Met Oval's season got off to a positive start this weekend with most teams in competition. The U13 and U14 USSF academy teams visited NJCSA on Saturday. After a sluggish start, the U13s dominated possession and were technically and tactically solid in a 4-0 win. Striker Markus Anderson had a brace as did the central midfielder Steffen Nikolic in what turned into a attacking minded second half.
The U14 USSF Academy team played a spirited game against a much bigger NJCSA team who fielded mostly 2002 players. Met Oval with a third of their team playing up an age (2003), recovered from going behind 0-1 on a penalty call. Abdul Seck tied it up in the 70th minute and Met Oval nearly stole the winner in the final minutes. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The 03 EDP team had a strong start playing well against a good Athletico team and ended up losing 1-2. The 04 EDP team traveled to Shoreline in CT where they managed a 1-1 draw.
On Sunday 9/11, the action shifted to a home stand at Met Oval's Youth Center of Excellence where the club hosted NYSC inNew York City FC Affiliate Development League games. Prior to each match there was a moment of silence to remember all the Heros associated with the tragic events of 9/11. Never forget.
There where seven games lasting throughout the day from 2008s though 2005s which highlighted the the technical and athletic abilities from players from both clubs.