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
Groff earns Werner Fricker Builder Award
January 11th, 2014 6:17PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  usasa

MOST COMMENTED

[AWARDS] USASA President Richard Groff has been named the 2014 recipient of U.S. Soccer's Werner Fricker Builder Award.

The Werner Fricker Award, named after the late U.S. Soccer president who brought the 1994 World Cup to the United States, is bestowed on an individual who has worked tirelessly in furthering the interest of the sport of soccer without regard to personal recognition or advancement.

"Richard has worked tirelessly for well over 20 years to advance the sport of soccer at every level in the United States," said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. "His vision, leadership and commitment have contributed significantly to the progress made in popularizing the game from youth to professional levels. This is a well-deserved award for such dedicated service to the game of soccer."

Groff began his involvement in soccer with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association in the mid-1980s and was named U.S. Soccer treasurer in 1990. He was heavily involved in the promotion of the U.S. national team in the days leading up to the 1994 World Cup. He was instrumental in organizing the 1994 Women's Chiquita Cup and was the Commissioner of the American Professional Soccer League.

As the USASA president since 2010, Groff has helped modernize the USASA and increase the association's role as a leader forwarding the growth and structure of the game in the country.

"I am incredibly honored and humbled to join the previous outstanding recipients of the Werner Fricker Award," said Groff. "Werner was my first soccer hero, mentor, and most importantly a friend."

Werner Fricker Award
YEAR RECIPIENT
2002 Werner Fricker Sr.
2003 Sunil Gulati
2005 Gerhard Mengel
2006 Sal Rapaglia
2007 Francisco Marcos
2008 Bob Gansler
2009 Alan Rothenberg
2010 Bob Contiguglia
2011 Kevin Payne
2012 Hank Steinbrecher
2014 Richard Groff


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: Prince Ali    
"Never has the need to combat racism and racial discrimination been more evident than it is ...
Video Pick: Hat trick by Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored his second Bundesliga hat trick since joining Bayer Leverkusen in ...
Obituary: Indiana youth soccer leader Larry Harmon    
Larry Harmon, who was involved in youth soccer for more than 20 years at the Indiana ...
CCL: Red Bulls can clinch on Tuesday    
The Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League resumes with Day 5 of the group stage. The New York ...
Cincinnati gets MLS commissioner Garber's attention    
A year ago, it would have been unimaginable, a visit to Cincinnati by MLS commissioner Don ...
What They're Saying: Zinedine Zidane    
"Everything is normal. It is not just Cristiano -- all players can be angry when they ...
NASL Rewind: Indy Eleven makes a statement    
Spring champ Indy Eleven beat 2015 NASL champion New York Cosmos, 3-0, stretching Indy's 2016 home ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls' win takes them to the top    
First place in the Power Rankings changed when when the Red Bulls extended their unbeaten streak ...
USL Rewind: Blues, Lions capture final playoff spots    
The USL playoff chase went down to the final day of the season and not until ...
Video Pick: Bedoya hits a beauty    
A delightful chip from the edge of the penalty area from Philadelphia's Alejandro Bedoya over Toronto ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives