April 5, 2013
U.S. Soccer celebrates 100th anniversary with a special ceremony at NYC City Hall
NEW YORK -- U.S. Soccer officially celebrated its 100th birthday at City Hall on Friday, only several hundred yards from where the organization's charter was signed at the Astor House on April 5, 1913.
|NYC deputy mayor Howard Wolfson presents U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati with a special proclamation.
Photo by Michael Lewis
New York City deputy mayor Howard Wolfson (left) presents U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati a city proclamation to commemorate the anniversary.
The Astor House, a house, was located on lower Broadway, not very far from City Hall.
Also attending the event were:
Top row (left to right) -- Alexi Lalas, Cobi Jones, Carli Lloyd and U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Front row (left to right): April Heinrichs, Walter Bahr, Tab Ramos and Michelle Akers and
Sal Rapaglia, the president of the Eastern New YOrk State Amateur Soccer Association, and Stephen Flamhaft, long-time local soccer official and soccer enthusiast, also attended the ceremony.