By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 12, 2022-Brentwood Premier Man City came back from three goals down to win the Howard Rubenstein Cup as Boys-Under-14 State Cup champs on June 4 at Stringham Park in LaGrange. They tied Stony Brook LGN Wildings, 3-3, in regulation and overtime and prevailed in the shootout, 4-3.
Now living in Kentucky, 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 (LIJSL).
Coach Oscar Carrillo stated, “An amazing game! A hard-fought game against an opponent that competes well.”
Dylan Blanco, Diego Argueta and Edson Jean scored Brentwood’s goals. They were State Cup champs last year as well and made it all the way to the national championship game.
Brentwood will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the East Regionals from June 24 to 30 in Charleston and Barboursville, West Virginia as part of the National Championship Series.
Stony Brook LGN received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, a US Soccer Life Member who died six years ago, started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland, and in the process, made soccer games kinder and gentler.
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 Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/