Going Green – The AYSO Region 76 Boys Under 12 regular season league champions for the 2018-2019 season is team “Eat Your Green Beans”, affectionately known as Green Beans
The AYSO Region 76 Boys Under 12 regular season league champions for the 2018-2019 season is team “Eat Your Green Beans”, affectionately known as Green Beans, or by their initials, EYGB. Team EYGB won the entire Los Angeles Area tournament on Jan. 13th held in Culver City. They competed against the other local Champions from neighboring regions including West LA, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, South L.A., Los Feliz, West Adams, and Culver City. Next up, team EYGB will play in late February in the Southern California Sectional Tournament in Riverside. In some ways the Green Beans are like any other group of kids from the local area, and do not come across as a competitive soccer team. They first met after Labor Day weekend 2018 as a “balanced” team with players of varying skill. There was no draft and there were no super stars that the team could depend on to carry them through the season. Even though both coaches have coached multiple teams before, they quickly they realized they had created something special this season. Pictured, front row (from left): Sam Krieger, Cole Krasner, Ezra Albert, Jonathan Hazany, Andrew Hakim and Gavin Sayble. Back row, from left: Zach Golan, Alonzo Wickers, Sabin Kang. Maccabee Ascher. Adrian Grafstein. Isaac Schulte-Wayser, Coach Alàn Sneider and Coach Lawrence Grafstein.