Real Boston Rams 2:0 Western Mass Pioneers. At Milton, Mass. Peguy Ngatcha scored in the 29th minute, then assisted on Mohammed Rashid's insurance tally in the 45th minute to send the Rams to their first win of the season.
LUDLOW, Mass. After knocking on the door all night, GPS Portland Phoenix finally broke through on a late Fabian Burnett goal to stake a 1-0 win over the Western Mass Pioneers on Friday at Lusitano Stadium.
Burnett came off the bench only minutes before he punched home the game-winner in the 76th minute, while goalkeeper Chris Knaub collected four saves to pick up the clean sheet.
AC Connecticut 0:0 Western Mass Pioneers(PDL). At Danbury, Ct., Pioneers keeper Nick Zucco stopped nine shots while his counterpart Steve Sasso denied Western Mass on five occasions in a match that featured plenty of open play.
In a wide open contest that featured its share of contentious moments, the breakthrough proved elusive for the Western Mass Pioneers and AC Connecticut, who settled for a 0-0 draw at Westview Athletic Complex in Danbury, Ct. on Saturday.
Western Mass goalie Nick Zucco turned away nine shots while his counterpart Steve Sasso stopped five.
AC Connecticut 1:0 Western Mass Pioneers. At Ludlow, Mass. Daniel Baccielo scored inside of four minutes and the Blues never looked back thanks to a sensational game from goalkeeper Steve Sasso, who collected 10 saves to give the Nutmeg State selection its first win of the season.
Nicolas Pascual-Leone scored late, but it wasn't enough as the Western Mass Pioneers fell 2-1 to GPS Portland Phoenix on Friday at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Mass.
Pascual-Leone, whoentered the match in the 72nd minute, tallied in the 88th minute after Portland built a two-goal lead on strikes from Nicholas Melville and Thomas Fouhy in the 25th and 50th minutes, respectively.
New England PDL trio AC Connecticut, Western Mass Pioneers, and Seacoast United Phantoms all learned on Wednesday who they'll be facing during the first round of the 2015 U.S. Open Cup tournament, which will take place on May 13.
AC Connecticut will face Virginia Beach City FC (NPSL) at Westside Athletic Complex in Danbury, Conn.
New England's five PDL sides released their fixtures for the upcoming season on Wednesday.
Seacoast United Phantoms and Real Boston Rams will kick off the action for the region's PDL squads when they face off against each other May 10 at the Phantoms' home grounds, which is listed as "TBA" on the league's master schedule.
The Western Mass Pioneers didn't need to look long or far to find their next head coach.
On Sunday, the club hired former assistant coach Dennis Gomes to take the helm of the Pioneers ahead of their 18th season.
Gomes, a familiar face at Lusitano Stadium after both playing and coaching for the Ludlow-based side, succeeds Federico Molinari, who took the reins of Western Mass Pro Soccer (ASL) following the 2014 PDL season.
The first round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament was a mixed bag for New England-based sides on Wednesday.
GPS Portland Phoenix fell in overtime to Lehigh Valley United Sonic 1-0, while the Vermont Voltage dropped a 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls U-23s. Western Mass Pioneers emerged as the only winner from Wednesday's proceedings after taking a 4-1 victory from GPS Massachusetts.
LUDLOW, Mass. – The Western Mass Pioneers proved the old truism that it's not how you start, but rather, how you finish following a 4-1 First Round Open Cup win over GPS Massachusetts (formerly Mass Premier Soccer) on Wednesday at Lusitano Stadium.
A clash of Commonwealth clubs will help kick off the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open Cup tournament on Wednesday, as the Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) and Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) face off at venerable Lusitano Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm, with an online stream available via ussoccer.
Western Mass Pioneers forward Alencar Junior has scored 19 goals in his last 17 games. (Photo: David Henry/sweetdogphotos.com)
LUDLOW, Mass. â€“ It takes him less than a minute to lift them off their seats.
On a seasonably warm evening in a stadium neatly tucked inside a neighborhood packed with ranches and capes, the Western Mass Pioneers and CFC Azul are only moments into a Friday night match in front of about a thousand supporters, many of whom are just settling into their seats before a bolt of energy flashes before them.
Seacoast United Phantoms fell short of claiming their fifth win in as many tries on Wednesday, but nevertheless kept their record unblemished followinga 0-0 draw to GPS Portland Phoenix at Southern New Hampshire University in Hookset, NH.
Phoenix keeper Matthew Williams made four saves to keep the likes of Anthony Grant (two shots) and Francisco Cardona (two shots) off the board.
Reigning PDL Northeast Division champion Seacoast United Phantoms advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament after beating GPS Massachusetts 2-1 in Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday.
GPS fired the opening salvo when Roy Sanderman scored from a corner in the 17th minute. The situation for Seacoast seemed to get worse when Terrance Carter picked up a second caution and ejection in the 68th minute.
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Today's US Open Cup fourth round draw revealed that D.C. United will take on either the Rochester Rhinos or Reading United AC, with United hosting the game only if Reading wins the pair's third round match.
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The competition was a PDL side but there were still plenty of positives to take from the Fire's 2-0 win over FC Tucson on Saturday afternoon. The starters were pushed for ninety minutes and although there was some fatigue evident late in the second half the team registered their fifth clean sheet in six pre-season contests.
The Georgetown forward continued his assault on PDL defenses with a hat trick in a 6-0 win over FC Euro.
Georgetown forward Brett Campbell never found his scoring touch in his second season in the nation's capitol last fall playing a reserve roll behind prolific forward and Red Bull Academy product Brandon Allen, but he's shown in the spring season and now in PDL play just how dangerous he can be.
Sporting Kansas City looks like they're trying to expand their affiliate network further. Already with 13 affiliated youth clubs, Sporting is looking to expand it further into Western Kansas as the team is on the agenda for an upcoming meeting in Garden City, Kansas about building a youth complex there with STAR Bonds and the potential creation of a PDL team.
It appears that there is one less soccer team in the KC metro area. Today, the United Soccer League released the schedule for their Premier Development League season. One name absent from the list for the first time since 1997 is the Kansas City Brass.
There'd been rumors towards the end of last year that the Brass would not be returning in the 2014 season.