By Arthena Sherwood, Communications Associate, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 27, 2015–On Saturday July 25, the Massapequa Arsenal brought back the McGuire Cup to Eastern New York. The prestigious Under-19 Boys James P. McGuire Cup has not been won by a team from Eastern New York since 1959. Making this the first time in 56 years since a New York team has won the Cup. Our Massapequa Arsenal defeated the renowned St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO), 3-1 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. Massapequa Arsenal secured the game just 3 minutes in, while holding the 1-0 lead throughout the first half. St. Louis tied the game early in the second half, but slipped up twice after two penalty kicks in Massapequa's favor. Leaving the game at 3-1.
After playing together for 11 years (since they were 8 years old), winning Nationals was a great way end to youth soccer for Massapequa Arsenal. Such a well deserved WIN and a spectacular job!