Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
6. HONORS: Francisco Marcos presented U.S. Soccer Werner Fricker Builder Award
February 26th, 2007 1:58PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


USL founder and president Francisco Marcos was awarded the U.S. Soccer Werner Fricker Builder Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has worked tirelessly in furthering the interest of the sport of soccer.

The award is designed to honor those who have created or fostered programs that will outlast their own active involvement in the sport and that establish a lasting legacy in the history and structure of soccer in the United States.

Marcos played administrative roles with NASL clubs Philadelphia Atoms, Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Dallas Tornado and the Calgary Boomers. Just over a year after the collapse of the NASL, Marcos planted the seeds for what has become his biggest contribution to the sport in the USA -- the United Soccer Leagues.

Founded as a modest five-team indoor league in Texas and Oklahoma, the Southwest Indoor Soccer League eventually moved outdoors and grew into the USL, which includes 120 senior professional and amateur league teams and over 800 youth teams.

Werner Fricker served as U.S. Soccer president in 1984-1990, a tenure that included landing the 1994 World Cup and the USA's first qualification for the World Cup (1990) in 40 years.

WERNER FRICKER AWARD
Year Recipient
2002 Werner Fricker Sr.
2003 Sunil Gulati
2005 Gerhard Mengel
2006 Sal Rapaglia
2007 Francisco Marcos


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"My message since I took over this role, since five years ago, to all of them ...
This week in men's college soccer    
The WAC reintroduced men's soccer in 2013 and quickly has become one of the hottest men's ...
U.S. Abroad: Top U.S. youth star signs with Schalke 04    
FC Dallas, regarded as having MLS's best youth development program, lost out on Weston McKennie, the ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo    
"Seventeen f****** years, and it's over!" -- Hope Solo, with her reaction to her husband, former ...
Video Pick: Sportsmanship from Barca boys    
After Barcelona U-13s' 1-0 win over Omiya at the World Challenge Cup in Tokyo left the ...
MLS Injury Report: Zardes out for regular season    
The LA Galaxy confirmed that U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the remainder of ...
Klinsmann: 'We have a lot of attacking options'    
Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes, the USA's top two contributors in 2016 with seven goals and ...
USL Rewind: Kickers, FC Cincinnati claim playoff spots    
Two more Eastern Conference teams nailed down postseason berths last weekend. A 1-0 defeat of Orlando ...
MLS Power Rankings: Eastern leaders swap spots    
The FIFA break follows a crazy-busy week in MLS, with 16 league matches - including several ...
MLS: Quakes fire GM John Doyle, San Jose original    
John Doyle, San Jose Earthquakes general manager since the club returned to MLS in 2008, has ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives