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Five Players From Eastern New York to Represent the USA at the Upcoming World Cup

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer US_Soccer_logo_for_WebAssociation

November 18, 2022-Five players from the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) will be living the dream when they represent the USA at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

22-year-old forward Tim Weah plays in France’s 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 Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) plus Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) club B/W Gottschee.

Giovanni Reyna, a 20-year-old forward from Bedford, plays for Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga. He cut his teeth on Westchester soccer fields playing for the New York Soccer Club (NYSC).

Tyler Adams, a 23-year-old midfielder, plays in the English Premier League for Leeds United. The Wappingers Falls resident grew up playing for the Poughkeepsie Heat of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL).

Lake Grove’s Joe Scally is a 19-year-old defender for Borussia Mönchengladbach of the Bundesliga. Joe played for 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). Joe’s mother, the former Margaret Peragine, also made news as a teenager as she played on the LIJSL’s Sachem Tomahawks, who won the 1987 Patricia Louise Masotto Cup as Girls-Under-16 national champions.

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 28-year-old goalkeeper makes saves for Arsenal in the English Premier League.

Congratulations to all the players representing their countries in the World Cup! The red, white and blue open group play against Wales on November 21, take on England on November 25 and then Iran on November 29.

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 10 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