Williamsburg International Football Club was founded in 2011 as “Doyle’s Corner Football Club” in New York City. The club initially played in the weeknight leagues of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn before joining the Cosmopolitan Soccer League in August 2013. The club plays home matches at Bushwick Inlet Park in the Fall and at McCarren Park in the Spring.
Williamsburg International is made up of players from the United States and from countries around the world. This is a notable shift from many of the more historic clubs in the New York metropolitan area that represent a single national or ethnic group.
On September 13, 2015 Williamsburg International opened it’s 2015-16 season against a familiar foe FC Partizani at a familiar venue Bushwick Inlet Park with a familiar result a 7-3 victory. This season however would end up being remarkably special as the Doylies stormed through the Cosmopolitan Soccer League (CSL) Metro 2 West Division. Williamsburg would lose only once and draw twice in eighteen matches to finish with a 15-2-1 record good for 47 points and a top spot in the Metro 2 West. The team scored more goals (79) than any side in the entire CSL and weathered a serious title challenge fromÂ undefeated BW Gottschee, who finished 13-5-0 (44 points). On June 5, 2016, the Doylies faced off against Metro 2 East champions NY Shamrock SC 1960 in a winner take all championship match. Buoyed by a fantastic first time strike fromÂ Mark Gallagher and an Andreas Moudatsos brace, Williamsburg stormed to theÂ first CSL title in their young history, dismantling the ‘Rocks 3-0. Williamsburg earned promotion to the CSL’s Metro 1 division and a trophy to add to their collection.
On September 9, 2014, Williamsburg International kicked off the 2014-2015 season with a resounding 5-2 victory over FC Partizani at Bushwick Inlet Park. Their winning ways continued in the following weeks with a 15-2 dismantling of Metro City Fury FC and a 10-2 drubbing of NY Galicia. The streak came to a grinding halt with a 2-1 loss to Barnstonworth Rovers Metro at the Red Hook Playground. After a rough stretch to start 2015, the team finished off the season with victories over SC Eintracht 5-2 at Randall’s Island and over FC Partizani 4-1 at Staten Island’s Greenbelt Recreational Center. The team finished the 2014-15 in eighth place in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s Metro 2 Division.
On September 8, 2013, Williamsburg International played it’s first competitive match in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s Metro 2 division. The Doylies came from behind to defeat Brishna 5-4 at Bushwick Inlet Park, with Andrew Hilland knocking in the winner in the closing minutes. An up and down Fall campaign was followed by an fantastic stretch of seven straight victories in the the Spring. The team finished in fourth place with nine wins, five losses, and two draws in it’s first season.Â The team’s leading scorer on the season was Andreas Moudatsos, who finished with 11 goals in all competitions. Esteban Garcia led the team appearing in all 18 competitive matches, including both the State and League cup.
Williamsburg International competes in the Eastern New York State Soccer Association’s Division 3 Strumpf Cup and Division 1 Flamhaft Cup.
On June 3rd, 2018 Williamsburg International defeated Brishna FC 3-3 (5-4 PK) to win the Jack Flamhaft Division 1 State Cup Final. John Kaddo, Mark Gallagher, and Rich Clements scored as the Doylies twice came back from a deficit to tie the match before Chris Blivin stopped the final penalty kick to secure another trophy.
The Doylies cup run included wins over CSL clubs NY Ukrainian SC (2-1), Manhattan Celtic (2-1), Sporting Astoria SC (6-0), as well as LISFL clubs Oceanside United (0-0 (8-7 PK) and OB Park (7-3).
On October 19, 2014, Williamsburg International defeated Barnstonworth Rovers Metro in a penalty kick shootout 3-2 after a 1-1 draw in regulation at Bushwick Inlet Park. Logan Roos scored the only goal for the Doylies in regular time, assisted by Fraser Campbell.
In the second round, on November 16, 2014, Williamsburg International again went to penalty kicks, this time losing 4-5 to the NYC Metro Stars after a 2-2 draw in regulation at Randall’s Island. Sergio Garcia and Benjamin Bryden scored for the Doylies in regular time.
On October 20, 2013, Williamsburg International was defeated 4-0 by OFI Crete of the Long Island Soccer Football League and the Hellenic American Soccer League in the first round of the Strumpf Cup.
Williamsburg International competes in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League’s Saunders Cup.
On March 30,2015, Williamsburg International took on North Brooklyn rivals New York Ukrainians Reserves at their shared grounds McCarren Park. The Doylies were defeated 2-1 with Esteban Garcia grabbing a consolation goal late in the second half.
On March 9, 2014, Williamsburg International was defeated by the defending champion Manhattan Celtic Legends by a score of 4-1. Noah Beaudette scored the team’s only goal on an assist by Josh Roos.