2017 5th Annual NYC Soccer Gala


QUEENS, N.Y. - A capacity crowd of soccer supporters attended the fifth annual NYC Soccer Gala on March 6th at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. Longtime soccer broadcaster Shep Messing emceed the event, which was co-hosted by St. John's, Columbia, Fordham, LIU Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn.

A platform for those from all levels of the sport to come together and celebrate the rich history of New York City soccer, the Gala annually honors the contributions of some of the biggest names in the sport and also recognizes honorees from each of the host schools.

Martin Jacobson, Martin Luther King High School, Emil Cohill, Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer Leagu were recognized at the event. Charles Balsamo (Columbia), Kevin Daly (St. John's), Mario Fava (St. Francis Brooklyn), Mickey Kydes (LIU Brooklyn), and Chris Donovan (Fordham) were the University honorees.


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