So how good is Massapequa Arsenal of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL)? They are so good that the only goal they gave up in the Boys-Under-19 McGuire Cup national championship game, from Steven May of St. Louis’ Scott Gallagher, was so spectacular that it was impossible for Massapequa keeper Dan Vitiello to make a save and the shot became the US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) Goal of the Year.
The award was presented last week at the U.S. Youth Soccer Workshop during the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore. Massapequa Arsenal sent their congratulations to the goal scorer. May’s goal knotted the national championship game at 1-1 early in the second half after Massapequa’s Michael Farese scored in the third minute on a tap-in.
“Steven May’s goal was an unbelievable strike and came at the perfect time for them. It is one of the best goals I have ever seen,” commented Massapequa Arsenal coach Tobias Bischof. “I’m proud of my players that they stayed focused and kept following the game plan after conceding what is now the Goal of the Year. Congrats to Steven on his remarkable effort and deserved award.” [Read more…]