New England Soccer Today

USOC: Newtown SC Edges NY Pancyprian on Penalties

Connecticut Soccer League squad Newtown Pride SC outlasted New York Pancyprian Freedoms in a 0-0 (7-6 PKs) win in Sunday’s U.S. Open Cup USASA Region 1 Quarterfinal replay at Newtown High School.

The win served as vindication for Newtown, who originally lost to New York 1-0 in an Apr. 7th USASA Region 1 Quarterfinal. After it was discovered that New York fielded an ineligible player during the contest, the USASA ruled that the Cosmopolitan League side was to forfeit the win.

However, New York appealed the ruling, advising that their league had erroneously advised team officials that the player in question – Andreas Chronis – was eligible for Cup play even as he served a lengthy suspension in league play. New York won their appeal, and thus, the teams were notified by USASA that the Quarterfinal would be replayed on Sunday.

With the win, Newtown advances to play Mass Premier Soccer (Bay State Soccer League) on Apr. 28 at a location and time to be determined.



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