Game 1: Alphabet City SC 6 Sassco.co.uk 6 | Game 2: Alphabet City 4 Sassco.co.uk 6.
Sassco headed west for the first time ever, after initially attempting a failed Florida tour back in 2006. Nevertheless, after a number of years (and eight European tours), New York was the destination. Only three headed out; Sangha, Gourlay and Dixon, but the idea was to get the opponents to help out.
Alphabet City SC, organised by Randy Kim were the confirmed opponents after a few false starts, including an opponent in Brooklyn. He managed to provide two players Tomasz Kozlowski and Greg Lalas (yes, brother of Alexi Lalas: no joke).
We kicked off under the Williamsburg Bridge on the Lower East Side of Manhatten on flat 3G turf (not as bad as Downhill, but the bridge was a bit better than the Wearmouth). Two games were played back to back and Sassco prevailed in both. The first was a 6-6 draw, but the second game, despite being brief, resulted in a 6-4 win for Sassco.co.uk.
A great little set of games. Thanks to Randy Kim for organising. We left a USA soccer ball with them and they also kept the football shirts.