As we all know, he was born in Romania in 1954. He realized when he was a kid that he had a passion for soccer. The passion wasn’t enough. He realized he also had talent. He played for Stu Academy when he was 15. Could you believe that? Just 15 years old. If the coach didn’t discover his talent, who knows what would have happened. The coach who saw the spirit and talent of young Meir Segal was Hacoah Ramt. I was the year 1970. When that happened, they have chosen to let him play for six more years. He won the league and the cup. To be precise, he won it twice. Then came 1976, and he decided to become an agent. As the free agent, he wnt to Los Angeles to develop his career further. He was semi-professional, and he played in such a league.
He was a part of a great soccer club known as Maccabi who was in Los Angeles. He played from 1976 to 1981. This opportunity had given him the chance to show his skills, and that is why he had won the Golden Boot award in 1978. The award was for the most scored goals in the league. Maccabi went on to win the Triple Crown which was in 1977 and 1978, and because of winning the National Soccer League title, the National Challenge Cup and the California State Cup. During the US Open Cup which was known as the 1978 National Challenge Cup Final, which was at the Giants Stadium in the East Rutherfod in New Jersey, he started in front of 30000 fans. And this was a huge thing in his life. Maccabi defeated Bridgeport Vasco da Gama who was from Connecticut with the score of 2-0. The game was very good, and it was full of fire. The game was a double header, and it featured New York Cosmos and also the Tampa Bay Rowdies from the North American Soccer League.
The next step
When the National Cup Challenge Finals came, he had the honor of playing with some players who were the very best of them all. The players who played for The Cosmos that year were Edson Arantes known as “Pele,” Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia. Marsh was also on the roster because he played for Tampa bay. We could say that Maccabi was the greatest club in those days because they have won the National Challenge Cup five times. Bethlehem Steel was the only club which had that score. He was a very good player, and he was a very good coach. He had won many titles for Maccabi from 1977 to 1982. He was a good player, and we could say that he was one of the very best. Unfortunately, Maccabi doesn’t exist today as a soccer club. But we will always remember it by the great titles it had.
Meir Segal was a good coach. He was a good player, and some may say he was the best of them all. The truth is somewhere in between. He was an experienced player who had all the talent he needed. Most of the players who tried to coach didn’t have the success he had with his team. He had the great athletic skill, and because of that, he was able to develop soccer and athletes programs. He is an old man now, and he still coaches. He has a program for young athletes and soccer players. When he arrived in 1976, he started coaching. He instructed the Notre Dame High School team, and he also coached them in Santa Fe league. With that coaching, they had some pretty good results. They weren’t the best, but they had pretty damn good results. In the year 1993, he moved to Arizona after playing in Europe for ten years.
He started coaching in Ft. Lowell in Tucson. He wanted to train kids of all ages and stages. He was happy when he saw that children of that age had so many passion for the sport. Lowell won the state three times. That is a big deal. The first was in 1996, and it was u14 for boys Arsenal. 1997 was u17 Sidewinders for boys and 1998 with u17 boys Sidewinders. In the year 2000, he coached Sereno from Phoenix Arizona. His program was supported by Adidas. So we can all agree that he was one true sportsman and a coach. There are not much people like him in the world. He was a man that just didn’t want to give up. That is why he was so valued and respected by his fellow coaches and soccer players. The man who had such a life