W, W, W, W - 4/2 Game Recaps

Bryan Baracaldo watches on as the Manhattan Kickers first team looks to find the first goal of the game.

Bryan Baracaldo watches on as the Manhattan Kickers first team looks to find the first goal of the game.

First Team

The first team jumped out to a 2-0 start to the Spring season with a 4-0 win over Beyond FC on a sunny afternoon in Secaucus, NJ. The Kickers were held scoreless in the first half, failing to score on plenty of opportunities in front of goal while the defense kept the opposition mostly at bay. In the second half, it was another Spring season signing Mo Aitbelkacem who finally poked home the first goal of the game to put the Kickers on the board. Brian Morris slotted home a breakaway, Albi finished off a Chris Hall pass across the face of the goal and Remy drew a penalty that Bryan Baracaldo netted to round out the Kickers scoring.


The Reserves remained undefeated in the Spring season, winning their Sunday game 5-0. Reserves opened the scoring quickly in the first half with David Kanmi following up a strike from Dennis Kachintsev that ricocheted off the bar with a diving header. The second goal came from a Gio Lomonaco shot which again rattled the woodwork and to his waiting feet. The third goal was another from Gio about 60 minutes in off of a header through ball by Dennis, which Gio finished with aplomb. Daveed then scored another rebound off of a Gio shot. Finally, Dennis scored off of an Eric Krakauer cross to send Beyond FC home while keeping a clean sheet.

Over-30 Premier

David Reischfeld got the Kickers off to a quick start with brilliant strike in the 2nd minute of the game. Khouri Mullings (MVP) had 4 goals and an assist. Nick Bill was back in action and scored two goals for himself—Oscar Villada and Jordan Caylor had the assists. Tim Peterson made his first appearance for the Kickers Over-30 Premier and played strong in the defense. All around, it was a dominant Team performance.  

Over-30 Legends

Kicker Legends trundled back to the top of the table with a lackadaisical 9-3 win over Doxa Legends. Scorers were Joe (3), DJ (2), Jeff, Gilad, Dylan, and Scotti.