Philadelphia, PA, September 7 – Jacob Sachs has been appointed to the Youth 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.

Sachs, a resident of Carlsbad, CA, is currently a senior at La Costa Canyon High School where he plays varsity soccer.  Additionally he plays club soccer with the SD Surf and plays a variety of positions for both teams including top of the midfield, outside and forward.  Sachs and the SD Surf were State Cup Semi-Finalists last season.

Besides being a talented, passionate athlete, Sachs is an accomplished honor student who also has participated as member of the Speech and Debate Team at his high school.  To help defray the travel costs of the Maccabi USA Youth Men’s Soccer Team participating in the MAIGs, he has developed an on-line business selling barbeque spices atwww.knockoutrub.com.

When asked why he wanted to represent the USA at the MAIGs Sachs responded, “I love to travel to play soccer and I believe this will be a great experience.  I am hoping that the Games are competitive and our Team will compete at a high level.”

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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