JOINING THE CLUB: Mondelo inducted into ENYSSA Hall of Fame

QUEENS, N.Y. — Talk about working your way up and paying your dues.

Alfonso Mondelo, the Major League Soccer technical director, started his soccer career in the states with the N.Y. Hota Bavarians and worked his way up.

He also played amateur soccer and wound up making an impact in youth soccer before guiding the Long Island Rough Riders to a national championship and the MetroStars (now the Red Bulls) and Tampa Bay Mutiny in MLS.

For his seemingly endless list of accomplishments, Mondelo was inducted into the Eastern New York State Soccer Association Hall of Fame at Verdi’s on Sunday, Dec. 1.

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