- 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
Bay Area Ambassadors Continue Win Streak
Oakland, CA (June 2, 2012)- The Bay Area Ambassadors (Ambassadors) extend their win streak against the Phoenix Monsoon (Monsoon). The Ambassadors handled the Monsoon easily in the 6-1 victory. They improve to 4-1-3 in their National Premier Soccer League season.
The Ambassadors picked up right where they left off from the previous weekend. They pressured the Monsoon immediately, keeping them in their half. After a spell of possession, the Ambassadors methodically broke down the Monsoon’s defense releasing Francis Lopez down the left flank. Lopez whipped in a cross that was deflected by one of the Monsoon’s defenders into the goal. The Ambassadors would strike again quickly off a corner kick that Jordan Keyes finished calmly at the back post. Keyes has two goals in the last two games. The Ambassadors would make the score 3-0 before the half when Emrah Klimenta got in behind defense and scored from a pass by Juan Cardenas.
The Ambassadors would look to continue to be attack-minded in the second half even with a three-goal lead. Dylan Leslie would make the score 4-0 when scored on his first touch after being subbed in off a corner from Javier Hill. The Monsoon would get one back from an impressive volley just at the top of the eighteen-yard box. The Ambassadors surged forward to get the goal back they gave up. Klimenta would score his second of the match from distance. Leslie laid a ball off for Klimenta who struck the ball purely into the back of the net. The final goal of the game came as a clearance from Klimenta caught the Monsoon defense sleeping. Leslie pounced on the ball and beat the goalie on a breakaway for his second of the game. The match ended 6-1.
“We did well today,” said coach Hakim Rashidi. “We’re obviously frustrated to give up a goal, but for the most part, we played a really good game.”
The Ambassadors have a re-match with the San Francisco Stompers this weekend. Look for updates on the Ambassadors’ website (www.fcbayarea.com) and Twitter (@baafc).