CFC Passion reach the finals of the WPSL this past weekend in a 1-0 triumph against the New York Athletic Club. With the victory, the club moves on to the final four, which will take place in Gambrills, MD on July 26-27.
The CFC United Boys took part in the NPL Nationals, formerly known as the National Premier League Champions Cup. The tournament featured the top 12 teams in the country. CFC United was the New England Champion and went 4-1 overall, losing only to Houston Express in group play. They won their second game in group play, 7-1, which ended up being key in moving on.
In the semi finals, CFC United defeated SLSG Illinois, 4-3, in overtime. In that game, they fell behind 2-0 after ten minutes before tying it before halftime. They fell behind again in the second half before equalizing, and then winning in overtime.
CFC United defeated TSF Academy (New Jersey), 2-1, in the final, jumping out to a 2-1 lead and holding on.
Take a quick look below at the success we've had winning championships, building a top-class coaching staff, and getting players into top-level college soccer programs.
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The 2013-2014 season was another successful year for CFC. Yesterday, CFC won 6 State Championships (3 boys and 3 girls) - bringing CFC's State Cup Championship total to 51(if anyone has any pictures of our winners, please email us at
). In the ECNL and NPL Girls Leagues, CFC went 12-0-3 against our ECNL Connecticut rival, SoccerPlus, and all 4 Girls ECNL teams have qualified for the National Championships in Seattle. On the boys side, our 4 CFC United teams will once again be participating in the NPL regional qualifiers and we hope to be well-represented at Nationals as we were last year.
CFC Coaching Staff
The CFC coaching staff now includes 28 coaches who are either head or assistant coaches at Connecticut colleges. We believe we have now put a coaching staff together to rival any coaching staff in the country.
Central Connecticut State University - D1 - Shaun Green , David Kelly, Olgert Dalipi
Post University - D2 - Ted Haley, Lu Figuerido
Sacred Heart University - D1 - Joe Barroso
Quinnipiac University - D1 - Eric DaCosta, Graciano Brito, Marty Walker
Fairfield University - D1 - Jim OBrien, Sean Driscoll, Kelly Boudreau
University of Bridgeport - D2- Magnus Nilerud, Scott Mcbride
Post University - D2 - Matt Micros, Paul Dellostritto
University of New Haven - D2 - Nicole Paccepelli
Quinnipiac University - D1 - Dave Clarke, Steve Coxon, Justine Lombardi, Marty Walker
Western Connecticut State University - D3 - Joe Mingachos, Alex Harrison
Yale University - D1 - Rudy Meredith, Todd Plourde, Stuart Dick
Wesleyan - D3 - Eva Meredith, Brian Matzke
College Commitments (Boys & Girls)
The list of CFC college commitments is growing on a daily basis; we have over 73 High School Seniors committed to College soccer programs, 15 Juniors, and 2 Sophomores (yes...even Sophomores!).
Impressive list of schools!!
Akter, Sabri - Unionville, CT - Southern Connecticut State University
Ambruso, Mitchel - Newington, CT - Springfield College
Anastasio, Slama - Trumbull, CT - Clemson
Ashley, Samantha - New Canaan, CT - Wesleyan
Avena, Nicole - East Haven, CT - Springfield College
Bartley, Tom - Suffield, CT - Keene State
Benner, Abby - Newington, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Bracken, Will - Easton, CT - Dickinson
Brennan, Katie - CT, - Richmond
Burns, Dylan - Manchester, CT - Manhattan
Bradley Krissy - Fairfield, CT - Gettysburg
Champagne, Brittany - Suffield, CT - Dartmouth
Ciaramella, Angela - Hamden, CT - Post University
Cohen, Peter - Easton, CT - American
Consolino, Jillian, Suffield, CT - Quinnipiac
Delaney, Juliana - Ct - Union College
D'antonio, Bailey - Hebron, CT - UC Santa Cruz
Dempsey, Ellie - Stamford, CT - Wesleyan
Delmolino, Haley - Monroe, CT - Colorado State
Drake, Tony - Wethersfield, CT - Mitchell College
Dunham, Darien - Cheshire, CT - Boston College
Farber, Whitney, Weston, CT - Cornell
Fernandez, Jill - Windham, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Figueroa, Marlee - Shelton, CT - Post University
Giza, Cassie - Orange, CT - Merrimack College
Grasso, Samantha - Shelton, CT - William and Mary
Goldman, Brent - Granby, CT - Roger Williams
Hoeckele, Connor - Granby, CT - WPI
Houghton, Ashley - Danbury, CT - Marist
Hellman, Brooke - Newington, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Hopley, Ryan - Cromwell, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Hyde, Lauren - Trumbull, CT - University of Bridgeport
Jando, Christina - Naugatuck, CT - Mitchell College
Johnson,Caitlin Newington, CT - Plymouth State University
Kassouf, Justin - Milford, CT - East Strousberg
Kaeser Hanna - Pelham, NY - Williams
Knutson, Lindsey - Wilton, CT - Dartmouth
LaGapia, Drew -CT- Denison
Manzo, Matthew - Shelton, CT - Sacred Heart
Manser, Anna - Manchester, CT - University of Mary Washington
Meehan, Molly - Fairfield, CT - Merrimack College
McCauley, Sarah - Bridgeport, CT - Yale
Merritt, Kathryn - Burlington, CT - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Mossbarger, Matthew - Sandy Hook, CT - Delaware
Murial Michael - CT - Post University
Murphy, Shannon - Hamden, CT - Albertus Magnus College
Obrien - Pappalardo, Atticus - Easton, CT - Union
O'Neil, Kacie - Stratford, CT - Central Connecticut State University
Outeiro, David - Rocky Hill, CT - Roger Willams University
Pena, Jonathan - CT - Keene State
Poulin, Taylor - Rocky Hill, CT- Duquesne
Pershad, Gary - Windsor, CT - Muhlenburg College
Pingree, Logan - Middletown, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Plum, Gwendolyn Killingworth, CT - Salve Regina University
Reich, Daniel - Glastonbury, CT - Trinity College
Rebelo, Brian - Post University
Rehaag, Breanne - New Milford, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Rottier, Andrew - Plainville, CT - WPI
Sands, Katherine - Rye, NY - Williams
Saunders, Lucas - Middletown, CT - Western Connecticut State University
Sanzari, Christina - North Haven, CT - Skidmore
Sisco, Kyle - Southington, CT - St Anslem College
Stefanacci, Bianca - Milford, CT - Albertus Magnus College
Strachan, Carley - Fairfield, CT - Ithaca College
Strain, Kailyn - Danbury CT - Iona
Swaby, Allyson - West Hartford, CT - Boston College
Ubaldi, Bailey - Middlebury, CT - Albertus Magnus College
Vitale, Becca - CT - Manhattan College
Wendland, Danielle - Hamden, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University
Williams, Reilly - Suffield, CT - University of New Hampshire
Williams, Connor - Hamden, CT - UMASS
Wilk, Kassandra - Hebron, CT - Southern Connecticut State University
Wilm, Jessica - Shelton, CT - Wagner College
Davis, Paige - Danbury, CT - College of Charlestown
Dally, Rashawn - Bloomfield, CT - Quinnipiac University
Etzel, Christine - Madison, CT- Brown
Etzel, Danielle - Madison, CT - Harvard
Farrell, Caitlin - Wallingford, CT - Georgetown
Guminiak, Matt - Suffield, CT - Quinnipiac University
Grob, Colton - West Suffield, CT - Quinnipiac University
Keller, Jess - Sandy Hook, CT - St Francis University
Keegans, Liane - Ridgefield, CT - UCONN
LaMantia, Alex - Wilton, CT - St Lawrence University
Maccio, Jayne - Wilton, CT - Colgate
McNamara, Annie - Fairfield, CT - Gettysberg College
Santos, Elena - West Hartford, CT - Fairfield University
Syrotiak, Nikkie - Ridgefield, CT - St Lawrence University
Walsh, Maggie - Westport, CT - Fairfield University
CFC Chelsea Pier strike gold at Needham Tournament
by posted 06/02/2014
Memebers of the Chelsea Piers CFC U-13 team pose for a team photo with the Needham Memorial Day Tournament trophy.
It was a banner Memorial Day for Chelsea Piers Connecticut, as the Connecticut Football Club Chelsea Piers Girls U-13 team traveled up to Needham, Mass. and captured the Needham Memorial Day Soccer Tournament.
The team put on an impressive performance during the tournament, including allowing just one goal throughout the entire 300 minutes of play.
After defeating Alliance FC of New Hampshire, FC Stars of Massachusetts, and New England Football Club Central in the first round of the tournament, CFC Chelsea Piers moved on to the semifinals where they faced Alliance FC of N.H. once again.
CFC Chelsea Piers won the second match-up 2-0, setting them up for the final game against the GPS Lady Cavaliers Elite, which they also won, 3-0.
“We could not be happier with the girls’ performance in the tournament,” said head coach Ross Stride. “Every player on the team has been training extremely hard and it’s great to see their dedication and teamwork pay off.”
The town of Greenwich is well-represented on the CFC Chelsea Piers premier team. Samantha Sias and Sophia Ruelle are from Old Greenwich, while Nicole Huber is also a Greenwich resident.
The group of Samantha Page, Lily Gubernick and Keri Gallagher are from Stamford, while Libby Markham, Libby Branca, Ellen Harnish, Anna Edwards, Anna Fox, Sophia Cortalessi, Hannah Mathew and Nathalie Bravo are from Darien.
Olivia Cosco and Kendall Patten are from New Canaan, while Mikayla Fosina and Tara Hufnagel reside in Norwalk. Rounding out the team is Sierra Clarke from Stratford.
As the longest standing soccer club in Connecticut, CFC is widely recognized as the most competitive and successful soccer program throughout the region.
Since partnering in May of 2013, CFC and Chelsea Piers have created the most innovative services for young soccer players in this area. CFC Chelsea Piers aims to develop the individual to his or her highest potential, resulting in teams that successfully compete at the highest level.
“When we partnered with CFC, our goal was to bring Westchester and lower Fairfield County boys and girls the most unique and competitive soccer training experience,” said Dave Flower, Director of Soccer at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “By combining CPCT’s state-of-the art indoor facility with a top coaching staff, plus elite brand-name recognition and entrance into the region’s best tournaments, the program has attracted dedicated athletes that are committed to the sport. We knew the combination could create great results, and it’s exciting to see the program’s success.”
CFC UNITED BOYS - Win 3 Championships at FC Delco Players Cup
by posted 05/28/2014
U17 Boys Win
CFC UNITED BOYS advance to 4 finals and win 3 Championships at FC Delco Players Cup over Memorial Day Weekend.
CFC UNITED Boys U14, U15, U16 & U17’s all advanced to the FC Delco Players Cup Championship Games in their respective brackets while amassing an impressive 18-1-1 combined record. Throughout the tournament these four teams scored a total of 67 goals while only conceding 16.
The 14’s, 16’s and 17’s completed the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record en route to the Championship while the U15’s narrowly missed out on a Championship of their own, falling on the short of a 3-2 defeat in the second over time period in the Championship match.
14s 5 wins 0 draws 0 losses 18 goals for 1 foal against
15’s 3 wins 1 draw 1 loss 13 goals for 8 goals against
16’s 5 wins 0 draws 0 losess 14 goals for 3 goals against
17’s 5 wins 0 draws 0 losess 22 goals for 4 goals against
All four of these teams will be competing for a CJSA State Cup Title this weekend with the finals set for Sunday, June 1st in Farmington.