The National Soccer Hall of Fame

Snizek brickGus' brickIf you have a chance to visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, make sure to see the memorial on the exterior of the building. Many important members of the New York metro area soccer community, like our own George Snizek are recognized and remembered in the ‘bricks.’

The Hall of Fame in Oneonta is the only facility of its kind in the world that formally recognizes soccer referees amongst the players and builders of the game. NISOA referees and administrators who achieve Hall of Fame status are recognized in a section of the Hall dedicated to college soccer officiating.

Arnold Klein Receives Region 2 Referee of the Year Award

Group PhotoNY Metro ISOA Member, Arnold Klein was named the 2007 NISOA Region 2 Referee of the Year. He received the prestigious award on August 3, 2007 at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York. Shown here with Bob Fischer (NY Metro ISOA past president), Whitney Stark (NISOA National Referee and Rockland/Westchester ISOA president), and John Puglisi (NY Metro ISOA president), Arnold’s superior dedication, professionalism and achievement in college soccer were recognized at the NISOA National Convention.