Father’s Day weekend featured a Heritage Fest hosted by the Ukrainian American Sport Center – Tryzub in Horsham, PA. The event featured music, dance, incredible food, and a slate of competitive soccer matches.
“It was a wonderful Father’s Day weekend at our club,” Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals Director of Soccer Development Dan Harmon said. “The campus was buzzing. We hosted our annual Father’s Day festival, the U23 Regional tournament, which had two NPSL teams playing in the event, and we closed the day out by hosting Electric City for a 1-1 draw. A win is the only thing that would have improved an almost perfectly beautiful day.”
The Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals vs. Electric City Shock matchup brought the top two teams from the Keystone Conference together for the featured game of the day.
Shock midfielder Leonardo D’Ambrosio scored on a penalty kick in the 70th minute, while Philadelphia defender Josh Jones scored the equalizer just three minutes later.
The 1-1 draw helped Philadelphia remain in first place, while Electric City is narrowly in second place with a game in hand. The two sides share identical goal differentials at plus-10.
The NPSL donated merchandise for raffle baskets and $500 to support relief efforts in Ukraine.
“I’d like to thank Cindy Spera, Robin Shacket, and Paul Scott for joining us and the NPSL for the generous donation to the Ukrainian Relief Fund,” Harmon said. “Our club could not be happier with our inaugural NPSL season. We look forward to growing the league and brand together.”