(Saturday October 30, Pittsburgh, PA) UPSL Playoff-bound Pittsburgh City United FC (7-2-2) defeated Athletic United (2-0-9) 12-0 on their final regular season home game of the 2021 season at UPMC Graham Field Stadium, Saturday Night.
The game which is available on eleven sports, opened up with a goal from Mathew Teitelbaum, from a strong cross from Ibrahim Kayoute in the 17th minute, one of 4 assists on the night for the City United midfielder. Soon after a pair of goals by Jett Blaschka and Christian Kapanda followed by Teitelbaum’s 2nd goal before the half and the score was 6-0.
Athletic United coming off a 4-1 victory over Western Ville started the second half down to 10 players due to injuries and City United who went into the evening in 2nd place, but 17 goals back of division leader Inter Atlantic due to goal differential, continued their onslaught with 6 more goals, 2 from Ndayisenga Emmanuel, followed by Hat trick clinching goals from Jett Blaschka, Mathew Teitelbaum, and Christian Kapanda, as well as the first goal of the season from Jake Woodruff.
City United will now prepare for their final regular season game against Baltimore United in Baltimore, with a slim chance if results go in their favor to win the regular season division, all within their first season. The team will be back at UPMC Graham Field Stadium the following Wednesday to Host the Semi Finals of the UPSL Beltway North Championship.
"This season, I made the decision very early that we would constantly change and learn and become suited to the game. We gave ourselves some opportunities given that we win some games and loose some games, but it was going to finally click.
The good part is, part of the exploratory process is there are natural tendencies, being able to make formations, and trade those movements. What is nice about this is we were competitive moving forward and we adapted. It's good to want more, as long as it's more of a good thing.
I have nothing but respect for the game and respect for the other team."
-Michael Anton Monsour, Club Owner