South Bronx United Wins the Boys-Under-19 ENYPL Title
New York Youth Soccer News: This is the team’s first-ever league title
South Bronx United 99/00, who never won a league title, saved the best for last in their final year of youth soccer as they took the Boys-Under-19 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring.
The Scoop: South Bronx United 99/00 went undefeated with five wins and one tie, scoring 16 goals and giving up only 3.
Another championship might be coming as South Bronx United is currently at the top of the standings of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL).
“I’ve been with most of the team for several years now and their growth as players was the key factor in our success in the ENYPL this season,” explained coach George Nantwi. “As a coach, I pride myself on seeing improvement in my players because if they all improve individually so does the collective.”
The ENYPL is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is playing in its 18th year in 2018. Under the direction of ENYPL Chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from all over the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) formed the ENYPL for the 2018 Spring Season.
Coach Nantwi added, “The boys also had shown a lot of mental toughness as they never lose focus, nor panic when the game is not going their way. Eventually, they find a way to get the job done. We finished second at the City Showcase tournament last year and in the CJSL several years ago. Those setbacks also served as a catalyst and provided the hunger for the success they’re having this year.”
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: 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) reaches 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.