Hoboken FC 1912 is finally back at the top of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. One of the oldest, continuously operated soccer clubs in the United States won the 2021-22 Division 1 title last weekend after a hard fought campaign. This is Hoboken’s second league title and first since 1984-85.

The team’s win over Stal Mielec NY on May 22 sealed the result for head coach Steve Korfiatis’ team. The four team race for the championship to close out the year was intense and some of the best competition the league has seen in some time.

“It has certainly been a long, difficult season,” Korfiatis said in an email. “The competition in the Cosmo League has increased exponentially over the past few years and winning the championship is an extremely difficult feat for any team. In the end, we were the more consistent team over the course of the season and it showed in the results throughout the course of the year and reflectant in the standings.”

HFC came into the match not underestimating their opponent but still was able to control the game’s pace. Two early goals, including a Stal own-goal, put the home side ahead. The second was a great left footed finish from James Reed after a through ball from Tommy Lozowski. Hoboken had more chances but only found the back of the net in the second half. Reed finished off a cross from Liem Nguyen early on to make it 3-0, before the assist man made it four with a great left footed top corner strike after a through ball from Alban ZohnKevin Halliday scored the fifth after a pass from Timor Tcherniavski

Timor turned provider to goalscorer for the last two goals. The first with a header after a cross by Anthony Carracino and second with a shot into the low corner after another assist from Nguyen.

Hoboken now has the opportunity to seek promotion into the Eastern Premier Soccer League’s Metropolitan Conference. If they accept, they’ll play the champion of the Garden State Soccer League’s Super Division for the spot.

Sunday, May 15
Polonia SC vs FC Sandžak (5-2)
Neither team reported goal scorers

New York Athletic Club vs Zum Schneider FC 03 II (3-1)
NYAC goals:

  • Stephanos Hondrakis (asst: Peter Ceesay)
  • Stephanos Hondrakis
  • Noah Kasoff (asst: Nike Azume)

Zum goal:

  • Michael Cheaney

Hoboken FC 1912 vs Richmond County FC (2-1)
Hoboken goals:

  • Dante Petrocelli (asst: James Reed)
  • Kevin Halliday (PK)

Richmond goal:
Not reported

Stal Mielec NY vs New York Shamrock SC (1-4)
Neither team reported goal scorers

Manhattan Kickers vs Beyond FC (1-1)
Kickers goal:

  • Jarod Glover (asst: Zach Lane)

Beyond goal:
Not reported

Kelmendi FC NY vs Borgetto FC (2-3)
Kelmendi goals:
Not reported

Borgetto goals:

  • Angelo Bordenca
  • Timothy Gallagher-de Meij
  • George Yusuff
  • Assists: Jeffery Gad. Kevin Nunez, Alexis Santa


Sunday, May 22
Polonia SC vs Beyond FC (9-0)
Neither team reported goal scorers

Hoboken FC 1912 vs Stal Mielec NY (7-0)
Hoboken goals:

  • Stal Mielec own goal
  • James Reed (Asst: Tommy Lozowski)
  • James Reed (Asst: Liem Nguyen)
  • Liem Nguyen (Asst: Alban Zohn)
  • Kevin Halliday (Timor Tcherniavski)
  • Timor Tcherniavski (Asst: Anthony Carracino)
  • Timor Tcherniavski (Asst: Liem Nguyen)

FC Sandžak vs New York Athletic Club (0-0)

Richmond County FC vs Manhattan Kickers (1-3)
Neither team reported goal scorers

Borgetto FC vs New York Shamrock SC (2-0)
- Neither team reported goal scorers

Zum Schneider FC 03 II vs Kelmendi FC NY (4-4)
Neither team reported goal scorers