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New York Red Bulls v. Philadelphia Union!
Casa Soccer League.pdf (205.05 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Jun 22, 2012

Casa Summer Season Schedule
Casa Summer 2012 Sheet1.pdf (52.47 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Jun 19, 2012

Casa Summer Season Is Almost Here!
The good folks at Parkwood Youth Organization have made Field 10 available to us this summer for a mini Casa season.

We will run this mini league much like our winter season at Starfinder. There will be two divisions, Primera and Segunda with Primera competing on Saturday mornings and Segunda Sunday mornings. 

The cost of this league will be $250 per team plus $50 weekly ref fees and run 7 weeks (5 regular season games plus 2 playoff games).

The format will be 9 players a side and 1 hour games. Substitutions on the fly.

We are looking to kick off the league June 23rd with finals weekend being August 4th and 5th. 

We are limiting registration to 12 teams (6 per division) and will operate on a first come, first serve basis. The first 12 teams to send $250 via PayPal to will be guaranteed a place. Please remember to indicate your team name and division preference in the notes section.

As always, any questions, please contact me at

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Jun 12, 2012

Over 45 and looking for competitive soccer? Try Bucks Adult Soccer Club!

Bucks Adult Soccer Club is looking for players for its Over 45 league set to begin in a couple of weeks.

For more information or to register, please visit


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Jun 6, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from Casa Soccer League! Plus Summer League details...
Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather in sunny Philadelphia or wherever your holiday weekend takes you.

The spring season is winding down with Primera finished its regular season and Kelly Cup poised to begin June 2nd. Congratulations to KS Cracovia for yet again hoisting the Primera Division title. The four team Kelly Cup should be a great competition and do no disservice to the memory of our friend Shane.

The good folks at Parkwood Youth Organization have made Field 10 available to us this summer for a mini Casa season.

We will run this mini league much like our winter season at Starfinder. There will be two divisions, Primera and Segunda with Primera competing on Saturday mornings and Segunda Sunday mornings. 

The cost of this league will be $250 per team plus $50 weekly ref fees and run 7 weeks (5 regular season games plus 2 playoff games).

The format will be 9 players a side and 1 hour games. Substitutions on the fly.

We are looking to kick off the league June 23rd with finals weekend being August 4th and 5th. 

We are limiting registration to 12 teams (6 per division) and will operate on a first come, first serve basis. The first 12 teams to send $250 via PayPal to will be guaranteed a place. Please remember to indicate your team name and division preference in the notes section.

As always, any questions, please contact me at

Thanks and have a safe holiday weekend! Look forward to seeing everyone soon for the conclusion of another great season and the start of summer!


Ryan Pine
President, Casa Soccer League 

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sat May 26, 2012

Casa Winter 2012 Final Table!
Winter Week 10.docx (13.66 K)The second annual Casa Winter Season was a great success with both divisions, Primera and Segunda, being hotly contested.

Congratulations to KS Cracovia and Spartan FC for taking Primera and Segunda, respectively.

Cracovia went undefeated to take their first Winter crown and Spartan finished with an incredible +41 goal differential to edge Revolution 76 for the Segunda title.

From what I gathered, everyone really enjoyed staying fit this winter and competing against Casa rivals.

Thanks to Mark and John for refereeing and the Starfinder Foundation for making this another wonderful winter season!  We hope to see even more Casa outdoor teams take advantage of this great opportunity next year...


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Mar 12, 2012

Casa's Mark Garcia becomes NCAA Assignor!
Please join me in congratulating Mark Garcia, our Head Referee, assignor, and  board member; in being appointed the NCAA soccer assignor for the Easter Pennsylvania and District Intercollegiate Officals Association!

The EP&D have merely confirmed what we at Casa have known for years- Mark is the best!

We at Casa feel very fortunate to have someone with his level of expertise on board.

Congrats Mark and good luck in your new endeavor!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Feb 15, 2012

NewTeam Registration Now Open!
Registration for new teams for the Casa Soccer League Spring 2012 season is now open!

Returning teams are no longer quaranteed a space in the league.

Please note dues have been raised by $150 to offset rising permit costs.

Please remember to include your team name and division preference when registering.

Any questions contact me at

Here is the link to complete your registration online:


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Feb 1, 2012, Updated Wed Feb 15, 2012

Casa Winter 2012 Season After Week 9!
Winter Week 9.docx (13.62 K)Week 9 table...
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Jan 20, 2012, Updated Thu Mar 8, 2012

Casa Winter 2012 Season Kicks Off at Starfinder!
This past weekend 12 Casa teams representing each of the 4 divisions kicked off the second ever Casa Winter seasn in style!

It was great play all around with Copabanana and Franklin both winning 10-1 in Primera to go joint top and It's Always Sunny 9-0 to lead Segunda.

It should be another great Casa season indoors...
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Jan 11, 2012

Casa Mourns the Loss of One of Its Family Members
    I am deeply sorry to report the news that our Primera Commissioner, ShaneKelly, was murdered Saturday night in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong.Shane was returning home after an evening out celebrating with his girlfriendwhen an armed robber apparently shot him in the chest while fleeing.  Shane wasrushed to Temple University Hospital were he was later pronounced dead.

    Shane was a huge supporter of the Casa Soccer League and a member of its boardof officers for two years before his sudden passing.  However, Shane's presencein the community extends much further than soccer.  As one of the leaders ofthe fraternal organization, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Shane constantly gaveof himself and his time to several charities that benefit NortheasternPhiladelphia.

    Casa Soccer League will be honoring Shane's dedication to soccer and ourorganization by renaming the Primera Cup, "Kelly Cup" and donating to amemorial fund of the Kelly Family's choosing.  Additionally, this Saturday'smatches will be prefaced with a minute's silence to honor Shane and the lastingimpression he made on all that crossed his path.  We ask that all line up priorto kickoff and be respectful of this.

    While this shocking and troubling news is difficult to process at this momentin time, I hope it provides us with a bit of perspective as to what is trulyimportant in life and allows us to remember we're all family.  I hope thissense of togetherness can be more evident than it has been on the soccer fieldthe past few weeks.

    I know Shane would have wanted the league to continue its success so I ask thatwe all continue to honor his memory with our commitment to service.

    Shane Kelly will be missed.

                                     Very Truly Yours,

                                       Ryan Pine

                                       President, Casa Soccer League
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Nov 14, 2011


Pennypack Park and Parkwood have both been shut down due to excessive rainfall.

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Sep 9, 2011

New Team Registration Now Open!!!

Please be sure to include team name and preferred starting division.

Cost is $850 which includes $300 forfeiture deposit but does not include $60 ref fee each week.

By clicking submit you automatically agree to sign our waiver.  Please read through this carefully before agreeing.

Thanks and welcome to Casa!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Aug 15, 2011

Returning Team Registration Now Open For Fall 2011 Season

Returning teams have until Monday, August 15th to complete registration before the process is opened up to new teams.  After the 15th, we cannot guarantee a spot for a returning team so please register ASAP.  

Please make sure you indicate your division preference and team name when you register.  

The Fall 2011 Casa Season will begin play Saturday, August 27th.

Any questions, please contact me at


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Aug 8, 2011

Casa Summer Cup Registration Now Open!
Casa Summer Cup will begin play Saturday, July 23rd with the group stage at Pennypack Park.

Games will be 50 minutes long, consisting of two 25 minute halves.

The knockout stages will be Saturday, July 30th at Pennypack.

The tournament is limited to 16 teams so please register ASAP if you plan on entering your team.

Registration can be completed by sending a $250 PayPal payment to

Please be sure to include your team name in the notes.  

Registration will be closed Thursday, July 14th and the draw will be July 15th.

Any questions, fee free to contact me at


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Jul 6, 2011

Casa Soccer League and the Philadelphia Eagles bring you Philadelphia Union v. Real Madrid!
Group Ticket Order Form RM vs. PU.pdf (148.71 K)On July 23rd, the Philadelphia Union will host Cristiano Ronaldo and European powerhouse, Real Madrid.

Casa Soccer League has partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles to bring you discounted tickets for a chance to see FIFA's Team of the Century, Real Madrid, take on your Philadelphia Union at Lincoln Financial Field, Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00 p.m.

We have two options for you to choose from:

Mid-Level Endline seats for $35

Upper Level Sideline seats for $55

If interested, please respond to me at with the following information:

-Number of tickets requested
-Endline or Sideline

This opportunity will run for one week, until June 23rd.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Los Merengues on American soil. 


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Jun 16, 2011

Casa End of Season Party at PPL Park!
Casa Night.pdf (377.41 K)This year instead of our normal End of Season Party at the 700 Club we'll be down at PPL Park to watch the Union take on defending MLS Cup champs, Colorado Rapids.

The game is Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Our festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Toyota Plaza (the grassy area next to main entrance) where we will give out Golden Boot and division prizes plus the Primera Cup!

The unbelievably low price of $20 gets you hoagies, beer, and a ticket to the game!

Please email me at by June 20th to take advantage of this great offer.

To pay, please make a $20 payment for each ticket via PayPal at

Feel free to bring family and friends!


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Jun 13, 2011, Updated Mon Jun 13, 2011

AC Beach Tournament

The Atlantic City Beach Soccer Tournament 2011 – August 13/14

The tournament will be taking place on one of Atlantic City's coastal beaches. On the soccer side you get:


  • 5v5 soccer against classy opposition
  • Four games guaranteed
  • 30 minutes per game
  • Complimentary souvenir jerseys for travel teams
  • Trophies for the winners and medals for the runners-up

To Register or for More Info Visit

Check out the Highlight Reel from our entire 2010 season!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Jun 6, 2011

Kickoff For Cancer 3 v 3 Tournament
KFC Waiver.pdf (80.17 K)

Kickoff for Cancer 3v3 Soccer Tournament

Eric "Manz" Riley

St. Augustine Prep, Richland, NJ

July 16th-17th, 2011


The Caritas Project

The Caritas Project is a chance for students at St. Augustine Prep to make a difference in the world. It is service project for rising seniors to complete in the summer before senior year. Our project is a small-sided, 3v3 soccer tournament to raise money for Eric Riley and his family.

Eric “Manz” Riley

Eric Riley is a 6th grader in the Clearview Regional School District. In June 2010, he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. It was located in a sensitive part of his brain, making it difficult to remove. That August, doctors removed 90 percent of the tumor. Eric then started on chemo- therapy treatments. After the treatments were unsuccessful, the doctors decided to surgically remove the rest of the tumor. The tumor was removed, but with the possibility of the cancer returning, he must get frequent MRI’s to test for cancer.

Rules and Info

Two 15-minute halves

Guaranteed 5 games

Groups of 4 teams each


Day 1-Group Play (3 games per team)


Win- 3 points

Tie- 1 point

Loss- 0 points

Tiebreakers: Head-to-head, Goal Differential, Shootout


Day 2-playoffs (all teams guaranteed at least 2 games)

Overtime in playoffs- one 5min period, then shootout

Shootout- Shot from midfield-no goalies


All free kicks are indirect except for Corners and Penalty kicks

Defense must be back 5 yards from all free kicks

Penalty Kicks/Shootouts - from midfield line, no goalie, missed PK goes to defending team as a goal kick

Ball must be kicked in, No Throw-ins


Substitutions- allowed in open play, player must exit the field before the sub may enter, field player must exit the field at his team's bench


Goals-must be scored in offensive half of the field, cannot be scored on the kickoff


No Goalies---No Offsides---No Slidetackling


There will be 4 Age Groups: Middle School Boys, High School Boys, High School Girls, and Adult


Middle School may be divided into 7th and 8th grades if there are enough teams


High School Boys and Girls will be split into Freshman/Sophomore divisions and Junior/Senior divisions


The Adult group will be all together


Registration Info:

  • $100 for High School/Middle School per Team
  • $125 for Adults per Team
  • 3 player minimum-6 player maximum
  • No Coach is required
  • Team Captain is responsible for registration


To Register:

  • Email to to receive registration forms and waivers
  • Fill out FORM and WAIVERS (one waiver per player)
  • Mail Waivers and Form and Check to: Kickoff for Cancer 251 W. Mercer Ave. Sewell, NJ 08080
  • Check can be made out to St. Augustine Prep


              Deadline: All teams must be registered by July 1, 2011

Donations & Sponsors


If you or a business you know would like to donate, contact us at

We could use anything from a money donation to field equipment or soccer balls. We are also selling ad space on the back of the tournament T-shirts. Contact us for more information.

Fields and Directions

The tournament is being held at St. Augustine Prep, in Richland NJ. The school’s address is below.

There will be 10 fields set up on the Prep’s turf soccer field. The fields are 30yds x 20yds, with 3’x4’ goals.

From Philadelphia and locations west of the school 
Atlantic City Expressway to the Hammonton-Vineland Exit. Head south on Route 54 (towards Vineland). After 7 miles Route 54 will intersect Route 40. Turn left onto Route 40. After 3 miles turn left at traffic light (Cedar Ave.). School is 1/2 mile down on left.

From Atlantic City and locations east of the school 
Take Route 40 through Mays Landing. After the intersection of Routes 40 and 50 continue for 10 miles on westbound Route 40. After crossing railroad tracks make a right at traffic light (Cedar Ave.). School is 1/2 mile down on left.

From Clearview and locations northwest of the school


Take Route 55 South to exit 39A. Make a left at the light. At the next light make a right. Follow Route 40 about 10 miles to Cedar Ave. Turn left at Cedar Ave. The school is on the left.

The Turf is behind the school with blue bleachers

611 Cedar Ave, Richland, NJ 08350

Please spread the word and forward this email to any and all soccer players you know! We are expecting a lot of teams, and we hope the word can get around.

Please email me with any questions,

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon May 16, 2011

Makeup Games Scheduled For Today Are Canceled
Due to heavy rain overnight, all makeup games scheduled for today are canceled.


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sun May 15, 2011

Please Help Our Partner, Starfinder Foundation, Battle Autism
SGFA Flyer3.pdf (308.58 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sat Apr 30, 2011

All Games For Saturday, April 23rd: CANCELED.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast never improved and reports are now calling for heavy rain beginning tonight and ending tomorrow afternoon with scattered thundershowers at times.

The conditions at both Pennypack Park and Parkwood will most likely be muddy and dangerous.

Therefore, all scheduled games are canceled and will be made up at the end of the season.

We were going to wait to make the call but in light of it being a holiday weekend for some, we thought we would give a bit of advance notice for those players wishing to rearrange schedules.

Please be safe everyone, enjoy the holiday and we'll see you in one week.


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Apr 22, 2011

Weather Notification
This weekend is calling for rain again, possibly up to one inch tomorrow.

In the event that we need to cancel all or part of the games, typically three things will happen:

1.  A message will appear in the News headlines on the homepage.

2.  An email will be sent out to team administrators.

3.  Our Twitter feed (casasoccer) will display a message regarding cancellation.  

Please make sure at least two team administrators follow us/friend us on Twitter/Facebook.  It's the fastest way to get information out to league members. 

Of course, this isn't an exact science and as you know, the weather can be very unpredictable.  However, we will do our best to notify you across all the forms of technology as expediently as possible.  

Now let's all do the no rain dance!


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Apr 8, 2011, Updated Fri Apr 22, 2011

Indoor Table After Week 13
Indoor Table After Week 13.pdf (30.56 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Apr 4, 2011

Indoor Table After Week 11
Indoor Table After Week 11.pdf (27.08 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Mar 22, 2011

The captains' meeting will be this coming Tuesday, March 22nd at AOH 61 at 7:00 p.m., at the corner of Frankford and Rhawn Streets, right behind Wachovia bank.  Each team needs to send at least one captain.

I can confirm that the Spring 2011 Season will kickoff this Saturday, March 26th at Pennypack Park for Segunda, Tercera, and Abierto.

We are still waiting on confirmation for Primera.  The latest Primera will begin play is April 2nd.  

Thank you for your patience.

I can't wait to get started!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sun Mar 20, 2011, Updated Sun Mar 20, 2011

Indoor Table After Week 10
Indoor Table After Week 10.pdf (27.13 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Mar 16, 2011

Indoor Table After Week 9
Indoor Table After Week 9.pdf (27.15 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Mar 10, 2011

Captains' Meeting Postponed
The captains' meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 8th has been rescheduled for a date TBD.  Please check back for details.


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Mar 3, 2011, Updated Mon Mar 7, 2011

New Team Registration Now Open!!!
New Team Captains,

Please visit our registration site: to complete Spring sign-up.

Be sure to include your team name and division preference.  New teams, in addition to the $550 registration fee, must include a $300 forfeiture deposit that can be rolled over from season to season.

In addition to our convenient PayPal and credit/debit card payment options, you can send a check to our treasurer, 

Any questions regarding registration, please contact me at


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sun Feb 20, 2011

Returning Team Registration Now Open For Spring Season
Please follow this link to complete registration for the Casa Soccer League Spring 2011 Season:

Please note- your slot will only be held until February 19th, at that point registration will be opened up to new teams.


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Feb 1, 2011

Casa Soccer League Spring 2011 Season: Returning Team Registration Opens February 1st!
Team Administrators,

Registration for the Spring 2011 season opens February 1st.

Existing Casa teams will be given first chance to register for the Spring season.

The returning teams will have from February 1st to February 19th to pay their dues in full.

Teams that fail to register and pay in full by February 19th will not be permitted to play the Spring season.

Come February 19th, registration will be open to new teams.

Thank you.


p.s.- I can't wait for the ground to thaw and get out there again!
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Jan 21, 2011

Important Changes to the Volunteer Board
On February 1, 2010, several important changes to the volunteer board of the Casa Soccer League will take place.

Dan Walsh, our Vice-President, will be stepping down and will be replaced by Mike Servedio.

Mike, our Treasurer, will be replaced by our current Tercera commissioner, John Horn.

The position of Tercera commissioner is therefore open and we are looking for volunteers to fill the void.  Please email me at should you be interested.

Additionally, May Riona and Andres Guitterez have joined the board as Director of Operations and Fundraising Officer, respectively.  

Congrats and good luck to Mike, John, May and Andres!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan Walsh, our outgoing VP for his incredible service to Casa over the past couple of years.  It's no exaggeration to say that the league would not have continued without his tireless efforts.  He will be missed.  

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Jan 14, 2011

Casa Soccer League Indoor 2011 Schedule
Download Casa Indoor 2011 Schedule.pdf
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Jan 6, 2011

Casa Fall End of Season Party: December 17th, 6 to 10 pm, 700 Club
Our semiannual Casa End of Season Party is here again. On December 17th, between 6 and 10 pm, we'll be back at the 700 Club in Northern Liberties.

Please join us at the 700 Club for a fun night of reflection on yet another successful Casa season.

Every Casa player will receive a free drink and pizza from Rustica.

Division champion prizes and Gold Boot awards will be handed out.

700 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Hope to see you all there!


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Dec 6, 2010

Please Support Casa Partner Starfinder Foundation
Did you ever think that soccer could change children’s lives? Starfinder is doing just that—using soccer to help children in underserved communities. Casa Soccer League proudly supports Starfinder. Please make a gift today to support their valuable work:

To learn more about this great organization, click here:, or read on. Their full request letter follows.

Dear friend,

Did you ever think that soccer could change children’s lives? Did you ever imagine that futbol, the global sport, could help children in Philadelphia with limited options reach their fullest potential?

We know it can, and we live it every day. Through programs that blend soccer with education and opportunity, Starfinder helps youth find the star in themselves. We help children develop the tools necessary to succeed in school, in their communities, and in their lives. And soccer is the hook – a starting point on the pathway to success.

I’m writing to ask for your support. By investing in our work, you will be nurturing young people in need. You’ve probably heard these sobering statistics:

-> 46% of Philadelphia public school 6th graders fail to graduate from high school.

-> Only 1 in 10 students who entered a Philadelphia public high school in 1999 had earned a two-or four-year college degree 10 years later.

Meanwhile numerous studies show that students who complete high school and continue their education do significantly better economically. Not only do they enjoy a better quality of life and a wider array of opportunities, but success at a young age can make the difference between future dependence on public assistance versus contributing economically to the community we all share.

But this is about more than just dollars.

Youth in underserved communities are full of aspiration, but often lack the support of adults and institutions to help them map out and take the steps necessary to achieve their dreams. Starfinder provides an engaging, structured pathway for success and encourages its participants to aspire to lives of distinction. In the last two years 100% of our seniors graduated high school and over 80% continued on to further education.

Please click here to support our work:

Special Thank You Gifts:
> For a gift of $50 or more you will receive a Starfinder scarf.
> For a gift of $100 or more you will be entered into a drawing for a soccer ball signed by the US Men's World Cup team.

Check out these thank you gifts here:

Our programs for 6-18 year olds are fun, engaging, and physical. Soccer is the hook, and learning happens through a wide variety of experiences on the field and in the classroom. Geography, world cultures, health and nutrition, reading, media literacy, SAT and college prep, problem solving, and decision making are core components of our curriculum. We cultivate long-term relationships with our youth, recognizing that greater depth leads to greater impact.

Last year, we served 720 young people, most of whom had 80% or better attendance. We must be doing something right because our participants come back season after season, year after year.

This summer, for the first time, we trained and hired twenty-one of our Senior Leaders (teen participants) to work as counselors in our six-week summer camps in five Philadelphia communities. During the training, the teens honed their communication, group facilitation, and public speaking skills. They learned how to deliver the Starfinder curriculum and earned a youth coaching license from EPYSA. And then they got the “real” leadership training—on the field with the kids.

We think the summer was a huge success. But don’t take our word for it. See what our teens had to say:

“I found my voice on the field and became less timid to speak.” – Nury Ortiz

“Working at Starfinder was also my very first job. I learned how to do timesheets and how to ride the bus all by myself. Wow, that was really a big deal for me and my mom.” – Giselle Gravatt

“Working this summer made me feel that I was important in the community.” – Mohamed Bah

“This [summer] gave me more confidence with the children and with myself which will help prepare me for life outside of school and soccer.” – Sammy Ortiz

“I never knew in a thousand years that I could ever change a person’s life, especially a kid’s life.” – Isha Sesay

Your support will help us continue to set kids on a path to success, equipped with the tools to make healthy choices and become leaders in their communities… or wherever their dreams take them.

Thank you for investing in the success of our youth.


Stephen H. Baumann
President & CEO

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Nov 17, 2010, Updated Mon Nov 22, 2010

Soccer Without Borders "Small Goals, Big Change" Tournament November 20th
Soccer Without Borders' mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of marginalized youth. We run community-led, year-round youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. We provide programming to socially, politically, and economically marginalized youth who are systematically excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities.

Help support us by playing in our Small Goals Big Change Fundraiser.... ALL AGES WELCOME!
What: Soccer Without Borders 6 v 6 Philadelphia Tournament
When: Saturday November 20th, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Where: Fairmount Park, Edgeley Field C
Roster Limits: 6-10 players per team, must have 2 females
Team Donation: $300 minimum per team (Team fundraising highly suggested)
Post Tournament Celebration: Location TBA
Contact Email: My ...

How to Register your team? Just click this link....
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Nov 3, 2010

Casa Goes Indoors!
For the first time in Casa history, we're not taking the winter off!

Casa Soccer League has recently partnered with the Starfinder Foundation in Manayunk to bring you 7 v 7 indoor soccer!

Here are the details of the league:

-Friday and Saturday evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. beginning January 7th and running until March 19th

-$1,100 per team (not including $20 weekly for referees)

-12 team, 11 week straight table format

-the first 12 teams to submit registration fee to treasurer gets a spot

-no boards, FieldTurf surface (you can wear cleats)

-35 x 70 yard pitch

-7 v 7 including goalie

-all fouls result in indirect kicks, kick-ins instead of throw-ins

-matches are two 25 minute halves

-statistics will be maintained by individual captains

-paper waiver must be signed by all prior to participation

-any questions please contact pr ...


Ryan Pine
President, Casa Soccer League
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Oct 28, 2010

Casa is Spanish for "house" and we've always viewed the league as one big family. Well, one of our family members is need of our help. Referee Mike Laychock recently suffered a heart attack that has left him unable to referee and support his family. Casa referees Dennis Denard and Pete Hulayew have organized a benefit fundraiser for Mike and his family in Jenkintown. In lieu of attendance, you can make a check out to "Mike Laychock" and send it to Pete at the address listed below.

I know we'll all come together and rally around Mike, a great referee and even better human being.

Thank you.

Ryan Pine
President, Casa Soccer League


To: Fellow referees, Players & Friends:

We know that some of you have not been out of your house in awhile, and forget where the Drake is located. Well for you shut-ins, here is the info:

The address: The Drake Tavern
304 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 884-8900

Also, we know some of you can’t get out of the rocker, but do want to help, so if you can’t attend and want to make a donation, make it to “Mike Laychock”,and send it:

c/o Pete Hulayew
803 High Avenue
Hatboro, PA 19040

Thanks!!!! Hope to see you on November 9th at 7:30PM!!

Pete Hulayew & Dennis Denard
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Oct 19, 2010

New Film About Soccer - Pelada Coming To Philadelphia Sunday, September 19th
The first 20 Casa players to purchase tickets will receive $2 off the price.

Please enter in coupon code "CASA" here:

The film will have its Philly premiere Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Ibrahim Theater at 37th and Chestnut.

Let's all get out and support this amazing film about the beautiful game!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Wed Sep 15, 2010

Casa Night With The Philadelphia Union
Download Union Flyer.pdf
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sat Aug 28, 2010

Casa Select Is Looking For A Few Good Men!
The Casa Select team has been invited to play in a match against the Independent Soccer League of Georgetown All Stars.

The game will be played in MIlton, Delaware at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 21st.

The last time we faced the Hispanic All Stars of Delaware was back in August of 2007 when our select team managed a 3-1 win in a very entertaining contest.

Captains: we're looking for a few quality players to round out our squad. Please contact me at pr ... to nominate a player who you think is up to the challenge.

We are in particular need of quality defenders and a goalie but will consider all players and positions.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Ryan Pine
President, Casa Soccer League
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Aug 12, 2010

We have reached our 40 team maximum capacity. Registration for the Fall 2010 Casa Season is now closed.
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sun Aug 8, 2010

2010 Casa Summer Cup Champs Crowned...
...KS Cracovia!

They defeated Philly Soccer Firm 1-0 in a spirited finale at Pennypack.
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Thu Jul 29, 2010

Casa Summer Cup Group Standings and Quarterfinal Schedule
Download Casa Summer Cup Group Stage Results.pdf
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Tue Jul 20, 2010

Casa Summer Cup Schedule and Rules
2010 Casa Summer Cup Schedule and Rules.docx (10.25 K)
Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Fri Jul 16, 2010

Casa board meeting: July 13 (Volunteers wanted)
Casa's regular post-season board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at 4131 Rhawn Street (Ancient Order of Hibernians hall, Division 61) in Philadelphia.

With Casa consistently on the lookout for more volunteers to help manage the league, anyone who's interested in helping the league is encouraged to attend. We're looking for people interested in a variety of areas, including:

- Fund-raising and securing league sponsorships
- Field maintenance & set-up
- Statistics (tracking league records, etc.)
- Online social networking
- Various other roles

If you're interested in volunteering, please email vi ... and plan to attend the meeting.
Posted by Dan Walsh, Created Tue Jun 8, 2010, Updated Tue Jun 8, 2010

Casa End of Season Party - Friday July 9th - 7 to 10 p.m.
CASA End-of-Season party flyer.doc (19.50 K)From Briana Tharp:

What a great Spring 2010 season!

As a thank you to all participants, you are invited to our End-of-Season party!

Date: Friday July 9th
Where: 700 Club
Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Address: 700 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
(215) 413-3181

There will be pizza, drink tickets, and prizes for Golden Boot winners!

Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Mon Jun 7, 2010

Casa Summer Cup Begins July 17th! - CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION
The 2010 Casa Summer Cup will kick off July 17th at Pennypack Park. Here is the format:

-16 teams on a first-come, first-serve basis will be randomly drawn against one another in four four-team groups.

-Each team will be guaranteed 3 games, 1 against each of their group opponents on July 17th.
The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals on July 24th.

- Play begins 9 a.m. on July 17th.

-Random draw to determine group stage will be July 2nd.


Posted by Ryan Pine, Created Sat May 29, 2010, Updated Tue Jun 29, 2010

Change of Venue for 04/24 Games!
Please be aware that the games on 04/24 will NOT be played at Pennypack. All games will instead be played at the Philadelphia Soccer Club (directions here) at the regularly scheduled time.
Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Thu Apr 15, 2010

Spring '10 Season / Union Offer
Casa is set for the spring season with the first games scheduled at Pennypack Park on 03/27 (Captains' Call is on 03/22). This will be the largest spring season in the league's history with 40 teams across four divisions.

Casa has also partnered with the new MLS team, the Philadelphia Union by giving any Casa Member who is a Union season ticket holder the opportunity to attend an open practice followed by a Q&A session with the coaching staff.

With regard to attending the open practice and Q&A, if you've already purchased tickets, just send an e-mail to with your name and the number of tickets purchased to be sure you're on the guest list. Note that those who have tickets in the Sons of Ben supporters section are included as well (if also with Casa). If you have not yet purchased tickets, place your order via phone or e-mail with:

Anthony Cardillo
Ticket Sales and Service Representative
Philadelphia Union
P: 610-497-8934

Just be sure to mention you're with Casa so that you're tagged appropriately. If you choose, you can also organize your tickets purchases as a team and allocate tickets as you see fit.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Mar 15, 2010, Updated Mon Mar 15, 2010

Fall '09 Season Wrap-Up
With an unprecedented number of games canceled in the fall due to inclement weather, the season was truncated to just the regular season. As such, the regular season record was used to determine promotion/relegation for the spring, with the top team in each division named champion. Congrats to the following for winning their division:

Deportivo Arsenal (6-1-2)

Real Optimus (6-3-0)

Organized Chaos FC (7-1-1)

Park Towne United (7-1-1)

We realize this isn't how the league normally operates, but this was literally one of the wettest falls in Philadelphia history and quite frankly we were fortunate to even be able to get all the regular season games played. We greatly appreciate the flexibility and understanding everyone has shown and we look forward to getting back in action next season.

While you're here, be sure to also check out the updated Trophy Room, Stats Vault and Media Album.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Jan 4, 2010, Updated Mon Jan 4, 2010

Playoff Brackets Set
After a long, water-logged, regular season the playoff picture is finally clear. Below are the match-ups for each division:

#1 Deportivo Arsenal v.
#4 Philly Soccer Firm

#2 West Philly FC v.
#3 Allstars

#1 Real Optimus v.
#4 Drinkers Pub United

#2 Cannons FC v.
#3 Philly United

#1 Organized Chaos FC v.
#4 Sporting Philly

#2 United Nations FC v.
#3 Lot Lizards

#1 Park Towne United v.

#2 Marlton FC v.
#3 Bayern Makefield

The schedule is posted here. Good luck!

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Sun Dec 13, 2009, Updated Sun Dec 13, 2009

New online Philly soccer publication launched
Today marks the launch of The Philly Soccer Page, a new online publication produced by Casa.

The Philly Soccer Page, found at, takes a look at the world of soccer from a Philadelphia perspective. The site covers the region's two new professional teams, its various amateur leagues (Casa included!), international and domestic soccer, and various aspects of the region's soccer culture, ranging from pickup games to pubs.

Nine players across various Casa teams have initially volunteered to produce the blog, including three current and former journalists, one local soccer coach, and the writer of a local soccer newsletter who's also writing a book about Philadelphia's soccer history.

Thanks to all of those who have stepped up to make this happen. We hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Nov 16, 2009, Updated Tue Nov 17, 2009

Start Times 30 Min. Earlier as of 10/17
Due to the reduced daylight, all games as of 10/17 will be played a 1/2 hour earlier. The revised schedule is posted here and is also reflected on your team's page. Thank you.
Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Thu Oct 8, 2009, Updated Thu Oct 8, 2009

Casa Spreads to Boston
Casa is pleased to announce that we've started our first expansion league in the great city of Boston, Massachusetts!

Lead by the original founders of Casa, Tom and Ari Adams, The Casa Soccer League of Boston is slated to kick-off its inaugural September 12th.

Check them out here:

We wish everyone in Boston a terrific season and look forward to your continued growth.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Sat Aug 29, 2009, Updated Sat Aug 29, 2009

Casa Select Trumps Trumpton
On a wet and wild Saturday morning, the Casa Select team comprised of players from Deportivo Arsenal and Allstars played against Trumpton Athletic of New York City in a pre-season friendly.

With lots of good soccer played by both sides, Casa Select's crack squad took the win with a flurry of late goals. It was a great was to ring in the new season and our appreciation goes out to everyone who participated.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Wed Aug 26, 2009

Rock Stars Take Summer Tourney
Casa's summer tournament saw 12 teams in four groups battling it out to see who could rise to the top. A great mix of both league teams and regional newcomers, there was a lot of fast-paced soccer action.

With the fierce and fun day of competition at an end, the excellent ball-handling and coordinated team effort of the Rock Stars led them to victory. Congratulations!

Rock Stars roster: Mark Sutherland, Alin Anton, James Hearne, Mario Vargas, Carlos Paredes, Edin Ayala, Omar Mejia, Nixon Ordonez, Jose Quiroz, Claudio Bustos, Nicolas Fernandez, John Zimniski, Neri Rodriguez, Alfonso Aguilar and Robert Castillo.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Tue Jul 21, 2009, Updated Tue Jul 21, 2009

Trophy Room and Stats Vault Updated
The Trophy Room and Stats Vault have been updated for Spring '09.

Another season in the books!

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Fri Jul 17, 2009, Updated Fri Jul 17, 2009

Logo Contest Winner & New Store
Casa is pleased to announce the winner of our logo design contest, Casa's own Afredo Silva of NewPhillyUnited!

Easily the crowd favorite, the new logo will be prominently featured on our website and marketing materials as well as all the merchandise in our brand new store.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a logo or voted for their top choice. We hope you like the look.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Jul 13, 2009

Spring '09 Finals Recap
What a day of soccer! The Casa finals were a veritable non-stop highlight reel across all divisions with each game providing many exciting moments and lots of great technical displays. Passions and hopes ran high, but at the end of the game there could be only one winner:


Vietnamese United was brand new to Casa this year but quickly established winning ways, holding their own against tough competition and coming into the playoffs as the #3 seed with only two losses. Meanwhile, the Lot Lizards gained a reputation as a dominant force - with size, skill and speed that combined to get them the #1 seed. The teams had seen each other twice before in the regular season with a 0-0 tie and a 2-0 win to the Lot Lizards. Would Vietnamese be able to find the net this go around?

The Vietnamese made it clear they were there to win, stringing together crisp passes and streaking runs while challenging every 50-50 ball with fierce intensity. They suffered their first set-back early in the 1st half though as a penalty kick was converted by LL and they went down 1-0. Nevertheless, they remained undeterred and stepped up the pressure with a relentless assault. Finally penetrating the tough Lizard defense, some rough contact in the box led to their own PK opportunity. But the Lot Lizards are #1 for a reason and a shot that seemed destined for the back of the net was pushed to the post with a miraculous save by the fully extended keeper:

With the momentum clearly shifted to the Lizards, they seized control and never looked back. A few minutes later a flawlessly executed bicycle kick found the net and they took a daunting 2-0 lead into halftime. Another insurance goal on a surgically-precise free-kick mid-way through the second half sealed the deal and the Lizards claimed their first division title.


Going undefeated into the playoffs, perhaps NewPhillyUnited was a bit overconfident in their quarterfinal match up. Having trounced last placed FC Spartans 7-2 in their regular season game they almost faced a major upset and barely came away with a 2-1 squeaker. Things didn't get any easier in the semis as they narrowly escaped past Gremio FBPA in PKs. #3 seed Sons of Ben Athletic took a similar path, also advancing to the finals in PKs. Clearly it was shaping up to be a close one.

A game played predominately at mid-field, neither team was giving much space as both struggled to find a rhythm. Two of the divisions strongest defenses were on full alert, stifling progress at every turn. With an average of less than 1 goal allowed per game for both teams in the regular season, no one wanted to be behind early and half time saw a 0-0 score.

As the minutes of the second half ticked by it was beginning to look like the game was heading into PKs, just as the teams experienced in the semi-finals. Both teams continued to look for openings and it seemed they realized that if either team wanted to score in regulation that they wouldn't be able to walk it in. A well-hit, low shot from NPU connected and put them up 1-0. With newly established confidence, the shots then came with increased frequency and NPU were able to put another one in off of a rebound and win the game 2-0.


The Cinderella story of the playoffs was clearly Penn United. At #6, they were the only team in the finals across the entire League that wasn't a top three seed. Playing against #1 seed and former Primera team KS Cracovia, it would seem they would be seriously outgunned and the fairytale story ending just short of happily ever after.

With the league's leading scorer on their team, KC Cravovia stuck to the basics, confident that the goals would come. Indeed, early in the first half a breakaway culminated with an elegant outside of the foot shot placed in the upper corner and KS Cracovia looking every bit the champions.

But Penn United had been behind more than once before this season and appeared unfazed. Just a short while later they came back with a nifty goal of their own and tied it up 1-1. Despite a few balls being cleared last-second from the goal mouth, neither team yielded any more goals in regulation, and it came down to PKs. Back and forth it went and with a fluke miss by KS Cracavia, Penn United had the chance to win it with the 5th shot:

Penn United won it all and found themselves vaulted into the 1st division for the fall.


Atop the 1st division both teams came ready to play. As if the two teams were a league unto themselves, The Allstars won it all last spring, only to cede the crown in the fall to Deportivo Arsenal. Coming into the finals at #2 and #1 respectively, neither side had any intention of going home empty handed.

The action lasted from beginning to end with Deportivo drawing first blood. Not wanting to provide any chance for rest, the Allstars blazing speed caught Deportivo off guard and a blitzing offense capitalized on a loose ball in the box and evened the score. Each team would find the net once more as the tension continued to build. A few set plays almost panned out but the stalemate would last through regulation and off to PKs it went.

Perhaps it was the wind, exhaustion or just bad luck, but two missed PKs by the usually sure-footed Allstars were more than enough to give Deportivo the opportunity they needed to seal the victory and take back-to-back Primera titles. They now enter the fall season with the opportunity to be the first 3-peat team and establish themselves as a Casa dynasty.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Jul 13, 2009, Updated Fri Aug 14, 2009

Key Dates for Fall '09 Season
Below are key dates for the Fall '09 Season. These are not yet final and are subject to change:

July 22 - Registration is open for returning teams
August 1 - Registration is open for new teams
August 22 - Last day of registration
August 24 - Schedule released
August 25 - Captain's meeting
August 29th - First week of games
Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Jun 29, 2009

Casa Featured in Philly Inq.
Casa got a nice write-up in the 05/27 Philadelphia Inquirer. Many thanks to those who provided their perspectives and of course our deepest appreciation to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today!

Full article here.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Wed May 27, 2009, Updated Wed May 27, 2009

Spring Schedule Updated 04/13
The schedule is now updated reflecting the rain-outs from 04/11. Both the Master Schedule and individual team schedules are current.
Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Apr 13, 2009

Trophy Room and Stats Vault Updated
The Trophy Room and Stats Vault have been updated for the fall 08 season. Check 'em out!
Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Dec 22, 2008

Time Changes and Note About Playoffs
All games on or after 10/25 have been moved up 20 minutes to compensate for the shortened daylight hours. These changes are reflected on both the Master Schedule and individual team schedules.

Regarding playoffs, as of the last day of the regular season (currently Nov. 1) all rosters will be locked and no changes/additions will be permitted. For EACH playoff game all players will be required to provide a government-issued photo ID.

The referees will have a copy of the ACTIVE roster. Only players on this roster who have a jersey with a MATCHING # and corresponding ID will be permitted to play. That means that if a player does not have a listed jersey # on the roster by the end of the regular season they will not be permitted to play, no exceptions. All players have the ability to enter in this information as do you. Players should also be sure that their roster name matches their ID.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Thu Oct 16, 2008, Updated Thu Oct 16, 2008

The Fall Schedule has been Updated

The Fall Schedule has been updated to reflect the date of the make-up for Week 1's rainout: Sunday, October 26th. This is shown both on the Master Schedule and each Team's schedule. Please note that these games are being held at the Philadelphia Soccer Club and NOT PENNYPACK. Also, the Wild Card games have been scheduled for Sunday, November 2nd.

The make-up games are not yet set in stone; we are still awaiting final confirmation but I wanted to get this date on everyone's calendars as soon as possible. I'll let you know if anything changes. Thanks.


Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Fri Oct 10, 2008, Updated Fri Oct 10, 2008

The Casa Store is OPEN
Ladies and Gentlemen, Casa is pleased to announce the opening of our League Store!

We're starting off by offering a custom Casa scarf that is perfect for yourself, gifts for the holidays (Columbus Day is right around the corner!), keeping your pets warm, you name it.

A big thanks to our Vice President, Ryan Pine who not only was instrumental in the design and procurement of the scarves but will also be running the store.

More merchandise will be added in the future so stay tuned!


Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Thu Oct 9, 2008, Updated Fri Oct 10, 2008

Photo Contest Deadline Extended!
We're giving everyone an extra shot to win some extra spending money for new soccer gear by extending the Photo Contest through the end of October.

Our new photo album allows anyone to easily share their photos with the league and we want to see them! From now through the month of October, upload your shots (as many as you want) from any game to our photo album and you'll be automatically entered. Come November, Casa will choose 5 finalists at which point the Casa community will vote on the winning photo! 1st place is a $50 gift certificate to a sporting goods store (TBD), 2nd place is a $25 gift certificate and the remaining finalists will each receive a $10 gift certificate.

What makes a good photo? Here is a good resource for some general guidelines to follow. And don't forget to add a title description!

Good luck!

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Sun Sep 28, 2008, Updated Thu Oct 9, 2008

Team Page Contest Winners Announced
Our first contest with the new website ended with great results. It's impressive what some teams came up with both in terms of content and creativity - you didn't make this easy!

After a thorough review though, a clear winner emerged - NewPhillyUnited!

Among their page's highlights:

*A top-notch logo
*Embedded video (my favorite Nike commercial no less!)
*A mini ad campaign in their photo section
*Use of the player of the week function
*Player head shots and bios
*Notice about practices

Our two runners-up were Real Knockers and Real Mensches who both did an awesome job loading their pages with quality material in all aspects and supplied some great info on both the team and the players.

I'd also like to give mention to Calamity!, who came up with the idea of integrating a theme song into their page. For a team that only joined us this summer with all new players, they are doing a heck of a job getting organized. Now that we all know what's possible, let's aim to make every site worth a visit.

Captains - drop me a line at to claim your prizes.

And a reminder, we are now accepting all entries into our photo contest. It's free, easy and you could win one of several gift certificates to Modell's Sporting Goods on 15th and Chestnut (thanks to Briana, our PR Chairperson for working her magic there). More details here.

Let's hope we luck-out and get some clear skies this Saturday. See you on the field.


Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Mon Sep 8, 2008, Updated Mon Sep 8, 2008

Schedule Posted and Contest Deadline

The schedule for the fall season has been posted here.

Also, a reminder about the upcoming contest deadline for the team pages contest which ends on 09/06. More info can be found here.

Posted by Eric Wirth, Created Sun Aug 31, 2008, Updated Mon Sep 1, 2008

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