As Eastern Pennsylvania's Youth Soccer celebrates its 50th year, we'd like to announce our selections for the 50th Anniversary Teams. Twenty-five women and twenty-five men were selected to this honor. All players selected much have player for an Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer registered team from 1972-2022. Additional criteria to be named. to this team were US Soccer national team selections (full national team, Olympic team or youth national teams), professional careers, major awards and All-American honors, and college careers. Nominations were gathered from some of the most respected coaches in our state. Many excellent players were nominated for consideration and it was not an easy task.
We'd like to thank the following for their input on this list: Mike Barr, Randy Garber, Betty Ann Kempf, Erica Dambach, Jim Curtin, Terry Underkoffler, Dom Brady, Rick Tompkins, Rob Hurley, Dave MacWilliams, Mike Moyer, Greg Ramons, Matt De George, Jon Tannenwald, Chris Branscome, Gary Stephenson, Kelly Connor.
50th Anniversary Team - Player Honorees
In 2022, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer name its 50th Anniverary Soccer Team which featured the best and brightest players to play in the area. Congratulations to the following honorees.
Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa, EPYSA & Region 1 ODP
At 17, youngest player ever signed in MLS
USMNT 2000-08, 2006 World Cup
Lake Lehman HS, Luzerne County
MetroStars, LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers
USMNT 'U17 and U20 teams
11 year professional career: Montreal, Portland, Houston
USMNT U20 & U23
Puerto Rico National Team - 2021 World Cup Qualifiers
2x HS All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year
EPYSA & Region 1 ODP, University of Virginia
WUSA - Washington Freedom & Philadelphia Charge
USMNT U16, U17
Kelly Rowland Connor
Spirit United, EPYSA & Region 1 ODP
2x All-American and Hermann Award Finalist
7 professional seasons
USWNT U15, U16, U17, U20, U23
Kim Maslin Kammerdeiner
Lansdowne Misfits Soccer Club
1986 NCAA Champion, George Mason U.
USWNT 88-91, won first ever FIFA Women's World Cup
EPYSA & Region 1 ODP, George Mason U
3x All-American, USWNT 1997-2001