Cosmopolitan Soccer League
2010 Indoor Tournament
February 28, 2010 – Waldwick, NJ – Having entered the tournament in 2008 and taking first place two years in a row, Korabi was now defending their title.
Coach: Rusty Papraniku
Players: Bekim Papraniku, Albert Ruci, Azmir Dzemoski, Abdulla Begai, Lirim Begai, Eric Russo, Philippe Sala, Jamil “the Turk”, Ilir Papraniku
Goalkeeper – “Ozzie”
As the tournament progressed, Korabi defeated Homenetmen of NY, SC Enitracht and tied NY Eagles FC in their Group. Korabi advanced through the tournament stages and defeated Lansdowne Bhoys in the semi-finals.
The final for 1st place was now between Korabi and BW Gottschee. Korabi outplayed their opponent to start the match but missed many opportunities to score. Korabi was able to finally get a goal but then with seconds left in the match a defensive error caused an own goal leading to a 1-1 draw. To decide the winner, each team had one penalty shot. BW Gottschee was able to upset the defending champions in the penalty shoot out.
Korabi took second place, which is still a great accomplishment considering the record since starting this tournament in 2008 – 2008 Champions, 2009 Champions, 2010 – 2nd Place.