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Samuel Cohen-Eckstein dies after being struck by car
Samuel was a Sporting Club Gjoa Player
Samuel Cohen-Eckstein ran across Prospect Park West to retrieve his soccer ball when he was hit by a 2006 Chevrolet Express. The 12-year-old died after being rushed to New York Methodist Hospital.
A 12-year-old boy died Tuesday after he ran into a Brooklyn street to chase after a soccer ball and was crushed by a van, officials and witnesses said.
Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was bouncing the ball off a monument near his home at Prospect Park West and Third St. in Park Slope when the ball rolled into the street and he dashed across the street after it around 5 p.m., sources said.
“He chased a ball into the street. As of now, the operator of the vehicle did not break any traffic laws,” said a source.
The child was still conscious when emergency responders arrived, sources said.
The victim was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in critical condition but died at the hospital a short time later, police said.
The driver of the van remained at the scene and no summons was issued, cops said.
We were told that Samuel was a current U12 Soccer Player with Sporting Club Gjoa.
We ask that all clubs prior to their matches this coming weekend, take a moment of silence in his honor.
As you may already know, our club and our community lost a lovely, bright young man last night. Sammy Cohen Eckstein was a friend to many of our children. It’s a devasting loss.
We wish to express our deepest sympathies to his family. They have announced funeral arrangements as follows.
The funeral will be at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place (corner of 8th Avenue) in the sanctuary. (The sanctuary is the building with the large dome and stained glass windows on the northeast corner.) The time is 12:00 noon.
Following the funeral, family and close friends are invited to the burial at Green-wood cemetery, 500 25th St., Brooklyn, http://www.green-wood.com, and then to the Cohen-Eckstein home at 75 Prospect Park West #5D (corner of 3rd Street), for shiva until 7:00 p.m.
The family will sit shiva at their home (75 Prospect Park West #6D, corner of 3rd Street) on Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m., and on SundayMonday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
If you would like to bring food for the shiva, vegetarian dishes are welcome.
Those wanting to send cards can send them to the Cohen Eckstein home, 75 Prospect Park West #5D, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Information about charitable donations is forthcoming.
Sal Rapaglia Cup Teams Announced
22nd September 2013
The Sal Rapaglia Cup will be played on September 22nd at Flushing Meadow Park in Flushing Queens:
Group A Field #3
11 AM United (CSL) vs. NYAC (CSL)
12:15 PM Czechoslovakia (EDSL) vs. NYAC (CSL)
1:30 PM Czechoslovakia (EDSL) vs. United (CSL)
Group B Field #1
11 AM Port Jeff (LISFL) vs. Guarani (ALLFUT)
12:15 PM San Onofre (EDSL) vs. Guarani (ALLFUT)
1:30 PM San Onofre (EDSL) vs. Port Jeff (LISFL)
3:00PM FINAL will be - Winner of group A vs. Winner of group B - Field #3
United (CSL) - Champions of the Manning State Cup
Czechoslovakia (EDSL) - Champions of the Flamhaft State Cup
NYAC (CSL) - Champions of the CSL Port Jeff ( LISFL) - Champions of the LISFL
San Onofre (EDSL) - Champions of the EDSL
La Barra (ALLFUT) - Champions of ALLFUT)
All games will be of 2 - 30 minutes halves and there will be in and out substitutions of 18 players since teams are playing at least 2 games in the same day.
U23 State Cup Final Results
Manhattan FC take out both Men and Women Division
7/28/13 Stringham Park La Grange NY Manhattan FC of the U23 Greater Hudson Valley a division of the EDSL is the 2013 U23 State Cup Champion for both Men and Women teams.
The Manhattan FC U23 women team won the final by the score of 5- 1 over the La Grange Hawks also from the Greater Hudson Valley Division of the EDSL .
In the U23 Men division state cups the first semifinal the FC Dutchman of the U23 Albany division of the EDSL won over the Region 1 Champions and finalist of the USASA National Cup Real Caribe of the Long Island Football Soccer league by the score of 1-0.
In the U23 Men division state cups the second semifinal Manhattan FC (Greater Hudson / EDSL) won 3-0 vs. Sankofa (LISFL)
The Men final was a fast moving well played game between Manhattan FC (Greater Hudson / EDSL) and FC Dutchman (Albany / EDSL) in which the Manhattan club won by the score of 2-0.
Here are the past winners: 2009 Men Cortlandt United (Greater Hudson / EHYSL /EDSL) 2010 Men La Grange Red Devils (Greater Hudson / EHYSL / EDSL) 2011 Men La Grange Red Devils (Greater Hudson / EHYSL /EDSL) 2011 Women Capital United (Greater Hudson / CAPITAL /EDSL) 2012 Men La Grange Red Devils Too (Greater Hudson / EHYSL /EDSL) 2012 Women Middlepath United (Greater Hudson / EHYSL/ EDSL) 2013 Men Manhattan FC (Greater Hudson / WYSL / EDSL) 2013 Women Manhattan Pride (Greater Hudson / WYSL / EDSL)
Don Garber Honored into the ENYSSA HOF
At 100 year Anniversary Boat Cruise
Hank Steinbrecher Honored into the ENYSSA HOF
At 100 year Anniversary Boat Cruise
History of Soccer in New York
Story to be revealed each week
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of ENY Soccer Associations history with US Soccer there will be news articles posted each week revealing a part of our past.
Read about the original New York teams, our history before US Soccer starting way back in 1886. Past articles will be found under the "History" tab in the "About ENYSSA" section of this website.
How it all started: 1886 - 1900
Soccer had been played in the United States mostly at the amateur, scholastic and collegiate levels since the 1800’s.
Some teams even played as “professionals” and split the money from the gate at certain games. There were numerous teams / clubs and leagues throughout the years but there was no national organizing body to govern the sport.
Whilst in other countries, football was blossoming for both mens and women’s football, the USA was still struggling with the sport and the differences between “rugby” aka “Intercollegiate Rules” or “Handling Code” and “soccer” aka “Association Rules” or “The Dribbling Code”.
Football in the country was primarily made up of teams based upon workplaces, club memberships (such as cricket and various “Orders”), Ships, military, ethnicity, and of course collegiate affiliations. The games were adhoc and came about primarily from teams / clubs advertising in the papers for other teams to play against. Netherless, matches played during this time attracted crowds between 1,000-7,000 people for local games!
In the 1880’s many new developments came about in the Footballing world. International matches were played against Canada, the first matches were played under electric lights, and the first Associations and Leagues were formed.
Winners of the State Cup Finals - Sunday June 9
Verrazano Sports Complex 2013
ENYSSA State Cup Finals June 9, 2013
Verrazano Sports Complex, Brooklyn
DR Manning Cup Division 1 Teams
Field #2 3:00 PM
Lansdowne CSL (2) VS United CSL (2) United CSL (won on Penalty Kicks 6-5)
Flamhaft Cup Division 2 Teams
Field #2 1:00 PM
Manhattan Kickers CSL (2) VS Czechoslovakia EDSL (2) Czechoslovakia EDSL (won on Penalty Kicks 3-1)
3rd Division Cup
Field #1 4:00 PM
Ridgewood Romac CSL (1) VS Hicksville All Stars CSL (5)
Marth Cup Over 30 Division Teams
Field #1 2:00 PM
Barnstonworth Rovers Premier CSL (1) VS Polonez LISFL (3)
D’Arpino Cup Reserve Teams
Field #2 11:00 AM
Polonia CSL (1) VS Barnstonworth Rovers CSL (3)
Amoroso Cup Over 40 division teams
Field #1 12:00 Noon
NY Hota LISFL (3) VS Croton EDSL (2)
Lombardo Cup Women
Field #1 10:00 AM
NY Magic Res (4) VS Barnstonworth Rovers 1 (0)
New York Soccer Pioneer Joe Goldberg Passes Away
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 14, 2013-When Joe Goldberg and Ian McDougall founded the Oceanside United Soccer Club in 1962, orange and blue were chosen as the colors of the new club. Not because they are the colors of the New York Mets that started play that year but because orange and blue are the colors of Nassau County and Oceanside United was the first youth soccer club in the county and indeed in all of Long Island. The founding of the club led to the great youth soccer boom on the island and eventually made the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) the world’s largest soccer league.
The local soccer community is mourning the loss of Goldberg who passed away on Monday at age 85. During a very colorful life, he was seemingly involved in every aspect of local soccer since the 1950’s. After coming to New York, the native of what was Czechoslovakia became a soccer administrator, coach, referee, one of the founders of Soccer Week, the weekly publication that gave the sports’ supporters information about the beautiful game before the start of the Internet, among many other roles and responsibilities.
Joe was inducted into the Halls of Fame of the LIJSL, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and Eastern New York State Amateur Soccer Association plus was honored as a Life Member of the Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) and Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL)for all his volunteering. The LISFL also named their winter indoor tournament after him. He and his wife Miriam lived in Oceanside for 52 years before moving to Connecticut in 2010 to be closer to family. Joe was lauded by many at his retirement dinner at the Oceanside Jewish Center that year.
Speaking for many of the former Oceanside United players––more than a dozen showed up for the dinner––Ron Atanasio remembered how he met Goldberg as he was at Oceanside Junior High School watching boys play soccer. Ron wound up starring at Adelphi University and as a first-round draft pick of the New York Cosmos, enjoying a 10-year professional career.
“These two gentlemen gave me an opportunity to excel in the sport I love,” Atanasio said of Goldberg and McDougall. “I can truly tell you this is a unique man. Without the opportunity you had given me, I probably wouldn’t be playing soccer.”
“Joe was always about the kids,” said Mike D’Ambrosio, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s registrar. “For Joe, it’s the number of people’s lives who he touched. He gave them a place to play. Joe would pick you up in his van, feed you and bring you home.”
Goldberg did it all, from buying the uniforms––which were used over and over again by several teams to save money––to washing them.
Oceanside United’s Jim Volpe played for Goldberg on the Oceanside men’s team and then served on Oceanside’s Board of Directors with him for many years. He stated, “Joe wasn’t afraid to be different or think out of the box. You could disagree with him but he never held a grudge.”
Oceanside United was founded four years before the LIJSL came into existence so it originally played in what is today the CJSL. The league’s Ben Boehm said, “Joe was like a tornado. A number of us had arguments with him. But he knew what he wanted to do. He willed Oceanside United into existence.”
“Just going down into Joe’s basement was like visiting a soccer museum,” Volpe added. “Everybody who played soccer on Long Island for the past 50 years owes Joe a debt of gratitude. He got the whole thing going. I’m really going to miss him!”
We have lost a very good man. May he rest in peace.
Crowds Support Soccer
Support Soccer In Your Area
Local Matches now listed on ENYSSA!
The soccer season has kicked off again for 2013 with most leagues having games this past weekend.
We encourage everyone to support soccer in your local area! Now listed on the Left Hand Side of our website is a link called "Upcoming Matches" which will have all the matches from our sanctioned leagues under ENYSSA sorted by fields! So you can find your local field, and head down there to watch some great soccer action!!
Thanks for supporting ENYSSA. Have a great season...
ENYSSA and ENYYSA celebrates 100 Years
In 1913, Dr G Randolph Manning incorporated the Southern New York State Association which is now known as the Eastern New York State Soccer Association. Dr Manning was our first President and was also the founding President of our National Governing Body, the United States Soccer Federation.
Eastern New York State has had many great accomplishments over the past 100 years and has been an integral part of forming the foundation of soccer in this country. We have attracted some top players from around the world and fielded some of this country's top teams winning many National Championships. Our Administrators and Officials have also gone onwards to achieve greatness, with ENY producing FIFA Referees and Assistant Referees and our own Dr Manning becoming a council member of FIFA. Many of our ENY Administrators have been recognised for their excellent work within the soccer community by being honored in their Hall of Fame.
This year, ENYSSA would like all Associations, Leagues, Clubs, Teams and Players to recognise Fair Play this year in honor of our 100 year Anniversary.
Eastern New York State Soccer Association will be producing a 100 year journal. Anyone interested in advertising in this journal and/or congratulation ENYSSA on their 100 year Anniversary can do so by downloading and completing the following form: