Philadelphia, PA, August 30 – Adam J. Green, a student at the California University of Pennsylvania (CUP), 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.

Green, currently a senior at CUP, plays Center and Right Defender for the Men’s Soccer Team [Vulcan’s] and has been a starter for the last three years.   A soccer player since he was five years old, he played Soccer for Hatboro-Horsham High School as a Center Midfielder and was Team captain in his senior year.  He also lettered in Football and Track & Field.  Additionally, Green has played Club Soccer for 13 years with the Hatboro-Horsham Soccer Club, the Ukrainian Nationals Soccer Club and the Montgomery Premier Soccer Club as a Center Midfielder.

A self-described ‘sports-o-holic,’ he loves watching and playing all sports.  Green has been an athlete for as long as he can remember and wouldn’t have it any other way.  He is a Sport Management major at CUP and plans to continue focusing on sports after graduating from school and for the rest of his life.  Green said his greatest athletic achievement to date was winning the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in 2008, as a starter on the California University of Pennsylvania Men’s Soccer Team and qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

When asked why he wanted to represent the USA at the MAIGs, he responded, “It is an honor to represent the USA at the upcoming Maccabi Games.  It has always been a personal dream of mine to play for the National Team and while this is not the World Cup, I will get to live my dream as a member of the Maccabi USA Open Men’s Soccer Team.  I have high expectations for the Maccabi Games and look forward to the opportunity to compete with some of the best Jewish Soccer players in the world.”

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.