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Philadelphia, PA, August 30 – Noah Rothstein, a film editor from Beverly Hills, CA whose lifelong passion for soccer has been the source of many of his life experiences, has been appointed to the Open Men’s Soccer Team representing the USA at the 2nd Maccabi Australia International Games (MAIGs) in Sydney, December 26, 2010 – January 2, 2011.  The Games will take place at Olympic Park where many of the competitions took place during the 2000 International Summer Olympics.

Rothstein played Defensive Midfield and Captain at George Washington University from 2001 – 2005 and played Central Midfield and Captain at the Alexis I. DuPont High School where he graduated in 2001.  He also played club soccer, first in his native Charlotte, NC as a Striker for the Charlotte Soccer Club, where they were four-time NC State Champions and then as a Midfielder for the Kirkwood Soccer Club Blast where they were four-time DE State Champions.  Rothstein’s greatest athletic achievement has been playing in several U.S. Youth Soccer Association Regional Finals for two different Teams.

When asked what his expectations for the upcoming Games are, he replied, “I want to have fun playing soccer while competing with and against fellow Jewish athletes from around the world.  I love playing soccer and competing at a high level, and this is a chance to do both while visiting a part of the world I have not been before.”

Rothstein resides in the Beverly Hills and works as an Independent Film Editor.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel (MUSA) has an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a co-founder of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish continuity, Zionism and excellence in sport.

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