Welcome to Urban Soccer
We started our small sided games in a 25x50yd concrete field in the early 1990's
as Friendship Soccer in
Chinatown NY. It began as friends getting
together after work breaking a sweat in a game
we all enjoy and love. The casual friendly
competition caught on quickly as more people
were showing up weekly - soon after it was
apparent it needed to get organize & so marked
the beginning of the League. The initial few
years quickly took off with divisions
running weekly Sunday thru Thursday. We also
found ourselves collaborating with other soccer
enthusiast on all aspects of the game from
weekend tournaments to start up recreational men
& coed leagues. Over time, a handful of the
start up soon merged & incorporated
into what is now Urban Soccer League.
The small sided games are held in smaller
fields, goals and shorter 45 min game. We play
with modified soccer rules - no off sides, no
slide tackles, unlimited in & out substitution
on a fly.
The fast pace game along with the smaller side
allow players to really be
in the game with more touches of the ball.
Manhattan premier outdoor
league is dedicated to the NY Metropolitan
soccer community interested in playing either
recreationally or competitively in a fun safe
The League schedules games, assigns referees,
keep standings, provide game balls, official Urban Soccer shirts, and awards trophies
& medals to
League champions and participants.
We also give back to the community by organizing youth clinics & games in a relax casual atmosphere in Chinatown, Manhattan.
organizing small sided games since 1996