ALL GAMES AT LONG LOTS — BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL and wear the correct color t-shirt!
Congratulations to England. The #1 seed edged a determined #3 India 4-3 in the finals — but it wasn’t easy. Brad Cox, Josh Berman and Mo Tall gave the Brits a seemingly easy lead, but Chris Martenson got the Indians back in the match. Cox made it 4-1, but quick goals by Griff O’Neill and Rory Steele made it a game. The final 2 minutes were tense, but England prevailed.
The semifinals saw England beat Belgium 5-3, while Kyle Rotolo gave India the lead with 2 minutes to play, after a tight battle. Martenson scored in the waning seconds.
Week 1: Belgium 7, France 2; England 5, India 2; Sweden 5, USA 5 (draw)
England 4, Sweden 1; India 7, Belgium 5; USA 3, France 0
Week 2: India 9, Sweden 2; USA 5, Belgium 2; England 6, France 2
England 5, USA 4; Belgium 7, Sweden 5; India 5, France 3
Week 3: India 4, USA 1; Belgium 3, England 2; France 8, Sweden 4
England 6, India 5; France 5, Belgium 4; USA 5, Sweden 3
Josh DeDomenico (captain)
Callum Wisher (captain)
Patricio Perez Elorza (captain)
Alejandro Perez Elorza
Surya Balaji (captain)
Brendan Lynch (captain)
Sam Liles (captain)
Lau ten Cate
SCHEDULE — ALL GAMES AT LONG LOTS — BE READY TO START AT 6:15 PM SHARP! — EVERYONE MUST BRING A BALL and the correct color t-shirt!
Wed., June 26: France-Belgium; England-India; Sweden-USA
England-Sweden; India-Belgium; France-USA
Wed., July 10: India-Sweden; Belgium-USA; France-England
USA-England; Sweden-Belgium; India-France
Wed., July 17: USA-India; Belgium-England; Sweden-France
England-India; France-Belgium; Sweden-USA
Wed., July 24: France-USA; England-Sweden; India-Belgium
Belgium-USA; India-Sweden; France-England
Wed., July 31: Sweden-Belgium; USA-England; Greece-India
Sweden-France; USA-India; Belgium-England
Wed., August 7: Semifinals and finals
RULES — All games at LONG LOTS — Be there ready to start at 6:15 pm sharp! — Everyone must bring a ball!
1) 20-minute halves, running time. Approximately 5-10 minute halftime. Shin guards are mandatory.
2) 6-v-6 plus 1 keeper; if both teams agree, they can play 7-v-7 plus 1 keeper. Keepers may use their hands WITHIN REASONABLE AREAS. Subs may enter on any out-of-bounds or dead ball; no subbing on the fly.
3) No referees; call your own fouls. No penalty kicks. Watermelon Cup administrators* will be in attendance at all games, and may eject or ban players for egregious or repeated fouls.
4) No offsides, though goal-hanging is severely discouraged. This is the Watermelon Cup; if you can’t play defense as well as offense, find another sport.
5) 3 points for a win; 1 for a tie.
6) *Watermelon Cup administrators: Dan Woog, Kurt Dasbach. Yes, Dasbach plays. He’s a very fair guy. This isn’t the Supreme Court. Get over it.