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New Jersey Copa FC Weekend Recap


On what was a sweltering summer day in Metuchen, Saint Joseph High School played host to another New Jersey Copa FC doubleheader as the UWS women hosted the Long Island Rough Riders, and the USL League Two Men’s side faced off against FA Euro for the first time this season.

Coach Massimo and the UWS women were locked into a tactical battle throughout the first half, in a game with a number of physical challenges, NJ Copa FC entered the halftime break with the score in a deadlock. The conditions were grueling for both squads, with temperatures reaching into the low 90’s the game began to slow down in the 2nd half until the opposition was able to convert a one-timed finish off a cross from the left flank in the 59th minute. New Jersey Copa FC, reacted well and turned up the tempo as they searched for the equalizing goal. Although the opposition goalkeeper was forced into a handful of late 2nd half saves, the home team was unable to find the equalizing goal as they dropped this contest 1-0. The UWS women have a quick turnaround as they prepare to face the Long Island Rough Riders road again, this time an away match at Adelphi University on Wednesday, June 30th before returning home for another doubleheader as they host Brooklyn City FC at 2:00 pm. Get your tickets here.

New Jersey Copa FC faced off in USL League Two action as they welcomed FA Euro for the first time. The men stepped onto the field ready to battle after a fantastic midweek win against Manhattan SC at Gaelic Park. The conditions were challenging from the start, and a lapse in concentration allowed FA Euro to open the scoring in the 18th minute with a strike from Ghidini off a great feed from Strongin. New Jersey Copa FC quickly put their foot on the gas and started to chip away at the FA Euro backline, but when into the breakdown one-nil. Coach Barboto made two changes at the break, bringing on leading goal scorer Okan Golge, and FC Copa Academy Alum, Antonio Callegari. NJ Copa FC kicked it into second gear after the break as they forced the FA Euro goalkeeper into eleven saves over the course of the match. With the overall gameplay speed slowing down, Fernando Barboto brought on Aristotle Seferlis and Nigel Griffith for a final push for the equalizer. The decision paid off as with nearly the last kick of the match, Seferlis delivered the set-piece from the corner of the area into the 6 and Golge tucked it away for his fourth goal of the season. A hard-fought match ended with both teams sharing the spoils. New Jersey Copa FC is back in action on Wednesday, June 30th as they travel to face the New York Red Bulls U23, and they then welcome Manhattan SC into town as the second part of our double header of July 3rd. For tickets to the match, please click here.

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