By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 7, 2013-Yonkers showed enough of their Golden Touch to defeat the HBC Flames of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 1-0, in the Boys-Under-13 State Open Cup final on June 1 in LaGrange. The Westchester Youth Soccer League (WYSL) team will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 28 to July 2 at the University of Rhode Island. Eastern New York is donating $2,000 to the team and paying all expense fees for the Regionals.
Cameron McGregor scored at the start of the game and Yonkers Golden Touch keeper Tom Picone preserved the shutout in goal.
"We did not capitalize enough on our chances. It was a gutsy game but we could play better and we’ll need to finish our chances at the Regionals," said Yonkers coach Winston Buddle, whose son Edson played in the ENYYSA before becoming a professional player.
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.