Tryouts for the Long Island Soccer Football League United Under-23 team, the reigning champions of the Region I Gus Xikis Cup, will begin the week of April 4.

Any players interested should please contact head coach Danny Diliberti at 631-806-5548 or email him at [email protected]. You can also contact LISFL president Rocco Avallone at [email protected].

The Gus Xikis Cup will be held the weekend of June 18-19.

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