Cosmopolitan Soccer League Metro-1
NY Eagles FC – KORABI 2-2 (0-1)
Bekim “Bek” Papraniku
Long Island, NY – December 13, 2009 – It may have been a miserable day for soccer, heavy rain, cold weather and wind, but that did not stop the “battle of the Eagles”. It was the Polish and Albanians who on this day did not allow the weather to halt play. It wasn’t pretty but Korabi dominated over 70% percent of the game and could only come up with a 2-2 draw. Korabi was missing a majority of the starting squad, had no substitutions and was playing with an injured player.
Korabi scored in the first half thanks to a shot that deflected off of the 14 year old Ilir Papraniku, who made his first Metro One Men’s Division debut. Korabi dominated this half but failed to capitalize on their opportunities.
Despite the tough defense of Korabi, the NY Eagles were able to slip two goals in the second half. With minutes to play, Korabi was able to score and pull out a draw even after outplaying their opponent in this half as well.
Until next time when the conditions are normal, Korabi will get a chance to show the Polish who are the true “Eagles” of New York.
We wish Rusty a quick recovery, he lost his voice and fell ill due to coaching in the rain.