Paying Homage to Legends!
Johann Cruff 1947-2016
Our first tribute shirt was made in honor of Johann Cruyff in 2016. Fitting that such a pioneer of the beautiful game was also the original inspiration here. Cruyff always led the way!
About Our Tribute Shirts
They Are Free!
If we happen to make a tribute shirt during a season you play, then they will be free when you register for any of our leagues. That is the only way to get them.
They Are Not for Sale!
If you are a die hard fan or a family member or have some other specific reason that you must have one then use the contact box below to reach out to us. Otherwise, tribute shirts are not for sale.
We've made 4 shirts to date: Cruyff, Diego, Mark & Pelé. In that order. 3 are pro players & global figures. 1 is a local coach, referee and ambassador. All are legends of the game. There are no specific criteria.
Mark Burzynski 1970-2021
There are global legends and there are local legends. Mark was a player, a referee, a coach, & an all around ambassador of the game. He was a Liverpool fan and a Brooklyn legend.
Coach Mark Trust @ McCarren Park Tree Planting
The Coach Mark Trust was set up to help Mark fight his battle with cancer and to benefit his two children. Our tribute shirt was made in support of that cause.
One of Marks final requests was for a tree to be planted at McCarren Park to remember him by. In July of 2022, with the help of the NYC Parks Dept., a portion of every league player's fees were donated to purchase and install a White Oak Tree near the McCarren Park Soccer Field. Mark's tree continues to grow there today!