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Lower League Round-Up: Week of April 8



Welcome back to another week of lower league soccer coverage from the greater Philadelphia area. Let’s take a look at the results from last week as well as look at the schedule for the week ahead:

Region 1 Werner Fricker Cup

West Chester United exacted some revenge on Maryland’s Steel Pulse after being dropped 1-0 in Region 1 Amateur Cup play with a 5-2 win in the Region 1 Werner Fricker Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. Ken Roby had two goals and two assists to lead the Predators while Josh Pulla also recorded a brace and added an assist.

United Soccer League of Pennsylvania (USLPA) Men’s Majors

  • Sunday 4/14 – Vereinigung Erzgebirge 2-1 Phoenix SC
  • Sunday 4/14 – Lighthouse SC 0-2 United German Hungarians
  • Wednesday 4/17 – Ukrainian Nationals 1-3 Vereinigung Erzgebirge

Next Up…

  • Sunday 4/21 – Lighthouse SC vs West Chester United at 2:30 p.m. at Lighthouse Soccer Club
  • Sunday 4/21 – Phoenix SC vs Lancaster City FC at 2:30 p.m. at Phoenix SC
  • Sunday 4/21 – Colonial SC vs United German Hungarians at 2:30 p.m. at Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS Field

United Soccer League of Pennsylvania (USLPA) Women’s Majors

  • Sunday 4/14 – Lower South 2-0 Danubia
  • Sunday 4/14 – Philadelphia Flames SC 2-2 Vereinigung Erzgebirge

Next Up…

  • Saturday 4/20 – Lancaster City FC vs Huntingdon Valley Pride at 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 4/21 – Lower South vs Lancaster City FC at 12 p.m.
  • Sunday 4/21 – Ukrainian Nationals vs Philadelphia Flames SC at 12 p.m.
  • Sunday 4/21 – Danubia vs United German Hungarians at 12 p.m.

Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL)

  • Saturday 4/13 – Kensington SC 3-1 Salone FC
  • Sunday 4/14 – Philadelphia Heritage 2-0 Inter Vidas
  • Sunday 4/14 – Philadelphia SC 2-4 Real Central NJ
  • Sunday 4/14 – Oaklyn United 1-1 Vidas Elite

Next Up…

  • Saturday 4/20 – Alloy vs Oaklyn United at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Bible College
  • Sunday 4/21 – Inter Vidas vs Real Central NJ at 11 a.m. at John Bartram HS Field
  • Sunday 4/21 – Vidas Elite vs Philadelphia Heritage at 1:30 p.m. at John Bartram HS Field
  • Sunday 4/21 – Philadelphia SC vs Salone at 6 p.m. at Northeast HS Field

UPSL Northeast American

Lancaster FC is off to a 2-0 start to open the spring season. They opened with a 2-1 win at Philadelphia Lone Star and beat Javier Velasco Academy 8-0. Seth Crabbe and Andrea DiSomma both had braces in the match. Lone Star bounced back from the 2-1 loss to Lancaster with a 2-1 win over Union SC at home. Lancaster FC II and Philadelphia Lone Star II are both 1-1-0 (WLD) to start Division 1 spring play. Pennsylvania Prime is 0-1-1 and newcomer Scranton FC has two losses to open the season.

For the Love Newsletter

Lastly, be on the look out for the launch of “For the Love,” a weekly newsletter with a focus on the lower league game in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

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Tim is a fan of the Philly soccer scene, from grassroots to professional. He is a supporter of the Philadelphia Union, as well as our Union brethren from across the pond, FC Union Berlin. Tim has written for The Philly Soccer Page and Protagonist Soccer.

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