Joe Goldberg LISFL Dinner

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Joe Goldberg

On Thursday April 14th, the LISFL President Bruce Friedman hosted a dinner honoring Joe Goldberg, long time servant of the LISFL. Joe recently announced that he and his wife Miriam would be spending their next years of retirement in the more peaceful surrounds of central Connecticut. Most of the LISFL Executive Board were in attendance for the occasion at the Mio Posto restaurant in Oceanside, New York. While many of the tributes to Joe made reference to his outspoken nature and feisty temperament, all agreed and praised his lifetime devotion and promotion of soccer in the USA. Joe has been involved in soccer on Long Island since the 1950’s, as a player, as a referee, as a coach and as an administrator. Joe founded the Oceanside United Soccer Club, and is a Life Member of both the LISFL and the ENYSSA. He is also a member of the Eastern NY Soccer Hall of Fame. While the members of the LISFL will miss Joe, his guidance and sensibility, it’s a fairly good bet that players on some soccer field in Connecticut will soon receive the benefit of his years of experience. They would do well to heed his advice on the first time of asking! Good Luck, Joe.


Syd Crossley