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Remembering the soccer people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2011

Sunday will be the tenth anniversary the World Trade Center tragedy.

At least 38 then current and former players and coaches and parents of players from the New York metro area perished on that morning.
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Each MLS home team will also host specific events and activities related to the 9/11 remembrances:

LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids (11 pm ET, Friday): The Galaxy will donate a portion of ticket sales to the FDNY Widows and Orphans Foundation and honor local members of the LA County Fire Department, the LA City Fire Department and the LA Sheriff’s Department.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake (4 pm ET, Saturday): The Sounders will hand out 35,000 miniature US flags which will be raised from the 9th to 11th minute.

New York Red Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (7:30 pm ET, Saturday): The Red Bulls will have a large American flag be presented by center circle participants, first responders and their families. The five branches of the military will be represented by Star Flags to be held by members of the South Ward, RBNY fans and front office staff, league employees, and troops; the color guard will be on hand for the ceremonies. Players from both teams will be escorted to the pitch by youths of Tuesday’s Children, an organization that provides support to the families affected by 9/11 and global terrorism. First Lieutenant Eddy Valverde, a 2004 Purple Heart Recipient for wounds received as a result of enemy fire while serving in Iraq, will deliver the night’s game ball. Between the 9th and 11th minutes of the match, fans will be asked to raise their flags to honor the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Members of the Red Bulls Academy will be scattered on the concourse during pregame and halftime to raise donations for the 9/11 Memorial Fund. An additional raffle will take place in Section 127 as part of “A Jersey Off Our Backs.”

Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers (7:30 pm ET, Saturday): The Union’s Sons of Ben supporters club will raise their scarves during the 9th and 11th minute of the match and a water tribute will be staged by fireboats in the river outside PPL Park.

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas (7:30 pm ET, Saturday): The Revs have distributed more than 3,500 tickets to Armed Services from throughout New England. The US Army and US Marines will have a significant presence in pregame activities, including enlistment ceremonies at halftime. The club will also distribute 5,000 miniature American flags and auction off game-worn jerseys and armbands in benefit of the 9/11 Memorial Fund.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire (10:30 pm ET, Saturday): San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch will auction off gear for the Navy SEAL Foundation and the club will also air a 9/11 tribute video featuring Earthquakes players and Santa Clara Fire Department.

Chivas USA vs. D.C. United (10:30 pm ET, Saturday): The Goats will grant freed admission to the match against DC to all military personnel, firefighters, police, EMTs, paramedics and their families with valid ID. There will also be on-field and video board tributes to remember the heroes of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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good posts.

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I'm kidding. I watched the USA vs Ireland game at the Rugby World Cup this morning & it was really moving. All the US players & spectators had tears in there eyes when the national anthem played, it was hard NOT to be moved.

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we need to do something about moral relativism because it's really damaging the air condition. there's alot of harassing going on out there, specially during the night, and they use moral relativism to justify it.
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This is a list of the 38 players that were remembered by the 911 New York Soccer Foundation in 2001.

We realize that this is probably a partial list of the members of the soccer community who died 11 years ago.

If you know of any other people who should be added to the list, please send the information to [email protected].


Joseph Angelini, coach, Lindenhurst

Scott Bart, son of Danny Bart, past president of the Valley Stream S.C. and Long Island Junior Soccer League supervisor

Jim Cove, coach, Rockville Centre,

Vincent D’Amadeo, coach, Bellport

Firemen Andrew Desperito, coach of the Bellport Tigers, (Boys U-11)

Andrew Friedman, Syosset SC

Bill Gardner, coach, Lynbrook

Edward Geraghty, coach, Rockville Centre,

Jim Geyes, coach of the Rockville Centre Lightning (Girls U-14)

Thomas Hobbs, coach, Baldwin Scorpions (Boys U-11)

Rudy Mastrocinque, coach of the Kings Park Celtic (Boys U-12), past president of the club

Gerald Olcott, coach of the Albertson Lightning Bolts (Boys U-19)

Adam Ruhalter, coach Plainview (Boys U-10)

Howard Selwyn, coach of the Hewlett/Lawrence Blue Blast (Boys U-10)

Lonnie Stone, coach, Bellmore PAL

Steve Tighe, coach of the Rockville Centre Revolution (Boys U-12)

Danny Trant, former coach of the Northport/Cow Harbor Bandits (Girls U-19)

Kevin Murphy, coach, Northport Youth Center

Paul Zols, coach, Oceanside United Soccer Club

Players, parents, players

Ezra Aviles, Commack

Mike Curtin

Robert Deangelis

Erwin Ecker, Farmingdale

Gary Herold, Farmingdale

Billy Johnston, FDNY, played originally for the North Babylon Patriots

Mrs. James Kenworthy, wife of the coach of Downtown United S.C. (Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League), Farrell Lynch

Joseph Maloney, Sachem

Brian McDonnell

Peter Nelson, South Huntington

Patrick O’Shea, Farmingdale

John Paolillo, North Shore

Christopher Quackenbush, Manhasset

Paul Sarle, North Babylon

Tommy Schubert, N.Y. Hota/Bavarians

Chris Sullivan, Farmingdale

Tim Suozzo, Hauppauge

John Tipping II — Smithtown

Sergio Villanueva, firefighter, player, College Point Flames (Long Island Soccer Football League)
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