The league was founded in 1999 to serve the growing number of immigrant families who recently arrived in New York City. It now has now nearly 1,000 players, 65% of whom are Latino and 10% of whom are girls, who are concentrated in the youngest age groups.
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) President Richard Christiano attended the championship.
Soccer Kids NYC won the Under-10 Champions Cup, while Queens City FC took home the Under-12 Champions Cup.
United Sherba FC won the Under-14 Champions Cup.
Randy Vogt, director of public relations for the ENYYSA, said the team had such a good time that they stayed at the field until all the games were completed hours later.
Barboncitos FC were the Under-16 Champions Cup winners and RS International took home the Under-17 Champions Cup.
“It was a beautiful day of soccer,” said Metrokids President Cesar Juca.