By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 1, 2017-In a championship game between two teams from New York City’s most international borough, New York Kosmos 2001 of the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) shut out LS Select Scorpions of the Metrokids Interregional Soccer League, 2-0, to become the Kings of Queens. This Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) final was hosted by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at Stringham Park in LaGrange on June 10.
Vasilis Mastroras and Matthew Vetal scored Kosmos’ goals while keeper Peter Slifkin recorded the shutout in goal.
“We controlled the play and had quality finishing,” explained Kosmos coach Kostas Troullouris. “Our central defenders, Vasilis Mastoras and Mateo Betancur, were immense today.”
The ENYPL is America’s oldest continuous Premier League, having originally kicked off play in 2001.
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.