Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Justin Mapp - Montreal Impact

Justin Mapp
DC United - 2002
Chicago Fire - 2003-2010
Philadelphia Union - 2010-2011
Montreal Impact - 2011-

United States National Team - 2005-2007

Mailed out this photo I took of Justin Mapp in Montreal (Aug 17)  and just received it back today. Not the best photo, but one of the better photos I was able to take that night. Mapp kindly signed it and returned it through the post.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Gene Chyzowych - Congratulations

The Star Ledger Thursday September 5, 2013, written by Jason Bernstein and photo credit Steve Hockenstein, published a nice article on Coach Gene Chyzowych of Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ who is retiring at the end of the season after his 50th season of coaching. Chyzowych has brought 4 NJ State Championships and 13 Essex County Championships and 757 wins for the Columbia Cougars entering the season...

Chyzowych has coached the US National Team in 1973 earning a 3-2-0 record. Along with his brother Walter (US National Team coach 1976-1980) are credited as pioneers of soccer's grassroots programs in the US...

Chzowych also coached the New York Apollo of the American Soccer League, as well as the Ukrainian nationals in Philadelphia...

The movie Gracie (2007), is based on the story of Elisabeth Shue's days of playing for on a boys soccer team under the guidance of Coach Chyzowych at Columbia High School....


Essex News Daily

Gracie  NY Times 2007

Coach Chzowych passed on May 10, 2014, after a lengthy illness. His mark on soccer in New Jersey will last forever...

Monday, September 2, 2013

2013 Topps Major League Soccer - update

Some recent additions to  my collection:

Michael Farfan
Philadelphia Union 2011-

MA-JD 40/50
Jay DeMerit
Watford FC - England Champions League -  2004-2010
Vancouver Whitecaps - 2011-

Us National Team - 2007-2011

MA-VB 18/50
Victor Bernardez
CD Motagua - Honduras Liga Nacional 2004-2008
R.S.C. Anderlecht - Belgian Pro League 2009-2011
Lierse S. K. - Belgian Pro League 2011
Indios de Ciudad Juarez - Mexico Liga de Ascenso 2011
SanJose Earthquakes 2012 -