CKS Warta A opened the new indoor season last Friday with a comprehensive 6:1 thumping of Vikings AA. Warta scored twice in the first half and then added four more after the break to breeze to victory.
Aranda opened the scoring in the early minutes and Luis Adame bagged his first just before the break.
Gunderson made it 3:0 to start the second half, and William Butler drilled a spectacular long-distance shot just under the crossbar a few minutes later.
The Vikings spoiled Warta's bid for a shutout when they pulled to within 4:1.
Adame then bagged his second to make it 5:1, finishing off a great solo effort when he got past two defenders and the keeper, calmly placing the ball in the back of the net. Bookie Abulwahab finished off the scoring just seconds before the final whistle.
The National Soccer League will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 19 at the League office. Start time is 8.00 PM.
Attendance by all teams is mandatory and teams who are absent may be subject to fine.
The National Soccer League has wrapped up its 99th season of outdoor competition and two teams earned top honors.
Longtime powerhouse RWB Adria won the regular-season title, racking up 22 points from nine matches. The race for the championship was tightly contested, with just five points separating the top five teams.
The post-season playoff tournament was won by CKS Warta, who claimed the sixth and final playoff spot. Warta knocked off Wisloka Chicago in the final. Wisloka surged to the title match after finishing the season in fifth place. The tournament results underscore the quality and parity that exists among the league's top teams.
CKS Warta claimed their first outdoor championship on Sunday with a resounding 4:0 victory over Wisloka Chicago in the league's playoff final. Warta were in charge of the affair right from the start, as Wisloka rarely looked like they could compete on the same level.
Warta went ahead in the 23rd minute, when Luis Adame fired a powerful header into the back of the net, finishing off a cross from the left side.
William Butler made it 2:0 just before halftime, as Juan de la Cruz sent a perfect through ball for Butler, who broke through the Wisloka defense. Butler came 1 v 1 on goal and made no mistake with a shot that found the far post.
Warta exerted their grip on the contest just before the hour mark, when de la Cruz's smooth maneuvers inside the penalty area left Wisloka helpless. He curled a shot into the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper rooted.
Joel del Toro made it 4:0 in the final minute, lofting a delightful chip from outside the box over the goalie.
Wisloka finished the match with nine men after the referee sent off two of their players late in the second half.
Warta adds the outdoor title to their indoor championship and their victory in the Illinois Stare Cup.
CKS Warta advanced to the semifinals of the NSL playoffs on Monday with an incredible 2:1 victory over Vikings AA. Warta scored the game-winner in the 81st minute, despite being down to nine players following two red cards.
The Vikings took the lead just 38 seconds into the match, taking advantage of a Warta mistake and firing a long shot past goalkeeper Rodolfo Gonzalez before he had even broken a sweat.
Warta pressed for an equalizer and created several great chances, but were unable to get through the Vikings defensive wall.
Warta began to take control in the second half, dominating possession and creating constant pressure. The equalizer appeared at hand in the 49th minute, but a Vikings defender cleared the ball off the line after a corner kick.
Luis Adame leveled the affair in the 54th minute when he headed home a corner kick.
Warta were reduced to nine players when two players were issued second yellow cards, shifting their tactics to a defend-and-counter approach. Warta's opportunity in the 81st minute, when Adrian Ortiz fired past the diving keeper from a tough angle to make it 2:1.
Warta will face RWB Adria in their semifinal match on October 4.