The Southern New York Senior Soccer Association was founded 100 years ago and became the Eastern New York Senior Association (Adults). George Donnelly and Enzo Magnozzi founded the Southern New York Youth Soccer Association (SNYYSA), (currently Eastern new York Youth Soccer Association, youth) in 1974 and Tony Perez became the first President. Howard Rubenstein became President in 1980.
The United States Youth Soccer Association was founded around the same time, in 1974, and this was one of the reasons SNYYSA was founded.
The Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League as well as the Long Island Junior Soccer League were founded before SNYYSA so all youth games were played under the umbrella of the senior association until the mid-1970’s.