Maccabi Los Angeles

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Maccabi Los Angeles Soccer Club
Maccabi Los Angeles' emblem
Full name Maccabi (Maccabee) Los Angeles Soccer Club
מכבי לוס אנג'לס
Nickname(s) Maccabees
Founded 1971 (competitive)
Dissolved 1982
Stadium Jackie Robinson Field
Ground Capacity 10,820
League GLASL

Maccabi Los Angeles Soccer Club (Hebrew: מכבי לוס אנג'לס‎‎, MAH-KAH-Bee) was an American soccer club based in Los Angeles, California. The team competed professionally in the GLASL, the CONCACAF Champions Cup (CONCACAF Champions League), including appearing in the National Challenge Cup (US Open Cup) final seven times in their eleven-year history most notably becoming only one of two teams along with Bethlehem Steel to win the competition five times.[1]

History[edit]

Maccabi Los Angeles Soccer Club 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.[2] 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 GLASL, California State Cup and the U.S. Open Cup.They participated in the CONCACAF Champions Cup (CONCACAF Champions League) in 1978 but did not advance.[3]

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. Maccabi ceased operations after the 1982 season but Maccabee Athletic Club is still in existence to this day.

Honors[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
2 Germany DF Eric Braeden
3 Israel DF Eli Marmur
8 Israel MF Yarone Schmitman

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
2 Israel DF Eli Marmur
10 Mexico MF 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 Eli Marmur
3 United States DF Leo Kulinczenko
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
8 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
10 Mexico MF Manuel Mena
11 England FW Guy Newman
9 Romania FW Meir Segal

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
2 Israel DF Eli Marmur
3 United States DF Leo Kulinczenko
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
5 Israel DF Joseph Mizrahi
6 Israel MF Abraham Cohen
7 El Salvador FW Toni Moran
8 Argentina MF Ramon Sandounh
9 Romania FW Meir Segal
10 Spain MF Carlos Roveri
11 Israel FW Izhar Mozik
12 Israel FW Benny Binshtock
13 United States DF Peter Gonzales

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
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
9 United States FW Ole Mikkelsen
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
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse
9 Trinidad and Tobago FW Tony Douglas
10 Netherlands MF Dan Ben Dror

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
9 FW Tony Douglas
4 Belize DF Russell Hulse

National Challenge Cup Results[edit]

  • 1973 Maccabi Los Angeles 5 vs Cleveland Inter Italian 3
  • 1975 Maccabi Los Angeles 1 vs New York Inter Giuliana 0
  • 1977 Maccabi Los Angeles 5 vs Philadelphia German-Hungarians 1
  • 1978 Maccabi Los Angeles 2 vs Bridgeport Vasco da Gama 0 (OT)
  • 1980 New York Pancyprian-Freedoms 3 vs Maccabi Los Angeles 2
  • 1981 Maccabi Los Angeles 5 vs Brooklyn Dodgers 1
  • 1982 New York Pancyprian-Freedoms 4 vs Maccabi Los Angeles 3 (OT)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "The 1971–81 Maccabee Los Angeles Soccer Team". SoCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. 1998. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]