It is with great sadness that the Glen Cove Jr Soccer League Board of Directors announces the passing of its founder Marco Malusa. Marco passed on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 leaving behind a loving family and an indelible soccer legacy.

Over 50 years ago, Marco created what is today one of the largest soccer programs on Long Island and the largest youth sports organization in the City of Glen Cove. Perhaps more important than how many Glen Cove and surrounding area children play soccer in the league, is the fact that we, as a league honor Marco’s wishes by emphasizing sportsmanship and team play over winning a game.

Glen Cove Jr Soccer will be establishing a perpetual scholarship in Marco’s memory awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated through the years of his or her time with Glen Cove Soccer League the qualities Marco Malusa cherished most; sportsmanship, fair play and being a good citizen to all.

As we mourn with the Malusa family, the soccer community, and the City of Glen Cove, we ask that you keep his memory alive by enjoying our wonderful game and the amazing league he established so many years ago. Rest in peace, Marco.

Glen Cove Jr. Soccer    


McLaughlin Kramer Funeral Home, Glen Street, Glen Cove
Friday, Oct 13, 2023, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM & 6:00 PM-8:00 PM