Vito Sguera, a long-time Oceanside United SC coach and club official and a Long Island Soccer Football League mainstay, passed away Friday. He was 51.
Sguera reportedly had been battling cancer for many months.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” LISFL president Gus Xikis said on the league’s website. “He will be missed in the soccer fields.”
“Sad news for sure,” LISFL scheduling secretary Yuri Fishman said on the website. “He was a good guy and will be missed.”
Sguera owned the Oceanside Auto Wash, Empire Carwash and Millennium Carwash since 1986. He also was chief executive officer of LVS since 1995.
He majored at business adminstration and management at SUNY Oneonta and was a follower of Juventus in Serie A.
Sguera was an assistant coach with Oceanside United SC’s Under-23 team that finished in third place in the Nassau West division of the Ryder-Vass U-23 Cup with a 6-3-1 mark. Oceanside was eliminated from the quarterfinals as it dropped a 5-2 decision to Port Jefferson SC Blue U-23.
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