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What is Edner Breton (the former Haitian International, Blousons Rouges, Epervier Noir, Racing Club, Detroit Cougars, Rochester Lancers, NY Apollo, Inter Giuliana ) up to these days?
 
See his BIO below.........
 
 
Edner Breton 
Coach Edner has a USSF "A" license.He played for the Haitian National Team.Turned Pro at 17 and played Professional Soccer for 16 years in the NASL, the ASL and internationally. Coach Edner has over 20 years Coaching experience includes: Coached Pro in the USL, Coached Amateur, Haitian National Team Select in New York, Coached 3 years at John Jay College, Coached Youth Soccer 6 years prior to coming to Florida (Boys and Girls), Coached and Technical Director at WSC for 5 years. Coach Edner is now heading up Wellington Soccer's Youth Academy Program as well as being head coach of the U15 Boys team.
 
 
 
Wellington Wave U-15 Boys Defend Title In Soccer Shoot-Out
(Front row, L-R) Felipe Henao, Austin Mills, Marco Navarrete, Dillon Gilliano, Joey Coleman, Eric Vargas, Brandon Owens and Robert Budd; (back row) Michael Bauman, Brock Bukowski, Gonzalo Gelso, Tyler Bugeja, Michael McMahon, Dylan Siegal, Matthew Miller and Coach Edner Breton.
(Front row, L-R) Felipe Henao, Austin Mills, Marco Navarrete, Dillon Gilliano, Joey Coleman, Eric Vargas, Brandon Owens and Robert Budd; (back row) Michael Bauman, Brock Bukowski, Gonzalo Gelso, Tyler Bugeja, Michael McMahon, Dylan Siegal, Matthew Miller and Coach Edner Breton.
The Wellington Soccer Club U-15 boys premier team recently earned first place honors in the Second Annual Wellington Shoot-Out Tournament Jan. 3-4. The team successfully defended their title, having won in the U-14 boys bracket in the inaugural shootout. With one championship already defended, Coach Edner Breton hopes that 2009 will prove to be as successful as the last year was.

Last April, the team entered State Cup competition and after impressive play in the preliminary and sweet-16 rounds, the team came up one penalty kick shy of earning a berth in the State Cup final four. Although an elite-eight finish was quite respectable for the newly formed team, the boys felt that they still had something more to prove. The Seminole Memorial Day Tournament turned out to be the perfect proving ground. The team won first-place honors in the tournament and closed out the season with high hopes and great expectations.

In November, the U-15 Premier were invited to participate in the CASL Raleigh (N.C.) Shoot-Out. Facing tough competition, the Wellington contingent defeated the top teams from Maryland and Michigan only to lose to Annadale, Va. in the semifinals. Co-captain Mike Bauman called it a great experience. “We played really well and we know that we can compete against the best teams in the country,” he said.

State Cup 2009 begins in March and Coach Breton is preparing the team for another run at the state title. An added incentive this year is that the Wellington Soccer Club will be hosting the final four teams at Village Park on May 16-17. The U-15 boys premier team has compiled an impressive resume thus far, but a state championship is the ultimate goal
 
 
 
THE AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE (ASL)
 

As fall 1967 approached, the ASL endeavored to persevere: earlier that year, interests in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Minnesota were refused permission by the USSFA to join the ASL. Notwithstanding this setback, the ASL went into its 1967-68 season with a twelve-team, two division league. The only noticeable change from the early days was the admission of the Rochester and Washington clubs. The ASL teams still operated on small budgets-New York Inter’s budget was about $50,000 a year-and still had ethnic followings, played in dusty ovals, and had part-time players who performed before small crowds. Edner Breton, later to play for Detroit Cougars in the other league, played a couple of exhibition games for Rochester’s ASL team in 1968. "It was like a bunch of kids playing in a park with no organization whatsoever", he recalled. Ukrainian Nationals of Philadelphia took the 1967-68 ASL crown. ith the demise of the NASL's Detroit Cougars, the ASL started looking seriously at expansion to the Midwest, and began making the first preliminary planning for such a move.

In an apparent concession to the "majors", the ASL announced that it would begin playing a summer season in 1969. As a result, for the first time since its inception, the American Soccer League did not begin a season in September of the year. The 1968-69 season was truncated to become simply the 1968 Fall season. scheduled for 12 games. Some clubs, not content to spend the summer and fall of 1968 idly, staged an "internal season": Washington Darts took the championship. In between the two sessions, five teams folded, while Ludlow moved to Fall River.

 

The ASL continued to implement Gene Chyzowuch's call to de-emphasize foreign talen in favor of developing American players. Although there was no roster limit, the league limited teams to importing no more than six players per year. The league continued to hold international tours, a tradition going back to the 1920's, but on a very limited scale, due primarily to increasing costs. By 1978, a top team would require at least a $10,000 appearance fee, which was not feasible for a league of the ASL's modest means. All ten teams lost moey this season, the Apolloo having lost several hundred thousand dollars. To reduce the burden, the teams shared travel costs equally. Average team budgets ranged fro $300,000 to $350,000, a fraction of a typical NASL budget. The Indianaplis Daredevils led the league with 46,512 home attendance, and the Apollo drew 38,032.

The real core of the league moved to California, as three teams fought for the top spot in the West, with the Skyhawks repeating as divisional champs, on the strength of MVP/leading scorer Jim Rolland, Mal Roche and goalkeeper Brian Parkinson. The three way race was reminiscent of the urban rivalries in England, with the teams all within easy commuting distance. In the East, however, the Apollo, whose stadium at Hofstra ripped up its awful polyturf for the new Superturf field, simply squashed all competition. Their scoring tandem of Mike Mancini, Charlie McCarthy, Edner Breton and Kevin Mahon were simply unstoppable, as they combined for 51 of the Apollo's 65 goals, more than twice the total output for some other teams. Meanwhile, the cross-town Eagles were also rans.
 

New York Apollo

The New York Greeks was an American soccer club based in New York City that was a member of the American Soccer League.

The team began as the amateur Greek-Americans. The club played lower Premier Division of the German American Soccer League which was based in the New York metropolitan area. The team won the Premier Division championship in 1950/51 and was promoted to the upper Major "Big 12" Division for the following season. Following their last place finish in the 1953/54 season, the club was relegated. The team was again promoted to the upper division for the 1960/61 season. The Greek-American Reserves team won the Dr. Manning Challenge Cup in 1954.

For the 1964/65 season, the club joined the "super-league" Eastern Professional Soccer Conference. After the EPSC folded at the end of its only season, the team returned to the GASL.

The club joined the ASL when it took over the inactive New York Inter franchise before the 1971 season. After the 1972 season, the club changed their name to the New York Apollo. Before the 1980 season, the team became the New York United.

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Detroit Cougars

1967    1968

 

Detroit Cougars 1967 (USA)

 

Glentoran F.C. of Northern Ireland played the 1967 United Soccer Association season as the Detroit Cougars.

Num

Name

Pos

GP

G

A

Pt

Born/Citizen

1

John Kennedy

G

12

 

 

0

 

2

Harry Chreighton

        0  

 

Sammy Kydd

G

 

 

 

0

 

 

Tom Morrow

 

8

 

 

0

 

 10

Tommy Jackson

       

0

 

 11

Billy McCullough

       

0

 

 12

Walter Bruce

 

 

   

0

 

 14

Arthur Stewart

M

12

 

 

0

 

15

Billy Sinclair

M

10

 

 

0

 

 

Trevor Thompson

D

4

 

 

0

 

 21

Jim Weatherup

F

9

 

 

0

 

 22

John Colrain

F

3

1

0

2

 

23

Alan McNeill

 

 

 

 

0

 

 24

Eric Ross

F

7

    0  

 25

Danny Trainor

F

8

 

 

0

 

Detroit Cougars 1968

 

 

Num

Name

Pos

GP

G

A

Pt

Born/Citizen

0

Dick Howard

G

6

0

0

0

England

1

Jim Standen

G

12

0

0

0

England

2

Ken McDonald

D

25

0

0

0

Scotland

3

Andy Burgin

D

27

1

0

2

England

4

Roy Cheetham

D

17

7

1

15

England

5

Bryan Snowdon

M

27

0

0

0

England

6

Dirk Stulcken

M

25

0

2

2

Germany

7

Walter Bruce

M

16

3

0

6

N. Ireland

8

Terry Bidiak

M

 

 

 

0

Ukraine

8

Bill Cassidy

F

20

3

6

12

Scotland

9

Lars Heineman

F

9

5

0

10

Sweden

10

Willie Hunter

M

23

4

5

13

Scotland

11

Dick Kaminke

F

14

2

4

8

Germany

12

Sam Acquah

D

15

2

0

4

Ghana

14

Jorgen Kristensen

F

27

9

1

19

Denmark

15

Tommy Coakley

M

20

0

0

0

Scotland

16

Angus Moffatt

M

10

0

1

1

Scotland

17

John Kerr

M

26

9

2

20

Scotland/Canada

18

Tony Bavarkis

F

 

 

 

 

Lithuania

18

Vagn Hedeager

M

9

0

0

0

Denmark

18

Vagn Jensen

M

3

0

0

0

Denmark

19

Barry Brown

F

11

0

1

1

N. Ireland

21

Claude Barthelemy

F

3

0

1

1

Haiti

22

Edner Breton

F

5

0

0

0

Haiti

23

Barry Rowan

F

17

2

1

5

England

24

Manfred Kammerer

G

14

0

0

0

Germany

10,20

Jean-Claude Desir

M

11

1

0

2

Haiti

9,25

Len Julians

F

1

0

0

0

England

 
 
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