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Philly Soccer Notebook: Cape May Court House native makes it from D3 to Red Bull 2

Joseph Fala signed a deal with Red Bulls 2 ahead of the start of the USL Championship season; new executive director of Chester Upland Youth Soccer named

Joseph Fala celebrates a goal he scored for FC Motown against West Chester United in an NPSL game in July 2019
Photo by Matt Ralph

The lone player from Division III college soccer eligible for the 2020 MLS SuperDraft didn’t get his name called, but Cape May Court House, N.J. native Joseph Fala still made his way into the roster of an MLS 2 team.

The Ramapo and FC Motown striker was signed this week to a pro contract with New York Red Bulls II after impressing in preseason.

“Joe is a guy that we saw in our combine and he sparked our interest,” head coach John Wolyniec said in a news release. “He has done nothing but exceed expectations since then. We are developing him as a center back, but his work rate and athleticism make him interesting at multiple positions.”

The Middle Township High School grad led all of Division III in goals in 2018 with 27, setting a single season record at Ramapo College.

Chester Upland Youth Soccer

Chester Upland Youth Soccer has named Jeannine Fallon Anckaitis as Executive Director. She succeeds Brendan Grady, who was named the new head coach of Juniata men’s soccer last month but will remain on the board. Grady was formerly an associate head coach at his alma mater Swarthmore and served previously as an assistant at Widener.

Anckaitis, a communications professional with over 25 years experience in public relations and marketing, has served on the CUYS board for nearly 18 months.

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