Rocco Amoroso Award for Fair Play

ROCCO AMOROSO AWARD FOR FAIR PLAY ( Rocco Amoroso was an advocate for decades for the cause of sportsmanship in soccer in the United States. He developed the Sportsmanship Program of the Long Island Junior Soccer League in 1980, the first program of its kind not only in soccer but youth sports. Concerned with the... Continue Reading →


Werner Fricker: A Biography

BIOGRAPHY OF WERNER FRICKER (1936 - 2001) Born in Karlsdorf, Banat, Yugoslavia (today Serbia) in 1936, Werner Fricker spent his teenage years playing soccer in Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1952 settling near Philadelphia. It was in 1954 that he would first step on a soccer field with the United German Hungarians.... Continue Reading →

Gerhard Mengel: A Biography

BIOGRAPHY OF GERHARD MENGEL Gerhard Mengel was born in Marburg, Germany where he played soccer through his youth until 1952 when he moved to Switzerland to play for the F.C. Kreutzlingen. In 1954, he moved up to F.C. Luzern and remained with the team until 1958 when he immigrated to the United States. After immigrating... Continue Reading →

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