Atlas and Freedoms to Play for Championship – Other Diaspora Teams Advance

A rich, competitive atmosphere settled over the fields of play for the Diaspora teams, especially in soccer, this past weekend. Greek American Atlas advanced to the U.S. Open Cup finals after defeating the Barnstonworth Rovers FC 1-0 on a goal by Jamal Neptune.
Atlas will now play the New York Pancyprian Freedoms for the championship on November 30.
The same two teams headed down different directions in the Cosmopolitan League. Champion Atlas continued their undefeated season with seven wins so far. {41660}
The latest win came in the match against Clarkstown SC which ended 4-0. Christos Megaloudis scored two of the four goals (and a shot that hit the crossbar). Goalkeeper Dimitris Touros, who by no means had an easy game, had to stop many shots, and was able to record a shutout.
It seemed the universe had it in for the Freedoms in their 5-2 road loss against United FC. They played without four of their starters (Chad, Andreou, Zisimatos, and Mateo) in addition to the referee overturning one goal and plenty of missed scoring opportunities.
United showcased players who had yet to play prior to that match.
{41657}Kerkyra NY was able to turn around what looked to be a lost game after falling behind 0-2 early in the match against the Goodfellas, but they played hard and came all the way back on a header from Spiro Gialopsos and a shot off the foot of Teddy Droseros. A thunderous kick from newly acquired player Aggelos Litourgis put the team up for good with a 3-2 final score amid an electric atmosphere.
The teams of the Greek Basketball League put on an offensive clinic in Philadelphia. The Warriors prevailed against the Mavericks 88-64, the Kings steamrolled the Grizzlies 88-48, and the Knicks beat the Terps 41-39. The Warriors lead the White division with four wins in as many matches while the Kings and P.A.O.K. are now tied atop the Blue division.
The GOARCH Soccer League resumed play this week as kids that comprise the league provided good play for their dedicated fan base.