By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
January 19, 2022-When the United States Men’s National Team resumes World Cup qualifying on Thursday, January 27 vs. El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio, four players who grew up in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) look to be on the team.
22-year-old midfielder Tyler Adams plays in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig. The Wappingers Falls resident grew up playing for the Poughkeepsie Heat of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL).
Matt Turner might be from Park Ridge, New Jersey but he crossed the state line to play for Clarkstown 1994 of the Eastern New York Premier League. The 27-year-old goalkeeper makes saves for the New England Revolution.
Lake Grove’s Joe Scally is a 19-year-old defender for Borussia Mönchengladbach of the Bundesliga. Joe played for Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams Sachem Starburst, Sachem Falcons, Sachem Lynxes, Sachem Destroyers and the Mastic Destroyers. He also competed for the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program (ODP).
21-year-old forward Tim Weah plays in Ligue 1 for Lille. Tim grew up in Rosedale, tucked into the southeast corner of Queens, playing for the Rosedale Rockets Soccer Club of the LIJSL and Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) club B/W Gottschee.
Congratulations to all four players in fulfilling their dream of representing their country!
With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and 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 nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA 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 Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/