"I am proud of the growth of soccer in Encinitas over the past decade and now feel that the time is right to pass the baton on to the next generation of coaches. Youth soccer is now big business in San Diego County and it is my sincere wish that the person who takes over will be able to build on what we have created here and make the club the best in the area."
-- Former NASL and MISL star Juli Veee, who is retiring after 15 years as director of coaching at the Encinitas Express. The Hungarian-born Veee, one of the first U.S. internationals to play in Europe, is also an accomplished artist whose works have appeared at many shows in California, Arizona and New Mexico. (Daily San Diego Soccer News)