N.Y. Greek American Atlas Astoria, is an American soccer team from New York City that currently plays in the amateur Cosmopolitan Soccer League. The club was formed in 1941 by Tom Laris and is one of the most successful clubs in America’s annual national soccer tournament, the National Challenge Cup, winning four times, in 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1974. The team is one of the oldest American soccer clubs in existence and plays its games at the Metropolitan Oval in Maspeth, Queens.
The club recognizes this history, as General Manager George Mellis explains. “Our clubhouse is like a museum, so that everyone who comes in knows about the honor and tradition when they put on a Greek American jersey.” “We are all honored to be playing for such a great club that is rich in history,” concurs player/manager Michael Todd.