Newark Ukrainian Sitch

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Newark Ukrainian Sitch
Full name Ukrainian Sports Educational Association "Chornomorska Sitch" Newark
Nickname(s) The Ukrainians
Founded 1924

Newark Ukrainian Sitch also known as "Newark Ukrainians" (Ukrainian Sports Educational Association "Chornomorska Sitch" Newark, Ukrainian: УСВТ (Українське спортивно-виховне товариство) «Чорноморська січ» (Ньюарк), USVT (Ukrainske Sportyvno-Vykhovne Tovarystvo) "Chornomorska Sitch" (Newark)) is an American soccer club based in Newark, New Jersey that was a member of the American Soccer League. Currently, the club participates in the Garden State Soccer League's top amateur "Super Division" under the name, "Union Ukrainians SC".

History[edit]

The club has had a very storied history, considering it was formed by such the Ukrainian diaspora group. The club was founded on 21 December 1924.

The team debuted on August 19, 1956, and promptly entered the American soccer scene by competing in the "B" Division of the New Jersey State Soccer League for the 1956/57 season. The team continued to play in the NJJSL until it joined the German-American Soccer League, and later the American Soccer League. For the 1964/65 season, the team joined the "Super-League" Eastern Professional Soccer Conference, and after the EPSC folded at the end of its only season, the team returned to the ASL where it competed until the 1970/71 season when it joined the Schaefer League. After the Schaefer League disbanded in the late 70's the team joined the Garden State Soccer League where it has competed in various divisions and continues to do so today.

Throughout the club's early tenure, the "Newark Ukrainians" won several competitions, tournaments, & titles, the most notable being the Lewis Cup in 1962/63 & the Schaefer League in 1970/71.

During the same time, the team also played a number of friendly matches against visiting international clubs including "Legia", Warsaw, Poland, "Dirmersheim", Karlsrhue, Germany, "Skelmersdale United", West Lancashire, England, "TUS", Sennelager, Germany, and "Arminian", Bielefeld, Germany.

The Union Ukrainians most recent GSSL success came in the 2008/2009 season where it captured both the GSSL Semi-Pro Elite North League Title, and the GSSL League Cup.

ASL Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
1962/63 N/A ASL 5th No playoff ?
1963/64 N/A ASL 3rd No playoff ?
1964/65 N/A EPSC 6th, North No playoff ?
1965/66 N/A ASL 2nd No playoff Quarterfinals
1966/67 2 ASL 1st, North Finals Did not enter
1967/68 2 ASL 7th, First Did not qualify Did not enter
1968 2 ASL 7th No playoff Did not enter
1969 2 ASL 4th, South Did not qualify Did not enter
1970 2 ASL 5th No playoff Did not enter

Honours[edit]

1965-66, 1966–67[1]
  • New Jersey Soccer League Champion: 3
1955-56, 1956–57, 1962–63

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