By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 10, 2017-“I like New York in June, how about you?” is the opening lyric to a song introduced in the 1941 film “Babes on Broadway” and sung by such notables as Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra. Youth soccer players like New York in June too as it’s Championship Month in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). 45 teams will be crowned state champions next month.
Nearly all the action is on the first two weekends in June at Stringham Park in LaGrange, the home of the LaGrange Soccer Club, with the State Cup finals being played there. The finals are divided into State Open Cup (for the best teams in the state) and Arch Cup (for the teams that are not yet the best). And the Arch Cup is split into Platinum and Gold competitions in most age groups so every travel team in Eastern New York has a legitimate chance to win a cup title. The schedule for the State Cup finals: