Del Rey City Armada Win Championship Title
DRC Armada win their first championship title and become the second DRCSC 7v7 team do so. Flagship team Del Rey City holds three titles.
Armada beat DRC Argonauts 3-1 in the Semifinal and then beat Motley Crew 4-2 in the Final to take the LA Premier Group B title.
TEAM ROSTER: Erik Bembry, Jay Legg, Alexis Edelstein, Paul MacPhee, Angelo Manjarrez, Jeeves Smith-Mahabir, Nery Madrid, Brian Perez
Semifinal: Del Rey City Armada v. Del Rey City Argonauts
For the first time ever two DRCSC teams will face each other in a Semifinal match!
dominated South Bay Sports' 7-a-side LA Premier Soccer League this season,
are the #1 seed in the playoffs with an undefeated record, and are likely to win the league's championship title.
Two of the teams players, Eric Bembry and Jay Legg, finished 1st and 2nd for the Golden Boot respectively.
finished 4th in the league, have demonstrated an unwillingness to give up,
tied Armada during the regular season, and have something to prove. For club players and fans this game will be the one to watch.
DEL REY CITY ARMADA vs. DEL REY CITY ARGONAUTS
LA Premier Group B Semifinal
9:00 AM Saturday, January 19
Redondo Beach Aviation Field (Field A)
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd Redondo Beach, CA 90278
DRCSC 11s Catch Fire, Burn the Pound Town Pirates 6-1
With a full 22 player roster for the 7th game of the 2012 Winter Season DRCSC played masterfully against last season's champions though one might not have expected it at the outset.
DRCSC started poorly and it took less than two minutes for the Pirates to move the ball effortlessly through their defense to find the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. CITY remained shaky and unsure of themselves for the next 20 minutes when a sudden turn around saw the team take complete control of the game and go into halftime with a 2-1 lead.
The visible energy exuding from the team at the start of the second half was palpable and there was no looking back. CITY retained the vast majority of possession for the remainder of the game, began to run through the Pirates defense with ease, and scored 4 more goals for a total of 6 in the much needed victory.
All Three 7-A-Side Teams in the SBSSL Make the Semifinals
Three of the club's 7-a-side teams are competing in the South Bay Sports Soccer League (SBS) for the first time, having moved from the Santa Monica Adult Soccer League (SMASL). All three teams have made it to the semifinals.
In League B, DRC Armada finished the season at the top of the table with an undefeated record of 6-0-2 (w-l-t), earning them a first round bye in the playoffs. DRC Argonauts finished 4th overall, defeated the Wanderers 2-1 in the first round of the playoffs, and will face DRC Armada on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 AM in the Semifinals.
In League A, after a sluggish season and a 4th place finish, the club's flagship Del Rey City pounded Celtic 9-0 in the Quarterfinals. CITY will face #1 seed Bar Toscana in the Semifinals which will also be played on Saturday, January 19 at 9:00 AM. The Final for both leagues will be played the same day at 10:00 AM.
DRC Armada Goes Unbeaten in SBS's LA Premier League B
DRC Armada went undefeated in the SBS 2012 Winter Season, finishing in 1st place in League B. Armada earned a BYE in the first round of the playoffs and will likely face DRC Argonauts in the Semifinals.
Armada player, Erik Bembry
, won LA Premier League B's GOLDEN BOOT
award with 11 goals on the season with teammate Jay Legg finishing 2nd.
DRCSC competed in South Bay Sports' 7-a-side LA Premier League for the first time, joining for the 2012 Winter Season. The club entered three teams, one in League A, Del Rey City
, and two in League B, Del Rey City Armada
and Del Rey City Argonauts
. The club moved over to SBS from the Santa Monica Adult Soccer League where it has competed since 2009.Close
DRC 90 Set Club Season Scoring Record
DRC 90 finished the SMASL summer season in 2nd place (due to an infelicitous tie with Santa Monica One Touch) but managed nonetheless to set a DRCSC club scoring record. Incredibly DRC 90 fell just short of the century mark, putting a total 94 goals into the back of the net. DRC 90 scored 20 more goals than did 1st place Los Bukis, allowed at least 20 fewer goals than the rest of the teams finishing below them in the table, and closed out the season with a remarkable +56 goal differential.