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The Best Of The Best

Cosmos honor the Island’s

soccer sensations

The New York Cosmos recognized 15 of the Plainview-based Long Island Junior Soccer League teams in a pre-game ceremony on the field prior to their game against the San Antonio Scorpions at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University on Saturday, August 24.

Dubbed “LIJSL Champions Night,” the event honored local LIJSL teams that won Premier League and State Cup championships this year. Two teams that advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer national championships in Overland Park, Kansas this summer were also recognized -- the Dix Hills Elite, national finalists in the Boys Under-15 division, and the Smithtown Arsenal, Boys U-16 national champions.

The other teams honored were

Boys U-12 Bayport Tsunami – State Cup Champions, Premier League Champions

Boys U-17 Massapequa Arsenal – State Cup Champions

Boys U-18 Lake Grove United – State Cup Champions

Boys U-19 Massapequa Rough Riders – State Cup Champions

Girls U-12 NHP Firecats – State Cup Champions

Girls U-14 Brentwood Freedom – State Cup Champions

Girls U-15 Brentwood Pride – State Cup Champions

Girls U-16 Farmingdale United – State Cup Champions

Girls U-18 Albertson Silver Premier 94 Fury – State Cup Champions

Girls U-12 Smithtown Crimson Tide – Premier League Champions

Girls U-13 South Merrick Lady Cyclones – Premier League Champions

Girls U-14 Farmingdale Shamrocks – Premier League Champions

Girls U-17 Bayport Lady Hurricanes – Premier League Champions