Success Academy Charter Schools, which has won praise for its students' academic achievements, has quietly launched a soccer program after recruiting a coach from one of Manhattan's most successful youth teams.
Photo courtesy Success Academy Boris Bozic and his students
The timing is delicious: With New York City FC making its Major League Soccer debut on March 15 at Yankee Stadium — and, in the process, becoming the latest professional team in the Tri-State region (joining the Red Bulls and their newly established USL Pro squad, Red Bulls II, as well as the New York Cosmos) — fútbol is having its latest moment in New York. Success Academy is hoping for the same high level of success on the soccer field as it gets in the classroom.
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