**ANNOUNCEMENT: DRCSC TO JOIN THE NPSL**
DRCSC Will Join the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for the 2014 Season
FROM THE NPSL WEBSITE: http://npsl.info/home/776980.html
DRCSC DERBY #2 HAS BEEN PLAYED AND THE WINNER IS...
...a tie? A 0-0 tie? Really?
Yep, a 0-0 tie it was and yet one of the most exciting matches the club has played to date - and there probably isn't a player from the club who would disagree.
With two derby matches between the two teams in the history books, a combined tally of goals scored comes to exactly ONE. Don't think this implies an inability to score by players on either team. Given the number of quality shots on goal recorded in the stats book, this is simply not the case. Rather, the lone goal in two games (scored on a PK) probably has to more to do with goalkeeper performance than anything else.
In the first derby, former Detroit United (Michigan Premier Soccer League) keeper, Scott Nalu, made incredible saves throughout the match, including a save of one of the two PKs taken against him. Had it not been for his quality goalkeeping the final score may not have been so close.
In yesterdays match both keepers held their own with quality saves made at each end of the field. The most notable on the DRCSC side came late in the 2nd half when a dummy fake move by DRC Revs player, Jeeves Smith-Mahabir, let the ball roll to teammate, Jay Legg, who stood open near the top of the penalty area. Firing the ball toward the right post it appeared the Revs had found the goal they had been searching for until the diving save by Nalu put an end to that thought. The most nerve racking save of the game, however, came at the other end of the field.
With little time left on the clock before the final whistle, DRCSC player, Mike Numon, played a through ball into the Revs 18 yard box intended for DRCSC attacker, Lucas Montero, who ran past the Revs last defender to meet the ball. DRC Revs keeper, Brian Perez, came off his line, went to ground, and blocked Montero's shot with his body.
The save stopped the ball dead at the edge of the 18 yard box in the center of the field, close to where Perez now lay on the ground but just out of his reach. Numon rushed in toward the free ball unchallenged, and it seemed a foregone conclusion that he was about to put it into the back of the wide open goal for a DRCSC win. At the very moment Numon struck the ball, however, a crawling Perez with outstretched arm managed to get his hand in front of the powerful shot, deflecting it just inches over the crossbar. Exciting to say the least.
Bring on Derby #3!
DRCSC Derby #2 | Saturday, December 7 | 5:00PM
DRC vs. DRC. The DRCSC Derby - played every season, always week 7, and always Saturday - pits the clubs top two 11-a-side teams (Del Rey City SC and Del Rey City Revolution) against each other in the South Bay Sports soccer league. The upcoming derby is only the second one ever played and looks to be an exciting match up - even better than last season's incredible game.
The first derby was expected to be lackluster if not a complete DRCSC blow out of the DRC Revs who were struggling palpably in their first-ever season, allowing their opponents double digit scores. By week 7, however, the Revs had learned how to play as a team - a good team - and lost the match 0-1 with DRCSC scoring their lone goal from a PK late in the 2nd half.
The tables have turned more than expected this season. To the clubs incredulous astonishment, the 1st team, DRCSC, languishes dead last in the table. Just as surprisingly the Revs stand a few places above DRCSC in the table with wins over Real Santa Monica and River FC by scores of 5-1 and 3-0 respectively - a far cry from last season. And the REVS have an energy about them. They are positive in attitude, love playing together as a team, and they love winning. They don't have a "can do" attitude, they have a "let's do it right now" attitude and it is fun to see.
The outcome of this game could have a big impact on the playoffs as far as it relates the club. Should the Revs walk away with a win it is unlikely DRCSC will make the playoffs and egos will undoubtedly be bruised. However, a club team, the Revs, will still likely make the post-season,
Should DRCSC walk away with the win, however, they would still be behind the Revs in the table and though they would remain in the hunt for a playoff spot, they would be a long shot.
Whichever way you slice it the 2nd team looks to be the favorite in this DRCSC Derby. My money is on them. The Revs not only EXPECT to walk away from this derby victorious, they genuinely believe they can walk away from the season with the title. This team is hungary and their belief in themselves is the thing that might give them what they already expect.
DRCSC DERBY #2
Del Rey City SC v. Del Rey City Revolution
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Redondo Beach Aviation Field
** NOTICE **
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce prior to the start of the match. The ceremony will inaugurate DRCSC's entry into the National Premier Soccer League. This is a bug event for the club.
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.
WPSL & NPSL Tryouts
Del Rey City S.C. has joined
the U.S. 4th Divsion NPSL &
women's U.S. 2nd Division WPSL.
Our Inaugural Season Begins April 2014 and Plays Until August 2014.
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