Barry Strube Challenge Cup


The Championship Match of the Barry Strube Major Challenge Cup will be contested on Wednesday, July 5, on the Stadium Field of the United German Hungarians.  The match between the Majors II teams of the United German Hungarians and the Phoenix Sport Club will kickoff at 8:00pm.  Address is 4666 E Bristol Road, Oakford PA.

Barry Strube became involved with the United Soccer League initially as a member of the America Soccer Club, later America-Kolping Soccer Club.  While serving these teams as a delegate to the league, he also served on numerous league committees.  He has been on the Board of Directors as League Treasurer for over a decade.  The United Soccer League is proud to name the 2016-17 Challenge Cup in his honor.

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2016-17 Season Awards

Major Men

  • Champion - West Chester United  13-0-3   (undefeated, repeat from 2015-16)
  • Runner Up - Vereinigung Erzgesbirge  9-2-5
Major Women
  • Champion - Ukrainian Nationals  16-2-0   (repeat from 2015-16)
  • Runner Up - Lighthouse United  15-3-0
Reserves  (Major II)
  • Champion - Ukrainian Nationals II    7-0-1  (undefeated)
  • Runner Up - West Chester United II

[6/1/2017] The Team Application Form for the 2017-18 season is now available for download.  

Applications are due on July 1, 2017.  

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Legendary American coach Tony DiCicco dies at age 68

[6/21/2017 Soccer America]  Tony DiCicco, who died Monday at the age of 68, was the winningest coach in the history of the U.S. national team programs but he accomplished far more that that, having a huge role in the modern history of American soccer.

DiCicco was the goalkeeper coach on the 1991 Women's World Cup championship team, coached the USA to the gold medal at the first Olympic women's soccer competition in 1996 and led the USA to the 1999 Women's World Cup championship -- becoming the only coach to win the Women's World Cup immediately after winning the Olympics -- and later coached the USA to the 2008 Under-20 World Cup title.

Most U.S. national team wins:
103 Tony DiCicco (women)
87 April Heinrichs (women)
74 Bruce Arena (men)
65 Anson Dorrance (women)
57 Jill Ellis (women)
55 Greg Ryan (women)
55 Jurgen Klinsmann (men)

DiCicco hailed from Connecticut, where he played soccer, baseball and basketball and attended nearby Springfield College in Massachusetts, where he was an All-American goalkeeper. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield, a national soccer power for many years, and master's degree in physical education from Central Connecticut State University.

He was a standout keeper in the American Soccer League, playing for the Connecticut Wildcats and the Rhode Island Oceaneers. Like men's national team coach Bruce Arena, who was a goalkeeper and whose pro soccer career was spent entirely in the ASL, DiCicco represented the USA once in 1973, coming on in a game against touring Italian club Lazio in Hartford, Connecticut, near his home.

DiCicco began working for the U.S. women's national team program on the recommendation of then-men's national team coach Bob Gansler as Anson Dorrance's goalkeeper coach in 1990 and took over for Dorrance as the head coach of the national team at the beginning of 1995. The program wasn't like it is today with full-time salaries for the players and a huge support staff. The team played a heavy schedule but often at college of high school facilities.

A year after the USA lost to Norway in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup in Sweden, it won the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics with thrilling victories over Norway (2-1 in overtime) in the semifinals and over China (2-1) in the gold-medal game. The huge crowds at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium demonstrated the growing interest in women's soccer and were a wake-up call to host broadcaster NBC, which largely ignored the games in Athens.

Three years later, DiCicco's '99ers drew record crowds and television audiences for the Women's World Cup and made history as the only subjects who graced the covers of Time, Newsweek, People and Sports Illustrated the same week.  

But four months later, DiCicco turned down the opportunity to remain with the team to spend more time with his wife and four sons, then 8, 12, 14 and 17. He retired with a record of 103-8-8.

Within a year, he began working for the WUSA, set to launch in 2001, handling the soccer side as a consultant and then acting commissioner. He became the league commissioner at the end of the first season. The league folded after only three years.

Perhaps DiCicco's greatest accomplishment was leading the USA to the 2008 Under-20 World Cup championship. He had less than a year to work with the team that was in considerable disarray and jump-started U.S. international careers for Alex MorganSydney Leroux, Alyssa Naeher and Meghan Klingenberg, all current members of the senior national team.

"Today we mourn the loss of one of the most influential coaches in U.S. Soccer history," said U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. Tonys passion for the game as a coach, administrator and broadcaster was always evident and his relationships with everyone in the soccer community distinguished him as a compassionate and much-loved man. U.S. Soccer will forever be thankful to Tony for his vast contributions to the game and we extend thoughts and condolences to his family and to the many people who were positively impacted by him during what was a remarkable life.

DiCicco, who is a past member of the NSCAA Board of Directors and acted in an advisory role for both U.S. Soccer and FIFA, received the NSCAA Honorary All-American award in 1999 and was honored with the NSCAA Womens Committee Award of Excellence in 2008. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012 and the NSCAA Hall of Fame in 2016.

DiCicco is survived by wife Diane and sons AnthonyAndrewAlex and 

Paul Stilley Memorial Cup Tournament 

2017 EPSA Paul Stilley Memorial Cup - UGH

[3/26/2017]  Congratulations to the United German Hungarians for winning the inaugural Paul Stilley Memorial Cup Tournament, sponsored by the Eastern PA Soccer Association.  U.G.H. beat Lancaster City FC 1-0 in the championship match to secure the title.

Ten teams started the tournament on March 4 and 5.  After the group stage, four United SL teams moved on to the semifinal round.  This was delayed due to weather for two weeks, but finally played on March 25.  Lancaster beat Danubia, and U.G.H. over Ukrainian Nationals to advance to the Final.

Paul Stilley was a firm supporter of the womens game in the Philadelphia area.  His Little Club team participated in the first season that the United League offered a competition for women.  He served the league as Secretary, Vice-President and President, and represented the United League on the EPSA Board.

EPSA Hall of Fame

[2/25/2017]  Two United Soccer League members are in the 2017 Class of Inductees into the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Hall of Fame.  Currrent Board Trustee Werner Fricker Jr, and former President Paul Stilley were inducted at the EPYSA banquet on February 25, 2017.  More information can be found HERE.

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