LISFL DEBUT: FA Euro to compete in the Premier Division
Sep 2, 2019 Front Row Soccer Michael Lewis
FA Euro will field a team in the Long Island Soccer Football League this season.
After the success of the club’s Under-23 United Soccer League Two reserve team program, the club will feature a men’s team in the LISFL’s Premier Division.
The U-23s, directed by coach Glendon Cateau, finished their season as quarterfinalists in the LISFL’s Ryder-Vass Cup this past summer and saw
several players such as Nermin Buljubasic, Sory Konate, Vincent Balsamo, Alan Ponieman and Henry Hysenagolli promoted to the club’s USL League Two team.
“We want to promote playing continuity for the players who do not compete collegiately.” executive director Marco Balsamo said. “The men’s team program will compliment the USL League Two program, and keep our players fit and sharp during the whole year while playing competitively at a high level year-long.”
The FA Euro team will feature in both fall-spring league play, league cup and Eastern New York State Soccer Association Cup. The team will be guided by USL League Two head coach Joe Balsamo and Angelo Orlando with a staff that includes Glendon Cateau, Joseph Cayenne and Dževad Buljubasic.
Michael Lewis: Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered eight World Cups, seven Olympics and all 21 MLS Cups. He writes about New York City FC, New York Cosmos and the U.S. national team for Newsday and pens a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has two more in the works, including one about the Rochester Lancers.