Maccabi Los Angeles

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Maccabi Los Angeles
Maccabi Los Angeles' emblem
Full name Maccabi (Maccabee) Los Angeles Soccer Club
מכבי לוס אנג'לס
Nickname(s) Maccabees
Founded 1971 (competitive)
Dissolved 1982
Ground Jackie Robinson Field
Ground Capacity 1,820
League National Soccer League of Los Angeles

Maccabi Los Angeles (Hebrew: מכבי לוס אנג'לס‎, MAH-KAH-Bee), also known as Maccabee Los Angeles, were a semi-professional soccer club based out of the Maccabee Athletic Club in Los Angeles, California, the team played at Jackie Robinson Stadium located in the West Los Angeles area. The team competed in the National Soccer League of Los Angeles and other national soccer competitions, including the National Challenge Cup (US Open Cup), most notably becoming only one of two teams (alongside Bethlehem Steel FC) to win the competition five times.

History[edit]

Maccabi Los Angeles was formed by a group of Israeli expatriates to serve as a recreational Sunday soccer team, the primary activity of the Maccabee Athletic Club in Los Angeles, California.[1] The team began playing competitively in 1971, with the addition of former Israeli national team players who had recently immigrated to the Los Angeles area. They were Triple Crown winners twice in 1977 and 1978 winning the National Soccer League Title, California State Cup and the National Challenge Cup. Maccabi played Bridgeport Vasco da Gama from Connecticut in the 1978 National Challenge Cup Final at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in front of a crowd of over 30,000 people. The game was part of a double header with the New York Cosmos and the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League, which featured Cosmo's players Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Tampa's Rodney Marsh.[2] The team ceased operations after the 1982 season.

Honours[edit]

  • Winner (5): 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981
  • Runner Up (2): 1980, 1982
  • Triple Crown (National Soccer League of Los Angeles, California State Cup, National Challenge Cup)
  • Winner (2): 1977, 1978
  • Winner (8): 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982
  • Runner Up (?): Unknown
  • Qualified* (5): 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982
  • (*Qualified into the competition but withdrew[citation needed])

Managerial history[edit]

Notable players[edit]

National Challenge Cup results[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

National Challenge Cup 1973[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
10 Israel MF Yarone Schmitman
3 Israel DF Benny Binshtock
9 Israel FW Meir Segal
6 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
No. Position Player
7 Israel MF Fesscha Emmanuel
8 Spain MF Carlos Roveri
2 Israel DF Eli Marmur
11 Argentina FW Miguel Angel Cuevas

National Challenge Cup 1975[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
3 Israel DF Benny Binshtock
7 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
9 Israel FW Meir Segal
6 Spain MF Carlos Roveri
5 Israel MF Ezra Ozeri
No. Position Player
10 Israel MF Yarone Schnitman
8 Israel MF Fesscha Emmanuel
2 Israel DF Moshe Hoftman
4 Israel DF Eli Marmur
11 Mexico FW Chon Miranda

National Challenge Cup 1977[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
2 Israel DF Elii Marmur
3 United States DF Leo Kulinczenko
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
11 Israel FW Meir Segal
10 Mexico MF Manuel Mena
17 England FW Guy Newman
8 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
No. Position Player
12 Israel DF Joseph Mizrahi
15 United States FW David Samorli
10 Argentina MF Oscar Pizzaro
7 Spain MF Carlos Roveri
12 Israel MF Benny Binshtock
6 Argentina MF Ramon Sandounh

National Challenge Cup 1978[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
3 United States DF Leo Kulinczenko
2 Israel DF Eli Marmur
14 United States MF Peter Gonzales
5 Israel DF Joseph Mizrahi
8 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
No. Position Player
11 Israel FW Meir Segal
7 Spain MF Carlos Roveri
9 Israel FW Izhar Mozik
12 Israel MF Benny Binshtock
6 Argentina MF Ramon Sandounh
15 United States FW Toni Moran

National Challenge Cup 1980[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
17 United States GK Larry Draluck
2 United States DF Michael Callan
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
5 Israel DF Joseph Mizrahi
12 Brazil MF Alejo Escos
14 Mexico MF Miguel Brigida
No. Position Player
6 Israel MF Yarone Schnitman
7 Israel MF Jehuda Gagir
8 Israel MF Remon Douek
9 United States FW Ole Mikkelsen
10 Israel FW Meir Segal
11 Trinidad and Tobago FW Tony Douglas

National Challenge Cup 1981[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
17 United States GK Larry Draluck
2 United States DF Michael Callan
3 United States DF Charles Fisher
5 Israel DF Derrick Mossiah
6 United States MF Jacob Drach
7 Israel MF Jehuda Gagir
8 Belize MF Russell Hulse
4 Netherlands MF Dan Ben Dror
No. Position Player
9 Brazil MF Alejo Escos
10 Israel MF Shy Matatiahu
11 Israel FW Remon Douek
12 United States FW Danny Efargan
13 Trinidad and Tobago FW Tony Douglas
14 Israel FW Eyal Afgin
15 Israel FW Fitzroy Samoth
16 Russia FW Igor Beyder

National Challenge Cup 1982[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Eduardo Chantre
17 United States GK Larry Draluck
2 United States DF Michael Callan
3 United States DF Charles Fisher
5 Israel DF Derrick Mossiah
6 United States MF Jacob Drach
7 Israel MF Jehuda Gargir
8 Belize MF Russell Hulse
9 Brazil MF Alejo Escos
No. Position Player
10 Israel MF Shy Matatiahu
11 Israel FW Remon Douek
13 Trinidad and Tobago FW Tony Douglas
16 Soviet Union FW Igor Beyder

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 1971–81 Maccabee Los Angeles Soccer Team". SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. 1998. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "The "High Five" US Open Cup winners". TheCup.us. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "US Open Cup Past Champions". PointMe.To. Retrieved 9 August 2012. [better source needed]