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Shep Messing, Soccer Advisor, Director Shep Messing Soccer League

Updated Thursday August 16, 2018 by Robert Elkins .

Shep Messing, decorated accomplished International Soccer Star, is now part of the PW PAL Coaching Family bringing his lifetime of Soccer expertise to the organization. Shep grew up in Roslyn, New York, attended Wheatley High School, where he started playing soccer.[4] He began his collegiate soccer career at New York University where he played soccer, and then Nassau Community College.[4] He graduated from Harvard University in 1972 after playing on the school's men's soccer team.[4] He was a two-time second team All-American.[3]

He went on to play with the U.S. team at 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Messing manned the net in the U.S. and is lucky to be alive considering the Munich Massacre took place 30 yards from his room.

He is a member of the New York Sports Hall of Fame, Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, the author of a book on soccer, has been a Soccer broadcaster for sixteen years working both on radio and television since 2001. He served as a color commentator for ESPN Radio covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

PW PAL is honored to have him as part of our Coaching Family.