By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 8, 2018-Sometimes, soccer can be confusing. In the Boys Under-13 State Open Cup finals on June 2 at Stringham Park in LaGrange, FC Select Green wore orange uniforms and Stony Brook Red Star wore white.
D.J. Parouse scored the first goal for FC Select Green and Michael Haro had the game-winner on a left-footed shot to squeak out a 2-1 win.
“The game was pretty competitive,” stated FC Select Green coach Andre Duncan. “We had a little bit extra push and more energy."
FC Select Green is also taking the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award, as determined by the game officials, back to Brooklyn. Amoroso, a US Soccer Life Member who died in 2016, started the Sportsmanship Program of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) 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.
FC Select Green will represent both the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 29 to July 3 in Spotsylvania, Virginia as part of the National Championship Series.
With over 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 11 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/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.