By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 18, 2013-The Staten Island United Crew of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) defeated the Washingtonville FC Blue Bombers of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), 3-2, on June 8 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview, Long Island. The Staten Island victory in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game gave them the Boys-Under-14 Arch Capital Group Cup.
Brian Bustos scored two goals and Brody Rettle added one for the Staten Islanders.
"From kick-off to the last minute, our team didn’t let up. We played as a team and stuck together," said Staten Island coach Sinan Selmani.
Staten Island also received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by the game officials. Now living in Ohio, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
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"We at Eastern New York would like to thank Arch Capital Group because if we did not have their continued financial support, this cup competition would not be possible," commented longtime soccer volunteer Michael D’Ambrosio.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. Eastern New York exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. Eastern New York is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.