Salt Lake City June. 03, 2017–
Olympique Montreux FC notched two second-half goals to earn a 3-1 victory against Weber FC in front of about 40 fans at the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex field #8.
OMFC scored the game’s first goal at the 38th minute into the contest on an abrupt counter attack finished by Raul Sanchez. OMFC's captain Omar Jaimes Campos also scored, in the 49th minute with an assist from Ryan Crowther, marking his second goal in the 2017 Utah Soccer League.
It was Raul once more who registered an insurance goal on a close-range shot in the 80th minute. Our striker now is the sole top goal leader with an AMAZING 10 goals streak in 5 games played with a 2 goal per game record for the year.
"This is the best defensive line up we have had in the last 5 years" said head coach Bel Ami de Montreux to his assistant coach Andres Pena while he nodded in agreement.
Jorge Gonzales made five saves to maintain his almost perfect record through his 4 starts in 2017 conceding only 2 goals.
OMFC returns to action against Park City in Salt Lake City RAC Field #1 on SATURDAY, JUNE. 10th at 4:00pm MST.
By OMFC News Service.
May 20th. West Salt Lake City, Utah.--Raul Sanchez shots up to the top of the top of the Premiership leading scorer logt with a fine performance as Olympique Montreux FC defeated Forza FC 6-0. The young goleador scored his second hot trick of the season and came close to score twice more. With 8 goals on his counter in five games, Raul is on his way to be one of the best marksmen for the Olympians since a certain Bel-Ami netted 38 goals in the 2003 season.
Raul’s goals came in the 14th minute of the first half and in the 7th and 17th minutes of the second half.
“we moved Raul from left midfield to center forward to take advantage of his speed and keen sense for goals,” said Bel-Ami. “We feel that in this new position, he should be even more effective.”
Veteran defender Steve McMurdie scored a wonder goal from 30 yards out when he collected a pass from Francisco Garay who performed a Houdini act, leaving a three men pack in the dust. Steve, OM’s 2010 MVP, returned to the side this season after a long absence. "Once an Olympian always and Olympian,” said Assistant coach Andres Pena of the quality defender who just meshes into the team despite a nearly 6 years layoff.
The highlight of the afternoon, however, came from attacking midfielder Omar Jaimes who delivered his usual Superman performance. The “Elegant OJ” as Bel-Ami likes to call Omar, was omnipresent from side to side and from box to box, calling the shots and powering the Olympian’s machinery.
While not one to score often, in the 25th minute, OJ cleared space in the box to find the net as he had forecasted.
in the second half, Dennis Sellis travelled from his central defensive position twice to force the Forza defense into emergency alert. On his third attempt in the 80th minute, the giant former forward who remade himself into a potent defender slammed dunked the ball into the net despite the efforts of the opposing keeper.
This performance was the Olympians and keeper Martin Martinez's second clean sheet since their disappointing lost to Longo-di-Lazio FC a fortnight ago.
The side will now prepare to travel north to face the powerful and fit Ogden Wildcats of Weber State University on June 3. Keeper Jorge Gonzalez will have his hands full as he is projected to return from his two games suspension.
It is worth mentioning that with the maturity of the team to perform their game plan lately, we notice coach Bel-Ami is screaming less from the sidelines and actually sits down from time to time.
Tomorrow at 2:30 pm at the Regional Athletic Complex, field #7 OMFC faces Longo FC (former Lazio) for the Super Cup Final.
Longo FC is a very though team to beat, OMFC will need to be careful and play smart to be able to compete against such a great team.
Weather forecast says its going to be a perfect day for soccer, 80 degrees and cloudy.
Runaway win for OMFC (6) today against a though team Park City (0) at the Regional Athletic Complex in Salt Lake City.
Game started at 3pm sharp in a somewhat sunny but bitter cold day; early on OMFC displayed a great touch and field IQ by all players, at minute 8' Raul opened the score, only 8 minutes after, Raul, from the left scored another goal at minute 16', everything was going well for OMFC's side.
Bel-Ami made some subs at minute 30', Luis for Alex, Francisco for Raul and Kayd for Alan.
Only 8 minutes into his debut game, Francisco scored a great goal (38') and the first half ended 3-0 for OMFC.
Very close into the second half, OMFC scored another goal but it was disallowed by the ref in a good call offside, Bel-Ami subbed back in the players who rested and not much after at the 60th minute Raul scored his first Hat Trick of the season with a beautiful shot on the left who left Park City's goalkeeper with no options.
At 4-0 it was a blow out, also OMFC's goalkeepers first shootout of the season. The defense looked well positioned, we had a quick turn around and fast attacks after recuperating the ball.
At min 87' Alan Lemasney scored the 5-0 and when the game was almost over, Alex with a superb strike cemented OMFC's 6-0 score and our third straight/consecutive win.
Luckily no one reported an injury today, however, one of our players did receive a hit on a split ball where both players headed each other.
OMFC: Goalkeeper Jorge, Kayd, Angel, Francisco, Luis, Raul, Dennis, Belo, Alex, Omar, Alan, Manny, Ryan, Jeremy, Navid, Steven and Junior
In the bitter cold of April (thanks Utah), we managed to still go out and train hard. We have a mission to complete, to win it ALL, make 2017 OURS.
Upcoming is a hard week, this Saturday at 3pm at the Regional Athletic Complex we face one of our toughest rivals, Park City. Our first test of our prowess and dedication, our Olympians look ready, hungry to win! We will show our teeth and battle all 90 minutes.
Today, very early in the morning, Olympique Montreux faced a strong Kodiac FC team, who was ready to take any advantage given to beat our team, but, just like a well oiled machine, OMFC showed up and flexed their muscles.
At around minute 20 of the first half, after a great run by Ryan Crowther, he was taken down in the box, he took the ball for the penalty kick and scored the opening goal of the season!
Luis Vargas went on to score two more goals for OMFC.
In the second half, Kodiac really tried to turn the tables, they were able to get a goal into our net, defeating Jorge Gonzales, but he defended his post very well after that, making sure Kodiac had no chance. Final score OMFC 3 - 1 Kodiac
Injury Report. 04/15/207
For the most part we were lucky enough to not get too many players injured.
We had player Dennis Sellis slightly twist his ankle,he may be out for one week.
Also player Ryan Crowther hurt his shoulder in an impact against another player, but made a quick recovery.
No other players were injured.
1996 ~ 2017
Curtis Reed Fellows, beloved son and brother, passed away suddenly Saturday, April 8, 2017. Curtis was born on July 5, 1996 to Robert Reed and Loisann Smith Fellows in Sandy, Utah. He is survived by his parents, brothers-Steven and Mark, sister-Katie Hodgkiss (Corby), nieces and nephews-Callie and Clark Fellows, and Jade, Nixon, Scotti and Covey Hodgkiss, and grandparents Barbara Fernley, Glenda Smith Williams and John Ebbinghaus, as well as his many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Curtis played for OMFC in 2014, he will be remembered by us.
We are very excited to have one more friendly game before our debut this Saturday. We will continue posting highlights and score.
The Utah Soccer Association has released the date when OMFC will play the Super Cup Final against Longo FC (Lazio).
It will be played May 6th 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex, field #7. Come join us and support our team to win this championship!
It is true that for the last few years, our team, Olympique Montreux has been on a decline.
This is why this year we are breaking the mold, we will get behind our players, so come to practice week 1 until the very last week.
If you aren't going to sweat this jersey, if you're not going to respect the process, your coaches and your team mates, if you aren't going to be upset when we lose, if you're not going to give your 100% on practice as in every game? Maybe this isn't the team for you.
If OMFC is your main priority in soccer, if wearing the uniform makes you feel proud and part of something bigger than yourself, if winning is your number one goal, then WELCOME my brothers, WELCOME MY PLAYERS!!
We want to start a fire this year, not a literal one, but a fire within each and every one of us. Even if it starts as a small one, we will continue to practice and make that fire HUGE.
Our goal is to win and not just a few games, but to WIN IT ALL!!! We wont rest until that goal is achieved!
We will practice and master our craft! We will develop team chemistry and we will SUCCEED!!
It was a mighty cold evening today in West Jordan, a couple of times it crossed the minds of head coach and assistant to call the game off. Went from a beautiful spring sunny day to a horrible cold, windy winter day..... what can we say? Just a normal day in Utah.
Olympique Montreux, although missing some key players, trumped over Berlin FC mercilessly to a 10 to 1 win. Great assists by Carlos Vargas, goals by Raul Sanchez and many other players.
Heading over to our last week of preseason training having our first game due April 15th at 8 am against Kodiac FC.
It has been a cold week, but trialist, along with current Olympique's squad have finished another day of practice and tryouts. We cant wait until this weather gets warmer, but it sure does help when you see a goal with this amount of HEAT!! Thanks to Rafael Belo Tarma!!