Elm City Express

NPSL

A Season to Remember

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NEW HAVEN, Ct. On a mild midsummer's night in the middle of the very pitch his players dominated for 90 minutes, Elm City Express coach Teddy Haley could only soak up the scene surrounding him.

Champagne and beer spewed skyward. Drums thundered amid loud and wild cheers.

Elm City 90 Minutes from Championship Glory

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Four months ago, Elm City Express were club eagerly awaiting their NPSL debut. Now, they're 90 minutes from capturing the league championship, and in front of their home fans at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

With Saturday's title match against Midland-Odessa FC on tap (kickoff 8:15pm), Express founder, co-owner, and president Zack Henry reflected on a scene that transpired not all that long ago.

Elm City’s Haley Named Coach of Year

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The accolades keep rolling in for Elm City Express as head coach Teddy Haley was named NPSL Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

Haley, who guided the team to a 9-1-2 regular season record and a spot in the NPSL championship game during their debut season, earned the award following a league-wide vote.

Boston City’s Addai Named to NPSL First Team

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Boston City midfielder Isaac Nana Addai headlined a number of New England stars who appears on the All-NPSL Teams announced on Tuesday. This season, the league recognized a first, second, third, and fourth-team All-NPSL that were voted on by league staff, fans, and media members.

Elm City May Face Weakened Foe in Final

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Elm City Express may face a severely weakened foe in Saturday's league final as NCAA regulations could render the vast majority of Midland-Odessa FC's players unavailable for the match.

Following the Sockers semifinal victory over Detroit City FC on Saturday, coach Matt Barnes told the Detroit Free Pressabout the dilemma facing his squad, which is largely comprised of college players.

Elm City En Route to NPSL Final

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Elm City Express is headed to the NPSL Championship Final after beating CD Aguiluchos USA 2-0 before a crowd of 2,261 in Saturday's semifinal at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Graciano Brito broke it open inside of nine minutes while Shaquille Saunchez widened the margin in the 45th minute.

Four Local Players Earn NPSL Honors

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The postseason NPSL awards have started to roll out, and there's no shortage of local products on the Northeast Region Best XI, which was revealed on Friday.

A pair of players from both Boston City FC and Elm City Express were featured on the teams. Midfielder Isaac Nana Addai and defender Michael Rincon represented Boston City while forward Tavoy Morgan and midfielder Cris Hernandez of Elm City also received honors.

Elm City Clinches Regional Title

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Elm City Express claimed the Northeast Regional title after beating Clarkstown SC Eagles (N.J.) 3-1 in Saturday's regional final at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

The Connecticut selection opened the scoring in the 19th minute on a Shaquille Saunchez goal that was set up by a Cris Hernandez cross.

Express Slam Legacy 76, Clinch Regional Final Berth

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The storybook debut season of Elm City Express added another chapter on Friday after they clinched a spot in the Northeast Regional Final after overpowering Legacy 76 (Va.) in a 4-0 rout at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Shaquille Saunchez fired the opening salvo of the regional semifinal showdown inside of 16 minutes when he nodded a corner from Cris Hernandez through from point blank range.

Elm City Set for Regional Round

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Less than a week after clinching its first postseason victory in club history, NPSL expansion club Elm City Express is aiming for an encore on Friday when they face Legacy 76 (Virginia) in the Northeast Regional Semifinal.

While few debut clubs reach the playoffs in Year 1 nevermind find success when they get there Express general manager Brian Neumeyer isn't surprised by what his club has accomplished this season.

Elm City Advances to Regional Round

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Elm City Express notched its first playoff victory in club history to earn a spot in the Northeast Regional round following Saturday's 2-0 win over TSF FC (New Jersey) in the Atlantic Blue Conference Division final at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Big Day in the Nutmeg State

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To say that Saturday is a big day for soccer in the state of Connecticut might be an understatement.

Less than three months after they each kicked off their debut season in NPSL, Elm City Express (New Haven) and Hartford City FC will vie for championship glory in their respective divisions.

Elm City Learns Conference Final Foe

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Elm City Express learned its foe for Saturday's Atlantic Blue Conference final after TSF FC beat the Brooklyn Italians in Wednesday's conference semifinal at LIU Brooklyn Athletic Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

TSF's Tyler Pinho scored the lone goal of the match in the 78th minute to send the Garden State side to Saturday's conference final at Yale University's Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Elm City Express Notches Top Spot in Year 1

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New Haven-based Elm City Express made it a debut season to remember after locking up the top spot in the Atlantic Blue Conference Division with a 4-0 thrashing of TSF FC (New Jersey) on Saturday at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J.

Cristhian Hernandez opened the account inside of four minutes while Istvan Kanyo widen the gap in the 20th minute.

NPSL: I-91 Derby Ends in 1-1 Draw

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A battle between Connecticut-based outfits saw Hartford City FC and Elm City Express play to a dramatic 1-1 draw on Saturday at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Ct.

Kevin Ipina gave New Haven-based Elm City the opening goal in the 47th minute, a strike that stood until the 90th minute when Kieran Simms netted the equalizer and forced the unbeaten sides to share the points.

NPSL Playoffs

Elm City Captures NPSL Title

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NEW HAVEN, Ct. – The NPSL Championship trophy will reside in New England for the next 12 months. And it was captured in emphatic fashion by a league debutant, no less.

Tavoy Morgan scored twice to spearhead Elm City Express to the NPSL title in its inaugural season by beating Midland-Odessa FC 5-0 before a crowd of 3,112 at Yale University's Reese Stadium.

History Awaits Elm City

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On Saturday, Elm City Express will attempt to become to achieve something that hasn't been done by a Connecticut club in a generation: reach a national final.

The New Haven-based selection, who entered the 2017 season as fresh-faced outfit, stand only 90 minutes away from reaching the NPSL final with Saturday's semifinal against Oakland, Ca.