Roby Young inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Assoc. HOF

By Sean McCaffery, May 13, 2018

Roby Young, a top international player captaining Israel in the late 60's, trememdous club player, named player of the millennium  for his club team of Hapoel Haifa, Soccer Bowl winner with the New York Cosmos, decades at the Buckley School and he had coached both the men and women at Queens College. Roby is not just one of the best soccer people I know, he is one of the best people I have met, having known him since 1982 and accompanied him as he took his middle son, Irad and his youth team to the FIFA World Cup in Mexico in 1986. They clearly saved the best for last as he was indeed the final inductee. As others were introduced he was mentioned a number of times almost as though he is the standard bearer for all. Joining him on this day were many friends and two of his three sons, with Guy, now a doctor and published author with fiance being surprises to him with their attendance. His youngest, Tamir along with his wife are accomplished attorneys here on the Island and also present with two young sons of their own. All three sons were standouts in our long time hometown of Syosset, Irad went on to play professionaly for a number of years. Of course his lovely wife, Judy was there to lend her everpresent support and he stated that they have  now been married for 54 years, hoping she is inducted next year after all that time together. More pictures and his entire speech are posted on the Facebook page of Soccer Long Island Magazine.