- 2012 WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
- Special Thank You
- Bay Area Ambassadors Advance to NPSL West Conference Championship
- Bay Area Ambassadors Host the NPSL West Conference Championship
- Bay Area Ambassadors Host FC Santa Clarita in First Round of Region Playoffs
- Farewell Good Friend. You will be missed!
- Bay Area Ambassadors Continue Win Streak
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2012 WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
Oakland, CA (July 22, 2012)- The Bay Area Ambassadors (Ambassadors) are the West Conference Champions after defeating the Sonoma County Sol (Sol). The Ambassadors made easy work of the Sol winning 4-1 and will participate in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) national playoffs this weekend in San Diego, CA
The Ambassadors have not lost at home all season, and they had great start to the game to ensure their first loss would not come in the championship game. In the third minute of the game, Jordan Keyes crushed a header in the goal off a corner from Javier Hill. Scoring first and early opened the door for the Ambassadors to sprint through. The Sol and Ambassadors traded possession until Stefan Clemens slipped a ball in behind the defense for Emrah Klimenta to finish giving the Ambassadors a 2-0 lead. Klimenta scored his second goal of the game with a shot combining placement and power off a pass from Dylan Murphy. The Sol struggled to find a rhythm in the first half with the Ambassadors leading 3-0.
The second half saw the Sol throw numbers forward to try to recover from the three-goal deficit. The Ambassadors calmly handled the pressure clearing crosses and not allowing any space in behind. The Sol had one breakthrough with a shot from outside the eighteen-yard box by Sean Callahan. His goal made the score 3-1. The Ambassadors created chance after chance but failed to produce the dagger to end the game until the 89th minute. Nick Cashmere used his impressive speed to track to down a punt from Derek Lesley and loop it over the Sol’s goalie for the fourth goal of the game. The Ambassadors won the championship 4-1.
“This game shows the hard work and time all the players have put in this season,” said Ambassadors coach Mohammed Mohammed. “As a coach, you’re proud when the players get the result they deserve, and this group more than deserved it.”
The Ambassadors will compete in the NPSL national playoffs next weekend in San Diego, CA. Look for updates on the Ambassadors’ website (www.fcbayarea.com) and Twitter (@baafc).
Special Thank You
A special Thank You to our Main man Garvey who has been instrumental this season in helping us with all aspects of the 2012 Season.
Garvey comes from a long line of Soccer Players and has even played with the likes of some very prominent players and figures over his lifetime inlcuding some of the musical legends that are the Marley brothers from Jamaica.
Thank You Garvey for all you have done this season. Your work has not gone unnoticed and we appreciate your contributions on this very special season.
Bay Area Ambassadors Advance to NPSL West Conference Championship
Oakland, CA (July 15, 2012)- The Bay Area Ambassadors (Ambassadors) earned the chance to keep their season going with a 3-2 win over FC Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita). The Ambassadors will host the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) West Conference Championship game.
Santa Clarita looked to return the favor the Ambassadors gave to them when the Ambassadors traveled to Southern California and beat them on their home field. Santa Clarita had a good start as they scored the opening goal of the game. Santa Clarita found a little space in the Ambassadors ‘ defense with a little combination play and a neat finish. The Ambassadors responded quickly wit a goal of their own. Stefan Clemens raced down the sideline dribbling past his defender where served a cross to Emrah Klimenta who calmly tucked the ball into the side netting. The Ambassadors would continue to pressure with the score now tied 1-1. Santa Clarita would slow the Ambassadors’ momentum with a second goal from a free kick. The half ended 2-1.
The Ambassadors showed their championship pedigree in the second half. Even with being a goal down, they remained calm and played possession soccer knowing it would eventually wear down the Santa Clarita defense. Most of the second half would be played in the Ambassadors attacking half. The Ambassadors found the scoring touch with twenty minutes remaining in the game. Yousef Samy scored a penalty kick after a Santa Clarita defender blocked an Ambassador shot with his hand. The Ambassadors continued pressing with the intention to end the game in regulation. With eight minutes left, the Ambassadors took the lead 3-2. Francis Lopez crossed the ball in that found Brayan Walle’s feet. Walle has been a consistent goal scorer all season and provided the winning goal once again for the Ambassadors.
The Ambassadors will face the Sonoma Sol in the NPSL West Conference Championship Saturday July 21st at Raimondi Park in Oakland, CA at 7:00 p.m. Look for updates on the Ambassadors’ website (www.fcbayarea.com) and Twitter (@baafc).
Brayan Walle Delivered the Game Winner
Bay Area Ambassadors Host the NPSL West Conference Championship
Oakland, CA (July 15, 2012)- The Bay Area Ambassadors (Ambassadors) will host the Sonoma Sol (Sol) in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) West Conference Championship. The match will be played at Raimondi Park in Oakland, CA on Saturday July 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
The Ambassadors defeated FC Santa Clarita 3-2 to reach the championship. This was the second time the Ambassadors beat them this season and continued the Ambassadors undefeated home campaign. The Sol edged by the San Diego Flash in a penalty shootout. The championship game will feature two teams from the West-Northern Conference showing which division was stronger for the season.
The Ambassadors and sol are very familiar foes as they finished first and second, respectively, and have faced each other three times already this season. The first meeting was a 3-3 tie in U.S. Open cup qualification. The next two meetings were during NPSL season play and were a 2-2 tie and a 3-1 Sol victory. Fans can expect this game to be tightly contested as this rivalry has grown.
Please come support the Ambassadors this weekend. Look for updates on the Ambassadors’ website (www.fcbayarea.com) and Twitter (@baafc).