With much sadness we announce the passing of Jenna Richards, 22 years old, a player on the UGH Womens Majors team. A recent graduate of Holy Family University, she was involved in an auto accident in Croydon, Bucks County, on Tuesday Dec 20. Friends and family are invited to call at St Thomas Aquinas church in Croydon, Dec 26, 6 to 9pm and Dec 27 9:30 to 10:45am. Funeral Mass will start at 11am. Contributions in lieu of flowers are accepted at Fidelity Savings in Bristol PA. (Link to: obituary and news article)
Regional Honors for Two of Our Own!
Regional honors were bestowed on two long-time members of the United Soccer League. Region 1, comprised of 14 State Associations stretching from West Virginia into the Northeast, for the first time ever awarded all three of it's major awards to one State Association. Two of those winners were from the United League. Congratulations to:
Blair Thomson of the Phoenix Sport Club
Region One Coach of the Year
West Chester United - Rocco Amoroso Fair Play Award
Red Card Cancer!Good Afternoon Coaches-
As many of you are already aware, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has a partnership with Red Card Cancer.
is a national organization with a mission to raise awareness and funds
to fight all types of cancer. Our friend Paul Payne from Bloomsburg
is the founder of the organization, and I began working with him about
four years ago.
Last summer, in conjunction with the Gold Cup finals in Philadelphia,
our office launched a program called Ã??Ã?Â¢??Futbol Friday.Ã??Ã?Â¢?? The idea is
simple: donate money, wear your favorite soccer jersey, help fight
cancer. We partnered with 6ABC, Philadelphia Sports
Congress, Philadelphia Union and Modell Sporting Goods. Funds were
split between Red Card Cancer (Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins)
and Temple University Cancer Center. In a very short period of time, we
This year, we are declaring the first week of October Ã??Ã?Â¢??Red Card Cancer Week." From October 1st through 9th, we encourage you to hold Red Card Cancer days at one of your home games.
We ask that you along with your co-workers, staff, students and
supporters join us to help us raise awareness and funds to fight
cancer. In addition, our
Futbol Friday program will be October 7th.
Next Friday, we encourage everyone to wear their favorite soccer
jersey to work or school in return for a donation of $5 or more. This
appeal is going to colleges, high schools and all of our
clubs. Pledge sheets and flyers are available below and on our
website to assist you.
In addition, we have a text-to-give feature. Simply text the word Ã??Ã?Â¢??SOCCERÃ??Ã?Â¢?? to 52000 and you can donate $10 to Red Card Cancer.
To pledge a larger donation, text "SOCCER" [Amount] to 91011. The charge will be reflected on your bill and is supported by most major carriers.
IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m asking for your help as both colleagues and friends. IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m sure
everyone on this email has been touched by cancer through their family
or extended soccer family. Our personal stories could fill many pages.
I hope that you can help in a few simple ways.
First, by using social media, we can reach a wide audience to promote
the event. The buildup is part of the fun and will help drive people to
participate. WeÃ??Ã?Â¢??d like you to simply take a picture of yourself, staff
members, players, your boss, or whoever, showing
which favorite jersey you plan to wear on October 7
th, as well as plans you may have for an on-campus event.
Congratulations to our 2015-16 Winners!
Mens Major Champions - West Chester United (12-2-0)
Womens Major Champions - Ukrainian Nationals (13-2-1)
Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 1st Round
action for this year's competition kicks off early this year with two
United League teams in the mix. On Saturday, September 10, Vereinigung
Erzgebirge Majors host the Brick Lions FC (NJ) at 2:30 at the club, and
West Chester United Majors host Salone FC (Eastern PA)
with kickoff 7:30pm at the West Chester United turf field. Directions and map links to both fields can be found here on this website.
Can Your Team Compete?
Team Applications for the 2016-17 Season
Application Forms for the 2016-17 season are now available on the Admin/Downloads page of the website. All applications for the upcoming season will be due at the League Meeting on August 1, 2016.
Our league welcomes teams who are ready to prove themselves at the highest level in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. Our league over the years has had teams who have proven themselves at the highest levels - State, Regional and National Champions. These teams were tested weekly in league play before ever advancing in other competitions. Our league provides a balanced competition where no game is certain - Any team can beat any other when Sunday rolls around.Any new teams wishing to apply should also contact our 2nd Vice-President (Membership) prior to the meeting for application instructions.
Phoenix SC to Host o-30 National Final
Saturday/Sunday July 30/31, 2016
SAT 4:00pm Phoenix SC / Carpathia Kickers (MI)
SAT 6:00pm CD Motagua (LA) / Safira Soccer Academy (MA)
SUN 10:00am Third Place Match
SUN 12:00pm CHAMPIONSHIP
West Chester United to play home in 2nd Round of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
West Chester United will host USL Pro side Harrisburg City Islanders on Wednesday, May 18 in the 2nd Round of the 103rd Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Match will be at the West Chester United SC turf field, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA. To get here, West Chester beat NPSL side Fredericksburg FC 8-7 in penalty kicks, after a 1-1 tie after overtime. In that match, West Chester held a 1-0 advantage through the match, but conceded a late goal to force extra time.In
recent years, West Chester United has won 4 straight Eastern PA Open
Cup titles, and just won the 2015 Werner Fricker US Open Cup, hosted by
US Adult Soccer. More information about West Chester's journey can be
found in an article
West Chester United are US Open Cup Champions!!!
(Virginia Beach VA, 7/18/2015) Congratulations to West Chester United for winning the Werner Fricker Open Cup with a 2-1 victory over Region 2 champion RWB Adria Chicago. West Chester had punched their ticket to the final by defeating Chula Vista of California by the score of 4-1 on Friday. This is the 100th year of Open Cup competition and our league is proud of West Chester's achievement.
Eastern Pennsylvania 100th Anniversary Gala
The Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association celebrated it's 100th Anniversary on Saturday, March 21, with a gala at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA. The event was well attended by current and former members of our league.
A number of individuals with ties to the United Soccer League were inducted into the Eastern Pennsylvania SA Hall of Fame. They include Walter Bahr, Walt Chyzowich, Aldo D'Aversa, Gino Feraguti, Werner Fricker, Karl Regul and Roger Schott.