Recap: Week 1

The scoring started off slow to open the new season until around Sunday. Cumberland Athletic got off to the best start of the bunch building a quick 2-0 lead on Friday over Alamo City and adding a third score on Saturday. That would be enough to grab the Wildmary's their first BSL win as the club held on for a 3-2 final against the Battle. In the California Cup, the Suns and Southlanders exchanged body blows all weekend long. Rivero got an early goal for the Union, but then Gold Coast jumped ahead with 2 goals from Jozy Altidore. Kaka would equalize for Union SC, but Benny Feilhaber would put the Suns up again late before Marco Pappa would equalize again in the closing minutes of the match. Expansion side SC Canada lived dangerously in week 1. Their opponent Zodiac wasted several chances from Zardes and Dwyer and in turn saw the club score just 1 Diskerud goal on the week. SC Canada got 6 saves from Joe Bendik for the game winner. Second City got an opening week win over the Gunners thanks to a Blas Perez game winning goal. Burud Town got 2 scores from goal keeper Deric to defeat Gateway United 4-1 to open the Stags season. The Spartans overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Flyers on Sunday when Felipe Martins and Clint Dempsey tallied 4 scores to give the BSL Champs a 5-3 come from behind win and top the BSL in offense for week 1.

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