alzate, Stuart Davidson, Brian Leveron.
The League Cup Trophy will be displayed at the team's "home pub" -- The Merchant, on Grove Street.
Congratulations to all on a dream season! Get some rest and see you soon on the pitch.
Portugal v Brasil
GSSL B and League Cup 2010
JCFC ended the Fall campaign on a dreaded loss to FCFH in December on a PK (8-1 record). During the Winter break, JCFC practiced nearly every week and the result showed in a 4-1 pummeling of Union Lancers, a very fine club. Even through several injuries (Kurtz, Lynott, Mallen & Herranz), JCFC continued to fight through challenging situations and come up victorious. The only defeat of the Spring season was to Sportfriends (9-1-2 record). Huge offseason pickups like Leveron, Dawit, Juan Gali and the late Spring 09 rookie of the year Cash have benefited the club wonderfully.
GSSL A Division 2010 - 2011. Get ready.
JCFC TAKES COMMUNITY SHIELD
After Fair Haven drew Red Bank 2-2 and JCFC dismantled Fair Haven 4-2 on their pitch (6/6), JCFC has now added the Community Shield as the GSSL B Division TOP POINTS winner with 40 out of 45 possible points, finishing 13-1-1.
Now on to the League Cup Tournament. This is the most difficult to obtain and will require getting through Lacey and PISC to have the right to play on June 27. Lads, this is huge and we REALLY want this one.
On another note: In B Central, Union Lancers v. Perth Amboy on June 6. Winner clinches promotion and division title. However, if they draw, PISC can take the title with victories in their last two remaining games. A very close race indeed.
Additional silverware also for JCFC as we won the GSSL B North title, and accomplished promotion, which is voluntary, not mandatory.
JCFC started this over 30 thing four years ago. After our first year as a 500 club, JCFC decided to go the route of winning, while having fun. Winning = Fun. Our second year was our best thus far (until this year). We finished second in our group, but we decided to stay B. Our third year, we started fast, but key injuries, a loss to Royals and our Spring was ruined. However, JCFC did win it's first State Cup game ever and advanced in the League Cup winning our group for the first time ever and defeating an A division club only to get stomped out by Somerset. Our fourth year, we have ascertained our most points ever in a season in all of club history. We have scored the most goals (Shesh nailing 20 is an incredible feat), and the best defensive efforts as an over 30 club. JCFC knocked out the reigning State Cup champions Hazlet and now has two chunks of silverware under its belts. The playoff title is OUR NEXT goal.
RED BULLS V SANTOS **GREAT SUCCESS**
FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2010 JCFC NIGHT OUT
And furthermore, remember, take this advice from Robert "Manchester Bob" Brook: "There is anecdotal evidence that the high use of cutting agents is putting off some older users. You get three groups of people: friends, customers and idiots. For your mates, you keep the pure stuff. Customers gets it cut to 0.8 [%]. And idiots get at least one third glucose or paracetamol.”
I am sure the likes of our idols would have done the same to just play the game, like Ademir, Balakov, George Weah, Passarela, Batistuta, van Basten, Baggio, Belanov, Gadocha, Hagi, Butragueno, Di Stefano, Jairzinho, Mattheaus, Moore, Best, Rivaldo, Romario, Shilton, Stoichkov, Nedved, Yashin, Jay Jay Okocha, Zico, Keane, Liam Billy Whelan,
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE YOU GOING ?
The 2008-09 Squad
Guerin, O'Beirn, Holmberg, Diaz, Donohoe, Goggi