New York Hakoah

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New York Hakoah
The title surrounds a star of David.
Full name Sport Club Hakoah New York
Founded 1928
Ground University Stadium
Ground Capacity 250
President Abbie Wolanow
Manager Dov Glickman
League North Jersey Soccer League
2011/12 4th
Website Club home page

New York Hakoah is a United States soccer club based in New York City.

New York Hakoah I[edit]

Originally formed by former players from Hakoah Vienna, including Béla Guttmann and Rudolph Nickolsburger, they initially played in the Eastern Soccer League in the fall of 1928. In 1929 they won the 1929 National Challenge Cup. In 1930 they merged with Brooklyn Hakoah of the American Soccer League to become the Hakoah All-Stars.

New York Hakoah II[edit]

The name was revived just prior to the 1956-57 season when a revived Brooklyn Hakoah merged with New York Americans to become the New York Hakoah-Americans. They then became New York Hakoah for the 1962-63 season. They were American Soccer League champions three times in a row between 1957 and 1959.

Kurt Lamm was coach of the team for 14 years, during which it won three successive American Soccer League Championships, from 1955 to 1958.[1] He was named ASL’s Manager of the Year for the 1957–58 and 1962–63 seasons.[2]

Hakoah Bergen County[edit]

Sport Club Hakoah Bergen County was established in 2009.[3] Ron Glickman decided to try and rebuild the Hakoah club in the New York suburb of Teaneck, New Jersey.[3][4] Scouting for players was done via local college rosters and direct contact with college coaches.[5] At the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, the club came to an agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University to use University Stadium as the team's home pitch.[4] Sponsorship agreements were also announced with a shirt sponsorship deal from El Al Israel Airlines in addition All Ways Travel and Data Life.[6] Hakoah Bergen County joined the North Jersey Soccer League Premier West Division for the 2011/12 season where they finished in fourth place.[7]

In August 2012, the club announced that they would re-brand and continue the legacy of New York Hakoah.[8]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of 29 December 2011.[9]

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

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Alex Nazarov
2 United States DF Josh Pransky
3 United States DF Ron Glickman
4 Liberia MF Saah Hali
5 France DF Mathieu Gouverneur
7 United States FW Dov Glickman
8 Sudan DF Malik Malik
9 Israel FW Michael Asayag
10 Israel MF Harel Nahar (captain)
11 Norway MF Sjur Gundersen
13 United States DF Mike Cabal
No. Position Player
14 Israel DF Ofir Singal
15 Israel FW Omry Lifschitz
16 Russia DF German Dubovis
17 Ghana MF Saeed Sulemana-Baba
18 United States GK Jared Hoch
19 United States MF Casey Mitton
21 United States MF Jonah Silk
22 United States MF Phil Robinson[disambiguation needed] (vice-captain)
23 Israel DF Eyal Yechezkell
24 Israel DF Niv Nahar
25 Israel FW Aviv Volnerman

Selected Former Players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Notes
1928-29 N/A ESL 2nd No playoff Champion
1929 N/A ESL 2nd No playoff N/A
1956/57 N/A ASL 1st Champion (no playoff) Finals
1957/58 N/A ASL 1st Champion (no playoff) ?
1958/59 N/A ASL 1st Champion (no playoff) Quarterfinals
1959/60 N/A ASL 3rd No playoff ?
1960/61 N/A ASL 3rd No playoff ?
1961/62 N/A ASL 5th No playoff ?
1962/63 N/A ASL 6th No playoff ?
1963/64 N/A ASL 5th No playoff ?
2011/12 US West NJSL 4th No playoff Did not enter as Hakoah Bergen County

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Holroyd. "The Year in American Soccer – 1963". sover.net. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1962". sover.net. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Ensslin, John (27 December 2011). "Soccer team honors all -Jewish squad shut down by Nazis". The Record (NorthJersey.com). Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Soclof, Adam (29 November 2011). "Hakoah soccer makes a comeback—in New Jersey". JTA. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Elitzur, Itai (2 December 2011). "סיפורה של הכח ברגן" [The Story of Hakoah Bergen]. Yediot America (in Hebrew) (Ynet.co.il). Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Zusman, Charlie (2 December 2011). "Local Soccer Team Revives Historic Viennese Sport Club". Jewish Standard. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "North Jersey Soccer Table". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  8. ^ "Return To Roots: Club Re-Brands As Hakoah New York". BergenHakoah.com. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Squad profiles". Hakoah Bergen. Retrieved 21 August 2012.